Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – Aug 13, 2017 – State of the Communion 2

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 from Mark 1 in the first of our three-part annual “State Of The Communion series (a vision casting series for the coming year).  Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

State of the Communion 2, August 13 2017, Jonah Sage from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul – Justin /Jordan


Good morning and welcome to Sojourn! The God who is Lord, Creator, and Sustainer of the universe is the one who has called us to worship today. We’re here to be with him and to proclaim his majestic name together, let’s read from his Word:

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Your glory is higher than the heavens.

You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength,

silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—

the moon and the stars you set in place—

what are mere mortals that you should think about them,

human beings that you should care for them?

Yet you made them only a little lower than God

and crowned them with glory and honor.

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

-Psalm 8:1-5, 9 (NLT)

Let’s sing together to our Great God.

Our Great God – Jeremy


God offers us justification, or being made right with God, as a free gift; yet we continue to labor in futility rather than taking our seat at the table to feast and fellowship with the giver of all good things. Let us confess this sin together.

Lord we confess that we have tried to perfect ourselves with our own efforts,

Father, teach us to rely on Your Spirit.

Lord we have relied on our works to save us,

Father, teach us to rely on your finished work.

You have told us that, “the righteous shall live by faith.”

Father, teach us to trust your word.

We have contented ourselves to remain captive to rules and restrictions.

Father, give us faith to rest in Christ and live by the Spirit.

This we pray in the sweet name of Jesus our Lord,


In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross – Justin


Hear what our Lord has done for us:

…he will remove the cloud of gloom,

   the shadow of death that hangs over the earth.

He will swallow up death forever!

   The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears.

He will remove forever all insults and mockery

   against his land and people.

   The Lord has spoken!

In that day the people will proclaim,

“This is our God!

   We trusted in him, and he saved us!

This is the Lord, in whom we trusted.

   Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!”

Isaiah 25:7b-9 NLT

Amen! He has saved us from Satan, sin, and death, how much more can he provide us with our mere material needs? When we trust God with our finances enough to do something as counter-cultural as to pool our resources and give to others, we’re saying; “I’d rather have God than a little more stuff… I’d rather trust him than trust myself… as the old song says- ‘I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold.’” As the giving baskets are passed around, let’s sing and celebrate of the love and life that is found in our saving God.

God Who Saves – Christian


Christ Himself is our peace. He broke down the wall of hostility reconciling us to God through the cross, making one new man. We now have Christ, so we now have peace, so let’s take a moment to greet each other with that peace. -Based on Ephesians 2:14-16



Jesus I My Cross Have Taken  – Justin

Fellowship So Deep – Jeremy


Go now knowing that our old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in us. Go in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Peace be with you.  –Based on Galatians 2:20

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