Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – January 25th, 2015

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on January 25th, 2015

This Sunday, we are completing our series on Fruits of the Spirit. For th past several weeks we have focused on the fruit of the spirit as written in Galatians. This week we are focusing on Faithfulness, Gentleness & Self-Control. Next week we start our series on the book of Acts, so as we wrap up the Fruits of the Spirit let us be ready to dive into this book. We’re going to begin our gathering by singing “Abide”

Song: “Abide”

:::ADORATION:::

L: All glorious God, we give you thanks: in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms.
C: You chose us, before the world was made, to be your holy people, without fault in your sight. You adopted us as your children in Christ. You have set us free by his blood; you have forgiven our sins.
L: When we were strangers and hated you, in your goodness, you sought us out.
C: By Your Spirit, You have bound our wandering hearts to You, our true source of joy. All praise and glory be yours, O God, for the richness of your grace, for the splendor of your gifts, for the wonder of your love.
—based on Ephesians 1:3-18

Song: “Come Thou Fount”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

C: The proof of God’s amazing love is this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 
—based on Romans 5:8; Hebrews 4:16, NRSV

L: Have mercy on us, O God. We are weary and burdened with sin. We ask and trust You to lead us to repentance, to forgive what is sinful, to heal what is broken, to mold and shape us for Your glory.
C: We confess our need for You, our Savior, and trust in the work You accomplished for us on the cross. It’s in Your holy name that we pray. Amen.

Song: “Come to Me”

:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::

Because of Christ’s work on the cross, his death and resurrection, we have been brought back into communion with our God! Because of Jesus, we can sing out with confidence, “In life and death, Lord, Abide with me.”. Our God is with us! We have peace with our creator, our Father. And that same peace is among us this morning, because the Spirit of God unifies us together in Christ! Lets demonstrate this together as we take a few moments to greet each other.

:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::

Our Sermon was from Nick on Application IN | Faithfulness, Gentleness & Self-Control

Song: “More and More”

:::COMMUNION:::

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.

Song: “The Solid Rock”

:::COMMITMENT:::

C: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
—Apostles’ Creed

Song: “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

:::BENEDICTION:::

As you go, walk in the Spirit, being lead by Him in all you do, that His fruit would be evident in your life as you glorify God and live in grace of Christ. Go in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.