Worship for Oct 11, ’20


            Rev. Karla Fredericksen


      We are not Alone, God is With Us
    by Pepper Choplin                                                           

Words and Music:  Pepper Choplin, © 2005 Harold Flammer Music, a division of Shawnee Press. 
Video by Calvary Piano Tuner – Jerry Proppe, with 70 voice from the SymphoNYChorus of New York
and and The New West Symphony & Chorus of Calgary, Alberta – from their homes.

Call to Worship

      Led by Monica Ferguson
(with Grace Grant)

One:  We are each on a journey,
            a journey of faith.
All:    And we are on the journey together.
One:   Can we trust God on the journey?
All:    We have set out in faith.
One:    We will risk letting go
           and step out on the journey. 
All:   We will look for God’s leading
           as the path unravels. 
           We will trust God on the journey.

Opening Prayer

Great God, we move into this time and space with our sight and sense of smell, with our listening, with our hearts and our minds, so that we may live inside your story.  Help us remember who we are as your children as we celebrate the purpose you give us as your people. Amen. 


      God is Here – United Methodist Hymnal #660
      (Words on the video for you to sing along)

Words: Fred Pratt Green, © 1978 Hope Publishing Co
Music:  “Abbot’s Leigh,” by Cyril V. Taylor, ©1941, renewed 1970 Hope Publishing Co.
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720
Youtube video channel: Daily Hymns

Children’s Sermon

   “10 Commandments and Golden Calf”

Youtube:  Crossroads Kids’ Club/God’s Story

 Scripture Lesson

      Exodus 32:1-14
      Read by Monica Ferguson


      “Our Golden Idols”
      Rev. Karla Fredericksen


    When We Are Living (Pues Si Vivimos) UM Hymnal #143

Words: St. 1 anon. trans. Elise S. Eslinger, 1983;
stanzas 2,3,4 Roberto Escamilla, 1983 trans by George Lockwood, 1987
(based on Rom. 14:8).  Translations ©1989 The United Methodist Publishing House.
Music:  Trad. Spanish melody
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720
Youtube channel: Plymouth United Methodist Church

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 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

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (NOTE:  NEW links at the end of worship)
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel Committee (zoom)
  • Wednesday – 7 PM – Bible Study (zoom)
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property & Finance (Boadway: members)
                        6:30 PM – Church Council (Boadway Hall, members)
  • 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!)


        On Eagle’s Wings – UM Hymnal #143

        (Words for the refrain are below the video window if you want to join in)

Sung by Ellen and Michael Haygood
Words and Music by Michael Joncas, 1979
©1979, 1989 North American Liturgy Resources
CUMC CCLI #1396720
Youtube video by Ellen Haygood

And God will raise you up on eagle’s wings,
            bear you on the breath of dawn,
            make you to shine like the sun,
            And hold you in the palm of God’s hand.

A Prayer at the Offering

Sending Blessing

     Led by Pastor Karla (with Mark Fredericksen)
     (based on Philippians 4:4-9)

Leader:  Rejoice in our God, always!
People:  Again, I say, “Rejoice!”
Leader:  Let your gentleness be known
                to everyone
People:  for God is near.
Leader:  Don’t worry about anything,
                but in a spirit of prayer and thanksgiving
                tell God what’s on your mind.
People:  And may the peace of God –
                which passes all understanding –
                keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Leader:  And finally, my friends in the faith,
                whatever is true, whatever is noble,
                whatever is right, whatever is pure,
                whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
                — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
                – think on these things.
                And what good thing you have heard
                 or received, or seen – 
                 put that into practice. 
                 And the God of peace will be with you.

Closing Prayer

   God of wondrous love and boundless forgiveness,
   We have heard your word to us today in written and spoken words and song.  May that word inspire us toward new paths of service, as we find your ways of peace and community.  Amen.


Postlude on Old 100th – arr. Fred Bock

For those who especially enjoy organ and who remember the “Doxology” that was used for so long after the offering, you’ll enjoy this short creation.

`Music arranged by Fred Bock and played by Jeff Brummel, organist at
Wilshire Baptist, Dallas, Texas. (on WilshireBaptist youtube channel)

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”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (NOTE:  NEW link in article below)
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Wednesday – 7 PM – Bible Study
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance
                         6:30 PM – Church Council
  • 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

All Saints Sunday is November 1

We will celebrate saints in the Sunday morning service, but will also have communion celebrating our own personal saints in the Evening Vespers Service. 

In preparation for the morning service – We will be naming members and close friends of the church who have passed away since last All Saints.  Please email names of any you believe should be included to Pastor Karla.

In preparation for the Vespers be sure to find a few candles to have on hand (birthday size, tapers, other – even electric!)  These we will use for you to light in your own remembrance of “those who have gone before us.”   Zoom Link is below.

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 (This is the NEW link)

(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 and more links: “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.