This liturgy comes from the Sunday morning service on October 26, 2014 at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY. | Worship Pastor - Mike Cosper
Prelude: Abide by Liz Vice.
Call to Worship:
Welcome. Each time we gather, it’s an opportunity to respond together to Who God is and what He has done. So many things are calling out for our attention and affection, but it’s the Lord who deserves our praise:
Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
…Kings of the earth and all people, rulers and judges of the earth, young men and young women, old men and children. Let’s all praise the name of the LORD. For his name is very great; His glory towers over the earth and heaven! He has made his people strong, honoring his faithful ones—the people of Israel who are close to him. Praise the LORD! – adapted Psalm 148:1-4,11-14
Song: Our Great God by Mac Powell and Fernando Ortega.
Almighty and merciful God,
we’ve all strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much
the devices and desires of our own hearts.
We have offended against your holy laws.
O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Spare those who confess their faults.
Restore those who are penitent,
according to your promises declared to the world
in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
And grant, O merciful God, for his sake,
that we may live a holy, just, and humble life
to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
-adapted from the Worship Sourcebook
Song: O Help My Unbelief by Isaac Watts and Justin Smith.
Celebration Of Assurance
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. -Romans 6:6-7
Song: Jesus Paid It All written by Elvina M. Hall and John T. Grape.
Passing of the Peace:
Let’s greet one another with the peace of Christ.