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Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church

The Lord’s Day, August 25, 2019, 10:20 a.m.


We Prepare to Worship God

The Gathering Hymn                                                                                       “Holy, Mighty, Worthy”



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The Prayer of Preparation

O God, whose never failing providence orders all things both in heaven and earth; we humbly beseech you to put away from us all hurtful things and to give us those things which are profitable for us; 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 29:1-2


+ 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                                                   45 “Now Unto Jehovah, Ye Sons of the Mighty”


+ The Confession of Faith                                                                                         The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.


And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father;  by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.


And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church*; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

* The word “catholic” refers to the universal church; the true church in all times and places.


The Law of God                                                                                                     Leviticus 19:1-4, 9-18


The Corporate Confession of Sin                                                                                      Psalm 51:3-4

“For I know my transgressions,

And my sin is ever before me.

Against You, You only, I have sinned

And done what is evil in Your sight,

So that You are justified when You speak

And blameless when You judge.”         


The Assurance of Pardon                                                                                                   Isaiah 43:25


The Thanksgiving Hymn                                           349  “O Thou Who the Shepherd of Israel Art”


We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed

The Scripture Lesson                                                                                        I Thessalonians 3:1-13

(pew Bible pg. 159, New Testament)


The Prayer for Illumination


The Sermon                          The Bond of Fellowship” (Part 2)


The Prayer of Dedication


We Respond to God’s Word

+ The Response Hymn                                                               347 “The Church’s One Foundation”


The Prayers of Petition and Intercession

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                                                                  526 “Blessed Are the Sons of 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.


+ 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.