Sojourn Church Liturgy – May 27, 2019 – James 1:19-25

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 James 1:19-25 in one of our “All Together Sunday” services, where we shut down the kids classrooms and all worship together as a multi-generational family (we even sing some of the songs our children sing in SojournKids).  Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

May 6, 2018 – All Together Sunday – Lachlan Coffey from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Clap Your Hands and Stomp Your Feet written by Jeremy Quillo and TJ Hester.


Welcome to Sojourn! We’re so excited to worship All Together again!! Every time we gather together, we begin with a call to worship – it reminds us that God is awesome, there is NOBODY like him, and we get to praise him with everything we’ve got!  Hear God’s word and let’s shout the underlined verse together! 🙂

Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled.

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,

God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;

where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.

-Psalm 65

This morning God invites us to join creation in worshiping him – the Almighty God who formed the earth by the power of His word, and who came down down to mankind to love us. Let’s sing to our awesome God!

Almighty God written by David Leonard, Leslie Jordan, Sandra McCracken.


Our sin separates us from God. Sometimes we love things more than God, and this is a real problem… it’s not how God made us to be, and it’s not good for our souls. Let’s confess our tendency to seek joy and fulfillment away from God.

Loving Father,

you are the one who satisfies our souls.

You have freely given of yourself so that we may enjoy you.

Yet we confess that our hearts have chased after other gods.

We have loved things that bring death and destruction to our lives.

Forgive us for chasing after wicked desires

Heal the wounds caused by our wandering hearts,

so that we can love you above everything else

We ask this in the name of Jesus,

Our king, our savior, or God and our friend.

Let us continue singing to the God who hears. 

All We Sinners written by David Crowder and Ed Cash.


Hear this good news about Jesus, our king!!

I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!”  -Revelation 21:3-5a NLT

Amen!! Thank you Jesus!

One of the ways we can show our neighbors how beautiful God’s kingdom is and will be is by following His teachings about money… the Bible teaches that the church “pooled their resources so that each person’s need was met.” As the giving baskets are passed around, we get to share in the great privilege of building God’s kingdom AND remind ourselves that every good gift is from him and he is all we need 🙂

Song: In All I Do I Give Thanks to You written by Kristen and Bobby Gilles.


Jesus rescued us and is healing our broken hearts… he now calls us friends, and the friendship we have with one another is restored; all believers can live in wonderful harmony! We call this the Passing of the Peace… it REALLY means some something when we say – “Peace!” Let’s do that now.



Song Establish the Work of Our Hands written by Aaron Keyes, Madison Cunningham, Sandra McCracken, Orlando Palmer, Liz Vice, Paul Zack, Isaac Wardell.

Song Before the Throne written by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook.


Let grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son! Peace be with you!                                         -2 John 3

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