Sojourn Church Liturgy – January 14, 2018 – The Good Samaritan

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 a sermon on the parable of The Good Samaritan in our Parables of Jesus series. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

Parable of the Good Samaritan – Jonah Sage – Jan 14, 2017 from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

Song: In The Hours written by Helen L. Marmelee and Kevin Twit.                               


Good morning Sojourners, we are glad you are here.  Whether you have come this morning excited for worship or whether it was all you could do to get here this morning, know that the Lord has called you here to expand your vision of him, to look up and see his glory in all things. Hear the Word of the Lord:

All the nations you have made shall come

and worship before you, O Lord,

and shall glorify your name.

For you are great and do wondrous things;

you alone are God.

-Ps. 86:9-10

Let’s sing to our God who reigns this morning.

Song: He Reigns written by Peter Furler and Steve Taylor.


Today on the day before Martin Luther King Jr Day, we remember a man who fought for equality for the downtrodden. As God’s family we want to be a people of justice and mercy, seeking out love respect for all. Hear the word of the Lord,

He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8 NIV)

God has shown us his way… to care for widows, orphans, sojourners, strangers, and all those in need. Yet we frequently failed and seek out our own desires. Let’s take this time to call on God and ask for forgiveness. Please join us in singing –

Song Let Justice Roll Like A River written by Bobby Gilles and Rebecca Elliott.


On Screen: God’s people used to approach Him with sacrifices for their sins, but we know that ultimately the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away our sins.
We have been sanctified- made holy- through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, and today we take joy in the fact that when Christ offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting for the time when his enemies would be made a footstool under his feet.
– Adapted from Hebrews 10

Spoken: Christ has ultimately defeated all evil. Because of Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, God has forgiven us for our wrongdoing, and is ushering in an age of justice in which we, his children, will reign with him for all of eternity …and this is a real game-changer – we recognize that everything we have pales in comparison to this great reality, and we find deep satisfaction in giving sacrificially, partnering with God through the money we give back to him for the sake of His kingdom. Let’s read this aloud:

Father, Jesus surrendered all

when he came to offer himself.

Now we offer ourselves and our money,

trusting you to multiply your kingdom. 

Song: Death In His Grave written by John Mark McMillan.


…Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Peacemakers, not conflict avoiders. The deep inner peace that we know in Christ empowers us to take the risk of actively seeking peace and fellowship with those who are not like us…  let’s be a people that’s character embodies this quality and not a people who “stir up dissention” as Jesus warns.



Song At The Foot Of The Cross written by Kathryn Scott.

Song We Are Changed written by Bobby Gilles, Neil Degraide, Dave Moisan.
– Amazing Grace (Tag)
written by John Newton.


Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.        -Philippians 4:8-9

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

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