Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – September 14, 2014
Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on September 14, 2014
Nick Nye On Rhythms As | A Movement of Grace
We begin by remembering what God has done, how he has brought us into his Kingdom and called us his own. Worship him for this.
Song: “Truly Today”
L: The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made. All your works praise You, LORD; Your faithful people praise You. They tell of the glory of Your kingdom and speak of Your might, so that all people may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of Your kingdom.
C: The LORD is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does. The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
We need to be reminded that in the midst of our doubt and failings, that the Lord upholds us, that we have a God who is forever faithful. This next song speaks of the faithfulness of God. It speaks of his faithfulness in showing us grace, in showing us love. It speaks of how God sought us when we were strangers, distant from him, how His kindness still pursues us in the midst of our wandering and doubts. So, lets celebrate his faithfulness and together, ask that he would come and tune our hearts to his grace, to see and know his mercy
Song: “ComeThouFount E”
In our confession and repentance, we are reminded that Jesus has forgiven our sin, has covered it with his blood and calls us to live in the freedom of his grace, as we read this prayer, allow the Holy Spirit to draw your heart to repentance. Lets pray:
L: Gracious God, We are guilty of rejecting you, our Maker. We have loved the works of our hands and despised the One from whose hands we were made. We doubt and lack faith. We often live for our own pleasure and not for your glory. We are truly like sheep, going our own way. Show us the fullness of our sin and lift up our wandering eyes to Jesus.
C: For our rebellion, he was pierced. For our sins, he was crushed. He was beaten to make us whole. He was torn so that we could be healed. For our weakness, he carried the burden of the cross. He bore all our sins to take rebels and make us righteous. By your grace, return our hearts to Jesus, our Savior King and cause us to rest fully in his grace. Amen.
-Based on Isaiah 53
Song: “The Water And The Blood”
:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::
If you believe in Jesus Christ, your soul has been washed free of sin and you have been taken from a place of solitude and distance from God, and brought near to God, adopted into His family.
:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::
Our Sermon was from Nick Nye On Rhythms As | A Movement of Grace
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, have risen, 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.
L: We rejoice, O God, that Your Spirit is transforming our hearts and lives through the Gospel of Jesus, as He is waking and empowering us to see our place in this world.
C: Go forth in us, Spirit of God, that we may be the unified church; as we worship God and live for His glory, as we live out the gospel in loving community, as we display the gospel by being active servants to all around us, as we understand the gospel by being learners of God’s Word, and as we proclaim the gospel by living as missionaries where ever we are.
L: In a world estranged from God, where millions of people face confusing choices,
C: this mission is central to our being, for we announce the name of Jesus, Savior of the world.
– from “The Worship Source Book”
Song: “Before The Throne Of God Above”
As you go, I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Peace be with you.