Sojourn Church Liturgy – February 11, 2018 – Parable of Vineyard Workers

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 Lachlan Coffey preached a sermon on the parable of the workers in the vineyard from Matthew 20, in our Parables of Jesus series. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

February 11, 2018 – Parable of the workers in the Vineyard from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

Shelter Me written by Buddy and Julie Miller.


Good morning and welcome to sojourn! When we gather, we enter into a dialogue the living God has been having with the church, through his word and prayer, by the Holy Spirit for millenia… a dialogue that is possible because of Christs life and ongoing intercession for his people.

The Lord, the Mighty One, is God,

and he has spoken;

he has summoned all humanity

    from where the sun rises to where it sets.

From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty,

God shines in glorious radiance.

Our God approaches,

    and he is not silent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Psalm 50:1-3a NLT

Let’s sing of the Mighty One!

All Creatures of Our God and King written by Francis of Assisi.


Hear the word of the Lord:

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth–eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.

24  “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6:19-21 & 24 NLT)

Father we confess that we have clung to your gifts with tight fists.

We have served money rather than the Maker of Heaven and Earth.

Our hoarding and striving is evidence that we do not believe that you will be faithful

We have failed to trust that you will meet our needs.

Lord, help us to take our eyes off of worldly joys and fix our eyes on You

May we treasure you above every other thing.

 Christ or Else I Die written by William Hammond and Drew Holcomb.


Hear this assurance from God’s Word:

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Spoken: When we are tempted to worry about worldly matters, and we are caught up in the worries of daily life, let us be a community that reminds one another of what Christ invites us to: an eternal weight of glory that all the treasures of the world cannot even compare to. Let us be reminded today that our hope does not lie in the physical- in the transient things that will eventually fade, but in the eternal things that are unseen. Let us prepare our tithes and offerings in this spirit and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God together.

There is a Fountain Filled with Blood by William Cowper/Fellowship So Deep by Aaron Senseman and Kinley Lange.


Hear the Word of the Lord:

For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.

-Romans 5:10-11 (NLT)

We’ve been made friends of God and with one another through Christ. Let’s welcome one another in his peace now.



Grace and Peace written by Joel Sczebel.

God Who Saves written by Aaron Senseman and Kinley Lange.


For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Go now in now in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you ……

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