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Service of Divine Worship

 

prelude

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

ANCIENT OF DAYS

 

WELCOME

We celebrate God’s presence with us

 

call to worship

God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth

ISAIAH 43:1-2; PSALM 118:1, 6

Leader: But now thus says the LORD,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.”

All: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

Leader: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.”

All: The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?

 

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

MAN OF SORROWS

Man of sorrows, Lamb of God, by his own betrayed.
The sin of man and wrath of God has been on Jesus laid.

Silent as he stood accused, beaten, mocked, and scorned,
Bowing to the Father’s will, he took a crown of thorns.

Chorus: Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation,
Where your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out, hallelujah, praise and honor unto thee.

Sent of heaven, God’s own Son, to purchase and redeem,
And reconcile the very ones who nailed him to that tree. Chorus

Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full by the precious blood that my Jesus spilled.
Now the curse of sin has no hold on me. Whom the Son sets free, oh, is free indeed. (repeat) Chorus

See the stone is rolled away, behold the empty tomb. Hallelujah, God be praised, he’s risen from the grave! Chorus

Praise and honor unto thee.

CCLI Song #6476063; Words & Music by M. Crocker & B. Ligertwood;
© 2013 Hillsong Music Publishing, CCLI License #152421

 

ANCIENT OF DAYS

Though the nations rage, kingdoms rise and fall,
There is still one King reigning over all.
So, I will not fear for this truth remains:
That my God is the Ancient of Days.

Chorus: None above him, none before him, all of time in his hands,
For his throne it shall remain and ever stand.
All the power, all the glory, I will trust in his name,
For my God is, the Ancient of Days.

Though the dread of night overwhelms my soul,
He is here with me, I am not alone.
O his love is sure, and he knows my name,
For my God is, the Ancient of Days. Chorus

Though I may not see what the future brings,
I will watch and wait for the Savior King.
Then my joy complete, standing face to face
In the presence of the Ancient of Days. Chorus

For my God is the Ancient of Days.

CCLI Song #7106807; Words & Music by P. Wickham & B. Johnson; © 2018 Phil Wickham Music;
Simply Global Songs; Sing My Songs; Bethel Music Publishing
; CCLI License #152421

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

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

Almighty God, you have raised Jesus from the grave and crowned him Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before him or acknowledged his rule in our lives. We have gone along with the way of the world and failed to give him glory. Forgive us and raise us from sin, that we may be your faithful people, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ, who rules the world and is head of the church, his body. Amen.

Reprinted by permission from The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition, © 2013, Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

 

assurance of pardon

God reminds us of his promise of forgiveness in Christ

ROMANS 8:14-17

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

 

giving of the peace

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

Leader: Because Christ has given us his Spirit, we now have peace with God and with one another. May the peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

 

 

congregational prayer

We give thanks to God and bring our needs to him

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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

JESUS! WHAT A FRIEND FOR SINNERS!

Jesus! What a friend for sinners! Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me, he, my Savior, makes me whole.

Refrain: Hallelujah! What a Savior! Hallelujah! What a friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving, he is with me to the end.

Jesus! What a strength in weakness! Let me hide myself in him;
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing, he, my strength, my vict’ry wins. Refrain

Jesus! What a help in sorrow! While the billows o’er me roll;
Even when my heart is breaking, he, my comfort, helps my soul. Refrain

Jesus! I do now receive him, more than all in him I find;
He hath granted me forgiveness, I am his, and he is mine. Refrain

CCLI Song #5172942; Words by J.W. Chapman; Music by R.H. Prichard; Arr. by J. Vogan; CCLI License #152421

 

scripture reading

God speaks to us through the reading of his word

MATTHEW 28:16-20

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

 

sermon

God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

EASTER: RESTORING OUR SOULS

5. Jesus and the Doubting Disciples – Loneliness

 

song of sending

We respond to God’s word through song

CHRIST OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH

What is our hope in life and death? Christ alone, Christ alone.
What is our only confidence? That our souls to him belong.
Who holds our days within his hand? What comes, apart from his command?
And what will keep us to the end? The love of Christ, in which we stand.

Chorus: O sing, “Hallelujah!” Our hope springs eternal.

O sing, “Hallelujah!” Now and ever we confess:
Christ our hope in life and death.

What truth can calm the troubled soul? God is good, God is good.
Where is his grace and goodness known? In our great Redeemer’s blood.
Who holds our faith when fears arise? Who stands above the stormy trial?
Who sends the waves that bring us nigh unto the shore, the rock of Christ? Chorus

Unto the grave, what will we sing? “Christ, he lives! Christ, he lives!”
And what reward will heaven bring? Everlasting life with him.
Then we will rise to meet the Lord, then sin and death will be destroyed,
And we will feast in endless joy, when Christ is ours forevermore. Chorus 2x

Now and ever we confess: Christ our hope in life and death.

CCLI Song # 7147502; Words & Music by K. Getty, M. Boswell, J. Kauflin, M. Merker, & M. Papa;. © 2020 Getty Music Hymns and Songs, Jordan Kauflin Music, Love Your Enemies Publishing, Matthew Merker Music, Messenger Hymns; 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

CHRIST OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH

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