COVENANT RENEWAL WORSHIP

Our worship service is conducted primarily in English, 

but all scripture readings and prayers are conducted in English and Spanish.


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+ Call to Worship: God Gathers his People

We begin worship with a greeting, scripture reading, and prayer. 

Everyone is called to worship God in spirit and in truth.

Our music is a hybrid of traditional hymns and contemporary songs. Our singing is congregational.


+ Confession of Sin: God Forgives his People

When we confess our sins the whole church takes a moment to quietly acknowledge sins to the Lord and seek his forgiveness in prayer. The minister reminds us that God forgives our sins and remembers them no more.


+ Consecration: God Equips his People

We believe God’s word prepares us for life in this world and the world to come. 

Before the sermon we listen to the public reading of Scripture.

The sermon is always based on a text of the Bible and centered on Jesus.
The goal of the sermon is to inform our minds, reform our hearts, and transform our lives according to God's word. 


*A sermon in English is offered in the main sanctuary; a sermon in Spanish is offered in the chapel.
Children under 3 may go to class or nursery during the sermon.


+ Confession of Faith: God Receives his People

After the preaching of God's word we confess our faith in the Lord.
The whole church recites one of the historic creeds.


+ Communion: God Nourishes his People

We partake of the Lord's supper each and every Lord's day. 

Communion is a joyful time of fellowship, prayer, and encouragement.
It is for all baptized Christians who believe Jesus is their Lord and Savior. 


After partaking of the supper we offer our gifts and offerings to the Lord.
The offerings are used to support our ministers, ministries, and mission in the gospel. 


 + Commission: God Sends his People

Finally, our ministers send out into the world on mission with the blessings of God. 


True worship involves receiving gifts from God and giving gifts to God.  



SACRAMENTS

The Lord Jesus Christ has given the Church two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. They are signs and seals of the new covenant which fulfill the signs and seals of the old covenant -- circumcision and Passover (Matthew 28:19; Romans 4:11; 1 Corinthians 5:7; 11:23-26; Colossians 2:11-12). 


These signs of the cross represent Christ and His saving benefits, and they place a visible difference between those that belong to the Church and the rest of the world. 


Baptism is initiatory and to be administered once only to any person; the Lord’s Supper is to be observed frequently and repeatedly until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. 


Baptism


Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,(1) doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord's.(2)


(1) Matt. 28:19.

(2) Rom. 6:4; Gal. 3:27.


Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him;(1) but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized.(2)


(1) Acts 8:36-37; 2:38.

(2) Acts 2:38-39; Gen. 17:10. Cf. Col. 2:11-12; I Cor. 7:14.


Adults and adolescents who profess faith in Jesus Christ may be baptized, provided they are not baptized already. Also, infants and children of Christian parents may be baptized, provided their parents commit to raise them up in the Lord. 


Lord's Supper


The Lord's Supper is a sacrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ's appointment, his death is showed forth; and the worth receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace.(1)


(1) I Cor. 11:23-26; 10:16.


It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord's supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord's body,(1) of their faith to feed upon him,(2) of their repentance,(3) love,(4) and new obedience;(5) lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves.(6)


(1) I Cor. 11:28-29.

(2) II Cor. 13:5.

(3) I Cor. 11:31.

(4) I Cor. 10:16-17.

(5) I Cor. 5:7-8.

(6) I Cor. 11:28-29.


We observe the Lord's every Lord’s Day until Christ comes. All baptized Christians, who profess faith in Jesus Christ, may partake of the bread and wine, provided they are not unrepentant of sins, under discipline, or unaware of the person and work of Jesus Christ.