Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – Goodness – July 9, 2017

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 on “goodness” as a Fruit Of The Spirit, from John 21:7-17 (Jesus with Peter). Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

July 9, 2017 – Fruit of the Spirit – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

God is Good written by Dustin Kensrue.


Good Morning Sojourners and welcome guests! (Briefly ask guests to pardon our mess and how to find the restrooms 🙂 It feels great to be back with our church family! Last week we discussed God’s kindness and the the fruit of the Spirit, Kindness.  Because of God’s kindness, not anything we have done, he didn’t leave us in our sin but redeemed us. In this same spirit God calls us to worship Him, not because we are good but because He is good. Read this with me as we respond to God’s call for us to worship Him:

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

   Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!

      -Psalm 34:8(NLT)

Praise to The Lord, The Almighty written by Joachin Neander and Lobe Den Herren.


The proof of God’s amazing grace is this:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence,

So that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.

-Adapted from Roman 5:8 and Hebrews 4:16

Friends, we can have confidence that God hears us and doesn’t condemn us, when we confess our sins.  Let’s take a few moments to confess our sins together. (Ambient instrumental music)

All We Sinners written by Ed Cash and David Crowder.


Let’s hear and declare the good news we have to celebrate today together:

This saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance,

that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross,

that we might be dead to sin, and alive to all that is good.

—based on 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Peter 2:24

God showed us his eternal goodness in our savior, Jesus. Jesus took the punishment we deserved so that we could have life and all that is good in God’s kingdom. Let’s thank him and celebrate his goodness as we prepare our tithes and offerings.

When we give to God’s church, we acknowledge that the greatest gift of all has come, and will come again.

Let’s pray these words together:

Father, in the presence of each other

We bring you this offering, believing

That your gift to us is more than enough for our needs

Amen! Let’s continue to sing as the giving baskets are passed around…

Blessed Are the Poor in This Life written by Jeremy Quillo and Charlie Richardson.


Our good, good Lord said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27) Because we have peace from Jesus we can have peace with each other, take a moment to greet each other with that peace.



Nothing But the Blood written by Robert Lowry.

You Alone Can Rescue written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin.


His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Go in name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.  2 Peter 1:3

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