Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – March 5, 2017 – Acts 20

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 Travis McGowan preached from Acts 20. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

Gotta Serve Somebody written by Bob Dylan.


Good morning and welcome to Sojourn! We come to worship the Father who is faithful and near to his children. Our call to worship today comes from Psalm 72 in which we see a glorious anticipation of the Messiah’s reign. This ancient text points to the GLORIOUS Jesus we have come to worship today, let’s hear this word:

Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!

May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice!

Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people,

And the hills, in righteousness!

May he defend the cause of the poor of the people,

Give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!

Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.


  • Psalm 72:1-4,18

From ancient days we see that God had a plan to bring about our deliverance through Jesus. Let’s lift our voices and sing to this mighty King, proclaiming that it’s in JESUS that all our hope and life is found.

In Christ Alone written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty.


Let’s read this together:

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.

See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

We express our longing for God’s leading by our own transparent confession.

—based on Psalm 139:23-24,

As we confess our sin to God, let’s take some time to pray silently.

Lead Us Back written by Bobby Gilles and Brooks Ritter.


Brothers and sisters hear the word of the Lord…

The LORD is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

He does not deal with us according to our sins,

nor repay us according to our iniquities.

As far as the east is from the west,

so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,

so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.

For he knows our frame;

he remembers that we are dust.

-Adapted from Psalm 103:8-14

Our God did not leave us in our suffering and sin, but in His mercy gave us life. Therefore, let us sing and rejoice in His kindness and as the giving baskets are passed around let us give in proportion to what God has given us.

There is a Fountain Filled With Blood written by William Cowper.


As believers, we have a special connection with one another through our relationship with Christ.  Though we may all come from different walks of life the cross of Christ offers peace to us right where we are at.  And through this peace Christ offers us we can now extend this same peace to one another.  So extend a hand, hug, or kiss of peace to the brothers and sisters around you today.



Sing My Soul written by Brooks Ritter and Rebecca Elliott.

Power in the Blood


And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts and go now in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!          -1 John 5:20-21


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