Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped September 5, 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 Stephen Pierce preached from Genesis 3:11b in our series Questions From God. Meagan Baker was our Lector.

September 5, 2021 – Stephen Pierce – Did You Eat? from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

—Prelude: “The Road to God is a Hard Road” Key, Jordan


CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Themes: You can’t have what you don’t want… (dang Jordan what a song) Remember, thank, and follow the Lord who provides satisfaction in him as he delivered his people unto the promised land… he will guide you, carry you, and make your path straight. God himself is the only truly worthy object of our longings and desires…


7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.


10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.

-Deuteronomy 8:7-10 NLT


In 1-2 Sentences:


—Song 2: “Come Thou Fount (Kings Kaleidoscope arrangement)” Key, Phil



Themes: Start mulling over those desires… preparing hearts for the sermon and


23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 Point out anything in me that offends you,

and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

-Psalm 139:23-23 NLT


…sometimes we are so weary – experienced so much pain and suffering that our desires become blunted and we lose our appetites. Let us remember all the ways God has revealed himself to us… consider his truth revealed in a timely word from a friend, his beauty in the sunrise, his goodness in the face of a child. Let’s sing.


—Song 3: “Satisfied in You” Key, Libby



Hear this incredible promise: 


8-10 There will be a highway

called the Holy Road.

No one rude or rebellious

is permitted on this road.

It’s for God’s people exclusively—

impossible to get lost on this road.

Not even fools can get lost on it.

No lions on this road,

no dangerous wild animals—

Nothing and no one dangerous or threatening.

Only the redeemed will walk on it.

The people God has ransomed

will come back on this road.

They’ll sing as they make their way home to Zion,

unfading halos of joy encircling their heads,

Welcomed home with gifts of joy and gladness

as all sorrows and sighs scurry into the night.

-Isaiah 35:8-10 The Message


In 1-2 Sentences: “”


—Song 4: “When the Savior Reached Down For Me” Key,


PEACE: Band Member

God places a desire for shalom, or abiding peace – a sense that “all is well” on the hearts of his people. We were designed to experience deep and lasting peace. Every Sunday, we participate in a millennia old tradition, the “passing of the peace” to remind ourselves of our identity as peacemakers and our future in everlasting peace. So let’s take a moment and greet the folks around us in God’s grace and peace 🙂



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



—Song 5: “Come and See” Key, Libby




—Song 6: “Satisfied (Hallelujah He Has Found Me)” Key,



When we experience longing fulfilled, desires met, we want to tell everybody! Good meal or drink, song or movie, etc… Where is God inviting us to go? What is God inviting us to do?


Restate the great commission for the road

Previous post:

Next post: