Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped August 14, 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 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 Pastor Jarvis Williams from Sojourn Midtown preached John 3:16 in our sermon series The One That Changed Me.

—Prelude: “Everything is Yours” Key, Leader


CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

19 Turn us again to yourself, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.

    Make your face shine down upon us.

    Only then will we be saved.

      -Psalm 80:19 NIV


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


CONFESSION:  Band Member

23 “Am I only a God nearby,”

declares the Lord,

    “and not a God far away?

24 Who can hide in secret places

    so that I cannot see them?”

declares the Lord.

    “Do not I fill heaven and earth?”

declares the Lord.

        -Jeremiah 23:23-24 NIV



—Song 3: “The Water and the Blood” Key, Leader


ASSURANCE: Liturgist

32 How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. 33 By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight. 35 Women received their loved ones back again from death. 39 All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. 40 For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us. 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.[a] Because of the joy[b] awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. 

      -Hebrews 11: 32-35, 39-40, 12:1-2 NLT


—Song 4: “Power in the Blood” Key, Leader


PEACE: Band Member


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

—Song 5: “Lay it All Down (At the Feet of Jesus) into Oh to be Loved By Jesus” Key, Leader




—Song 6: “How He Loves” Key, Leader



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