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Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Worship at St. Helena United Methodist Church

 Sunday Worship

October 31, 2021 

10 a.m.

23rd 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 31, 2021

Sunday Worship

10 a.m.

23rd Sunday in Pentecost Worship

Prelude

 

Musicians - Terry Winn and Joe Pesch

 Welcome 

 

Announcements

Contemplative Prayer - The Guest House

 __Rumi

                      

Passing the peace 

Call to worship -

A community of faith conveys God's good news of love,

And leads its members along pathways of faith.

It sows seeds of life in the soil of our hearts,

Causing faith and hope to sprout in our souls.

This congregation has been a vehicle of God's grace,

Shining God's marvelous light across the years;

A place for growing in relationship with the Lord,

For living, loving, and forgiving

in the spirit of Christ.

Amen

 

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Singing - Abide With Me, #700, verses 1, 2,  and 4

1 Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see.
O thou who changest not, abide with me.

4 I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless,
ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.

 

 

 Unity prayer -

Ever-giving God, you have said Yes to us at every turn. You have entrusted to us the gift of life and the gifts of living-family, friends, food, and the richness of this world. You have offered us the gifts of abundant life-forgiveness, purpose and call, with your Spirit as our guide. With these gifts we say Yes to you. Work in and through us, that together with You we may offer living water where there are deserts among us, healing where there is hurt, beauty where there is ugliness, justice where there is brokenness, and new beginnings where there are dead ends. May the flame of your Spirit burn brightly in our hearts and set the world ablaze with the power of your grace. Amen.

 

Reading -  Hebrews 10:19-25

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 147:7-11

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  Sanctuary, Caroline Pietrangelo Owens, preaching

 

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 -  Open My Eyes That I May See, #434

1 Open my eyes that I may see
glimpses of truth thou hast for me.
Place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

2 Open my ears that I may hear
voices of truth thou sendest clear,
and while the wave notes fall on my ear,
ev’rything false will disappear.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my ears, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

3 Open my mouth and let me bear
gladly the warm truth ev’rywhere.
Open my heart and let me prepare
love with thy children thus to share.
Silently now I wait for thee,
ready, my God, thy will to see.
Open my mouth, illumine me,
Spirit divine!



 

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/

UC0OqmSmHjjcVRgrM_0U1FNA

Our church Facebook page address is:

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


 

 

 

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St Helena, California, USA

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