Test the Spirits

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

Welcome Reading
Call to Worship
Song of Adoration
Confession Reading

Prayer of Confession
Assurance Reading
Song of Grace
Assurance Reading
Song of Assurance
Apostle’s Creed

Pastoral Prayer
Passing of the Peace


Psalm 121
Abide With Me
Psalm 90

John 11:25-26
In Christ Alone
Romans 8:38-39
Oh God

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Test the Spirits

1 John 4:1-6

Communion Intro
Communion Song
Communion Prayer

Song of Response
Announcements
Benediction


In Feast or Fallow
The Lord’s Prayer
Your Great Name


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 4:1-6 together.

2   PRAY in response to the text, or the prayer of the week from the Private Worship Guide.

3   ASK and answer question #11 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.

Precious Jesus, you are worthy of being known, trusted, and treasured by every heart. Let the truth about you comfort our weary hearts and lead us to lead lives that adorn the gospel. We need you—all of you—in every moment. For your glory, we pray. Amen.


ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 17TH

MAR 24 - MEMBER MEETING, 4:30PM AT EMERSON

If you're a current member or member-in-process, please join us for our next 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 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.