Holy Week & Easter – Virtual Worship Opportunities

Here are some things that are coming up for Holy Week!

Go out into your yard or home and find an available “branch” – could be a flower or a small branch, or spring of Rosemary… something symbolic to wave as a “palm” for the service.
Then go to the page for VIRTUAL WORSHIP FOR PALM SUNDAY, April 5 – This link will be up before 11 AM on Sunday Morning!

April 9, 6:30 PM Maundy Thursday Communion

Our Maundy Thursday (No Soup) Communion Worship will not take place at the church building this year, but we’ll still have something like it! 

Eat some soup or other simple meal in your home.  Then, you and your loved ones are invited to join worship, using ZOOM technology at 6:30 PM.  Follow the link to our zoom location and we’ll worship face-to-face.  There’s a catch, though, you bring your own communion elements! – some kind of bread and some juice (grape is nice, but any you have will do).  Your elements will be blessed and we will partake of the blessed meal of Christ together. 

Join at https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/5509088690 – Remember that this is LIVE and you’ll see each other! Dress appropriately!

 7:00 AM  Sunrise Service

Join Pastor Karla in her front yard among the early spring flowers – virtually again, that is!  Join on zoom at 7 AM – you can go outside in your own yard, if you like (with your phone or laptop), or stay inside.  It will be a brief service, but our traditional way of bringing in Easter Day, as if we were near the tomb discovering that it is empty!

https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/5509088690 to join the Sunrise gathering on your computer or smartphone.

Easter Morning Worship with the Bishop

All the UM churches of the Northwest are being invited for a special worship on Easter!  The Bishop will be preaching.  There will be Easter photos and images from around the Northwest, Music from several NW churches. Information about how to join this Worship service will be posted right HERE, and on the WELCOME PAGE by Wednesday of Holy Week.

WHAT’S HAPPENING the next few weeks in WORSHIP?

 DURING THE PANDEMIC VIRUS, WE DO NOT HAVE AN IN-PERSON WORSHIP!  However, we are putting up a Worship Video with a meditation or sermon and some other elements of worship, plus a few written items – suggested songs, prayers, etc.  This is for your use with “in-home” worship.  There will be a link here and on the welcoming page, by 11:00 AM on Sunday for you to access these resources.

                Some previous weeks’ worship will also be left for you to find.

As always, you can look ahead at scriptures we will be using – scroll down a bit more to see the Sunday menus below.

Please stay safe and healthy!  Here we are in the midst of Lent, after the First Sunday of Lent in which scripture told us that Jesus was tempted to throw himself down off the pinnacle of the temple.  Some want to say in these times that “God and his angels will take care of you.”  However, Jesus said, “Don’t tempt the Lord your God.”  Tempting God is throwing ourselves into dangerous situations, expecting God to save us from ourselves.  Instead, God expects us take every precaution to remain in safety.  Wash your hands often, practice social distance, avoid touching your face, especially with unwashed hands, and wash your hands after touching your face.  Don’t “tempt the Lord.”

To get an idea of what you might expect in a “usual” worship service at Chehalis UMC, check out this page:  “Worship: what to expect...”

And HERE is our usual schedule, for your FUTURE USE: When we open the doors of the building again.

      • 11:00AM Sunday – Worship time
      • Faithlink Class is a contemporary topics discussion group, relating current events to Bible and church tradition, etc.  Faithlink class is Sunday 9:30 am
      • Childcare is still provided during worship (through age 5) and during adult class times (through age 8).
      • Kid Zone, age 5 -12,  follows the children’s sermon in worship, Fall through Spring.  
      • If you read the scriptures noted below each Sunday, during the week before, you probably have read ahead of time the scripture being used in worship, and can be better prepared. 




KID ZONE, following children’s sermon

Fellowship time with Beverages – following worship

April 5 – Palm/Passion Sun-VIRTUAL WORSHIP
      • Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
      • Matthew 21:1-11

      • Philippians 2:5-11


April 9 – Maundy Thursday – VIRTUAL WORSHIP (NO Soup)  Virtual Communion will be at 6:30 PM 

FOR THIS NIGHT, WE WILL NOT GATHER FOR SOUP, But for COMMUNION.  You ARE invited to make your own soup or simple supper at home, then at 6:30 join in a “zoom” worship – See more at  HOLY WEEK & EASTER POST.  You’ll need to bring a piece of bread of some sort, and grape juice or another appropriate beverage (other juices work, too).  We will bless it together and remember the meal that Jesus had with his disciples.  

REMEMBER, we may be separated, but we are NOT alone!

      • Exodus 12:1-14
      • Psalm 116:1-2,12-19
      • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
      • John 13:1-17, 31b-35    

April 12 – EASTER SUNDAY  – VIRTUAL WORSHIP                                                              7 AM Sunrise Service,  PLUS!  An online worship with Bishop Elaine Stanovsky!

Go to the HOLY WEEK AND EASTER POST to see more about this and how to view!

      • Jeremiah 31:1-6
      • Acts 10:34-43
      • Colossians 3:1-4
      • Psalm 118:1-2,14-24
      • John 20:1-18
      • Matthew 28:1-10

April 19 – 2nd Sunday of Easter – VIRTUAL WORSHIP

      • Acts 2:14a, 22-32
      • Psalm 16
      • 1 Peter 1:3-9
      • John 20:19-31

April 26 – 3rd Sun of Easter – VIRTUAL WORSHIP

      • Acts 2:14a, 36-41
      • Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
      • 1Peter 1:17-23
      • Luke 24:13-35

May 3 – Good Shepherd Sunday, 4th Sunday of Easter

      • Acts 2:42-47
      • Psalm 23
      • 1 Peter 2:19-25
      • John 10:1-10

May 10 – Mothers’ Day – 5th Sunday of Easter

      • Acts 7:55-60
      • 1 Peter 2:2-10
      • Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
      • John14:1-14

May 17 – 6th Sun of Easter

      • Acts 17:22-31
      • Psalm 66:8-20
      • 1Peter 3:13-22
      • John 14:15-21

May 24 – 7th Sun of Easter – Ascension

      • Acts 1:6-14
      • Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
      • 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
      • John 17:1-11
      • Luke 24:44-53

May 31- Pentecost Sunday

      • Numbers 11:24-30  or Acts 2:1-21
      • Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
      • 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
      • John 7:37-39