Worship for March 7, ’21

The Third Sunday of Lent

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.



Carol Ambrogio Wood sings “Serenity,”
from “Seven Songs for Voice and Piano” by Charles Ives.
The text is by John Greenleaf Whittier. The pianist is James Biery.

A Call to Worship & Prayer


Come and Find the Quiet Center
– The Faith We Sing #2128

Words: Shirley Erena Murray, 1989
Music: Traditional American Melody; arr. Jack Schrader
David Myers, Jr., Vocals; Linda Lambrides, Organ
Video: North Yarmouth (Maine) Congregational Church
CUMC’s CCLI #1397620

Children’s message

      “That’s Just Crazy!”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture, Sermon

Scripture Reading by Mary Dahlstrom
Sermon by Rev. Karla Fredericksen
Prayer for Illumination and Confession adapted from prayers
by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Prayers of the People


Deep in Our Hearts – Oldham
      Sung by Andrea LaBlanc

Video produced on her youtube channel.
Song: “Deep in our Hearts” written by John Wesley Oldham.
Words © 1995 by John Wesley Oldham. Music © 1996 Ron Klusmeier, admin. Hope Pub. Co.
(CCLI # 1397620 Chehalis UMC)

For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) – use the dropbox, if needed.
  • On the DONATE page of this website using a debit or credit card, or PayPal. 
  • Bill-payer:  on your bank’s bill-payer set an automatic monthly amount.

Offering Dedication,
Announcements, Closing Blessing



Tonight-7 PM Communion
Tues – 10 AM Coffee Hr.
Wed – 6:30 Bible Study

Next Sun – Worship again!

For LINKS & more info, see the full announcements at end of worship.

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy,!
being followers of Jesus.
Thanks be to God!


Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

Pie in the Sky!
Orders due this week!

Talk About a Win-Win—Order by March 11 (Thursday)

Buy a delicious Remlinger Farms homemade pie and help reduce the church’s deficit!  What could be better?  The pies are double crusted, weigh a full 3 pounds, and can be frozen and taken out when you need a dessert or have a craving.  Tell your family and friends and don’t forget to get your order in by March 11.   Make the check to: Chehalis UMC and note “pies”.

If you miss office hours (T-Th, 10am-1pm), just put your order in the drop box outside of the parking lot entry doors before Thursday 10 AM.

Pies will be available for pickup at the church on Saturday, March 27 at 2 PM.

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 is March 7 at 7 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!   
NOTE: Easter Sunday (April 4) there will be NO Evening Vespers – Join us for a zoom “Lord’s Supper” on Maundy Thursday that week (April 1), for a Tenebrae Service on Good Friday (April 2) and on Easter Morning for a Sunrise Service in-person on the front lawn of the church building, and for the online worship that day, too!
Zoom links for communion links for communion, Sun March 7 & Thurs, April 1:  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 phone call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.

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

 “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 –

Here’s what to read ahead of class:
This week – March 10 – Chapter 4: “Wednesday”

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, and if there is a video see it together, 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


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 –

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  

Holy Week and Easter Events:

For more details on the following as the time draws nearer, please go to CURRENT EVENTS page, see Sunday announcements, or read emails and mail notices from Chehalis UMC the week before. We’ll know more about means and methods of “meeting” at that time!

   March 28 – Passion/Palm Sunday
          Worship on the website, most likely

   April 1 – Maundy Thursday
          6:30 PM  Last Supper Celebration, on zoom

   April 2 – Good Friday
           6:30 PM  Good Friday Tenebrae Service, premier live on youtube, with live chat?

   April 4 – EASTER SUNDAY
          7:00 AM  Sunrise Service – by the cross on the front lawn
                         of the church building
                    (YES! in-person, outdoors, wear a face mask and distance.)
          10 AM  Easter Worship, most likely on website