Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – November 3rd, 2013
Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on November 3rd, 2013.
Song: “Made Alive” by Matt Ledford and Casey Roberts
Reading: Call to Worship
L: But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.
C: O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.
(Psalm 59:16-17 ESV)
Song: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” by Isaac Watts
L: Christ is our peace. He came to earth proclaiming peace to those who are far off and those who are near.
C: This proclamation has reached our ears but we confess it has not settled into our hearts.
L: Anxiety and fear haunt our frenzied days and our restless nights. We numb ourselves with mindless activities and shallow pleasures.
C: Forgive us, O Lord.
L: Christ is our peace. In his flesh, through his blood, he has taken those divided by hostility and made them one.
C: Forgive us for not seeking peace in Christ but in our divisions.
L: Grant us now, we pray, the grace to die daily to sin, and to rise daily to new life in Christ, who lives and reigns with us.
C: Christ is our peace. Open us and fill us with this peace. For your mercy we pray. Amen.
– based on Ephesians 2: 11-22
Song: “Oh God” by Zach Bolen
L: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
C: Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
-Hebrews 4:14-16, ESV
Song: “Thy Mercy, My God” by Sandra McCracken
Reading: Passing of the Peace
Our Sermon this week was from Nick Nye from Romans 14:13-23
Listen to the sermon online here.
Song: “Alas and Did My Savior Bleed” by Isaac Watts
L: See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
-1 John 3:1-2
Song: “I Am Set Free” by Leslie Jordan
Hear this benediction as we go:
L: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Go in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.
C: And also with you.