Vocations Sunday 2017

All are called… some are called to…

Introduction

This resource has been written by some of the students and a member of the teaching staff of Westminster College www.westminster.cam.ac.uk

Vocations Sunday is normally marked on the 4th Sunday of Easter.  In 2017 this is 7 May.
There are plenty of worship resources available on the internet provided by other denominations.
We have chosen a quote from the United Reformed Church’s Basis of Union: 'All are called… some are called to' as our theme, to give our material a distinctively URC feel. It acknowledges that we are all called to serve God in the world and recognises that there are a variety of different ministries. At the same time, some people may also be called to specific ministries within the Church: as Ministers of Word and Sacraments, as Church Related Community Workers and as Elders.

We hope that it is helpful to you as you plan worship for Vocations Sunday.

Stephen Ansa-Addo, Jacob Bali, Helen Garton, Tessa Henry-Robinson, Julie Kirby, Alison Smith and The Revd Dr Yak-Hwee Tan

Readings

  • Acts 2:42-47
  • Psalm 23
  • 1 Peter 2:19-25
  • John 10:1-10

The Materials

Bible Notes
Sermon Ideas
About Sheep
Prayers, Call to Worship and Blessing
All-age talks / Symbolic actions  (includes suggestion for using the Wordsearch)
Wordsearch
Hymn Suggestions

Links to other worship resources

www.vocationsunday.org
www.methodist.org.uk/prayer-and-worship/methodist-special-sundays/vocations-sunday
www.ukvocation.org
www.scotland.anglican.org/who-we-are/vocation-and-ministry/vocations-sunday/