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
Passing of the Peace
Come Thou Fount
Abide with Me
Flourishing: Those Who Mourn
Song of Response
We Will Feast
The Lord’s Prayer
Spirit Pour Out
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 Matthew 5:4 together.
2 PRAY in response to the text, or the prayer of the week from the Private Worship Liturgy (below).
3 ASK and answer question #21 in the New City Catechism.
4 SING the song ‘Before The Throne’
Before the throne of God above,
I have a strong and perfect plea,
A great High Priest whose name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart,
No tongue can bid me thence depart
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.
Blessed Jesus, help us to follow you, the Man of sorrows, into a life of mourning and grief. Help us to grieve over our own sin, to long for your return in our suffering, to weep with those who weep, and to be broken over the brokenness of this world. Accepting your invitation into this life of mourning and flourishing, help us to base our lives on the coming comfort, rather than on the worldly comforts of this present age. Utterly dependent on you, we pray; Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MAY 26TH
MAY 29 - FRONTLINE PRAYER, 8:00-8:45PM
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
JUN 1 - VERITAS SUMMER BEGINS
This summer (June-August), Veritas will be introducing some new learning and service opportunities, as well as scaling back in some areas in order to make space for these! We pray that the fruit of a simplified yet intentional summer will be refreshment within the body and growth in our witness to the surrounding community. Check out veritasdayton.org/summer for details!
JUN 9 - SERVICE PROJECT INFO MEETING
We are excited to offer ways for you to serve your neighbors and our community this summer and we need your help! After the gathering on June 9th, we will hold a brief info meeting to outline our summer projects and how you can get involved. Whether you are a skilled woodworker, have a green thumb, like to cook, pickup trash, or want to get your kids involved in serving with you, we would love for you to join us for this info meeting. If you are not able to attend but are interested in getting involved, contact Deacon Mike Squire at email@example.com.
JUN 23 - NEXT MEMBER MEETING, 4:30PM
Mark your calendars for our next quarterly meeting - more info to come next month!