Service of Divine Worship

 

prelude

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

BE THOU MY VISION

 

WELCOME

We celebrate God’s presence with us

 

call to worship

God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth

Isaiah 12:2, 4a, 5

Leader:
Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;

All:
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.

Leader:
Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name.

All:
Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.

 

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

CREATION SINGS THE FATHER’S SONG

Creation sings the Father’s song; he calls the sun to wake the dawn
And run the course of day, ‘til evening falls in crimson rays.
His fingerprints in flakes of snow; his breath upon this spinning globe;
He charts the eagle’s flight, commands the newborn baby’s cry.

Chorus: Hallelujah! Let all creation stand and sing: “Hallelujah!”
Fill the earth with songs of worship, tell the wonders of creation’s King.

Creation gazed upon his face; the ageless One in time’s embrace,
Unveiled the Father’s plan of reconciling God and man.
A second Adam walked the earth, whose blameless life would break the curse,
Whose death would set us free to live with him eternally. Chorus

Creation longs for his return, when Christ shall reign upon the earth;
The bitter wars that rage are birth pains of a coming age.
When he renews the land and sky, all heav’n will sing and earth reply
With one resplendent theme: the glories of our God and King! Chorus 2x

Fill the earth with songs of worship, tell the wonders of creation’s King.

CCLI Song # 5333798; Words & Music by K. Getty & S. Townend; © 2008 Thankyou Music; CCLI License #152421

 

COME TO ME

Weary, burdened wanderer, there is rest for thee
At the feet of Jesus in his love so free.

Listen to his message, words of life, forever blessed,
“Oh, thou heavy laden, come to me, come and rest.”

Chorus: There is freedom, taste and see, hear the call, “Come to me.”
Run into his arms of grace; your burden carried, he will take.

Bring him all thy burdens, all thy guilt and sin.
Mercy’s door is open; rise up and enter in.

Jesus there is waiting patiently for thee.
Hear him gently calling, “Come, oh, come to me,
Come oh, come to me. Come, oh, come to me.” Chorus 2x

Words & Music by L. Akers, J. Capps, M. Bleecker, H. Pecunia; © 2011 The Village Church; CCLI License #152421

 

CONFESSION OF SIN

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

Almighty and everlasting Father, you are the God of life and reconciliation. But we confess that, even though we are your image-bearers, we are quick to forget who you are and who we are. Our forgetfulness leads us to sin against you and against others. In times of conflict, we seek to justify ourselves rather than seeking peace. Forgive us for protecting our reputations instead of reflecting Jesus. By your Spirit, conform us more and more into the image of Christ. Make us courageous, humble, and gentle toward others, and help us to remember that our identity is in Christ alone. Amen.

 

assurance of pardon

God reminds us of his promise of forgiveness in Christ

Psalm 118:19-23

Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the LORD.
This is the gate of the LORD;
the righteous shall enter through it.
I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This is the LORD’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.

 

giving of the peace

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

Leader: Since Christ has become our salvation and cornerstone, we now have peace with God and with one another.

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

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

 

scripture reading

God speaks to us through the reading of his word

JOHN 12:20-26

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

 

sermon

God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

Sir, We Wish to See Jesus

 

song of sending

We respond to God’s word through song

CHRIST OUR HOPE IN LIFE AND DEATH

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