Worship for Sept 6, 2020


Rev. Karla Fredericksen


Open our Eyes, Lord (#2086 in The Faith We Sing)

Words and Music: Bob Cull, © 1976 Maranatha! Music, admin. By The Copyright Co.
YouTube video:  First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska
Arr. Jack Schrader; Kurt Runestad, conductor; Ariel Merivil, pianist.

Call to Worship     

             Led by Kathy and Zahara Westergard

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

One:   We, who are many,
All:    We are one in Christ.
One:   We, of varying gifts,
All:    We are one in Christ.
One:   We, of different cultures and world views,
All:    We are one in Christ.
One:   We, who offer praise in different ways,
All:    We are one in Christ.
One:   Thanks be to God. 
All:    Hallelujah!

Opening Prayer

Holy One, mold our worship with your tender hands
   so that the words of our mouths and the
whispers of our hearts find their way to you.
So shape our celebration with your gracious touch
   that our prayers find a home with you,
and our songs bring you joy.
Form this service and our lives into an acceptable
offering of thanksgiving and witness.     
In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

   You are My All in All

    Artists – Nicole Nordeman, Walkers to Heaven
    Song by: Dennis Jernigan
    Licensed to YouTube by: [Merlin] Symphonic Distribution (on behalf of New Heaven);
    LatinAutor, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., Audiam (Publishing), UMPI, and 17 Music Rights Societies
    Channel -WorshipVideo

Children’s Sermon

    “The French Fry Tax”

This is from Children’s Minstry Deals’ YouTube Channel

Old Testament Scripture 

      Exodus 1:8-9, 11a, 15-17 and 2:1-10
Read by Kathy Westergard

New Testament Reading

      Matthew 18:18-20
      Read by Kathy Westergard

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


  “When Disobedience becomes Obedience”       – Rev. Karla Fredericksen


Trust and Obey   UM Hymnal #467            

  Accompaniment and video by Kaleb Brasee
  Words:  John H. Sammis, 1887
  Music:  Daniel B. Towner, 1887

Prayers of the People

                Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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

  • TONIGHT!  7:00 Vespers with Communion
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • 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.)

A Prayer for the Offering


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!)


You Raise Me Up         

You Raise Me Up Music by Rolf Løvland,
lyrics by Brendan Graham;
arranged by McKay Crocket;
Sung by BYU Vocal Point
Licensed to YouTube by LatinAutor – PeerMusic, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc.,
UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor, Warner Chappell,

Closing Prayer

            (On your own)

May your loving spirit warm us,
breathe new life into us,
and free us for the work and the joys that are before us! 
May all we say, all that we do,
     all that compels us,
    be inspired by your passion, your love, grace and goodness.  Amen.



Artists: Voices of Lee
Song credits: Solos – Jayliene Bonilla, Coleman Smart, Courtney Grimes, and Jacob Ellison
Produced by Danny Murray “Waymaker” written by Osinachi Okoro
“Made a Way” written by Travis Greene
Arranged by Kadison Beaver and Phil Nitz
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Britt Murray © 2019 Voices of Lee
Video credits: Produced by Inbound Video Pros Post Production by ONE Post House www.inboundvideopros.com www.oneposthouse.com

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! 7:00 PM – Vespers Service with Communion
  • Tuesday – “Coffee Hour” 10:00 AM – See notice below for link. – note time change!
  • 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, Sept 6
EVENING VESPERS with communion

Join Pastor Karla on ZOOM the first Sunday of each month. TONIGHT Sept 6, at 7:00 PM, is our 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.

(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!

Wednesday Stretch Group is changing

Restorative Stretch is changing what we are doing and the way we are connecting.  We’re excited to be doing more floor/mat exercises plus there will be occasional special sessions such as meditation or tapping.
If you are interested in joining our new format please contact Dianne Stefanini at 360-669-9380 for more information.  (The Zoom link that we’ve been posting on this site is no longer valid.) 
Remember:  It’s always too soon to quit so keep finding ways to be active and to stay healthy!

Friendly Caller!

This month’s Friendly Caller (newsletter) should have arrived if you are on our mailing list. If you or someone you know needs to be added to the list, call Valerie at 360-748-7334 to let her know. – You may also view a copy of the FC during the month on the CURRENT EVENTS page of this website!

The next DEADLINE for submitting articles for the NEXT Friendly Caller for October is Sept 22.

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

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.