Christian Liturgy 101 – How One Church Worshiped June 30, 2019

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 was written by deacon and staff Administrator Kristen Gilles, in collaboration with our Creative Team at Sojourn Church New Albany.

This Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached from Esther 4, in our series on Esther – Steady: Standing Strong In A World Of Chaos. Liturgical choices also reflected the first Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Christian liturgical calendar.  To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

June 30, 2019 – Steady 4 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.



1 Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
2 For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord. -Psalm 117 NIV

May Christ himself be the center of our gathering in every way. Let us sing!

Come Ye Sinners

CONFESSION (In-between final two verses of Come Ye Sinners)
As the band continues to play, let’s take a moment and silently confess our sins… perhaps grieve loss or suffering that we have faced, and embrace our need before our holy and faithful God.

Merciful God

Hear the word of the Lord:

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
-Hebrews 4:14-16
Thanks be to God!

Our greatest and deepest need is God himself and this relationship is restored in Jesus! In Christ, we may “shake off our guilty fears” and truly live in the presence of the living God. Hallelujah! In stark contrast to our neediness, God doesn’t need us one bit, yet he invites us to participate in life with him as worshippers, as servants, as disciples, as family, and as witnesses. As we prepare to give today, let’s do so with a focus on reaching people with the gospel, building them up as the church, and releasing them into the world. Let us give today;

“not reluctantly or under compulsion, but as cheerful givers.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

As the giving baskets are passed around, let’s continue to worship.

My Soul Arise

Hear this Word:

The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
-Psalm 29:11 NLT

This peace God gives is a gift. Let’s share that gift with each other by greeting each other right now.


If I Stand


Nothing but the Blood (Uptempo gospel)

20-21 God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Glory to God in the church!
Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!
Glory down all the generations!
Glory through all millennia! [Amen]! -Ephesians 3:20-21

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