Veritas Gathered: Liturgy Recap – January 18th, 2015
Welcome to the recap of the songs, hymns and readings of the Veritas worship gathering on January 18th, 2015
This Sunday, we are continuing our series on Fruit of the Spirit! This week we are focusing on Patience, Kindness, and Goodness. We’re going to begin our gathering by singing “Made Alive”
Song: “Made Alive – Citizens & Saints”
L: I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations
I will sing of you among the peoples
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth
– Psalm 57:9-11
L: Almighty God, You have called us to be the church, building one another up and reflecting Christ to a lonely and confused world. But we confess that we are more apathetic than active, more callous than compassionate, more rebellious than obedient, more legalistic than loving.
C: Gracious Lord, have mercy upon us and forgive our sins. Remove everything in our hearts that prevents us from loving each other and displaying You to a broken world. Awaken our hearts to the gift of Your Spirit. By His power, may we make You known in our homes, neighborhoods, and places of work. This we pray in Jesus’ powerful name. Amen.
—Adapted from the Worship Sourcebook
Song: “I Shall Not Want”
:::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 Nick on Fruit of the Spirit | Patience, Kindness, and Goodness
Song: “Entrance – Liz Vice”
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: “Be Thou My Vision”
L: People of God – do not lose heart! For we know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead, will raise us also with Jesus and bring us into His glorious presence. For this light, momentary suffering is renewing us and preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen on this earth, which are fading, but to the things that are unseen, which are eternal. And we are citizens of heaven, that which is yet unseen, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior.
C: With His glorious power, He will take our weak, mortal bodies and change them into glorious everlasting bodies like His own, and we will be in His glorious presence forever! All Glory be to God our Father forever and ever. Amen!
—Based on 2 Corinthians 4:14-18 and Philippians 3:20-21
Song: “Absent from Flesh – Sojourn”
As children of God, go with the assurance of victory over death and an eternal destination resting in the glory of God. Go in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.