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
Praise To The Lord, The Almighty
Grace Alone Psalm 13
1 John 3:19-24
Song of Response
Abide With Me
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 1 John 3:19-24 together.
2 PRAY in response to the text, or the prayer of the week from the Private Worship Guide.
3 ASK and answer question #10 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.
Our dear heavenly Father, thank you that you did not just love in word or talk but in action and truth. Thank you for sending to us your own precious son and our precious savior Jesus Christ to suffer on the cross in our place to accomplish full forgiveness and final favor for us. This love, this unimaginable love – Jesus Christ the Lord – tells us and trains us to love Your children as Christ loves us. We on our best days love one another defectively. And as a result of loving your family imperfectly we berate and condemn ourselves. We fail to love as Christ loves us and now feel as though we are losers and you are displeased with us. O, send forth your reassurance to us that we will have confidence to come to you boldly to ask for grace in time of need. May the love of Jesus Christ charm our hearts into quiet trust in you that your love for us becomes our love for one another and that by this all people will know that we are your disciples as we have love for one another. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 10TH
MAR 13 - MORNING FRONTLINE PRAYER, 6:30-7:15AM
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 14 - RUSKIN FAMILY NIGHT, 5-7PM
Come join in the fun with your family, or volunteer to help out with children's activities or serving dinner! Contact Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Drake (email@example.com) for more information.
MAR 17 - VERITAS IN 10 (AFTER SERVICE)
We will be holding a brief interest meeting next Sunday right after service for anyone wanting to meet our leaders and learn more about Veritas or covenant membership!
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
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.