Worship for Nov 1, ’20

Welcoming

Prelude

        Let My Spirit Always Sing

Text:  Shirley Erena Murray
Music:  Rusty Edwards
© 1996 Hope Publishing Co.  CCLI # 1396720
sung by Andrea LaBlanc on her YouTube Channel

Call to Worship
– A Litany of Saints

      Valerie Sullivan and Pastor Karla

(The video shows this litany, Epistle Lesson and prayer.)

Epistle Lesson

      Hebrews 12:1-3
        Read by Pastor Karla

Prayer

Hymn

          For All the Saints (Sine Nomine)

           – UM Hymnal #711

Recording:  by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Words:  William W. How, 1864
Music (Sine Nomine):  Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Video with lyrics:  Except Ye Repent Video Ministries, 2019  

Children’s Time

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Prayer of Confession

      Led by Mark Fredericksen

(The video window has this prayer and the Gospel lesson on it.)

Leader:   God, we are
               inspired by the
              saints who have
              gone before us
               and who live
              among us.
People:  We confess we do
              not easily see
              ourselves in their
              company.
Leader:  We would rather
              hide from your call
              to be the best that
              we can be.
People:  We hang on to our
              worries and  our
              possessions and
              old habits.
Leader:  We confess our need
               to break free of these
              things to serve you
              with heart, soul,
              strength and mind.
People:  We are truly sorry
              and ask your
              forgiveness.

              (a moment for silent
              prayers of confession)

Leader:  Hear the good news! 
              God forgives!
              The Holy One helps us to
               begin anew and inspires
               us to be the best we can be.
People:  Thanks and praise be to God! 
              Amen!

Gospel Reading

      Matthew 23:1-15, 23-26
      Read by Valerie Sullivan

Meditation on the Saints

Rev. Karla Fredericksen

In Memoriam

     Leader:   There are many noble,
gentle souls who have gone before
us in the way of faith.

     People:  Thanks be to God.

     Leader:   Teachers, pastors, parents and grandparents, family members, friends, have touched us by their faith, their love, their love of life.
     People:   We are greatly blessed.

     Leader:   Let us give witness to those who have upheld us in faith, and have passed into eternal bliss in the last year.

     Reading of the Names

Jan Buschlen

To view the candle for Jan, being lit by
Busch Buschlen and Julie Kalish

(When done with this short video, be sure to click on the browser’s back arrow to come back to this page!)

         

Margaret Wildhaber
Orville Lindberg

Hymn

Words: John Bell
CCLI #1396720
Music (O Waly Waly): Old English folk melody
Sung by Roger Sullins on his YouTube Channel

For all the Saints (O Waly Waly)
The Faith We Sing #2283
Words:
For all the saints
who’ve shone your love
in how they live,
and where they move,
for mindful women, caring men,
accept our gratitude, again.

For all the saints who loved your name, whose faith increased the savior’s fame,
who sang your songs and shared your word,
accept our gratitude, good Lord.

For all the saints who named your will,
and showed the kingdom coming still
through selfless protest, prayer, and praise,
accept the gratitude we raise.

Bless all whose will of name or love
reflects the grace of heaven above.
Though unacclaimed by earthly powers,
your life through theirs has hallowed ours.

Prayer

 

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.  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 (in an envelope, please) during office hours (T-W-Th, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website 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!)

Offertory

         Lifesong by Mark Hall
            with Casting Crowns

video by Edsirois
Licensed to youtube by: [Merlin] Absolute Label Services,
SME; UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM,
Capitol CMG Publishing, UMPI, LatinAutorPerf,
SOLAR Music Rights Management, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc.,
Essential Music Publishing, CMRRA, LatinAutor – SonyATV,
Adorando Brazil, LatinAutor – UMPG, and 13 Music Rights Societies
CCLI# 139720

Offering Dedication Prayer

(The video window below has the prayer,
plus the announcements and closing prayer
included in it.)

“Remembering the Saints” Copyright 2008 Nathan Decker. All Rights Reserved. Posted with permission on the General Board of Discipleship Worship website: www.umcworship.org.

Previewing the Announcements

 Closing Prayer

       Remembering All Saints’ Day  by Nathan Decker

Postlude

      O When the Saints Go Marching In

Go forth, church!
And be God’s people!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • TONIGHT! – 7:00 PM – VESPERS – ALL SAINTS with Communion
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • Wednesday – 6:00 PM – Personnel Committee with District Superintendent
    (Link will be emailed to committee members)
  • Wednesday – 7:00 PM – CHARGE CONFERENCE
  • Next Sunday – by 10:00 AM – Worship is on this website again!

TONIGHT
First Sunday Vespers service

We celebrated saints in the Sunday morning service, but will also have communion celebrating our own personal saints in the Evening Vespers Service. 

In preparation for the Vespers be sure to find a few candles to have on hand (birthday size, votives, tapers, other – even electric!)  These we will use for you to light in your own remembrance of “those who have gone before us.”  Also don’t forget your own bread and beverage for the communion part. Zoom Link is below.

Zoom Links for ALL SAINTS 7 PM:  for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756   
One tap mobile: +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma) or for a 
regular cell or landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.

Charge Conference THIS week
Wednesday, November 4

Our District Superintendent will meet with the Church Council and any “visitors” on Nov. 4 ON ZOOM. If you want to attend, but do not have an adequate internet service/computer, etc. Please talk to Pastor Karla and we can arrange to get you connected at the church building.

We will attend to the general annual business of the church, including the election of officers, disciplinary questions about church finances and business practices, etc. You might ask the District Superintendent directly, the questions that you have about the Conference COVID-19 restrictions and phases, etc.

Zoom Link will be published on the church website OPENING/WELCOMING page, as soon as we receive it from the D.S.

Maybe next year…. the world will be such a place where we can have another wonderful gathering for all the churches of our area together like last year’s – together for a big meal and joint worship and Charge Conference!

Bible Study begins again
with Advent Study!

Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 PM – Just one more week to wait!

That is when we begin a new Advent Study by Adam Hamilton:  The Incarnation (beginning Nov. 11). If you want your own copy of the book, you may buy one for $13.25 including shipping, etc. from Pastor Karla. They are “first come, first served” in the church office. Please leave payment as you pick up a book. Books may also be ordered through Cokesbury and other outlets, if we run out.

There are 5 weeks of lessons in the book. That’s why we are starting early (Advent actually begins on November 29). We won’t meet on Thanksgiving week, or on Dec. 23.

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM class on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share the video with Adam Hamilton, so calling in without video is not advised (though you could still hear the video).

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

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! To join the chatter follow this link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93939418452

(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 and more links: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

LOOKING FORWARD TO:

THANKSGIVING!

ADVENT STUDY

HANGING OF THE GREENS SERVICE

CHRISTMAS EVE OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT – This would be a short one depending on weather, right?