Worship for July 5, 2020

Prelude

America the Beautiful

Hillsdale College’s choir sings “America the Beautiful” on their YouTube site.
Words: Katherine Lee Bates, 1904;  Music: Samuel A. Ward, 1888
arr. By Frank La Rocca – (c) Santa Barbara Music Publ. Inc.,
used by permission by Hillsdale College.
James A. Holleman, Music Director;
Debra Wyse, Accompanist/Assistant Conductor

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 (scroll down – the words to Call and Prayer are just below the video – the words in bold are for ALL).

Call to Worship

The love of God is more splendid than purple mountain majesties.
God’s word of grace fills the spacious skies.
The amber waves of grain remind us of God’s abundant care.
Above the fruited plain is God’s eternal joy in anyone
who turns from sin and follows the path of truth.

In every nation, in every heart, God is working for good.
Let our songs rise, and let God’s praise be heard from sea to shining sea.

Opening Prayer

Creator and Ruler of humankind: 
             While songs of our nation’s birth ring in our hearts,
       remind us to celebrate above all the oneness of the race you have created
       and the openness of the church you have loved. 
And help us, who are your church in this place,
             to be truly open to all your children and to pray
   for the coming of the day when all shall be one
       in him who has broken down all the walls that now divide us,
       even Jesus Christ, the Lord of both church and world.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

“A Tribute to All Nations”  with
This is My Song      UM Hymnal #437
(3rd verse differs on video)

Words: Lloyd Stone,1934 , © 1934, 1962 Lorenz Publishing Co,   CCLI@1397620
Tune: FINLANDIA, composed by Jean Sibelius, 1899
YouTube video:  prepared by Gary Feldhege; photo acknowledgments at end of video.
Music sung by the Viking Chorus of St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN;
Christopher Aspaas, conductor

A Storytime for ALL ages

Michael Rosen’s SAD BOOK

Written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake
(c)s 2004 by Rosen and Blake, respectively

Scripture  

Read from your own Bible and/or follow as the SCRIPTURE is read by Mark Fredericksen on the next video. Also on the video is the SERMON, and the PRAYER OF CONFESSION, and the words for the prayer are below the video.

     Matthew 11:25-30

Sermon

   “That’s no yoke!”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen
   (with Romans 7:14-25)

Prayer of Confession and Pardon:

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

          Leader 1:  Fortunately, God knows us, understands us,
                           and loves us just the same. 
                          His yoke is easy, and his burden is light.
          Leader 2:  So we can rejoice, knowing that God also forgives us,
                           takes our burdens, and sets us free.
                ALL:   Thanks be to God.  Amen.

Hymn

Cares Chorus The Faith We Sing #2215

Words and Music:  Kelly Willard, © 1978 Maranatha Praise, Inc.,
Admin by the Copyright Co. CCLI #1397620
YouTube Video by: Mich Elle, music from Maranatha! Praise Band
Licensed to YouTube by: UMG (on behalf of Maranatha (MRA)); Capitol CMG Publishing, LatinAutor, ASCAP, LatinAutor – UMPG, Adorando Brazil, and 4 Music Rights Societies

Prayers of the People

    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. 
  • 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:

Seek Ye First   UM Hymnal #405
   Sing along if you like!

Words and Music: Karen Lafferty, 1972
CCLI #1397620
YouTube presentation:  Diocese of St Benedict
Licensed to YouTube by SME (on behalf of Brentwood Music); Capitol CMG Publishing, UMPI, LatinAutor – UMPG, LatinAutor, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, and 11 Music Rights Societies

 Dedicating your Offering:

God who is in the spirit of creation,
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.  
Bless and multiply our gifts, we pray.  Amen.

Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more follow after the Closing Response/“Postlude.” The articles have the links to each of the online services and activities.

  • TONIGHT! (July 5) – 7:00 PM – Vespers Service with Holy Communion
  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links
  • Wednesday – 10:00 AM – STRETCH GROUP IS BACK!
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week: “The Conversion of Saul to Paul” (leftover from last week)
  • 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. administered 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 God and Neighbor,
making the most of your time, as much as possible,
forgiving one another (and yourselves)
in the name of Jesus.

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • TONIGHT! (July 5) – 7:00 PM – Vespers Service with Communion
  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links
  • Wednesday – 10:00 AM – STRETCH GROUP IS BACK!
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week: “The Conversion of Saul to Paul” (a carryover from last week)
  • Saturday – 10:00 AM – REIMAGINING/REOPENING Group
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.

New! REIMAGINING GROUP
Chosen by the Church Council

Meeting Saturday, July 11, at 10:00 AM for the first time, this group was chosen by the Church Council. They will be meeting via zoom technology (a few from Boadway Hall via zoom). The group will begin working on a plan for reopening when the opportunity arrives. (That is, when the new cases of COVID-19 have subsided enough to be safe.) Our conference has given guidelines and we need to fill in some of the details of when, where, how and by what safety and sanitation rules will be abide. And our plan must be approved by the District Superintendent.

I think everyone is looking forward to the day this can happen – but we are cautious to be sure that it can happen safely. Just be aware that this will be a “new normal,” not the gatherings that we have come to love as they were. In addition to wearing masks and distancing, we will miss live singing, and put our hymnals and other items from the pews away for a long time. Our communion will have to continue to be “virtual” for some time, also, until an acceptable alternative is created or found, and approved.

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!

Wednesdays –
Stretch Group is Back!

SEE THE ARTICLE ABOUT THIS GROUP, and Link to the ZOOM, AT THIS PAGE – Click on it: CURRENT EVENTS!

NEW!  First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
with a short communion service

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, JULY 5, at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom.  We will have a short Vespers Service with meditation and the Lord’s Supper.   One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage to your own table!   

Zoom links:  for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756   
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# 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: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

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). This is a “carry-over” from last week’s lesson – unanswered questions! 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!  Printed copies of the study guide are available in church office.  The links to the ZOOM study for Wednesday at 6:30:

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!!)

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.

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.

It’s “Spring” cleaning time!

WELL, OKAY… Maybe SUMMER cleaning, but you get the idea!

The honest truth is that in the 5 years we have lived here, we’ve never found the “place for everything” so that we could put “everything in its place.”  Though we manage to keep the “public” areas of the house straightened up about 50% of the time, at the time of this writing I would be appalled to have anyone show up without notice!  Our lives have been full, and with working at home sans desk and filing cabinets, etc.  our Livingroom becomes a junk heap by the end of the week! And we have let clutter build up around the edges of our lives these past few months.  So time for that Spring… uh, summer cleaning!

In my Spring-cleans, first there’s just the old mail and other junk that needs to be recycled or disposed of, and useful stuff that never got put away after use.  I’ll also be throwing out a lot of things that have lost their usefulness – old notes and to-do lists of things that have been accomplished or abandoned – things that are no longer of value to anyone but me will be removed and either tossed or packed in a memory box – I will pack away tenderly the things there’s just not room to keep out (even a few Christmas decorations still, believe it or not!).

mementoesThen there are the pictures of family members gone but not forgotten, and some of the items that they once held dear.  Those are the hardest to dispose – whether it be giving them away, or just putting them in the trash when nobody but me would value it.  Mark and I have numerous items that belonged to our parents that fit this category, and we can’t hang onto their “stuff” forever.  (Though you know we will for a while longer…  Sigh.)

During this time when we as a congregation are searching for direction – seeking what makes us unique among all the churches, and what will be the “NEW NORMAL” after this pandemic is over  – I’d like for you to also think about what needs to be stored away, recycled or simply tossed out when we are once again together for worship.

Several items will not be useful, and even detrimental to us, when we are back together.  Hymnals and Bibles in the pews, pencils and offering envelopes, etc. will all have to be cleared from our spaces until a more ‘Virus-free’ time. Anything that might be touched often and needs to be sanitized after each use of our space will need to get stored away, at least for a time.  No offering plates – and certainly not a shared communion cup!  Oh, and singing… sorry, we can’t do that for quite some time.

Who are the people from the past that we have appreciated and honored?  Let’s celebrate their memory and also celebrate several who are still present.  And… what are some of the programs we are having a hard time setting aside or throwing out because they held them dear.  And what from their work among us will still be of great value when we re-open for in-person worship?

Are there “notes” and “to-do’s” from the past that need to be tossed.   Are there cobwebs and dust of old abandoned ideas that need to be cleared once and for all, so we can get a fresh start?

And what are the things that “make the cut.”  What are the core values the past has taught us, and ideas that are “keepers?”  We mustn’t lose the momentum on the things that work the best and are feeding our souls!  And the things that don’t take a lot of breath that could spread a virus!  Maybe some of those old ideas/programs only need a fresh coat of paint, or a “remodel” like some of the spaces in this old building that we love.  Let’s pull out our thinking caps and get the creative juices boiling on and think outside the box!

What attitudes might the people of this congregation want to take on in relationship to the future and its needs.  And what are the ways that we’ve related to one another that have not been helpful and meaningful?   Is there a way to abandon those ways, or throw them away?  What healing needs to be accomplished?  How can we best get a new start, keeping the best practices of the past, without letting it overwhelm us and prevent progress on innovation?

Lots of questions!  But, here’s just one quote:  “Seek first God’s reign and  justice, and all these things will be given to you besides.”  (Matt. 6:33)

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.

“Coffee Hour” (Tuesday, 1 PM)

DURING THIS PANDEMIC and our SHELTERING AT HOME!!

Come join Pastor Karla in a Zoom “gathering” for chatting from our homes, sharing what’s happening in our lives, our concerns and joys, and praying together for about an hour give-or-take, or as long as it takes.  This is face-to-face without being physically close. If you’ve missed the sharing on Sundays, especially the “coffee hour” and maybe prayers of the people – this can replace them!

Be sure to dress from the waist up, because you CAN see each other! (unless you call in on a landline) Wear PJ pants if you want, and miss-matched socks. (Pastor Karla does!)

Be sure that your microphone and computer/phone camera settings are ON.

You can join in this time together by smartphone or computer by clicking on the following link just before the time of the meeting – TUESDAYS, 1:00 PM – follow the link at https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/864450315 – and join the meeting. 
OR join by phone: One tap mobile +12532158782,,864450315# US
OR  land line (for audio only) 1-(253) 215-8782 (Tacoma); Meeting ID: 864 450 315

Save these links, as they are the same each week.

Worship for June 14, 2020

Prelude

Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No 5 Sergei Rachmaninov

Performed by Olga Scheps
at the Berlin Philharmonie, 2012
Found on Olga’s YouTube site

Welcome

Call to Worship      

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

Leader:  Come, you scattered and torn;
People:   Here find hope
Leader:  Come, you scared and lonely;
People:  Here find love.
Leader:  Come, you tired and tense;
People:  Here find rest.
Leader:  Come, you confused and searching;
People:  Here find guidance
Leader:  Come, happy or sad;
People:  Here join the song.  Here, Let your lives be embraced by God’s grace.

Opening Prayer

 Holy One, mold our worship with your tender hands
so that the words of our mouths and the whispers of our hearts
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

Trust and Obey   UM Hymnal #467

  Accompanied by Kaleb Brasee
Words:  John H. Sammis, 1887
Music:  Daniel B. Towner, 1887

Children’s “Storytime”

If there are children (of all ages!) among the worshippers today, here is a “storytime” prepared for them by Pastor Karla. 

“God’s Dream” by Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

text (c) 2008 by Desmond Tutu;
illustrations (c)2008 by LeUyen Pham

Scripture:  

   Genesis 12:1-9; 15:1-6
  Matt 10:5-14

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

Sermon

   “Trust and Obey”   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.

(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! – Council meeting this week!)

Offertory

During the music below, take time to note 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.  Also 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 IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC:

Walk with Me, I’ll walk with you    Goldford Music

Licensed to YouTube by:  Stem Distributions LLC. (on behalf of Goldford) ℗ 2020 Goldford

Prayer of Dedication:

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 on “Confronting the Sin of Racism”
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance Committee
                          6:30 PM – Church Council
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.

Closing Hymn:

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Words and Music:  Anonymous
The formation of these words into a hymn is attributed to the India missionary Sadhu Sundar Singh (mid 1880’s). The melody is thought to be the traditional Indian “Assam” after the region where the text originated.  Singing artist, unknown, posted to YouTube as PastorAbbie.

Closing Prayer

May your loving spirit warm us,
breathe new life into us,
and fire us up for the work and the joys that are before us! 
May all we say, all that we do,
     all that compels us,
be inspired by your passion, your love, grace and goodness.  Amen.

Postlude

The Lord Bless You and Keep You    arr. Rutter

Avip Priatna, Music Director
 Virtual Choir: Batavia Madrigal Singers.
Founded in 1996, Indonesia. Daniel Alexander, Accompanist

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CHEHALIS UMC Announcements / “Soundbites”

  • Tuesday – 1:00 PM – “COFFEE HOUR” **
  • Wednesday – 9:00 AM – Bishop’s Webinar “Confronting the Sin of Racism” **
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “UNRAVELED” Bible Study **
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance Committee **
                         6:30 PM – Church Council **
  • NEXT SUNDAY – by 10 AM – Morning Worship is online

    **See the articles below for the links to ZOOM.

Upcoming Meetings – Thursday, June 18

Property and Finance, 5:30 PM
Church Council, 6:30

The P & F meeting (Trustees/Finance) is the regular monthly meeting to deal with church buildings, investments, review budget, and other financial matters.

The Church Council missed it’s regular quarterly meeting in April, so it’s been a while! We will be discussing the new document from the Bishop’s office: (Read it by clicking link.) Reimagining Life Together: Guidelines for Reopening Buildings and Returning to In-Person Worship.” During this meeting we will appoint a guiding committee for planning our church’s reopening, to be prepared and ready when the time finally comes. We will also do the ongoing work of the Council!

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!!)

Church Directory Updates

We are working on an updated church directory.  Please let us know if you have a  new address, a mobile number to add, a landline that you have discontinued,  an email address, etc., or a different way you would like to be contacted.

Contact the church office email address chehalisumc@rainierconnect.com (preferably) or phone 360-748-7334 between 10 AM – 1 PM, T-W-Th or at other times leave a message with the information.

“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

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.

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!

BISHOP WEBINARS –

If you missed any of the Webinars on “Ministry in the New Normal: Our Church Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis”
Or the first one on “Confronting the Sin of Racism” which began LAST WEEK…
Go HERE to watch any or all of them!

If you would like to read the document “Reimagining Life Together…”
Read it HERE. This is about the process of re-opening our buildings.

See a statement that was published by Bishop Ough of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area.
gnw-email.brtapp.com/viewinsite/b954d561b790377ed608520b0f671429?email

Wednesdays – Bible Study: UNRAVELED

   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: “Zacchaeus: Radical Unraveling of Vocation (Luke 19L1-10) 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. It began May 27, but 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!!)

Worship for June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

Prelude

                 Come, all you people, come and praise your maker!
                 Come, all you people, come and praise your maker!
                 Come, all you people, come and praise your maker!
                 Come, now, and worship the Lord!

Welcome

Call to Worship      

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

Leader:    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
People:   Behold! Our God is a Creator!

Leader:    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
People:    Behold!  Our God is our Redeemer!

Leader:    The earth was without form and void,
and darkness was on the face of the deep. 
People:    Behold!  Our God is Holy Spirit!

Leader:    Let us worship the Holy One in three, Three in One.

Opening Prayer

Holy, holy, holy God,
You love us by calling us into life.
You love us by giving us your spirit-breath.
You love us by journeying with us always.
And so we come together to give thanks for our life in your beautiful creation,
To sing out our happiness with joyous voices,
And to journey with each other in peace.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

Holy, Holy, Holy   UM Hymnal #64

Words: Reginald Heber,1826; Tune: NICEA, John B. Dykes, 1861
Played at St. Francis Church, Ashton Gate, Bristol, UK

Children’s “Storytime”

If there are children among the worshippers today, here is a “storytime” prepared for them (and all God’s children) by Pastor Karla.

“Old Turtle” written by  Douglas Wood, illustrated by Cheng-Khee

(c) 1992 by Douglas Wood and Cheng-Khee Chee,
published by Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, Diluth, MN

Scripture:   Genesis 1:1-27  

Read from your own Bible or watch and listen to this reading of the creation story:

Posted to YouTube by En Theos Studio.
This video is made entirely with stock footage.
Music & Narration by Bible.is (English Standard Version)

Anthem

For the Beauty of the Earth, Rutter

Music/arr John Rutter
Words: Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1864
Performance on YouTube by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, 2012
Licensed to YouTube by:  NaxosofAmerica (on behalf of Collegium); UMPI, Warner Chappell, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor, and 11 Music Rights Societies

Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20

Read by Dr. Mark Fredericksen (in the video below)

Sermon

   “Falling into Heresy”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People
and The Lord’s Prayer

Based on the song Kum By Yah (Come by Here)

Offertory

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)
  • Or you can go to the DONATE page and find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • 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:   

O, The Deep Deep Love of Jesus – Epic Version!   Arr. Khorolskiy

Words:  Samuel Trevor Francis, 1875; Tune:  EBENEZER, Thomas J. Williams, 1890
Presented by Simon Khorolskiy on YouTube
Violinist: Katie Gayduchik
  • O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free,
    rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me.
    Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love;
    leading onward, leading homeward to my glorious rest above.
  •  O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
    How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
    How He watcheth o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
    how for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne.
  • O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of ev’ry love the best;
     ’tis an ocean vast of blessing, ’tis a haven sweet of rest.
    O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis heav’n of heav’ns to me;
    and it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee.

Prayer of Dedication:

God who is in the spirit of creation itself, 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.

Hymn:  

Enviado Soy de Dios (Sent Out in Jesus’ Name)
The Faith We Sing #2184

The English portion of the words to this are found below the video.

Words: Anon., translated by Jorge Maldonado, alt. Translation © 1988
Music:  Traditional Cuban; arranged by Carmen Pena
arr. © 1996 Abingdon Press, admin. by the Copyright Co. CCLI #1397620

The verse in English:
Sent out in Jesus’ name, our hands are ready now
to make the earth the place in which the kingdom comes.
Sent out in Jesus’ name, our hands are ready now
to make the earth the place in which the kingdom comes.
The angels cannot change a world of hurt and pain
into a world of love, of justice and of peace.
The task is ours to do, to set it really free.
O help us to obey and carry out your will.

Announcements

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

  • TONIGHT! (Sun, June 7) – 7PM – First Sunday Communion Service, LIVE on zoom
  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links
  • Wednesday – 9:00 AM – The Bishop’s Webinar on “Confronting the Sin of Racism”
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study
  • 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

The Lord Bless You and Keep You    arr. Rutter

arr. John Rutter
Avip Priatna, Music Director
Virtual Choir: Batavia Madrigal Singers. Founded in 1996, Indonesia.
Daniel Alexander, Accompanist

Go now and..
MAY the Grace of Jesus the Christ,
the overarching love of our Creator,
the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all!

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CHEHALIS UMC Announcements / “Soundbites

  • NEW! TONIGHT! (Sunday) – 7:00 PM (LIVE!) COMMUNION SERVICE via zoom!
    (see below for how to join)
  • Tuesday – 1:00 PM –  “COFFEE HOUR”  – See notice below for links to ZOOM
  • Wednesday – NO Bishop’s Webinar
  • NEW! Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “UNRAVELED” Bible Study
  • NEXT SUNDAY – by 10 AM – Morning Worship is online

NEW!  First Sunday – COMMUNION SERVICE – TONIGHT!

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, beginning June 7 (TONIGHT!), at 7:00 PM.  We will have a short Communion Service with meditation and the Lord’s Supper.   One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage! 

Zoom links:
computers & internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756 
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# 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: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

Upcoming Meetings – June 18

Property and Finance, 5:30 PM
Church Council, 6:30

The P & F meeting (Trustees/Finance) is the regular monthly meeting to deal with church buildings, investments, review budget, and other financial matters.

The Church Council missed it’s regular quarterly meeting in April, so it’s been a while! We will be discussing the new document from the Bishop’s office: (Read it by clicking link.) Reimagining Life Together: Guidelines for Reopening Buildings and Returning to In-Person Worship.” During this meeting we will appoint a guiding committee for planning our church’s reopening, to be prepared and ready when the time finally comes. We will also do the ongoing work of the Council!

HOW TO ATTEND:  use this link or put in your browser (at the appropriate time for each meeting):   https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/5509088690  
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,5509088690# (Tacoma)
Dial on any phone (join by audio only) +1 253-215-8782 (Tacoma)
wait for the prompt and put in the Meeting ID: 550 908 8690

NEW!  Wednesdays – Bible Study: UNRAVELED

   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.  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, began May 27, but all lessons can be received separately, without loss of continuity – So join as you can!  A study guide was emailed to all potential participants (can be printed for pick up for those who don’t have the capability of printing at home).  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!!)

Church Directory Updates

We are working on an updated church directory.  Please let us know if you have a  new address, a mobile number to add, a landline that you have discontinued,  an email address, etc., or a different way you would like to be contacted.

Contact the church office email address chehalisumc@rainierconnect.com (preferably) or phone 360-748-7334 between 10 AM – 1 PM, T-W-Th or at other times leave a message with the information.

“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

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.

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 in person!

CLERGY SESSION vs. BISHOP WEBINAR –

There is no webinar this week, while the clergy are in clergy session on Wednesday. Clergy meet annually just before the Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest. This year clergy will meet virtually at the time they would have met – in order to receive Board of Ordained Ministry reports, to elect candidates to clergy membership and ordination, and do other required business for clergy. This year’s annual conference is postponed indefinitely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you missed any of the Webinars on “Ministry in the New Normal: Our Church Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis”
Or the first one on “Confronting the Sin of Racism” which began LAST WEEK…
Go HERE to watch any or all of them!

If you would like to read the document “Reimagining Life Together…”
Read it HERE.

See a statement that was published by Bishop Ough of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area.
gnw-email.brtapp.com/viewinsite/b954d561b790377ed608520b0f671429?email

Worship for 5-31-2020 – Worship Together w/ Crest to Coast

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PASTOR BEFORE WORSHIP

WELCOME TO PENTECOST SUNDAY!

Today is a special Sunday, Pentecost! Because Pentecost is the day when there were many, many people in Jerusalem from all over the known world of the time… We are worshipping together with many churches around our district, too! You’ll get a sense of some of the multiculturalism of our time.

This worship video is brought to us through the

South Sound Cooperative

About: Made up of seven vital and unique congregations (First Olympia, Tumwater, St.Andrew’s Lacey, Oakville, Rochester, Shelton, and Steam Boat Island), the appointed clergy staff and lay leadership have been working together for the past three years to create shared ministry opportunities in all areas of church life: worship, discipleship, fellowship, and missions. With help from musicians from all the churches, we offer a hybrid worship experience using Zoom and locally produced music.
Worship Instructions: We are happy to share the good news and celebrate the Spirit at work in us all as one of the worship hubs this Pentecost Sunday. You can join on Facebook, (https://www.facebook.com/FUMCOLY – scroll down until you see the post) or if you prefer, visit the First Olympia YouTube site at 10:00 AM, May 31.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWlw6qN_o-zTvto0wkonQw

If you have come in at a different time, the video will be posted and remain there for you to use at anytime that fits your schedule.

During the worship the cooperative churches include a children’s sermon, and at the “offering” time they leave a moment with music for you to make decisions about how to give to your own church. For Chehalis UMC, this information is below in the “Announcements/Soundbites” section that follows on this page.

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CHEHALIS UMC Announcements / “Soundbites”

  • Tuesday – 1:00 PM –  “COFFEE HOUR”  – See notice above for links to ZOOM
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (SPR/Nominations) = Links below
  • Wednesday –  9:00 AM – The Bishop’s Webinar
  • NEW! Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “UNRAVELED” Bible Study
  • NEXT SUNDAY – by 10 AM – Morning Worship is online
  • NEXT SUNDAY – 7:00 PM (LIVE!) COMMUNION SERVICE via zoom!

NEW!  First Sunday – COMMUNION SERVICE

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, beginning June 7, at 7:00 PM.  We will have a short Communion Service with meditation and the Lord’s Supper.   One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage! 

Zoom links:
for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756 
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# 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: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

Personnel Committee

The committee hasn’t met for a few months and this is our regular time! Here is how to connect to the zoom meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 PM:

use this link or put in your browser:   https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/5509088690 
One tap mobile: +12532158782,,5509088690# (Tacoma)
Dial on any phone (join by audio only) +1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 550 908 8690

NEW!  Wednesdays – Bible Study: UNRAVELED

   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.  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, began last week, but all lessons can be received separately, without loss of continuity.  A study guide was emailed to all potential participants (can be printed for pick up for those who don’t have the capability of printing at home).  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!!)

Church Directory Updates

We are working on an updated church directory.  Please let us know if you have a  new address, a mobile number to add, a landline that you have discontinued,  an email address, etc., or a different way you would like to be contacted.

Contact the church office email address chehalisumc@rainierconnect.com (preferably) or phone 360-748-7334 between 10 AM – 1 PM, T-W-Th or at other times leave a message with the information.

“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

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.

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 in person!

BISHOP WEBINAR -COVID-19 UPDATES

Reminder: Register for Wednesday webinar, June 3

REMINDER: Register for Wednesday, June 3
Join us as we continue to explore “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 Crisis, part V. For the fifth installment of this webinar series, we will continue conversations about the guidelines for reopening entitled, “Reimagining Life Together” and some of the questions around implementation. As per usual, Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky and Alaska Superintendent, Rev. Carlo Rapanut, will help to guide our time of prayer and discussion. The webinar is anticipated to last up to 90 minutes. It begins at 8 am AKDT, 9 am PST, 10 am MST.
LATE BREAKING NEWS: This week’s Webinar will focus instead on “Confronting the Sin of Racism” – due to the events this week in our nation!
CLICK HERE TO: REGISTER NOW  
If you missed the Wednesday Webinar on May 27 … Watch it now here.
See a statement that was published by Bishop Ough of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area.
gnw-email.brtapp.com/viewinsite/b954d561b790377ed608520b0f671429?email

Worship for May 24, 2020

As you scroll through this worship service, pause to play the videos (often words to follow are below them). If you follow the entire worship, it is hoped that you will have a full worship experience today! God bless your day!

Prelude

Prelude in E-minor, op. 28 no. 4 – Frederic Chopin

Played by: Aldona Dvarionaite
Licensed to YouTube by: KM Records (on behalf of Classical Choice); LatinAutor, and 6 Music Rights Societies

Welcome

Call to Worship      

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

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name  UM Hymnal #155

First-Plymouth Church Lincoln Nebraska
Arranged by Sterling Procter
Words:  Edward Perronet, 1779; Music James Ellor, 1838

Children’s “Storytime”

If there are children among the worshippers today, here is a “storytime” prepared for them by Pastor Karla.  But, kids of ALL ages are welcome!

    “Am I Praying?”  by Jeannie St. John Taylor

© 2003, Published by Kregel Kidzone, an imprint of Kregel publications, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Psalm 47  “O Clap Your Hands

Scripture:  

Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11 Read by Dr. Mark Fredericksen

Sermon

   “Waiting in the Portal”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

Offertory

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)
  • Or you can go to the DONATE page and find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • 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:   

  Psalm 130, I Will Wait for You by Shane & Shane (Words on screen)

Licensed to YouTube by:  catapultdistribution (on behalf of Well House Records); ASCAP, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., CMRRA, Music Services, Inc. (Publishing), and 2 Music Rights Societies

Prayer of Dedication:

Hymn:  Enviado Soy de Dios

(Sent Out in Jesus’ Name) The Faith We Sing #2184

     The English portion of the words to this are found below the video.

Words: Anon., translated by Jorge Maldonado, alt.  CCLI #1397620
Music:  Traditional Cuban; arranged by Carmen Pena
Translation © 1988 , arr. © 1996 Abingdon Press, admin. by the Copyright Co.
The verse in English:

Sent out in Jesus’ name, our hands are ready now
to make the earth the place in which the kingdom comes.

Sent out in Jesus’ name, our hands are ready now
to make the earth the place in which the kingdom comes.
The angels cannot change a world of hurt and pain
into a world of love, of justice and of peace.
The task is ours to do, to set it really free.
O help us to obey and carry out your will.

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 (formerly called Pastor Chat)
  • Wednesday – The Bishop’s Webinar on “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis, Part IV” 9:00 AM
  • “Unraveled” Bible Study begins this WEDNESDAY!
  • First Sunday Communion Service, live with each other on zoom, coming June 7, 7PM.

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

Every Morning is Easter Morning,
by Richard Avery and Donald Marsh

(Words are found below the video)

Sung by The Augustana Chorister & Cherub Choirs
Words & Music:  Avery & Marsh  (3rd vs. alt words: unknown)
© 1972 Hope Publishing Co. CCLI #1397620

Go in peace to serve you neighbor,
and love your God.

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Announcements / “Soundbites

FRIENDLY CALLER IS ON ITS WAY TO YOU THIS WEEK!  BE WATCHING FOR IT IN THE MAIL!

NEW!  First Sunday – COMMUNION SERVICE

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, beginning June 7, at 7:00 PM.  We will have a short Communion Service with meditation and the Lord’s Supper.   One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage! 

Zoom links:
for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756 
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# 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: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

NEW!  Wednesdays – Bible Study: UNRAVELED – begins this week!!

   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.  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, beginning on May 27.  A study guide was emailed to all potential participants (can be printed for pick up for those who don’t have the capability of printing at home).  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!!)

Church Directory Updates

We are working on an updated church directory.  Please let us know if you have a  new address, a mobile number to add, a landline that you have discontinued,  an email address, etc., or a different way you would like to be contacted.

Contact the church office email address chehalisumc@rainierconnect.com (preferably) or phone 360-748-7334 between 10 AM – 1 PM, T-W-Th or at other times leave a message with the information.

“Coffee Hour”/ Pastor Chat – 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

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.

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

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

 BISHOP’S WEBINAR –

Wednesday Webinars: Ministry in the New Normal:
Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis

There are a lot of decisions laity and pastoral leaders must consider before opening their church doors once more for ministry and worship.

Join us next Wednesday for what will be the third in a new series of webinars, each providing discussion and information to support church leaders (clergy and laity) in making healthy, responsible pastoral decisions.  This one is “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis, Part IV”  This will move us to some of the more practical aspects of re-opening our buildings.

The webinar begins at 9 AM Pacific and is expected to last around 90 minutes.

 REGISTER NOW for next week’s webinar!  (May 27) https://greaternw.zoom.us/webinar/register/tJ0pcOqsqTsuGtwB8SeyDLoYNJlyxE1a-VjC/success?user_id=fS-CKxV-TRKu2pK_gnSDxg&timezone_id=America%2FLos_Angeles  All these webinars are free, but you must register in advance, even if on the same morning, and a unique link is sent to you via email.

This Week:

  • Tuesday – 1:00 PM –  “COFFEE HOUR”  – See notice above for links to ZOOM
  • Wednesday –  9:00 AM – The Bishop’s Webinar
  • NEW! Wednesday – 6:30 PM – “UNRAVELED” Bible Study
  • NEXT SUNDAY – by 10 AM – Worship online

Archives – Worship/Sermons

We have been doing “Virtual Worship” at Chehalis United Methodist Church since the pandemic “stay at home” order was issued, beginning on March 15, 2020. Here are services, complete with our own videos of Call to Worship, prayers, SERMONS, etc.

Click on the date and you can go directly to the page.

July 5, 2020 – “It’s no Yoke!”

June 28, 2020 – “A Sword Laid Down: I come to bring division”

June 21, 2020 – “The Sacrifice: On the Sacrifice of Children”

June 14, 2020 – “Trust and Obey: the journey of Abram and Sarai”

June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday, “Falling into Heresy”

May 31, 2020 – PENTECOST SUNDAY Worship together with the South Sound Cooperative, Rev. Peter Perry of First United Methodist of Olympia, preaching.

May 24, 2020 – “Time in the Portal”

May 17, 2020 – “Where is God is all this? Part II”

May 10, 2020 – Mothers Day “Where do we find God in all THIS?”

May 3, 2020 – Good Shepherd Sunday

April 26, 2020 “Why the Suffering?”

April 19, 2020 “Thomas and the Scars of Life”

April 12, 2020 “Easter Together!” – This is a combined worship service for the Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodist Church. Different readings and musical submissions come from around the 3 Annual Conference involved, and our Bishop Elaine Stanovsky from the Area preaches!

April 5, 2020 “Palm Sunday”

March 29, 2020 “Dry Bones”

March 22, 2020 “I Once Was Blind”

March 15, 2020 “The Woman at the Well & Nicodemus”