Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – April 9, 2017 – Palm Sunday

by Bobby Gilles

in Liturgy & Sermons

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 week Pastor Jonah preached “The Triumphal Entry” as part of our Palm Sunday Service. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

April 9, 2017 – Palm Sunday from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.


Call to Worship

Today is Palm Sunday – a celebration that looks back to Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem. It was a day when he was honored as a King who’d come to conquer the enemies of God. The people lined the roads, waving palms branches and hailing him as Lord.  Today we echo those shouts of praise to Christ, who unites us, saves us and rules over our lives.

Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise!

For the Lord Most High is awesome.He is the great King of all the earth.

He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises to our King!

God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne.

The rulers of the world have gathered together with the people of the God of Abraham.

For all the kings of the earth belong to God. He is highly honored everywhere.

– Psalm 47

Hosanna In The Highest (Palm Sunday Version)


Jesus, our Lord, we shout hosannas and worship you.

With eager hands, we place our palms of praise on the path before you.

Yet, Lord, we confess that our mouths often deny or defy you.

And we confess that the hands that seek to serve you often become clenched fists.

Just as the people of Jerusalem did long ago  – We sing “Hosanna,” but cry “Crucify.”

We want to rule our own lives rather than bow before you.

Jesus, you came in weakness to give us strength and a place in your kingdom.

Forgive us, lift us up and help us to follow you.

Jesus, You are Lord over our lives. Amen. – adapted from The Worship Sourcebook

Death in His Grave


Hear the word of the Lord:

As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,  for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  –  Romans 10:11-13

This is the Good News that we celebrate as often as we gather!

When we worship God through giving, we know that we are not buying anything, because he has given us everything already. Instead, this is a time for us to acknowledge his love and provision as we give generously is proportion to what we have.

Let’s pray these words together:

God, in the presence of each other

We bring you this offering, freely giving

Just as we have freely received all good things in Christ.

We Are Listening


For God in all his fullness

   was pleased to live in Christ,

 and through him God reconciled

   everything to himself.

He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth

   by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. -Colossians 1:19-20

God has reconciled all things to Himself through Christ, so now in Christ we are reconciled to each other. Take time to greet each other this morning with that peace.

Sermon/Communion (Jonah)

The Love of God

Here Is Love


Follow Your Shepherd King to the cross and there you will find life. Go now in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.

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