Church Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped February 2, 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 Jonah Sage preached from Matthew 13:24-43 in our series Stories Of Jesus: New Life In A New Family. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

February 2, 2020 – Jonah Sage – Stories Of Jesus 2 from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: “When He Returns” Key, Meg

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Themes: God’s beauty, sovereignty, authority of Christ…

2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,

God shines forth.

3 Our God comes

and will not be silent;

a fire devours before him,

and around him a tempest rages.

4 He summons the heavens above,

and the earth, that he may judge his people:

-Psalm 50:2-4 NIV

In 1-2 Sentences: “”

—Song 2: “Lord You’re Mighty” Key, Ryan

LAMENT:  Band Member

[Ambient Music Plays]

-Michael Miller Spoken Word-

? Transition… or may be more effective to let it hang for 30 seconds and just start singing

—Song 3: “Psalm 55 (Wings Like a Bird)” Key, Meg



6-8 Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.

9-11 Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way. If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!

-Romans 5:6-11 The Message

In 1-2 Sentences: “”  

—Song 4: “Revelation Song” Key, Leader


Let’s greet one another in the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus 🙂


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


—Song 5: “Psalm 126” Key, Leader


—Song 6: “Raise Our Song” Key, Leader


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!

[go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!]

       -Ephesians 2:20-21 The Message

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