Welcome to sojournmusic.com’s weekly worship music set list review. You can find links to the set lists of this church and many other churches each week in the Worship Blog Carnival at theworshipcommunity.com. And you can learn about some of the songs we sing at Sojourn Gathered each week in advance of the Sunday service by reading my “Getting Ready For Sunday” post each Thursday at Sojourn’s online journal, TravelBlog.
This set list recap begins with the first song following the Call To Worship (our sets often begin with a pre-Call To Worship song that is “band leader’s choice,” and so is different in each campus). Some additional variations in the music sets may have taken place in each service/campus. Included with the set list, you’ll find links to original Sojourn song mp3s, as well as the text that our worship leaders recited for our various liturgical elements, such as the Call To Worship and Benediction. Underlined portions indicate words that our congregation recited together.
Photos from the East Campus, by Matt Herp.
Call to Worship:
As we gather today, let’s remember that we serve a God who sees us always and knows us completely. We are never out of His sight or His care. And this same God, who always sees us, invites us to come boldly before Him with confidence.
Let’s be encouraged by what the God’s Word says, (Please read underlined portions
O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
– Psalm 139:1-10
Let’s lift our voices today and sing to the God who is always there and who helps us in our time of need.
**BABY DEDICATION** Parents dedicated 31 infants to the Lord today, across our three campuses and six services. We in the congregation also vowed corporately to do our part as a church family in raising these children to know God.
Second Song: All I Have is Yours written by me and Rebecca Elliott, recorded on our Before The Throne album. You can download the chord chart from our Before The Throne page, and hear the song in its entirety from the playlist at Myspace.com/sojournrecords. We use “All I Have Is Yours” often as a Baby Dedication song, and I’ve heard from many churches who also use it for dedications, as well as weddings, vision campaigns and other special occasions. That’s quite an honor.
Third Song: Here is Love written by William Rees, Robert Lowry and Matt Redman. This song is a good reminder of the basis for our assurance of salvation:
“Who His love will not remember? Who can cease to sing His praise? He will never be forgotten, throughout Heaven’s eternal days.”
In the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus,
we are assured that there is no sin so terrible
that God cannot forgive,
no hurt so terrible that God cannot heal.
God forgives us, adopts us, and God sets free.
People of God – Remember and receive the forgiving love of God.
Thanks be to God
God has shown us great love in Jesus, let us demonstrate love as we welcome each other here today.
Sermon: Worship & Arts Pastor Mike Cosper preached the second sermon in our Hebrews series, taking his text from Hebrews 8:1-6. You can hear the mp3 now in the free Sojourn Church podcast on iTunes, or listen to it it from the Resource page at sojournchurch.com.
Fourth Song: Oh To Be Loved . This was our Communion Hymn of the week. We sang and reflected upon its text while walking forward to receive the Lord’s Supper, and to drop general offerings and vision campaign commitments in Giving baskets.
Fifth Song: Warrior, written by Dave Moisan, me, and Neil Robins. We recorded this on Over The Grave: The Hymns Of Isaac Watts, Volume One. You can download the chord sheet on our Over The Grave page, and hear “Warrior” in its entirety at either Facebook.com/sojournmusic or Myspace.com/sojournrecords.
Corporate Scripture Reading
The temptation is to leave here today after we’ve sung our hearts out and heard the
word preached and forget what Jesus has done for us when the struggles of the week
set in. Let’s read this together:
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
- Hebrews 4:14-16
Let’s sing to Jesus our only hope…
Sixth Song: Cling to the Crucified written by Indelible Grace founder Kevin Twit, based on an anonymous hymn text that he found in one of his many, many old books. Kevin Twit is a genius at that sort of thing. Check out his Sojourn training seminar on choosing hymns and writing songs here.
Friends, let us only place our hope and faith in Jesus Christ the risen Son of God. For He alone is worthy of our whole lives. Go now in the name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.
Congregation replies: “And also with you.”