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Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Worship at St. Helena United Methodist Church

 Sunday Worship 

We're Back in the Sanctuary!

June 27, 2021 

Fifth Sunday in Pentecost

Bon Voyage Jeanne!

Wherever we are in our spiritual journey,we intend to come into closer relationship with God and with each other. God's presence awakens our hearts, and informs our lives, so that we are grounded by divine grace.

Our church is a place where we practice living in faith, supporting each other so that with time we become the beloved community. 

For when we awaken our soul, God is brought into the world. 

 

June 27, 2021

Fifth Sunday in Pentecost Worship

 

Prelude

 

Musician- Elle Wheeler

 

Welcome

 

Announcements

 

Passing the peace

Contemplative prayer - What I Have Learned So Far 

__Mary Oliver

 Call to worship - 

Holy God,
      Holy Breath, Wind, Flame, Spirit:
Set our hearts of fire.

      Burn off all that is dry and lifeless,
And grow us anew.

      Let your Spirit dance within our spirits,
Uprooting us when we have been unmoved

      And refreshing all that is stale in our lives.
Breathe on us your peace
      That we will share that peace with all we meet.
And hear the silent prayers of our hearts.

      Amen

 

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Singing- I’m Gonna Live so God Can Use Me, #2153, verses 1-4

1 I'm gonna live so God can use me
anywhere, Lord, anytime!
I'm gonna live so God can use me
anywhere, Lord, anytime!

2 I'm gonna work so God can use me
anywhere, Lord, anytime!
I'm gonna work so God can use me
anywhere, Lord, anytime!

3 I'm gonna pray so God can use me
anywhere, Lord, anytime!
I'm gonna pray so God can use me
anywhere, Lord, anytime!

4 I'm gonna sing so God can use me
anywhere, Lord, anytime!
I'm gonna sing so God can use me
anywhere, Lord, anytime!

Unity prayer - 

Sometimes we are like those disciples so long ago:

Huddled in fear of what others will think,

Of what others will do, of what God will do.
Sometimes we are like passive bystanders:
Making fun of what we do not understand,
Tearing down what is sacred to another
Waiting until we are sure it’s safe.

Yet,
even in our fear, God is with us:
Nudging us like a gentle breeze,
Stirring us with flames of new life
Speaking to us with generosity and power.
Let us offer God our hearts, our minds, our lives. Amen.

 

 

 Reading Matthew 13:44-45; 53-58

For the word of God in scripture

For the word of God among us

For the word of God within us

after scripture-

All- Thanks be to God.

 

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 Special Music

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 Reading - Deuteronomy 30:3-10

For the word of God in scripture

For the word of God among us

For the word of God within us

after scripture-

All- Thanks be to God.

 

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Special Music- 

 Silence

 Sermon -  Back Home, At Last!

Time of prayer

 Prayers

 Joys and Concerns

Pastor’s prayer

Lord’s prayer

 

 Offering

 

Doxology

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Singing -  Abide With Me, #700, verses 1-3

1 Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see.
O thou who changest not, abide with me.

3 I need thy presence every passing hour.
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like thyself my guide and strength can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

 

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Benediction

 Postlude

On the lawn- Celebration for Jeanne Chapman!


 

All St Helena United Methodist Church worship services for the next period of time will be livestreamed on YOUTUBE and recorded, then posted to both the YOUTUBE and Facebook church pages.

Our church YOUTUBE page address is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/

UC0OqmSmHjjcVRgrM_0U1FNA

Our church Facebook page address is:

https://www.facebook.com/st.helenaUMC


 

 

 

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St Helena, California, USA

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