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World Communion Sunday
October 6, 2013
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The Great Thanksgiving for World Communion Sunday

You created for yourself a world filled with diversity
and blessed by your breath of life.
Rainbow colors bloom in spring,
summer breezes bring garden delight,
and now as Autumn comes our way
we see the work of your paintbrush upon every face and tree.

 

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God’s Own Table

Scholar, author and singer S T Kimbrough, Jr., has composed this new hymn text for Holy Communion, perhaps especially appropriate for World Communion Sunday (Oct 6, 2013).

 

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Music Resources for World Communion Sunday - October 6, 2013

A listing of  downloadable hymns and songs from the GBOD website.

 

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Celebrating the Mystery: A Hymn Festival on Holy Communion

Using hymns, Scriptures, readings, and prayers, this hymn festival is organized around the theme of Holy Communion. It is not intended to be used as an actual service of Holy Communion since it does not contain the Great Thanksgiving. This hymn festival might be especially meaningful for World Communion Sunday (the first Sunday of October).  

 

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Come and Share Our Bread: Praise Anthem for World Communion Sunday

Tom Council, music director at St. Stephen UMC in Mesquite, Texas, near Dallas, has composed this SATB choral anthem for World Communion Sunday or other service of Holy Communion. 

 

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World Communion Sunday (First Sunday in October)

World Communion Sunday is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. World Communion Sunday provides scholarships for U.S. racial- and ethnic-minority students and international students, on both undergraduate and graduate levels. World Communion Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday in October. 

 

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Call to Worship Litany for World Communion Sunday or All Saints Sunday

We are all one family (English).
Somos todos una familia (Spanish).
Nous sommes tous une famille (French). 

 

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Bilingual Great Thanksgiving in Korean and English

The Great Thanksgiving and the setting of the Sanctus are by Dr. Karen B. Westerfield Tucker.  The prayer was inspired by the Roman Catholic Mass of Reconciliation II and carries no copyright restrictions.  The Korean translation is by Dr. John J. Park.  This prayer was part of the opening liturgy of the 19th World Methodist Conference held in July 2006 in Seoul, Korea. 

 

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Global Greetings for World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday is a day when many churches want to emphasize that the body of Christ shares the sacrament in the rich diversity while affirming that “there is one body and one Spirit …one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all.” (Ephesians 4:4)  These greetings should be used to supplement languages spoken in the local congregation.  

 

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A Prayer for World Communion Sunday

On this World Communion Sunday,
give us eyes to recognize your reflection in the eyes of Christians everywhere. 

 

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April 22, 2014
Pastors: Making a Good Move

Designed for pastors who are moving to a new appointment, this event will include ways to say good-bye in the current congregation and say hello to a new place and new people. Tips and advice from several sources for this change that impacts your well-being, your family and friends.

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm, Central Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Betsey Heavner