Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped September 15, 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 higher resolution video of the sermon alone).

Our liturgy is written by Worship Director Justin Shaffer, in collaboration with our Creative Team at Sojourn Church New Albany and worship staff at the other four Sojourn Collective churches in the Louisville area.

This Sunday, Pastor Jonah Sage preached from Matthew 8:23-34 in our series Receive: Finding Freedom Through Healing. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

September 15 – Receive 2 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Shelter Me by Buddy and Julie Miller.


Welcome to Sojourn!!!

5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,

your faithfulness to the skies.

6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,

your justice like the great deep.

You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.

7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!

People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

8 They feast on the abundance of your house;

you give them drink from your river of delights.

9 For with you is the fountain of life;

in your light we see light.                                                                             -Psalm 36:5-9 NIV

Amen! Let’s worship together!

Made Alive by Zach Bolen and Brian Eichelberger.


As we praise the Lord together today, you may be coming in a dry season of your soul… your body is tired or sick… perhaps you’ve even experienced the grief of the death of a loved one. Maybe you come and you feel like the Lord hasn’t been near to you in the midst of these trials and hardships. Maybe you read the Bible, and there’s no joy in reading. Maybe it seems that the Lord is far away.  

Know that if that’s you, you’re not alone. Let’s cry out together with the psalmist, please read the underlined portions with us:

Hear, O Lord , when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!

You have said, “Seek my face.”

My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord

in the land of the living!

Wait for the Lord; be strong,

and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Psalms 27:7-8, 13-14 ESV

If you’re in a dry season, know that the Lord has you there for a purpose. He still invites you to come to him and see his goodness in the midst of it. Knowing that he hears us, let’s sing and pray boldly that our Lord would revive us, body and soul.

Give Reviving by Albert Midlane, Chelsey Scott, and Aaron Sands.


Hear our Lord’s promise at the close of the book of Matthew:

“I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”

-Matthew 28:20 The Message

…think about the reality of this promise. What a game changer… as the giving baskets are passed around…

The Blood Will Never Lose its Power by Andrae Crouch.


It’s easy to take God’s power to reconcile us to himself and each other for granted… let’s appreciate the beautiful grace displayed just in being able to call the people around you friend, brother, sister. Let’s take a moment and greet one another in that beautiful reality now.



Break Every Chain by Will Reagan.


Raise Our Song (Power in Your Name) by Jonatan Barahona, Bobby Gilles, Eddy Morris.


As you depart today,
may the strength of God pilot you,
the power of God uphold you,
the wisdom of God guide you.
May the eye of God look before you,
the ear of God hear you,
the word of God speak for you.
May the hand of God protect you,
the way of God lie before you,
the shield of God defend you,
the host of God save you.
May Christ shield you today.
Go in the knowledge that Christ is with you and walk in the Spirit. Peace be with you!

(Adapted from Irish prayer)

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