Pray and reflect on the call to ministry and Christian service. For Vocation Sunday, consider sharing some ministers' call stories - why they chose a ministry vocation, what they love about it, and what challenges they face.

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File Call and Vocation: Prayers for Use in Worship
These prayers can be used to celebrate Vocation Sunday, or in any worship service in which the theme is appropriate.
File God's World Needs Leaders Worship Service
A service for Vocation Sunday or another inspirational service.
PDF icon Message: God’s World Needs Leaders
This reflection could be incorporated into a celebration of Vocation Sunday or another suitable occasion.
File On the Life and Faith of Florence Nightingale: Worship Service Commemorating the Bicentenary of Her Birth
This service was created to mark 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale by Ralph Carl Wushke and Lynn McDonald for First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Toronto on January 26, 2020.
File Vocation Sermon Starters: May 2020
Scripture passages and questions to reflect on vocation for Vocation Sunday or any day.

A prayer for pilgrims that could also be used for Vocation Sunday.

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Our gifts for Mission & Service support theological education and support systems for the vocation of ministry.
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Stories of call to ministry in the United Church
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PDF icon Vocation: Hymns, Prayers, and Scripture
Selections from hymn books and the Bible for anyone who is considering their vocation or supporting someone who is.
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September 5, 2019

Called to serve in global mission, Rob Witmer writes about his lifelong passion to serve in Japan.

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September 5, 2019

Rev. Bronwyn Corlett writes on being called to serve: "There are disciples answering God’s call across this country—and that is what vocation is all about."

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September 5, 2019

Called to serve on a global mission trip to Nicaragua, Sarah Jane Wetelainen's faith journey and life choices were fundamentally shaped by the experience.

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September 5, 2019

Called to serve in global mission service in Korea, John Egger is discovering firsthand the exciting new things God is calling us to.

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April 28, 2020

For Vocation Sunday, Rev. Bronwyn Corlett writes about how others helped her develop leadership skills after she was first ordained.