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Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Worship at St. Helena United Methodist Church

Worship every Sunday

Streaming live on YouTube

every Sunday at 10 a.m.

 Pastor Burke preaching

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. 

Music manuscript of a liturgical chant from the late middle ages.



January 24, 2021

3rd Sunday in Epiphany


SHUMC Worship 


Musician - Elle Wheeler




Passing the Peace 

Centering Prayer - I Have a Dream

                                                 __Martin Luther King, Jr.

Call to Worship -

Christ is calling you as disciples
      Lord Jesus, help us follow you faithfully.

God called to Jonah to get up,

go to Nineveh and proclaim God’s word.

      But Jonah refused, until God called a second time.
God is persistent. God believes in those whom God has called.
      Jesus called the disciples by the lakeshore

They left their families and jobs to follow Jesus.
      Lord, give us the courage to follow you all of our lives.          AMEN.


Sing God Will Take Care Of You, #130, verses 1, 2, & 4

Unity Prayer -  

We listen to the stories of the call of the disciples and find them interesting but unrealistic. When we look at our own lives, we believe that we could not leave everything to follow someone we didn’t know. We have many responsibilities and ties which keep us from following. But God is persistent. God understands our confusion and doubts. And God continues to call us to be in ministry and mission in this world. It may not mean leaving everything behind, but it does mean being willing to serve wherever God calls us. Discipleship is difficult. Forgive us, patient and persistent Lord, for the very many times we turn our backs on serving you and focus on our own comforts. Wrap your arms around us, healing our wounds, binding us to you. Gently move us into service in your name. AMEN.

Read - Wisdom 19:18-22

Special Music 

Read - James 1:2-5; 22-25

Special Music 



Sermon -  Epiphany In Art and Culture


Joys and Concerns  

Pastoral 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!

Sing -  Amazing Grace, #378, verses 1, 2, & 6




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