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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.

Amen, Amen.


+ 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,, 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,, 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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