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Service of Divine Worship

November 27, 20229am & 10:45am 


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



We celebrate God’s presence with us


God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth


Leader: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth
was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Gen 1:1-2)

All: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things
were made through him, and without him was not any thing made
that was made. (John 1:1-3)

Leader: And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Gen 1:3)

All: In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in
the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:4-5)

Leader: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

All: We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came
from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)


We ask for the Holy Spirit to work among us


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


O come, O come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear.

Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight. Refrain

O come, thou Wisdom from on high, and order all things far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show, and cause us in her ways to go. Refrain

O come, Desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease; fill all the world with heaven’s peace. Refrain 2x

Words & Music by Latin hymn tr. by J.M. Neale, 1851, alt, 1961; Music VENI EMMANUEL, Arr. © 2015 Jeff Vogan; CCLI License #152421


You were the Word at the beginning, one with God, the Lord most high.
Your hidden glory in creation now revealed in you, our Christ.

Chorus 1: What a beautiful name it is, what a beautiful name it is,
The name of Jesus Christ, my King.
What a beautiful name it is, nothing compares to this.
What a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus.

You didn’t want heaven without us, so, Jesus, you brought heaven down.
My sin was great, your love was greater. What could separate us now?

Chorus 2: What a wonderful name it is, what a wonderful name it is,
The name of Jesus Christ, my King.
What a wonderful name it is, nothing compares to this.
What a wonderful name it is, the name of Jesus.

Bridge: Death could not hold you. The veil tore before you.
You silence the boast of sin and grave.
The heavens are roaring the praise of your glory, for you are raised to life again.
You have no rival. You have no equal. Now and forever, God, you reign.
Yours is the kingdom. Yours is the glory. Yours is the Name above all names.

Chorus 3: What a powerful name it is, what a powerful name it is,
The name of Jesus Christ, my King.
What a powerful name it is, nothing can stand against.
What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus.
What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus.
What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus.

CCLI Song # 7068424; Words and Music by B. Fielding & B. Ligertwood; © 2016 Hillsong Music Publishing; CCLI #152421


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

Emmanuel, God with us, in this season you remind us that you are the Word who became flesh. In the Son, you came to be with us, and you came to be like us, in order that we might be made like you. Yet so often when you draw near to us, we back away. When we experience your presence, we fear it will overwhelm us. When you invite us to draw near, we ignore your gentle voice. When you sing over us, we tune out the music of your delight. Forgive us for being callous to your presence and your love. Change us so that we might be more like you. Heal us so that what is crooked in us will be made straight. In the powerful name of Christ we pray. Amen.


God comforts us with his promise of forgiveness in Christ

ZEPHANIAH 3:14-15A, 17-18

Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.


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

Leader: Because Christ has taken away the judgments against us, we now have
peace with God and with one another. May the peace of Christ be with

People: And also with you.


We celebrate God’s work in our community and our world 

Thanksgiving Offering


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].


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 or by mail (1020 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101).



Chancel Choir, Sanctuary Only 

Who do people say I am? Who do people say I am?
Some say that you are John the Baptist, some say you are Elijah.

Who do people say I am? Who do people say I am?
Some say that you are Jeremiah or one of the prophets.

And you? Who do you say I am? Who do you say I am?
You are the Christ, the Son of the living God, the Son of the living God, my Redeemer.

I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art. My only trust and Savior of my heart. Who pain didst undertake for my poor sake; I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take.

Thou art the King of mercy and of grace, reigning omnipotent in every place. So come, O King, and our whole being sway. Shine on us with the light of thy pure day.

Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness, no harshness hast thou, and no bitterness: Make us to taste the sweet grace found in thee, and ever stay in thy sweet unity.

Our hope is in no other save in thee; our faith is built upon thy promise free, Lord, grant to us such stronger hope and sure, that we can boldly conquer and endure.

You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Amen.

Words attributed to John Calvin, French Psalter, 1545. Music based on the tune TOULON Genevan Psalter, 1551. Arranged by Craig Courtney. The Sacred Music Press, 1996.


Fairfax and Reston Only 

Come behold the wondrous myst’ry in the dawning of the King.
He the theme of heaven’s praises, robed in frail humanity.
In our longing in our darkness, now the light of life has come.
Look to Christ who condescended, took on flesh to ransom us.

Come behold the wondrous myst’ry: he the perfect Son of Man.
In his living, in his suff’ring, never trace nor stain of sin.
See the true and better Adam come to save the hell-bound man;
Christ the great and sure fulfillment of the law in him we stand.

Come behold the wondrous myst’ry: Christ the Lord upon the tree.
In the stead of ruined sinners hangs the Lamb in victory.
See the price of our redemption, see the Father’s plan unfold,
Bringing many sons to glory, grace unmeasured, love untold.

Come behold the wondrous myst’ry, slain by death the God of life.
But no grave could e’er restrain him. Praise the Lord! He is alive!
What a foretaste of deliv’rance, how unwavering our hope.
Christ in power resurrected as we will be when he comes.

What a foretaste of deliv’rance, how unwavering our hope.
Christ in power resurrected as we will be when he comes.

CCLI Song # 7026028; Words & Music; M. Boswell, M. Papa M. Bleecker © 2012 Bleecker Publishing; McKinney Music, Inc.; Love Your Enemies Publishing; CCLI License # 152421


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


Of the Father’s love begotten ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega, he the Source, the Ending he,
Of the things that are, that have been, and that future years shall see,
Evermore and evermore!

O that birth forever blessed, when the Virgin full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving, bore the Savior of our race;
And the babe, the world’s Redeemer, first revealed his sacred face,
Evermore and evermore!

O ye heights of heav’n, adore Him; angel hosts, his praises sing;
All dominions bow before him and extol our God and King;
Let no tongue on earth be silent, ev’ry voice in concert ring,
Evermore and evermore!

Christ, to thee with God the Father, and O Holy Ghost, to thee,
Hymn, and chant, and high thanksgiving, and unwearied praises be,
Honor, glory, and dominion, and eternal victory, evermore and evermore!

Words by A.C. Prudentius, Tr. by J.M. Neale & H.W. Baker; Music DIVINUM MYSTERIUM, Arr. © 2011 Jeff Vogan; CCLI License #152421


God speaks to us through the reading of his word

MARK 8:22-30 (CHURCH BIBLE P. 843)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God!



God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

1. The King’s Question


ISAIAH 9:2, 6-7

Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

All: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government
shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful
Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the
increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the
throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and
forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.


We respond to God’s word through song


Love incarnate, love divine, star and angels gave the sign.
Bow to babe on bended knee, the Savior of humanity.
Unto us a child is born; he shall reign forevermore.

Chorus: Noel, noel! Come and see what God has done!
Noel, noel! The story of amazing love!
The light of the world given for us! Noel.

Son of God and Son of Man, there before the world began.
Born to suffer, born to save, born to raise us from the grave.
Christ the everlasting Lord, he shall reign forevermore. Chorus 2x

CCLI Song #7050419; Words & Music by C. Tomlin, E. Cash, & M Redman; © 2015 S. D. G. Publishing, Said And Done Music, sixsteps Music, Sixsteps Songs, Thankyou Music, Worship Together Music, songs, Alletrop Music; CCLI License #152421


God sends us out with his blessing


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.

All: Amen. Thanks be to God. Alleluia!


We go out with joy and purpose in the Lord


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