Methodist Churches are encouraged to regularly think about Our Calling.  To respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ in the churches life and worship.  You might like to do that by designating one Sunday as Vocations Sunday. 

Traditionally Vocations Sunday has been on the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, the 3rd Sunday after Easter or Conference Sunday.  However, we can think about our vocation at any time!

Vocations Sunday is a great time to ask people to give their testimony.  Don’t ask the usual suspects – we all have a story to tell!

Here are some materials to help you plan an act of worship with a vocations theme.  (All PDF downloads.) Some are full services, others are outlines to make your own.  

Service orders and outlines




2020 Local Arrangement Service produced by
The Vine by Twelve Baskets, including a sermon by the Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler. Drawing on Psalm 23, John 10: 22-30 and Acts 4: 36-43

(Find out how your circuit can subscribe to receive The Vine resources here: www.theworshipcloud.com/thevine)

Order of Service based on Isaiah 43: 1–7 and Luke 3: 15–17, 21–22 

Worship ideas drawing on 1 Samuel 3: 1-10, Ephesians 1: 3-14 and Matthew 4: 18-23 

Other worship resources

A selection of hymns for Vocations Sunday and here

A reflection on the Calling of Moses

How I came to follow - stories of characters from Luke's Gospel

A personal testimony


If you have something to offer for these pages please send it to Ministries: Vocations and Worship mvw@methodistchurch.org.uk