Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – Peace – June 18, 2017

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 Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached from John 14 on “peace” as a Fruit Of The Spirit. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

Fruit of the Spirit (Peace) – Jonah Sage – June 18, 2017 from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

Song Compel My Heart – Doxology  Kara/Justin – Group

CALL TO WORSHIP

Good morning Sojourn, and Happy Father’s Day! Every week we gather, not because it’s ‘the thing’ to do on Sundays, but because GOD CALLS US to himself. The best thing we can do as created beings is to ANSWER his call & experience his life-transforming, life-altering grace! So whether you’ve come here as a visitor not knowing what to expect, or as a member familiar with our traditions – whether you’re a sceptic here through gritted teeth or a believer with much anticipation for heartfelt worship, let’s bring our attention to Jesus! Hear this from Colossians 1:

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.

He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,

He is the head of the church, which is his body.

For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,

And through him God reconciled everything to himself.

(Colossians 1:15,18-20)

We are reconciled and connected to God today because of Jesus, and that is what we rejoice in today! So as we continue in worship let’s lift the name of Jesus with our voices and our hearts.

Song Holy (Ryan)

CONFESSION

While we acknowledge that the church is a family, we also acknowledge that we are quick to argue, quick to slander, and quick to breed disunity. Let’s join together in this prayer of confession by reading the underlined portions…

Gracious and gentle God who comes low to meet His people,

God of peace, Father of mercy, God of all comfort:

we confess the evil of our hearts;

we acknowledge that we are prone

toward anger, jealousy, and revenge,to ambition and pride,

which lead to discord and bitterness.

Too often we have offended and grieved you

Our patient Father,

Forgive us this sin and restore the blessing you have promised the peacemakers, who shall be called the children of God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

-Adapted from Worship Sourcebook Pages 91-92

Song Raise Up Your Head (Justin)

ASSURANCE/GIVING

Hear the word of the Lord:

For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.  Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever.  So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

Because of Christ we no longer need to fear God’s anger. Instead, we have peace with our God and friendship with our King. Let us sing and rejoice that we have a relationship with God and as the giving buckets are passed around.

Song Solid Rock (Kara/Group)

PEACE

Peace is in short supply in this age of mass distraction. Let’s take the time to celebrate the peace we have with one another through Christ by greeting one another warmly.

[Sermon]

[Communion]

Song There is a Peace (Kara)

Song Jesus Paid it All (Ryan)

BENEDICTION

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Cor. 13:11(NIV)

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