Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – June 21st, 2015
Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on June 21st, 2015
This week we returned to our summer walk through the Psalms to talk about thankfulness. It’s a simple idea, and one we speak about often, but for that very reason deserves the careful attention given by the speaker this week. So, as we approach this important topic lets open our ears and our hearts to hear from God through His Word and rejoice in His goodness! We will start the gathering by singing a song called “Amazing Grace”.
Song: “Amazing Grace (God of Grace)”
L: O Lord Most High, who dwells beyond the heavens, You can’t be compared with anything, you’re far beyond our loftiest thoughts.
C: Gather us together in the name of Jesus, whom the angels adore, whose name is above every name.
L: Lead us in our worship, that all we do might be filled with your grace, directed by your wisdom, informed by the truth, and accomplished to your glory.
C: We ask all this through Christ, our Lord, whom with you, our Father, and the Holy Spirit, we constantly seek to glorify. Amen!
– Adapted from “Leading in Prayer” by Hughes Oliphant Old
Song: “Come Ye Sinners”
L: I am blind, be thou my light, ignorant, be thou my wisdom, self- willed, be thou my mind. Open my ear to grasp quickly thy Spirit’s voice, melt my conscience that no hardness remain. When Satan approaches may I flee to thy wounds, and there cease to tremble at all alarms. Be my good shepherd to lead me into the green pastures of thy Word, and cause me to lie down beside the rivers of its comforts. Thy cross was upraised to be my refuge, thy blood streamed forth to wash me clean.
C: I was a stranger, an outcast, a slave, a rebel, but thy cross has brought me near. Amen.
– Adapted from “Need of Jesus” – The Valley of Vision
Song: “Oh God”
:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::
:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::
Our Sermon was from Brad Snyder, teaching on giving thanks to God, based on Psalm 147.
Song: “Father You Are All We Need”
Song: “Come Thou Fount”
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: The works of the Lord sustain us.
C: God has blessed us with life.
L: The precepts of the Lord guide us.
C: God has blessed us with wisdom.
L: The love of the Lord redeems us.
C: God has blessed us with salvation.
— based on Psalm 111, from the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website
Song: “How He Loves”
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. – Eph. 3:17-19