I will not be posting a “Back Page” for this coming Sunday, October 20, 2019, We will be celebrating Laity Sunday and this is the call to worship that I prepared for the service. It is based on based on Micah 6: 8, Corinthians 12: 4 – 11 and Ephesians 4: 7 – 13.
On this day, we honor the tradition and the history of the United Methodist Church.
As United Methodists, we are called to act with justice, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with God, and serve one another.
In answering the call, we offer an expression of our faith and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives each day.
In the tradition of the United Methodist Faith, we answer that call in many ways.
Some are called to be preachers, others to be teachers.
Some are called to be comforters, others to be healers.
Some are called to lead, others to organize.
Some are called to sing; all are called to pray.
We give thanks this day for the laity that have come before us and in the tradition of the United Methodist Church, we affirm that we will use our skills, talents, and gifts to continue what they began.