Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped January 12, 2020

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 Brad House preached from Psalm 133 in our series, Dangerous Prayers. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

January 12, 2020 – Brad House – Dangerous Prayers 3 from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: “They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love” Key, Leader 

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist


31-32 When he had left, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is seen for who he is, and God seen for who he is in him. The moment God is seen in him, God’s glory will be on display. In glorifying him, he himself is glorified—glory all around!

34-35 “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”

-John 13:31-32, 34-35 The Message

In 1-2 Sentences: “”

—Song 2: “Here I Am to Worship” Key, Leader

CONFESSION:  Band Member

[Spoken Text]

25-26 The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.              -1 Cor 12:25-26 The Message

[Spoken Text]

—Song 3: “Let Justice Roll” Key, Leader



27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 28 Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:

first are apostles,

second are prophets,

third are teachers,

then those who do miracles,

those who have the gift of healing,

those who can help others,

those who have the gift of leadership,

those who speak in unknown languages.

29 Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 30 Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not! 31 So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts.

-Romans 12:27-31a NLT

In 1-2 Sentences: “”

—Song 4: “Build My Life” Key, Leader

PEACE: Band Member

[Spoken Text]

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. -Romans 12:10 ESV


——————————————   [SERMON & COMMUNION]   ——————————————-

—Song 5: “Bind Us Together” Key, Leader 


—Song 6: “Fellowship So Deep” Key, Leader


As Justin said, I’m Michael… I’m the connect director and I would be glad to talk to you after the service. We end each service with a benediction or a “blessing for the road,” if you’d like to participate just extend your hands and receive this word from Second Corinthians:

11-13 And that’s about it, friends. Be cheerful. Keep things in good repair. Keep your spirits up. Think in harmony. Be agreeable. Do all that, and the God of love and peace will be with you for sure. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you!]

          -2 Cor 13:11-13a The Message

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