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Service of Divine Worship

August 7, 20229am, 10:45am & 5:15pm


PRELUDE

We rest our hearts in God’s presence as we prepare for worship

COME TO ME


WELCOME

We celebrate God’s presence with us

CALL TO WORSHIP

God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth

PSALM 95:6-8, 85:8

Leader: Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!

All: For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

Leader: Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.

All: Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints.


PRAYER OF INVOCATION

We ask for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully among us

SONGS OF PRAISE

We sing praises to God for who he is and for what he has done

I SING THE MIGHTY POW’R OF GOD
I sing the mighty pow’r of God that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at his command and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord that filled the earth with food;
He formed the creatures with his word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how your wonders are displayed where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread or gaze upon the sky!

There’s not a plant or flow’r below but makes your glories known;
And clouds arise and tempests blow by order from your throne;
While all that borrows life from you is ever in your care,
And everywhere that man can be, you, God, are present there.

Words by I. Watts, 1715; Music traditional English melody, Arr. © 2016 Jeff Vogan; CCLI License #152421

ALL GLORY BE FOREVER
We had turned from God to sin’s disgrace; we chose the path to hell.
Perfect law of God condemned our race, for all in Adam fell.
But the righteousness of God appeared, and the world found hope again;
For the righteous One has come down to bear all the curse of sin and death.

Chorus: Now to him who’s seated on the throne, all glory be forever.
Oh, the depths of wisdom, grace, and pow’r; all glory be forever,
All glory be forever.

Ev’ry bond of sin that held us fast is left in Jesus’ grave.
We’ve been freed from all that gripped our past, from Satan’s rule and reign;
We’ve been raised to life to breathe his grace as captives now reclaimed.
All our guilt is gone, all our strivings ceased. We’re alive to seek his fame. Chorus

Now our future’s fixed, our journey clear; God will not let us go.
Ev’ry trial that tempts our hearts to fear he’ll use to give us hope.
All creation groans as we await what our eyes have longed to see;
Ev’ry pain and evil we’ve long endured will be crushed by Christ our King. Chorus 2x
All glory be forever. All glory be forever.

CCLI Song #7001316; Words & Music by J. Kauflin; © Sovereign Grace Praise; CCLI License #152421

CONFESSION OF SIN

We acknowledge our need of forgiveness and renewal through the cleansing blood of Jesus

Mighty and merciful God, you commanded us to be holy as you are holy, but we confess that we have fallen short. Forgive us our sins, for neglecting time in your Word, and for pursuing lesser things. We earnestly pray that you would sanctify us by your Spirit and set us apart for your kingdom purposes. Remind us that our righteousness is in Christ alone, and teach us to live godly lives with freedom and joyful obedience. In Christ’s name, Amen.


ASSURANCE OF PARDON

God comforts us with his promise of forgiveness in Christ

1 PETER 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.


GIVING OF THE PEACE

We enjoy and extend the peace of the gospel to one another

Leader: Because Christ has called us into his marvelous light, we now have peace with God and with one another. May the peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.


CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

We give thanks to God and bring our needs to him

You can join us in praying for our community and world; the Flock Notes are available via our online portal, “Connect.” If you would like to submit a prayer request, fill out the prayer request form on our website or email [email protected].

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

As recipients of his grace, we give back to God a portion of what is already his

We want to be a generous community. In response to the grace we’ve received, we seek to give cheerfully, diligently, proportionately, and sacrificially (2 Cor 8:1-15). You may place your offering in the plates as they are passed, in boxes at the back, or give online at capitalpres.org/give or by mail (1020 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101).


SONG OF PREPARATION

We ready our hearts to receive the preaching of God’s word

COME TO ME

Weary, burdened wanderer, there is rest for thee
At the feet of Jesus in his love so free.

Listen to his message, words of life, forever blessed,
“Oh, thou heavy laden, come to me, come and rest.”

Chorus: There is freedom, taste and see, hear the call, “Come to me.”
Run into his arms of grace; your burden carried, he will take.

Bring him all thy burdens, all thy guilt and sin.
Mercy’s door is open; rise up and enter in. Chorus

Jesus there is waiting patiently for thee.
Hear him gently calling, “Come, oh, come to me,
Come oh, come to me. Come, oh, come to me.” Chorus 2xWords & Music by L. Akers, J. Capps, M. Bleecker, H. Pecunia; © 2011 The Village Church; CCLI License #15242

SCRIPTURE READING

God speaks to us through the reading of his word

PROVERBS 1:20–33
(CHURCH BIBLE STARTING ON P. 527)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!


SERMON

PROVERBS: A LIFE WELL LIVED

God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

9. When Simple is not Enough


THE LORD’S SUPPER

God gives us a visible sign to confirm his covenant promise in Christ

During the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, true believers who repent of their sins and desire to live as followers of Christ, who revealed himself to be fully God and man in one person, are invited to partake. Children who have not been received by the Session into communing membership after a public confession of faith should refrain even though they may have personally received the Savior, because of the responsibility of the recipient to discern the Lord’s body.

PRAYER OF FAITH FOR THOSE PARTAKING OF THE SACRAMENT
Gracious Lord, I do not presume to come to this your Table trusting in my own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies. In my own righteousness I am not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your Table. But, by your grace, grant that I may draw near to you by faith; eat and drink in remembrance that you died for me. And grant that I may feed on you in my inner being by faith with great thanksgiving. Lord, please open the eyes of my heart that I may know the hope of your calling, the riches of the glory of my inheritance and the surpassing greatness of your power toward me in Jesus Christ. Amen.


Those who do not have a personal saving relationship with Jesus Christ are asked to refrain from partaking and are urged to use this time to meditate on one of the following prayers:

PRAYER FOR THOSE SEARCHING FOR TRUTH

Lord Jesus, you claim to be the way, the truth, and the life. Grant that I might be undaunted by the cost of following you as I consider the reasons for doing so. If what you claim is true, please guide me, teach me, and open to me the reality of who you are. Give me an understanding of you that is coherent, convincing, and that leads to the life that you promise. Amen.

PRAYER OF BELIEF
Lord Jesus, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but through you I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment on the cross, and offering forgiveness and new life. Knowing that you have been raised from the dead, I turn from my sins and receive you as Savior and Lord. Amen.

PRAYER FOR CHILDREN OBSERVING COMMUNION
Lord Jesus, I do not understand everything about this communion service. But I know that it is good. Jesus, when I feel hungry for the bread, please help me to hunger for you instead. When I wish I could taste the sweetness of the juice, please help me instead to think of the sweetness of your love. Lord Jesus, thank you that your broken body and your blood paid for my sin. I love you Lord. Amen.


SERVING OF THE BREAD AND THE CUP

We remember Christ’s death, celebrate his resurrection, enjoy his presence, and anticipate his return

1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-26
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


PRAYER FOR THE DEACONS’ OFFERING

As recipients of God’s grace, we give to help those in need

As we’ve received a tangible expression of God’s love for us, we offer a tangible expression of care for those in need. This fund provides assistance for temporary financial needs (rent, healthcare bills, repairs, etc.) for people in our congregation and community. If you or someone you know needs assistance, call our office at 703.821.0800 or contact [email protected]

Please designate your gift by writing “Deacons’ Offering” on your check or envelope and place your gift in the offering plate as you exit.


SONG OF SENDING

We respond to God’s word through song

I SURRENDER ALL
All to Jesus I surrender, all to him I freely give.
I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily live.

Chorus: I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender, humbly at his feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken, take me Jesus, take me now. Chorus

All to Jesus I surrender, make me, Savior, wholly thine;
May thy Holy Spirit fill me, may I know thy pow’r divine. Chorus

All to Jesus I surrender. Lord, I give myself to thee.
Fill me with thy love and power. Let thy blessing fall on me. Chorus

CCLI Song # 23189; Words by J. W. Van DeVenter, Music: W.S. Weeden; Arr. © 2008 Van Ness Press, Inc.; CCLI License #152421

BENEDICTION

God sends us out with his blessing

1 THESSALONIANS 5:23-24

Leader: Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Amen.

People: Amen. Thanks be to God. Alleluia!


POSTLUDE

We go out with joy and purpose in the Lord

COMMUNITY GROUPS

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Adult Education

Connect with one of our ongoing classes as we dig into God’s word together.

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