Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped September 22, 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 9:9:35-38 in our series Receive: Finding Freedom Through Healing. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

September 29, 2019 – Jonah Sage – Receive 4 from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Spirit of Freedom written by Kristen and Bobby Gilles.


Good morning! Welcome to sojourn!

9 [Sing] a tribute to God when he comes,

When he comes to set the earth right.

He’ll straighten out the whole world,

He’ll put the world right, and everyone in it.                                            -Psalm 98:9 The Message

Let’s sing a tribute to God together 🙂

I Sing the Mighty Power of God written by Isaac Watts and Jacob Grimm.


…continue through Isaiah 53:

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,

yet he did not open his mouth;

he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,

and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,

so he did not open his mouth.

8 By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.

Yet who of his generation protested?

For he was cut off from the land of the living;

for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]

9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,

and with the rich in his death,

though he had done no violence,

nor was any deceit in his mouth.

-Isaiah 53:7-9 NIV 


The Wondrous Cross written by Isaac Watts, Jesse Reeves and Chris Tomlin.

(1st testimony)



Heavenly Father, you see into our hearts.

You see the true selves we try to hide from others,

the sins we fear would destroy our images,

the wounds so deep we can scarcely name them,

But you also see in us Jesus Christ,

the Holy One who took on our sin and suffered with us

and covers us in his righteousness.

Forgive and comfort us for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Where sin and suffering runs deep Your grace is more

Where grace is found is where You are

Where You are, Lord, I am free

Holiness is Christ in me

Spoken giving invitation… the Bible describes a great feast… changes the nature of the invitation toward generosity…

We Will Feast in the House of Zion by Joshua Moore and Sandra McCracken.

(2nd testimony)


Let’s welcome one another as Christ has welcomed us into his family 🙂



God in the Dirt written by Justin Shaffer and Jeremy Quillo. 


This Little Light of Mine (traditional) 


“Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you.

I have called you by name—you are mine!

When you go through deep waters and great trouble,

I will be with you.

When you go through rivers of difficulty,

you will not drown!

When you walk through the fire of oppression,

you will not be burned up;

the flames will not consume you. 

For I am the Lord, your God,

the Holy One of Israel.

Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”                                                                    -Isaiah 43:1-3a, 5a

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