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.
1st Sunday in Advent
Prelude - Elle Wheeler
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship -
We know what time it is—the moment to wake from sleep.
We awaken to greet the day, yearning for God’s peace on this earth.
Let us lay down our swords and put aside all works of darkness.
Let us walk in the light and live as peacekeepers.
Let us worship our God as expectant believers.
We worship with joy, knowing Christ will come!
First Advent Candle Lighting -Hope-
In a world of where so many despair,
God lights a candle of hope in our hearts
as we wait for a Savior,
who will be Immanuel, Christ the Lord.
Hear the word of the Lord:
By miraculous deeds you answer our call,
O God of our salvation;
you are the hope of all to the ends of the earth
and the farthest seas.
Bless us and make us grateful this season.
Sing - Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, #196
God of hope, who brought love into this world,
be the love that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought peace into this world,
be the peace that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought joy into this world,
be the joy that dwells between us.
God of hope, the rock we stand upon,
be the center, the focus of our lives
always, and particularly for this Advent time.
Read - Luke 1:39-55
Read - Luke 1:64-80
Sermon - Two Couples, Unexpectedly Blessed With Children, Ask For Guidance
Joys and Concerns
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below:
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Sing - Have Thine Own Way, Lord, #382, 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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