Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
The Lord’s Day, November 17, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
We Prepare to Worship God
The Gathering Hymn 389 “This Is the Day the Lord Has Made”
Welcome and Announcements
The Prayer of Preparation
O Thou, who hast made thy Church thy dwelling place, and chosen it as thy rest forever, and hast taught us in thy Word not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together; regard in special mercy, (we) beseech thee, all those who meet today in thy holy courts. Manifest thyself unto us as thou dost not unto the world. Bless unto us all thine ordinances; and may our worship in the Church on earth prepare us more fully for the blessed worship of the Church in heaven. Amen. - From The Golden Censer by Henry Harbaugh, 1954
We Worship God
The Votum and Salutation Psalm 124:8; I Corinthians 1:3
+ The Call to Worship Psalm 66:1-4
+ 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.
+ The Prayer of Praise and Adoration
+ The Praise Hymn 164 “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
+ 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 Ephesians 4:17-32
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 Isaiah 53:1-5
+ The Thanksgiving Hymn “I Lay My Sins on Jesus” (insert)
The Administration of the Sacrament of Covenant Baptism
The Baptismal Hymn “Here We Witness Cov’nant Surety”*
Text: Jonathan Landry Cruse, 2015; © 2018; Tune: Stuttgart, 18.104.22.168., Psalmodia Sacra, Gotha, 1715
1 Here we witness cov’nant surety
In the baptized, Lord Divine.
Here we witness true secur’ty,
And are strengthened by Thy sign.
2 Here we see our need of cleansing
From our every stain and sin.
Yet we, too, see Thou dispensing
Grace to wash us pure within.
3 Here we claim we are united
To Thy cov’nant-keeping Son,
And by faith we are delighted
To receive what He has won.
4 Here we share with that same Savior
In his death and rising, too.
We were dead, but by Thy favor
Have been raised to life anew.
5 Here we pray our sons and daughters
Will be ever safe in Christ.
For they’ve passed through judgment waters
And have entered cov’nant life.
6 Here we ask this sacred blessing
Close at heart will always be.
Hence may we lead lives professing,
Lord, that we belong to Thee.
We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed
The Scripture Lesson II Thessalonians 1:11-12
(pew Bible pg. 161, New Testament)
The Prayer for Illumination
The Sermon “Worthy of Your Calling”
The Prayer of Dedication
We Respond to God’s Word
+ The Response Hymn 690 “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
The Prayers of Petition and The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father which 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 “Let Us with a Gladsome Mind”
Text: from Psalm 136, John Milton, 1624; Tune: Monkland, 22.214.171.124., Anonymous, 1824
1 Let us with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind:
For his mercies aye endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.
2 Let us blaze his name abroad,
For of gods he is the God: [Refrain]
3 He with all-commanding might
Filled the new-made world with light: [Refrain]
4 All things living he doth feed;
His full hand supplies their need: [Refrain]
5 He his chosen race did bless
In the wasteful wilderness: [Refrain]
6 Let us with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for he is kind: [Refrain]
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)
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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.