Worship for Feb 7, ’21

Prelude

Over the Rainbow music written by Harold E. Arlen in 1939;
Simple Gifts written by Joseph Brackett in 1848.
Arrangement: Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Video produced by Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart
Performance: Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studio

Welcome and Call to Worship

This video has the Call to Worship & the opening prayer that is below

(Based on Isaiah 40)
Have you not known? 
Have you not heard?
Have you not heard that
God is with us today?
Have you not heard that
God is with us all the time?
Have you not heard that
God is in the snow,
the rain, the ice,
 the trees that are bare,
the wind?
Have you not heard that God is with us when we laugh,
    when we cry, when we sleep, and when we are awake?
Have you not known? 
Have you not heard that God is with us when we are alone
       and when we are with friends?
Have you not known these things?

Prayer

God of all mercy,
Give us grace to make a fresh start today and every day.
We know we have not loved you with our whole heart,
   nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
As we hope to be forgiven, teach us also to forgive;
   and lead us forward in a new life where neither
grudges nor resentment have a part; 
  where pain and sadness no longer hold us;
  and where joy revisits us again and again.
O God, we have seen and we have heard – you are forever with us!
You are with us wherever we go in all the journeys of our life.
 Thanks be to you, our God of faithfulness!  Amen

Hymn

      In the Midst of New Dimensions
      – The Faith We Sing #2238
      (Words and Music are on the video)

Words and Music: Julian B. Rush © 1994 JBR
CCLI #1397620
Performance: The Overbrook Quartet with Dr. Christopher Gage, organ
Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia on COVID Hymns youtube channel

Children’s Message

      “Who never gets tired?”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture Lesson

Mark 1:29-39
Reader:
Mark Fredericksen

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

Sermon

By Rev. Karla Fredericksen
     “Have you not seen… ?”

Hymn

   On Eagles Wings
– United Methodist Hymnal #
143
   (all words are on the video)

Words and Music:  Michael Joncas
© 1979, 1989 North American Liturgy Resources
CCLI: #1397620
Performing artists: Walkers to Heaven
Lyric video: francislimsj

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!
It’s a hymn – you can sing along, too!

            May You Run and Not be Weary
            The Faith We Sing #2281

Words and Music:  Paul Murakami and Handt Hanson
©1991 Changing Church Forum
Chehalis UM’s CCLI #1397620

Offering Dedication

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

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

THIS WEEK:

  • TONIGHT! – 7-7:30 PM – Vespers with Communion
  • 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
Chehalis UMC’s CCLI #1397620

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

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service – TONIGHT!

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month TONIGHT, 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!!)

Wednesday Night Bible Study
6:30-7:30 pm

We are finishing our 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 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria) THIS IS THE LAST WEEK WE WILL USE THIS BOOK. (Though for a “preview” of the next segment, you could read chapter 6, along with the Palm Sunday chapter in the next book (below).

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

This book follows the Gospel of Mark rendering of the Last Week of Jesus’ life (and death and life), in a day-by account of that Final Week, which takes place in Jerusalem – starting with Palm Sunday. Please read the preface and First Chapter before the Feb 17 session.

The Book is available on Amazon – used books are around $8 including the shipping.

Since Feb 17 is actually ASH WEDNESDAY – We will also have a few moments to acknowledge the day, and impose ashes. Those who come for this portion, are invited to stay to begin the Bible Study with us, but are also welcome to leave to other activities as they feel led.

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM BIBLE STUDY on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share if there is a video, so calling in without video gives you less advantage, though you could still hear the video, and would be welcome to listen in. 
Additional ways to connect:
One tap mobile +12532158782,,93573921173# US (Tacoma)
Dial on any regular phone (landline) +1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma), then enter when prompted: Meeting ID: 935 7392 1173

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” – Tuesdays 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