Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped, Father’s Day 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 directed by Worship Director Justin Shaffer, in collaboration with our Creative Staff at Sojourn Church New Albany, our Liturgy writers, and worship staff at the other four Sojourn Collective churches in the Louisville area.

This Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached from Philippians 2:1-4 in our series Prison Poems: Citizens Of Joy In Circumstances Of Suffering. We begin with a short “countdown to the gathering” hosted by Deacon Lindsey Blair and Pastor Bobby Gilles. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

June 21, 2020 – Jonah Sage – Joy Of Peace from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude (Instrumental)

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Good morning and welcome to sojourn! Happy Father’s Day!!

LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory in the heavens.

Through the praise of children and infants

you have established a stronghold against your enemies,

to silence the foe and the avenger.

When we consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. 

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Praise him for his mighty works and unequaled greatness!

Let everything that has breath praise God!

– Based on Psalm 8 and Psalm 150:6


—Song 2: “Solid Rock” Key, Justin


Let’s pray this together:

We praise  you, O God the Father:

You created all things by your power and wisdom

and so loved the world that you gave your Son to be our Savior.

We praise  you, O God the Son:

You became human like us in all things, but lived without sin,

died for our offenses, and rose again for our justification.

We praise you, O God the Holy Spirit:

You lead us into all truth and spread the love of God in our hearts

Holy God, we often mold you into something less than you are and doubt your love and power in our lives and world. 

Forgive us Lord. Help us to see you and to know you more fully.

Fill us with the vision of your glory, that we may always serve and praise you no matter the circumstances. Amen

—Song 3: “It Is Well” Key, Justin & Ryan 

ASSURANCE: Liturgist

Let’s recite this great truth together: 

We have not received a spirit that makes us fearful slaves. Instead, we received God’s Spirit when he adopted us as his own children.Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. – Romans 8:15-17 NLT

Because… therefore…

—Song 4: “There is a Peace” C, Kristen


As a forgiven people, at peace with God, let’s greet one another today in God’s settling peace.. make a special effort to welcome all the dads, both here today, and away. (special challenge for those who are here) 🙂


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

—Song 5: “In Christ Alone” Key, Ryan 


May the Lord make you strong in faith and love,

defend you on every side, and guide you in truth. Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, peace be with you! 


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