Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped 9-25-22

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 Sunday, Pastor Jonah Sage preached on Hebrews 1:5-9).

—Prelude: “90 second instrumental” Key, Leader


CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist


1 Praise the Lord, my soul.

Lord my God, you are very great;

    you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

2 The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;

    he stretches out the heavens like a tent

3     and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.

He makes the clouds his chariot

    and rides on the wings of the wind.

4 He makes winds his messengers,

    flames of fire his servants.


31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

    may the Lord rejoice in his works—

33 I will sing to the Lord all my life;

    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,

    as I rejoice in the Lord.

Praise the Lord, my soul.

Praise the Lord.


-Psalm 104:1-4, 31, 33-34, 35b


—Song 1: “There is a Peace” Key, Leader


LAMENT:  Band Member


—Song 2: “Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone)” Key, Leader


ASSURANCE: Liturgist


“The days are coming, declares the Lord,

    when I will make a new covenant

with the people of Israel

    and with the people of Judah.

9 It will not be like the covenant

    I made with their ancestors

when I took them by the hand

    to lead them out of Egypt,

because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,

    and I turned away from them,

declares the Lord.

10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel

    after that time, declares the Lord.

I will put my laws in their minds

    and write them on their hearts.

I will be their God,

    and they will be my people.

11 No longer will they teach their neighbor,

    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’

because they will all know me,

    from the least of them to the greatest.

12 For I will forgive their wickedness

    and will remember their sins no more.

-Hebrews 8:8b-12



—Song 3: “Jireh” Key, Leader


PEACE: Band Member


——————————————   [SERMON & COMMUNION]   —————————————–


—Song 5: “God in the Dirt” Key, Leader

—Song 6: “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” Key, Leader




—Song 7: “I have to Believe into How Great is Our God refrain only” 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. Amen. [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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