Worship for May 24, 2020

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


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

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


Call to Worship      

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

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn

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

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

Children’s “Storytime”

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

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

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

Psalm 47  “O Clap Your Hands


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


   “Waiting in the Portal”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer


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

We accept:

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

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

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

Prayer of Dedication:

Hymn:  Enviado Soy de Dios

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

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

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

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

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


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

  • Tuesday – 1:00 “Coffee Hour” 1:00 PM – See notice below for links (formerly called Pastor Chat)
  • Wednesday – The Bishop’s Webinar on “Ministry in the New Normal: Our church life beyond the COVID-19 crisis, Part IV” 9:00 AM
  • “Unraveled” Bible Study begins this WEDNESDAY!
  • First Sunday Communion Service, live with each other on zoom, coming June 7, 7PM.

Closing Prayer

Loving God, we thank you for hearing our prayers,
for feeding us with your word and spirit,
and encouraging us in our worship.
Take us and use us to love and serve you, and all people,
in the power of your Spirit, and in the name of Christ. Amen.


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

(Words are found below the video)

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

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



Announcements / “Soundbites



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

Zoom links:
for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756 
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma)
or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

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

   Feeling a little “unraveled” by the happenings in the world?  Or unsettled and un-anchored without a spiritual support through Bible Study?  You are not alone!  “UNRAVELED” is a Bible Study that deals with these questions:  What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on— comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be? In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope—with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed.

   This study explores 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations.  Pastor Karla hopes that you will join her on ZOOM, Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM for about an hour of sharing in this study, beginning on May 27.  A study guide was emailed to all potential participants (can be printed for pick up for those who don’t have the capability of printing at home).  The links to the ZOOM study are:

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

Church Directory Updates

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

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

“Coffee Hour”/ Pastor Chat – Tuesdays 1:00 PM

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

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! (Thus the name change!) To join the chatter follow this link at 1 pm each Tuesday. (Don’t be afraid…) For alternative ways to join click the next link and read! Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  More info: “COFFEE HOUR” POST

Offerings and Contributions
(when no plate is being passed)

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

You may now, also, make a contribution by using the DONATE page on our website, by PayPal or a credit card.  The site gives an opportunity to designate a portion of your check to a specific fund, by making a notation, if you like.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

This Week:

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