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
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
1 Timothy 1:15-17
Jesus, Thank You
House of God Forever
1 John 5:1-5
Song of Response
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 5:1-5 together.
2 PRAY in response to the text, or the prayer of the week from the Private Worship Guide.
3 ASK and answer question #14 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.
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR APRIL 7TH
TODAY - NEW COVENANT MEMBER
To become a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation; in the Bible this type of promise is called a covenant. Today we joyfully welcome Clayton Wright into our church body as a covenant member!
APR 11 - 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.
APR 19 - GOOD FRIDAY, 6PM @ EMERSON
Is there anything good about a man's crucifixion and death? Can this be where we find hope and salvation? Join us for our evening Good Friday service as we meditate upon the immense work that Christ accomplished for us on the cross. Childcare will be offered for ages 0-3, and we could still use a few volunteers to fill those slots!
APR 21 - EASTER SUNDAY
We look forward to gathering on Easter Sunday to celebrate Christ's resurrection together! We've provided invitation cards in your bulletin (and additional available on the welcome table) for you to hand out to family and friends, as well as posters and social media resources. Please be praying about who you can invite to come hear the glorious news of the gospel!
APRIL 25 - EVENING FRONTLINE PRAYER, 8:00-8:45PM
Host: Bashar and Brittany Antoon, 148 McClure St, Dayton, OH. Learn more at veritasdayton.org/frontline.
SUMMER WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Dayton Women in the Word will be studying the Gospel of Mark this Summer (June-July). There will be two in-person session options on Monday evening (no childcare) and Wednesday morning (childcare available, space permitting) at Keystone Church in Kettering. Registration opens April 8th and ends May 17th. Visit daytonwomenintheword.com/mark for more information.