Church Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped February 9, 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 13:44-50 in our series Stories Of Jesus: New Life In A New Family. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

February 9, 2020 – Jonah Sage – Stories Of Jesus 3 from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: “How Can the Heavens Hold You” Key, Leader

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Themes: Hope, Desire, Longing, Riches, Glory, Beauty… God initiates and we respond  

1 O God, you are my God;

I earnestly search for you.

My soul thirsts for you;

my whole body longs for you

in this parched and weary land

where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in your sanctuary

and gazed upon your power and glory.

3 Your unfailing love is better than life itself;

how I praise you!

4 I will praise you as long as I live,

lifting up my hands to you in prayer.

5 You satisfy me more than the richest feast.

I will praise you with songs of joy.

6 I lie awake thinking of you,

meditating on you through the night.

7 Because you are my helper,

I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.

8 I cling to you;

your strong right hand holds me securely.

-Psalm 63:1-8 NLT

Let’s worship our God together 🙂

—Song 2: “God of Wonders” Key, Leader

CONFESSION:  Band Member

Dear heavenly Father hear our confession:

We have sought the riches of this world instead of storing up treasures in heaven.

We have placed our hope in people and things more than in the truths of your eternal word.

We have cheated and hurt people to get what we want.

Forgive us, O Lord.

Please deliver us from oppression.

Please deliver us from those who distort your word and cause division.

Please deliver us from bitterness toward those who have hurt us to get what they want.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

—Song 3: “Awake My Soul” Key, Leader


Hear the word of the Lord: 

7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

-Ephesians 2:7-10 NLT

Hallelujah! Let’s pray these words together as we prepare to give:

God, in the presence of each other

We bring you this offering, as we praise you

For giving us the incredible wealth of your grace.

And now the giving baskets will go around, as we continue to sing.

—Song 4: “How Great is Our God” Key, Leader

PEACE: Band Member

Let’s take a moment to welcome our neighbors in the grace and peace of God… 🙂


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


—Song 5: “I’d Rather Have Jesus” Key, Leader


—Song 6: “Be Thou My Vision” Key, Leader


33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!

    How unsearchable his judgments,

    and his paths beyond tracing out!

36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.

    To him be the glory forever! Amen. [Peace be with you!]                                                       -Romans 11:33, 36 NIV

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