Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – Sunday August 30th, 2015

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on August 30th, 2015

This week we continued through the book of Acts with a sermon entitled “The Passion and Persecution of Paul” from Acts 21-26 preached by Nick Nye. 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 “Praise to the Lord”.
Song: “Praise to the Lord”

:::ADORATION:::

Praise be to God,

who rescues us from the power of darkness; who redeems us, and sets us free!

Praise be to Jesus Christ, the firstborn of all creation,

through whom all things were made, in heaven and on the earth.

Praise be to the Spirit of God,

whose presence sustains us, and whose breath renews all creation.

Behold! He is making all things new! Come, O God, as You have made Your home among us. Continue to pour out Your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

~adapted from New Heaven, New Earth

Song: “You Are Good”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

Prayer of confession

Song: “Satisfied in You”

:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::

:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::

Our sermon was preached by Nick Nye, entitled “The Passion and Persecution of Paul”, from Acts 21-26.

Song: “Entrance”

Song: “Before the Throne of God Above”

:::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:::

God and Father of Jesus, You have sent Your Son to be our Savior: our light in the midst of darkness, our rescue from the raging floods, our hope in the face of threats, our peace amid turmoil.

We praise You for salvation!

Send us forth from this gathering with a renewed awakening to the Glory of Christ and with a renewed passion to declare and demonstrate Christ’s love and mercy to the world around us.

Cause us to trust and worship Him with all that we do, that we may live for Your glory. This we ask in the name of Jesus, the Lord. Amen.

Song: “Hail the King”

:::BENEDICTION:::

Let us rejoice: God so loves the world! May God your Maker send you out into the world renewed by the Gospel. May Christ the Light illuminate your darkest moments. And may the Holy Spirit of steadfast love guide you until we gather together again. Peace be with you. – based on John 3:16-17