Worship for Mar 21, 2021

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.


       Here I Am, Lord – arr. Mark Hayes
      written by Dan Schutte
      UM Hymnal #593

Gathering for Worship

      Welcome – Rev. Karla Fredericksen
      A Call to Worship
      Opening Prayer

      (The video shows all of these.)

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


      I Have Loved you
      By Michael Joncas

      Sung by Chris Brunelle

I have loved you with an everlasting love,
I have called you and you are mine.

Seek the face of the Lord, and long for him,
he will bring you
… his light and his peace.
… his joy and his hope.
… his care and his love.

Children’s message

      “God’s Pinky Promise”
 by Marin Miller

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

Listening for the Word

      Prayer for Illumination
      Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
            Read by Mary Dahlstrom

      Sermon: “Break our Hearts of Stone”
            by Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayer for Illumination adapted from prayers
by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Bringing our Prayers

      Confession and Assurance
      Prayers of Intercession
      Prayers of Gratitude

Words of Assurance is adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.


Indescribable (Amazing God)   arr. Sam Robson

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.

Going Forth

      Offering Dedication
      An Affirmation of Faith
      Closing Blessing

(All these are on the video.)

Affirmation of Faith is adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

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:

  • 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 – 6:45-8:00 PM Bible Study – “The Last Week”: Wednesday
  • Saturday – Our day to deliver the Gospel Mission Brunch
  • Next Sunday (March 28) – PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP
    watch for announcements midweek about a possible outdoor worship, based on weather forecast! If not, then http://chehalisumc.org   
    ALSO: “Worship Watchers” Group, 11:00 AM (see details below)

Pie in the Sky!

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

“Worship Watchers” group(s)

We now have a group of persons (up to 10, including the leader) who meet on Sundays to watch the online worship together. Some parts of the service (like Prayers of the People) may be done live with sharing.

This was devised with a certain group of people in mind: Those who have missed worship altogether because they have no internet, or inadequate internet for watching. So this group will always have priority. Others are invited to join as there is room. And if there are enough people who are interested, then there can be more groups of up to 10 added!

This means that anyone interested in attending on a given Sunday needs to call ahead to be put on the list. Call during office hours to Valerie (360-748-7334), or to Pastor Karla (206-226-4694) outside those hours.


Outdoor Worship

As the weather gets warmer and drier, and until we can begin indoor worship again, we will start having occasional outdoor worship services. The decision on whether we can meet on a given Sunday will be made by Thursday of each week, and a notice sent out to members and friends on Thursday, based on the forecast for Sunday! We will set up chairs on the front lawn of the church! In case it begins to unexpectedly rain, there is the walkway off of the courtyard to give emergency cover!

Once we have come to a time when we’ve reached the 2.1 Stage/Phase of re-opening (that is after 3 weeks of continuously being in the yellow or green zone), the same procedure will continue to let us know which week(s) we will be allowed to worship (up to 25 persons) inside the building!

The website to check for color zone of the pandemic that is referred to above is http://www.CovidActNow.org. When reaching this site, click on Washington State on the U.S. map and then on Lewis County. Scrolling down gives information and graphs about how our County is doing! We were back to orange this past week… If we stay in the green or yellow zone, that’s GOOD for getting back to worship in person! This week’s update is to the right….

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 – Wed., March 24 – Chapter 6: “Friday”

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 or screenshare to see together, 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 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.

   NEXT SUNDAY! March 28 – Passion/Palm Sunday
          Worship on the website
                         also: ~ “Worship Watchers” 11:00
                         and Outside Worship – 11:00 if we have great weather!!

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

   April 2 – Good Friday
           6:30 PM  Good Friday Tenebrae Service, online

   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, on website,
                         also: ~ “Worship Watchers” 11:00 and
                         outside at 11:00 if we have good weather!!