Worship for 5-10-2020 – Happy Mothers Day!


John Michael Talbot:  Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come Holy Spirit)

This music will play as the candles are lit in the welcoming video below.

Music, Words and Performance by John Michael Talbot.
UMG (on behalf of EMI); ASCAP, CMRRA, Music Services, Inc. (Publishing), and 3 Music Rights Societies


In this time of “virtual worship” use this order of worship. It starts with a video to lead you through a Call to Worship and prayer (both in print below the video). Please scroll down to follow these and other parts of worship, and join in as you feel comfortable in your own setting.

Call  to Worship      

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Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn

Easter People Raise Your Voices    UM Hymnal #304

A Mother’s Day Litany

Below is a video in which the Litany is recited, you may scroll to follow the words on the screen. (And then scroll back up here to listen the scriptures and sermon on the video, continue scrolling for the rest of the service, as needed.)

A Litany for Mothers Day:  Adapted from GBOD.com (General Board of Discipleship);  and from “Open Letter to Pastors” by Amy  Young in her blog around Mother’s Day 2012


I Kings 19:9-13abc

    John 14:1-6


   “Where do we find God in all of this?”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen


   You Are Mine by David Haas   

Prayers of the People

Pastor Karla will lead you through a prayer for all the people, with a time of silence for you to add your own prayers, and then will lead you in the Lord’s Prayer, followed by the Affirmation of Faith which is also below the video.

The Lord’s Prayer

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Affirmation of Faith

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A Litany for Mothers Day:  Adapted from GBOD.com (General Board of Discipleship);  
and from “Open Letter to Pastors” by Amy  Young in her blog around Mother’s Day 2012


Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic moment in time, please remember the church in your giving.  Take note of several venues to contribute without an offering plate being passed:

We accept:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office during office hours (T-W-Th, 10-1:00)
  • Or you can go to the DONATE page and find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payer and set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

Here’s some offertory music:   

Look at the world      by John Rutter

Sung by the Advent Heralds Symphony and Singers, of Great Lakes Adventist Academy

Prayer of Dedication:

Closing Song

Be Not Afraid By Bob Dufford, SJ For your listening.

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


  • Tuesday – Pastor Chat, 1:00 PM – See notice below for links to ZOOM
  • Wednesday – The Bishop’s Webinar on “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis, Part II” 9:00 AM
  • We are still collecting Box Tops to help fund our children’s programs. (details below)
  • Please send changes and additions for the church directory.
  • Remember that a worship service is up by Sunday Morning (usually by the wee hours of the morning) for you to use at the usual time, or when it best suits your needs.
  • NEW! On Sundays, Pastor Karla will post a “Storytime” for young children on the website and send an email to families with children.
  • The deadline for a “Friendly Caller” is coming up!

A more full description of these items follow after the Closing Response and “Postlude.” Please remember to read the rest of the announcements before leaving this page.

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.


Every Morning is Easter Morning by Avery and Marsh

   Sung by The Augustana Chorister & Cherub Choirs – you can sing along, too! Words underneath.

Words & Music:  Avery & Marsh  (3rd vs. alt words: unknown) © 1972 Hope Publishing Co. CCLI #1397620


Announcements / “Soundbites

Do you want a “Friendly Caller”?? Deadline coming up!

The Friendly Caller (our usual monthly Newsletter) has not been published the past weeks. However, we are busy in ministry! And we want to publish the newsletter to keep you in touch with the church! But we need you to help with the articles, etc. We would like to have any announcements, articles of interest, church jokes, etc., submitted to Valerie at the church email address: chehalisumc@rainierconnect.com as soon a possible! Deadline: Wednesday May 20.

Because our budget suffers during this crisis, we will send any “Soundbites” (weekly or bi-monthly) that we have in the meanwhile by email to all who have email available to them! There are still a few who do not have email, and each will still get a hard copy in the mail of any publications.

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 http://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

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, even by regular landline phone! More info: PASTOR CHAT POST

NEW! “Storytime” for kids!

If any of the children miss being in worship for the children’s sermon and/or the Kid Zone: Well, we can’t come play with them right now, but they can see Pastor Karla reading a story to them! Watch this Sunday afternoon for the first of the stories, when she reads the Book: “On the Night You Were Born” by Nancy Tillman. It’s a great book for kids! In honor of Mothers Day…

For each story we’ll have the video up on the website on Sunday. Since this one is the first, it took till early afternoon to get it recorded and online. We’ll send an email to all the families with kids for which we have addresses. There will also be a link on the first page of the website, each week, as well as the video link here on this page. We hope that the kids ENJOY seeing their pastor and hearing an inspirational book!

Offerings and Contributions

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

You may also 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 donation to a specific fund, by making a notation, if you like.

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

Registration open for ‘New Normal’ webinar May 13

Join us as we continue to explore “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 Crisis, part II.”
For the second installment of this webinar series, we will begin discussing the practical steps and questions churches and ministry settings should be asking as we move toward returning to our facilities.

As per usual, Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky and Alaska Superintendent, Rev. Carlo Rapanut, will help to guide our time of prayer and discussion.

The webinar is anticipated to last up to 90 minutes. Register now for next Wednesday’s Webinar (May 13): https://greaternw.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VdVUvKtwQLC6qYxCJ3yApw.
All these webinars are free, but you must register in advance – then watch your email for a personal unique link.

This Week:

  • Today! – HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!! (Call your mom – or your kids!)
  • Today! – Families with kids look for a “storytime” with Pastor Karla in your email and/or posted on this website (Today’s the first day, so give me till afternoon!)
  • Tuesday – Pastor Chat, 1:00 PM – See notice above for links to ZOOM
  • Wednesday – The Bishop’s Webinar on “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis, Part II,” 9:00 AM
  • NEXT SUNDAYby 10 AM – Worship online again!