Worship for August 2, 2020


Welcome to worship with Chehalis United Methodist Church! Click on the arrow to start this and other videos as you come to them. Follow the flow of this page through your worship experience for today. Blessings to you!


No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus

Artist:  Steffany Gretzinger
Composers: Jason Ingram, Dante Bowe, Chandler Moore
℗ 2020 Provident Label Group LLC, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
Released on: 2020-03-27
Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment
YouTube channel: Steffany Gretzinger

Call to Worship     

Led by Mary Dahlstrom

This is the place, and this is the time:
Here and now, God waits to break into our experience
to change our minds,
to change our hearts,
to change our ways,
to help us see the world and the whole of life in a new light,
to fill us with forgiveness, hope, and certainty for the future.
So, Here and now, let us praise God.  AMEN.

Opening Prayer

Children’s Anthem

You Raise Me Up by Løvland and Graham

Music by Rolf Løvland, lyrics by Brendan Graham
Performed by COLOR MUSIC Children’s Choir (Dnipro/Ukraine)
Audio credits: Music arranged, recorded, and produced by Olexandr Petrykov ASPrecords),
sound producer of COLOR MUSIC Choir


Read from your own Bible and/or follow as the scripture is read by Mary Dahlstrom

Genesis 32:22-32; Genesis 33:1-11


   “Wrestling in the Night”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen


Psalm 17:1-7, 15


Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown
UM Hymnal #386 – words are below the video screen

Words:  Charles Wesley, 1742
Traditional Scottish Melody
Video performed and produced by Mack Bailey on his YouTube Channel
Provided to YouTube by CDBaby, on his album: Why I’m Here ℗ 2003 Mack Bailey

Come, O thou Traveler unknown,
whom still I hold, but cannot see!
My company before is gone, and I am left alone with thee.
With thee all night I mean to stay,
and wrestle till the break of day;
with thee all night I mean to stay,
and wrestle till the break of day.

I need not tell thee who I am;  my misery and sin declare.
Thyself hast called me by my name,
look on thy hands and read it there.
But who I ask thee, who art thou?
Tell me thy name and tell me now  (repeat)

Yield to me now, for I am weak, but confident in self despair! 
Speak to my heart, in blessing speak,
be conquered by my instant prayer.
Speak or thou never hence shalt move,
and tell me if thy name is Love.  (repeat)

‘Tis Love! ‘tis Love!  Thou diedst for me,
I hear thy whisper in my heart.
The morning breaks, the shallows flee,
pure, Universal Love though art.
To me, to all, thy mercies move;
thy nature and thy name is Love.  (repeat)

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.

Sharing Announcements

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

  • TONIGHT!7:00 PM – Brief Evening Vespers with Communion – see details and link below
  • Tuesday – 10:00AM (note time change) – Coffee hour – via zoom (links below)
  • Wednesday – 10:00AM – Restorative Stretch Group (on zoom)
  • 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 cell phone to record.)


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!)

A Prayer for the Offering by Pastor Karla

HERE’S Some Offertory Music:

In Christ Alone by Getty and Townsend

Here is our cover version of the ever popular song by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, “In Christ Alone”,
set as a unique male quartet arrangement and shot amidst the beautiful hills of the western ghats in India!
Sung by the Living Stones Quartet from the Kottayam area.
From their YouTube Channel: The Living Stones Quartet LSQ

Closing Prayer

      When others reach out to us in love,
          and we reach out to others,
          we see you face to face, loving God.
          As we see you in the faces of those who minister to and with us,
          may we also see your face in those we are called to serve. Amen.


The Hawaii Blessing

Thank you to Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes for writing “The Blessing.” Mahalo!  
Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.
Video made by worship leaders from 25 churches across all 6 major islands of Hawai‘i. 
The Hawai‘i Blessing was produced by Hawaiian Islands Ministries (HIM)
Executive Producer: Dan Chun / HIM Musical Production,
Mixing and Mastering: Imua Garza / Zeo
Music Audio Editor/Project Coordinator: Chaz Umamoto / Craft Brewz
Music Video Production: Kawika Lopez, Dave and Shayna Kusumoto / 9th Avenue Studios
Production Assistant: Jason Waldrep
First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu CCLI #2055148

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.


Announcements / “Soundbites”


  • TONIGHT! Aug 2 – 7:00 PM – Evening Vespers with Communion.
  • Tuesday – “Coffee Hour” 10:00 AM – See notice below for link. – note time change!
  • (“Unraveled” Bible Study is postponed for the rest of the summer.) 
  • Wednesday – 10:00 AM – Restorative Stretch Group
  • 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.)

First Sunday, tonight, AUG 2 – EVENING VESPERS with communion

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, TONIGHT AUG 2, at 7:00 PM, for a LIVE communion service on zoom.  We will have a short Vespers 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 to your own table!   

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!!)

“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 – note the time change!

(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

SEE THE ARTICLE about the stretch group, and a link to the ZOOM gathering, AT THIS PAGE – Click on it: CURRENT EVENTS!


Our first meeting was Saturday, July 11. We’ve 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. 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!

Bible Study: UNRAVELED is postponed

From “A Sanctified Art”

   NOTE: The remaining lessons in the Unraveled Bible Study (4) are POSTPONED until Fall. As we come back together at that time we’ll finish up the last few lessons, and choose another study with the participants who are there.