Sojourn Church Liturgy – Jan 27, 2019 – Matt 1:18-25

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, or here below.

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

This Sunday deacon Sam Huff preached Matthew 1:18-25 in our series from Matthew 1-2, A Crooked Tree: Finding Meaning In Messy FamiliesTo learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

Jan 27 – A Crooked Tree 2 – Sam Huff from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

A Crooked Tree written by Justin Shaffer.



In you, Lord our God, we put our trust

do not let us be put to shame, nor let our enemies triumph over us.

No one who hopes in God will ever be put to shame

Show us your ways, Lord, teach us your paths.

Guide us in your truth and teach us, for you are God our Savior,

and our hope is in you all day long.

Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,

Good and upright is the Lord;

therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful

toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. – Based on Psalm 25:1-10


Rock of Ages written by Augustus Toplady.


When we gather as a family, we also bring our shame, scandals, and broken stories. The good news is that when we confess our sins, our Father is faithful to forgive. Let’s pray together:

Holy Lord, our sins are too many to count. We are drowning in the flood of our failures, while the weight of our shame pulls us deeper and deeper into darkness. But You are a Great Redeemer who walks on water. Pull us out of our watery graves and into your marvelous light. Grant us, today, a deeper sense of sin, a deeper repentance, and a deeper trust in Your grace.

Thy Mercy written by John Stocker and Sandra McCracken.


Hear this good news!

??? Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.  -2 Corinthians 5:17-18 NIV


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

According to his great mercy,he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.                                              -1 Peter 1:3-5 NIV

So many things cry out for our attention, our worship, and our money. Giving to the Lord is a way to say, “My heart is set on you.” 

Let’s pray this together:

Father, accept our offering as the first-fruits

Of all we’ve earned, as we acknowledge that

Our treasure is in heaven.

If you’re a visitor this morning, don’t feel obligated to give. This service is our gift to you, thanks to the support of the generous people sitting around you.

And now, the giving baskets will go around as we continue to sing.

There is a Peace written by Charlie Richardson.




God is With Us written by Jeremy Quillo and Dustin Neeley.

Come Thou Fount written by Robert Robinson.


May God flood your hearts with light for greater knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the confident hope he has given to those he has called. Go now in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. peace be with you!                                                           – Based Ephesians 1:17-18

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