Service of Divine Worship

 

prelude

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

GOOD AND GRACIOUS KING

 

WELCOME

We celebrate God’s presence with us

 

call to worship

God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth

PSALM 91:1-6

Leader: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

All: I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Leader: For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;

All: You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

 

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

GOOD AND GRACIOUS KING

I approach the throne of glory, nothing in my hands I bring,
But the promise of acceptance from a good and gracious King.

I will give to you my burden as you give to me your strength.
Come and fill me with your Spirit, as I sing to you this praise.

Chorus: You deserve the greater glory, overcome, I lift my voice.
To the King in need of nothing, empty-handed I rejoice.
You deserve the greater glory, overcome with joy I sing.
By your love I am accepted, you’re a good and gracious King.

Oh, what grace that you would see me as your child and as your friend.
Safe, secure in you forever, I pour out my praise again. Chorus

Bridge: Holy, holy, Lord Almighty, good and gracious, good and gracious.
Holy, holy, Lord Almighty, good and gracious King.
(repeat) Chorus

You’re a good and gracious King. You’re a good and gracious King.

CCLI Song #7073329; Words & Music by J. Ferguson, J. Robinson, & M. Farren; © 2016 CityAlight Music, Farren Love And War Pub, Integrity’s Alleluia! Music; CCLI License #152421

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

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

Good and gracious King, we confess that our experiences of this life have distorted our view of eternal life. Our hearts and minds are too easily satisfied with worldly things, and we allow the fears of today to cloud our hope for tomorrow. We do not long for the gift of eternal life with you as we should. Forgive us, Lord Jesus. As we confess, will you change us? Recapture our hearts and make us into a people who live by your Spirit and in your truth. Teach us to simply pray: Come quickly, Lord Jesus. Amen.

 

assurance of pardon

God reminds us of his promise of forgiveness in Christ

ZEPHANIAH 3:14-15

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 King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst;
you shall never again fear evil.

 

giving of the peace

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

Leader:Since 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 you.

People: And also with you.

 

TESTIMONY OF GOD’s GRACE

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

Cru

 

congregational prayer

We give thanks to God and bring our needs to him

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

 

presentation of 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 give online 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

HE WILL HOLD ME FAST

When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast;
When the tempter would prevail, he will hold me fast;
I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path;
For my love is often cold; he must hold me fast.

Chorus: He will hold me fast, he will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so, he will hold me fast.

Those he saves are his delight, Christ will hold me fast;
Precious in his holy sight, he will hold me fast;
He’ll not let my soul be lost; his promises shall last;
Bought by him at such a cost, he will hold me fast. Chorus

For my life he bled and died, Christ will hold me fast;
Justice has been satisfied; he will hold me fast;
Raised with him to endless life, he will hold me fast,
‘Til our faith is turned to sight, when he comes at last. Chorus 2x

CCLI Song #7016161; Words by A. Habershon & M. Merker; Music by M. Merker; Orch. by P. Campbell; © 2013 Getty Music Publishing and Matt Merker; CCLI License #152421

 

scripture reading

God speaks to us through the reading of his word

JOHN 17:6-19 (CHURCH BIBLE P. 903)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God!

 

sermon

God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

HEARING JESUS’ HEART FOR YOU
1. Praying for Protection

 

song of sending

We respond to God’s word through song

BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE

Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea,
A great High Priest whose name is Love, who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on his hands, my name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heav’n he stands no tongue can bid me thence depart,No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair and tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see him there, who made an end of all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died, my sinful soul is counted free,
For God the just is satisfied to look on him and pardon me,
To look on him and pardon me.

Behold him there, the risen Lamb, my perfect spotless Righteousness,
The great unchangeable “I Am”, the King of glory and of grace.
One with himself I cannot die, my soul is purchased with his blood;
My life is hid with Christ on high, with Christ my Savior and my God,
With Christ my Savior and my God.

One with himself I cannot die, my soul is purchased with his blood;
My life is hid with Christ on high, with Christ my Savior and my God,
With Christ my Savior and my God, with Christ my Savior and my God.

CCLI Song #2306412; Words by C.L. Bancroft, 1863; Music by V. Cook, 1997; © 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship, Sovereign Grace Music; Arr. by J.B. Spacht; CCLI# 152421

 

benediction

God sends us out with his blessing

NUMBERS 6:24-26

Leader: The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen.

People: Amen. Thanks be to God! Alleluia!

 

postlude

We go out with joy and purpose in the Lord

BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE

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