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 Thanksgiving
Song of Rejoicing
Passing of the Peace
Psalm 118:1-4, 22-26, 29
All Glory Be To Christ
Based on Psalm 23:6
House of God, Forever
Yes and Amen
That You May Know
1 John 5:6-13
Song of Response
When I Survey
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 5:6-13 together.
2 PRAY in response to the text, or the prayer of the week from the Private Worship Guide.
3 ASK and answer question #15 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.
O God and Father, from whom comes every good and perfect gift: Grant that by your word and Spirit we may be assured that we have received eternal life, and, being confident in your grace, grant that we would turn and be a source of encouragement to others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR APRIL 14TH
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.
APR 21 - EASTER SUNDAY, 10AM Gathering
We look forward to gathering on Easter Sunday to celebrate Christ's resurrection together! We've provided invitation cards in your bulletin and additional resources on the Welcome Table for you to use to invite your neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family. Please be praying about who you can invite to come hear the glorious news of the gospel! veritasdayton.org/easter-2019
We will also be providing refreshments and opportunity for fellowship after church on Easter Sunday. We'd love to have as many people as possible stay to greet visitors and share in the love and fellowship of Christ with one another!
APRIL 25 - EVENING 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
APRIL 28 - VERITAS IN 10, AFTER SERVICE
We will be holding a brief interest meeting right after service in the balcony 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!
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.