Welcome to sojournmusic.com’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 find links to the 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.
Photos by Allison Rushing, from Sojourn East.
Song: The Master’s Calling
Call to Worship
Our worship begins with God. God has reached down to us, rescued us from our sin, and worship in response to His grace. Let us remember God’s majesty, his compassion toward his people, and his sustaining grace for the weary.
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Father, you have given us everything we need in this life, but we are quick to forget your provision in the past. We’ve become slaves to anxiety.
Forgive us, Lord. Help our unbelief.
You provide food for the birds, you clothe the lilies of the field, and you tell us that we are worth far more than these things. You tell us that if we seek your kingdom above all else, you will take care of the rest. But we doubt your promises and build our own kingdoms instead.
Forgive us, Lord. Help our unbelief.
You are in control of the future and tell us not to worry about tomorrow. But we worry about things only you can control, and we hesitate to leave tomorrow in your hands.
Forgive us, Lord. We trust that you will deliver on your promises. Thank you for your provision and the peace you offer to us in Christ. Amen.
Song: Begone Unbelief
Song: There is A Peace written by Sojourn’s Charlie Richardson. We recorded this on our record Before The Throne.
Jesus is called the prince of Peace because He guarantees salvation and rest for those that place their hope in Him. This is our assurance:
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Here at Sojourn we often say “peace be with you” and the response is “and also with you”. When we say that to each other, we are talking about the peace Jesus gives. It’s a simple greeting that can be used to preach the Gospel to each other. Let’s greet each other now and perhaps use the phrase “peace be with you” as you welcome one another.
Then our preacher taught from Psalm 46 – “Rest in Crisis and Chaos.” This was part of our Rest summer sermon series. You can hear Sojourn sermons in theSojourn Church iTunes podcast or in the Sermon Resource library at sojournchurch.com.
Song: Thy Mercy
Song: Approach My Soul, The Mercy Seat written by Sojourn East Worship Pastor Jamie Barnes, and recorded on the double-EP project The War/The Mercy Seat.
Hear and receive these powerful words of peace and mercy that the Lord speaks over His children:
“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” - Isaiah 1:18
Let’s sing out!
Song: Jesus Paid It All
God has heard our cries for mercy and given us peace by the blood of Jesus. Go and share the love of God in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.