WORSHIP & LITURGY
Veritas Community Church is a family of Christians that gather together ever 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
Song of Confession
Prayer of Confession
Word of Assurance
Song of Grace
The Apostle’s Creed
Passing of the Peace
Holy Holy Holy
Only Your Blood
1 Peter 1:18-21
Nothing But The Blood
God Is Light
1 John 1:5-10
Song of Response
Come Ye Sinners
The Lord’s Prayer
All I Have Is Christ
FAMILY WORSHIP LITURGY
Veritas Community Church continues worshipping 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 1:5-10 together
2 PRAY in response to the text, or the prayer of the week from the Private Worship Guide.
3 ASK and answer question #2 in the New City Catechism.
4 SING the song ‘Holy Holy Holy’
Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty
Early in the morning, our song shall rise to Thee
Holy Holy Holy, merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity
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 worshipping 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.
Prayer for the week: Almighty God, who does freely pardon all who repent and turn to Him, now fulfill in every contrite heart the promise of redeeming grace; forgiving all our sins, and cleansing us from an evil conscience; through the perfect sacrifice of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JANUARY 13TH
We will be sending out 2018 contribution statements over the next few weeks. If you moved this year, please ensure that you update your address in Giving Fire (https://veritasdayton.givingfire.com/) if you gave online, or email Josiah Stroh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your new address if you gave by check. Thank you for giving generously and sacrificially for His kingdom!
JAN 20 - VERITAS IN 10 AFTER SERVICE
We will be holding a brief interest meeting next week right after service in the balcony for anyone wanting to meet our leaders and learn more about Veritas or covenant membership! Whether you're a new visitor or regular attender, the pastors would love to get to know you more and help answer any questions you might have about our church!