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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.]

God formed mankind from the dust of the earth.
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,, 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:]


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,


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