Worship for Nov 8, ’20


          Rev. Karla Fredericksen


            Come, Now is the Time to Worship – Doerksen

Thanks to Andrea LaBlanc for letting us use her videos for our worship
Come, Now is the Time to Worship
Words and Music:  Brian Doerksen
©1998 Vineyard Songs  

Come, now is the time to worship
Come, now is the time to give your heart
Come, just as you are to worship
Come, just as you are before your God  (Come…)

One day every tongue will confess you are God
One day every knee will bow
Still the greatest treasure remains
for those who gladly choose you now.
Willingly we choose to surrender our lives
Willingly our knees will bow
With all our hearts and mind and strength,
we gladly choose you now.

            By Brian Doerksen
            © Vineyard Songs
            CCLI #1396720 

Call to Worship

      Led by Mark Fredericksen

 One:  The whole world is
           God’s house, and
           you are invited to
           worship God. 
           Are you ready?
All:    Yes!  We are ready!

One: God asks us to turn
            away from other
           gods that grasp for
           our attention – wealth, 
           popularity, power –
           and serve God alone.
           Are you ready?
All:    Yes!  We are ready!

One: God wants us to
           help make justice
         roll down like waters,                               
           and righteousness
           like an ever-flowing
           Are you ready?
All:    Yes!  We are ready!

One:   We are called to
            make a place for
            Jesus in our hearts
            and in our world,
            and to follow
            where he leads us.
           Are you ready?
All:    Yes!  We are ready!

One:   Let us worship God!

Opening Prayer


        On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand 
        – United Methodist Hymnal #724

      (Some words and music, are
      in the video window)

Video by the Acappela Company
Words:  Samuel Stennett, 1787
Music:  The Southern Harmony, 1835

Children’s Sermon

      “Can’t Run Away from God’s Love”

Thanks to YouTube’s Marin Miller
The Runaway Bunny
By Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Clement Hurd
© 1942 Harper

 Scripture Lesson

      Joshua 3:1-5, 14-17
      Read by Mark Fredericksen


      “Deep River”
      Rev. Karla Fredericksen


    Deep River – sung by Mahalia Jackson

Provided to Youtube by Sony Music Entertainment
℗ Originally released 1964. All rights reserved by Columbia Records,
a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Piano: Harpo Marx;  Arranger: Marty Paich
Deep River lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Carl Fischer, LLC
Songwriters: Traditional / Heinz Sauer
CCLI #1396720

Oh don’t you want to go
To that gospel feast
That promised land
Where all is peace

Walk into heaven
and take my seat
and cast my crown
at Jesus feet

Deep River
My home is over Jordon
Deep River
Lord I wanna cross over into campground

Remembering Those Who Serve

A Remembrance Affirmation

We believe God
made this world
God loves this world,
God lives in this world.

We believe God holds it
and cradles it in loving hands:
holding its pain, caring
for every memory of
every person in conflict.

We believe God loves each human being
on every side of every struggle,
who has given of themselves,
even to death, for their friends and family
and for love of country.

We believe violence breaks God’s heart;
bullets tear through God’s intent;
and war opposes God’s love.But we believe love lives longer than hatred;
God’s love longer than anger;
hope burns away at despair;
God calls to us from the violence,
and we can work in love for a better world.
So may it be.   Amen.

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.


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 of this website 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!)


Bell Trio

     Fairest Lord Jesus

Ringers: Left to right: Carmen Van Tuyl, Jill Page, Kim Amrine
Chehalis United Methodist Church
Fairest Lord Jesus,
music composed by Schlesische Volkslieder,
1842 words were by Munster Gesangbuch, 1677,
and translated into English in 1873 by Joseph August Seiss.


Fairest Lord Jesus,  ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish,  thee will I honor,
thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
 Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Offering Prayer

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
  • Wednesday – A “Secret” – to honor someone…
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – ADVENT STUDY BEGINS!
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, to volunteer to videotape the readings)



            I Am Bound for the Promised Land  – Stennett

Video:  BlindPigandtheAcorn, 2010
Words:  Samuel Stennett, 1787
Music:  The Southern Harmony, 1835

  Go and be the church
and know that God is with you!


Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

(See articles below for details)

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • Wednesday – A “Secret” – to honor someone…
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – ADVENT STUDY BEGINS!
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is online – A Bell Solo will be played by Jean Long.

Bible Study begins again
with Advent Study!

Begins Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 PM – THIS WEEK!

This Wednesday is when we begin a new Advent Study by Adam Hamilton:  The Incarnation will be on Nov 11, 18, and Dec 2, 9, 16. We will be screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented.

If you want your own copy of the book, you may buy one for $13.25 including shipping, etc. from Pastor Karla. They are “first come, first served” in the church office. Please leave payment as you pick up a book. Books may also be ordered through Cokesbury and other outlets, if we run out. At this moment (Saturday night) there is only a couple of them left!

There are 5 weeks of lessons in the book. That’s why we are starting early (Advent actually begins on November 29). We won’t meet on Thanksgiving week, or on Dec. 23, however.

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM class on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share the video with Adam Hamilton, so calling in without video is not advised (though you could still hear the video).

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

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 and more links: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!


ADVENT STUDY “INCARNATION”- Nov 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16

THANKSGIVING! Celebrated in Worship on Nov 22 – With a Bell Trio by Kathy Westergard, Jean Long and Scott Knapp

“Hanging of the Greens Service” on November 29 (Be sure to thank Barb and Dianne)

CHRISTMAS EVE OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT – This could be a VERY short one depending on weather, right? But in the VERY least (EVEN if there’s snow, if not too much) we will light candles and sing “Silent Night”!