Sunday Worship Bulletin

We will meet in-person and Livestream will also be available!

Pastor Burke will return October 13 in time for Bible Study

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 9, 2022

Sunday Worship

18th Sunday after Pentecost

10 a.m.


Guest Speaker and Preacher: Keith Calara

Musician: Elle Wheeler and the Napa Valley Brass Duo



Passing the peace


Call to worship:

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

As the day rises to meet the sun.

Come now and look upon the works of the Lord:

What awesome things he has done on earth.

It is God who makes war to cease in all the world

God breaks the bow, and shatters the spear,

an burns the shields with fire.

“Be still, then, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” The Lord

of Hosts is with us:

the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

Overwhelm us with wonder,

Lord: that our souls might reset in awe.


Singing:  O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright #679

1. O splendor of God’s glory bright,
O thou that bringest light from light;
O Light of light, light’s living spring,
O day, all days illumining.

2. O thou true Sun, on us thy glance
let fall in royal radiance;
the Spirit’s sanctifying beam
upon our earthly senses stream.

3. The Father, too, our prayers implore,
Father of glory evermore;
the Father of all grace and might,
to banish sin from our delight.

4. To guide whate’er we nobly do,
with love all envy to subdue;
to make ill fortune turn to fair,
and give us grace our wrongs to bear.


Unity Prayer: Borrowed from St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen.

Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

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.


Special Music

Reading: 1 Peter 2:1-8

after scripture-

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.

Special Music



 Sermon: Built to Work Together

Time of prayer


 Joys and Concerns

Pastor’s prayer

Lord’s prayer


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!   _____  

Singing:  Christ is Made the Sure Foundation #559

1. Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone;
chosen of the Lord and precious,
binding all the church in one;
holy Zion’s help forever,
and her confidence alone.

2. To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of Hosts, today!
With thy faithful loving-kindness
hear thy people as they pray,
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.

3. Here vouchsafe to all thy servants
what they ask of thee to gain;
what they gain from thee forever
with the blessed to retain,
and hereafter in thy glory
evermore with thee to reign.

4. Laud and honor to the Father,
laud and honor to the Son,
laud and honor to the Spirit,
ever three and ever one;
one in might and one in glory,
while unending ages run.



All St Helena United Methodist Church worship services will be livestreamed on YOUTUBE and recorded, then posted to both the YOUTUBE and Facebook church pages.

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Please use our weekday small group-only link for your weekday meetings.