Worship for Nov 22, ’20


     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Please scroll down through
this order of worship,
stopping to watch the
videos which will lead
you through it.                       


        For the Beauty of the Earth – Rutter

Words:  Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1864
Music: John Rutter, ©1980, 2015 Oxford University Press,
Sung by Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) choir, Singapore
Youtube:  Elizabeth Thia

Call to Worship

        (based on Psalm 100)
        Led by Jill Page

Make a joyful noise to God all the earth!
Come into God’s presence with singing.

Know that God made us!
We are God’s people, and God is our shepherd.

With thanksgiving, let us enter God’s presence with praise.
God’s love goes on forever – So we make a joyful noise!

           (Everyone, clap, stomp, yell “Yeah God!” – making a joyful noise!)

Are we ready to worship God?
Let us worship with all our bodies, hearts, minds and soul.

Opening Prayer


        Now Thank We All Our God
        – UM Hymnal #102

Words: Martin Rinkart, 1663; translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1858
Music:  Johann Cruger, 1647; harm. Felix Mendelssohn, 1840
Video (youtube): affiliateddesigns868

 Psalm 100 & Children’s Message

    “Thank you, God!” – Marin Miller

Thanks to Marin Miller on her Youtube channel

Anthem – Bell Trio

        O Lord Most Holy – Franck
        Ringers: Kathy Westergard, Scott Knapp, Jean Long
        Pianist: Marie Lantripe

Ringers: Kathy Westergard, Scott Knapp, Jean Long
Chehalis United Methodist Church
Pianist: Marie Lantripe (Centralia UMC)
Music by Cesar Franck, arr. Victor Gumma
(c) 1990 National Music Publishers

A Litany of the Least of These

      Read by Barb Perry, Pat Floyd, Jill Page,
Diane Sibbert and Mary Dahlstrom

Scripture Lesson

      Matthew 25:31-46
      Read by Jill Page


      “When did I see you?”
      Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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. Amen.


Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • 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 (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 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!)


        The Least of These

Thanks again to Andrea LaBlanc and her United Church of Canada choir
Composer/writer: Janet Sullivan Whitaker (c)2000 OCP

Dedication Prayer for Offering

      (The following video contains all the prayers
      and announcements that follow)

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
  • No Advent Study this week.
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!  Stay safe!  Give Thanks!
  • Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is “Hanging of the Greens” Service,
    Special Music by VanTuyl’s daughter in law, Margo Cilker!



          Look at the World – Rutter

Look at the world  – Words and Music by John Rutter
(c) 1996 Oxford University Press
Video: Advent Heralds
Sung by the Advent Heralds Symphony and Singers, of Great Lakes Adventist Academy

God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!


Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

(See articles below for details)

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • No Advent Study this week.
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!  Stay safe!  Give Thanks!
  • Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is “Hanging of the Greens” Service,
    with Special Music by VanTuyl’s daughter in law, Margo Cilker!

No Advent Study this week.

Returns on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 PM – zoom connection below.

December 2, is the third week of the Advent Study by Adam Hamilton: Incarnation. Remaining classes are Dec 2, 9, 16. We are screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented.

There are one or two books left in the church office. They are “first come, first served.” Please leave payment if you have it, as you pick up a book. If you would like to just borrow a book that will be fine, we have extras which will go to the church library when the study is over.

There are 5 weeks of lessons in the book. That’s why we started early (Advent actually begins on November 29). We are not meeting this week for 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 the link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Join Zoom Meeting

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  


ADVENT STUDY “INCARNATION”- Remaining weeks: Dec 2, 9, 16

“HANGING OF THE GREENS” Service on NEXT SUNDAY, November 29 (Be sure to thank all those who are planning it, and participating.)

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 to make driving dangerous) hear the story read, and we will light candles and sing “Silent Night”!