Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped April 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 can also see a video of our sermon alone, from Vimeo).

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 16:1-12 in our series Come Home: Full Life In A Whole Church. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here. In the midst of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we urged people to stay home and sing, pray, recite scripture, give, and listen to the sermon via our live stream on Facebook. And by early afternoon Sundays, we upload the sermon video and manuscript PDF to Rightnow Media. 

April 19, 2020 – Jonah Sage – Christ Built Church from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

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

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Good morning and welcome to Sojourn New Albany! Last week we celebrated the risen Christ and his victory over the grave, which he extends to us. Though we aren’t physically together, we are one in spirit through Jesus. We can still worship him together now as his church. So wherever you’re watching from, let’s read this together: 

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;

    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving

    and extol him with music and song.

-Psalm 95:1-2

The Lord is worthy of our praise, so let’s sing and worship him now!

—Song 2: “Great Are You Lord” Key, Leader


More than ever, we feel the need for a savior. Someone to restore and renew our souls and this earth. As we prepare our hearts to confess our sins and our needs before God, let’s hear his word:

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

-Romans 3:23-24

God has brought us redemption through Jesus, and we can freely bring our needs, sins, and shortcomings to him. So let’s do so now as we spend a few moments in prayer. 

Let’s continue to sing.

—Song 3: “I Surrender All” Key, Leader



God has given us this beautiful assurance through Jesus:

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.  For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them.

-2 Corinthians 5:17-19

God has given us new life through Jesus, so let’s give generously as we continue to sing about his perfect love that reconciles us to himself.

—Song 4: “The Anthem” Key, Leader


Because of Christ’s perfect life, death and resurrection, we have peace with God and with each other. If you’re watching with someone, hug them and share this peace with them, and also take a second to comment on the live video feed.

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

—Song 5: “Turn Your Eyes” Key, Leader 


—Song 6: “Solid Rock” Key, Leader

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