Sojourn Church Worship Liturgy – June 3, 2018 – James 2

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 James 2:1-13.  Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

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


Good morning! I’m _____ one of the _____ here at sojourn and we welcome you here and hope you feel at home! We gather together and worship the God who holds such seemingly disparate things as peace and justice in the palm of his hand in perfect harmony. Let’s be called to worship by the prayer of Israel recorded in Nehemiah chapter 9:

Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. You have entered into covenant with us, for the redemption of your people. 

You have kept your promises because you are righteous. 

 Adapted from Nehemiah 9 (NIV)

God has, and continues to fulfill his promises to us in Jesus. May we be reminded here today that all of God’s promises are “yes” and “amen” in Christ as we continue to worship.

My Maker and My King written by Mike Cosper and Anne Steel.


Christ is the greatest need in our lives whether we recognize this fact or not.  Perhaps you have only experienced the riches of His blessings and do not recognize yet how empty life can be without Christ. Or maybe the trials of life have been so unbearable that you are not sure you can trust the Lord.  Whether on the mountain top or in the valley life is not complete without Christ.  Hear His word from Philippians:

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:11-13  (NIV)

Abide With Me written by Henry Lyte and Justin Smith.


Hear this assurance from the Gospel of John.

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12 NLT)

God sent Christ into the world that he might restore us to himself to live with him. When we believe in Jesus Christ and what he has done for us… responding in faith to this beautiful invitation – we become a part of God’s family… we become God’s children, and he promises to never leave us or forsake us. Hallelujah!

The Blood Will Never Lose it’s Power written by Andre Crouch.


Hear the Word of the Lord:

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

(John 15:12-13)

Christ has showed us the type of family relationships that we’re called to experience as a church, where love is not earned but given freely. Knowing that, let’s welcome one another in his love now.



Love Changes Everything written by Jake Espy.

Great Are You Lord written by Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan, David Leonard.


May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Go now in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Peace be with you…

Rom. 15:5-6 –

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