Welcome to Sojourn’s weekly worship music set list review & service recap. You’ll not only read a list of the songs we led, but also the readings and prayers from our liturgy. And if you’d like to see how we incorporate liturgical art and lead the responsive readings, watch the embedded video of our entire service, or check it out on the Sojourn New Albany Facebook page. Our liturgy is written by worship director Justin Shaffer in collaboration with worship directors at other Sojourn churches. This Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached from 1 Samuel 17 (David and Goliath) in our Life Of David series. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

September 17, 2017 – Life Of David 4 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

Everything Is Yours written by Liz Vice.

CALL TO WORSHIP

Good morning church! Hear the word of the Lord:

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.

The world and all its people belong to him.

-Psalm 24:1

We belong to him, he is our righteous king, and we gather to celebrate him and share in our new life with him together. Let’s praise him together through the reading of his word:

1 Praise the Lord, all you nations.

   Praise him, all you people of the earth.

2 For his unfailing love for us is powerful;

   the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.

Praise the Lord!                                               -Psalm 117

(Begin vamping Come Thou Fount during CTW and aim for a pretty seamless transition)

Come Thou Fount written by Robert Robinson.

Lament

We are prone to wander and… We know that this world is not as it should be. Our lives… the lives of our brothers and sisters are riddled with betrayal, rejection and even injustice or persecution… and if we’re honest, we’ve both suffered and caused injustice. David gives us words with which to cry out to God. Let us call on God together, knowing that only he can help us suffer well. Pray this with me.

Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me.

Deliver me from evildoers and save me from bloodthirsty men.

See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offence or sin of mine, O LORD.

I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!

O my Strength, I watch for you; you, O God, are my fortress,

my loving God. God will go before me

I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.

(Psalm 59:1-4, 9-10 & 16-17 NIV)

Though we await Christ’s return and the perfect peace and justice he will usher in, we do not need to be overcome with pain and bitterness. Let us sing to God, knowing that he hears us, and he will bring justice.

Let Justice Roll written by Bobby Gilles and Rebecca Elliott.

ASSURANCE/GIVING

Our Lord is near to us in our suffering, we know this because Jesus was rejected by men and experienced every manner of suffering. Hear the word of the Lord…

I will praise You,

For You have answered me,

And have become my salvation.

The stone which the builders rejected

Has become the chief cornerstone.

This was the Lord’s doing;

It is marvelous in our eyes.

This is the day the Lord has made;

We will rejoice and be glad in it.                                                               -Psalm 118:21-24 NKJV

Jesus, the Cornerstone, the foundation for God’s promise to save sinners. Because Jesus was rejected we now experience acceptance and because Jesus suffered we now know joy!!

When we give sacrificially, we’re acknowledging that Jesus is our joy and doing battle with the greed that would seek to rob our joy. Let’s take a moment to pray silently over this week’s offering… for how God would have us steward the means he has entrusted to us, and how we may respond to the invitation to partner with him.

SILENCE

Let’s pray these words together:

Father, in the presence of each other

We bring you this offering, trusting

That life with you is greater than anything gold can afford.

If you’re a visitor this morning, don’t feel obligated to give. This service is our gift to you.

Let’s sing of our great hope as the giving baskets are passed around! 🙂  

Nothing but the Blood written by Robert Lowry.

PASSING OF THE PEACE

Christ holds the keys of death, and has brought us victory and peace through his work on the cross. Let’s greet one another with the peace of Christ.

[Sermon]

[Communion]

I’d Rather Have Jesus written by Rhea F. Miller and George Beverly Shea.

What a Friend We Have in Jesus written by Robert Lowry.

BENEDICTION

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever.

Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.         -1 Tim. 1:17

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