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Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church

The Lord’s Day, May 19, 2019, 10:20 a.m.


We Prepare to Worship God

The Gathering Praise                                                           12 “Exalt the Lord, His Praise Proclaim”


Welcome and Announcements


The Prayer of Preparation

God of mercy, grant that the Word you speak this day may take root in our hearts, and bear fruit to your honor and glory, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


We Worship God

The Votum and Salutation                                                                  Psalm 124:8; I Corinthians 1:3


+ The Call to Worship                                                                                             Revelation 1:5b, 6


+ The Praise Hymn                                                               172 “Let us Love and Sing and Wonder”


+ The Prayer of Praise and Invocation


+ The Confession of Faith                                                          The Scots’ Confession of Faith, 1560

We confess that our Lord Jesus Christ offered himself a voluntary sacrifice unto his Father for us; that he suffered contradiction of sinners; that he was wounded and plagued for our transgressions; that he, being the clean and innocent Lamb of God, was condemned in the presence of an earthly judge, that we should be absolved before the tribunal seat of our God; that he suffered not only the cruel death of the cross (which was accursed by the sentence of God), but also that he suffered for a season the wrath of his Father, which sinners had deserved. But yet we assert, that he remained the only and well-beloved and blessed Son of his Father, even in the midst of his anguish and torment, which he suffered in body and soul, to make the full satisfaction for the sins of the people. After the which, we confess and declare, that there remains no other sacrifice for sin.                                     

Chapter 9: Of Christ’s Death, Passion, Burial


+ 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 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                                                                                                    I Peter 2:24


+ The Thanksgiving Hymn                                                                                      “His Mercy Is More”



We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed

The Scripture                                                                                                                 Genesis 20:1-18

(pew Bible pg. 13, Old Testament)


The Prayer for Illumination


The Sermon              Father Abraham: God Protects Us From Ourselves


The Prayer of Dedication


We Respond to God’s Word

+ The Response Hymn                                                                               581 “Fight the Good Fight”


The Prayers of Petition and Intercession


The Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


The Offertory Hymn                                                         35 “My God, How Wonderful Thou Art”


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 Administration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

The Institution                                                                                               I Corinthians 11:23-32


+ The Communion Hymn                                          “Christ for Us”

Text: Horatius Bonar, “Communion Hymns,” 1881; Tune: “Before the Throne of God Above,” Vikki Cook, ©1997 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

1  On merit not my own I stand

on doings which I have not done

merit beyond what I can claim

doings more perfect than my own.

Upon a life I have not lived

upon a death I did not die

another’s life, another’s death

I stake my whole eternity;

I stake my whole eternity.


2  Not on the tears which I have shed;

not on the sorrows I have known,

another’s tears, another’s griefs,

on them I rest, on them alone.

Jesus, O Son of God, I build

on what your cross has done for me;

there both my death and life I read

my guilt, my pardon there I see;

my guilt, my pardon there I see.


3  Lord, I believe; oh deal with me

as one who has your word believed;

I take the gift, Lord look on me

as one who has your gift received.

I taste the love the gift contains

I clasp the pardon which it brings

and pass up to the living source

above, whence all this fullness springs;

from whence all this fullness springs


4  Here at your feast I grasp the pledge

which life eternal to me seals,

here in the bread and wine I read

the grace and peace your death reveals.

O fullness of eternal grace!

O wonders past all wondering!

Here in the hall of love and song

we sing the praises of our King;

we sing the praises of our King.


The Invitation to Commune


The Prayer of Confession and Consecration


The Distribution of the Elements


The Prayer of Thanksgiving


+ The Parting Hymn                                                              535 “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus”


+ 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.