Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – May 31st, 2015

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on May 31, 2015

This summer we are breaking from Acts to go through the Pslams! Last week we spoke about worship but this week we focused on lamenting. This Sunday’s message was titled “Lamenting”. So, as we continue through this book lets open our ears and our hearts to hear from God through His Word and follow Him boldly! We will start the gathering by singing a new song called “Saved Secure”

Song: “Saved Secure – Citizens & Saints”

:::ADORATION:::

L: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
C: Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way
L: Come, behold the works of the Lord! Be still, and know that He is God; He will be exalted among the nations, and He will be exalted on the earth.”
C: The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

– Adapted from Psalm 46

Song: “Come Thou Fount”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

L: For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
C: Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.

Psalm 62:5-8 ESV

Song: “Rock of Ages”

:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::

C: Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.
– based on Psalm 118:4-5, 14, 17

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 | Lamenting

Song: “The Solid Rock”

:::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: “Entrance – Liz Vice”

Song: “I Have to Believe – Rita Springer”

:::COMMITMENT:::

L: I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him.
C: Holy Spirit, strengthen us to abide in the grace and rest that comes only through Christ. Help us to know Christ and abide in the power of his resurrection, sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, so that we might also attain the resurrection from the dead. 

– Based on Philippians 3:8-11

Song: “Abide With Me”

:::BENEDICTION:::

May the grace of Christ give us rest in the midst of turmoil, and may the love of God being us peace in times of suffering, and may the power of the Holy Spirit enable us to have hope in the Gospel and to live for the glory of the Almighty God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Peace be with you.