Worship for Oct 4, ’20


   Rev. Karla Fredericksen


Amazing Grace (a world view)

Click below to view the music – it’s worth it!
(credits are on the video)

Sublime Gracia en Varios Paises

Wow! 50 países afectados por COVID se unen cantando el hermoso himno "Sublime Gracia". Credito pertenece a The Normal Christian Life.

Posted by Pastor Victor Tiburcio on Friday, May 29, 2020

Call to Worship

              Led by Mark Fredericksen, and Pastor Karla

Leader 1:  God’s love unites all people from
                     around the world in one family.
Leader 2:  On behalf of the peoples
                     throughout the Pacific
                     we say in Maori, “Kiaora.”
People:          Kiaora.

Leader 1:  God has given to us all some loving rules
                     to guide us in getting
                     along as one family.
Leader 2:  On behalf of the peoples of Africa,
                      we say in Swahili, “Karibu.”
People:         Karibu.

Leader 1:  God’s rules are sweeter than
                     the purest honey,
                     and our life is sweeter
                     when we follow them.
Leader 2:  On behalf of the peoples of Europe,
                 we say in German “Willkommen.”
People:         Willkommen.

Leader1:  On this World Communion Sunday,
                     we gather to share symbolically in
                     a holy meal with other Christians
                     all around the world.

Leader 2:  On behalf of the peoples of Asia,
                     we say in mandarin Chinese, “Huanying.”
People:         Huanying.

Leader 1:  So let us worship God,
                     and say to one another:
Leader 2:      “Welcome!”
People:         Welcome!

Opening Prayer

Pastor Karla

Opening Hymn

            One Bread, One Body – United Methodist Hymnal #620
(Words are below the video window.)

Sung by Andrea LaBlanc
Andrea is a United Church Music Director in Canada.
She has prepared many videos of music for her congregation’s virtual worship
and has given us permission to use some of her videos.
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720

REFRAIN: One bread, one body, one Lord of all.
One cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many, throughout the earth.
We are one body in this one Lord.

Gentile or Jew, servant or free
woman or man no more (Refrain)

Many the gifts, many the works.
One in the Lord of all. (Refrain)

Grain for the fields, scattered and grown,
gathered to one, for all. (Refrain)

Children’s Sermon

           “The Grumblometer” – Pastor Karla

Scripture Lesson

        Exodus 16:2-3, 11-17a 19-24, 31
           Read by Mark Fredericksen


         “What is it?”  Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Special Music

              Earth to God by John Rich

Words and Music, and performance by John Rich,
©2020 Rich Records   CCLI #1396720
On a single released Sept 24, John Rich prays this amazing timely prayer
YouTube Presentation:  top trendz
Licensed to YouTube by The Orchard Music (on behalf of Rich Records)

Prayers of the People

Rev. Karla Fredericksen

         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 us 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 the glory forever.

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 (Sunday) – 7:00 PM – Evening Vespers with Communion
  • Monday – 6:30 PM – Missions and Outreach Committee
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom – NOTE: NEW LINK!!
  • 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!)


Baba Yetu (The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili)

The Gospel Choir in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
YouTube: AfricanSolarRise
“Baba Yetu” is essentially the Lord’s Prayer sung in Swahili. The title translated means “Our Father.”
A traditional African song.

Closing Prayer

            (On your own)
   Most Holy God,

As we gather on this world communion Sunday, even though we cannot share the holy meal at this time, this morning, let us feel communion with our brothers and sisters everywhere.   We pray to be filled with your love, shown how to serve, and sent with your blessing.  Amen.


The Blessing (Global Choir) – Elevation Worship

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

May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May God’s grace be upon you.
May God’s face turn toward you,
and give you peace!


Announcements / “Soundbites”


  • TONIGHT (Sunday) – 7:00 PM – Evening Vespers with Communion
  • Monday – 6:30 PM – Missions and Outreach Committee
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom – NOTE: NEW LINK!
  • 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.)

Bible Study to begin again THIS WEEK!

by A Sanctified Art

October on Wednesday nights at 7 PM, beginning Oct. 7  (except Nov. 4) – These will be on ZOOM.


Oct  7 – ThomasWhen the Unimaginable
             Happens  – John 20:19-29
Oct 14 – Moses’ Mother Gives Him Up
– When our plans for our children
              unexpectedly change!

              –  Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10
Oct 21 – Job’s Lament and Loss – Seeking
             understanding when everything has
             Fallen apart.  –  Job 28:12-28
Oct 28 – Jesus Heals a Man Possessed
             by a Legion of Demons
– The Unraveling of the Mind
             –   Mark 5:1-20
Nov 4 – NO CLASS  (Charge Conference)

FROM HERE we begin a new Advent Study by Adam Hamilton:  The Incarnation (beginning Nov. 11). If you want your own copy of the book, you may buy one for $13.25 including shipping, etc. from Pastor Karla  – unless the class decides on a different Advent Study!  More details will be in the November Friendly Caller!

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM meeting on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173

World Communion Sunday

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each monthNEXT SERVICE on OCTOBER 1, at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom.  We celebrate WORLD COMMUNION this month!

 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 cell or 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.

“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.

Join Zoom Meeting

(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!

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.