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
Word of Assurance
Song of Grace
Song of Assurance
The Apostle’s Creed
Passing of the Peace
Psalm 62, Hebrews 12:28-29
A Mighty Fortress
House of God, Forever
Do Not Love the World?
1 John 2:12-17
Song of Response
Jesus, Thank You
The Lord’s Prayer
Be Thou My Vision
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 2:12-17 together
2 PRAY in response to the text, or the prayer of the week from the Private Worship Guide.
3 ASK and answer question #6 in the New City Catechism.
4 SING the song ‘In Christ Alone’
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand
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.
Prayer for the week: Lord, grant that we would not to be anxious about earthly things, but to seek first your kingdom and righteousness; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 10TH
FRONTLINE PRAYER MEETINGS
Veritas desires to grow in corporate prayer this year, so we are re-starting our practice of meeting for “Frontline Prayer.” Unlike needs-based maintenance prayer, frontline prayer seeks grace to humble ourselves, for compassion and zeal for the Church and its health and expansion, and for the yearning to know God and see his glory and his Kingdom come! While dates will change based on availability, our intent is to meet twice monthly, once in the morning and once in the evening. If you’re interested in partnering in this commitment by helping facilitate or host, please contact Bashar and Brittany Antoon. Learn more at: veritasdayton.org/frontline
FEB 14 - RUSKIN FAMILY NIGHT
Ruskin Family Night is back, and the theme this month is Science! We need volunteers for children's activity stations (4:45-6:00) and serving dinner/cleanup (6-7pm), but you can also simply come enjoy the evening with your family and get to know others in our community. If you’re able to help, please sign up to volunteer by Tues Feb 12th at veritasdayton.org/ruskin. Contact Sarah Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or want to learn more!
FEB 17 - VERITAS IN 10 AFTER SERVICE
We will be holding a brief interest meeting later this month 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!
MAR 24 - MEMBER MEETING
Mark your calendars! Our next member meeting will be Sunday March 24th at 4:30PM. More info to come next month!
Giving statements for 2018 have been sent out in the mail. If you haven’t received yours, contact Josiah Stroh (email@example.com).