Bible Study / Estudio Biblico – 9 am || Worship / Culto de Adoración – 10 am
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
Yo me alegro cuando me dicen: «Vamos a la casa del Señor.»
CALL TO WORSHIP | God Gathers His Church
– O God of our Salvation
Welcome, Scripture Reading, and Prayer – 1 Chronicles/Cronicas 16:29-34
Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth;
yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice,
and let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Adoren al Señor en su hermoso santuario.
¡Que tiemble ante él toda la tierra!
Él afirmó el mundo, y éste no se moverá.
¡Alégrense los cielos, y regocíjese la tierra!
Digan las naciones: “¡El Señor reina!”
¡Que resuene el mar y todo cuanto contiene!
¡Que salte de alegría el campo y lo que hay en él!
¡Que los árboles del campo canten de gozo ante el Señor,
porque él ha venido a juzgar a la tierra!
¡Alaben al Señor porque él es bueno,
y su gran amor perdura para siempre!
CONFESSION OF SINS | God Forgives His People
– Come Thou Fount
Minister: Brothers and sisters, let us draw near and humbly confess our sins to God.
Ministro: Hermanos, déjenos acercarnos para confesar nuestros pecados a Dios.
Minister: If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. – 1 John 1:6-7
Ministro: Si afirmamos que tenemos comunión con él, pero vivimos en la oscuridad, mentimos y no ponemos en práctica la verdad. Pero si vivimos en la luz, así como él está en la luz, tenemos comunión unos con otros, y la sangre de su Hijo Jesucristo nos limpia de todo pecado.
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón –
Minister: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:8-9
Ministro: Si afirmamos que no tenemos pecado, nos engañamos a nosotros mismos y no tenemos la verdad. 9 Si confesamos nuestros pecados, Dios, que es fiel y justo, nos los perdonará y nos limpiará de toda maldad.
Minister: According to the promises of the new covenant, God will be merciful to you and remember your sins no more. So lift up your hearts in worship, trusting that the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from all our sins. Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Ministro: Segun las promes del nuevo pacto, Dios te perdonará, y nunca más se acoradará de sus pecados. Levantemos nuestros corazones a Dios en adoración, confiando que la sangre de Cristo nos limpia de nuestros pecados. ¡Ven, y caminemos a la luz del Señor!
– Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior
– Be Thou My Vision*
[*Kids 3 and under may dismiss to Bible Class during this song.]
Los que hablan español pueden pasar a la capilla para un sermon en español.
CONSECRATION | God Equips His Church
Scripture Reading and Prayer — Isaiah 65:19-25
No more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress;
no more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not fill out his days,
They shall build houses and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
They shall not build and another inhabit;
they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity,
for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD,
and their descendants with them.
Before they call I will answer;
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall graze together;
the lion shall eat straw like the ox,
and dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,”
says the LORD.
Collect. Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Sermon: A New Home for God’s Children – 1 John 2:28-3:10
We know that when he appears, like him we will be because we will see him as he is. And every one who has this hope on him continually purifies himself just as he is pure. Every one who continually does sin also does lawlessness and sin is lawlessness. And you know that he appeared in order to take away sin and sin is not in him. Every one who continually abides in him sins not. Every one who continually sins has not seen him neither has he known him. Children, *do not let anyone/-thing take you out of orbit*. The one who continually does righteousness is righteous just as he is righteous. The one who continually does sin is from the devil, because from the beginning the devil continually sins. For this reason the Son of God appeared in order that he might take away the works of the devil. Every one who has been born of God does not continually sin because his seed abides in him and he is not able to sin continually because he has been born of God. By this it appears who are the children of God and the children of the devil: every one who continually does not righteousness and does not love his brother continually is not from God. (Pastor’s Translation)
– O Glorious Day**
** Kids return to worship during this song. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse durante este canto.
CONFESSION | God Sustains His People
Congregation Recites – The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father,
Almighty Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into death;
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy *catholic [universal] church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
– How Deep the Father’s Love
COMMUNION | God Nourishes His Church
Scripture Reading –
Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;
it was granted her to clothe herself
with fine linen, bright and pure”—
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:6-9
Después oí voces como el rumor de una inmensa multitud, como el estruendo de una catarata y como el retumbar de potentes truenos, que exclamaban:
«¡Aleluya! Ya ha comenzado a reinar el Señor,
nuestro Dios Todopoderoso.
¡Alegrémonos y regocijémonos
y démosle gloria!
Ya ha llegado el día de las bodas del Cordero.
Su novia se ha preparado,
y se le ha concedido vestirse
de lino fino, limpio y resplandeciente.»
(El lino fino representa las acciones justas de los santos.)
El ángel me dijo: «Escribe: “¡*Dichosos los que han sido convidados a la cena de las bodas del Cordero!” » Y añadió: «Estas son las palabras verdaderas de Dios.» Apocalipsis 19:6-9
Offering and Prayer of Thanksgiving / Ofrenda e Acción de Gracias —
If anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:17-18
Si alguien que posee bienes materiales ve que su hermano está pasando necesidad, y no tiene compasión de él, ¿cómo se puede decir que el amor de Dios habita en él? Queridos hijos, no amemos de palabra ni de labios para afuera, sino con hechos y de verdad.
– O Love that Will Not Let Me Go
COMMISSION | God Sends His Church on Mission
Benediction – Come, Lord Jesus! May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all. Amen.
Bendición – ¡Ven, Señor Jesús! Que la gracia del Señor Jesús sea con todos. Amén.