Veritas Gathered: Preparing for Sunday, July 5th, 2015


This is the last week of Practical Theology. Wes Thompson will be preaching a sermon called “The Church and Salvation” based on Ephesians 1:15-23. As we go dig into Ephesians, let us remember the meaning behind the authors words and led the Holy Spirit guide us in correct understanding.


C: We give You thanks, great God, for the hope we have in Jesus, who died but is risen and rules over all. We praise You for His presence with us. Because He lives, we look for eternal life, knowing that nothing past, present, or yet to come can separate us from Your great love made known in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

—A prayer from the Common Book of Worship



Check out this list of some of the songs we will be singing together this week:

  • “Oh Great is Our God” – A song that calls us to joyfully celebrate the greatness and majesty of our God.
  • “Jesus Paid It All” – A powerful hymn that reminds us how completely Christ’s sacrifice redeems us.
  • “In The Shadow of the Glorious Cross” – A song that speaks to the sustaining power of Christ in our lives, calling us to praise His name is thanksgiving for all He does for us.

Here is a link to a Spotify playlist. This playlist is comprised of songs being played at all four congregations this weekend, so you may not hear them all at you congregation. Even though our arrangements might be slightly different, listen through these songs and see the great truths that they speak about our God and then come prepared to sing them out loudly and joyfully as a gathered church.