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Service of Divine Worship

prelude

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

MY WORTH IS NOT IN WHAT I OWN


WELCOME

We celebrate God’s presence with us

CALL TO WORSHIP

God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth

PSALM 96:1-4

Leader: Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!

All: Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day.

Leader: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!

All: For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.


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

GLORIOUS AND MIGHTY

Majesty, your glory is shining brighter than the moon and the stars.
Marveling, we honor and fear you above all gods.

Chorus: Glorious and mighty, you’re awesome in beauty. Joyful songs we raise.
Glorious and mighty, you’re awesome in beauty, greatly to be praised.

Majesty, you fashioned the heavens; your decrees can never be changed.
Over all the plans of the nations your judgments reign. Chorus

Majesty, we’ll sing with creation when you come again in the clouds.
Every knee will bow down and worship the one true God. Chorus

You are greatly to be praised. You are greatly to be praised.

CCLI Song #5261097; Words and Music by B. Kauflin, J. Sczebel, & T. Twining; © 2008 Sovereign Grace; CCLI License #152421

CONFESSION OF SIN

Glorious and gracious Father, we acknowledge that all life comes from you. You are the true source of all that is good, right, and perfect. Yet we still fail to believe in your goodness or to live as your beloved children. Though you have been generous to us, we have not been generous to others. Though you have freely forgiven us in Christ, we have been slow to forgive those who have sinned against us. By your Spirit, convict us of our sins and turn our eyes to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith. Help us to be instruments of your peace and grace to a world in need. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.


ASSURANCE OF PARDON

God reminds us of his promise of forgiveness in Christ

ROMANS 8:1-2
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.


GIVING OF THE PEACE

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

Leader: Because Christ has set us free from our sin, 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 GRACE

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

Wilma Cross


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.


THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father 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 also have forgiven 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 boxes at the back or give online or by mail (1020 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101).


OFFERTORY

WE REJOICE IN ALL YOUR WAYS
Chancel Choir, Sanctuary only

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
Your righteousness, what joy abounds!
Your holiness, your mercy free,
Your mighty hand protecting me.

A firm foundation, thou art Christ
The everliving Sacrifice.
The Prince of Peace you are to me,
And King of Kings you’ll ever be.

O Lord, we thank you for your love,
For life and breath and heaven above,
For you alone are worthy of
Our hymn of joy and grateful praise.
Lord, we rejoice in all your ways.

Amazing power and majesty,
True wisdom only comes from thee.
Your sweet, sweet Spirit fills the air.
Your loving presence everywhere.

O Lord, we thank you for your love,
For life and breath and heaven above,
For you alone are worthy of
Our hymn of joy and grateful praise.
Lord, we rejoice in all your ways.

Words and Music by Vicki Bedford, © 2006 Lorenz Publishing Company

GREAT ARE YOU LORD
Fellowship Hall, Fairfax, and 5:15pm only
You give life. You are love. You bring light to the darkness.
You give hope. You restore ev’ry heart that is broken. And great are you Lord.

Chorus: It’s your breath in our lungs,
So we pour out our praise, we pour out our praise.
It’s your breath in our lungs, so we pour out our praise to you only.

(repeat all) Chorus

Bridge: All the earth will shout your praise.
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing, “Great are you, Lord!” (3x)

Chorus 2x

CCLI Song # 6460220; Words & Music by D. Leonard, J. Ingram, L. Jordan; © 2012 Integrity’s Alleluia! Music,
Integrity’s Praise! Music, Open Hands Music, So Essential Tunes; CCLI License # 152421

SONG OF PREPARATION

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

MY WORTH IS NOT IN WHAT I OWN

My worth is not in what I own, not in the strength of flesh and bone;
But in the costly wounds of love at the cross.
My worth is not in skill or name, in win or lose, in pride or shame;
But in the blood of Christ that flowed at the cross.

Chorus: I rejoice in my Redeemer, greatest treasure, wellspring of my soul.
I will trust in him, no other. My soul is satisfied in him alone.

As summer flow’rs we fade and die; fame, youth, and beauty hurry by;
But life eternal calls to us at the cross.
I will not boast in wealth, or might, or human wisdom’s fleeting light;
But I will boast in knowing Christ at the cross. Chorus

Two wonders here that I confess: my worth and my unworthiness;
My value fixed, my ransom paid at the cross. Chorus

My soul is satisfied in him alone.

CCLI Song #7024758; Words & Music by G. Kendrick, K. & K. Getty; © 2014 Gettymusic, Make Way Music; CCLI License #152421

SCRIPTURE READING

God speaks to us through the reading of his word

MATTHEW 25:14-30 (CHURCH BIBLE P. 830)

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


SERMON

God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

THE STORYTELLING SAVIOR
The Talents


SONG OF SENDING

We respond to God’s word through song

BE THOU MY VISION

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
Thou my best thought by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word;
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with thee one.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

CCLI Song #30639; Words: Ancient Irish poem, c. 8th century; Tr. by M.E. Byrne, 1905; Vers. by E.H. Hull, 1912;
Music: Traditional Irish melody, Arr. by P. Marino; © 2008 Van Ness Press, Inc.; CCLI License #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

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