Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped 10-2-22

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 1:10-14.

—Prelude: “Savior King” Key, Leader

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Good morning, church! 


Come, everyone! Clap your hands!

    Shout to God with joyful praise!

For the Lord Most High is awesome.

He is the great King of all the earth.

He subdues the nations before us,

    putting our enemies beneath our feet.

He chose the Promised Land as our inheritance,

    the proud possession of Jacob’s descendants, whom he loves. 


God has ascended with a mighty shout.

    The Lord has ascended with trumpets blaring.

Sing praises to God, sing praises;

sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King over all the earth.

    Praise him with a psalm.[a]

God reigns above the nations,

sitting on his holy throne.

The rulers of the world have gathered together

    with the people of the God of Abraham.

For all the kings of the earth belong to God.

He is highly honored everywhere.


-Psalm 47 NLT


Let’s sing to our good and faithful King!


—Song 2: “Crown Him With Many Crowns” Key, Leader



Hear the Word of the Lord:


The thought of my suffering and homelessness

    is bitter beyond words.[a]

I will never forget this awful time,

    as I grieve over my loss.

Yet I still dare to hope

    when I remember this:


The faithful love of the Lord never ends!

    His mercies never cease.

Great is his faithfulness;

    his mercies begin afresh each morning.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;

    therefore, I will hope in him!”


-Lamentations 3:19-26 NLT


If you’ve come to church today suffering, grieving, or feeling hopeless, the Lord has given us a hope beyond anything we can imagine.


—Song 3: “We Will Feast In the House of Zion” Key, Leader



Hear this assurance from 2 Timothy:


So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. 9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.


-2 Timothy 1:8-10 NLT


If Jesus broke the power of death and made a way for us to have life eternal, then our reality is so much greater, so much more beautiful than we could ever hope. Let’s sing about what Jesus has done for us!


—Song 4: “Is He Worthy” Key, Leader


PEACE: Band Member

Greet each other in the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus.


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


—Song 5: “Future / Past”  Key, Leader




—Song 6: “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” Key, Leader



Don’t worry about the wicked

    or envy those who do wrong.

For like grass, they soon fade away.

    Like spring flowers, they soon wither.


Trust in the Lord and do good.

    Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.

Take delight in the Lord,

    and he will give you your heart’s desires.


Commit everything you do to the Lord.

    Trust him, and he will help you.

He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,

    and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.


[Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you!]

-Psalm 37:1-6 NLT

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