Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped 7-24-22

by Bobby Gilles

in General

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 was Missions’ Sunday. We heard from Nick and Carrie Walburn, who shared their experience as our missionaries to Oaxaca, Mexico.

—Prelude: “Mi Voz Para Ti (My Voice For You)” Key, Nick

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Good morning! Welcome to sojourn! Today is our 3rd in a series of Missions’ Sundays… and you’ll notice a heavily Latin flavor to the service – I hope it’s a blessing to you, church 🙂 Nick, Carrie, and the kids, I hope you guys are blessed today as you serve and share with us 🙂 


1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;

    before the “gods” I will sing your praise.

2 I will bow down toward your holy temple

    and will praise your name

    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,

for you have so exalted your solemn decree

    that it surpasses your fame.

3 When I called, you answered me;

    you greatly emboldened me.

4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,

    when they hear what you have decreed.

5 May they sing of the ways of the Lord,

    for the glory of the Lord is great.

     -Psalm 138:1-5 NIV      

“Good morning, it’s so good to be together with you today. Some of the songs we will be singing today will have some Spanish lyrics. We’ve taken care to select some familiar songs for you. If you feel like you want to sing in Spanish or if you want to still sing in English during these times, you are welcome. Or even if you’d like to take a quiet moment to reflect on what God is doing in your life right now, what he is doing here in this local body of believers, what He is up to in New Albany, or on our identity as part of the global church in the world today. We are a part of a great cloud of witnesses that transcends cultures and time and gathers around Jesus Christ as Lord, for His glory.”

—Song 2: “Great Are You Lord (with Spanish vs/ch)” Key, Meg



11 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”


2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:



hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come.

3 Give us each day our daily bread.

4 Forgive us our sins,

    for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

And lead us not into temptation.’”

5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.


9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.


11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

     -Luke 11:1-11 NIV


—Song 3: “Here is Love (spanish vs and chorus)” Key, Justin and Nick 

—Song 4: “Love as you Love” Key, Ryan



Extemporize the passing of the peace in Spanish and English with a big smile 🙂 Make it fun and festive 🙂 


Ahorita, podrían estar de pie y saludar, estamos pasando la paz con nuestros hermanos y hermanas en la fe. 


Let’s stand and greet one another in the Lord.


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


—Song 5: “Amazing Grace (Spanish vs)” Key, Trade off




—Song 6: “Revelation Song” Key, Meg



…in Spanish and English 


16 Que el mensaje de Cristo, con toda su riqueza, llene sus vidas. Enséñense y aconséjense unos a otros con toda la sabiduría que él da. Canten salmos e himnos y canciones espirituales a Dios con un corazón agradecido. 17 Y todo lo que hagan o digan, háganlo como representantes del Señor Jesús y den gracias a Dios Padre por medio de él.

     -Colossians 3:16–17 (NTV)


 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!] 


        -Colossians 3:16-17 NLT

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