Worship Recap: Songs, Hymns and Spiritual Songs from March 31st, 2013. Easter Gathering.

Welcome to the recap of the Veritas worship gathering on March 31st, 2013. Below are the songs and liturgy from our gathering.

For this Easter gathering we were blessed and privileged to be joined by a twenty-five person choir. The choir was made up of various individuals who attend and/or are members of Veritas.

Song: “Christ Arose” by:  Robert Lowry

Reading: Call to Worship

L: Hallelujah! Christ is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
L: This is the good news— the grave is empty! Hallelujah! Christ is risen.
C: He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
L: This is the good news— by His death, Christ has conquered sin; by His resurrection, Christ has given us His righteousness! Hallelujah! Christ is risen.
C: He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
L: This is the good news— Christ has risen from the grave and given us the promise and hope of resurrection, so that we might also rise with Him in new life everlasting! Hallelujah! Christ is risen.
C: He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Amen! This is what we celebrate this morning – That Christ has risen from the grave! It’s really good to be here this morning, both campuses together, Tri-village and Short North, celebrating our risen Savior! If you’re new to veritas or are visiting for the first time, we’re very glad that you have joined us! Lets sing together as we celebrate our risen Savior  Jesus Christ!

Song: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” by: Charles Wesley. [During this song we read the Easter story from Matthew 28: 1-9]

Reading: Adoration

L: He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
-Colossians 1:15-20

Song: “Bless the Lord (Son of Man” by: Tye Tribbett

Passing of the Peace:  

L: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
-1 Peter 1:3

Our Sermon this week was from Pastor Nick Nye from 1 Corinthians 15: 1-23

Listen to the sermon online here.

Communion: At this point in our gathering we celebrated communion together.

Song: “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name” by: Oliver Holden and Edward Perronet

Song: “O Fount of Love” by: Matt Papa and Matt Boswell

Reading: Commitment

The fact that our Savior has risen from the dead, defeating death and sin, give us increasable hope and promise! Scripture says this:

L: If we believe in Jesus, we are citizens of heaven, where the risen Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and raise them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.
C: Praise be to our risen Savior and all glory to God our Father forever and ever. Amen!
– Based on Phillippians 3:20-21

Lets celebrate this together as we anticipate being with our Savior, our God, in heaven!!

Song: “Absent From Flesh” by: Jamie Barnes

Reading: Sending

L: And you, who were dead in your sin, God made alive together with Christ (speaking of Christ’s resurrection from the dead!), having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.
C: Our sins He set aside, nailing them to the cross.
L: He disarmed the forces of evil and death and put them to shame, triumphing over them by raising Christ from the dead. Hallelujah! Christ is risen!
C: He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
—Based on Colossians 2:8-15

Song: “In Christ Alone” by: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend


Hear this benediction as we go:

Because of Christ’s resurrection, we have the hope and promise of eternal life. As we go, may that truth sink deep into our hearts and may we live in worship of our the Risen Savior, to the glory of God the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

L: Peace be with you. C: And also with you.