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 Facebook Live video of our entire service, originally streamed 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. I preached this week’s sermon, “The Three People You’ll Meet In New Albany,” from Acts 17:32-34. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.
Song Far Celestial Shore by Mavis Staples
CALL TO WORSHIP
Good morning church! Today we want to gather honoring the One who has called us. Join with me in hearing the Word of our Lord…
Sing a new song to the Lord!
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!
Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
Psalm 96:1-4a (NLT)
Let us lift our voices in praise to the only living and true God!
Song Doxology/Praise To The Lord, The Almighty.
When the church gathers, we bring our lives and stories. Some of you are here today with a burden of bad news – sickness in your family, a lost job, or maybe a recent death. The scriptures remind us that no matter what our heartache is, we can bring it before the Father. Let’s pray this psalm together.
Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.
Song On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand
CELEBRATION OF ASSURANCE
Hear the word of the Lord,
Jesus who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. -Philippians 2:6-8
Brothers and sisters, our God did not stay far off, but rather put on human flesh to be near. Therefore, we have intimacy with our God through the saving work of Jesus Christ.
Song This Old World written by Buddy and Julie Miller.
PASSING OF THE PEACE
Christ’s work of reconciliation offers us forgiveness for our sins and the possibility of genuine fellowship and reconciliation in community. Let’s turn to our neighbors, declare the peace of Jesus to one another, and get to know each other a little better.
Song Living Faith written by Bobby Gilles and Brooks Ritter.
Song God of this City by Bluetree
Go as carriers of the name of Christ, working to share his gospel and anticipating the day when every knee will bow at the name of Jesus and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
-Based on Philippians 2:9-11
Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, peace be with you.