Christian Liturgy 101: First Sunday After Christmas 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, and our Liturgy writing team (Rebekah Carroll, Ryan Marsh, and Lindsey Blair).

This Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached from Isaiah 61 in our series Rumors Of Messiah.

—Prelude: “I Pray On Christmas” Key, Leader 

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

148 1-5 Hallelujah!

Praise God from heaven,

praise him from the mountaintops;

Praise him, all you his angels,

praise him, all you his warriors,

Praise him, sun and moon,

praise him, you morning stars;

Praise him, high heaven,

praise him, heavenly rain clouds;

Praise, oh let them praise the name of God—

he spoke the word, and there they were!

13-14 Let them praise the name of God—

it’s the only Name worth praising.

His radiance exceeds anything in earth and sky;

he’s built a monument—his very own people!

Praise from all who love God!

Israel’s children, intimate friends of God.


-Psalm 148:1-5, 13-14 The Message


—Song 2: “God is With Us” Key, Leader




12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. -Colossians 3:12-14 The Message


—Song 3: “The First Noel” Key, Leader




“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.                                                -John 3:16-17 The Message


—Song 4: “A Day of Glory” Key, Leader



Hear how Colossians 3 continues:

15-17 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.                                                  -Colossians 3:15-17 The Message


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


—Song 5: “Light of the World” Key, Leader




—Song 6: “Go Tell it On the Mountain” Key, Leader



 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!]

    -Rom. 15:13

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