Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped August 28, 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 Jonah Sage preached Hebrews 1:1 in our sermon series Breaking The Silence.

—Prelude: “This is the Christ” Key, Leader


CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist


1 Sing for joy to God our strength;

    shout aloud to the God of Jacob!

2 Begin the music, strike the timbrel,

    play the melodious harp and lyre.

10 I am the Lord your God,

    who brought you up out of Egypt.

Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

          -Psalm 81 1-2, 10 NLT


—Song 2: “Come and Sing” Key, Leader


CONFESSION:  Band Member


4 Hear the word of the Lord, you descendants of Jacob,

    all you clans of Israel.

5 This is what the Lord says:


“What fault did your ancestors find in me,

    that they strayed so far from me?

They followed worthless idols

    and became worthless themselves.

6 They did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord,

    who brought us up out of Egypt

and led us through the barren wilderness,

    through a land of deserts and ravines,

a land of drought and utter darkness,

    a land where no one travels and no one lives?’

7 I brought you into a fertile land

    to eat its fruit and rich produce.

But you came and defiled my land

    and made my inheritance detestable.

8 The priests did not ask,

    ‘Where is the Lord?’

Those who deal with the law did not know me;

    the leaders rebelled against me.

The prophets prophesied by Baal,

    following worthless idols.

9 “Therefore I bring charges against you again,”

declares the Lord.

    “And I will bring charges against your children’s children.

10 Cross over to the coasts of Cyprus and look,

    send to Kedar[a] and observe closely;

    see if there has ever been anything like this:

11 Has a nation ever changed its gods?

    (Yet they are not gods at all.)

But my people have exchanged their glorious God

    for worthless idols.

12 Be appalled at this, you heavens,

    and shudder with great horror,”

declares the Lord.

13 “My people have committed two sins:

They have forsaken me,

    the spring of living water,

and have dug their own cisterns,

    broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

-Jeremiah 2:4-13 NIV


—Song 3: “The Master’s Calling” Key, Leader




God has said,


“Never will I leave you;

    never will I forsake you.”

6 So we say with confidence,


“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.

    What can mere mortals do to me?”

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

     -Hebrews 13:5b-6, 8 NLT


—Song 4: “We Are Listening” Key, Leader



 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

        -Hebrews 13:1-2 NLT


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


—Song 5: “Oh to be Loved by Jesus” Key, Leader




—Song 6: “Here is Love” Key, Leader



16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. [Go in the name of the Father, the SOn, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!]         -Ephesians 3:16-19

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