Sojourn Church Liturgy – July 8, 2018 – James 4:1-12

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 installed Stephen Pierce to our elder team. Then Stephen preached a sermon on James 3:13-18. It was also “All Together Sunday,” an event we do a few times a year where we close the nursery and kids’ classes, and all worship together as a multigenerational family.  Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

July 8, 2018 – James 4 – Travis McGowan from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Song   Empty Me Out – Kristen or Mindy


Good morning Sojourn church family, welcome to our Sunday gathering! If you are visiting with us we are especially honored to have you with us and hope you feel at home.  God has called us together to instruct us and encourage us and so we begin with a call to worship to set the tone that it is Jesus, not us, who is at the center of the universe.  Hear these words of Christ:

15 I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. 16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.17 This is my command: Love each other.         -John 15:15-17 NLT

Let’s spend the morning singing to and about God, hearing from his redeeming word, and participating with open hands and hearts in the worship of our Lord.

Song    Power To Redeem – Mindy


God knows our suffering and is not ashamed or afraid of them.  He wants us to bring our cries of anguish to him  He has given us an entire book largely devoted to our suffering in the Psalms. Perhaps you can relate to the psalmist cries to the Lord for relief and and deliverance in Psalm 126:

Restore our fortunes, Lord,

as streams renew the desert.

5 Those who plant in tears

will harvest with shouts of joy.

6 They weep as they go to plant their seed,

but they sing as they return with the harvest. Psalm 126:4-6 (NLT)

Song Psalm 126 – Kristen or Mindy


The answer to the psalmists cries for deliverance were met in the words from Psalm 126:

When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,[a]

it was like a dream!

2 We were filled with laughter,

and we sang for joy.

And the other nations said,

“What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”

3 Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us!

What joy!

Just as the Lord desired to restore the fortune of Israel He desired to restore us to himself and His heavenly kingdom.  Please read with me about God’s ultimate love for his people:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16(NLT)

As we prepare our tithes and offerings, let’s take a moment and silently pray together that God would grant us wisdom in stewarding the resources we pool together and use them to glorify himself and advance his kingdom! 🙂


Amen! Let’s sing as the giving baskets are passed around. 🙂

Song Before the Throne – Steve


Please read the underline words with me in the passing of the peace:

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And with your spirit.

The peace of the Lord be with you.

And also with you.

The peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you.

Please take a moment to greet those around you 🙂



Song When the Savior Reached Down for Me – Steve

Song We Are Changed – Kristen


Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

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

-Romans 11:33

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