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Laity Sunday (Oct. 21, 2007) Worship Helps

Suggested Scripture:

Genesis 1:26-31

Matthew 25:14-23

Luke 16:10-13

I Corinthians 4:1-5

I Peter 4:10-11

Psalm 24:1-6

Psalm 67

Suggested Hymns:


From The Faith We Sing

2001, "We Sing to You, O God"

2008, "Let All Things Now Living"

2012, "Let Us with a Joyful Mind"

2031, "We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise"

From The United Methodist Hymnal

* 715, "Rejoice, The Lord is King"

*96, "Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above"

* 181, "Ye Servants of God"


From The Faith We Sing

2220, "We Are God's People"

2208, "Guide My Feet"

2172, "We Are Called"

2177, "Wounded World that Cries For Healing"

2179, "Live in Charity"

2175, "Together We Serve"

2171, "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace"

2190, "Bring Forth the Kingdom"

From The United Methodist Hymnal

*410, "I Want a Principle Within"

* 363, "And Can it Be"

443, "O God Who Shaped Creation"

399, "Take My Life, and Let It Be"

441, "What Does the Lord Require"

473, "Lead Me, Lord"

* This year celebrates the 300th anniversary of Charles Wesley's birth. He wrote more than 100 hymns and poems, and we honor his memory by singing those hymns not only during this year but in the future. Check The United Methodist Hymnal for other Charles Wesley hymns. Also see for more information about the Charles Wesley Tercentennial.

Responsive Readings:

UMH 755, Psalm 24

UMH 826, Psalm 104:1-13, 24-35

Prayers: UMH 169, Abundant Life

Closing Hymn: "Sent Forth by God's Blessing," 664, United Methodist Hymnal

Closing Prayer: UMH 607, "Covenant Prayer"

Upper Room Worshipbook

181, "Today I Awake"

441, "Take, O Take Me As I Am"

193, "For the Fruit of All Creation"

442, "Marked and Sealed" (Prayer)

Lectionary Scripture and Suggested Focus (Oct. 21, 2007) (See the texts online at the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.)

Jeremiah 31:27-34

Psalm 119:97-104

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Luke 18:1-8

Lectionary Hymns: See Hymns for the Revised Common Lectionary, 2007 compiled by Dean B. McIntyre.

Check the GBOD Stewardship website,, for Offertory Prayers for October.

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