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
Psalm 111 & 117
Great is Thy Faithfulness
There is a Fountain Filled With Blood
O Church of Christ Invincible
Song of Response
Come To The Feast
The Lord’s Prayer
He Will Hold Me Fast
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 5:31-32 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 #33 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.
Eternal God, creator and preserver of all life, author of salvation, and giver of all grace: Make our church’s life together and the marriages within a sign of Christ's love to this sinful and broken world, that unity may overcome estrangement, forgiveness heal guilt, and joy conquer despair. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR AUG 18th
TODAY - VERITAS IN 10, AFTER SERVICE
We will be holding a brief interest meeting after service this Sunday 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!
AUG 20 - REGISTRATION ENDS FOR LADIES BIBLE STUDY
We would love for you to join us as we go through Jen Wilkin's Sermon on the Mount study. This isn't your typical ladies Bible study! We'll meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:30pm Sept. through Nov. Materials will be provided, so please register by Tuesday so that we can order yours! veritasdayton.org/bible-study.
AUG 22 - EVENING FRONTLINE PRAYER, 8:00-8:45PM
Join us Thursday night 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.
AUG 25 - FAMILY MINISTRY TRAINING, AFTER CHURCH
Family Ministry training will be held following the gathering on Sunday, August 25th. All current and new servants should make it a priority to attend. Anyone that might be considering joining Family Ministry this school year is also invited to come! Lunch and childcare will be provided. Please contact Sarah Drake with any questions (email@example.com).
SEPT 8 - FALL CITY GROUPS BEGIN
Our fall city groups begin the week of September 8th! Check out our updated schedule and locations at veritasdayton.org/city-groups, and/or contact Pastor J.J. if you'd like to get involved! firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPT 15 - VERITAS 3RD ANNIVERSARY PICNIC
Mark your calendars! Our third anniversary picnic will be the evening of Sunday, September 15th. More details to come soon.