Church Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped March 1, 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 14:13-21 in our series Stories Of Jesus: New Life In A New Family. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

March 1, 2020 – Jonah Sage – Stories Of Jesus 6 from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: “Christ For President” Key, Justin 

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Themes: …first Sunday of Lent

3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!

No one can measure his greatness.

4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;

    let them proclaim your power.

5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor

and your wonderful miracles.

6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;

I will proclaim your greatness.

7 Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;

    they will sing with joy about your righteousness.

-Psalm 145:3-7 NLT

In 1-2 Sentences: “”

—Song 2: “So Will I” Key, Meg


…grieve that we see miracles and experience God, only to have short memories and turn away… repent. Grieve how calloused the world is to the person and works of Jesus. Pray for the world, that they may see God at work and come to faith.

[Three prayer prompts]

—Song 3: “I Have to Believe” Key, Meg



6 Seek the Lord while you can find him.

Call on him now while he is near.

7 Let the wicked change their ways

and banish the very thought of doing wrong.

Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.

Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.

8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.

“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so my ways are higher than your ways

and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

-Isaiah 55:6-9 NLT

The Lord himself is near in the person of Jesus Christ…

—Song 4: “There is a Peace” Key, Trade Verses


Let’s greet one another in that settling peace today 

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

—Song 5: “Jesus is on the Mainline” Key, Ryan 


—Song 6: “Made a Way” Key, Ryan


(May) the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you!]            

 -Philippians 4:7 (adaptation)

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