Sojourn Church Liturgy – Feb 25, 2018 – Parable of the Mustard Seed

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 a sermon on the parable of the mustard seed from Matthew 13, in our Parables of Jesus series. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

Parable of the Mustard Seed – February 25, 2018 from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

Song Farther Along written by William B. Stevens. Allegedly. Some dispute it.


Stop and consider the wondrous works of God.

Do you know how God lays his command upon them

and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?

God thunders wondrously with his voice;

he does great things that we cannot comprehend.

He seals up the hand of every man,

that all men whom he made may know it.

Job 37 (ESV)


Song God of Wonders written by Marc Byrd and Steve Hindalong.


We sing about God’s glory and greatness today, and as we enter into a time of confession, we recognize that we often try to take God’s glory as our own. Our tendency is to believe that our successes are self-made, when all we have is from God. We value and build up our image, when we’re made in the image of God. Let’s confess these things together, please pray the underlined portions aloud:

Lord, your glory is yours alone.

You made everything, and we are created for you.

Yet we’ve tried to take your glory as our own.

In our relationships, in our work, the places we occupy in our lives,

we confess the times we’re more concerned with

maintaining our image rather than revealing your image in us.

Tear down the little kingdoms we’ve built,

And use us to build up your kingdom on earth, for your glory.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Song Oh Help My Unbelief written by Isaac Watts and Justin Smith.


Brief intro

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.


Song All I Have is Yours written by Bobby Gilles and Rebecca Elliott.


Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. (Romans 5:1 NLT)

Not only do we have peace with God, we also have peace with one another. Let’s greet one another with the peace we have from Jesus Christ.



Song Entrance written by Liz Vice.

Song Where Your Praise Never Ends written by Charlie Richardson.


Now may the God of peace—

    who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus,

the great Shepherd of the sheep,

    and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—

21 may he equip you with all you need

    for doing his will.

May he produce in you,

    through the power of Jesus Christ,

every good thing that is pleasing to him.

    All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.

 Go now in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you! -Heb. 13:20-21 NLT

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