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Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Worship at St. Helena United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship 

May 9, 2021 

6th Sunday in Easter 

and Mother's Day at the White Barn

Recorded on YouTube and

available for viewing, later in the day, after worship

 see details below 

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. 


May 9, 2021

6th Sunday in Easter

and Mother's Day at The White Barn


SHUMC Worship 




Musician- Jeffrey McFarland Johnson and Joe Pesch






Passing the peace

Contemplative prayerLove

 __George Herbert

Call to worship-

And Jesus said, "Come!"

To all mothers and all children: he said, "Come!"

to the motherless and the childless: he said, "Come!"

to all who long to be mothered: he said, "Come!,

Come unto me all ye who labour and are heavy-laden,

and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,

for I am gentle and humble of heart
and you will find rest for your souls." 



 Singing- Marching to Zion, #733, verses 1-3

1. Come, we that love the Lord,
and let our joys be known.
Join in a song with sweet accord,
join in a song with sweet accord,
and thus surround the throne,
and thus surround the throne.


We’re marching to Zion,
beautiful, beautiful Zion.
We’re marching upward to Zion,
the beautiful city of God.

 2. The hill of Zion yields

a thousand sacred sweets,
before we reach the heav’nly fields,
before we reach the heav’nly fields,
or walk the golden streets,
or walk the golden streets.


 3. Then let our songs abound,

and ev’ry tear be dry.
We’re marching thro’ Immanuel’s ground,
we’re marching thro’ Immanuel’s ground,
to fairer worlds on high,
to fairer worlds on high.


Unity prayer-

God of Unconditional Love,

We give you thanks for the mothers among us, and ask that you strengthen them in their lives. Grant them patience and wisdom in their seemingly endless tasks. They lead us all in love; give them the honor and thanks they deserve but often do not receive. We give you thanks for the wide spectrum of motherhood: new mothers and young mothers, with children always needing them; mothers of grown children, transitioning from full time Mom, yet always ready and older mothers and grandmothers, living into a later season in the life of a mother. We give you thanks, O God, who is a loving Mother and Father to us all, and in whose name we pray,


Singing- In the Garden, #314, verses 1 & 2

1. I come to the garden alone
while the dew is still on the roses,
and the voice I hear falling on my ear
the Son of God discloses.

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,
and he tells me I am his own;
and the joy we share as we tarry there,
none other has ever known.

2. He speaks, and the sound of his voice,
is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
and the melody that he gave to me
within my heart is ringing.



ReadingProverbs 31:25-31

 after scripture-

All- Thanks be to God.

 Special Music- Amazing Grace - Joe Pesch

 Reading- John 3:1-8

after scripture-

All- Thanks be to God.

Special Music- Ashokan Farewell - Jeffrey McFarland Johnson


 SermonSoul Mother

Time of prayer


 Joys and Concerns

Pastor’s prayer

Lord’s prayer





Singing- Great is thy Faithfulness, #140

1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Mother;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.

Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

2 Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.


3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!






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