Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
The Lord’s Day, January 20, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
We Prepare to Worship God
The Gathering Praise “O Wherefore Do the Nations Rage”
Welcome and Announcements
The Prayer of Preparation
Almighty God, who has made all mankind in Your image; cause those whom You have redeemed from their fallen estate to worship You for Your wonderful works and to fear You in Your judgments, and make us so to live out our days upholding justice, righteousness, and truth; to the honor and glory of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We Worship God
The Votum and Salutation Psalm 124:8; I Corinthians 1:3
+ The Call to Worship Psalm 9:1,2
+ The Hymn of Praise 48 “O Lord Most High, with All My Heart”
+ The Prayer of Praise and Confession
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on 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 Assurance of Pardon Romans 8:1
“Therefore there is now no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
+ The Hymn of Thanksgiving 122 “God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory”
+ The Historic Confession of Faith
We confess and acknowledge one God alone, to whom we must cleave, whom alone we must serve, whom only we must worship, and in whom alone we put our trust. Who is eternal, infinite, immeasurable, incomprehensible, omnipotent, invisible; one in substance and yet distinct in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. By whom we confess and believe all things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, to have been created, to be retained in their being, and to be ruled and guided by His inscrutable providence for such end as His eternal wisdom, goodness, and justice have appointed, and to the manifestation of His own glory. Amen.
The Scot’s Confession, 1560, Chapter 1: Of God.
+ 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 Litany for Sanctity of Human Life
[The congregation reads the bold type.]
formed mankind from the dust of the
We praise God for His gift of life to man and woman.
God breathed into mankind the breath of life.
The gift of life is precious in the sight of God.
Man became a living being filled with the Holy Spirit.
God formed man and woman in His own image from the dust of the earth.
Life is sanctified and held holy by all who believe in God.
The gift of life is precious and holy in His sight.
(All read) We praise God for the gift of life, the courage to embrace life, protect life, and honor life. We pray and ask the Lord of Life to bless those who bring life into the world and to keep those who defend and protect it. Amen.
The Hymn of Dedication “Lord of Life”
Text: Christian Life Resources; Tune: Hyfrydol, 126.96.36.199.D., Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887
1 Lord of life, whose hand has made us,
Formed us each with tender care.
You have crowned us with your image,
Not intending such despair.
Yet through sin the glory faded,
Death and doom came in its place.
But in spite of our condition,
We’ve been rescued by your grace!
2 God so loved the world, he gave us
Jesus Christ to bear our sin.
On the cross his life he offered,
That we might be his again.
And the Holy Spirit calls us
By the Gospel’s joyful ring,
Making us his own dear children
Us, eternal life to bring.
3 Lord of life, who rose in triumph,
Conqu’ring death and giving hope,
You have called us and equipped us,
In a sinful world to cope.
Teaching us to love each other,
To befriend and help in strife;
To forgive and seek to comfort,
And preserve the gift of life.
4 Help us, Lord, to see as you do,
Life is precious in each stage,
From the unborn to the feeble,
Life is precious in each age.
Help us, Lord, to be your witness
And to show the world we care,
So that people may not perish
But, instead, your life may share.
[“Lord of Life” [A Pro-Life Hymn] - Permission is given by Christian Life Resources for one-time use of this hymn — meaning, the song may be sung more than once, but not on a regular basis. Please note source as Christian Life Resources: https://christianliferesources.com/2018/05/03/lord-of-life-a-pro-life-hymn.]
We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed
The Scripture Lesson Psalm 139
(pew Bible pg. 453, Old Testament)
The Prayer for Illumination
The Sermon “Wonderfully Woven”
The Prayer of Dedication
We Respond to God’s Word
+ The Hymn of Response 37 “All That I Am I Owe to Thee”
The Prayers of Petition and Intercession
The Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
The Offertory Hymn 56 “When All Your Mercies, O My God”
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)
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.