Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worship January 19, 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 Travis McGowan preached from Isaiah 6 in our series, Dangerous Prayers. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

January 19, 2020 – Travis McGowan – Dangerous Prayers 4 from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: “When the Man Comes Around” (Justin)


Themes: An encounter with the Lord… see God for who he is

All creatures look to you

to give them their food at the proper time.

When you give it to them,

they gather it up;

when you open your hand,

they are satisfied with good things.

When you hide your face,

they are terrified;

when you take away their breath,

they die and return to the dust.

When you send your Spirit,

they are created,

and you renew the face of the ground.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

    may the Lord rejoice in his works—

he who looks at the earth, and it trembles,

who touches the mountains, and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord all my life;

    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

May my meditation be pleasing to him,

    as I rejoice in the Lord.

-Psalm 104:27-34

In 1-2 Sentences: “”

—Song 2: “Solid Rock ” (Jeremy)

CONFESSION:  (Kristen)

See ourselves for who we are

The precepts of the Lord are right,

giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant,

giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure,

enduring forever.

The decrees of the Lord are firm,

and all of them are righteous.

They are more precious than gold,

than much pure gold;

they are sweeter than honey,

than honey from the honeycomb.

   -Psalm 19:8-10 NIV

[Spoken Text]

—Song 3: “The Water and the Blood” (Kristen)


“Blessed are the poor in spirit,

    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,

   for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,

    for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

  for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful,

    for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,

   for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,

    for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,

  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

-Mathew 5:3-12 NIV

In 1-2 Sentences: “”  

—Song 4: “Establish the Work of Our Hands” (Justin)


[Spoken Text]

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

—Song 5: “Majesty” (Kristen)


—Song 6: “Missions’ Flame” (Jeremy)


2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.                                                                                                                  -Colossians 4:2-6 NIV

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