Worship for June 28, 2020

WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT CHEHALIS UNITED METHODIST DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC! If you just scroll down through the order of worship, stopping to read or watch the embedded videos along the way, you’ll find complete worship. Often printed liturgy is below the video in which it is being led. At the end are our announcements for this week! Enjoy your meeting with God today!

Prelude

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Played by Taryn Harbridge

Music – Nettleton:  Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second, 1813
YouTube channel:  Taryn Harbridge

Welcome

     Welcome to worship!  If you start the video just below,
you’ll be welcomed by Pastor Karla, and Mark will lead you
through the Call to worship and prayer (the words are just below the video).

Call to Worship                                           

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.     
Where there is hatred, let us sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is bondage, liberation.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is alienation, relationship.
Where there is pain, healing.
Where there is sadness, joy.
Lord, make us instruments of your peace.

Opening Prayer

O God, we turn to you and ask to hear a word of kindness;
do not let us be disappointed.
We trust in your steadfast love and
our hearts rejoice in your saving ways.
May we see your bountiful mercy once again
as we lift our song of praise to you.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace     The Faith We Sing # 2171

Sung by Tessera

Artists:  Tessera
Words:  The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, adapted by Sebastian Temple;
Music:  Sebastian Temple
© 1967 OCP Publications;   CCLI #1397620
Licensed to YouTube:  Kobalt (AWAL Digital Limited)
(on behalf of Ave International Ltd)
Channel:  St HelenMusic

Children’s Story

        The Wing  – by Ray Buckley

 “The Wing” is written and illustrated by Ray Buckley,
© 2002 Abingdon Press

Scripture:  

     Romans 6:20-23
     Matthew 10:32-42

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

Sermon

   “A sword laid down”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayer of Confession and Pardon:

Leader 1:  Sometimes, our lives seem out of control.
Leader 2:  We know what to do…
      ALLbut we just don’t do it.

Leader 1:  Sometimes, we are torn between doing what’s right,
and doing what’s popular.
Leader 2:  We know what to do…
       ALL:   but we just don’t do it.

Leader 1:  Other times we hide from doing what is right,
hoping that God won’t notice.
Leader 2:  We know what to do…
       ALLbut we just don’t do it.

Leader 1:  Fortunately, God knows us, understands us,
and loves us just the same.
Leader 2:  So we can rejoice, knowing that God also forgives us.
      ALL:  Thanks be to God.  Amen.

Hymn:

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying                   #2193

Youtube:  ykmusicministry
Sung by Pastor Sooah, accompanied by YK on Piano
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.

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.  (Donate a little extra to cover fees?)
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payer and set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

 HERE’S Some Offertory Music:

We are Called    David Haas   in The Faith We Sing #2172

Words and Music David Haas,
© 1988 GIA Publications, Inc;   CCLI 1397620
Video created and posted to YouTube by Michelle Sherliza
Licensed to YouTube: NaxosofAmerica (on behalf of GIA Publications, Inc.);
PEDL, Sony ATV Publishing, and 9 Music Rights Societies.

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 – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links
  • Wednesday – 9:00 AM – The Bishop’s Webinar (Last one for summer)
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week: “The Conversion of Saul to Paul”
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.
  • Next Sunday (July 5) – 7:00 PM – Communion Service

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

HERE’S ANOTHER ONE JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!

You’ve Got a Friend    Words & Music:  Carol King, Arr. Howland

From all over the world, in these most challenging times, the cast of “Beautiful”
wants you to know that “You’ve Got a Friend”
“You’ve Got a Friend” Words and Music by Carole King;
Arranged and Produced by Jason Howland;
Mixed by Billy Jay Stein at Strike Audio;
Video Editing by Matt Hoffman at HMS Media
YouTube Channel:  HMS Media

Go in Peace to Love and Serve God in all you do!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links
  • Wednesday – 9:00 AM – The Bishop’s Webinar (Last one for summer)
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week: “The Conversion of Saul to Paul”
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.
  • Next Sunday (July 5) – 7:00 PM – Communion Service

“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!

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 Conversion of Saul to Paul” (Acts 9:1-20). 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!!)

Next Wednesday Webinar
– Last one the summer

Join us for a message from Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky as we are launching into summer ministry activities, transitions, and an uncertainty of how the pandemic will continue to shape our lives. Please note that this will be the last regular Wednesday Webinar of the summer. In the coming months we will be reassessing how we best resource and connect with church leaders. Watch for some surveys and opportunities to share your ideas. 
The webinar starts on July 1, at 9 a.m.
Click Here to: Register Now for July 1 webinar

GLOBAL NEWS: ‘Service of Lament’
challenges church on racism


An unflinching, hour-long “Service of Lament, Repentance, Communion and Commitment” went online June 24, putting The United Methodist Church on record as committed to a renewed push against racism.“ The Council of Bishops and every church agency within our denomination are working together as never before because this call from God and outcry from our troubled world are so urgent,” says East Ohio Conference Bishop Tracy Malone during the video service. “We are acting and moving.” Pulled together in under two weeks despite the COVID-19 pandemic — with footage contributed from 25 different locations — the video features prayer, Scripture and anguished testimony from United Methodists of color. Read more of this story and watch the service on the UM News site.