Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worship October 25, 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 Matthew 21:1-17 in our series Family Values, from Matthew 21:23-46. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

October 25, 2020 – Jonah Sage – God in Charge from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Themes: God’s enduring love, faithfulness, goodness; abiding, fear of the Lord

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

   his love endures forever.

2 Let Israel say:

   “His love endures forever.”

3 Let the house of Aaron say:

    “His love endures forever.”

4 Let those who fear the Lord say:

 “His love endures forever.”

28 You are my God, and I will praise you;

    you are my God, and I will exalt you.

29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

    his love endures forever.

-Psalm 119:1-4, 28-29 NIV

—Song 1: “Come Ye Sinners” Key, Justin


Our loving and patient God gently calls us to turn away from our false ways of being and turn towards Him, remembering that in Christ our sins are forgiven and we are healed.

Let’s take a few moments and receive this invitation from the Lord.

In Christ, you are a new creation. The old life has gone, and the new life is here. (2 Cor 5:17)

Let’s walk in step with the Spirit, and follow the voice of our Good Shepherd who is inviting us:

(Note: The following movements to either be on separate slides, or added one at a time on a single slide, whichever you feel presents the best)

-To turn away from anger, and turn towards a patient trust in God’s perfect will

-To turn away from pride, and turn towards humility that enables us to see ourselves as God sees us

-To turn away from deceit, and turn towards the truth of who we are in Christ

-To turn away from greed, and turn towards gratitude for what Christ has done and given

-To turn away from fear, and turn towards courage, trusting God will keep us safe and secure

-To turn away from gluttony, and turn towards the true satisfaction we find in the presence of God

-To turn away from lust (or shamelessness), and turn towards an open heart of mercy and tenderness

-To turn away from sloth, and step into action knowing that God will use the gifts that He has given you to advance His Kingdom.

—Song 2: “Shine Into Our Night” Key, Meg



5-16 Pushed to the wall, I called to God;

from the wide open spaces, he answered.

God’s now at my side and I’m not afraid;

who would dare lay a hand on me?

God’s my strong champion;

I flick off my enemies like flies.

Far better to take refuge in God

than trust in people;

Far better to take refuge in God

than trust in celebrities.

-Psalm 118:5-9 The Message

—Song 3: “We Are Listening” Key, Jeremy


[Spoken Text]

15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.                                                                                                        -Colossians 3:15 NIV

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

—Song 4: “Our Great God” Key, Trade off verses



15-17 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.

      -Colossians 3:15-17

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