Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – West, Sunday April 17, 2016

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on [Date]

Song: “Bless the Lord (Son of Man)”


L: Praise be to God,
C: who rescues us from the power of darkness; who redeems us, and sets us free!
L: Praise be to Jesus Christ, the firstborn of all creation,
C: through whom all things were made, in heaven and on the earth.
L: Praise be to the Spirit of God,
C: whose presence sustains us, and whose breath renews all creation.
L: Behold! He is making all things new!
L: 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: “Come Like the Wind”


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: “I Shall Not Want”


L: Merciful God, in your gracious presence we confess our sin and the sin of this world. Although Christ is among us as our peace, we are a people divided against ourselves as we cling to the values of a broken world. The profit and pleasures we pursue lay waste the land and pollute the seas. The fears and jealousies that we harbor set neighbor against neighbor and nation against nation. We abuse your good gifts of imagination and freedom, of intellect and reason, and turn them into bonds of oppression.
C: Lord, have mercy upon us; heal and forgive us. Set us free to serve you in the world as agents of your reconciling love in Jesus Christ. Amen.

– The Book of Common Worship – PCC, p. 28

Song: “Rock of Ages”



Our sermon was entitled “Desperation: Preach and Pray”, from Isaiah 61-62.


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: “Jesus at the Center”

Song: “10,000 Reasons”


May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Go forth in the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you
—based on Philippians 4:7