Sunday Worship Bulletin

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

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.   

September 17, 2023


Musician: Elle Wheeler & Madelyn Setterlund




Welcome: Pastor Audrey Ward


Contemplative Moment 


*Singing:     God of the Sparrow God of the Whale             #122                       


*Call to worship:

One: Together again, we thank God who is Love, Tenderness and Mercy that we are here in this sanctuary to sing, pray and appreciate each other and be in the spirit of joy.

     All: Our lives are renewed in this Spirit and we are again prepared to enter into a week of living at peace with our neighbors and with music in our souls.

Alleluia, Amen


*Singing:      Every Time I feel the Spirit          #404                


*Prayer for Illumination:

All Together

Good Morning, Lord of all—we are breathing the air of harvest, trusting with our vintners that all will be well. This sweetness reminds us that the seasons are changing; we look forward to the beauty of fall and thank you that we can be here today, with our Master Jesus as our teacher, Amen


*Passing the Peace


Singing: Your Love, O God (requested by Angel Rivero)                #120 verses 2 & 3 only


Scripture: Psalm 126 (Stephen Mitchell translation)

All: Thanks be to God.


Special Music: Madelyn Setterlund


Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35

All: Thanks be to God.

Special Music: Madelyn Setterlund


Moment of Silence


Message: Our Sources for Deepening Ministry

                                                                      Angel Rivero & Audrey Ward                                                   


Prayer of Thanksgiving (see insert)

September 17, 2023



SHUMC COVID 19 Protocols

  • A wheelchair accessible ramp and entrance is located on the school side of the church building off Oak Street.
  • Anyone who is not feeling well, has had a fever in recent days, or who might have compromised health should not attend worship in person.


  • We will continue to livestream our service on the church YouTube page.



Thank you!

for choosing the United Methodist Church of St Helena

1310 Adams St, St Helena, CA 94574

office: (707) 963-2839, [email protected]


Pastor Audrey Ward 510.508.3574 (cell)

office hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.



Prayers of the People


Pastoral Prayer


The Lord’s Prayer


Lighting Candles for Silent Prayers


*Offering Our Gifts


*Singing:      The Doxology         #95

Praise God, From whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below:
Praise  him above, ye heavenly host, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  A-men




*Singing:     God Be with You till We  Meet Again              #673

                                             verses 1-3







Those who now sow in tears will reap with songs of thanksgiving. 

Psalm 126 (S. Mitchell)



* You are invited to stand




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.

Click here to go to Livestream/YOUTUBE.

Our church Facebook page address is:

Our Sunday Coffee Fellowship-only Zoom meeting address is:

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