Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped 3-20-22

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 here  (you can also see a video of our sermon alone, below).

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).

—Prelude: “Get Down On Your Knees and Pray” Key, Leader


CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Good morning! Welcome to Sojourn! Let’s begin our time together by reading God’s word aloud together:


1 You, God, are my God,

earnestly I seek you;

I thirst for you,

my whole being longs for you,

in a dry and parched land

where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary

and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,

my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,

and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;

with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;

I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,

I sing in the shadow of your wings.

8 I cling to you;

your right hand upholds me.

-Psalm 63:1-8 NIV


Let’s sing!


—Song 2: “Come Ye Sinners” Key, Leader


CONFESSION:  Kara reads between last verses of Come Ye Sinners

55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,

come to the waters;

and you who have no money,

come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

without money and without cost.

2 Why spend money on what is not bread,

and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

and you will delight in the richest of fare.

3 Give ear and come to me;

listen, that you may live.

I will make an everlasting covenant with you,

my faithful love promised to David.

4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,

a ruler and commander of the peoples.

5 Surely you will summon nations you know not,

and nations you do not know will come running to you,

because of the Lord your God,

the Holy One of Israel,

for he has endowed you with splendor.”

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found;

call on him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake their ways

and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,

and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord.

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.

-Isaiah 55:1-9 NIV


But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

-Luke 13:3b NIV



—Song 3: “At the Foot of the Cross” Key, Leader



Hear the Good News:


21 But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.


23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.

-Romans 3:21-25a NLT




—Song 4: “I Saw the Light” Key, Leader



Because of Christ’s sacrifice, we are “made right with God” and restored to a right relationship with him, and with one another. So let’s take a moment to greet one another in peace and please go out of your way to find someone you don’t know and introduce yourself 🙂


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


—Song 5: “Psalm 51” Key, Leader




—Song 6: “Amazing Grace” Key, Leader



Glory and strength to Christ, who loves us,

who blood-washed our sins from our lives,

Who made us a Kingdom, Priests for his Father,

forever—and yes, he’s on his way!

Riding the clouds, he’ll be seen by every eye, [so go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!]

-Revelation 1:5-7b

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