Sojourn Church Liturgy – February 10, 2019 – Matthew 2:19-23

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 Pastor Jonah Sage preached Matthew 2:19-23 in our series from Matthew 1-2, A Crooked Tree: Finding Meaning In Messy FamiliesTo learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

February 10, 2019 – A Crooked Tree pt 4 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

A Crooked Tree written by Justin Shaffer.


…Christ’s story grants us a right standing with God and a place in His eternal family:

We have come to the assembly of God’s firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. We have come to God himself, who is the judge over all things. We have come to the spirits of the righteous ones in heaven who have now been made perfect. We have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks a better word of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.                                                                                                                 – Hebrews 12:23-24


There is a Fountain written by William Cowper.


Spoken transition… God holds and directs your story even when it doesn’t make sense

1 Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.

3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly. -Psalm 5:1-3 NIV


Bless the Lord Who Gives and Takes written by Kristen and Bobby Gilles.



When we were minors, we were just like slaves ordered around by simple instructions (the tutors and administrators of this world), with no say in the conduct of our own lives.

But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent his Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that he might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law.

Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage.

You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, “Papa! Father!”

Doesn’t that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.- Galatians 4:3-7 – The Message


Let’s pray: 

Merciful Father, we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us—

Our selves, our time, and our possessions—signs of your gracious love.

Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us— Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

-The Worship Sourcebook

Grace and Peace written by Joel Sczebel.




Intentional written by Travis Greene.

I Stand Amazed written by C.H. Gabriel.

So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view … The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. Go now in this spirit of reconciliation, for your family, your neighbors, this city and our nation. (adapted from 2 Corinthians 5:16-18)

Peace be with you.

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