Sojourn Church Liturgy – January 6, 2019 – Romans 12

by Bobby Gilles

in Liturgy & Sermons

Welcome to Sojourn’s weekly worship music set list review & service recap for this second Sunday of Advent. You’ll not only read a list of the songs we led, but also the readings and prayers from our liturgy. You can also watch the video stream of the whole service from our Facebook page. Below that, you’ll see the 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 Romans 12:9-16 as part of our two-week God’s Will For You sermon series.  To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

The First Noel


Good morning and welcome to sojourn this Epiphany Sunday! I’m ____ one of the _____ …

Long ago, God spoke to his people through the prophets; now God has spoken to us by a Son.
God made the world through Jesus, the heir of all things and the perfect reflection of God’s glory.

The Son is the exact representation of God’s being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
Praise God for the gift of the Son.
We welcome the Light of the world!

Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, in the land of Judah during the time when Herod was king. Soon afterward some men who studied the stars came from the east to Jerusalem and asked:
Where is the baby born to be King of the Jews? We saw his star when it came up in the East and we have come to worship him.                                                             -From Matthew 2:1-2 GNB

Let us all worship the Christ who was born to be our King.

Fellowship So Deep


The star that led the Magi to the stable announced to the world that its Saviour was born. Today we live in a world that is still covered by darkness, and still needing to make that journey to the stable door. Let us confess and pray that our lives reflect his light day by day, as we seek to serve where he has placed us.

Almighty and merciful God,
We confess that we have sinned against you
and one another in both our actions
and our inactions.
We recognize that in Jesus our light
has come,
Yet often we choose to walk in the shadows
and ignore the light.
Gracious God, forgive our sins
And remove from us the veil of darkness
which shrouds our lives.
Illumine us by your Word that we might encounter Jesus,
Shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory,

And be the means through which others can encounter Jesus Christ. Amen. (from Psalm 139)
Before the Throne     


Let’s declare this powerful assurance together:

In sorrow so deep we cannot find our way out,
 God cradles us in comfort;
in moments so dark, we stumble over ourselves,
God lights the way;
in joy which cascades into our souls,
God fills us with healing.
Even when we cannot see it, God’s hope is all around us, surrounding us with peace and healing.

Thanks be to God, we are forgiven!  Amen!


This is the Christ 


Jesus came to give light to those who sit in darkness and to guide us to the path of peace. As sojourners who have been led to God’s peace, let’s greet each other with Christ’s peace.

(From Luke 1:79)



Come to the Feast     

This Little Light of Mine


As we go out today and prepare to feast together, our benediction is a charge for us – Our worship does not end as our service concludes, or even when we walk out the doors afterwards, but continues as we live a worshipful life unto the Lord throughout the week with character, creativity, and in community.  

Ephesians 3:20-21 says

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.  Go now in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you!

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