Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped June 13, 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 3:1-15 to begin our series Wise. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

June 13, 2021 – Jonah Sage – Wisdom of Control from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: “Turn! Turn! Turn!” Key, Leader


CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

What a beautiful thing, God, to give thanks,

    to sing an anthem to you, the High God!

To announce your love each daybreak,

sing your faithful presence all through the night,

Accompanied by dulcimer and harp,

the full-bodied music of strings.

You made me so happy, God.

    I saw your work and I shouted for joy.

How magnificent your work, God!

    How profound your thoughts!

-Psalm 92:1-4 The Message

—Song 2: “Our Great God” Key, Leader

CONFESSION/LAMENT:  extemporaneous prayer of lament

—Song 3: “Majesty” Key, Leader



[The Spirit of God] puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less.

6-8 That’s why we live with such good cheer. You won’t see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don’t get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going. Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? When the time comes, we’ll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming.

9-10 But neither exile nor homecoming is the main thing. Cheerfully pleasing God is the main thing, and that’s what we aim to do, regardless of our conditions.

-2 Corinthians 5:5a-9 The Message

—Song 4: “Steadfast” Key, Leader


Grace and peace to you all brothers and sisters! Let’s welcome one another as those who are adopted into one family 🙂

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

—Song 5: “Before the Throne” Key, Leader


—Song 6: “Salvation’s Tide” Key, Leader


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. [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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