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Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church

The Lord’s Day, November 19, 2017, 10:20 a.m.


We Prepare to Worship God

The Gathering Praise                “Great Shepherd of Thy Chosen Flock”

Text: John Newton, Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779); Tune: Winchester New, L.M., Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690

1          Great Shepherd of Thy chosen flock,

Thy people’s Shield, their shadowing Rock,

Once more we meet to hear Thy voice,

Once more before Thee to rejoice.


2          Now may Thy Spirit, by the Word,

Refresh each wearied heart, O Lord,

Wearied of earth’s vain strife and woe,

And longing more Thyself to know.


Welcome and Announcements


The Prayer of Preparation

O Most Merciful Father, who by the glorious ministration of the Spirit has given us a clear revelation of Your will in the Gospel of Your Son; we beseech You to enlighten our minds, that we may rightly understand it and duly value it, and frame our lives according to it. To Your honor and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


We Worship God

The Votum and Salutation                                                                  Psalm 124:8; I Corinthians 1:3


+ The Call to Worship                                                                                                    Psalm 96:1-4a


+ 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 Adoration


+ The Hymn of Praise              62 “Sing to the Lord, Sing His Praise”


+ The Scriptural Confession of Faith

By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness:

He who was revealed in the flesh,

Was vindicated in the Spirit,

Seen by angels,

Proclaimed among the nations,

Believed on in the world,

Taken up in glory. 1

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance,

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,

among whom I am foremost of all. 2

But thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 3

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 4

Now to the King eternal,

immortal, invisible, the only wise God,

be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 5

1 I Timothy 3:16; 2 I Timothy 1:15; 3 II Corinthians 9:15; 4 Romans 5:8; 5 I Timothy 1:17


The Law of God                                                                                                               Isaiah 33:13-16


The Corporate Confession of Sin                                                                                      Psalm 25:6,7

Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your lovingkindness remember me, for Your goodness’ sake, O LORD.  Amen


The Assurance of Pardon                                               Isaiah 55:6-7


+ The Hymn of Thanksgiving                   692 “To You, O Lord, I Fly”


We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed

The Scripture Lesson                                                                                                Galatians 4:8-20

(pew Bible pg. 148, New Testament)


The Prayer for Illumination


The Sermon     Until Christ Is Formed in You: A Look Into a Loving Pastor’s Heart


The Prayer of Dedication


We Respond to God’s Word

+ The Hymn of Response              437 “O God, to Us Show Mercy”


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                                              “ Lord of All Good, We Bring Our Gifts to You”

    Text: Albert F. Bayly, 1950, alt. Trinity Hymnal, #435; Tune: Toulon,, Genevan Psalter, 1551

1          Lord of all good, we bring our gifts to You:

Pledges of love and offerings of our skill;

Through them fulfill Your purpose ever true

As our whole life is offered to Your will.


2          We give our mind to understand Your ways;

Hands, voices, eyes to serve Your great design;

Your flame of love has set our hearts ablaze:

Thus for Your glory all our powers combine.


3          Father, whose bounty all creation shows;

Christ, by whose sacrifice our lives are new;

Spirit, from whom all life in fullness flows,

We give ourselves in gratitude to You!


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.


+ 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,


All printed hymns and songs are used by permission of CCLI License No. 1936971.