Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – September 29th, 2013

Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on September 29th, 2013.

Song: “All Glory Be Forever” by Jordan Kauflin

Reading: Call to Worship

L: Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon You, for You answer me.
C: There is none like You among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like Yours.
L: All the nations You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous things; You alone are God. Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.
C: I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. For great is Your steadfast love toward me; You have delivered my soul from the depths of darkness.
—Based on Psalm 86:6-13

Song: “Praise To The Lord” by Joachim Neander and Catherine Winkworth

Song: “To God Be The Glory” by Fanny Jane Crosby


Reading: Confession

L: Lord, we know that Jesus, who knew no sin and whose hands were clean, became sin for us, died on the cross and rose from the grave, that we might be called righteous, clothed in white, and called Your children. But at our best, we still feel as though we’re in rags. Our best prayers are stained with sin. Even our tears of repentance are full of impurity and our spiritual life is full of pride and selfishness. Help us to repent of our repentance. Wash our tears and cover us in Your righteousness. Like the prodigal son, we run to a far country and return home crying, “Father forgive.” May we live in the righteousness of Christ, work in it, share our homes in it, be found in death in it, and stand covered by it when we come before Your throne. May we never lose sight of the sinfulness of our sin, the gift of salvation, the glory of the risen Christ, the beauty of God’s holiness, and the wonder of God’s gracious love. We ask this in the name of the One who makes it possible, Jesus Christ our risen Lord, Amen.

Song: “May Your Power Rest on Me” by Joel Gerdis, Eddy Morris, and Neil Robins

Reading: Assurance/Passing of the Peace

C: For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
—Romans 5:6-8

Our Sermon this week was from Aaron Lockhart from Romans 12: 19-21

Listen to the sermon online here.

Song: “Not In Me” Words and Music by Eric Schumacher and David L. Ward

Song: “Hallelujah What A Savior” by Philip Paul Bliss

Reading: Commitment

L: We are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior.
C: He will take our weak, mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same power with which He will bring everything under His control, and we will be in His glorious presence forever! All Glory to God our Father forever and ever. Amen!
—Based on Philippians 3:20-21

Song: “Absent From Flesh” by Jamie Barnes


Hear this benediction as we go:

L: May you go from here as a living sacrifice, bringing glory to God with all that you do by the power of the Holy Spirit and in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Peace be with you. 
C: And also with you.