Worship – Dec 27, ’20

Please feel free to scroll down the page to each section, watching and listening to the videos, pausing as you need to, and joining in the prayers and liturgy aloud or silently.

Prelude

      What Child is This?
      The Piano Guys

“What Child is This” arrangement written by Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Performed by Jon Schmidt, Piano Steven Sharp Nelson, Electric cello Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studio in Utah

Welcome and Call to Worship

  Pastor Karla

  Where the Light Begins
      by Jan Richardson in
      “Circle of Grace: Book of Blessings for the Seasons”

Hymn

      Angels from the Realms of Glory
      FCCB Virtual Choir and Rainier Symphony

Words:  James Montgomery, 1816
Music:  Henry T. Smart, 1867
Arrangement:  Dan Forrest
Created by Stephen O’Bent, Minister of Music & Arts,
First Congregational Church, Bellevue

 Christmas Greetings from Bishop

      Elaine JW Stanovky
      Bishop of the Greater NW Area of the UMC
      Including Pacific Northwest Conference

Children’s Message

Created by Marin Miller on her youtube channel

   “Simeon and Anna
Bless Baby Jesus”
   By Marin Miller

Scripture Lessons

     Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
     Luke 2:22-40
     Read by Mark Fredericksen

     The word of God
for the People of God
     Thanks be to God!

Meditation on the Scripture

     “Rejoicing at the Temple”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

      Rev. Karla Fredericksen

      Prayers of Gratitude and Thanks
      Prayers of Concern
      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 us
      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 the glory forever. Amen.

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Pastor Karla will not have any office hours this week.
  • Friday – Happy New Year!
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!
    Next Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany (Wise people coming to see the Baby)

Offering

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • 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 (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 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 MUSIC!

       God is with us
       Conference Choir

Another of the Virtual choir created by members of our Annual Conference. The Advent Choir Project is a collaboration of the Clarkston (WA) and Lewiston (ID) First United Methodist Churches, the Pacific Northwest Conference Office of Connectional Ministries, and the Regional Media Center.
Verses to “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” by Charles Wesley, arrangement and additional words and music by Luke Woodward
From discoverworship.com – used by permission

Dedication Prayer for Offering

     (This video contains
     This prayer, plus announcements
     and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Pastor Karla will not have any office hours this week.
  • Friday – Happy New Year!
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!
    Next Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany (Wise people coming to see the Baby)
  • Next Sunday – 7-7:30 PM – Evening vespers!

Benediction

Postlude

      Angels We Have Heard on High
      Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Virtual Choir

Sung by the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir, James Biery, director.
French carol words trans. by James Chadwick, music arr. by Edward Shippen Barnes and James Biery.

Merry Christmas!
May God’s Grace and Peace
follow you throughout the holidays
and into the new year!
Now, go and be the church!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Pastor Karla will not have any office hours this week.
  • Friday – Happy New Year!
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!
    Next Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany (Wise people coming to see the Baby)

The Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodists
Presents….

Join Conference leaders in a Blue Christmas service which premiered last Sunday, but is still available at www.greaternw.org/bluechristmas.

This Advent and Christmas are like no other in recent memory. Many of us are having difficulty getting into the spirit of the season and fully embracing its joyous and celebrative tenor. Because of this, members of the Greater Northwest Area Cabinet offered a Blue Christmas Service, Sunday, December 20 – It is still available for you to view.

“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! To join the chatter follow the link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Join Zoom Meeting – This is the NEWEST link!!
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522

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  

Will you be vaccinated?

The following article has really good info. about the statistical risks associated with covid infection vs the vaccine.  If you are trying to decide, it might be helpful to read this article in fairly easy to understand terms.  (Link offered to us by Dr. Mark Fredericksen.)

https://www.drchristianson.com/the-covid-choice/?inf_contact_key=056efeb73bb626e24129fe9fbd9e992b16358d5485884e2f31e6019a0d26c8b0

First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service
January 3, 7 – 7:30 p.m.

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, NEXT SERVICE on January 3, Epiphany Sunday, at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom . 

 One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage!   Also, for January 3, think ahead a little to share with the group, the best gift you’ve ever received!