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Service of Divine Worship

prelude

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

GOOD AND GRACIOUS KING

WELCOME

We celebrate God’s presence with us

call to worship

God calls us to worship him in spirit and in truth

ROMANS 11:33-36

Leader: Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

All: “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?”

Leader: For from him and through him and to him are all things.

All: To him be glory forever. Amen.

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

YOUR GREAT NAME WE PRAISE

Immortal, invisible God only wise; In light inaccessible, hid from our eyes. Most holy, most glorious, the Ancient of Days; Almighty, victorious, your Great Name we praise!

Unresting, unhasting and silent as light; Not wanting or wasting, you rule us in might. Your justice like mountains high soaring above; Your clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

Chorus: Most holy, most glorious, the Ancient of Days; Almighty, victorious, your Great Name we praise!

All life comes from you, Lord, to both great and small.
In all life you live, Lord, the true life of all.
We blossom and flourish, but quickly grow frail;
We wither and perish, but you never fail! Chorus

Great Father of glory, pure Father of Light,
Your angels adore you, all veiling their sight.
All praise we will render, O Father of Grace,
‘Til one day in splendor we see face to face! Chorus

Words by W.C. Smith, 1867; Music Traditional Welsh Melody, arr. by B. Kauflin; © 2001 PDI Praise, Sovereign Grace Music; CCLI License #152421

GOOD AND GRACIOUS KING

I approach the throne of glory, nothing in my hands I bring,
But the promise of acceptance from a good and gracious King.
I will give to you my burden as you give to me your strength.
Come and fill me with your Spirit, as I sing to you this praise.

Chorus: You deserve the greater glory, overcome, I lift my voice.
To the King in need of nothing, empty-handed I rejoice.
You deserve the greater glory, overcome with joy I sing.
By your love I am accepted, you’re a good and gracious King.

Oh, what grace that you would see me as your child and as your friend.
Safe, secure in you forever, I pour out my praise again. Chorus

Bridge: Holy, holy, Lord Almighty, good and gracious, good and gracious.
Holy, holy, Lord Almighty, good and gracious King. (repeat) Chorus

You’re a good and gracious King.

CCLI Song #7073329; Words & Music by J. Ferguson, J. Robinson, & M. Farren; © 2016 CityAlight Music, Farren Love And War Pub, Integrity’s
Alleluia! Music; CCLI License #152421

CONFESSION OF SIN

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

God of everlasting love, we confess that we have been unfaithful to the covenant you have made with us. We have worshiped other gods: money, power, greed, and convenience. We have served our own self-interest instead of serving you, and we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. Forgive us, gracious Father, and bring us back into the fullness of your
covenant, in the bonds of the Holy Spirit, with you and with one another. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Adapted from The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition, © 2013, Faith Alive Christian Resources.

assurance of pardon

God reminds us of his promise of forgiveness in Christ

PSALM 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

giving of the peace

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

Leader: Because we are forgiven in Christ, 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 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

ECHO ANTHEM
Summer Choir (Sanctuary, morning services)

Praise him, praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise Him all ye heavenly hosts.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Let the nations praise the Lord. Let the nations praise the Lord.
Now let all people praise the Lord, now let all nations praise His name.
Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise ye the Lord of hosts.
Praise, oh praise, oh praise ye the Lord. Alleluia, Amen!
Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise Him all ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise Him, praise Him now and evermore.

Words and music by Gordon Young, 1983 Hope Publishing

GOOD GOOD FATHER
Congregation (Fellowship Hall, Fairfax and 5:15pm)

I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like,
But I’ve heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night,
And you tell me that you’re pleased, and that I’m never alone.

Chorus: You’re a good, good Father;
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are.
And I’m loved by you; it’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am.

Oh, and I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide,
But I know we’re all searching for answers only you provide,
‘Cause you know just what we need before we say a word. Chorus

Bridge: You are perfect in all of your ways. You are perfect in all of your ways.
You are perfect in all of your ways to us. (repeat)
Chorus 2x

CCLI Song #7036612; Words & Music by P. Barrett & A. Brown; © 2014 Capitol CMG Genesis, Common Hymnal Publishing,
Housefires Sounds, Lions Den Family Music, sixsteps Music, Vamos Publishing, worshiptogether.com songs; CCLI License #152421

SONG OF PREPARATION

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

COME AWAY FROM RUSH AND HURRY

Come away from rush and hurry to the stillness of God’s peace.
From our vain ambition’s worry, come to Christ to find release.
Come away from noise and clamor, life’s demands and frenzied pace.
Come to join the people gathered here to seek and find God’s face.

In the pastures of God’s goodness, we lie down to rest our souls.
From the waters of God’s mercy, we drink deeply, are made whole.
At the table of God’s presence, all the saints are richly fed.
With the oil of God’s anointing into service we are led.

Come then, children, with your burdens—life’s confusions, fears and pain—
Leave them at the cross of Jesus; take instead his kingdom’s reign.
Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them—he alone will satisfy.
All our longings find attainment when to self we gladly die.

Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them—he alone will satisfy.
All our longings find attainment when to self we gladly die.

Words by M. Dawn; Music by A. Nettleton, 1825; Arr. by C. Robison; © 2014 Chad Robison; CCLI License #152421

scripture reading

God speaks to us through the reading of his word

EPHESIANS 6:1-4 (CHURCH BIBLE P. 979)

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

sermon

God speaks to us through the preaching of his word

GRACE-FILLED LIFE
5. Commands for Blessing

SONG OF SENDING

We respond to God’s word through song

ALL I HAVE IS CHRIST

I once was lost in darkest night, yet thought I knew the way.
The sin that promised joy and life had led me to the grave.
I had no hope that you would own a rebel to your will,
And if you had not loved me first, I would refuse you still.

But as I ran my hell-bound race, indifferent to the cost,
You looked upon my helpless state and led me to the cross.
And I beheld God’s love displayed, you suffered in my place.
You bore the wrath reserved for me—now all I know is grace.

Chorus: Hallelujah, all I have is Christ. Hallelujah, Jesus is my life.
Hallelujah, all I have is Christ. Hallelujah, Jesus is my life.

Now, Lord, I would be yours alone and live so all might see
The strength to follow your commands could never come from me.
Oh, Father, use my ransomed life in any way you choose,
And let my song forever be: my only boast is you. Chorus 2x

CCLI Song #5174122; Words & Music by J. Kauflin; © 2009 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI); 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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