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
Song of Grace
Confession of Faith
Song of Assurance
Passing of the Peace
Before the Throne
I Need Thee Every Hour
The Assured People of God
1 John 5:13-17
Song of Response
Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
The Lord’s Prayer
How Firm a Foundation
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 5:13-17 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 #17 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, give us the comfort, peace, and rest that comes from knowing that we possess eternal life in your Son. And by that assurance, increase in us confident prayerfulness and concern for one another's perseverance; in the name of Jesus, who with you and the Holy Spirit, be all glory and honor forever and ever. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR APRIL 28TH
APRIL 28 - VERITAS IN 10, AFTER SERVICE
This Sunday 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!
FRONTLINE PRAYER MEETINGS
WED, MAY 15 - 6:30-7:15AM
WED, MAY 29 - 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
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 ends May 17th. Visit daytonwomenintheword.com/mark for more information.