Please feel free to scroll down the page to each section, watching and listening to the videos, pausing as you need to, and joining in the prayers and liturgy aloud or silently.
(We’ve been having some embedding problems on some of our videos, so if a video doesn’t show up and there is just a big blank space where it should be, there is a manual link somewhere below the heading to go directly to YouTube, if you need to. (Hint: if you use this link, you may need to use the BACK ARROW on the browser to come back to this page after you are done with the video. Apologies for inconvenience, AND if there are commercials you need to skip!)
Where are you, Christmas?
– performed by Pentatonix
manual link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXbfEzXn6A
Welcome and Call to Worship
As on a Day of Festival
by Jan Richardson in
“Circle of Grace: Book of Blessings for the Seasons”
manual link (if video does not show up right of the text):
WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP 12-13-2020 – YouTube
“He will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love: he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival.” Zephaniah 3:17-18
the waters of salvation
or garlands of gladness
or call it the loosing
of the chains.
what binds us together:
he will rejoice over you
he will renew you
in his love;
he will exult over you
with loud singing
as on a day
the thin, thin place
where the veil
Or call it this:
the path we make
when we go deep
and deeper still
into the dark
and look behind to see
the way has been lit
by our rejoicing
Joy to the World-
– UM Hymnal #246 (words provided on video)
Manual Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5hj518Iugk
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Reading and Lighting by Stan and Maureen Baker
(with Pastor Karla singing)
Please don’t forget that you are invited to light your own advent candles at home along with our lighting on this screen.
Manual Link: Advent Wreath – week 3 – YouTube
Read by Jean Long
Manual Link: https://youtu.be/9xAF1TiwSnQ
“Joseph was there, too”
Rev. Karla Fredericksen
Manual Link: SERMON: “Joseph was there, too…” – YouTube
While by My Sheep (Joy, Joy, Joy) – arr. Hugo Jungst
Manual Link: (1) While By My Sheep – YouTube
Prayers of the People
Rev. Karla Fredericksen
Manual Link: PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 12-13-2020 – YouTube
Prayers of Concern
Prayers of Gratitude/Thanks
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 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!)
HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!
Carol of the Bells
The Piano Guys
Dedication Prayer for Offering
(The following video contains
This prayer and the announcements
and Benediction that follow)
Manual Link: CLOSING PRAYERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-13-2020 – YouTube
Postlude – You can sing along!
People Look East – arr. Haugen
Manual Link: People Look East.m4v – YouTube
God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!
Announcements / “Soundbites”
(See articles below for details)
- Monday – 6:00 PM – Budget committee
- Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
- Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:45 PM – LAST ONE! Advent Study “Incarnation” – see link below
- Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is the Fourth Sunday of Advent – Magnificat, Love
concludes this week
THIS WEEK on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 PM – zoom connection below.
This week is the LAST WEEK of the Advent Study by Adam Hamilton: Incarnation. No more after this Wednesday. We’ve been are screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented. This week is the “Epilogue” section of teh book, and there is no video!! But there will be a lesson!
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! 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 – This is the NEWEST link!!
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
Christmas Eve Outdoor Candlelight Service:
We plan to gather for a much shorter than usual Christmas Eve Service OUTDOORS. This could be a VERY short one depending on weather, right?
IF THERE IS SNOW, the decision will be made to cancel if it is deemed to be too dangerous for you to drive! Just as would be in more “normal” times. Assuming weather permits a service….
Accompanied by LUMINARIES, in the least, we will…
- Hear the Christmas story read from scripture.
- Hear/hum “Silent Night” and light our candles in the night.
- Wear masks and stand at least 6 feet apart in the middle portion of our parking lot.
- Go to spread (not a virus, but) the news that JESUS IS WITH US!!