Self-GUIDED Worship

"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." 

(2 Corinthians 1:2)


Join us this Sunday


We are glad you have decided to worship with us this day!  Our prayer is that God would work through everything we do in order to bring an awareness of our need for God; and that God would then extend His forgiveness, mercy, and grace to all who worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).  As you go through each Section of worship, slow down and prayerfully think about the meaning of each section and ask God to speak to you through each part of the worship service.  


Click HERE to review the meaning behind the 4 parts of worship (Gathering, The Word, Our Response, Sending). 

  • Prelude

    Please click on the image to listen


    As you listen, silently and reverently, come before God and prepare your heart and mind to worship. 

  • Greeting & Welcome


  • Call to Worship

    David:  Our souls magnify the Lord!

    ALL:  Our spirits rejoice in God our Savior!

    David:  The mighty One has done great things for us!

    ALL:  Holy is God's name!

    David:  Let us worship God.

    ALL:  For God is our Maker and our Redeemer; from generation to generation God gives mercy.

  • Young Disciples


  • Prayer of confession

    ALL:  Patient Lord, forgive our lack of faith in your loving power.  We look around us and all that we see is what we don't have.  We fail to notice the daily blessings you lavish upon us.  Clear our blindness to the needs of others.  Strengthen us and move us from lame excuses for not serving you.  Help us to truly listen to one another, not with our pat answers ready, but with loving and generous hearts.   Heal us and make us ready to truly be your disciples.  In Jesus' Name, we pray.  Amen

  • AssuraNCE OF PARDON

    David:  Behold and believe in the wondrous power and love of God!  It is poured out for you and for God's beloved worlds.  Rejoice in this good news for it is given especially to you.

    ALL:  Amen

  • Prayer for Illumination    

    David: 

    Draw us close, Holy Spirit, as the Scriptures are read and the Word is proclaimed.  Let the word of faith be on our lips and in our hearts, and let all other words slip away.  May there be one voice we hear today--the voice of truth and grace.  Amen.

  •      Scripture reading

  • proclaiming the word

    Worship service can be watched live at 10:30 on Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook or our webpage.   

    Advent Series: 

         "O Holy Night"

    Sermon Title: 

         "Sweet Hymns of Joy"

    Pastor J.C.'s message will be available Sunday at 10:30am.

  • offering

    The Christian life is an offering of one’s self to God. In the Lord’s Supper we are presented with the costly self-offering of Jesus Christ for the life of the world. As those who have been claimed and set free by grace  through faith, we now respond with gratitude; offering him our lives, our spiritual gifts, and our material goods. Friends, let us give prayerfully and cheerfully, out of our response to God's goodness in Jesus Christ!  


    To read more about Presbyterian Convictions about worship and giving click HERE.

    Click on the "WHY GIVE" image to watch a brief video by Pastor Francis Chan on the nature of self-sacrifice in Christian giving.  He is talking about 2 Corinthians 8:8-9 and focuses on the generosity of God and the calling for our grateful response to God's goodness!

    • Click on the "MORE" button to give safely and securely online through our website.
    • You can also "TEXT-TO-GIVE" by texting (812) 504-2283
    • This number is connected to the same system as the online giving and is safe and secure.  Simply text the amount (just a number...like "25" for twenty five dollars and "BPC" to give to our general operations budget. 
  • Prayers of the people

    Our prayers are also part of our response to the hearing of God's Word.  We pray for each other, Christ's church, our community, and the world.  Prayer is an act of faith and it expresses our dependence on God and deepens our relationship with God and with one another.  


    If you have a prayer request, please click the "MORE" button to be taken to our "Prayer" page on our website.  There you can offer a prayer request and it will be seen and prayed for by members of Christ's church at BPC!  May God bless you as you turn to Him in prayer!

    • Click on the image "Power in Prayer" to see a brief message from Mother Teresa about the importance of prayer at home! 
  • Song of Sending

    While We Are Waiting, Come

    #92 Glory to God

    (click HYMN SING image)

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    This is a closing Hymn meant to praise and thank God and to encourage us to leave worship, secure in the knowledge of God's love and provision for us; so that we are ready to love God with our whole selves and love our neighbor as ourselves!

  • Benediction / Charge / Blessing

    Hear (or read) these words and receive them as your benediction (blessing) today!


    Go now: wait and work for the coming of the day of God.
    In the wild places prepare a straight path for the Lord.
    Lead lives of holiness and godliness,
    strive to be found at peace,
    and speak freely of the Lord’s comfort and promise.

    And may God our shepherd gather you in loving arms;
    May Christ Jesus reconcile justice and peace within you;
    And may the Holy Spirit baptise you into the life of God.

    We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,

    In the name of Christ. Amen.

     

    Click on the "MORE" button for an Advent Pipe Organ Postlude


    Thank you for worshiping with us today!

    May God bless and keep you!