Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped 1-9-22

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 the first sermon in our new series entitled Our Sojourn.

Song 1: “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

1 Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings;

honor the Lord for his glory and strength.

2 Honor the Lord for the glory of his name.

Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.

The God of glory thunders.

The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.

4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;

the voice of the Lord is majestic.

-Psalm 29:1-4 NLT

—Song 2: “Lord Let Your Glory Fall” Key, Leader

CONFESSION:  Band Member

Prompt for silent confession, followed by: 

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.

I have called you by name; you are mine.

2 When you go through deep waters,

I will be with you.

When you go through rivers of difficulty,

you will not drown.

When you walk through the fire of oppression,

you will not be burned up;

the flames will not consume you.

-Isaiah 43:1b-2 NLT

—Song 3: “Psalm 126” Key, Leader


15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. 16 John answered them all, “I baptize you with[b] water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire.

21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

-Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 NIV

—Song 4: “He Reigns” Key, Leader

PEACE: Band Member

The Lord gives his people strength.

The Lord blesses them with peace.                                                                                       -Psalm 29:11 NLT

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

—Song 5: “They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love” Key, Leader 


—Song 6: “Fellowship So Deep” Key, Leader


God wants the combination of his steady, constant calling and warm, personal counsel in Scripture to come to characterize us, keeping us alert for whatever he will do next. May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus! [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!]                                                            -Romans 15:4-6 The Message

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