Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – July 23, 2017 – Gentleness

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 “gentleness” as a Fruit Of The Spirit, from John 8. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

July 23, 2017 – Fruit of the Spirit series (Gentleness) – Sojourn New Albany from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

God Don’t Never Change (Blind Willie Johnson) – Meg


Good morning Sojourn Church, if you are visiting with us we are glad you are here (and brief pardon our mess spiel). We gather here this morning to worship the Great God who created the universe. Our call to worship is from Psalm 8. Hear the word of the Lord-

When I consider your heavens,

   the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars,

   which you have set in place,

what is mankind that you are mindful of them,

   human beings that you care for them?

Lord, our Lord,

   how majestic is your name in all the earth!

-Psalm 8:3-4, 9

The creator intimately made the stars and is intimate in caring for humanity. Let us sing and praise our Great God!

How Great Thou Art – All


Friends, the proof of His love you is this:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. – Romans 5:8 & Hebrews 4:16

Amen! We can approach God’s throne of Grace, without Fear… We can confess both our sins and shortcomings without fear.  Let’s respond to that wonderful truth as we sing.

Now Why This Fear – Justin


For millennia, Christians have joined in reciting this historic creed. It’s an incredibly elegant summary of what we believe. If you believe, I implore you to join your voices with your brothers and sisters around you, the saints throughout the world and throughout time and DECLARE what you believe. THIS is what we believe: (Take care to rehearse your cadence and delivery liturgizers… it could get pretty cumbersome and lengthy)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

the Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

The third day he arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy universal Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.


Let’s praise his Holy Name as the giving baskets are passed around

We Are Listening – Justin


Sisters and brothers, God has made peace with us. Therefore, we can walk in humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. The Spirit maintains our unity in a bond of peace. Let us greet each other with this peace. (Taken from Ephesians 4:1-3)



Amazing Grace – All

How He Loves – Ryan


Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. Go in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   Peace be with you.  2 Th. 2:16-17

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