Laity Sunday 2017 Order of Worship

Therefore, Go! with HOPE Through Hospitality

Overview Order of Worship Hymns Preaching Music Notes Planning Additional Resources

Abbreviations Key
TFWS=The Faith We Sing
CCLI=Christian Copyright Licensing (Song Select)
W&S=Worship & Song
UMH=United Methodist Hymnal


“Wa Wa Wa Emimimo” (motions “in”)                                                                  TFWS 2124
“Holy Spirit”                                                                                                         CCLI #6087919

Call to Worship

We are appointed by Jesus Christ.
We go with God.
We offer peace in the Spirit of the Lord to everyone we meet.
We open our hearts.
We proclaim the good news.
The kingdom of God is near! 


“A Place at the Table”                                                                                            W&S 3149
“Welcome”                                                                                                             W&S 3152

Scripture LessonLuke 10:1-11 (NIV).1 Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. “When you enter a house, first say:

Pair 1:
‘Peace to this house.’ 

If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house. “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them:

Pair 2:
‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 

But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say,

Pair 3:
‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’

Sermon: Therefore Go! with HOPE Through Hospitality

Call to Hospitality
“I Need You to Survive”                                                                                 Africana Hymnal 4130



If celebrating Communion, A New Great Thanksgiving for Laity Sunday
If not celebrating Communion,

Prayers of the People: The congregation may respond by speaking the words below or singing UMH 490.

Lay Leader 1: For our unity and the unity of your whole church in your mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,
People: Hear us, O God.   

Lay Leader 2: With leaders at every level of our common life— villages, towns, states, nations, corporations, and international associations—that there may be peace and justice for all people,
People: Hear us, O God.

Lay Leader 3: For the earth, that we may be and inspire others to be good stewards of all the gifts of your creation,
People: Hear us, O God.

Lay Leader 4:  With all who need your healing and deliverance from physical or mental illness, isolation, deprivation, violence, and any form of oppression,
People: Hear us, O God.


“We Walk His Way” (Ewe Thina)                                                                    W&S 3073
“Go to the World”                                                                                          W&S 3158
“Send Me, Lord”                                                                                            UMH 497 


1 Verses marked NIV are from Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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