Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – February 26, 2017 – Acts 19

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 Pastor Jonah Sage preached from Acts 19. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

The Master’s Calling, written by Thad Cockerell.


Good morning and welcome to Sojourn. Whenever we gather, there is freedom to bring our whole selves, our concerns, our circumstance, and bring those to God. Hear this word from the psalmist and remind yourself of the presence and the promises of our heavenly Father:

I lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!

The LORD himself watches over his people,

He stands beside them as their protective shade.

The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all evil, he will keep your life,

From this time forth and forever more.

(adapted from Psalm 121:1-2,5-6,8)

As we continue to worship, let’s look to the God who is our redeemer and our help. Jesus is the rock upon which we stand, let’s come to him as we worship.

Invitation Fountain, written by Michael Pritzl.


Merciful Father,

we have strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the schemes and desires of our own hearts

and have broken Your holy laws.

We have left undone what we ought to have done,

and we have done what we ought not to have done.

Yet, good Lord, have mercy upon us;

restore those who are repentant,

according to the promises declared to us

through Your Son Jesus Christ.

Grant, merciful Father, for Your sake,

that from now on,

we may live godly and obedient lives,

to the glory of Your Holy Name. Amen.

All I Have Is Yours, written by me (Bobby Gilles), and Rebecca Elliott.


Hear this comforting assurance of the grace of God, promised in the gospel to all who believe.

16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.      -John3:16-17 NLT

Brothers and sisters, you are fully pardoned through the merits of Jesus Christ!! Let us resolve daily to serve the Lord in true holiness and righteousness until the day that we are released in heaven from all our sins, (as God has promised in his Gospel), through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Because of the assurance that we have all we need in Christ, we can give freely of our time, efforts, and finances. Let’s take a moment to pray silently over this week’s offering.


Let’s pray these words together:

God, in the presence of each other

We bring you this offering, believing that all

The treasure we need is found in Christ.

And now the giving baskets will go around, as we sing.

God Is Good, written by Dustin Kensrue.


Our God, in his goodness, did not leave us alone, but he put us into a loving family. We’re gathered as a church family to experience God’s peace here, so let’s welcome one another joyfully now.



God’s Highway, written by Sandra McCracken.

Where Your Praise Never Ends, written by Charlie Richardson.


Therefore, be steadfast, enduring, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. Go in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you…

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