Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped 5-8-22

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 full service from our Facebook page (see a video of our sermon alone below).

Worship Director Justin Shaffer directs our liturgy, collaborating with our Creative Staff at Sojourn Church New Albany and our Liturgy writing team (Rebekah Carroll, Ryan Marsh, Libby Thorngate, and Lindsey Blair).

This week we celebrated Easter Sunday, and Pastor Jonah Sage preached from John 21:7-22. This is from our Eastertide series, Resurrection Responses. It was also Baby Dedication Sunday …

—Prelude: “Build My Life” Key, Leader

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Good morning! Welcome to Sojourn and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! …

 My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them real and eternal life. They are protected from the Destroyer for good. No one can steal them from out of my hand. The Father who put them under my care is so much greater than the Destroyer and Thief. No one could ever get them away from him. I and the Father are one heart and mind.” 

        -John 10: 26b-30 The Message 

—Song 2: “Love as You Love” Key, Leader


—Song 3: “There is a Peace” Key, Leader


1-3 God, my shepherd!

    I don’t need a thing.

You have bedded me down in lush meadows,

    you find me quiet pools to drink from.

True to your word,

    you let me catch my breath

    and send me in the right direction.

4 Even when the way goes through

    Death Valley,

I’m not afraid

    when you walk at my side.

Your trusty shepherd’s crook

    makes me feel secure.

5 You serve me a six-course dinner

    right in front of my enemies.

You revive my drooping head;

    my cup brims with blessing.

6 Your beauty and love chase after me

    every day of my life.

I’m back home in the house of God

    for the rest of my life.

       -Psalm 23 The Message

—Song 4: “Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us” Key, Leader


Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace  with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

-Romans 5:1

Greet each other in the peace of Christ 

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

—Song 5: “Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus” Key, Leader


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


(May you) grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!]

   -2 Peter 3:18

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