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Service of Divine Worship

prelude

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

COME, YE SINNERS, POOR AND NEEDY

REFLECTION

For Maundy Thursday, my thoughts behind the liturgy was to create a sense of longing for the Lord’s table even though we wouldn’t be partaking of it. The texts I used use food imagery and point us to a greater feast, which is Christ himself. I think they connect well to the four chapter gospel: God makes the feast, calls his people to come (or return) to it, and promises a better feast for us, both in redemption and in the final day.
-Matt Lietzen

WELCOME

We celebrate God’s presence with us

 

call to worship

God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth

Psalm 118:8-9, 26, 29

Leader:
“Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
All:
Come, buy wine and milk
     without money and without price.
Leader:
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat which is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
All:
Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may life.”

 

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

HOW GREAT THOU ART

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow’r thro’out the universe displayed.

Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
How great thou art, how great thou art, how great thou art!

And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.  Refrain

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great thou art.  Refrain

How great thou art!

CCLI Song #14181; Words by S.K. Hine; Music Swedish Folk Melody adapted by S.K. Hine; Arr. by P. Baloche; © 1949 & 1953 by The Stuart Hine Trust; CCLI License #152421

 

COME, YE SINNERS, POOR AND NEEDY

Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you, full of pity, love, and power.

Come ye thirsty, come and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance, ev’ry grace that brings you nigh.

Chorus: I will arise and go to Jesus, he will embrace me in his arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior, O there are ten thousand charms.

Come, ye weary, heavy-laden, lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry ’til you’re better, you will never come at all.  Chorus

Let not conscience make you linger, nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness he requireth is to feel your need of him.  Chorus

CCLI Song #3394478; Words by J. Hart, Music from Walker’s Southern Harmony; Public Domain; CCLI License #152421

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

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

Almighty God, we ask you for grace to recall our needs—to know your will, to care for others, to repent daily, to pray consistently, to be zealous for your glory, and to find our deepest joy in you and in your holy will. We confess that we have failed to seek out your will in the Scriptures, that we have kept you at bay while enjoying our sins, and that we have sought our own ends and lived for our own glory. Have mercy upon us and forgive us. Work in us profound and abiding repentance, a grief for sin that trembles and fears, yet ever trusts and seeks the brightness and glories of the saving cross; for the sake of Jesus our Savior. Amen.

Adapted from “Yet I Sin” in The Valley of Vision

 

assurance of pardon

God reminds us of his promise of forgiveness in Christ

Isaiah 25:6-9

Leader:
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
And he will swallow up on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the LORD has spoken.
It will be said on that day,

All: “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the LORD; we have waited for him;
     let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

 

giving of the peace

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

Leader: Since Christ has forgiven us and swallowed up death forever, we now have peace with God and with one another. May the peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.

 

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).

 

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.

 

song of preparation

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

ROCK OF AGES

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee;
Let the water and the blood, from thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure, cleanse me from its guilt and pow’r.

Not the labors of my hands can fulfill thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know, could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone; thou must save and thou alone.

Nothing in my hands I bring, simply to the cross I cling.
Naked, come to thee for dress; helpless look to thee for grace;
Foul, I to the Fountain fly; wash me, Savior, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath, when mine eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown, see thee on thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in thee,
Let me hide myself in thee.

Words by T. Hastings; Music by A.M. Toplady; Arr. © 2019 Jeff Vogan; CCLI #152421

 

scripture reading

God speaks to us through the reading of his word

Mark 14:10-31

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

 

sermon

God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

ALL THINGS NEW

2. Fall

 

song of sending

We respond to God’s word through song

JESUS THANK YOU

The myst’ry of the cross I cannot comprehend, the agonies of Calvary.
You the perfect Holy One, crushed your Son,
Who drank the bitter cup reserved for me.

Chorus: Your blood has washed away my sin, Jesus, thank you.
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied, Jesus, thank you.
Once your enemy, now seated at your table, Jesus, thank you.

By your perfect sacrifice I’ve been brought near.
Your enemy you’ve made your friend.
Pouring out the riches of your glorious grace,
Your mercy and your kindness know no end.  Chorus

Bridge: Love of my soul, I want to live for you (4x).  Chorus

Once your enemy, now seated at your table, Jesus, thank you.

CCLI Song #4475341; Words and music by P. Sezebel; © 2003 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music; Sovereign Grace Worship; CCLI # 152421

 

benediction

God sends us out with his blessing

2 CORINTHIANS 13:14

Leader: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
People: Amen. Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

 

postlude

We go out with joy and purpose in the Lord

JESUS THANK YOU

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