Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped April 3, 2022

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).

This Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached from Ezekiel 36 in our series entitled Desecrated.

—Prelude: “We Are Changed” Key, Leader


CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist


1-3 It seemed like a dream, too good to be true,

    when God returned Zion’s exiles.

We laughed, we sang,

    we couldn’t believe our good fortune.

We were the talk of the nations—

    “God was wonderful to them!”

God was wonderful to us;

    we are one happy people.

4-6 And now, God, do it again—

    bring rains to our drought-stricken lives

So those who planted their crops in despair

    will shout “Yes!” at the harvest,

So those who went off with heavy hearts

    will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.

     -Psalm 126 The Message


—Song 2: “Lord You’re Mighty” Key, Leader


CONFESSION:  Band Member


2 I have heard all about you, Lord.

    I am filled with awe by your amazing works.

In this time of our deep need,

    help us again as you did in years gone by.

And in your anger,

    remember your mercy.

   -Habakkuk 3:2 NLT


—Song 3: “Love as You Love” Key, Leader




7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. 8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. 10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11 so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!

        -Philippians 3:7-11 NLT



—Song 4: “Yes and Amen” Key, Leader


PEACE: Band Member


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

—Song 5: “Holy, Holy, Holy” Key, Leader




—Song 6: “Jireh/Doxology” Key, Leader



16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, 17 comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!]         -2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NLT

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