Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
The Lord’s Day, May 28, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
We Prepare to Worship God
The Gathering Praise 97 “We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator”
Welcome and Announcements
The Scriptural Prayer of Preparation
Bless us, O God, with a reverent sense of Your presence, that we may be at peace and may worship You with all our mind and spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We Worship God
The Votum and Salutation Psalm 124:8; I Corinthians 1:3
+ The Call to Worship Exodus 15:1b-3
+ The Gloria Patri (Greatorex)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen, Amen.
+ The Prayer of Praise and Invocation
+ The Hymn of Praise 710 “God of Our Fathers”
+ The Scriptural Confession of Faith Colossians 1:13-20
We believe God has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. We believe Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation. For in Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. We believe Jesus Christ is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning and the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have the first place in everything. For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, we declare, whether things on earth or things in heaven. Amen.
The Law of God I Peter 2:11-17
The Corporate Confession of Sin
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being, whose face is hidden from us by our sins, and whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts: Cleanse us from all our offenses, and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with reverent and humble hearts we may draw near to You, confessing our faults, confiding in Your grace and finding in You our refuge and strength, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Assurance of Pardon I Peter 3:18
The Hymn of Thanksgiving 551 “How Blest Is He Whose Trespass”
The Scripture Readings
(pew Bible pg. 112, Old Testament)
II Timothy 4:1-8
(pew Bible pg. 166, New Testament)
+ The Hymn of Dedication 585 “Take My Life and Let it Be”
We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed
The Scripture Lesson II Samuel 23:13-17
(pew Bible pg. 246, Old Testament)
The Prayer for Illumination
The Prayer of Dedication
We Respond to God’s Word
+ The Hymn of Response 630 “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”
The Prayers of Petition and The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
The Offertory Hymn 589 “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord My God”
The Offertory Prayer
+ The Doxology (Old Hundredth, L.M.)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
+ The Benediction
+ The Response “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”
Psalm 72:18; Scottish Psalter 1650; Tune: Dundee, C.M.
Now blessed be the Lord our God, the God of Israel,
for He alone does wondrous works, in glory that excel.
And blessed be His glorious Name to all eternity;
The whole earth let His glory fill. Amen, so let it be.
(+ If you are able, please stand)
BAPC uses the New American Standard Bible, Copyright © The Lockman Foundation, www.lockman.org.
All printed hymns and songs are used by permission of CCLI License No. 1936971.