Sojourn Church Liturgy – September 16, 2018 – Galatians 1:1-10

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 Galatians 1:1-10 as part of our Galatians sermon series.  To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

Build My Life


Good morning, and welcome to Sojourn! I’m ______ one of the ______ here… When Jesus began his ministry he went out looking for the broken people who were in deep need and told them to follow him. Hear his words, 

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17 ESV)

Jesus calls people to himself now as he did then… he initiates, and sustains a relationship with us with love and patience. He calls us, telling us to set down our our nets, leave our tax booths as it were and follow him. Let’s sing to our God, who calls us out of bondage and into his freedom.

Your Great Name  


Church, God’s Word tells us that before we encountered Christ and his mercy, we were slaves to sin and unrighteousness. But even today, as those who walk with the living God free from condemnation, our flesh tends to run back to our old master, and our old ways. Rather than embracing our freedom in Jesus, we often are persistent and stubborn in our sin. Let’s confess this together in prayer: 

Father, when we sin, knowing that your grace abounds, convict us.

We are not slaves to sin, but slaves to righteousness.

When we run back to our old ways, acting as vessels of unrighteousness, show mercy to us.

Help us to put off our sin, and to put on Christ.

When we lead ourselves, and one another into temptation, call us back.

We lay our heavy burdens at the feet of Christ, the true source of peace. Amen.

Lead Us Back     


Hear the words of Jesus spoken over you today:

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:34-36

We can be held captive by many things in our lives- we are oppressed by the idols and small kings we prop up in our lives. But Jesus lived, died, and is now resurrected to show us that he is the true king over all life and creation. In his kindness, our savior sets us free from sinful oppressions and shows us a better way. We are free in Christ and this carries into all of life including what we do with our finances.

Let’s pray these words together today:

God, in the presence of each other
We bring you this offering, freely giving
Just as we have freely received all good things in Christ.

If you’re not yet a Christian, don’t feel obligated to give; this service is our gift to you from coffee to Sojourn Kids because the people around you are some of the most generous people you’ll ever meet!  And now the giving baskets will go around, as we sing and proclaim the new life that is ours in Christ.

What a Friend is Jesus


Hear the word of the Lord:

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1 ESV)

One of the greatest gifts God gives us is peace with Him. We also receive peace with one another. Let’s extend that peace as a family.



Jesus at the Center    

None but Thee


It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Go now, living in freedom from sin. You are free to live for God and serve others with a whole heart. Peace be with you.

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