Worship – August 16, 2020

Welcoming Words


Lift Every Voice and Sing      (UM Hymnal #519)

Performed by “Committed”
Words:  James Weldon Johnson, 1921
Music:  J. Rosamond Johnson, 1921
© 1921 Edward B. Marks Music Co.,   CCLI #1397620
Licensed to Youtube by:  Entertainment One U.S., LP (on behalf of Mixed Bag Music Group, Llc.); UMPG Publishing, Warner Chappell, and 1 Music Rights Societies
YouTube Channel:  Committedsings – video recorded at Oakwood University

 Call to Worship

           Led by Scott Knapp

        You can follow the words to this call and the Opening Prayer, below this video window.

This is the space, 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 hope, joy and certainty for the future.
Here and now, let us praise God,

Opening Prayer

 Gracious God, Gentle Spirit, Christ Jesus:
We have come to worship today with all of who we are.
Some of us come joy-filled, hopeful and ready to celebrate.
We give thanks that you journey with us in our moments of joy.
Some of us come reflecting on struggles, sorrows, and dreams.
We give thanks that you accompany us in our struggles.
We come with  different feelings,  different thoughts,  different joys,
different struggles, and many uncertainties,
and yet we have all come to this space in our own time
trusting you and ready to worship you.  Amen. 

Opening Hymn

Change My Heart, O God  – United Methodist Hymnal #2152

Words and Music by Eddie Espinoza © 1982 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing – Chehalis UMC CCLI #1397620
Performance:  Maranatha Music
YouTube video:  Easy Worship Resources
Licensed to YouTube by:  UMG (on behalf of Maranatha (MRA)); Music Services, Inc. (Publishing), ASCAP, CMRRA, LatinAutor, and 16 Music Rights Societies

Children’s Storytime

Book:  Am I a Color Too?
– by Heidi Cole and Nancy Vogl, illustrated by Gerald Purnell

Read to you by Pastor Karla


Matthew 15:10-28 – Read by Scott Knapp

      Response:  The word of God for the people of God.
                          THANKS BE TO GOD!


  “From the Inside Out”   Rev. Karla Fredericksen


Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet  –  The Faith We Sing #2020

Words are just below the video window, if you don’t have a songbook.

Playing and leading the singing is Andrea LeBlanc (on her YouTube channel)
Words and Music:  Natalie Sleeth; © 1976 Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet,
praise the lord with the harp and lute,
praise the lord with the gentle-sounding flute. 
praise the lord in the field and forest,
praise the lord in the city square,
praise the lord anytime and anywhere.

Praise the Lord in the wind and sunshine,
praise the Lord in the dark of night,
praise the Lord in the rain or snow or in the morning light,
praise the Lord in the deepest valley,
praise the Lord on the highest hill,
praise the Lord; never let your voice be still.

Praise the Lord with the crashing cymbal,
praise the Lord with the pipe and string,
praise the Lord with the joyful songs you sing. 
Praise the Lord on a weekday morning,
praise the Lord on a Sunday noon,
praise the Lord by the light of sun or moon.

Praise the Lord in the time of sorrow,
praise the Lord in the time of joy,
praise the Lord every moment; nothing let your praise destroy. 
Praise the Lord in the peace and quiet,
praise the Lord in the your work or play,
praise the Lord everywhere in every way!


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. Amen.

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

  • Tuesday – 10:00AM (note time change) – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Wednesday –  10:00AM  – Restorative Stretch Group  (zoom link in article at end)
  • 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 or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)


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 (in an envelope, please) 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:

Amazing Grace                                                                          

Virtual choir is from 50 nations around the world.  

The words to Amazing Grace were written in 1779 by John Newton.  He had been a slave trader and later after his conversion he wrote this confession.  His words were put to a 19th century USA melody, and has been translated into 100’s of languages, including the 5 Native American languages written into the footnotes on page 378 of our United Methodist Hymnal.
YouTube:  The Normal Christian Life
Creator/Director: Nathaniel Oliveri
Musical Score: Mitch Finglas -Whitehorse Studios
See this link for all the credits https://thenormalchristianlife.org/am…

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 Blessing (Australia)

(I like the many native scenes and backgrounds in this video)

Another of the dozens of virtual creations of this song around the world,
over 300 churches in Australia came together to create this video.
Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.
Words and Music by Christopher Joel Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick © 2020 Capitol CMG Publishing/Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC “THE BLESSING AUSTRALIA” © Copyright 2020 WorshipCollective.co/The Blessing Australia Music Produced, Mixed & Mastered and film edited and graded by http://thelakehausstudios.com
YouTube: The Blessing Australia

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”


  • 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.)

“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!

Do you hear what I hear?

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.