Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – Faithfulness – July 16, 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 “faithfulness” as a Fruit Of The Spirit, from Matthew 26:6-16 (the Last Supper). Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

Fruit of the Spirit (Faithfulness) – July 16, 2017 from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

Your Love Oh Lord 

Great is Thy Faithfulness 


Welcome to Sojourn! We begin every service with a call to worship, as a reminder that worship doesn’t begin with us, but with God.  Hear the word of the Lord…

I will exalt you, my God the King;

   I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Every day I will praise you

   and extol your name for ever and ever.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

   and your dominion endures through all generations.

The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises

   and faithful in all he does. -Psalm 145:1-2, 13

The Lord is Faithful, amen?  His faithfulness has brought you here today, so let’s hear this invitation and run to the outstretched arms of our faithful God.

Come Ye Sinners


Father, while we know you are forever faithful,

We are tired, Lord.

We are weary of the long night without rest.

We grieve for ourselves

as we grow hardened to the pain of others.

Another death leaves us unmoved.

Our brother’s and sister’s tears fall unnoticed.

Oh God, help us fight for your kingdom with love.

Give us your faithfulness, give us your mercy, give us your compassion,

because without Your Spirit’s help we are powerless.

We come to You because we know You give grace to the weary. In Jesus name we pray, amen.

-Adapted from Worship Sourcebook

Satisfied in You 


Sisters and Brothers, hear God’s word to his broken people.

“The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned.

(Ex 34:6-7a, John 3:17-18a)

When we sin God is still a God of unending love and faithfulness. He offers us grace and mercy that we don’t deserve. Our sin is great, but Christ’s blood is far greater still. No failure outreaches God’s ability to forgive. Let us trust in God’s unfailing love…

…and as we begin to prepare our tithes and offerings to give in faith, let’s consider his faithfulness in providing for us:

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?           -Matthew 6:25-26 NLT

Amen! Let’s worship as we sing and give!

The Power of the Cross


Our Father’s faithfulness is most richly experienced not as individuals, but in the family of brothers and sisters around us. If you’ve been coming for a while, take special care in welcoming folks you may not recognize around you as we greet one another in peace.




Love Shines 


Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Go in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Peace be with you. –based on Hebrews 10:23

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