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Sunday, November 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 29

1st Sunday in Advent 

 

SHUMC Worship  

Prelude - Elle Wheeler

Welcome

Announcements

Passing the Peace 

Contemplative Prayer  

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.

Amen

  

Sing - Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, #196

Unison Prayer  

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

Special Music 

Read - Luke 1:64-80

Special Music 

 

Silence  

Sermon -  Two Couples, Unexpectedly Blessed With Children,                                     Ask For Guidance

Prayers  

Joys and Concerns  

Pastoral 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!

Sing - Have Thine Own Way, Lord, #382, verses 1,  3, &  4

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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www.StHelenaUMC.org ~ St Helena United Methodist Church
St Helena, California, USA

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