Worship for May 3, 2020 – Good Shepherd Sunday

Prelude

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Music: William B. Bradbury, 1859
Traditional, Performed by Fernando Ortega, Curb Records, 2018
The Shadow Of Your Wings: Hymns and Sacred Songs

This music is on the first video, below, as the candle is brought forward.

Welcome

In this time of “virtual worship” we have this order of worship prepared, which starts with a video to lead you through a Call to Worship and prayer (both in print below). Please scroll down to follow these and other parts of worship, and join in as you feel comfortable in your own setting.

Call  to Worship 

      (loosely based on Psalm 23)

Opening Prayer

Use this prayer, or one of your choice to invite God’s presence:

Opening Hymn

The Lord’s My Shepherd I’ll Not Want – UM Hymnal #136

This is a hymn for the beginning of worship. (Words are on screen, if you would like to follow them, or sing with the video.)

From an Old Scottish Psalter, 1650;
Music:  Jesse Seymour Irvine, 1872

Scripture:   John 10:2-4

Please read the scripture on your own today:

Scripture:  Psalm 23

You may recite from memory, or Read from the Bible, or you may listen to Keith Green singing (based on) the Psalm:

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group, The Lord Is My Shepherd · Keith Green, Songs For The Shepherd ℗ 1982 Sparrow Records, Released on: 1990-01-01

Sermon

   “In the Valley of the Shadow of Death”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen, on the video:

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Offertory

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts. 

We accept: checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532.  Or you can go to the DONATE page and find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account.  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payer and set a monthly amount.

Here’s some offertory music:   TWO CHOICES!

Just a Closer Walk with Thee – The Faith We Sing #2158

CHOICE ONE: If you’d like to sing along (with words)…

Artists:  Worship Team
Words and Music:  Anonymous
Licensed to YouTube by:  Syntax Creative (on behalf of Whole World Media Group); BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, ARESA, and 5 Music Rights Societies

OR CHOICE 2: If you’d like to spice it up a bit and just listen (no words provided) with Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson…

Licensed to Youtube by:  The Orchard Music, WMG (on behalf of Memory Lane); LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, Warner Chappell, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor, EMI Music Publishing, LatinAutor – UMPG, UMPI, SOLAR Music Rights Management, LatinAutor – SonyATV, and 10 Music Rights Societies

Prayer of Dedication:

Closing Hymn

Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us – UM Hymnal #381 if you need music, (words on screen)

Words:  attributed to Dorothy A. Thrupp, 1836
Music:  William B. Bradbury, 1859

Announcements

  • Tuesday – Pastor Chat, 1:00 PM – See notice below for links to ZOOM
  • Wednesday – The Bishop’s Webinar on “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis,” 9:00 AM
  • We are still collecting Box Tops to help fund our children’s programs. (details below)
  • Please send changes and additions to the church directory.

A more full description of these items follow after the Closing Response and “Postlude.” Please remember to read the rest of the announcements before leaving this page.

Closing Prayer

Response

Every Morning is Easter Morning

   Sung by The Augustana Chorister & Cherub Choirs (Words below video, so you can follow or sing along.)

Words & Music:  Avery & Marsh   (3rd vs, alt words: unknown)
© 1972 Hope Publishing Co.   CCLI #1397620

Postlude

Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Traditional, Performed by Fernando Ortega, Curb Records, 2018
The Shadow Of Your Wings: Hymns and Sacred Songs

Go in the Peace of Christ, to love and serve.

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Announcements / “Soundbites

Church Directory Updates

We are working on an updated church directory.  Please let us know if you have a  new address, a mobile number you would like added, a landline that you have discontinued,  an email address, etc., or a different way you would like to be contacted.

If your birthdate has not been listed in the Friendly Caller, let us know so we can celebrate you. We would also like to know if you have family members who have grown and left (or have moved back) home as well as any other significant changes.  Sometimes, the only person to tell us about these changes is you!

Contact the church office email address (preferably) or phone 360-748-7334 between 10 AM – 1 PM, T-W-Th.

Box Tops for Education – a fundraiser for our church

UPDATE! You may have seen some changes to the Box Tops on General Mills products. There is a new, additional method for submitting them.  Using a smart phone, you can scan your sales receipt and earnings are instantly credited to the church’s account.  Details are available at btfe.com or http://boxtops4education.com or contact Erica Norquist if you need help or have questions.

We can still use the traditional box tops which have an expiration date.  As long as the company keeps printing and we have un-expired, “clippable” box tops, our collections will be submitted in February and October each year.

Pastor Chat – Tuesdays 1:00 PM

NOTE: THE TIME CHANGE!! (Pastor Karla has a stream of District Committee on Ministry meetings on zoom over the next few weeks at… guess what time they chose? 10 AM. Thus the need for a change of time. I hope you can all still make it at 1:00!

To join the ZOOM (live) chat follow the Link!

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share you joys and concerns, and pray together! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! To join the chat follow this link. (Don’t be afraid…) For alternative ways to join click the next one! Everyone can come! More info: PASTOR CHAT POST

Offerings and Contributions

You may now make a contribution by using PayPal or a credit card using the Link to our donation page: DONATIONS. There is an opportunity to designate a portion of your check to a specific fund, by making a notation, if you like.

Checks mailed to CUMC at P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, Wa, 98532 are, as always, also welcome!

Thank you, for remembering the work of the church goes on even when we can’t be together in person!

BISHOP’S WEBINAR –

Wednesday Webinar: Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis

There are a lot of decisions laity and pastoral leaders must consider before opening their church doors once more for ministry and worship.

Join us next Wednesday for what will be the first in a new series of webinars, each providing discussion and information to support church leaders in making healthy, responsible pastoral decisions.

The webinar begins at 9 AM Pacific and is expected to last around 90 minutes.

Register Now for May 6 →

All these webinars are free, but you must register in advance. She has a different topic for church leaders each week, with a panel of experts to present and answer questions.

NOTICE: Extension of Bishop’s directive

  • The Bishop has again extended the suspension of in-person worship and closure of all buildings through May 30. This date may be reconsidered as circumstances change – an ongoing challenge for us all!

This Week, again:

  • Today! – HAPPY FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER!!
  • Tuesday – Pastor Chat, 1:00 PM – See notice below for links to ZOOM
  • Wednesday – The Bishop’s Webinar on “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis,” 9:00 AM