Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – West, Sunday February 7, 2016

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on February 7, 2016

Song: “The Word”

:::ADORATION:::

L: Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!
– Psalm 117 ESV

Song: “By His Grace”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

Prayer

:::APOSTLES CREED:::

Together we confess:

“I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father,
He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.”

Song: “In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross”

:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::

:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::

Our sermon was entitled “In Whom Do You Trust?”, from Isaiah 33-39.

:::COMMUNION:::

L: In the night in which he was betrayed, Our lord Jesus took bread, He gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.

L: Again, after supper, He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying; this cup is The new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.

Silent Reflection – to prepare our hearts to come to the Lords table

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.

C: We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.

Song: “There is a Fountain”

Song: “Come Thou Fount”

:::COMMITMENT:::

L: This is the good news that we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, and that He was raised to life on the third day,
C: We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. He is our Lord and our God.
L: We rejoice that the Spirit of God is transforming our hearts and lives through the Gospel of Jesus, as He is waking and empowering us to see our place and mission in this world.
C: Go forth in us, Spirit of God, that we may be the unified church as we worship the glory of God, live out the Gospel in loving community, display the love of Jesus as active servants, learn more of God’s glory and our mission through studying God’s Word, and as we proclaim the saving grace of Jesus as we live as missionaries to all around us. 
L: In a world distant from God, where millions of people face confusing choices,
C: this mission to proclaim Jesus is central to our being, for we announce the one name that saves!

—Based on a reading from “The Worship Source Book”

Song: “Amazing Grace (God of Grace)”

:::BENEDICTION:::

May the God who breathed life into creation be your delight. May Christ Jesus give you hope in your longing, and may the Holy Spirit, your advocate and supporter, set your hearts ablaze with a passion for glory of God. Peace be with you.
based on Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:17-18