Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped May 2, 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 Sunday Pastor Jonah preached Titus 2:1-15 in our series This Beautiful Church. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

May 2, 2021 – Jonah Sage – Beautiful Relationships from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

22 I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.

    I will praise you among your assembled people.

23 Praise the Lord, all you who fear him!

24 For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy.

He has not turned his back on them,

but has listened to their cries for help.

25 I will praise you in the great assembly.

    I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.

-Psalm 22:22-23a, 24-25 NLT

—Song 1: “Great Are You Lord” Key, Hannah


—Song 2: “Stronghold” Key, Ryan


7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

-1 John 4:7-21 NLT

—Song 3: “Blessed Assurance” Key, Meg


…take a moment to 30 sec to a minute to tell your neighbor a little of your story from this past week, month, or year, and then listen to their story 🙂

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

—Song 4: “I Surrender All” Key, Hannah


—Song 5: “Workin on a Building (BB King soul/gospel version)” Key, Meg


Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. [So go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you                                                                                                                                              -1 Cor. 15:58

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