Christian Liturgy 101 – How One Church Worshiped Father’s Day-Trinity Sunday

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. You can also watch the video stream of the whole service from our Facebook page, or here below (you’ll also see a video of the sermon alone).

Our liturgy is written by worship director Justin Shaffer in collaboration with worship directors at other Sojourn churches, and our own Creative Team at Sojourn Church New Albany.

This Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached from Esther 3, in our series on Esther – Steady: Standing Strong In A World Of Chaos. Liturgical choices also reflected Trinity Sunday on the church calendar, and Father’s Day in the U.S.  To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

June 16, 2019 – Steady 2 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.



Welcome to Sojourn! Happy Father’s Day! It’s also Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost… a day when we celebrate & focus on the mystery, power and beauty of our triune God. Our worship, as the church, is made possible by the Trinity: We worship God the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and through our High Priest and elder brother, Jesus Christ who draws us near to Him. So let us respond to him with thanksgiving as we hear the word of the Lord:

1-3 Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!”

Angels listen as I sing my thanks.

I kneel in worship facing your holy temple

and say it again: “Thank you!”

Thank you for your love,

    thank you for your faithfulness;

Most holy is your name,

    most holy is your Word.

The moment I called out, you stepped in;

you made my life large with strength.

4-6 When they hear what you have to say, God,

all earth’s kings will say “Thank you.”

They’ll sing of what you’ve done:

“How great the glory of God!”

And here’s why: God, high above, sees far below;

no matter the distance, he knows everything about us.               -Psalm 138:1-6 The Message

Let’s join our voices and praise him!

All Creatures of Our God and King


…confess pride, unbelief… remember who God is…

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

the Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

The third day he arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven

and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,

whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy universal Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.


Creed – Rich Mullins


Hear the word of the Lord:

7-12 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?

to be out of your sight?

If I climb to the sky, you’re there!

If I go underground, you’re there!

If I flew on morning’s wings

to the far western horizon,

You’d find me in a minute—

you’re already there waiting!

Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark!

At night I’m immersed in the light!”

It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you;

night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;

you formed me in my mother’s womb.

I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!

Body and soul, I am marvelously made!

I worship in adoration—what a creation!

You know me inside and out,

you know every bone in my body;

You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,

how I was sculpted from nothing into something.

Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;

all the stages of my life were spread out before you,

The days of my life all prepared

before I’d even lived one day.                                                     -Psalm 139:7-16 The Message

What a sweet comfort! As the giving baskets are passed around and we prepare our tithes and offerings, let’s continue to sing!

Sing Allelujah


There’s a steady peace in those who trust God with the details of their lives… God has purchased this peace once and for all and we don’t have to perpetually quarrel anymore… we can trust God with the details of our relationships and actively seek peace and reconciliation. When we “pass the peace,” we’re reminding ourselves and one another of this reality. So let’s do that now as we greet each other, and go out of your way to wish the dads around you Happy Father’s Day 



There is a Peace 




May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. [Peace be with you!]                                                               -2 Corinthians 13:14

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