Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – Sunday August 16th, 2015

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on August 16th, 2015

This week we continued through the book of Acts with a sermon entitled “Repentance and Rioting in Ephesus” from Acts 19:8-41 preached by Garrison Greene. So, as we explore God’s action in and through the church, let us open our ears and our hearts to hear from God through His Word and rejoice in Him! We will start the gathering by singing a song called “Let It Shine”.
Song: “Let It Shine”

:::ADORATION:::

L: O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do!

C: All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name. For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God.

L: Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.

C: With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death.

– Psalm 89: 5, 8-13

Song: “Rejoice”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

L: But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ-by grace you have been saved- and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
C: For by grace we have been saved through faith. And this is not our own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of our works, so that we may not boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
—based on Ephesians 2:4-10

Song: “Rock Of Ages”

:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::

:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::

Our sermon was preached by Garrison Greene, entitled “Repentance and Rioting in Ephesus”, from Acts 19:8-41.

Song: “It Is Well”

Song: “How Great Thou Art”

:::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.

:::COMMITMENT:::

Extemporaneous prayer.

Song: “Be Thou My Vision”

:::BENEDICTION:::

May the God of peace, who raised to life the great shepherd of the sheep, Jesus Christ, make us ready to do His will in every good thing. To the Triune God be glory forever and ever. Peace be with you.
—Based on Hebrews 13:20-21