In the wake of a tragic mass shooting in our city, we gathered both to mourn and also to remember where our ultimate comfort is found. We paused our current series to reflect and hear again from Matthew 5:4 during our service of lament, mourning, and prayer. If you’d like to listen to the service in its entirety, email email@example.com.
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 Invitation
Prayer of Confession
Word of Assurance
Song of Grace
Song of Assurance
Passing of the Peace
Christ Our Comfort
Song of Response
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 5:4 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 #31 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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR AUG 4th
AUG 5 - RUSKIN KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION, 1:45-4:00PM
In continued partnership with Ruskin Elementary School, Veritas is looking for volunteers to assist with activities at the school's Kindergarten Orientation on Monday, August 5th. Family friendly serving opportunity! Please sign up at veritasdayton.org/summer or contact Sarah Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
AUG 8 - 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.
AUG 11 - REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR VERITAS: EQUIP
If you're planning to attend our second offering of "Growth: Redefining Ministry" on August 24th, please register by August 11th at veritasdayton.org/equip.
AUG 13 - RUSKIN ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE, 4:30-6:30PM
Mark your calendars for a church-wide service opportunity on Tuesday, August 13th, 4:30-6:30pm! Veritas will be leading a beautification project in the front flower bed, organizing an accompanying craft, providing food, cooking, and serving dinner to parents and students during Ruskin's back-to-school Open House event. Plenty of ways to get involved! More details to come. Contact Sarah Drake (email@example.com) with questions.
AUG 18 - VERITAS IN 10, AFTER SERVICE
We will be holding a brief interest meeting after service on the 18th 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!
family ministry needs
Our Family Ministry is in need of more people to serve in our classrooms once a month starting in September. Specifically, we need:
Prayer Warriors to pray over and bless our infants (0-2 yrs).
Story Tellers to speak big truths to our toddlers (2-3 yrs).
Teachers to follow curriculum guides to instruct our kids (3-5 yrs).
We need singles, parents, and empty-nesters willing to offer their unique gifts to this ministry. No experience with kids is necessary - we will gladly train you to help us raise up the next generation to know, love, and follow Jesus with His people. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about serving our church in this area.