Sojourn Church Liturgy – June 24, 2018 – James 3:1-12

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 James 3:1-12.  Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

June 24, 2018 – James 3 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Song When the Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash.


Welcome… we gather to worship Jesus the king! …hear John’s vision recorded in Revelation 5:

Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders
the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,
saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom
and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth
and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
       -Based on Revelation 5:11-14

It goes on to say the elders fell down and worshipped him… let us worship him together!  

Song Come and Sing by Jeremy Quillo.


Life in God’s family is not marked by perfection yet… We eagerly await Christ’s return to make all things new, but until then we continuously call out to our God in prayer: 

…get specific about the sin contained within our speech

Let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.                                                                                      —Psalm 32:6, NRSV

Let this next song direct our prayer as we recognize our own sin and lament over sin, suffering, and injustice. Friends, remember that the Lord loves hearing His children trust in him at all times.

Song I Have to Believe by Rita Springer.


God is our refuge and strength. Let us declare the word of the Lord together:

On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him;

God is a refuge for us.

-Psalm 62:7-8

Hallelujah! …and if God is our refuge, it ultimately means our stuff and the wealth we amass is not – both individually, and as a church. Here this word from Hebrews:

5-6 Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote,

God is there, ready to help;
I’m fearless no matter what.
Who or what can get to me?
                                                         -Hebrews 13:5-6 The Message

Let’s continue to sing to God, our refuge, as the giving baskets are passed around… 🙂 ALSO as we have mentioned the last couple of weeks, please note the information on the screen about new ways to give online and through text giving 🙂

Song Refuge by Neil Degraide.


Greet one another in the life-giving peace that is yours in Jesus 🙂



Song At the Foot of the Cross by Kathryn Scott.

Song Break Every Chain by Will Reagan.


May God, who puts all things together,
makes all things whole,
Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus,
the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant,
Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd,
up and alive from the dead,
Now put you together, provide you
with everything you need to please him,
Make us into what gives him most pleasure,
by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah.
All glory to Jesus forever and always! [Peace be with you!]    

   -Hebrews 12:20-21 (The Message)

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