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Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church

The Lord’s Day, March 18, 2018, 10:20 a.m.


We Prepare to Worship God

The Gathering Praise                                                                 “Alpha, Omega, Beginning and End”

Text: Susan Peterson (1998); Tune: Hamburg, L.M., Lowell Mason, 1824

1     Alpha, Omega, beginning and end,

Who is, who was, and who is yet to come —

May grace and peace now upon us descend

From Father, Spirit, and Christ the Son.


2     Lord Jesus Christ, First and Last, faithful e’er,

Once You were dead; now You live evermore.

The keys to death and to hell You now bear.

You rule the kings of earth by Your power.


3     To Him who loves us and shed His own blood—

All of our sins in His body He bore,

Made us a kingdom and priests serving God—

To Him be glory, pow’r evermore!


4     Look, He is coming! With clouds He’s adorned.

All eyes will see Him when He comes again.

Because of Him, all earth’s peoples will mourn.

So shall it be! Amen and amen.


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The Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, from whom every good prayer cometh, who pourest out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and of supplication: deliver us, when we  draw nigh to Thee, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections we may worship Thee in spirit and in truth, 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 68:32-35


+ 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                                                                        316 “The Mighty God, the Lord”


+ The Christological Confession of Faith

We confess the mystery and wonder of God made flesh and rejoice in our great salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. With the Father and the Holy Spirit, the Son created all things, and makes all things new. Truly God, He became truly man, two natures in one person.


He was born of the Virgin Mary and lived among us. Crucified, dead, and buried, He rose on the third day, ascended to heaven, and will come again in glory and judgment. For us, He kept the Law, atoned for sin, and satisfied God’s wrath. He took our filthy rags and gave us His righteous robe.


He is our Prophet, Priest, and King, building His church, interceding for us, and reigning over all things. Jesus Christ is Lord; we praise His holy Name forever. Amen.

Ligonier Statement on Christology



The Law of God                                                                                         Zechariah 7:8-10; 8:14-16


The Corporate Confession of Sin                     

“O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath, and chasten me not in Your burning anger. For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin. Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!”                       Psalm 38:1, 17, 18, 21, 22


The Assurance of Pardon                                                                                             Zechariah 3:1-3


+ The Hymn of Thanksgiving    “When This Passing World Is Done”

Text: Robert Murray M’Cheyne, 1837; Tune: Redhead 76,, Richard Redhead 1853

1          When this passing world is done,

When has sunk yon glaring sun,

When we stand with Christ in glory,

Looking o’er life’s finished story,

Then, Lord, shall I fully know—

Not till then — how much I owe.


2          When I hear the wicked call,

On the rocks and hills to fall,

When I see them start and shrink

On the fiery deluge brink,

Then, Lord, shall I fully know—

Not till then — how much I owe.


3          When I stand before the throne,

Dressed in beauty not my own,

When I see Thee as Thou art,

Love Thee with unsinning heart,

Then Lord, shall I fully know—

Not till then — how much I owe.


4          When the praise of Heav’n I hear,

Loud as thunders to the ear,

Loud as many waters’ noise,

Sweet as harp’s melodious voice,

Then, Lord, shall I fully know—

Not till then — how much I owe.


5          Chosen not for good in me,

Wakened up from wrath to flee,

Hidden in the Savior’s side,

By the Spirit sanctified,

Teach me, Lord, on earth to show,

By my love, how much I owe.


We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed

The Scripture Lesson                                                                                            Revelation 22:6-16

(pew Bible pg. 201, New Testament)


The Prayer for Illumination


The Sermon              The Blessedness of Blood-Washed Robes”


The Prayer of Dedication


We Respond to God’s Word

+ The Hymn of Response                                       544 “How Bright Theses Glorious Spirits Shine!”


The Prayers of Petition and Intercession


The Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


The Offertory Hymn                                                   677 “Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him”


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)


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