Worship for April 4, ’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.


      An Easter Hallelujah
       – Cassandra & Callahan Star

Cassandra Star (10) & her big sister Callahan (19) sing this beautiful & meaningful Easter version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. These Easter lyrics were written by Kelley Mooney, the piano track was arranged by Jeff Buckley of Karaoke Studios & the recording by Maverick Judson of MJ Interactive.

Gathering for Worship

      Welcome – Rev. Karla Fredericksen
      A Call to Worship – Dave & Debbie Campbell
      Opening Prayer

      (The video shows all of these.)

Opening Hymn

      Christ the Lord is Risen Today!
            – UM Hymnal #302

Children’s Time

      “Happy Easter Show-and-Tell!”
 by Marin Miller

Thanks to Marin for sharing her interesting, fun, and thoughtful
children’s messages with us, on her youtube channel

Listening for the Word

      (The video shows all of these.)

      Prayer for Illumination – Pastor Karla

      Epistle Lesson – I Corinthians 15: 3-11
                  Read by Dave Campbell

      Gospel Lesson – John 20:1-18
                  Read by Debbie Campbell

            “The Gospel according to Peter, Paul & Mary”
            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.


      The Day of Resurrection

Sung by the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir, James Biery, director. Words by John of Damascus, trans. John Mason Neale; music LANCASHIRE by Henry Thomas Smart, arranged by James Biery. On location audio and video production by Prestige Recording Services, David Binder, engineer. Arrangement published by and copyright MorningStar Music Publishers.

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
Announcements, including Pastoral announcement
Closing Blessing

(All these are on the video.)

Blessing is adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Postlude/Closing Hymn

      Every Morning is Easter Morning
      – Avery and Marsh

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 of “The Last Week”: Easter Sunday https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
  • Next Sunday (April 11) – 2nd Sunday of EASTER
    10:00 AM worship online at  http://chehalisumc.org   (new time)
    10:00 AM “Worship Watcher” Group in the Parlor (see details below)
    11:00 AM Outdoor worship (RAIN or SHINE)
    (There will be no Sunday Evening Vespers tonight.)

“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.
A second group is forming at 12:30 PM. This means that anyone interested in attending on a given Sunday needs to call ahead to be put one of the lists. Call during office hours to Valerie (360-748-7334), or to Pastor Karla (206-226-4694) outside those hours.
THIS/THESE GROUPs WILL CONTINUE, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS AN OUTDOOR WORSHIP. Participants can choose which to attend. Some cannot navigate the outdoor situation!

Outdoor Worship

As the weather gets warmer and drier, and until we can begin indoor worship again, we have started having outdoor worship services. RAIN OR SHINE!!

SHINE: 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! Though, it’s probably wiser to bring umbrellas! – maybe preparation will prevent rain 🙂

RAIN: On days that are Rainy from the beginning, we’ll meet in the parking lot. Choose to bring an umbrella, OR stay in your car. Our new portable sound system is a good one, and has made it much easier to hear outside.

When can we go to INDOOR Worship?

DAILY New Cases per 100K
Lewis Co.

Once we have come to a time when we’ve reached the 2.1 Stage/Phase of re-opening the building! – that is after 3 weeks of continuously being in the yellow or green zone). At that point you’ll receive notices on Thursday as to whether we’ll be able to have 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 HAD BEEN in the yellow zone for over a week, but this week spiked back into orange! (The graph is current.)

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

We are finishing up “The Last Week” on Wednesday night. (Chapter 8: Easter Sunday)

The next plan is for a study of The Acts of the Apostles in the “Genesis to Revelation” series. This will begin in the next few weeks. Watch for announcements! (If you have a copy of this book from several years ago, bring it and join us again, or loan the book back to the church for others to use.)

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 are 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 any videos, 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