Worship for May 2, ’21

HAPPY 5th 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.


      Nearer My God to Thee, arr. James Stevens
       – The Piano Guys

Filmed at Stewart Falls in Sundance, Utah. Credits: Music attributed to Lowell Mason (1792-1872). Arrangement by James Stevens; 9-cello adaption by Steven Sharp Nelson. Music produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson. Performed by Steven Sharp Nelson Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios Video produced by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott.

Gathering for Worship

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

Opening Hymn

      Let Us Build a House – Haugen
       – Grosse Pointe Memoiral Church (Michigan)

Hymn sung by the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir with James Biery, organist and director. Words and music by Marty Haugen; copyright 1994 © GIA Publications, Inc. Video Presentation: James Biery’s Youtube channel.

Children’s Time

      “Connected: N’dilnabamuk and Amen!”
      – with 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 below shows all of the following…)

      New Testament Lesson
          Acts 8:26-40
      Gospel Lesson
          John 15:4-5
             – Read by Abby Fredericksen

            “To the Uttermost”
            by Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

      Prayers of Intercession
      Prayers of Thanksgiving

Offertory Hymn

      We are Called – David Haas, arr. Garrett Taylor
       – The Faith We Sing #2172

St. Paul Young Adult Choir and Ensemble, directed by Joey Chancey
Youtube channel: St Paul Inspirit Ensemble
Words and Music by David Haas, arrangement by Garrett Taylor
Produced at the Paulist House of Mission and Studies.
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720

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
     Closing Blessing

Postlude/Closing Hymn

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

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy!
being followers of Jesus – all the way.
Thanks be to God!


Announcements / “Soundbites”

This Week:

  • SUNDAY – TONIGHT! 7 PM – short Vespers with Communion (BYO juice and bread) https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756
  • (Tuesday Coffee Hour has been discontinued.)
  • Tuesday – 10AM-4 PM – Pastor Karla will have usual office hours.
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Bible Study: “ACTS” (see article below)
  • Next Sunday (May 9) – 6th 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

A short communion service

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 TONIGHT (Sunday, 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.

The Friendly Caller – May 2021

Here is a copy of the Friendly Caller (our monthly newsletter) for MAY – ENJOY!
(NOTE: Clicking the link on the left will open the newsletter to read or print, clicking “download” will put a copy in your device’s downloaded files. Either can be read or printed.) – WE NOTICED SOME PEOPLE’S EMAILED COPIES DIDN’T GO THROUGH!!

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

 “Acts” is our newest Bible Study.

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

The next session is #3 in the book, and pre-reading 6-8 chapters from the Bible could be helpful. It is a quick read, but attend even if you haven’t read it. 

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 IS NOW IN THE PARKING LOT! Chairs are set up. A Great new portable sound system (and a better microphone, too).

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?

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 Thursdays as to whether we’ll be able to have worship (up to 25 persons each service) inside the building!

17.5 DAILY New Cases per 100K
Lewis Co. as of 4/30/21

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 pray for a more downward trend again soon!


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.