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
John 6-7, Psalm 34
Come to the Feast
1 John 1:7-9
Nothing but the Blood
O Fount of Love
Song of Response
There is a Fountain Filled With Blood
The Lord’s Prayer
There is a Fountain Filled With Blood
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 5:27-30 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 #32 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.
Almighty and merciful God, in your goodness keep us from all things that will hurt us, that we, being ready in thought, word, and deed, may accomplish with free hearts those things that belong to your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR AUG 11th
TODAY - REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR VERITAS: EQUIP
If you're planning to attend "Growth: Redefining Ministry" on August 24th, please register today at veritasdayton.org/equip.
AUG 13 - RUSKIN ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE, 4:30-6:30PM
This Tuesday at Ruskin's back-to-school open house, 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. If you haven’t already volunteered to help out, text/call Sarah Drake (513-649-4575) to get plugged in! More hands are still needed to help set-up and clean-up, plant flowers, and serve food.
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!
AUG 22 - EVENING FRONTLINE PRAYER, 8:00-8:45PM
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, OH. Learn more at veritasdayton.org/frontline.
SEPT 15 - VERITAS 3RD ANNIVERSARY PICNIC
Mark your calendars! Our third anniversary picnic will be in the evening on Sunday, September 15th. More details to come soon.
LADIES FALL BIBLE STUDY REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
We would love for you to join us as we go through Jen Wilkin's Sermon on the Mount study. This isn't your typical ladies Bible study! We'll meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:30pm Sept. through Nov. Registration ends Aug. 20; sign up & more info here: veritasdayton.org/bible-study.
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.