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 Assurance
Song of Thanksgiving
Passing of the Peace
Great is Thy Faithfulness
1 John 3:1-2
How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
This is My Father’s World
Our Father Who Sees
Song of Response
The Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Be Thou My Vision
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 6:1-18 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 #36 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
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.
Our Father who sees who we truly are, save us from hypocrisy and externally manufactured righteousness. Grant that we would practice righteousness before you whole-heartedly, treasuring you and your kingdom above all things; In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SEPT 8th
TODAY - LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR VERITAS: EQUIP
Join us on Sept 21st, 9AM-3PM for Growth: Redefining Mission, 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 today at veritasdayton.org/equip.
SEPT 15 - VERITAS 3RD ANNIVERSARY COOKOUT, 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 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! email@example.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.
OCT 6 - NEXT MEMBER MEETING, 4:30PM
Our next quarterly member meeting will be Sunday, Oct 6th at Emerson. If you are a covenant member of Veritas, please make it a priority to be there, as we will be voting on the budget for next year!