Sojourn Church Liturgy – October 14, 2018 – Galatians 2:14-21

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. Below that video, you can see a higher res video of the sermon alone.

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 2:14-21 as part of our Galatians sermon series.  To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

October 14, 2018 – Galatians 2:15-21 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Prelude song: Come And See (Janna)

Call to Worship

Welcome to Sojourn! My name is _________, and it’s a blessing to have you joining our church family today. Whether you’ve known God most of your life, or you’re setting foot in a church building for the first time, there’s an invitation from God for you today. To come and see what He’s done, to know Him and live life with Him.

He invites you out of darkness, not just the darkness out there in the world, but the darkness of your own sin, and he welcomes you to walk in his light. To follow Jesus, who is the WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. 

Hear this invitation from God, and read the underlined portions aloud with me:

Shout for joy to God, all the earth!

Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.

Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.

All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.”

Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!

He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot— come, let us rejoice in him.

He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations— let not the rebellious rise up against him.

Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard…

-Psalm 66: 1-8

Let’s sing out to God, Who is our only true Refuge.

Song: Refuge (JQ)


So often we view God as an angry parent who is disappointed that we’re not keeping up with our list of chores. May we be reminded today that there’s nothing we can do to make God love us more, or make him stop loving us.

Here the words of Jesus from John chapter 6…

 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”  Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

-John 6:28-29  

Let’s take a moment and confess our struggle to believe in Jesus, and thank God that His love isn’t dependent on our works…

(after a moment of silent prayer): God, may we rest in your presence, knowing that when we are weak, you are strong. Here our prayer today, in Jesus name. Amen.

Song: May Your Power Rest On Me   (Janna)


Even though it’s hard to believe, God loves you, and if your life is in the hands of Jesus, He is actually pleased with you, no matter how much you think you’ve messed up.

Let’s rejoice this promise:

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

-Zephaniah 3:17

Each week we respond to God’s generosity by practicing generosity through giving. God is at work right here in Southern Indiana, and this is a way that we get to participate in that mission. If you’re visiting with us today, please don’t feel obligated to give.

Let’s continue to sing of God’s unconditional love as the giving buckets go around…

Song: The Love of God (JQ)

Passing of the Peace

Jesus lived a perfect live, died an undeserved death, and rose from the dead, so that we could be with Him. 

We are his family, and so we’re family to each other. Our tradition at Sojourn is to take a few minutes to extend the peace of Christ by saying hello, greeting those around us.

*Allow a few minutes for the congregation to chat. Then invite everyone to remain standing for the reading of God’s word.


Song: Only Your Blood Is Enough   (JQ)

Song: Jesus Paid It All (JQ/Janna)


We end our services with a benediction, which is a blessing for the road…

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. 

 Deuteronomy 7:9.

 Peace be with you.       

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