Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
The Lord’s Day, July 23, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
We Prepare to Worship God
The Gathering Praise 156 “O Lord, How Shall I Meet You”
Welcome and Announcements
The Prayer of Preparation
O God, who has prepared for them that love You such good things as pass man’s understanding; pour into our hearts such love toward You, that we, loving You above all things, may obtain Your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; 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 32:11
+ 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 172 “Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder”
+ The Scriptural Confession of Faith
This is a trustworthy statement: When the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. - Titus 3:8a & 4-7
The Law of God Micah 6:6-8 & Matthew 25:31-46
The Confession of Sin in Song 494 “Forgive Our Sins As We Forgive”
The Assurance of Pardon Micah 7:18-19
+ The Hymn of Thanksgiving 455 “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”
We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed
The Scripture Lesson III John 5-8
(pew Bible pg. 188, New Testament)
The Prayer for Illumination
The Sermon “Generosity: Doing the Beautiful Thing”
The Prayer of Dedication
We Respond to God’s Word
+ The Hymn of Response 434 “Lord, Thou Lov’st the Cheerful Giver”
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 433 “O God of Mercy, God of Might”
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, www.lockman.org.
All printed hymns and songs are used by permission of CCLI License No. 1936971.