Flourishing: The Persecuted

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

Welcome Reading
Call to Worship
Song of Adoration
Prayer of Confession
Word of Assurance
Song of Assurance
Song of Lament
Pastoral Prayer
Passing of the Peace


Psalm 146
I Sing the Mighty Power of God

1 Peter 1:3-9
’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
How Long?

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Flourishing: The Persecuted

Matthew 5:10-12

Communion Intro
Communion Song
Communion Prayer

Song of Response
Announcements
Benediction


What Wondrous Love Is This?
The Lord’s Prayer
We Will Feast


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 5:10-12 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 #27 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.

Jesus, you are the King of kings and Lord of lords and yet you came down from your heavenly throne to be despised and rejected by your creation. Give us, your people, the perseverance to continue in righteousness by the power of the Holy Spirit when we face persecution and rejection. Let us be encouraged by the hope of your kingdom. For the glory of the Father, we pray; Amen.


ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JUL 7TH

TONIGHT - CITY GROUPS MEET

This summer, City Groups will be meeting on July 7th, August 4th, and then will resume meeting weekly again starting the week of September 8th!

JUL 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. Learn more at veritasdayton.org/frontline.

JUL 13 - GROWTH: REDEFINING mINISTRY, 9am-3pm

Our Veritas: Equip worskhops will begin July 13th at Arbor Baptist Church (720 Burkhardt Ave). Lunch and childcare are provided; please bring your Bible. Learn more and register at veritasdayton.org/equip.

ADDITIONAL DATES:

aUG 24 - GROWTH: REDEFINING MINISTRY
SEPT 21 - GROWTH: REDEFINING MISSION
OCT 26 - GROWTH: REDEFINING MISSION

JUL 15 - SAFE FAMILIES INFO MEETING, 6:00PM

Veritas, we invite you to come learn about ways to care for and share the gospel with families in our community through Safe Families Greater Dayton! Join us Monday July 15th at 6PM at the Brauns (1218 Wabash Ave Dayton, OH 45405) for a cookout, and bring a side dish to share. Please RSVP to Mindy at mbraun@safefamilies.net.

JUL 24 - evening frontline prayer, 8:00-8:45PM

Host: Antoons, 148 McClure St, Dayton. Learn more at veritasdayton.org/frontline.

JUL 25 - DWITW WORSHIP NIGHT, 6:30-7:45PM

This year marks the five year anniversary of Dayton Women In the Word's summer Bible study. To celebrate all that the Lord has done, DWITW would love for all to join for a night of worship at Fellowship Christian Church in Beavercreek.