Worship for the 4th Sunday of Lent – Mar 14, ’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.

Prelude

       Roseymedre (Lovely) –  Ralph Vaughan

James Biery plays “Rhosymedre” (“Lovely”) by Ralph Vaughan Williams on the 1989 Klais organ at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.   

Welcome
A Call to Worship & Prayer

Call to Worship is adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
    | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Hymn

Words: verse 1 by Anna B. Warner, 1860;
verse 2-3 by David Rutherford McGuire
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1862

Jesus Loves Me
– The UM Hymnal #191
Led by Andrea LaBlanc

1 – Jesus loves me,
     this I know
     For the Bible tells me so
     Little ones to him belong
     They are weak,
    but he is strong.

Refrain
Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
The Bible tells me so.

2 – Jesus loves me, this I know,
     As he loved so long ago,
     Taking children on his knee,
     Saying “Let them come to me.”

3 –     Jesus loves me still today,
          Walking with me on the way,
          Wanting as a friend to give
          Light and life to all who live.


Children’s message

      A Read-aloud Story
      “Wherever You Go, My Love Will Find You”
      by Nancy Tillman

      Read by Marin Miller

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

Prayer for Illumination
Scripture: John 3:16-21
Sermon: “that the world might be saved…”

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.

Confession and Assurance

Pastor Karla

Adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Prayers of the People

Offertory

O, The Deep Deep Love of Jesus – Epic Version!   Arr. Khorolskiy

  • O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free,
    rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me.
    Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love;
    leading onward, leading homeward to my glorious rest above.
  •  O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
    How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
    How He watcheth o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
    how for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne.
  • O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of ev’ry love the best;
     ’tis an ocean vast of blessing, ’tis a haven sweet of rest.
    O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis heav’n of heav’ns to me;
    and it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee.

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

THIS WEEK:

Tues – 10 AM Coffee Hr.
Wed – 6:30 PM – Bible Study
Thurs – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance
Next Sun – Worship again! (and “Worship Watchers” Group – 11 AM)

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

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,!
being followers of Jesus.
Thanks be to God!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522
  • Tuesday – 11AM-4 PM – Pastor Karla will have usual office hours.
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours
  • Wednesday – 6:45-8:00 PM Bible Study – “The Last Week”: Wednesday
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance Committee (Boadway Hall)
  • Next Sunday (March 21) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!
    http://chehalisumc.org    ALSO: “Worship Watchers” Group

Pie in the Sky!

Pre-ordered pies will be available for pickup at the church on Saturday, March 27 at 2 PM. CAN’T WAIT!!

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 5: “Thursday”

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

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  

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 MAY HAVE SOME OUTDOOR GATHERINGS, WEATHER PERMITING!! We’ll know more about means and methods of “meeting” early in the week – when the forecast is available.

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

   April 1 – Maundy Thursday
          6:30 PM  Last Supper Celebration, on zoom (for sure)

   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, unless we have great weather!!