Worship for Mar 28, 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.


      All Glory, Laud and Honor
      UM Hymnal #280

      Words: Theodulph of Orleans, 8-9 C.;
      transl. by John Mason Neale, 1851
      Music: Melchior Teschner, 1615

Gathering for Worship

      Welcome – Rev. Karla Fredericksen
      A Call to Worship
      Opening Prayer
      First Scripture Reading – Mary Dahlstrom
            Mark 11:1-11

      (The video shows all of these.)

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

Children’s Time

      “A Parade for Jesus”
 by Marin Miller

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

You are invited to “go and get” something
to wave around during the hymn to follow,
and pretend that we are having a parade
for Jesus – find a branch, a flower, some
artifical (or real) greenery to wave around,
and as we sing or listen to the “Hosannas.”


Hosanna, Loud Hosanna!
– UM Hymnal #278

Words: Jeanette Threlfall, 1873
Music: Gesangbuch der H. W. k. Hofkpelle, 1784

Listening for the Word

      Prayer for Illumination
      SCRIPTURE – Mark 15:15b-24a
            Read by Mary Dahlstrom

      SERMON: “Compelled to Bear the Cross”
            by Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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

Bringing our Prayers

      Confession and Words of Forgiveness
      Prayers of Intercession
      Prayers of Thanksgiving

Confession and Words of Forgiveness are adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.


      Hosanna! (Praise is Rising)- Paul Baloche

This is Paul Baloche’s song, which is found on his YouTube channel:
Paul Baloche • Leadworship

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
Announcements, including Pastoral announcement
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

      The King of Glory Comes
      -The Faith We Sing #2091

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy,!
being followers of Jesus – all the way.
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”: Saturday
  • Thursday – 6:30 PM – Celebrating The Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thurs.
    LIVE on zoom! (bring bread and wine) https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/5509088690
  • Friday – A Good Friday Tenebrae Service is available -Link on this website WELCOME PAGE by Friday.
  • Next Sunday (April 4) – EASTER
    SUNRISE SERVICE – 7 AM – outdoors!
    watch for announcements midweek about a possible outdoor worship at 11 AM, based on weather forecast!
    Also by 10 AM on  http://chehalisumc.org   (as always)
    ALSO: “Worship Watchers” Group, 11:00 AM (see details below)

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.

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

   April 2 – Good Friday
           Good Friday Tenebrae Service, online, available all day.

   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 & distance.)
            10 AM  Easter Worship, on website,
                        11:00 “Worship Watchers”
                         11:00 ~ Outdoor Worship – if we have good forecast!!

“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.  Other persons 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 based on weather forcast, 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 each service) 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 in the U.S. map and then on Lewis County. Scrolling down gives information and graphs about how our County is doing!   If we stay in the green or yellow zone, that’s GOOD for getting back to worship in person! WE HAVE BEEN IN THE YELLOW ZONE FOR ONE FULL WEEK NOW – Praise God! KEEP IT UP, Lewis County!

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 31 – Chapter 6: “Saturday”

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