Worship for April 25, ’21

HAPPY 4th Sunday of EASTER!

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/Hymn

      The Lord is My Shepherd
       – Keith Green

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group, The Lord Is My Shepherd · Keith Green, Songs For The Shepherd ℗ 1982 Sparrow Records, Released on: 1990-01-01

Gathering for Worship

      Welcome – Rev. Karla Fredericksen

      A Call to Worship – Dave & Debbie Campbell

      Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn

      Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
       – UM Hymnal #381

Words: attributed to Dorothy A Thrupp, 1836
Music: William B Bradbury, 1859
Youtube: Jesus Christ is My Lord; Performance: Joslin Grove Musical Society

Children’s Time

      “The more you give…”
      – with Marin Miller

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

Song

From the Youtube of Lindsay Müller
Composed by Malvina Reynolds, (c) 1955, 1958 by Northern Music Corporation
CCLI #1396720

Listening for the Word

      (The video below shows all of these.)

      New Testament Lesson
       – Read by Dave Campbell

      Sermon
            “In the Valley of the Shadow”
            by Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

      Prayers of Intercession
      Prayers of Thanksgiving

Offertory

      He Leadeth Me
       – UM Hymnal #128

Candy Pearson Shelton sings “He Leadeth Me”
Words: Joseph H. Gilmore, 1862
Music: William b. Bradbury, 1864
Youtube:

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  • 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.

    THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE WORK OF CHRIST THROUGH THE CHURCH!!

Going Forth

     Offering Dedication
     Announcements
     Closing Blessing

     (All these are on the video.)


Postlude/Closing Hymn

      Halle, Halle, Halleluja
      – A traditional Caribbean Song
      in The Faith We Sing #2026

Virtual choir from the youtube channel: Coral Bezerra de Menezes
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy,!
being followers of Jesus – all the way.
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
  • NEW!! Wednesday – 6:30 PM – New Bible Study has begun! “ACTS” (See below)
     https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
  • Next Sunday (May 2) – 5th Sunday of EASTER
    Starting early in AM – worship online at  http://chehalisumc.org  
    10:00 AM “Worship Watchers” Group in the Parlor (see details below)
    11:00 AM Outdoor worship (RAIN or SHINE) – in Parking lot
  • NEXT SUNDAY (May 2) is also the Evening Vespers with Communion – a short Vespers with the last Supper via zoom (You bring bread and “wine.”)
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756

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

 “Acts” is our newest Bible Study.


Bible Study Worship started last Wednesday, April 21, at 6:30 via Zoom. It’s not too late to start the study with us!

We began with the first 2 chapters of Acts. The next session is session 2 in the book, and pre-reading 3-5 chapters from the Bible could be helpful. It is a quick read, but attend even if you haven’t read it.  Question to ponder: The coming of the Holy Spirit changed the course of human history. What other past or current events have had that impact on human history?

If you want to attend, but don’t have internet or a good connection at home, Mary Dahlstrom will meet you at church and she’ll Zoom to everyone else from there. Please let her know if you need to be there. She’ll stay home otherwise. 

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 pages or videos. Calling in without video gives you less advantage, though you could still hear the video, and would be welcome to listen in and join the discussion from your phone, OR take Mary up on her offer to zoom with her at the church! Additional ways to connect are: One tap mobile +12532158782,,93573921173# (Tacoma). Dial on any regular phone (landline) +1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma), then enter when prompted: Meeting ID: 935 7392 1173


“Worship Watchers” group(s)

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

Another group can form when this one is full (which it currently is NOT). This means that anyone interested in attending on a given Sunday needs to call ahead to be put on 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 CONTINUE, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS AN OUTDOOR WORSHIP. Participants can choose which to attend. Some cannot navigate the outdoor situation!

IF YOU ARE AMONG THOSE WHO ARE SPONSORING a “House-church” type indoor watch-group, where a small group is invited to someone’s home to watch all or part of the service together: Please remember to let Pastor or church office (phone #s above) know of these watch groups. We are trying to keep “attendance” numbers for worship from all sorts of gatherings, to determine the reach of the church during the pandemic.

Outdoor Worship

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

ALL OUTDOOR WORSHIP ARE IN THE PARKING LOT! Chairs are set up. A Great new portable sound system.

RAIN: On days that are Rainy: Choose to bring an umbrella, OR stay in your car. (If less than 10 people show up, we’ll actually go inside!) Our new portable sound system is a good one, and has made it much easier to hear outside, even from your car (window down, of course). The umbrella might work well on a VERY sunny day, too!!

When can we go to INDOOR Worship?

12.7 DAILY New Cases per 100K
Lewis Co. as of 4/24/21

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 at this link: Covidactnow.org/us/washington-wa/county/lewis_county/?s=1758679. When reaching this site, 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 since March 31 we have been back into orange, and the trajectory was upward again until this week. We pray for a more downward trend to continue!

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  

First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  And even now that we are doing OUTDOOR worship, there is STILL no communion allowed! SO… Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each monthNEXT SERVICE is MAY 2 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!   

Zoom links for communion 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 (sound/audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.