Worship for July 19, 2020

Welcome!

Prelude

Open our Eyes, Lord  (#2086 in TFWS)   arr. Jack Schrader

Words and Music: Bob Cull, © 1976 Maranatha! Music, admin. By The Copyright Co.
CCLI@1397620
YouTube video:  First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska
Arr. Jack Schrader; Kurt Runestad, conductor; Ariel Merivil, pianist.

Call to Worship

Read the Call to Worship and Opening Prayer on your own, or follow as Barb Perry leads these on the video. (Words to the Call and the Opening Prayer are below the video on your screen.)

Leader:    We lie down to sleep, and to dream;
                 We awaken knowing that God is in that place.
People:     Wherever we are, we are in the presence of God.
Leader:    We eat and dress and prepare for our day and,
                 moment by moment, the chance is offered
                 to know that God is in that place.
People:     Wherever we are, we are in the presence of God.
Leader:    All around us every minute there are messengers of God,
                 Whispering, shouting, serving, praying;
                 Until we realize, startled, that God IS in that place.
People:     Wherever we are, we are in the presence of God.
Leader:    We come from many directions to be where we are,
                 Where we dare to hope that God is in our place.
People:     Wherever we are, we are in the presence of God.
Leader:   Come, let us worship God in the place where each of us are.
 

Opening Prayer

God you are in each place, waiting in all our memories,
waiting to be part of our future,
waiting with us for all the gifts that waiting reveals:
for wisdom, peace, strength, hope, understanding,
for love, joy, confidence, patience.
Thank you for waiting with us as we learn to wait faithfully with You.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

Blessed Assurance  UM Hymnal #369

Words:  Fanny J. Crosby, 1873
Music:  Phoebe P. Knapp, 1873
Video: soundtrack recorded by The NBA Big Sing,
Easington Lane IM Church, Easington Lane;
Produced by ianbritton.co.uk – used by permission for
non-commercial purposes, © 2009

Children’s Time

A “guest” today gives us the message that
“There are many ways to say ‘I love you.’”  (Fred Rogers)

This video is fair use under U.S. Copyright Law because it is noncommercial
and transformative in nature, uses no more of the original than necessary,
and has no negative effect on the market of the original work. 
Found on the YouTube channel of MKN81

Psalm

      Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

      Listen as Pastor Karla reads from the New Revised Standard
Version of the Bible. Follow along in your own Bible, if you like.

Scripture  

     Genesis 28:10-19a

      Read from your own Bible and/or follow as the scripture
is read by Barb Perry

Hymn:

Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place  
UM Hymnal #328

Words and Music:  Lanny Wolfe, © 1977 Lanny Wolfe Music   CCLI@1397620
Arr. Don Marsh, America’s 25 Favorite Praise & Worship Choruses, Vol. 2
YouTube presentation by Lloyd T. Hayes
Licensed to YouTube by:  SME (on behalf of Brentwood Music); Capitol CMG Publishing,
Adorando Brazil, LatinAutor, ASCAP, LatinAutor – UMPG, and 7 Music Rights Societies

Gospel Reading:

     Matthew 13: 24-29

Read from your own Bible and/or follow as the scripture
is read by Barb Perry

Sermon

   “Weeds in the Family Garden”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

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.

Announcements

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

  • FRIENDLY CALL DEADLINE IS THIS WEEK!
  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week:
    “The Samaritan Woman at the Well”  (John 4:1-19)
  • Saturday – Gospel Mission Brunch supplied by CUMC!
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings.)

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!)

A Prayer for the Offering Pastor Karla

HERE’S Some Offertory Music:

We Are Not Alone, God is with us
  by Pepper Choplin

words and music:  Pepper Choplin, © 2005 Harold Flammer Music, a division of Shawnee Press. 
Video by Calvary Piano Tuner – Jerry Proppe, with 70 voice from the SymphoNYChorus of New York
and and The New West Symphony & Chorus of Calgary, Alberta – from their homes.

Closing Prayer

You who represents all that is sacred to us:
We thank you for refreshing our spirits,
      for warming our hearts,
      for bringing us close that we may learn your ways.
Now as we prepare to go our way,
may we remember your holy thoughts and ways,
your daily presence, and learn from you.  Amen.

Postlude/Response

The Blessing (UK)

65 churches in the United Kingdom came together to produce this music video.
Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.
Written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Steven Furtick,
Audio produced by Trevor Michael, Video edited by Level Creative

God bless you and keep you.
May God’s face shine upon you.
God be gracious unto you.
The Lord turn his face toward you,
and give you peace. Amen.

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • FRIENDLY CALL DEADLINE IS THIS WEEK!
  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week:
    The Samaritan Woman at the Well”  (John 4:1-19)
  • Saturday – Gospel Mission Brunch supplied by CUMC!
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings.)

New! REIMAGINING GROUP
chosen by the Church Council

Our first meeting was Saturday, July 11. We’ve begun plans for reopening in-person worship when the opportunity arrives. (That is, when the new cases of COVID-19 have subsided enough to be safe. So it is still months away.) Our conference has given guidelines and we need to fill in some of the details.

We can look at this as our opportunity to be innovative and creative in our planning and implementing of a new kind of gathering! Prayers for God to guide us, are welcomed!

“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/or snack!

Friendly Caller

Deadline for the Friendly Caller monthly newsletter is Wednesday this week! Don’t forget to have any articles in to Valerie by Wednesday. Call her to make arrangements.

Wednesdays –
Stretch Group is Back!

SEE THE ARTICLE about the stretch group, and a link to the ZOOM gathering, AT THIS PAGE – Click on it: CURRENT EVENTS!

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 the question:  What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads?
   This study explores 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations.  6 of these Biblical stories are left to be explored!! THIS WEEK’S LESSON: “The Samaritan Woman at the Well” (John 4: 1-19)

Join us on ZOOM, Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM for about an hour of sharing in this study.  All lessons can are independent of the others, without loss of continuity if you join now – So join as you can!  Printed copies of the study guide are available outside the church office.  The links to the ZOOM study for Wednesday at 6:30 are below.

The links to the ZOOM study are: for computers and 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!!)