Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – West, Sunday January 31, 2016

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on January 31, 2016

Song: “Oh Great is Our God”

:::ADORATION:::

Prayer

Song: “Satisfied In You”

:::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.”

:::CONFESSION/ASSURANCE:::

L: Gracious God, we confess that we so often trust in our own power and piety and deny the redeeming work of Christ. We repent and turn to You. By faith in the name of Jesus, You forgive and redeem us.
C: In Your mercy, You have nailed our sins to the cross of Christ and we no longer bear them. Empty us of our pride and selfishness; by Your grace, continue to redeem and restore us so that we may know and display Your glory. Amen 

Song: “New Again”

:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::

:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::

Our sermon was entitled “On God’s Terms” from Isaiah 28-30.

:::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: “This I Believe”

Song: “For the Cross”

:::COMMITMENT:::

Prayer

Song: “The Solid Rock”

:::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