Service of Divine Worship

prelude

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

WONDERFUL, MERCIFUL SAVIOR

 

Welcome

We celebrate God’s presence with us

 

call to worship

God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth

PSALM 46:1-3, 10-11

Leader: God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

All: Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Leader: “Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

All: The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

 

PRAYER of invocation

We ask for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully among us

 

Song of praise

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

WONDERFUL, MERCIFUL SAVIOR

Wonderful, merciful Savior, precious Redeemer and Friend;
Who would have thought that a Lamb could rescue the souls of men?
Oh, you rescue the souls of men.

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper, Spirit we long to embrace;
You offer hope when our hearts have hopelessly lost the way,
Oh, we hopelessly lost the way.

Chorus: You are the One that we praise, you are the One we adore.
You give the healing and grace our hearts always hunger for,
Oh, our hearts always hunger for.

Almighty, infinite Father, faithfully loving your own;
Here in our weakness you find us, falling before your throne,
Oh, we’re falling before your throne. Chorus 2x

CCLI Song #106879; Words and Music by D. Rodgers and E. Wyse; Arr. by J.B. Spacht; © 1989 Word Music, LLC, Dayspring Music, LLC; CCLI License #152421

 

O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING
O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace.

My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad the honors of thy name.

Jesus, the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease;
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears, ‘tis life and health and peace.

He breaks the pow’r of reigning sin, he sets the pris’ner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean, his blood availed for me.
His blood can make the foulest clean, his blood availed for me.

CCLI Song #1369; Words C. Wesley; Music by C.G. Glaser; Arr. by P. Mills; © 2008 Van Ness Press, Inc.; CCLI License #152421

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

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

Great God and Father, there is no one more merciful than you, so we confidently come to you knowing that we will receive mercy and find grace in our time of need. We confess that instead of living with glad and generous hearts, we are filled with fear and selfishness. We confess that instead of loving truth and others, we embrace lies and division. Instead of moving toward people in need, we prioritize our own desires. O LORD, forgive our sins. By your Spirit, enable us to turn from them and to trust Jesus more. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

God reminds us of his promise of forgiveness in Christ

MICAH 7:18-19

Leader: Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
and passing over transgression
for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever,
because he delights in steadfast love.
He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot.

All: You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.

 

GIVING OF THE PEACE

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

Leader: Because Christ has taken our iniquity, 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

Assist Pregnancy Center

 

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 directory “Connect.” If you would like to submit a prayer request, fill out the prayer request form on our website or email [email protected].

 

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 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

SPEAK, O LORD

Speak, O Lord, as we come to you to receive the food of your Holy Word.
Take your truth, plant it deep in us, shape and fashion us in your likeness;
That the light of Christ might be seen today in our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us all your purposes for your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience, holy reverence, true humility;
Test our thoughts and our attitudes in the radiance of your purity.
Cause our faith to rise, cause our eyes to see your majestic love and authority.
Words of pow’r that can never fail: let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds; help us grasp the heights of your plans for us;
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time that will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we’ll stand on your promises, and by faith we’ll walk as you walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, till your church is built and the earth is filled with your glory.

CCLI Song #4615235; Words & Music by K. Getty & S. Townend; © 2005 Thankyou Music; CCLI License #152421

 

Scripture Reading

God speaks to us through the reading of his word

ACTS 3:1-8; 4:13-22

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

 

Sermon

God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

UNWAVERING
3. Instruments of Healing & Truth

 

SONG OF SENDING

We respond to God’s word through song

TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee,
Swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing, always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from thee,
Filled with messages from thee.

Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use ev’ry pow’r as thou shalt choose,
Ev’ry pow’r as thou shalt choose.

Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne,
It shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure-store.
Take my self, and I will be ever, only, all for thee,
Ever, only, all for thee, ever, only, all for thee.

Words by F.R. Havergal, 1874; Music HENDON by H.A. C. Malan, 1827; Arr. © 2020 Jeff Vogan; CCLI License #152421

 

benediction

God sends us out with his blessing

2 CORINTHIANS 13:14 

Leader: May 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

TAKE MY LIFE, AND LET IT BE

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