Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – Sunday September 20th, 2015

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on September 20th, 2015

This week we began a new sermon series, Remembering our Redemption, with a sermon entitled “Creation” from Genesis 1:27-28;31 preached by Brad Snyder. So, as we relive the story of redemption seen throughout Scripture, 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 “All Creatures of Our God and King”.
Song: “All Creatures of Our God and King”

:::ADORATION:::

Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!
Praise him, sun and moon;
praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded and they were created.
He established them for ever and ever;
he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.
Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and frost,
stormy wind fulfilling his command!
Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Wild animals and all cattle,
creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and women alike, old and young together!
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted;
his glory is above earth and heaven.

Psalm 148:1-13

Song: “Praise to the Lord”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

L: Creator God, who set the stars in their places and directs the course of the planets; who robed this earth with a thin garment of air, making it a haven of beauty and life, who breathed into each of us the breath of life;

C: forgive us for we have forsaken your goodness for the pursuit of selfish desires. 

L: We have fostered discord rather than unity, contempt rather than respect, ignorance rather than love.

C: Forgive us, empty us of our selfishness and fill us with a renewed sense of wonder and delight in your goodness. Create in us a desire to worship you, so that in all things, we would bring honor and glory to your holy name. Amen.
— based on readings from the Worship Sourcebook

Song: “In The Shadow of the Glorious Cross”

:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::

:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::

Our sermon was preached by Brad Snyder, entitled “Creation”, from Genesis 1:27-28; 31.

Song: “Here is Love”

Song: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”

:::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: “Absent from Flesh”

:::BENEDICTION:::

May God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the source of all goodness and growth, pour his blessings upon all things created, and upon you, His children, that you may use them to His glory and the welfare of all peoples. Peace be with you.