Worship for Jan 10, ’21

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

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.


      Thy Holy Wings, O Savior
      Arr. David Ashley White

The Parish Youth Choir of Church Street United Methodist Church singing: Thy Holy Wings, arr. by David Ashley White. Michael Patrick Shortal, Director
Words:  Caroline V. Sandell-Berg 1865; translated by Gracia Grindal, 1983

Welcome and Call to Worship

  Pastor Karla

      Before beginning the video, you are invited to set
      a bowl or clear glass of water in front of you for
      for use during the service.


      Wade in the Water
      A spiritual

A Spiritual; Performers unknown
video by Gina Garcia on Youtube

Children’s Message

      “Fresh and Clean and Ready!”
      Marin Miller

From Marin on her Youtube channel

Scripture Lessons

     Genesis 1:1-5
     Mark 1:4-11
     Read by Mark Fredericksen

Sermon & Baptismal Reaffirmation

     “Refreshing water and Hovering Spirit”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

Prayers for our Nation
Prayers for Individuals
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. 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!)


Down to the River to Pray    

Virtual choir organized and recorded by Tiffany Goodrick
presented on her YouTube Channel. 
The Song is an old American Folksong in the Public Domain.

Dedication Prayer for Offering

     (The following video contains
     This prayer and the announcements
     and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements


Postlude/Closing Hymn

      Baptized in Water
      #2248 in The Faith We Sing

Words: Michael Saward, ©1982 Jubilate Hymns
Music: (Bunessan) Gaelic traditional
Arrangement:  John Barnard
Lyrics, recording and score available from www.Jubilate.co.uk
©2020 Jubilate; video on Jubilate youtube

Go in peace, beloved of the Lord!
Thanks be to God!


Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Tuesday – 11AM-4 PM – Pastor Karla will have usual office hours
  • T-W-Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours (Office Assistant, Valerie)
  • Wednesday – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – NEW!  “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!

“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 –

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  

“The Way” – A Bible Study
by Adam Hamilton

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
starting January 13

This week on WEDNESDAY, January 13, we begin a new study “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we will begin each lesson with a video set in an appropriate place in the Holy Land, and follow Jesus to these places. The focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus, drawing on history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land.

If you haven’t ordered a book yet, there is one that comes with the videos, and you may borrow it – Let Pastor Karla know to reserve it for you – first come, first served!

Preparing for each week:
January 13 – Read the Prologue: John the Baptist and Jesus, AND
      Chapter 1 – Baptism and Temptation
      (Jordan River and the Wilderness)
January 20 – Chapter 2 – The Healing Ministry (Capernaum)
January 27 – Chapter 3 – Proclaiming the Kingdom (The Mountains)
February 3 – Chapter 4 – Calming the Storm (The Sea of Galilee)
February 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria)

Beginning on February 17 we will start our Lenten Study: “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

Will you be vaccinated?


The above article has really good info. about the statistical risks associated with covid infection vs the vaccine.  If you are trying to decide, it might be helpful to read this article in fairly easy to understand terms.  (Link offered to us by Dr. Mark Fredericksen.)