Christian Liturgy 101: How One Church Worshiped 10-16-22

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 Sam Huff preached on Hebrews 2:5-10.

—Prelude: “We Are Changed” Key, Leader


CALL TO WORSHIP:   Liturgist

Good morning and welcome! 


O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

    Your glory is higher than the heavens.

You have taught children and infants

    to tell of your strength,

silencing your enemies

    and all who oppose you.


When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—

    the moon and the stars you set in place—

what are mere mortals that you should think about them,

    human beings that you should care for them?

Yet you made them only a little lower than God

    and crowned them with glory and honor.

You gave them charge of everything you made,

    putting all things under their authority—

the flocks and the herds

    and all the wild animals,

the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,

    and everything that swims the ocean currents.


O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!


-Psalm 8 NLT


Amen! Let’s lift our voices together!


—Song 2: “He Reigns” Key, Leader



Hear this parable, and reflect on what the Lord might be saying to you:


One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”


Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”


-Luke 18:1-8 NLT


Lord, help us to pray and never give up, as you wanted of your disciples. Help us to love others, and forgive us when we fall short. Amen.


—Song 3: “Majesty” Key, Leader



Hear these assuring words from Psalm 121:


I look up to the mountains—

    does my help come from there?

My help comes from the Lord,

    who made heaven and earth!


He will not let you stumble;

    the one who watches over you will not slumber.

Indeed, he who watches over Israel

    never slumbers or sleeps.


The Lord himself watches over you!

    The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.

The sun will not harm you by day,

    nor the moon at night.


The Lord keeps you from all harm

    and watches over your life.

The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,

    both now and forever.


-Psalm 121 NLT


Let’s sing together!


—Song 4: “Love As You Love” Key, Leader


PEACE: Band Member

Greet each other in the grace, peace, and love our Lord Jesus 🙂


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


—Song 5: “Blessed Assurance (with extended intro during communion)” Key, Leader




—Song 6: “Doxology” Key, Leader



Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you!]


-Ephesians 3:20-21 NLT

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