Worship for Jan 3, ’21

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

      The Star

This song’s origin is unknown.
It is sung by Andrea LaBlanc (on the piano) and a friend, on Andrea’s Youtube channel.

Welcome and Call to Worship

  Pastor Karla

  Blessing of the Magi
      by Jan Richardson in
      “Circle of Grace:

      Book of Blessings for
      the Seasons”

Hymn

      From a Distant Home – arr. Hal Hopson
      in the UM Hymnal #243
      Sing along, using the Hymnal or
      the words that are below!

De Tierra Lejana Venimos (From A Distant Home)
is a traditional Puerto Rican carol; trans by George K. Evans;
This arrangement is by Hal Hopson
Soloist: Virgil Simon (last verse)
Recorded at Snowmass Chapel (their YouTube channel)
Videographer: Brian Harris

From a distant home, the Savior we come seeking,
using as our guide the star, so brightly beaming,
lovely Eastern star, that tells us of God’s morning,
heaven’s wondrous light, O never cease thy shining.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven,
and upon the earth be peace and love to all.

Glowing gold I bring to the newborn Babe so holy,
token of his power to reign above in glory.
Bitter myrrh I bring to give the infant Jesus,
token of the pain that he will bear to save us.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven,
and upon the earth be peace and love to all.

Frankincense I bring the child of God’s own choosing,
token of our prayers to heaven ever ris-ing;
lovely Eastern star, that tells us of God’s morning,
heaven’s wondrous light, O never cease thy shining.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven,
and upon the earth be peace and love to all.

Bitter myrhh have I to give the infant Jesus
Token of the pain that he will bear to save us.
lovely Eastern star, that tells us of God’s morning,
heaven’s wondrous light, O never cease thy shining.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven,
and upon the earth be peace and love to all.

Children’s Message

   “The Light, the Truth and the Way”
   By Marin Miller

Created by Marin Miller on her youtube channel

Scripture Lessons

     Read by Abby Fredericksen

     Isaiah 60:1-6

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

 

    Matthew 2:1-12

      Response:
      The gospel of Christ.
      Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Sermon

     “…by a different road”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

      Prayers of Concern
      Prayers of Gratitude & Thanks
      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.

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!)
HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

       What a Wonderful World  – Thiele and Weiss
       The Musical Mountaineers

What a Wonderful world
played by The Musical Mountaineers, their arrangement
Composers: Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, 1967
First made famous by Louis Armstrong.

Dedication Prayer for Offering

     (The video contains
     This prayer and announcements
     and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Benediction

Postlude

      I Am the Light of the World
      Jim and Jean Strathdee

Jim and Jean Strathdee sing the song which he wrote using the words of Howard Thurman’s famous poem as the basis of his verses, in a video found on their youtube channel (church location unknown). 
Words:  Jim Strathdee, 1967; Howard Thurman
Music:  Jim Strathdee  © Desert Flower Music
CCLI #1396720

Refrain: 
I am the light of the world,
you people come and follow me
If you follow and love,
you’ll learn the mystery
of what you were
meant to do and be.

When the song of the angel’s is still, when the star in the sky in gone,When the kings and the shepherds have gone, the work of Christmas is begun.

To find the lost and lonely one, to heal the broken soul with love.
To feed the hungry children with warmth and good food,
to feel the earth below the sky above.

To free the prisoner from all chains, to make the powerful care.
To rebuild the nations with strength and goodwill
To see God’s children everywhere.
To bring hope to every task you do.  To dance at a baby’s new birth,
To make music in an old person’s heart. 
And sing to the colors of the earth.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!
May God’s Grace and Peace
follow you throughout the year!
Now, go with God’s blessings
to be the church!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • TONIGHT!! – 7-7:30 PM – Vespers with Communion
    Remember to think about “the best gift you’ve ever received.”
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Tuesday – 11 AM – 4 PM – Pastor Karla will have usual office hours this week
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Wednesday (No Bible Study this week – Returning NEXT week: “The Way”)
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!
    “It’s the water, and a lot more” (Baptism of the Lord Sunday)

Tonight! – 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 monthTONIGHT (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 TONIGHT, think ahead a little to briefly share with the group, the best gift you’ve ever received!

“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 –
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.)

“The Way” – A Bible Study
by Adam Hamilton

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
starting January 13

NEXT WEDNESDAY, January 13, we begin a new study “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we will begin each lesson with a video set in an appropriate place in the Holy Land, and follow Jesus to these places. The focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus, drawing on history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land.

Preparing for each week:
January 13 – Read the Prologue: John the Baptist and Jesus, AND
Chapter 1 – Baptism and Temptation (Jordan River and the Wilderness)
January 20 – Chapter 2 – The Healing Ministry (Capernaum)
January 27 – Chapter 3 – Proclaiming the Kingdom (The Mountains)
February 3 – Chapter 4 – Calming the Storm (The Sea of Galilee)
February 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria)

Beginning on February 17 we will start our Lenten Study: “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

Charge Conference

Here, at last, are the links for the meetings tonight:

NOVEMBER 4
6:00 PM – Personnel (SPR)
7:00 PM – Charge Conference

Both to be held via ZOOM  in accordance with ¶246 of The 2016 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church

District Superintendent Kathleen Weber will be presiding at both.
 
Both meetings will take place via zoom.  It is the same link for both meetings.  If you are not on the Personnel Committee and come early to the zoom link you will be placed in a “waiting room” until the Personnel meeting with the D.S. is finished. 

 Below is your log-in information:
Join Zoom Meeting https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/6470356943?pwd=dk9yT1o1SzRwcS8rdE0xWjNiYmF0QT09
One tap mobile: 253-215-8782, 6470356943# US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 647 035 6943

Worship for Oct 25, ’20

Welcome                                                  

            Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prelude

        Psalm 139 Song (You Carry Me)
        By Patty Felker

Words and Music: Patty Felker  
© 2004 Noteworthy Christian Music
CCLI #1396720
Video: Patty Felker’s Youtube channel

 Call to Worship

      Led by Dave and Debbie Campbell

      (Words for call are below the video window.)

One:  The Holy One is the love-maker
All:    and we are made of love, for love.
One:   Our Creator is the life-giver
All:    and we have been given life, to give life.
One:   Christ is the hope-birther
All:    and we are born of hope, for hopefulness.
One:   This is the way God meets us
All:    and we meet holiness.
One:   Come and know you are loved again and again.
All:    We come to worship God.

Opening Prayer

Hymn

        O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
United Methodist Hymnal #480 

Words:  George Matheson, 1882;  Music: Albert L. Peace, 1884
Video on the YouTube Channel:  20schemes Music
No licenses required (in public domain)

 Children’s Sermon

      “The Greatest Commandment
and the Golden Rule”

Thanks to YouTube’s Marin Miller

 Psalm Reading

      Psalm 139: 1-10
      Read by Debbie Campbell

Gospel Lesson

      Matthew 22:34-40
      Read by Dave Campbell

Sermon

      “Where can I go from your spirit?”
      Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

      Great is Thy Faithfulness – UM Hymnal #140

Video provided by Maranatha Music.
Words: Thomas O Chisholm, 1923
Music: William M. Runyan, 1923
© 1923, renewed 1951 Hope Publishing Co.
CCLI #1396720

Prayers of the People

          Rev. Karla Fredericksen

  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.

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 (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!)

HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

        You Are My All in All with Canon in D

You Are My All in All Dennis Jernigan © 1991 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc.
with Pachebel’s Canon in D
(Admin. by PraiseCharts Publishing, Inc.)       CCLI #1396720
Youtube video: WorldView

Dedication Prayer for Offering

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
    6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Saturday – 4 -6 PM – Halloween Treats (Drive Thru)
  • Next Sunday – by 10:00 AM – WorshipALL SAINTS SUNDAY!
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – VESPERS – ALL SAINTS with Communion

See article below for HOW TO PREPARE for both All Saints celebrations

Benediction

Postlude

            You are my Anchor  – by Stuart Townend

Virtual choir, directed by David Wesley. 150 voices and 37 countries.
Premiered Sept. 17, 2020 on David’s YouTube.
Words and Music:  Stuart Townend
Song is based on Psalm 27.

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

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
    6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Saturday – 4 -6 PM – Halloween Treats (Drive Thru)
  • Next Sunday – by 10:00 AM – WorshipALL SAINTS SUNDAY!
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – VESPERS – ALL SAINTS with Communion

See article below for HOW TO PREPARE for both All Saints celebrations

NO Bible Study THIS WEEK!

There will be no more Wednesday Night Bible Study,
until November 11

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.

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).

Halloween Treats – DRIVE THRU

Saturday, October 31, 4:00-6:00 PM
In the Church Parking Lot

This Saturday we have a different way of doing Trunk-or-Treat! Please tell friends to drive through starting from the First Street entrance, and exiting at the E. Main entrance (Exit). We’ll have treat bags for every child. They can wear costumes if they like, but will stay in their cars. We’ll love seeing the costumes safely from there, and sending them on to pick up their treats! NO TRICKS, PLEASE!! (unless you can do it from your car.)

All Saints Sunday is Next
Sunday, November 1

We will celebrate 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 morning service – We will be naming members and close friends of the church who have passed away since last All Saints.  Please email names of any you believe should be included to Pastor Karla.

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
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 here and on the church website, 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!

“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 (This is the NEW link)
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!

Worship for Oct 11, ’20

Welcome

            Rev. Karla Fredericksen

 Prelude

      We are not Alone, God is With Us
    by Pepper Choplin                                                           

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

Call to Worship

      Led by Monica Ferguson
(with Grace Grant)

One:  We are each on a journey,
            a journey of faith.
All:    And we are on the journey together.
One:   Can we trust God on the journey?
All:    We have set out in faith.
One:    We will risk letting go
           and step out on the journey. 
All:   We will look for God’s leading
           as the path unravels. 
           We will trust God on the journey.

Opening Prayer

Great God, we move into this time and space with our sight and sense of smell, with our listening, with our hearts and our minds, so that we may live inside your story.  Help us remember who we are as your children as we celebrate the purpose you give us as your people. Amen. 

Hymn

      God is Here – United Methodist Hymnal #660
      (Words on the video for you to sing along)
                                                                                                                

Words: Fred Pratt Green, © 1978 Hope Publishing Co
Music:  “Abbot’s Leigh,” by Cyril V. Taylor, ©1941, renewed 1970 Hope Publishing Co.
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720
Youtube video channel: Daily Hymns

Children’s Sermon

   “10 Commandments and Golden Calf”

Youtube:  Crossroads Kids’ Club/God’s Story

 Scripture Lesson

      Exodus 32:1-14
      Read by Monica Ferguson

Sermon

      “Our Golden Idols”
      Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

    When We Are Living (Pues Si Vivimos) UM Hymnal #143

Words: St. 1 anon. trans. Elise S. Eslinger, 1983;
stanzas 2,3,4 Roberto Escamilla, 1983 trans by George Lockwood, 1987
(based on Rom. 14:8).  Translations ©1989 The United Methodist Publishing House.
Music:  Trad. Spanish melody
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720
Youtube channel: Plymouth United Methodist Church

Prayers of the People

          Rev. Karla Fredericksen

  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 (NOTE:  NEW links at the end of worship)
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel Committee (zoom)
  • Wednesday – 7 PM – Bible Study (zoom)
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property & Finance (Boadway: members)
                        6:30 PM – Church Council (Boadway Hall, members)
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)

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 (in an envelope, please) 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!

        On Eagle’s Wings – UM Hymnal #143

        (Words for the refrain are below the video window if you want to join in)

Sung by Ellen and Michael Haygood
Words and Music by Michael Joncas, 1979
©1979, 1989 North American Liturgy Resources
CUMC CCLI #1396720
Youtube video by Ellen Haygood

REFRAIN:
And God will raise you up on eagle’s wings,
            bear you on the breath of dawn,
            make you to shine like the sun,
            And hold you in the palm of God’s hand.

A Prayer at the Offering

Sending Blessing

     Led by Pastor Karla (with Mark Fredericksen)
     (based on Philippians 4:4-9)

Leader:  Rejoice in our God, always!
People:  Again, I say, “Rejoice!”
Leader:  Let your gentleness be known
                to everyone
People:  for God is near.
Leader:  Don’t worry about anything,
                but in a spirit of prayer and thanksgiving
                tell God what’s on your mind.
People:  And may the peace of God –
                which passes all understanding –
                keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Leader:  And finally, my friends in the faith,
                whatever is true, whatever is noble,
                whatever is right, whatever is pure,
                whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
                — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
                – think on these things.
                And what good thing you have heard
                 or received, or seen – 
                 put that into practice. 
                 And the God of peace will be with you.

Closing Prayer

   God of wondrous love and boundless forgiveness,
   We have heard your word to us today in written and spoken words and song.  May that word inspire us toward new paths of service, as we find your ways of peace and community.  Amen.

Postlude

Postlude on Old 100th – arr. Fred Bock

For those who especially enjoy organ and who remember the “Doxology” that was used for so long after the offering, you’ll enjoy this short creation.

`Music arranged by Fred Bock and played by Jeff Brummel, organist at
Wilshire Baptist, Dallas, Texas. (on WilshireBaptist youtube channel)

May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May God’s grace be upon you.
May God’s face turn toward you,
and give you peace!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (NOTE:  NEW link in article below)
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Wednesday – 7 PM – Bible Study
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance
                         6:30 PM – Church Council
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)

Bible Study to begin again THIS WEEK!

by A Sanctified Art

October on Wednesday nights at 7 PM, beginning Oct. 7  (except Nov. 4) – These will be on ZOOM.

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST MONTH:

Oct  7 – ThomasWhen the Unimaginable
             Happens  – John 20:19-29
Oct 14 – Moses’ Mother Gives Him Up
             
– When our plans for our children
              unexpectedly change!

              –  Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10
Oct 21 – Job’s Lament and Loss – Seeking
             understanding when everything has
             Fallen apart.  –  Job 28:12-28
Oct 28 – Jesus Heals a Man Possessed
             by a Legion of Demons
– The Unraveling of the Mind
             –   Mark 5:1-20
Nov 4 – NO CLASS  (Charge Conference)

FROM HERE 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  – unless the class decides on a different Advent Study!  More details will be in the November Friendly Caller!

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM meeting on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173

All Saints Sunday is November 1

We will celebrate 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 morning service – We will be naming members and close friends of the church who have passed away since last All Saints.  Please email names of any you believe should be included to Pastor Karla.

In preparation for the Vespers be sure to find a few candles to have on hand (birthday size, tapers, other – even electric!)  These we will use for you to light in your own remembrance of “those who have gone before us.”   Zoom Link is below.

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 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.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

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

Join Zoom Meeting (This is the NEW link)
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!

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.

worship for Sept 27, ’20

Welcome 

            Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prelude

Down to the River to Pray    

Virtual choir organized and recorded by Tiffany Goodrick
presented on her YouTube Channel. 
The Song is an old American Folksong in the Public Domain.

Call to Worship

             (Based on Psalm 103:1-5)|
             Led by Mark Fredericksen

Opening Hymn

You are My All in All (with Cannon in D)

You Are My All in All, Dennis Jernigan
© 1991 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc. (Admin. by PraiseCharts Publishing, Inc.)
CCLI#1396720
Canon in D – Pachabel
YouTube presentation: WorldView

Children’s Sermon

         “Dealing with Pain”  by Douglas Talks

 Sermon

             “How Long, O Lord”  – Rev. Karla Fredericksen
            Scripture:  Habakkuk 1:2-4

Hymn

It is Well with My Soul       United Methodist Hymnal #377 

Words: Horatio G. Spafford, 1873;  Music: Phillip P. Bliss, 1876;  sung by Chris Rice
Album: Amazing Grace: Timeless Hymns of Faith
Licensed to YouTube by: [Merlin] Absolute Label Services (on behalf of Integrity Music); ASCAP, LatinAutor, EMI Music Publishing, PEDL, Warner Chappell, and 8 Music Rights Societies

Prayers of the People

Rev. Karla Fredericksen

      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 (links after the end of worship)
  • Wednesday – Last Day to order CHEHALIS MINTS
  • Wednesday – 6:00 PM – Reimagining Team
  •  Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – Evening Vespers with Communion – “What is This?  Manna from Heaven!”

A Prayer for the Offering

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 (in an envelope, please) 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!

How Long, O Lord (Psalm 13)

Artist: Brian Doerksen © 2003 Integrity Music
Words: From Psalm 13, adapted
Chehalis UMC’s CCLI #1396720
Album: Brian Doerksen Collection
Licensed to YouTube by: [Merlin] Absolute Label Services;
ASCAP, Music Services, Inc. (Publishing), and 7 Music Rights Societies
YouTube video Presentation (channel): BrothersoftheSon1

Closing Prayer

            On your own

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

Postlude

          Be Not Afraid  – Robert J. Dufford, SJ    

Published by Oregon Catholic Press Text and music
© 1975, 1978, 2007, Robert J. Dufford, SJ and OCP. All rights reserved. Used with permission.   CCLI#1396720
Video produced by Salt + Light Media.  These are Catholic Artists who are combining their voices from their homes.

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Wednesday – Last Day to order CHEHALIS MINTS
  • Wednesday – 6:00 PM – Reimagining Team
  •  Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – Evening Vespers with Communion – “What is This?  Manna from Heaven!”

Bible Study to begin again this month!

by A Sanctified Art

October on Wednesday nights at 7 PM, beginning Oct. 7  (except Nov. 4) – These will be on ZOOM.

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST MONTH:

Oct  7 – ThomasWhen the Unimaginable
             Happens  – John 20:19-29
Oct 14 – Moses’ Mother Gives Him Up
            
When our plans for our children
              unexpectedly change!

              –  Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10
Oct 21 – Job’s Lament and Loss Seeking
             understanding when everything has
             Fallen apart.  –  Job 28:12-28
Oct 28 – Jesus Heals a Man Possessed
             by a Legion of Demons
             The Unraveling of the Mind
             –   Mark 5:1-20
Nov 4 – NO CLASS  (Charge Conference)

FROM HERE we begin a new Advent Study by Adam Hamilton:  The Incarnation (beginning Nov. 11) books $13.25 including shipping, etc.   – unless the class decides on a different Advent Study!  More details will be in the November Friendly Caller!

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM meeting on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173

NEW!  First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS:
World Communion Sunday

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each monthNEXT SERVICE on OCTOBER 1, at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom.  We celebrate WORLD COMMUNION this month!

 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!!)

Breathing Smoke …
Seeking Hope

a time of prayer, reflection, and praise

As wildfires rage, we add to our prayers yet another crisis. Our individual prayers are crucial, but our corporate prayers are needed, too.

On Sept 20 was a special service. Voices from across the Area led us through music, liturgy, and deep breaths amid the fire, smoke, ash, anxiety, and grief of this time. 

You still have the opportunity to offer financial support to disaster response efforts, as you see images of our earlier commitments to be good stewards of the earth and our current efforts to love our neighbors.  

The “Breathing Smoke…Seeking Hope” worship service is still available through YouTube. (click on the link)

PNW Annual Conference

Last week was our (virtual) Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the UMC.
There will be a full report of what we experienced there. But, if you’d still like to read Bishop Elaine Stanovsky’s address(es):
These were posted prior to the virtual webinar-style conference, and are still there if you’d like to read them (click on the part you want to read here: )
Part 1 – COVID-19 Notice #8
Part 2 – Becoming Anti-Racist – Dismantling Racism
Part 3 – The United or Untied Methodist Church – shaping the future of the Church?

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

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

(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!

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.

Worship for Sept 20, ’20

Welcome 

            Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prelude and Opening Prayer

      A Prayer of Pope Francis

Fresh as the morning by Tony Alonso
© 2014 GIA Publications, Inc  CCLI#1396720
Song sung by Andrea LaBlanc

Call to Worship

             Led by Mark Fredericksen

                 You can follow the words to this Call and the Opening Prayer,
                 below this video window.

         One:    Remember this: God is always generous
                     and God is always fair.
         All:     We will remember!
         One:    Remember this: 
                     God will give us more than we deserve.
         All:     We will remember!
         One:    Remember this: 
                     God will give others more
                     than they deserve.
         All:     We will remember!

Hymn

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

Sung by Tessera – Sing with them! Words are on the screen.

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 Sermon

                 “Highlighting the Scripture”                                    

New Testament Reading

            Matthew 20:1-18
            Read by Mark Fredericksen

 Sermon

             “Too Generous”  – Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

                God is so Good  –  #2056 in The Faith We Sing

Traditional Words and Music,
Played by Kaleb Brasee on his YouTube Channel

Prayers of the People

Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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

  • TODAY! – 4:00 PM – Join our Annual Conference for a Special Service
     “Breathing Smoke, Seeking Hope”
  • Tuesday– 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Tuesday – FRIENDLY CALLER DEADLINE!
  • Thursday – 6:00 PM – Care Committee
  • Friday – 3:30 PM – Casserole Making
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)

A Prayer for the Offering

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 (in an envelope, please) 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!

                Heal the World with Andrea LaBlanc and Friends

Words and Music by Michael Jackson, 1991  CCLI# 1396720
Singers:  Andrea LaBlanc, Stephanie LaBlanc and Jana Partee
Keyboard: Andrea; also her YouTube Channel

Closing Prayer

            On your own

May your loving spirit warm us,
breathe new life into us,
and free us 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 Blessing (Zimbabwe)   

Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.
Words and Music by Christopher Joel Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick
 © 2020 Capitol CMG Publishing/Sony/ATV
Edited and directed by Dicomm McCann.
Brought to you by Sasai TeamTalk

God bless you and keep you.
The Lord turn his face toward you,
and be gracious unto you.
and give you peace. Amen.

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • TODAY! – 4:00 PM – Join our Annual Conference for a Special Service
     “Breathing Smoke, Seeking Hope”
  • TUESDAY – OCTOBER FRIENDLY CALLER (newsletter) DEADLINE!!
  • Tuesday– 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Thursday – 6:00 PM – Care Committee
  • Friday – 3:30 PM – Casserole Making
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)

Breathing Smoke …
Seeking Hope

a time of prayer, reflection, and praise

Sunday, September 20, at 4 p.m. Pacific time

As wildfires rage, we add to our prayers yet another crisis. Our individual prayers are crucial, but our corporate prayers are needed, too.

Join United Methodists from across the Greater Northwest Area in a time of prayer, reflection, and praise in online worship this Sunday, September 20, at 4 p.m.

Voices from across the Area will lead us through music, liturgy, and deep breaths amid the fire, smoke, ash, anxiety, and grief of this time. You will have the opportunity to offer financial support to disaster response efforts in each annual conference as you see images of our earlier commitments to be good stewards of the earth and our current efforts to love our neighbors.  

The “Breathing Smoke…Seeking Hope” worship service will be available through YouTube premier and Facebook Live. Churches are encouraged to host watch parties on Facebook as the service is broadcast at the times listed above. The video will be available for later viewing, too.

PNW Annual Conference

Last week was our (virtual) Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the UMC

If you’d still like to read Bishop Elaine Stanovsky’s address(es):
These were posted prior to the virtual webinar-style conference, and are still there if you’d like to read them (click on the part you want to read here: )
Part 1 – COVID-19 Notice #8
Part 2 – Becoming Anti-Racist – Dismantling Racism
Part 3 – The United or Untied Methodist Church – shaping the future of the Church?

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

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

(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!

Wednesday Stretch Group is changing

Restorative Stretch is changing what we are doing and the way we are connecting.  We’re excited to be doing more floor/mat exercises plus there will be occasional special sessions such as meditation or tapping.
If you are interested in joining our new format please contact Dianne Stefanini at 360-669-9380 for more information.  (The Zoom link that was posted on this site is no longer valid.) 
Remember:  It’s always too soon to quit so keep finding ways to be active and to stay healthy!

Friendly Caller!

This month’s Friendly Caller (newsletter) should have arrived if you are on our mailing list. If you or someone you know needs to be added to the list, call Valerie at 360-748-7334 to let her know. – You may also view a copy of the FC during the month on the CURRENT EVENTS page of this website!

The next DEADLINE for submitting articles for the NEXT Friendly Caller for October is Sept 22.

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.

Worship for Aug 30, 2020

Welcome

Please use this page as you would any webpage, scrolling down through the order of worship, will bring you to videos along the way! (They aren’t ads, though.) Stop to watch, listen, and enjoy the elements of worship. WELCOME!

Prelude

Come and Find the Quiet Center
– (The Faith We Sing #2128)

Come And Find The Quiet Center Based on the hymn tune Beach Spring
Music by B.F. White – Lyrics by S.E. Murray – Arranged. by Kirk Marcy
Performed by Meadowdale High School’s Choir and Orchestra
Directed by Jeff Horenstein and Nathan Rengstorf
Audio production by Amanda Taylor – Video production by Chris Denton

Call to Worship

Led by Aric Fisher

        You can follow the words to this Call and
the Opening Prayer, below this video window.

Leader:     I was glad when they said to me,
                  let us go to meet the Living God.
People:     This is the day when we rejoice
                 in God’s act of creation.

Leader:     This is our Sabbath, when we rejoice in
                  the resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
People:     We give thanks that once more,
                  God has brought us together in this way,
                  that we might refresh ourselves.

Leader:     Peace to all this day and every day,
                   in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen

Opening Prayer

We reach out to you, God,
       in our believing and in our doubting.
We reach out to you with
       our dreams, our songs, and our listening.
We know you have already reached out to us
       before we even thought about reaching out to you
       so we come to you giving you thanks today.  Amen. 

Opening Hymn

How Majestic is Your Name – The Faith We Sing #2023

Words and Music:  Michael W. Smith;   CCLI #1397620
© 1981 Meadowgreen Music Co.
Video presentation: Ron Cobb 1 (YouTube)
Artists: Studio Musicians, on album:  America’s Favorite Praise and Worship Choruses
Licensed to YouTube by: SME (on behalf of Brentwood Music); LatinAutor – UMPG, Adorando Brazil, Capitol CMG Publishing, LatinAutor, and 3 Music Rights Societies

Children’s Sermon

    “The Stuck Jar”

This is from Children’s Minstry Deals’ YouTube Channel.

Scripture  

Read by Aric Fisher

Romans 12: 9-21
Matthew 16:21-26

      Response:  This is the word of God for the people of God.
                          THANKS BE TO GOD!

 Sermon

  “Self Denial!?       – Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

Where He Leads Me  – United Methodist Hymnal #338

Words: E.W. Blandy, 1890
Music John S. Norris, 1890
in the Public Domain
YouTube Video Presentation by SE Samonte

Prayers of the People

                Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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.

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 (note time change) – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Tuesday –  6:30 PM  – Personnel Committee (SPR/Nominations)
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.   (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)
  • Next Sunday Night – 7:00 PM – Vespers with Holy Communion – via zoom (Please bring your own bread and “wine” to bless together.)

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 (in an envelope, please) 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:

Hallelujah

Composer: Leonard Cohen © 1984 Stranger Music Inc. USA,  CCLI 1397620
Video and Performance by The Musical Mountaineers on their YouTube Channel
performed at Manastash Ridge, near Ellensberg, WA

A Prayer for the Offering
by Pastor Karla

Closing Prayer

            On your own

May your loving spirit warm us,
breathe new life into us,
and free us 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 Blessing (South Africa)

Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.
Words and Music by Christopher Joel Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick © 2020 Capitol CMG Publishing/Sony/ATV Creative Director and Producer: Donna Mathews Editor – Nick Lear Mixer – Graeme Duffin Logo Design: Ryan Botha Jericho Hendricks – Keys Barbara-Marie – Violin Xhosa Translation – Minah Koela and Nontando Shelby Mtsamayi

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

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • Tuesday – “Coffee Hour” 10:00 AM – See notice below for link. – note time change!
  • Tuesday – Personnel Committee 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday Stretch is being revamped! Call Dianne S. to learn more and discuss.
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone, you know.)

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

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

(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!

Wednesday Stretch Group is changing

Restorative Stretch is changing what we are doing and the way we are connecting.  We’re excited to be doing more floor/mat exercises plus there will be occasional special sessions such as meditation or tapping.
If you are interested in joining our new format please contact Dianne Stefanini at 360-669-9380 for more information.  (The Zoom link that we’ve been posting on this site is no longer valid.) 
Remember:  It’s always too soon to quit so keep finding ways to be active and to stay healthy!

Friendly Caller!

This month’s Friendly Caller (newsletter) should have arrived if you are on our mailing list. If you or someone you know needs to be added to the list, call Valerie at 360-748-7334 to let her know. – You may also view a copy of the FC during the month on the CURRENT EVENTS page of this website!

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.

Take the Census!

This is an important event and will make a difference in how federal dollars are used to support special services in our area for the next decade!   Take the census, if your haven’t already, and be sure to remind your neighbors to take it, too!  It’s not too late!

For more info go to:  https://2020census.gov/

Worship for July 12, 2020

Prelude

Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross                          

Words:  Fanny J. Crosby, 1869
Music:  William H. Doane, 1869
Singer: Simon Khorolskiy (link to his YouTube Video)
Violin: Katie Gayduchik

In English:
Jesus, keep me near the cross, There a precious fountain,
Free to all—a healing stream, Flows from Calvary’s mountain.
In the cross, in the cross, Be my glory ever;
Till my raptured soul shall find rest beyond the river.

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

Read the Call to Worship and Opening Prayer on your own,
or follow as you listen as Mark Fredericksen reads these on the video.

Psalm 119:105-112

Opening Prayer

God who is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in the time of trouble,
   May we see your presence in our lives day to day,

hour to hour, making us receptive to your spirit,
guiding us with opportunities to serve you in doing good.
  In this time of worship, prepare our hearts for the days to come.
 In your holy name we pray.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

I Need Thee Every Hour UM Hymnal #397

Words: Annie S. Hawks, 1872
Music: Robert Lowry, 1873
Linked to the YouTube video of Caleb Brasee

Children’s Story

If I Were a Mouse… by Karma Wilson

By Karma Wilson, illustrated by Marsela Hajdinjak-Krec
text and illustrations ©2010 by each respectively.  Zondervan Books.
The Song “If I were a Butterfly” is by Brian M. Howard © Mission Hills Music.
It has lots more verses! Look them up at www.ButterflySong.com

Scripture:  

     Romans 8:1-2
     Matthew 13:1-9, 8-23

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

Sermon

   “A Generous Harvest”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

Lord, let my heart be good soil

(Words are in video, so sing along, as you can!)

Handt Hanson, 1950 
by permission CCLI #1397620
© 1985 Prince of Peace Publishing, Changing Church, Inc.
YouTube video: Tom Ekstrand

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.

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:

Down to the River to Pray

Virtual choir organized and recorded by Tiffany Goodrick.
While it is hard to pinpoint the exact origins of the song, “Down to the River to Pray” has been referred to as a -hymn, a spiritual and an Appalachian song. Some believe it was a Native American Tribal song that was adapted to include Christian lyrics. The written form is sometimes attributed to George H. Allan.  It was popularized again in 2020 by the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

 Dedicating your Offering:

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 – 6:30 PM – “Unraveled” Bible Study – this week: “Encouraging Israel to Plant Gardens & Build Houses in Exile: When Dreams unravel”
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. Surprise!  You’ll see some new faces in worship!

Hymn

  You are the Seed UM Hymnal #583
(words differ slightly on video)

Text and Tune Copyright 1979 Ediciones Paulinas, Admin. OCP Publications
YouTube video and performance:  Matthew Bruneoehler
CCLI#1397620

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 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:

  • 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: “By the Rivers of Babylon: unraveled dreams”
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.

New! REIMAGINING GROUP
chosen by the Church Council

Our first meeting was Saturday, July 11. They have begun plans for reopening in-person worship when the opportunity arrives. (That is, when the new cases of COVID-19 have subsided enough to be safe. So it is still months away.) Our conference has given guidelines and we need to fill in some of the details of when, where, how and by what safety and sanitation rules will we 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. It will be a few weeks before the next meeting, but the committee is working on the details in the meanwhile.

Just be aware that this will be a “new normal,” not the gatherings that we have come to love as they were. Most likely, we will begin worshipping in Boadway Hall, as sanitation is easier to accomplish on plastic than with the wood in the sanctuary. 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 the stretch group, and a link to the ZOOM gathering, AT THIS PAGE – Click on it: CURRENT EVENTS!

Wednesdays –
Bible Study: UNRAVELED

From “A Sanctified Art”

   Feeling a little “unraveled” by the happenings in the world?  Or unsettled and un-anchored without a spiritual support through Bible Study?  You are not alone!  “UNRAVELED” is a Bible Study that deals with 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: “In Exile, Plant Gardens, Build Houses: When Dreams unravel” (Jeremiah 29:1-7)

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 are independent of the others, without loss of continuity if you join now – So join as you can!  Printed copies of the study guide are available outside the church office.  The links to the ZOOM study for Wednesday at 6:30 are below.

The links to the ZOOM study are: for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/94897642352   
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,94897642352# US (Tacoma) or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 948 9764 2352 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

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.

Worship for Apr 26, 2020

Welcome

Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Call to Worship

Dr. Mark Fredericksen

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: Day of Arising 

Words:  Susan Palo Cherwien © 1996; admin. Augsburg Fortress. CCLI #1397620
Music:  Gaelic melody, Bunessan (Morning Has Broken)

Sing along! Words are beneath the video.

Choir Anthem: Because He Lives (Amen)

Sung by West Coast Baptist Choir (credits on screen)

Scripture:   Luke 24:13-35

     You may open a Bible and read the scripture, or you may watch and listen to this video of the scriptures read and enacted.

Sermon

   “Why the Suffering?”  Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory

   While you are listening to the “offertory” music on the video below, here is a moment to remember the work of the church, and to determine what you give back to God through the church.  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.  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 a monthly amount.

Here’s the offertory music:

From the debut album 'Homeward' by Celtic Worship, Available from: http://www.celticworship.co.uk

Prayer of Dedication:

Closing Hymn

The Day of Resurrection UM Hymnal #303, (words on video)

Words:  John of Damascus, trans. John Mason Neale, 1862
Music:  Henry T. Smart, 1835  
Arr. By Shelton Love, from Beckenhorst Press

Announcements

Please note the announcements that are at the end of this service. And especially that the “Pastor Chat” time is changed!!

Closing Prayer

Postlude

Every Morning is Easter Morning

   Sung by The Augustana Chorister & Cherub Choirs

Words & Music:  Avery & Marsh   CCLI #1397620
© 1972 Hope Publishing Co. 

Go in Peace to love and serve.

Announcements / “Soundbites

Church Directory Updates

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

If your birthdate has not been listed in the Friendly Caller, let us know so we can celebrate you. We would also like to know if you have family members who have grown and left (or have moved back) home as well as any other significant changes.  Sometimes, the only person to tell us about these changes is you!

Contact the church office email address (preferably) or phone 360-748-7334 between 10 AM – 1 PM T-W-Th.

Box Tops for Education – a fundraiser for our church

UPDATE! You may have seen some changes to the Box Tops on General Mills products. There is a new, additional method for submitting them.  Using a smart phone, you can scan your sales receipt and earnings are instantly credited to the church’s account.  Details are available at btfe.com or boxtops4education.com or contact Erica Norquist if you need help or have questions.

We can still use the traditional box tops which have an expiration date.  As long as the company keeps printing and we have un-expired, “clippable” box tops, our collections will be submitted in February and October each year.

Pastor Chat – Tuesdays 1:00 PM

NOTE: THE TIME CHANGE!! (Pastor Karla has a stream of District Committee on Ministry meetings on zoom over the next few weeks at… guess what time they chose? 10 AM. Thus the need for a change of time. I hope you can all still make it at 1:00!

To join the ZOOM (live) chat follow the Link!

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share you joys and concerns, and pray together! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! To join the chat follow this link. (Don’t be afraid…) For alternative ways to join click the next one! Everyone can come! More info: PASTOR CHAT POST

Offerings and Contributions

You may now make a contribution by using PayPal or a credit card using the Link to our donation page: DONATIONS. There is an opportunity to designate a portion of your check to a specific fund, by making a notation, if you like.

Checks mailed to CUMC at P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, Wa, 98532 are, as always, also welcome!

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

BISHOP’S WEBINAR –

Each week during the COVID-19 crisis, on Wednesdays at 9 AM, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has a webinar for clergy and laity. This Wednesday’s Webinar is “Stewardship in the Age of COVID-19 and 5 tips for Managing Church Budget During the Crisis.” She has a different topic for church leaders each week, with a panel of experts to present and answer questions. For more information or to Register click here.

NOTICE: Extension of Bishop’s directive

  • The Bishop has again extended the suspension of in-person worship and closure of all buildings through May 30. This date may be reconsidered as circumstances change – an ongoing challenge for us all!

This Week:

  • Today! – HAPPY THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER!!
  • Tuesday – Pastor Chat, 1:00 PM – See notice above for links to ZOOM
  • Wednesday – The Bishop’s Webinar on “Stewardship during the Age of COVID-19…”, 9 AM