Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped June 6, 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 Sage preached Ecclesiastes 2:18-26 to begin our series Wise. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

June 6, 2021 – Jonah Sage – Wisdom From Work from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: “Bound For Glory” Key, Meg

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Good morning! Welcome to sojourn! It’s good to be in the presence of church family again, amen? It’s good to be in the presence of a holy God together again, AMEN? Let’s gather before him and adore him, thank him, and praise him! Hear the word of the Lord, joining our voices on the underlined verses:

1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart;

    I will sing your praises before the gods.

2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship.

I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness;

for your promises are backed

by all the honor of your name.

3 As soon as I pray, you answer me;

    you encourage me by giving me strength.

4 Every king in all the earth will thank you, Lord,

for all of them will hear your words.

5 Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways,

    for the glory of the Lord is very great.

-Psalm 138:1-5 NLT

Let’s sing of what our Lord, our redeemer has done for us!

—Song 2: “Oh Lord My Redeemer” Key, Ryan



6 Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble,

but he keeps his distance from the proud.

7 Though I am surrounded by troubles,

you will protect me from the anger of my enemies.

You reach out your hand,

and the power of your right hand saves me.

8 The Lord will work out his plans for my life—

for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.

Don’t abandon me, for you made me.

-Psalm 138:6-8 NLT

A moment of silent prayer… “in your mercy Lord, hear our prayer in Jesus’ name, amen.”

—Song 3: “Stronghold” Key, Meg


Hear the good news!

13 But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.” 14 We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. 15 All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.

16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

-2 Corinthians 4:13-18 NLT

—Song 4: “Your Great Name” Key, Leader


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

—Song 5: “Break Every Chain” Key, Leader


—Song 6: “Saved/Amazing Grace” Key, Justin


 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. [Peace be with you!]

   -Col. 3:16-17

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