Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – October 12, 2014
Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and spiritual song of the Veritas worship gathering on October 12, 2014
This Sunday, we’re beginning a sermon series on prayer called “A movement of Prayer”…We’re excited to have this time to look at scripture and grow together in prayer! We’re going to begin our gathering by singing together the Lord’s Prayer.
Song: “Lord’s Prayer”
We continue in prayer and song, recognizing that God has called us to himself, to worship Him alone! This is what we were created for and in Him we find true peace and hope. Read with me from Psalm 86:
L: Lord, we are poor and needy, But you are great and mighty.
C: You alone are God.
L: Who is like you, Lord, abounding in steadfast love toward those who call upon your name?
C: You are merciful, gracious, slow to anger and rich in faithfulness.
L: Great is your steadfast love toward me, you have delivered my soul from the depths of Hell.
C: You alone are God.
-adapted from Psalm 86
Song: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God – Issac Watts”
Song: “Everything is Yours – Liz Vice”
Many times, we may feel like the psalmist when he wrote this lament in Ps 3, but as the Psalmist does here, our lament should cause us to focus on our God who has rescued us through Christ.
L: O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But You are a shield around me, O LORD; You bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill.
The answer comes to us in the gospel – the person and work of Jesus. Here is what Jesus says to us:
C: Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”
The answer to our sin, the answer to our doubt, the answer to our struggles with death and sickness and broken relationship is JESUS. Abiding in Christ, resting in his work, clinging to the hope that He brings us…
Song: “Abide With Me – Henry Francis Lyte and William Henry Monk”
We took time here to pray for healing of those effected by Ebol, healing of those who are living with mental illness, the first preview gathering of our new congregation on the east side of Columbus, and that our own community would know the grace of Jesus and that the Holy Spirit would draw us closer to the Father.
:::PASSING OF THE PEACE:::
Because of Christ’s work on the cross, his death and resurrection, we have been brought back into communion with our God! Because of Jesus, we can sing out with confidence, “In life and death, Lord, Abide with me.”. Our God is with us! We have peace with our creator, our Father. And that same peace is among us this morning, because the Spirit of God unifies us together in Christ! Lets demonstrate this together as we take a few moments to greet each other.
:::PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD:::
Our Sermon was from Garrison Greene on Application IN | A Movement of Prayer
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, have risen, 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: “Entrance – Liz Vice”
Here is the promise of what our Father God has done for us in making us his children:
L: For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.
-Romans 8:14-17a ESV
We have been adopted in as children of God! What an amazing demonstration of God’s love for us! Lets sing together as we reflect on God’s eternal love for us! I am so thankful for the freedom that Christ has given us. We are free from our sin and darkness. We have been adopted as beloved sons and daughters into God’s family. The curse of sin has been defeated by Jesus and we get to live in and experience the love of God!
Song: “The Love of God – Fredrick M. Lehman and Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai”
Go in confidence as God’s dearly loved children. Daily abide in His love and live by the Spirit in all you do, resting secure in your hope and Savior, Jesus Christ. Peace be with you.