Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped July 5, 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 Stephen Pierce preached from Philippians 2:12-30 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.

July 5, 2020 – Stephen Pierce – Joy to the World from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: Instrumental Key, Leader

Themes: Thanksgiving, contentment,

30 Let me shout God’s name with a praising song,
Let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks.
31 For God, this is better than oxen on the altar,
Far better than blue-ribbon bulls.
32 The poor in spirit see and are glad—
Oh, you God-seekers, take heart!
33 For God listens to the poor,
He doesn’t walk out on the wretched.
34 You heavens, praise him; praise him, earth;
-Psalm 69:30-34 The Message

In 1-2 Sentences: “”

—Song 2: “Our Great God” Key, Leader

LAMENT: Band Member
…write a poetic yet simple prayer that grieves brokenness, sickness, hunger and poverty, persecution, suffering… independence day… we aspire to be a city on a hill yet see all this brokenness…

[Screen Text]

[Spoken Text]

—Song 3: “Satisfied in You” Key, Leader


3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. 6 Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation!
-2 Corinthians 1:3-6b NLT

In 1-2 Sentences: “”

—Song 4: Blessed Assurance Key, Leader

PEACE: Band Member
God’s peace and his comfort go hand-in-hand… where there is no comfort, there is no peace. We’re quick to ignore our desire for comfort, but…

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

—Song 5: “See the Savior” Key, Jeremy

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you!]
-Rom. 15:5-6

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