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Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Worship at St. Helena United Methodist Church

 Sunday Worship

October 17, 2021 

10 a.m.

21st 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. 

 

October 17, 2021

Sunday Worship

10 a.m.

21st Sunday in Pentecost Worship

Prelude

 

Musicians - Napa Valley Duo

 Welcome 

 

Announcements

Contemplative Prayer - Constant Conversation 

                       __Rumi


Passing the peace 

Call to worship -

Come, my heart says, seek God’s face!

Your face, O Holy One, we seek


God saves us and lights our way. Why should we fear anyone?

God defends us and keeps us safe.

Why would we ever be afraid?


We come, O Holy One, asking for this:

Let us live in your house,

and see your beauty, and bring our questions, too.


In the shelter you provide, 

Let us learn all we can about you.


In this house of joy and praise,


Let us sing to God with all our hearts.


Come, my heart says, seek God’s face!


Your face, O Holy One, we seek.

 

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Singing - Welcome #3152, verses 1-3

Let’s walk together for a while and ask where we begin
To build a world where love can grow and hope can enter in.
To be the hands of healing and to plant the seeds of peace,

 

Refrain:
Singing welcome,
Welcome to this place.
You’re invited to come and know God’s grace.
All are welcome, the love of God to share,
‘Cause all of us are welcome here; all are welcome in this place.

 

Let’s talk together of a time when we will share a feast,
Where pride and power kneel to serve the lonely and the least,
And joy will set the table as we join our hands to pray,

Refrain

 

Let’s dream together of the day when earth and heaven are one,
A city built of love and light, the new Jerusalem,
Where our mourning turns to dancing, every creature lifts its voice!

Refrain

Crying welcome!

 

Unity prayer -

Lord, here I am. You told me to seek Your face: and so, I am seeking Your face. I don’t know what it means, but I ask You to reveal Yourself to me. I need to know You personally, face-to-face: the real You, not some image I already in my mind. So, here I am. Show me Yourself, for I need You. More than solutions, I need You. More than answers, more than guidance, more than blessing, more than anything, I need You. Just You. Here I am. Please, show me Yourself. Amen.

 

 

 

Reading -  Psalm 80:1-13

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.

 

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 Special Music 

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Reading - Psalm 80:14-19

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.

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Special Music 

 Silence

 Sermon  Gods Face

 

Time of prayer

 Prayers

 Joys and Concerns

Pastor’s prayer

Lord’s prayer

 

 Offering

 

Doxology-

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!
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Singing - This Is My Song, #437, verses 1-3 

This is my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my sacred shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.



2. My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
O hear my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.



3. This is my prayer, O Lord of all earth's kingdoms:
Thy kingdom come; on earth thy will be done.
Let Christ be lifted up till all shall serve him,
And hearts united learn to live as one.
O hear my prayer, thou God of all the nations;
Myself I give thee, let thy will be done.

 

 

 

 

Benediction

 Postlude

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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/

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Our church Facebook page address is:

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


 

 

 

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St Helena, California, USA

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