Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – January 8, 2017 – Marriage Series

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 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. This week’s sermon is the second of three on marriage, from Ephesians 5:21-33. It comes from Pastor Travis McGowan. Learn more about our church here.

Song Heaven [Gungor] (Ryan)


Welcome to Sojourn! We begin every gathering, as Christians have been doing for millennia, with a Call to Worship… God is the object, the audience, and the initiator of our worship – God alone is worthy of our praise… He alone is Holy! Hear the word of the Lord:

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;

   praise him in his mighty heaven!

Praise him for his mighty works;

   praise his unequaled greatness!

Praise him with the tambourine and dancing;

   praise him with strings and flutes!

Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

-Psalms 150:1-2,4,6

God’s word exhorts us to worship Him with EVERYTHING we have; we have voices – so we sing! We have drums and pianos and guitars – so we make a joyful noise! We sing to him and to each other in spirit and in truth! Within our church we literally have opera singers and stage performers and people who are tone deaf 🙂 and the Bible teaches that God delights in us and the beautiful harmony we make – so let’s sing!

Song Praise To The Lord, The Almighty (Janna)


There’s a simple prayer from the book of Mark that says, “I believe, Lord. Help my unbelief.” As we sing, let’s cry out to Jesus.  We need his help to believe.  Sing with us.

Song O Help My Unbelief (Janna)


Receive this assurance and declare the underlined portion with me:

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. -Romans 10:9-10 NLT

GIVING (Jonah)

Song Refuge (Ryan)


Hear the word of the Lord:

“For He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.” -Ephesians 2:14

Jesus has conquered Satan, sin and death by the blood of His cross.  Let’s greet one another with the peace of Christ.

(Janna Reads Sermon Text)



Song Beautiful Scandalous Night (Janna)

Song Made Alive (Ryan)


Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. Peace be with you-  1 Cor. 15:58

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