Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – June 16th, 2013

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on June 16th, 2013.

Below are the songs and liturgy readings from our gathering. We pray that this would encourage you and point you to the gospel as we continue in worship as a scattered community on mission.

Song: “Warrior” by Bobby Gilles, Dave Moisan, and Neil Robins

Reading: Call to Worship

Welcome to Veritas! Wherever you are in life today—believing or skeptic, burdened or rejoicing, hear this: God wants you to know who He is and what He has done. He has warred against and conquered sin and death, through Jesus, so that we could know him! The goal of studying the Bible isn’t just to know more; it’s to know God. Through His word, he’s revealed himself and invited us into relationship with him. The goal of singing about God and to God this morning isn’t just to “accomplish worship”, its to know God more deeply, to experience his presence and grace, to have our hearts turned towards him as worship and praise Him! His word, the scriptures, speaks to us today and reminds us – in spite of the world’s suffering and the hardship that surrounds us, that God is good, that he’s faithful, and that his love endures. Hear the word of the Lord:

L: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! Give thanks to the God of gods. Give thanks to the Lord of Lords.
C: His faithful love endures forever.
L: Give thanks to Him who alone does mighty miracles. Give thanks to Him who made the heavens so skillfully. Give thanks to Him who placed the earth among the waters.
C: His faithful love endures forever.
L: Give thanks to Him who made the heavenly lights—the sun to rule the day, and the moon and stars to rule the night.
C: His faithful love endures forever.
—Adapted from Psalm 136:1-9

Song: “Come Thou Fount” Robert Robinson and John Wyeth

Reading: Confession/Assurance

It is good to examine our hearts, to see who we are trusting and believing in. Are we wondering from Jesus, as we’re so prone to do? Are we truly trusting in our great and faithful God? Or are we trusting in our bank accounts, our cleverness, and our ability to work things out on our own? God calls us to be utterly dependent upon him. Let’s pray together, confessing our need for God and asking for faith to trust in him alone.

L: O Lord of Grace, The world is before us today, and we are weak and fearful, filled with sin and doubt, but we look to You for strength;
C: If we venture forth alone, we stumble and fall, but in the Beloved’s arms we are held firm.
L: If we were left to our own treacherous hearts, we would bring shame to Your name,
C: But if guided and upheld by Your Spirit, We will bring You glory.
L: Lord of Mercy, forgive our sins. Be the arm that supports us, our strength to stand, our light to see, our shield to protect, and our sword to repel the enemy.
C: We know that all lovingkindness is in Your Son, Jesus, and we plead His blood to pay the debt of our sin. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, accept His worthiness for our unworthiness, His sinlessness for our sin, His purity for our uncleanness, His humility for our pride, His obedience for our rebellion, His glory for our shame, His death for our life. Amen.

Song: “Death Has Lost Its Sting” by Words by Isaac Watts, adapted by Rebecca Dennison Arranged by Mike Cosper

Song: “The Solid Rock” by  William Batchelder Bradbury and Edward Mote

Reading: Passing of the Peace

Our assurances rests in Christ! Our firm foundation! Our solid rock!! He has defeated our sin and saved us from death! He has given us peace with our creator God and peace with each other!! Lets take a few moments to demonstrate this peace as we greet each other things morning!

Our Sermon this week was from Pastor Nick Nye from Revelation 2:18-29

Listen to the sermon online here.

Song: “Rock Of Ages” Thomas Hastings and Augustus Montague Toplady

Song: “O Fount Of Love” Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

Reading: Commitment

L: Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame,
C: because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
—Romans 5:1-5

Song: “Hail The King” by Citizens- Mars Hill


Hear this benediction as we go:
L:May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to the Gospel, to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ.

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