Laity Sunday

Laity Sunday

The third Sunday in October is designated as Laity Sunday in the United Methodist Church.

The Service will be planned and led by the Laity.

The General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) has the responsibility to provide the general supervision and resources for Laity Sunday.

Find out a lot more about Methodist Laity Sunday at GBOD:

  • History of Laity Sunday
  • Laity Sunday Worship & Music
  • Laity Sunday themes

Laity Sunday at other Churches

It's interesting to see how other Churches all over the world celebrate Laity Sunday. Please visit these sites:

Prayer and Worship

Stained Glass Window of Jesus

Worship and Prayer are two words often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.

A Prayer

  • Prayer is a solemn expression to God to thank Him or to request something from Him.
  • Prayer can be performed anytime, anywhere, by yourself, or in large groups.


  • Worship is the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for God.
  • Worship consists of  crisply defined and structured ceremonies, of which Prayer and music are a part.

When you join full-throated with the choir and congregation, 

belting out The Sanctus:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Does it not stir your soul?