Vocations Sunday is marked this year on 17th April in line with our ecumenical partners. However the material can be used at any time of the year to suit local arrangements. This resource has been written by the students of the Scottish United Reformed and Congregational College (http://www.scottishcollege.org.uk ). We thank them for their work and the care with which they have approached the task.
The compilers write, 'We hope it is both helpful to you as you plan worship for Vocations Sunday and gives you a flavour of the unique approach of the Scottish College which blends learning and experience, story and reflection in an integrated approach where students lay people, elders, and ministers are trained alongside those training for the ministry of Word and Sacraments. We hope this Scottish model is a gift to our wider church.
'We have based this resource on Spill the Beans (http://spillbeans.org.uk), a resource for both Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary, with a Scottish flavour for worship leaders, children and young people. Some of the material used here can be found in Issue 8 and is reproduced with permission.'
Andy Braunston, Stewart Cutler, Paul Dempster and David Scott
- Luke 10:38-42 - Mary and Martha
- 1 Samuel 3:1-10 – the call of Samuel
- Ephesians 4:1-16 – called to different things