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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

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. 



November 1

22nd Sunday in Pentecost 


SHUMC Worship  


Prelude - Terry Winn


Today is an opportunity to remember all the saints in our lives who have passed. All Saints is a time in the year, along with all hallows, when we remember that the line between life and death is thin, that we are on this side today but at some point, we will be on the other side, along with many we love and remember well. God is on both sides, the seen and unseen, the created and uncreated, the living in creation and those who live in the eternal. So please send me the names of your saints and we will name them, with the ringing of bells, this Sunday.


Passing the Peace 

Contemplative Prayer - A Prayer by Soren Kierkegaard

Call to Worship -

We bless your holy name, o God.

for all your servants who have finished their course and rest from their labors.

Give us grace to follow their example

of their steadfast faith, their passionate love,

their hope and powerful vision.

Lead us to follow in their path,

by doing your will with open hearts, open minds and open arms.





Sing - For All the Saints, #711, verses 1 & 4


Deepening Prayer  

Everlasting God,

This day brings memories of loved ones no longer with us.

What happiness we shared when they walked among us.

What joy, when loving and being loved, we lived our lives together.

Their memory is a blessing forever.

We give thanks that they now live and reign with you.

As a great crowd of witnesses,

that we are surrounded by their blessings,

And offer you hymns of praise and gratitude,

knowing that they live forever more. Amen.


Read - Psalm 103:1-11


Read - Psalm 103:12-22




Sermon - Gratitude for this church and all our Saints!

Ringing the Saints


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!

Holy Communion

Sing - Shall We Gather At the River, #723, verses 1, 3 & 4




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.

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