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 Grace
Passing of the Peace
Holy, Holy, Holy
1 Timothy 1:15
In Christ Alone
The Lord’s Prayer
Song of Response
Before the Throne
The Lord’s Prayer
Come Thou Fount
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 6:9-13 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 #39 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 in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SEPT 30th
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). Directly following our Gathering today, we will be hosting a Parent Luncheon from 11:30-12:30 to update parents on what we are doing in our Veritas Kids classrooms and help equip our parents to be raising our children in the Lord together. Childcare and lunch (pulled pork sandwiches) will be provided. Please drop off your kids in the gym and join us for lunch in the Parent Room!
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. If you haven’t registered yet but still would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 discussing a number of important topics including voting on the budget for next year. Members-in-process who are taking Foundations class are invited to join us as well! Childcare will be provided, and meal is potluck style so please sign up to bring a dish at veritasdayton.org/potluck.