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Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Worship at St. Helena United Methodist Church

Worship every Sunday

Pastor Burke Owens 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. 

 

Sunday Worship will be Livestreamed on our church Youtube page  @ 10 a.m.

Bulletin For

Worship, July 12, 2020

Sixth Sunday in Pentecost

 

 

Prelude

Musicians: Mike Greensill

 

Welcome:

Continue sheltering in place

Continue being well and taking care of one anther

Continue feeling God’s presence, however you see or know or identify it

in your life; as support, as grace, as peace, as love and patience.

 

Announcements

Passing the peace

 

Contemplative prayer:  To live with the Spirit, by Sister Jessica Powers                                                                                                                          

Call to worship: 

The Spirit is here among us
      within us, around us, between us.
The Spirit is here to strengthen us

      bringing courage, bringing conviction.
The Spirit is here to move us,

      making us sing and praise.
The Spirit is here.

      May we feel the Spirit as we gather.
      May we be fed by her fiery strength.
      May we be emboldened by her powerful wind.

We gather in the Spirit's arms to be nurtured as we worship.
      And may our worship fill us with the Spirit as we go into our daily                 lives.


Sing: The God of Abrahm Praise, #116, verses 1 & 4

Unity prayer:

Gracious God:
We are the church united as we pray from different locations,
your Spirit filling us with hope and vision.
We come first of all with thanksgiving.
Thank you for the many kindnesses we have experienced
old friends reconnecting, households learning new rhythms.
Even as there is much to be thankful for,
we come together with lament;
this virus has caused so much loss of life around the world.
So many suffer, so many families grieve,
and we don’t know when it will end.
We lament the financial burdens of this pandemic,
and that it has fallen heavily on many.
We continue to pray for a vaccine for this virus.
Give insight to researchers, and co-operation among nations.
Give wisdom to our politicians making difficult decisions for all of us.
Keep us healthy and help us care for each other.
Jesus, walk with us this week.
We trust because you have been with us,
showing us the path in good times and bad,
for you will be with us, come what may. Amen.


Scripture: Exodus 7:1-13

The Lord said to Moses, “See, I’ve made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. You will say everything that I command you, and your brother Aaron will tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites out of his land. But I’ll make Pharaoh stubborn, and I’ll perform many of my signs and amazing acts in the land of Egypt. When Pharaoh refuses to listen to you, then I’ll act against Egypt and I’ll bring my people the Israelites out of the land of Egypt in military formation by momentous events of justice. The Egyptians will come to know that I am the Lord, when I act against Egypt and bring the Israelites out from among them.” Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them. Moses was 80 years old and Aaron was 83 when they spoke to Pharaoh.

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Do one of your amazing acts,’ then say to Aaron, ‘Take your shepherd’s rod and throw it down in front of Pharaoh, and it will turn into a cobra.’”[a]

10 So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord commanded. Aaron threw down his shepherd’s rod in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it turned into a cobra. 11 Then Pharaoh called together his wise men and wizards, and Egypt’s religious experts[b] did the same thing by using their secret knowledge. 12 Each one threw down his rod, and they turned into cobras. But then Aaron’s rod swallowed up each of their rods. 13 However, Pharaoh remained stubborn. He wouldn’t listen to them, just as the Lord had said.

For the word of God in scripture,

For the word of God among us,

For the word of God within us,

Thanks be to God

Music

Scripture: Exodus 7:14-25

14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Pharaoh is stubborn. He still refuses to let the people go. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning. As he is going out to the water, make sure you stand at the bank of the Nile River so you will run into him. Bring along the shepherd’s rod that turned into a snake. 16 Say to him, The Lord, the Hebrews’ God, has sent me to you with this message: Let my people go so that they can worship me in the desert. Up to now you still haven’t listened. 17 This is what the Lord says: By this you will know that I am the Lord. I’m now going to hit the water of the Nile River with this rod in my hand, and it will turn into blood. 18 The fish in the Nile are going to die, the Nile will stink, and the Egyptians won’t be able to drink water from the Nile.” 19 The Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your shepherd’s rod and stretch out your hand over Egypt’s waters—over their rivers, their canals, their marshes, and all their bodies of water—so that they turn into blood. There will be blood all over the land of Egypt, even in wooden and stone containers.’”

20 Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded. He raised the shepherd’s rod and hit the water in the Nile in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and all the water in the Nile turned into blood. 21 The fish in the Nile died, and the Nile began to stink so that the Egyptians couldn’t drink water from the Nile. There was blood all over the land of Egypt. 22 But the Egyptian religious experts did the same thing with their secret knowledge. As a result, Pharaoh remained stubborn, and he wouldn’t listen to them, just as the Lord had said. 23 Pharaoh turned and went back to his palace. He wasn’t impressed even by this. 24 Meanwhile, all the Egyptians had to dig for drinking water along the banks of the Nile River, because they couldn’t drink the water of the Nile itself. 25 Seven days went by after the Lord had struck the Nile River.

For the word of God in scripture,

For the word of God among us,

For the word of God within us,

Thanks be to God

Music

Silence

Sermon: Yahweh Brings Miracles Through Moses

Prayers

Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer: God heal and help us all!

Lord’s prayer

Offering:

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Doxology, #94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Sing: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, #57, verses 1 & 2

Benediction 

Postlude

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Remember, all worship services will be streamed on Youtube!

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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