WORSHIP & LITURGY
Veritas Community Church is a family of Christians that gather together every Lord’s Day morning to participate in the liturgy of God’s people. Liturgy is simply what people do when they come together. Our Gathered Worship Liturgy is modeled after what we see God’s people doing when they gather in the Bible which includes the public reading and preaching of Scripture, the administration of baptism and communion, and the response of God’s people in prayer and praise.
Since Veritas’ Sunday Gatherings are not a performance, but a participation of all people, we can all prepare for the Gathering by reviewing the liturgy ahead of time and praying that God would use it to build us up as his church. We can also continue to worship God as a church throughout the week by participating in Family Worship and Private Worship in our homes, as outlined in their liturgies below.
GATHERED WORSHIP LITURGY
Call to Worship
Song of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Song of Grace
Song of Assurance
Passing of the Peace
Come Ye Sinners
How Deep The Father’s Love
He Will Hold Me Fast
God IS Love
1 John 4:7-12
Song of Response
What Wondrous Love Is This?
The Lord’s Prayer
FAMILY WORSHIP LITURGY
Veritas Community Church continues worshiping God throughout the week in all aspects of our lives. Family Worship is simply coming together for 10 minutes a day with those we live with to refocus our worship on God through the means of reading and praying the Bible that God has supplied.
What you can do:
1 READ 1 John 4:7-12 together.
2 PRAY in response to the text, or the prayer of the week from the Private Worship Guide.
3 ASK and answer question #12 in the New City Catechism.
4 SING the song ‘Come Thou Fount’
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love
If you have more than 10 minutes, and would like to do more, you can:
• Discuss the sermon passage or points from the sermon
• Read other readings from the Gathered Worship Liturgy, or try to memorize them
• Pray for members of your household and your city group
• Pray for the Elders, and other members and attenders of Veritas
• Pray for neighbors and/or coworkers who have not yet heard the gospel
• Pray for nations that have unreached people groups
• Memorize the Catechism question and read from the New City Catechism devotional
• Memorize another catechism (Heidelberg, Westminster, North Star, Boys and Girls)
• Sing another song
PRIVATE WORSHIP LITURGY
We continue worshiping God as a church by devoting time each morning to reading and praying the Bible in private. We can participate in this by following the readings and prayers found in Sunday's bulletin.
O God who is love, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we might be devoted to you with our whole heart and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 24TH
MAR 24 - MEMBER MEETING, 4:30PM AT EMERSON
If you're a current member or member-in-process, please join us tonight for our quarterly meeting as we pray, plan, and enjoy fellowship together! Please sign up to bring a dish at veritasdayton.org/potluck.
MAR 27 - EVENING FRONTLINE PRAYER, 8-8:45PM
Join us as we continue meeting for frontline prayer to cry out to God for renewal in our church and in our city! We will meet at Bashar and Brittany Antoon’s home, 148 McClure St, Dayton, OH. Learn more at veritasdayton.org/frontline.
MAR 28 - MARLOW BRAUN CELEBRATION OF LIFE, 6-8:30PM
The Braun family would like to invite you to join them for an evening celebrating Marlow's life and remembering how good and gracious our God is. Come anytime between 6-7PM for socializing and hugs, followed by a time of worship, prayer, and scripture reading from 7-8:30PM. Location: Apex Community Church, 5200 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429.
MAR 31 - FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAY
Every fifth Sunday of the month, we bring all the children into our morning gathering to celebrate what God is doing in our families! Note: We will be offering limited Family Ministry for our infants/walkers (0-1) class.