Whole-Person Righteousness, Revenge, & Loving Your Enemies

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 Thanksgiving
Pastoral Prayer
Passing of the Peace


Psalm 37
This is my Father’s World

1 Peter 2:19-25
Rock of Ages
Jesus, Thank You

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Whole-Person Righteousness, Revenge, & Loving Your Enemies

Matthew 5:38-48

Communion Intro
Communion Song
Communion Prayer

Song of Response
Announcements
Benediction


1 Peter 2:22-24
The Lord’s Prayer
A Mighty Fortress


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 5:38-48 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 #35 in the New City Catechism.

4   SING the song: Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen

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 of perfection, love, forgiveness: help us to be a community that faithfully represents you. Help us to love one another as brothers and sisters, to love our enemies, and to forgive and pray for those who wrong us. Empower us by your Spirit to follow the way of your Son, the crucified King, who died to save us while we were still your enemies; In, through, and for Christ we pray. Amen.


ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SEPT 1st

SEPT 8 - FALL schedule begins

As Veritas Summer comes to a close, next Sunday we'll re-open our Pre-K Room, as well as start back into weekly City Groups! veritasdayton.org/city-groups

SEPT 15 - VERITAS 3RD ANNIVERSARY PICNIC, 4:30PM

Join us in celebrating God’s faithfulness! We will celebrate our 3rd anniversary as a church on Sunday, Sept 15th at 4:30PM at Wesleyan Metropark, 1441 Wesleyan Rd, Dayton, OH 45406. Hotdogs will be provided; please bring a side dish to share, and lawn chairs/games if you'd like!

SEPT 21 GROWTH: REDEFINING MINISTRY, 9AM-3PM

Join us for our next Veritas: Equip workshop, as we look to God's Word to grow in our understanding of mission and in our practice of evangelism! Lunch and childcare provided, so please register by Sept 8th at veritasdayton.org/equip.

SEPT 22 - VERITAS in 10

On Sunday Sept. 22, 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!

SEPT 22 - HOSPITALITY MEETING + SERVANTS NEEDED

If you currently serve on our hospitality team or are interested in serving, please join us for a brief meeting right after service on Sept. 22nd. We are also looking for additional servants to help once a month on Sunday mornings with greeting, set-up/clean-up of the Welcome Tables, etc. Contact Sara Krumlauf if interested! sara_krumlauf@yahoo.com.

SEPT 29 - FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAY + PARENTS LUNCHEON

Every fifth Sunday of the month, we bring all the children into our morning gathering to celebrate what God is doing in our families! (Veritas Kids will be offered for 0-2 only). Afterwards, we will be hosting a Parents Luncheon from 11:30am-12:30pm to update parents on what we are doing in our classrooms and help equip our parents to be raising our children in the Lord together. Childcare and lunch will be provided.

OCT 5 - FOUNDATIONS CLASS, 9AM-1PM

Foundations Class is a great way to learn more about Veritas' beliefs and practice, and is also a prerequisite for covenant membership. We'd love to have you join us from on Saturday, Oct. 5th from 8AM-1PM at Arbor Church. Lunch and childcare will be provided, so please register at: veritasdayton.org/foundations.