7 April 2022 – Chapel

(Watch a video of this service here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=775404610093928)


Cesar Miyares


Natalie Palacio


Oración de invocación
Oh, Señor, que visitas el mundo,
manifestando tu misericordia,
enciende nuestra vida de esperanza,
abre nuestros caminos
para celebrar tu llegada,
visítanos, más de una vez,
con la gracia de tu Espíritu
Oh, defensor de los pobres,
refugio de los débiles,
alivio de los pecadores
ten piedad de nosotros…
Ven a salvar lo que está perdido
Ven a crear un mundo nuevo…
¡Concédenos tu paz!


Call to Worship
Oh Lord, you visit the world,
showing your mercy,
ignite in us a life of hope,
open our paths
to celebrate your arrival,
visit us, more than once,
with the grace of your Spirit
O defender of the poor,
refuge of the weak,
relief of sinners
have mercy on us…
Come save what’s lost
Come create a new world…
Grant us your peace!

by Paulo Roberto Rodríguez


Richard Romero

Kyrie Eleison (Señor ten-nos-piedad)


Jesús de Nazareth: Hermano del alma,
Compañero de camino.
¡Suplicamos tu piedad pues hemos pecado!
No hemos sabido cómo ser personas humildes como Tú,
Valientes como Tú, proféticas como Tú, solidarias como Tú.
Por eso te pedimos…¡Ten-nos piedad!
Dios nuestro, padre amoroso, madre compasiva.
¡Ten misericordia pues constantemente intentamos alejarnos de tu presencia!
Pretendemos vivir un mundo donde no estés presente,
Olvidamos verte, no anhelamos tu presencia.
Por eso te pedimos:¡Ten-nos piedad!
Espíritu de Santidad, sabiduría eterna, brisa apacible.
¡Acompaña nuestro arrepentimiento sincero!
Pues no nos hemos dejado consolar por Ti, defendernos por Ti,
habitarnos por Ti, acontecer en otras personas por Ti.
Por eso te pedimos, ¡Ten-nos piedad!
Jesús, hijo de María, lavador de pies, amigo traicionado.
Cristo ten piedad de nuestras personas!
Queremos ser como Tú, servir como Tú, amar como Tú,
Entregarnos al mundo como lo hiciste Tú.
Por eso te pedimos:¡Ten-nos piedad!
Universo Divino, luz de luz, Verdad y Amor eterno. ¡Señor atiende a nuestras suplicas!
Enséñanos a pastorear como Tú, ver como Tú, escuchar como Tú,
Sentir como Tú, amar al mundo y a las personas como amas Tú.

Jesus of Nazareth: soul sibling,
Road companion.
We beg your mercy for we have sinned!
We have not known how to be humble people like you,
Brave like You, prophetic like You, supportive like You.
That is why we ask you… Have mercy on us!
Our God, loving father, compassionate mother.
Have mercy as we constantly try to get away from your presence!
We intend to live in a world where you are not present,
We forget to see you, we do not long for your presence.
That’s why we ask you: have mercy on us!
Holy Spirit, eternal wisdom, gentle breeze.
Accompany our sincere repentance!
For we have not allowed ourselves to be consoled by You, to be defended by You,
to be inhabited by You, to be in others’ lives like You.
That’s why we ask you, have mercy on us!
Jesus, son of Mary, foot washer, betrayed friend.
Christ have mercy on our people!
We want to be like you, serve like you, love like you,
Give ourselves to the world as you did.
That’s why we ask you: have mercy on us!
Divine Universe, the light of lights, Truth, and Eternal Love. Lord attend to our prayers!
Teach us to shepherd like You, see like You, listen like You,
Feel like you, love the world and people like you love.


Cesar Miyares

SCRIPTURE – Acts 11:19-30 and 13:1-3

Kenia Vanessa Rodriguez

19Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. 20But among them were some people of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the Lord Jesus. 21The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number became believers and turned to the Lord. 22News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion; 24for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were brought to the Lord. 25Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called “Christians.”

27At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign of Claudius. 29The disciples determined that according to their ability, each would send relief to the believers living in Judea; 30this they did, sending it to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

13Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the ruler, and Saul. 2While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.


Cesar Miyares


Francisco Pelaez-Diaz


Francisco Pelaez-Diaz

God be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth.
In love you made us for yourself;
and when we had fallen away,
your love remained steadfast.
You bid your faithful people restore and renew their hearts
and prepare with joy for the Easter feast,
that, refreshed by your Word and Sacraments
and with prayer and works of justice and mercy,
we may come to the fullness of grace
that you have prepared for us all.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.

On the night in which Jesus gave himself up for us, he took bread,
gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over he took the cup,
gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,
poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us,
as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world,
until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your child Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever.

Amen. Amen. Amen.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.
Hosanna in the highest.

(Serving of the Bread and Cup)


Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
in which you have given yourself to us.
Grant that we may go into the world
in the strength of your Spirit,
to give ourselves for others,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Dr. Francisco Pelaez-Diaz


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