Worship for June 21, 2020

Prelude

Indescribable (Amazing God)   arr. Sam Robson

Words and Music:  Laura Story and Jesse Reeves
Performed by Committed, arranged by Sam Robson
Posted on YouTube by One Sound Music

Greetings/Call to Worship      

     The words for this Call to worship are printed below the video,
     so you may follow, if you choose.

Come and worship God, who cares for the greatest and least among us.
Come and worship God, who raises us to new life.
Come and worship God, who hears the cries of all,
whoever they are, and wherever they may be.
Come and worship God, who knows every hair on our head.
Come, let us worship God together.

Opening Prayer

 Holy One, mold our worship with your tender hands
   so that the words of our mouths and the whispers of our heart
   find their way to you. 

So shape our celebration with your gracious touch
   that our prayers find a home with you, and our songs bring you joy. 
Form this service and our lives
    into an acceptable offering of thanksgiving and witness. 
In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

Children of the Heavenly Father    #141

Words:  Caroline V. Sandell-Berg, 1855
translation by Ernst W. Olson, ©1925
Tune:  Swedish melody
sung by Mennonite Bible Institute Singers
Video by S.E. Samonte, 2013

Children’s Message

“Healing Touch” by Pastor Karla

If there are children among the worshippers today, here is a message prepared for them (and children of all ages are welcome).

Scripture:  

Read from your own Bible and/or follow as the scripture is read by Mark Fredericksen

   Genesis 21:1-21

   Genesis 22:1-14

Sermon

   “The Sacrifice”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn:

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying                   #2193

Youtube:  ykmusicministry
Words and Music:  Ken Medema
© 1973 Hope Publishing Co.   CCLI: #1397620

Prayers of the People

    Response:

             Leader:  Bend your ear to us, O God…
             People:  … and hear our prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power and glory forever.  Amen.

(The video portion of the “Live” recording ends here. PLEASE scroll to each of the following areas to make your way through the rest of worship – and don’t forget the announcements at the end! – Friendly Caller Deadline is this week!)

Offering:

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.  During this pandemic moment in time, please remember the church in your giving.  Take note of several venues to contribute without an offering plate being passed:

We accept:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office during office hours (T-W-Th, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

 HERE’S Some Offertory Music:

Nearer My God to Thee    Arr. James Stevens

Sung by the BYU Men’s Chorus
Words:  Sarah F. Adams, 1841
Music:  Lowell Mason, 1856
Posted to YouTube by BYU Vocal Point, © BYU Records, 2014

 Dedicating your Offering:

God who is in the spirit of creation,
known to us in Jesus Christ,
the wind and flame of Pentecost,
   you have given us so much:
   Christ to inspire us,
         your Spirit to enable us,
                  your love to support us;
and so we bring these offerings
  that we and others may be inspired,  enabled, and supported.   Amen.

Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more      follow after the Closing Response/“Postlude.”

  • Tuesday NOON – NEWSLETTER DEADLINE!! (Friendly Caller)
  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links
  • Wednesday – 10:00 AM – UMC Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament
    (NO Bishop’s Webinar this week.)
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week: “Pharaoh’s hardened heart”
  • Thursday or Friday (see times) – Stress, grief and loss training for leaders
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.

Closing Prayer

Loving God, we thank you for hearing our prayers,
for feeding us with your word and spirit,
and encouraging us in our worship.
Take us and use us to love and serve you, and all people,
in the power of your Spirit, and in the name of Christ. Amen.

Postlude/Response

The Trees of the Field   The Faith We Sing #2279
  (Words in Video)

Words:  Steffie Geiser Ruben; Music:  Stuart Dauermann
© 1975 Lillenas Publishing Co. adm by The Copyright Co.  CCLI: #1397620
Artist:  Jeff Hamlin, Integrity’s Hosanna! Music, in Hosanna Gold Album;
On YouTube channel: Michael Hemrich
Licensed to YouTube by  [Merlin] Absolute Label Services; Music Services, Inc. (Publishing),
LatinAutor, and 2 Music Rights Societies

Go in Peace to LOVE, and SERVE God.

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*****CHEHALIS UMC Announcements / “Soundbites”*****

  • TUESDAY NOON!! NEWSLETTER DEADLINE!! (Friendly Caller)
  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links**
  • Wednesday – 10:00 AM – UMC Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament
  • (NO Bishop’s Webinar this week.)**
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week: “Pharaoh’s hardened heart”**
  • Thursday or Friday (see times) – Stress, grief and loss training for leaders**
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.
    **See the articles below for the links to ZOOM or Webinar.

Friendly Caller deadline

Tuesday noon is the deadline for Friendly Caller articles for the July edition. Valerie prefers email submissions, but you can also bring them in to the church office (she’s the only one around, but wear your mask when you enter the building), 10AM to 1PM.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesdays 1:00 PM

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

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! (Thus the name change!) To join the chatter follow this link at 1 pm each Tuesday. (Don’t be afraid…) For alternative ways to join click the next link and read! Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  More info: “COFFEE HOUR” POST OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and snack!

Offerings and Contributions
(when no plate is being passed)

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

You may now, also, make a contribution by using the DONATE page on our website, by PayPal or a credit card.  The site gives an opportunity to designate a portion of your check to a specific fund, by making a notation, if you like. And yes, there is a 2.2% fee for each transaction, but this is the easiest way, or the only way some of us have to give remotely (some people don’t use checks!) Don’t let the fee stop you from giving, if this is the best for you. (Or give a little extra to cover the fee.)

If you use your bank’s bill-payer for other organizations, why not make a monthly contribution to the church that way !?

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

Wednesdays –
Bible Study: UNRAVELED

From “A Sanctified Art”

   Feeling a little “unraveled” by the happenings in the world?  Or unsettled and un-anchored without a spiritual support through Bible Study?  You are not alone!  “UNRAVELED” is a Bible Study that deals with these questions:  What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on— comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be? In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope—with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed.

   This study explores 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations.  THIS WEEK’S LESSON: “The Pharoah’s Hardened Heart” (Exodus 5:1-2: 7:8-23). Pastor Karla hopes that you will join her on ZOOM, Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM for about an hour of sharing in this study. All lessons can be received separately, without loss of continuity – So join as you can!  A study guide was emailed to all potential participants – printed copies available in church office.  The links to the ZOOM study are:

computers & internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/94897642352 
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,94897642352# US (Tacoma) or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 948 9764 2352 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

There will be no Wednesday Webinar with Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky on June 24. Instead, you are encouraged to join the following

Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament

Wednesday, June 24
10 am PDT

United Methodists around the world will gather on umc.org and on the UMC Facebook page to pray and lament for the racism in our midst. We will also hear God’s call to join in the work of dismantling racism and pressing on to freedom for all. 

Supporting each other: Stress, grief and loss training opportunity for laity (sign up now)

In this current season, we recognize that in addition to pastors, much of the burden in many churches for pastoral care falls to the church lay leader or congregational care team.
The Greater Northwest Lay Leaders, New Circuit Riders, Connecting Neighbors and Disaster Recovery have come together to develop a 90 minute discussion-based training to provide support and education for laity who are currently doing the powerful and oftentimes emotionally draining work right now of supporting their congregation and their pastor. 

The Zoom-based training is led by:
Marshall Wattman-Turner: clergy and coordinator of the Oregon-Idaho Abundant Health initiative
Dr. Jay Hughes – Psychiatrist working with post traumatic stress issues and congregant at Redeemer UMC in Kingston, Wash.
Catherine Lundy, psychologist and congregant at Fairwood UMC in Renton, Wash.
Nancy Tam Davis, Pacific Northwest Conference Lay Leader

This training will be offered twice with a limit of 40 participants:
June 25, 7pm-8:30pm
June 26, 1pm-2:30pm Here is the direct registration link.