Sojourn Church Liturgy – August 26, 2018 – Acts 1:1-8

by Kristen 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. Below that, you can watch a higher res video of the sermon itself.

Our liturgy is written by worship director Justin Shaffer in collaboration with worship directors at other Sojourn churches.

This Sunday Pastor Bobby Gilles preached Acts 1:1-8, looking at the Christian’s identity as a “witness.” To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

August 26, 2018 – Witnesses – Bobby Gilles from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Lead us Holy Spirit written by Bobby Gilles and Justin Shaffer.


Good morning! Welcome to our Sunday gathering here at sojourn 🙂 I’m ______ one of the ______.

1 Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
2     Sing the glory of his name;
make his praise glorious.

3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power
that your enemies cringe before you.
4 All the earth bows down to you;
they sing praise to you,
they sing the praises of your name.”

5 Come and see what God has done,
his awesome deeds for mankind!                                                                   -Psalm 66:1-5 NIV

Let us sing to God and “make his praise glorious!”  

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



1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.[b]

3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises.
4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.
5 To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.                                              -Psalm 22:1-5 NIV


Now Why This Fear written by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank.


For all of us who have received salvation in Christ, our great hope is found in Christ’s resurrection from the dead. This is a glorious future hope, but it is also a hope for us even today. His presence and His power are available to us even now. As the Scripture says:  

God raised Jesus from the dead, and we are all witnesses of this. Now he is exalted to the place of highest honor in heaven, at God’s right hand. And the Father, as he had promised, gave him the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us, just as you see and hear today. —Acts 2:32-33

Hallelujah! God, we praise You for the riches of Your grace toward us—not only that You saved us from the penalty of our sins, but that You have given us hope for peace and restoration in our lives today. We ask for You to empower us to believe and respond to this hope, and we now offer our tithes and gifts in thanks to You.  

Come and See written by Whitney Bozarth.


God has indeed given us hope for peace and restoration in our lives today and that starts with how we live in community with one another, so let’s enjoy greeting one another in that peace 🙂



In Christ Alone written by Stuart Townend and Keith Getty.

Death in His Grave written by John Mark McMillan.


1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the
right hand of the throne of God. [Peace be with you!!]                                                             

-Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV 1984

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