Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worship June 28, 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 2:5-11 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 28, 2020 – Jonah Sage – Joy Of Christ from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Instrumental Prelude

Themes: Humility… Incarnation… “We use our voices and bodies to praise the Lord! We praise God because He is the King of Kings and he invites us to worship him.”

Praise God in his holy house of worship,
praise him under the open skies;
Praise him for his acts of power,
praise him for his magnificent greatness;
Praise with a blast on the trumpet,
praise by strumming soft strings;
Praise him with castanets and dance,
praise him with banjo and flute;
Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum,
praise him with fiddles and mandolin.
Let every living, breathing creature praise God!
-Psalm 150 The Message

—Song 2: “Sing Allelujah” Key, Jeremy

We’ve all run away from God. Now is when we ask forgiveness for our sins …so let’s take a moment to do that now as the band plays a melody that reminds us of God’s forgiveness and grace.


Because we are forgiven, we can sing…

—Song 3: “Build My Life” Key, Kristen

ASSURANCE: Liturgist
“God loved the world so much that He gave his son, Jesus, to save us. Whoever believes in Him will live life with Him forever, starting today!”

34-36 Peter fairly exploded with his good news: “It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer: God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open. The Message he sent to the children of Israel—that through Jesus Christ everything is being put together again—well, he’s doing it everywhere, among everyone. -Acts 10:34-36 The Message

—Song 4: “God is Good” Key, Ryan

“When God forgives our sins, we can be friends with God, and that means we can be friends with each other. Let’s celebrate our friendship with holy elbow bumps (or other socially distanced greeting).

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

—Song 5: “Lay it All Down at the Feet of Jesus/I Surrender All (Tag)” Key, Justin


“We raise our hands to receive a blessing as we leave.”

Wax on… As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. -Eph. 6:6 NLT

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