Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped January 31, 2021

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 week’s liturgy was written by Rebekah Carroll.

This Sunday Pastor Bobby Gilles preached from Matthew 23:13-39 (the 7 woes of judgment) in our series on Matthew 23-28: Finished: The End Of The World And Our Way Of Living With It. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

January 31, 2021 – Jonah Sage – Death Of Speculation from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Themes: God’s unfailing love, protection, provision, unlimited resources and power

19 How great is the goodness

you have stored up for those who fear you.

You lavish it on those who come to you for protection,

blessing them before the watching world.

20 You hide them in the shelter of your presence,

safe from those who conspire against them.

You shelter them in your presence,

far from accusing tongues.

21 Praise the Lord,

for he has shown me the wonders of his unfailing love.

-Psalm 31:19-21a NLT

Thank you Jesus! Let’s sing!

—Song 1: “Bless the Lord (Son of Man)” Key, Leader


[Spoken Text] Nearness of God through life’s difficulties and temptation… God’s abiding in our ordinary lives

1 O Lord, I have come to you for protection;

don’t let me be disgraced.

Save me, for you do what is right.

2 Turn your ear to listen to me;

rescue me quickly.

Be my rock of protection,

a fortress where I will be safe.

3 You are my rock and my fortress.

For the honor of your name, lead me out of this danger.

5 I entrust my spirit into your hand.

Rescue me, Lord, for you are a faithful God.

-Psalm 31:1-3, 5 NLT

[Spoken Text]

—Song 2: “Abide WIth Me” Key, Leader


…invoke last week’s sermon… help folk see that though we are “that man,” the Lord is no longer angry with us. His kindness leads to repentance and I think this is an opportunity to pair the difficult reality of the “woes” with his kindness and comfort.  

“I will praise you, Lord.

Although you were angry with me,

your anger has turned away

and you have comforted me.

2 Surely God is my salvation;

I will trust and not be afraid.

The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;

he has become my salvation.”

3 With joy you will draw water

from the wells of salvation.

-Isaiah 12:1b-3 NIV

—Song 3: “In Christ Alone” Key, Leader


Let’s take a few moments to extend a warm grace and peace to one another 🙂

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

—Song 4: “Oh Lord, My Redeemer” Key, Leader



To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!] – 1 Tim. 1:17

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