Worship Recap: Songs, Hymns and Spiritual Songs from March 3rd, 2013
Welcome to the recap of the Veritas worship gathering on March 3rd, 2013. Below are the songs and liturgy from our gathering.
Song: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” by: Isaac Watts
Reading: Call to Worship
It is our desire here at Veritas that the word of God would dictate our thoughts, desires, emotions, and every other aspect of our lives. So what better way this morning to focus our worship on God then to hear what scripture says about the character and nature of Him and to allow these truths to silence the lies and doubts we sometimes believe about our Lord.
L: Praise the Lord! Let us give thanks to the Lord with our whole heart, together as one body and voice, let us worship God!
C: Great are the works of the Lord. We remember and delight in the amazing things He has done! ￼￼￼
L: He is full of splendor and majesty and His righteousness endures forever. He has caused His wondrous works to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and merciful. The works of His hands are faithful and just; He sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever.
C: Holy and awesome is His name!
L: Only when we see Him as He truly is, holy and awesome, Almighty God above all, will we begin to view everything else rightly and live in a way that honors God.
C: His praise endures forever!
—Based on Psalm 111
As we continue singing, let us do so knowing that the Tri-village campus is celebrating their one year anniversary today. It is such a blessing that we can gather together this morning and rejoice that God has continually revealed himself as a faithful father, providing for all of our needs! We are one church as two seperate bodies whose desire it is to see the will of God worked out in our city.
Song: “All Creatures of our God and King” by: Francis of Assisi/ Arranged by Kin of Mars Hill, Seattle
In light of God’s perfection and holy standard we have no choice but to admit our guilt and lowliness. Scripture tells us that we have all sinned and apart from God we are on a trajectory of death. Even though we know that sin no longer has dominion over us, we are often tempted to return to its rule. Read with me this prayer of confession:
C: Holy Lord, I have sinned times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, of failure to find my mind in your Word, of neglect to seek you in my daily life. My transgressions and short-comings present me with a list of accusations, But I praise you that they will not stand against me, for all have been laid on Christ; Go on to subdue my corruptions, and grant me grace to live above them.
-adapted from The Valley of Vision
Lets take a moment now to silently confess our sins before the Lord. But I encourage you to do it with confidence, knowing that God has extended grace to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who paid the penalty for our sins. Because of that we can claim that death has lost its sting and that God has saved us from our sin.
-moment of silent prayer-
Song: “Death Has Lost Its Sting” by: Words by Isaac Watts, adapted by Rebecca Dennison Arranged by Mike Cosper
Song: “Great Is Your Name” by: Marc James
Passing of the Peace:
God has answered our fears and our greatest needs through the cross of Jesus. Hear this good news:
L:God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
C:While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
—Romans 5:8; Colossians 1:13-14; Romans 5:1
Amen! Let’s take some time to welcome one another here today in a spirit of joy and peace.
Our Sermon this week was from Pastor Joel Workman from Romans 6: 15-23
Listen to the sermon online here.
Please read with me the underlined portion:
L: Jesus’ death brings us life and this meal reminds us that we are fed by Jesus and forgiven because of Jesus.
C: We rejoice that You have died, rose again, and are now with the Father advocating for us. Amen.
L: With our money, time, and talent we give generously, knowing that through Your Son, Jesus, You have generously given to us.
C: We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.
Song: “Here Is Love” by: William Edwards, Robert S. Lowry, and William Rees
Song: “All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name” by: Oliver Holden, Edward Perronet
Knowing that our identity lies in Christ and not ourselves- in Christ’s work and not on any of our own efforts- let us read together this truth from scripture in regard to our position before the Father, through Christ:
L: Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
C: And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
As we sing this final song let our hearts be drawn to belief and our souls be lead to confidence- knowing that our identity is in Christ, who will never fail us!
Song: “O Help My Unbelief” by: Isaac Watts; Arrangement by Andrew Osenga
Here this benediction as we go:
God has made you alive through the death of His son. Step forward today with confidence and faith that He is able to keep and sustain you. Peace be with you.
L: Peace be with you. C: And also with you.