Worship for Jan 17, ’21

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.


      The Summons
     The Faith We Sing #2130

Words:  John Bell, ©1987, The Iona Community
Music: (Kelvingrove) traditional Scottish   
Album: John L. Bell – God Never Sleeps
Sung by The Cathedral Singers, conducted by John L. Bell

Welcome and Call to Worship

Pastor Karla

Opening Prayer

We thank you, O God,
for calling us into your
church to be your people.
We have gathered,
God of grace and wisdom,
because we have
 heard your call. 
You have reached out to
 us in Jesus Christ,
you have touched us with your Spirit;
and we have turned toward you,
seeking to love as we have been loved. 

We call upon your holy name: 
empower us to worship and serve you,
 walking gently on this earth,
 through the grace of Jesus Christ.  Amen.


      Here I Am, Lord
      United Methodist Hymnal #593

Text and music by Dan Schutte © 1981
OCP Music lyric video
Licensed to Youtube by: The Orchard Music (on behalf of OCP); Hexacorp (music publishing), BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., and 5 Music Rights Societies
CCLI #1397620

Children’s Message

      “Hear, See, Feel, Follow”
      Marin Miller

Thanks to Marin for sharing her wonderful
children’s messages on her youtube channel

Scripture Lessons

     John 1:35-46
     Read by Mary Dahlstrom

     Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
     People: Thanks be to God!


     “Come and See”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People


 Prayers of Gratitude
 Prayers of Concern

 The Lord’s Prayer

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-payer and set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)


Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore
UM Hymnal #344 – Sing along if you like!

          (translation differs on the video)

Sung by Colin and Mark Nelson
Video:  Heart of God
Words and Music:  Cecareo Gabarain, 1979
©1979 (Spanish) Ediciones Paulinas
This translation: unknown
CCLI #1397620

Dedication Prayer for Offering

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

Previewing Announcements


        Go with dreams filling your heads,
        and courage surging through your soul.
        Go to live out the unity we seek.
        Go to live the equality we share.
        Go in the power of the Spirit of God.
        Keep firm in the hope God has set before us,
        that we, and all God’s children, shall be free,
        and the whole earth will live to praise God’s name.

Postlude/Closing Hymn

            Pass it On
            United Methodist Hymnal #572

Lyrics and Music: Kurt Kaiser Copyright © 1969 Bud John Songs (ASCAP)
(adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)
CCLI #1397620

It only takes a spark
to get a fire going
And soon all those around
can warm up to its glowing
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it
You spread His love
 to everyone
You want to pass it on

What a wondrous time is spring
when all the trees are budding
The birds begin to sing,
the flowers start their blooming
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it
You want to sing,
it’s fresh like spring
You want to pass it on

 I wish for you, my friend,
 this happiness that I’ve found
You can depend on Him
It matters not where you’re bound
 I’ll shout it from the mountain top
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on

…I’ll shout it from the mountain top
 I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me I want to pass it on

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 11-4
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours (Valerie)
  • Wednesday – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM Property & Finance Committee – zoom connections will be sent
  • Thursday – 6:30 PM Church Council – zoom connections will be sent
    Visitors welcome in zoom – check with Valerie or Karla for connection.
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!

Bishop’s Pastoral Letter, Jan 15

Here is a link to the letter our Bishop sent out this week:

PLEDGE CARD for 2021 year, please do so this week!

If you have lost the pledge card sent to you in December, just send the following on any sheet of paper, or in an email:

Amount estimated for your giving $ ___________ for the year, monthly, or weekly (choose one)
Include any additional info or comments

Also if an address, email, phone etc. has changed, you could include that in your email to chehalisumc@rainierconnect.com.
Or you can send a paper pledge to Chehalis UMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA 98532, ATTN: Financial Secretary
(This is also the address to which you may send checks.)


A FREE online version of the Upper Room is available, click this link: The Upper Room. This is available to us because our church subscribes and gets hard copies of the booklets. These are available at the church building. If for some reason you haven’t gotten one yet, or prefer to get the online version, then use the link above.

“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

We’ve begun a new study “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we 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 don’t have a book there may be one in the church office to borrow – check in before next class!

Preparing for each week:

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.

        ZOOM LINK: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
See CURRENT EVENTS for additional methods of connecting.

WEEKLY at Chehalis UMC:

Sundays Worship at your own time – http://chehalisumc.org             
      On the welcome/opening page find the link to the worship for
      that Sunday and click on it (available after Sunday, as well.)

Tuesdays – 10 AM “Coffee Hour” – bring a cup and/or snack, and
zoom in at https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522. More ways to connect, with or without internet, are on this website under CURRENT EVENTS.

Wednesdays –  6:30-7:30 PM – Bible Study (see article below) https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 More ways to connect, with or without internet, are on this website under CURRENT EVENTS.