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Laity Sunday 2013 Suggested Worship Resources

Suggested Scriptures:

John 13: 12-17
Proverbs 3:5-6
Isaiah 30:20-21
Isaiah 1:12-17
Philippians 1: 6, 9-11
I Peter 1:16
Psalm 40:1-8
Psalm 1;
Psalm 51:10-13

Hymns:
(Numbers in bold indicate key hymns.)

United Methodist Hymnal: 88; 128; 143; 331; 354; 356; 381; 382; 395; 399; 410; 413; 419; 420; 430; 441; 451; 463; 473; 478; 500; 537; 547; 577; 583; 589

The Faith We Sing: 2128; 2133; 2137; 2149; 2152; 2153; 2160; 2164; 2172; 2175; 2190; 2208; 2220; 2222; 2236; 2240; 2241; 2243

Upper Room Worshipbook: 61; 78; 93; 100; 107; 109; 116; 117; 409; 416; 435; 441

Worship & Song: 3008; 3025; 3048; 3093; 3130; 3183; 3185

Songs of Zion: 7; 19; 39; 53; 66; 67; 95; 182; 185; 199; 214; 226

Zion Still Sings: 2; 46; 47; 48; 66; 95; 96; 99; 100; 116; 134; 141; 159; 167; 173; 178; 182; 183; 210; 217

Prayers
From The United Methodist Hymnal:
"Prayer for a New Heart," 392
"For Holiness of Heart," 401
" For True Life," 403
"A Covenant Prayer in the Wesleyan Tradition,"607

From the United Methodist Book of Worship:
460; 464;
Page 600 -- "Almighty God, pour out ……"

From the Upper Room Worshipbook:
225, Psalm Prayer (Palm 1)
227, Psalm Prayer (Psalm 5)
242, Psalm Prayer (Psalm 19)
277, Psalm Prayer (Psalm 51)

From the Africana Worship Book Year C:
Page 161 -- "Assurance from Isaiah 1:1-20"
P age 161 – Prayers for Illumination –" Almighty God…".
Page 151 – "Purify Me"
Page 153 – "A Prayer of Confession for Laity Sunday"

A Prayer for Leadership
Lord Jesus, you gave us an example for leadership!
You sought counsel from Your Heavenly Father in quiet places where you could hear God’s voice.
You gave your disciples and those of us who follow you today an illustration of humility as a leader when you washed the feet of your followers.
Help us, we pray, to follow your example.
Let us seek guidance in all things – listening for that "still, small, voice."
Continue to remind us that we are to serve others through your perfect model – seeking God’s will in all we do.
Amen.
(by Sandy Jackson)

GreetingsOpenings/Calls to Worship:
United Methodist Book of Worship: 455; 456; 457; 460; 461; 465;
The Africana Worship Book for Year C:

  • "Do Not Forget the Lord," Page 75
  • "Your Light, Lord," Page 61

Confession and Pardon:
United Methodist Book of Worship: 475; 477; 482; 487; 490

Psalters/Litanies:
United Methodist Book of Worship: 432, "Laity Sunday Litany"
United Methodist Hymnal: 738 (Palm 1); 774 (Psalm 40); 785 (Psalm 51)
Africana Worship Book Year C:
"Drink," page 89
"Representatives for Christ," Page 90

A Litany for John 13: 12-17 and Proverbs 3:5-6
(based on The Message)

One: Jesus said, "Do you understand what I have done for you?"

Many: Lord, we know that you are our Master and Teacher.

One: So, if I, who am your Master and Teacher have washed your feet, you must likewise wash the feet of others.

Many: You have indeed set the pattern for us, Lord. What you have done, we must do.

One: If you know these things, do them! Trust me from the bottom of your heart.

Many: We want to figure out everything on our own. Help us, Jesus, to trust more fully in you.

One: Listen for my voice in everything you do and everywhere you go.

Many: We assume we know it all, but only you will keep us on track.

All: Help us to listen and to serve others in love and humility.

(by Sandy Jackson)

Dismissals, Blessings and Closing Prayers:

United Methodist Book of Worship: 559; 561; 563; 567

Sing: "Lead Me, Lord," United Mehtodist Hymnal, 473

Africana Worship Book Year C:
"Drink – Go Forth and Live as Disciples," Page 224
"Prepare Us for the Work that Lies Ahead," Page 228

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