Worship Recap: Songs, Hymns and Spiritual Songs from Feb 10th, 2013
Welcome to the recap of the Veritas worship gathering on February 17, 2012. Below are the songs and liturgy from our gathering.
Song: “Made Alive” by: Citizens of Mars Hill, Seattle
Reading: Call to Worship
We have gathered here this morning to worship God! Scripture tells us that where two or three are gathered in God’s name, God’s presence is there.
Sometimes we take for granted the ability that we’ve been given to come into the presence of God and worship him in this way! Most of us can’t just show up at the White House and expect to be welcomed by The President. Yet The God of the universe welcomes us as we are with open arms.
Friends, we worship a holy and compassionate God. Let’s echo the words of the Scripture as we give him praise:
L: Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. Declare his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
C: Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods.
L: The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens! Honor and majesty surround him; strength and joy fill his dwelling.
C: O nations of the world, recognize the Lord, recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.
L: Give to the Lord the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into his presence.
C: Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before him. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
1 Chronicles 16: 23-30
We stand this morning welcomed by the God of the universe and let us respond to his call by opening our hearts to him and singing out:
“Come thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace.”
Song: “Come Thou Fount” by: Robert Robinson and John Wyeth
In light of God’s grace and glory, we are called to confess and repent of our sins. To recognize and live in our new identity as the redeemed sons and daughters of GOD! I invite you to read this prayer with me:
L: Righteous God, in Christ you became sin for us. You took what we are so that we might become what you are. But we confess that often we ignore our sin. We confess that too often we do not confess. We keep silent about the sin that clings to us. But our sins are too great a burden for us. In this season of Lent, may you remind us of our brokenness. May you reveal to us our desperate need of your grace. May we be faced with our mortality and sin so that we will turn to you in repentance.
C: Forgive us, O God. In Christ take away our iniquity. We confess our sins, that we might rejoice and be glad in you and in the righteousness that flows over us as a mighty stream of grace. In Christ we pray, Amen.
– Adapted from the Reformed Worship journal, 34:19
Song: “All the Poor and Powerless” by: Leslie Jordan and David Leonard
Song: “Only Your Blood” by: Neil Robins, Adapted from Issac Watts
Passing of the Peace:
This is the gospel that we celebrate!!! Colossians 1 says this to us:
L: For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,
and through him God reconciled everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
– Colossians 1:19-20
By Christ’s blood, God has reconciled all of us to himself and has made peace with us! Lets celebrate this together as we take a few moments to turn and greet each other and welcome each other to this place.
Our Sermon this week was from guest speaker Reid Monaghan from Exodus 40:18-38.
Listen to the sermon online here.
Please read with me the underlined portion:
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, rose again, 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.
Song: “O Fount of Love” by: Matt Boswell and Matt Papa
Song: “Over Death” by: Jesse Eubanks, Joel Gerdis, and Neil Robins
May this be our prayer as we leave this place today, having been reminded of our place in Christ, of his glory, of his beauty. Rejoicing in the victory Christ has won over death and sin, which has freed us to go forth and worship God with our lives!
Lets read this prayer together:
O Father God, help us to be a church that builds our lives upon Your promises and truths and that finds our satisfaction and identity in the death and resurrection of Christ. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit and by Your perfect grace transform us into a people that is characterized by humility, gentleness, patience, and an eager willingness to bear with one another in love.
—Based on Colossians 2:13-15 and Ephesians 4:1-3
Song: Be Thou My Vision by: Mary Elizabeth Byrne and Eleanor Henrietta Hull
Here this benediction as we go:
Go with the assurance that the Father has stamped you with a mark as His own by Jesus Christ and that the Holy Spirit works in you to reveal your marked identity.
L: Peace be with you. C: And also with you.