Sojourn Church Liturgy – Easter Sunday 2018 – Romans 8

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 we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus on Easter 2018. Pastor Jonah Sage preached a sermon on Romans 8:31-39. Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

Easter Sunday 2018 – Romans 8 from Sojourn Community Church on Vimeo.

Saved written by Bob Dylan.

Call to Worship

Good morning! It’s Easter Sunday, a day when we celebrate the fact that Jesus died in our place on the cross, but on the third day, he arose to conquer the grave! In the resurrection, Jesus Christ rose victorious over our enemies-Satan, sin and death once and for all! Let’s stand and celebrate!

Joyful is the sound we make today!

For this day liberates us from doubt and fear.

Thankful is the song we sing!

For this day moves us past darkness and despair.

Hopeful is the prayer upon our lips!

For this day awakens in us long-awaited new life.

Jesus said, “Where two or more are gathered in my name,

I am there among them.”

Christ lives here and now.

He is among us at this and every moment!

(shout it) He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

—based on Psalm 118, Matthew 18:20 and Luke 24:34

Power of the Cross written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty.


Nobody likes to think about sin and suffering on Easter Sunday, but they are the reason the cross of Christ was necessary. There is no forgiveness of sin or healing of wounds apart from our confession of sin and our need for the healing that great physician brings. Listen to how the Message paraphrases 1 Peter 4:12-13

12-13 Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.

And the man Jesus Christ laid death in his grave… let’s sing!

Death in His Grave written by John Mark McMillan.

Assurance/Giving: (musical intro under reading)

Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace we have been saved.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. – Ephesians 2:4-7

In light of his incomparable riches, let us consider how we may partner with him as the giving baskets are passed around. 

The Anthem written by Joth Hunt, Henry Seelet, Liz Webber.

Passing of Peace:

Friends, In Christ, your fears are met with assurance, your failure is met with victory, death has no grip on you, and your anxiety is overcome by His triumph over death.

Thanks be to God!

He is Risen!

He is Risen indeed!

He is Risen!

He is Risen indeed!

He is Risen!

He is Risen indeed!

As a family with shared hope & peace , let’s greet and welcome one another here today.


Made a Way written by Travis Greene.

The Blood Will Never Lose its Power written by Andre Crouch.


May the resurrection of Jesus bring you all joy and peace in believing

so that you may abound in hope. Go in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.

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