Worship for Jan 31, ’21

Prelude

No One Ever Cared
For Me Like Jesus

Artist & Youtube channel:  Steffany Gretzinger
Composers: Jason Ingram, Dante Bowe, Chandler Moore
℗ 2020 Provident Label Group LLC, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment

Welcome and Call to Worship

Welcome!
Come and experience the
beauty of God.
Come and experience the God who knows us inside and out.
Experience God’s truth breaking through around us,
God’s kindness in one another,
God’s call to be disciples of Jesus.
Come, let us worship God together!

Hymn

Words:  Ancient Irish; translated by Mary E. Byrne, 1905
Music:  Traditional Irish Melody
Performed by students of Fountainview Academy in British Columbia
Video: Fountainview Academy

      Be Thou My Vision
      -UM Hymnal #451

Be thou my vision,
O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me
save that thou art.
Thou my best thought,
by day or by night,
waking or sleeping,
thy presence my light.

High King of heaven,
my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys,
O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Children’s Message

      “So Upset”
      Marin Miller

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

Gospel Lesson

Mark 1:21-28
Reader: Mark Fredericksen

     The word of God
     for the People of God
     Thanks be to God!

A Narrative Sermon

By Rev. Karla Fredericksen
     “Be Quiet.”

A Poem/Prayer

      By Cheryl Kristolaitis
      “I have been named too
    long as unclean, Lord”

Hymn

Youtube:  ykmusicministry
Words and Music:  Ken Medema
© 1973 Hope Publishing Co.   CCLI: #1397620

   Lord, Listen to
   Your Children Praying
   – The Faith We Sing

   #2193

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.

Offering:

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!

            Be Still and Know – Bell
                  Sung by the Cathedral Singers

This song composed and conducted by John L. Bell is sung by
the Cathedral Singers from the Iona Community      
© 1995 GIA Publications, Inc.

Dedication Prayer for Offering

(The video contains
this prayer
and the announcements
and Benediction 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

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
  • Wednesday – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Next Sunday (Feb 7) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!
  • Next Sunday 7-7:30 pm – Vespers with Communion

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
        – Besig and Price

Words and Music by Don Besig and Nancy Price
Video created at Grace United Church of Christ: Culver, Indiana
CCLI #1397620

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy!
Thanks be to God!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

THE UPPER ROOM

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 either for temporary use, or all the time during the pandemic.

“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. Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Join Zoom Meeting –
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522

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 have 2 weeks left of this 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.

Preparing for each week:

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.

First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each monthNEXT SERVICE on February 7 at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom . 

 One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage!   

Zoom links:  for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756   One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma)  or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)