Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – August 18th, 2013

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on August 18th, 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: “Every Step” by Mavis Staples

Reading: Call to Worship

L: Praise the LORD. It is so good to sing praises to our God. Praising Him is beautiful, it’s how the world should be. The LORD builds up His people; He gathers them together out of exile. He heals the broken- hearted and bandages their wounds. This same God determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
C: Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. Let’s sing to the LORD with thanksgiving. Make music to our God with instruments and voices. For He delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.
—Based on Psalm 147

Song: “Gifted Response” by Matt Redman

Reading: Confession/Assurance

L: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
—Psalm 46

::: At this point in our gathering we had an intentional and extended time of silence. This was a time for personal prayer and a time to simply come before God and acknowledge that he is ever present and that Jesus is ever before him as our advocate. The following prayer was placed on the display screens as a prompt to help enter into this time. :::

“Father God, I confess my need for Jesus—my need for Your grace. I quiet my heart before You this morning. Speak to me, reveal Your glory to me, convict me of my sin, call me to repentance, reveal to me Your sovereignty, and refresh my            heart with Your grace.”

Song: “Oh God” by Citizens

Song: “All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name” by  Oliver Holden, Edward Perronet, and John Rippon

Reading: Passing of the Peace

Our Sermon this week was from Pastor Nick Nye from Romans 10: 9-13

Listen to the sermon online here.

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

Reading: Commitment

L: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, the privilege is ours to be called to share in the loving, healing, and reconciling mission of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, in this age and wherever we are.
C: Since without You we can do no good thing, may Your Spirit make us wise; may Your Spirit guide us; may Your Spirit renew us. May Your Spirit strengthen us so that we will be strong in faith, discerning in proclamation, courageous in witness, persistent in good deeds. This we ask through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, knowing that as we go, Your mighty presence will be with us! Amen.
—Based on Prayers Encircling the World: An International Anthology of 300 Prayers

Song: “Mission’s Flame” by Matt Redman

Song: “Our God” by Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, and Chris Tomlin


Hear this benediction as we go:

L: As you go, 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 and boldly preach the gospel as you live on mission to the glory of God! Peace be with you!
C: And also with you.