Worship for Apr 26, 2020


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.


   “Why the Suffering?”  Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Pastoral Prayer


   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


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

Closing Prayer


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!


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:

  • 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