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. And if you’d like to see how we incorporate liturgical art and lead the responsive readings, watch the embedded video of our entire service, or check it out on the
This Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached from Joshua 2, the story of Rahab, in our Mothers Of Jesus series. In this short Advent/Christmas series, we are learning about the character and plans of God that He reveals in Jesus’ ancestry (particularly, the five women listed in Jesus’ genealogy).
Song 1: The Source (Liz Vice)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Good Morning church and welcome to sojourn! I’m Justin… We live in a world that has very little peace. And today, as we celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Advent, we acknowledge our longings for peace in the world and peace in our lives . The beauty is that the Prince of Peace has come into our world. Let’s hear what the prophet Isaiah announced about our Savior 700 years before Christ was born:
For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!
Let’s lift our voices and sing this amazing story!
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
“Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God.
“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, her punishment is over and done with.” – Based on Isaiah 40:1-3
Christmas and the birth of Jesus is an announcement of peace from God. But often our souls & minds overflow with anxiety and unrest. Let’s take a moment now in the silence of this gathering to lift those burdens and worries to God.
Let’s sing together with the expectation that only Christ our Emmanuel can give us rest.
What Child is This?
A Day of Glory
ASSURANCE/PASSING OF THE PEACE
Christmas is known for giving gifts. Let’s hear God’s word about the gift Jesus’ gives us:
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
– John 14:27
With this peace in mind, let’s greet one another!
Reading: And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Let’s sing this truth, knowing that Emmanuel has come, and is coming again!
Joy to the World
Go remembering this:
The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Peace be with you.
– from Psalm 29:11