Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped October 4, 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 Travis McGowan preached from Matthew 20:1-16 in our series Family Values, from Matthew 19-22. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

October 4, 2020 – Travis McGowan – God At Work from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Themes: God’s inexhaustible and unimaginable provision; God is a loving Father who takes care of His children; the Lord’s desires to take care of what He has created

It’s a good thing to sing praise to our God;
praise is beautiful, praise is fitting.
2-6 God’s the one who rebuilds Jerusalem,
who regathers Israel’s scattered exiles.
He heals the heartbroken
and bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars
and assigns each a name.
Our Lord is great, with limitless strength;
we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does.
God puts the fallen on their feet again
and pushes the wicked into the ditch.

Sing to God a thanksgiving hymn,
play music on your instruments to God,
Who fills the sky with clouds,
preparing rain for the earth,
Then turning the mountains green with grass,
feeding both cattle and crows.
He’s not impressed with horsepower;
the size of our muscles means little to him.
Those who fear God get God’s attention;
they can depend on his strength.
-Psalm 147:1-11 The Message

—Song 1: “Psalm 34 (Taste and See)” Key, Leader

[Spoken Text]

God’s Message:
“Don’t let the wise brag of their wisdom.
Don’t let heroes brag of their exploits.
Don’t let the rich brag of their riches.
If you brag, brag of this and this only:
That you understand and know me.
I’m God, and I act in loyal love.
I do what’s right and set things right and fair,
and delight in those who do the same things.
These are my trademarks.”
God’s Decree.
– Jeremiah 9:23-24 The Message

[Spoken Text]

—Song 2: “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” Key, Leader

Hear God’s promise of what is to come:

51-57 But let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I’ll probably never fully understand. We’re not all going to die—but we are all going to be changed. You hear a blast to end all blasts from a trumpet, and in the time that you look up and blink your eyes—it’s over. On signal from that trumpet from heaven, the dead will be up and out of their graves, beyond the reach of death, never to die again. At the same moment and in the same way, we’ll all be changed. In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal. Then the saying will come true:

Death swallowed by triumphant Life!
Who got the last word, oh, Death?
Oh, Death, who’s afraid of you now?
It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three—sin, guilt, death—are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God!
-1 Corinthians 15:51-57 The Message

In 1-2 Sentences: “”

—Song 3: “Amazing Grace, ” Key, Leader

PEACE: Band Member
If God has redeemed our souls from death and saved us from the pit, how can he not reconcile our struggling or fractured relationships?! It’s a miracle that we have such a beautiful, life-giving church family… a home in God’s church. Let’s celebrate that as we greet one another today 🙂

-Walburn Missionary Sending

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

—Song 4: “Establish the Work of Our Hands” Key, Leader



BENEDICTION: (Stephen at the 9:00)
With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!] -1 Corinthians 15:58 The Message

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