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20 Oct

Laity Sunday

A Great Thanksgiving for Laity Sunday

Liturgy

This form of The Great Thanksgiving is based on "A Service of Word and Table II," The United Methodist Hymnal, pages 12-15. Copyright 1989, The United Methodist Publishing House. It is used with permission. 

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A Prayer of Confession for Laity Sunday

Liturgy

God, I stand before you equipped for every good work and not working. 

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Celebrating the Ministry of the Laity

Article

We are called to be faithful disciples in all we do and in all places. 

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Call to Worship for Laity Sunday

Liturgy

We are all called into ministry with our Lord.
Our baptism calls us to be Body of Christ. 

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Laity Sunday Worship and Music Resources

Article

The third Sunday in October is designated as Laity Sunday in The United Methodist Church. In many congregations, the service will be planned and led, either in part or in whole, by the laity. To assist in your planning and worship for that day, we offer the following lists of resources of hymns in The United Methodist Hymnal and in The Faith We Sing, as well as other spoken resources to be found in the hymnal and in The United Methodist Book of Worship. 

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History of Laity Sunday

Article

What's the history of Laity Sunday? 

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Laity Sunday Themes from 1929 - 2016

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A record of themes for Laity Sunday from the beginning through the current quadrennium.

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