Sojourn Church Liturgy Recap – October 1, 2017 – Life Of David 6

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 Travis McGowan preached from 2 Samuel 11-12 (David and Bathsheba) in our Life Of David series. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

October 1, 2017 – Life Of David – Travis McGowan from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

Mourning Into Dancing written by Jeremy Quillo.


Welcome to Sojourn. I’m Jeremy… one of the pastors… welcome… pardon our mess. 🙂 We begin our services with a call to worship as a reminder that worship doesn’t begin with us, but with God. Hear his word today:

Praise the Lord, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!

Who is like the Lord our God?

The Lord is high above all nations and his glory above the heavens!

Who is like the Lord our God?

Though seated on high, He looks far down on the heavens and the earth,

Who is like the Lord our God?

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,

Who is like the Lord our God?

To make them sit with princes,

with the princes of his people.

He gives the barren woman a home,

making her the joyous mother of children.

Praise the Lord! -Based on Psalm 113

Sing Alleluia written by Marc Byrd and Steve Hindalong.


When we hold onto our sin it poisons and then numbs our hearts and minds. Sin grows and festers in the dark, but it shrivels and dies in the light. Let us call on God to heal us. Let us pray these words of David

Have mercy on me, O God,

because of your unfailing love.

Because of your great compassion,

blot out the stain of my sins.

Wash me clean from my guilt.

Purify me from my sin.

For I recognize my rebellion;

it haunts me day and night.

Against you, and you alone, have I sinned;

I have done what is evil in your sight.

You will be proved right in what you say,

and your judgment against me is just.

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Renew a loyal spirit within me.

(Psalm 51:1-4 and 10)

Let us sing together

Psalm 51 written by Rebecca Dennison.


Even though our sin had wounded and brought us death, Jesus’ wounds have freed us from sin and brought us healing, restoration, and re-formation. Let’s read this assurance together:

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

so that, free from sins,

we might live for righteousness;

by his wounds you have been healed.

—1 Peter 2:24, NRSV

Jesus did what we needed to heal us and bring us new life.

In light of this truth, we set aside time in our service each week to remember another fundamental truth. Hear God’s word:

all the world is mine and everything in it.

-Psalm 50:12

Many are tempted to see our tithes and offerings as a sacrifice we make to God

Sacrifice says, “I will give this to you”

Scripture reminds us, though, that everything is his already.

We are not asked to sacrifice for God, but rather surrender to him.

Surrender says, “All I have is yours.”

Whether a lot or a little, we want everyone’s participation, because all of us need the reminder: all the world is God’s, and everything in it.

Let’s pray this prayer together and the giving buckets will be passed around.

Lord, the earth is yours and everything in it.

We want to believe, help our unbelief.

In the presence of each other, we surrender our money to you

Transform us and teach us to trust you

For our good and the good of this city, nation, and world. Amen.

Let’s sing about what he’s done.

Sing My Soul written by Rebecca Elliott and Brooks Ritter.


Through Christ we have reconciled to the Father. Because of this we now can experience true reconciliation and peace with each other. Take a moment to greet each other this morning with that peace.



Come and See written by Whitney Bozarth.

10,000 Reasons written by Matt Redman and Jonas Myrin.


17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Eph. 3:17-19 (NLT)

Go now in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.


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