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Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Worship at St. Helena United Methodist Church

 Sunday Worship

September 19, 2021 

10 a.m.

17th Sunday in Pentecost



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. 


September 19, 2021

Sunday Worship

10 a.m.

17th Sunday in Pentecost Worship



Musicians - The Napa Valley Duo





Contemplative Prayer- Called to say Yes!

__Edwina Gately


Passing the peace 

Call to worship - 

O Lord, you plant our roots deeply

so that we drink fully of the earth.

You prune us well

So that our leaves and blossoms are abundant

You nurture us and feed us with light and water

So that we offer a ripe and bountiful harvest

Bless the fruit of our lives so that

We do your will and bring your

mercy and grace to all creation.




Singing - Come ye Thankful People Come #694, verses 1-4

1 Come, ye thankful people, come, 
raise the song of harvest home; 
all is safely gathered in, 
ere the winter storms begin. 
God our Maker doth provide 
for our wants to be supplied; 
come to God's own temple, come, 
raise the song of harvest home. 


2 All the world is God's own field, 
fruit as praise to God we yield; 
wheat and tares together sown 
are to joy or sorrow grown; 
first the blade and then the ear, 
then the full corn shall appear; 
Lord of harvest, grant that we 
wholesome grain and pure may be. 


3 For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take the harvest home; 
from the field shall in that day 
all offenses purge away, 
giving angels charge at last 
in the fire the tares to cast; 
but the fruitful ears to store 
in the garner evermore. 


4 Even so, Lord, quickly come,
bring thy final harvest home; 
gather thou thy people in, 
free from sorrow, free from sin, 
there, forever purified, 
in thy presence to abide; 
come, with all thine angels, come, 
raise the glorious harvest home.



Unity prayer - 

Almighty God, we thank you for making the earth fruitful, so that it grows what is needed for life: bless the lands and waters, and multiply the harvests of the world; let thy Spirit go forth, that it may renew the face of the earth; show thy loving-kindness, that our land may be healthy and fertile. Bless those who work in the fields; give us seasonable weather; and grant that we may all share the fruits of the earth, rejoicing in your goodness.



Reading -  Joel 3:13-14

For the word of God in scripture

For the word of God among us

For the word of God within us

All- Thanks be to God.



 Special Music 


 Reading - Luke 6:43-45

For the word of God in scripture

For the word of God among us

For the word of God within us

All- Thanks be to God.


Special Music 


 Sermon -  From Vine to Wine -

Harvest and Crush


Time of prayer


 Joys and Concerns

Pastor’s prayer

Lord’s prayer





Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Singing - For the Beauty of the Earth #92, verses 1-4

1 For the beauty of the earth, 
for the glory of the skies, 
for the love which from our birth 
over and around us lies. 


Christ, our Lord, to you we raise 
this, our hymn of grateful praise. 


2 For the wonder of each hour 
of the day and of the night, 
hill and vale and tree and flower, 
sun and moon and stars of light, [Refrain ]


3 For the joy of human love, 
brother, sister, parent, child, 
friends on earth, and friends above, 
for all gentle thoughts and mild, [Refrain]


4 For yourself, best gift divine, 
to the world so freely given, 
agent of God's grand design: 
peace on earth and joy in heaven. [Refrain]








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 ~ St Helena United Methodist Church
St Helena, California, USA