Worship for Feb 28, ’21

The Second Sunday of Lent

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

      Rainbow – Musgraves/McAnally/Hemby
      Sung by Andrea LaBlanc

Sung by Andrea LaBlanc. Video produced on her youtube channel.
Song: “Rainbow” written by Kasey Musgraves,  Shane McAnally and Natalie Hemby.
Originally performed by Kasey Musgraves in Feb. 2019-

Welcome
A Kinesthic Call to Worship
& Prayer

Hymn

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Words and Music:  Anonymous
The formation of these words into a hymn is attributed to the India missionary Sadhu Sundar Singh (mid 1880’s). The melody is thought to be the traditional Indian “Assam” after the region where the text originated.  Singing artist, unknown, posted to YouTube as PastorAbbie.

Children’s message

      “Dead Cereal”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture, Sermon & Prayers

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

Offertory

       A Thousand Years
     – Hodges and Perry

The words to this song sound like a love song from God:

“I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more.”

Songwriters: David Hodges / Christina Perri
A Thousand Years lyrics © Emi Blackwood Music Inc., 1206 Publishing, Tsbd Louisiana Llc, 12.06 Publishing, Kmr Music Royalties Ii Scsp, Kobalt Music Copyrights Sarl
Arrangement written by Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt, & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by Jon Schmidt: piano and Steven Sharp Nelson: acoustic cello, & cello-percussion (The Piano Guys)

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.

Offering Dedication,
Announcements, Closing Blessing

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

Words and Music by Don Besig and Nancy Price
Video created at Grace United Church of Christ: Culver, Indiana
Chehalis UMC’s CCLI #1397620

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

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 – March 3 – Chapter 3: “Tuesday”

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 see it together, so 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

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  

Worship for Feb 21, 2021

The First Sunday of Lent

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

      Search Me, O God
      – Sung by Stephany Dawn

Stephanie Dawn and Dann Thornton performing “Search Me O God” (Psalm 139) by Marty Goetz at 3ABN. Recorded in September 2013.
From youtube: Dawnofhopeministry

Welcome & Call to Worship

The call to worship is adapted adapted from a Call by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Call and Prayer:

God meets us in the night—
Before the sun rises,
Before the wound heals,
Before there are answers,
Before there is closure.


God meets us in the light—
Where joy is effervescent,
Where laughter is contagious,
Where flowers bloom from cracks in the sidewalk,
And where people gather around the table.


God meets us at the threshold—
At the edge of the water,
At the beginning of the wilderness,
At the start of something new,
On the edge of faith.


And if God meets us in all those places,
Then surely God meets us in between—

Staying with us through the wilderness.

We are not alone. God is all around.
Let us worship the God of the here and now.

Prayer

Hymn

      Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
      – Keith Green

This song is written and sung by Keith Green.
The lyric video was created by pepingchan. It is based on Psalm 51

Children’s message

      “God’s Promise”
      Marin Miller

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

Children’s Song

     A Rainbow Valentine
     

This is found on the youtube channel of Romeo DeMarco,
being sung by a Presbyterian Children’s choir at an unknown location.
No citations were found, but the song comes from Woodlake Books Publishing,
and was originally in the curriculum for the Whole People of God/Seasons of the Spirit.

Scripture

     Genesis 9:8-14
     Mark 1:9-13

     Read by Mary
     Dahlstrom

     The word of God
     for the People of God
     Thanks be to God!

Sermon

     “Living with the Wild Beasts”
     By Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

 Confession:

ALL THE UPCOMING PRAYERS
ARE ON THIS VIDEO.
The Prayer of Confession and Assurance are adapted from a prayer by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

God who meets us where we are—
There is nowhere we can go that you are not.

You were with Jesus at his baptism.
You were with him in the wilderness,
And even in between, you were there,
Saying aloud, “This is my beloved.”


We know that you are with us too—
In the good, the bad, and everything in between—
But so often we act like we are alone.

Instead of coming to you with our hurt,
We hold it in or cast it onto others.
Instead of coming to you with our joy,
We credit ourselves and offer you nothing.


How can we long for a deeper relationship with you
While living like you are nowhere to be found?

Forgive our self-centered ways.
Remind us that in every breath, in every step, you are there.


You are the God who meets us where we are.
Before and behind, above and below, within and
around. Amen.

 Assurance of Forgiveness

 Prayers of Gratitude

 Prayers of Concern

    God in your mercy
       …Hear our prayers


 The Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come; thy will be done
      on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)
HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

            Yield Not to Temptation – Al Green
            Sung by Hasan Green

Written by Al Green in 1987. From the youtube channel: TheHasanGreen

Offering Dedication

T

The video contains
this prayer
and the announcements
and Benediction that follow.

The Benediction is adapted from a prayer by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – For a more full description of these items and the links to zoom meetings, look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

THIS WEEK:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Tuesday – 11AM-4 PM – Pastor Karla office hours
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours (Valerie)
  • Wednesday – 6:45-8:00 PM Bible Study – “The Last Week: Palm Sunday”
  • Friday – 10 AM – Outreach team, breakfast casserole making!
  • Saturday – delivery of food for Mission Brunch
  • Next Sunday (Feb 21) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy!
Thanks be to God!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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
  • Wednesday – 6:45-8:00 PM Bible Study – “The Last Week”: Palm Sunday
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
  • Friday – 10 AM – Outreach team, breakfast casserole making!
  • Saturday – delivery of food for Mission Brunch
  • Next Sunday (Feb 21) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!
    http://chehalisumc.org   

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 – Feb 24 – Chapter 2: “Monday”

The Book is available on Amazon – used books are around $8 including the shipping.

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 see it together, so 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

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  

Hiss! Hiss!

The flood was over, and all the animals had left the ark. 
Noah commented to his wife how quiet it was… but then they heard sniffling.
Still on the deck were two little snakes, and both were crying.
 “Why are you so unhappy, little ones?” Noah asked.
The male snake raised his head and said, “Oh, Noah, you told
us to go forth upon the earth and multiply.  But we can’t – we’re adders.”

Worship for Feb 14, 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.

Prelude

      Transfiguration
      -Wren and Manalo

Song Title: Transfiguration Artist(s): Music by Brian Wren and Ricky Manalo Publisher: Text Brian Wren, ©1995 Hope Publishing Inc., www.hopepublishing.com, and Music ©2002 Ricky Manalo and OCP; CCLI# 1397620

Welcome / Call to Worship / Prayer

Call and Prayer:

God of grace and glory, you call to the whole earth from east to west, from north to south!
You gather your faithful people to you, those who have made a covenant with you.

Fill us with your light which guides our paths;
touch lives with mystery and hope
that we may be made over in the image of
your Son Jesus Christ, transformed into your likeness.
As we share this ministry may we share your blessing. 
Amen.

Hymn

Shine Jesus Shine: written by Graham Kendrick,
© 1987 Make Way Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
Music Video: WMTV Music
CUMC’s CCLI #137620

Children’s message

      “Opposites”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture

     Mark 9:2-9
     Read by Mark Fredericksen

     The word of God
     for the People of God
     Thanks be to God!

Sermon

     “A Monumental Moment”
     By Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

 Confessions
 Assurance of Forgiveness
 Prayers of Concern
 Prayers of Gratitude

 The Lord’s Prayer:

Give us this day
      our daily bread,
And forgive us
      our trespasses
      as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
And lead us not
      into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)
HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!
IT’S A HYMN – YOU CAN SING ALONG, TOO!

            Go Make a Difference – Angrisano and Tomaszek

At the National Catholic Youth Conference, sung by Steve Angrisano.
Song: Go Make a Difference, written by Steve Angrisano and Tom Tomaszek
© 1997, 1998, Steve Agrisano and Thomas N. Tomaszek. Published by OCP Publications.
CCLI #1397620

Offering Dedication

(The video contains
this prayer
and the announcements
and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

THIS WEEK:

  • Tuesday 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Tuesday – 11AM-4 PM – Pastor Karla office hours
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours (Valerie)
  • Wednesday – 6:30 PMASH WEDNESDAY IMPOSITION OF ASHES (via zoom)
  • Wednesday – 6:45-8:00 PM Bible Study – “The Last Week: Palm Sunday”
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance Committee
  • Next Sunday (Feb 21) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy!
Thanks be to God!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

ASH WEDNESDAY
Feb 17, 6:30 pm

Since Feb 17 is actually ASH WEDNESDAY – We will have a few moments to acknowledge the day, and impose ashes at the beginning of our regular 6:30 Wednesday night Bible Study.  Those who come for this portion, are invited to stay to begin the Bible Study with us, but are also welcome to leave to other activities as they feel the need.

PLEASE BRING to the zoom meeting: A small slip of paper to write on with pencil, a ceramic or glass bowl and match or lighter to light the paper to make the ashes. A bit of lotion or oil to dip you finger in before dipping into the ashes, will be helpful.

Use this link: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 or the alternate methods of connecting to zoom – the same as for the Bible Study below

Wednesday Night Bible Study
6:45-8:00 pm

following 6:30 Ash Wed. imposition of ashes (same zoom)

Beginning WEDNESDAY NIGHT THIS WEEK is our Lenten Study: “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 – starting with Palm Sunday. Please read the preface and First Chapter before the Feb 17 session.

The Book is available on Amazon – used books are around $8 including the shipping.

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 see it together, so 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

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  

Worship for Feb 7, ’21

Prelude

Over the Rainbow music written by Harold E. Arlen in 1939;
Simple Gifts written by Joseph Brackett in 1848.
Arrangement: Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Video produced by Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart
Performance: Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Al van der Beek
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studio

Welcome and Call to Worship

This video has the Call to Worship & the opening prayer that is below

(Based on Isaiah 40)
Have you not known? 
Have you not heard?
Have you not heard that
God is with us today?
Have you not heard that
God is with us all the time?
Have you not heard that
God is in the snow,
the rain, the ice,
 the trees that are bare,
the wind?
Have you not heard that God is with us when we laugh,
    when we cry, when we sleep, and when we are awake?
Have you not known? 
Have you not heard that God is with us when we are alone
       and when we are with friends?
Have you not known these things?

Prayer

God of all mercy,
Give us grace to make a fresh start today and every day.
We know we have not loved you with our whole heart,
   nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.
As we hope to be forgiven, teach us also to forgive;
   and lead us forward in a new life where neither
grudges nor resentment have a part; 
  where pain and sadness no longer hold us;
  and where joy revisits us again and again.
O God, we have seen and we have heard – you are forever with us!
You are with us wherever we go in all the journeys of our life.
 Thanks be to you, our God of faithfulness!  Amen

Hymn

      In the Midst of New Dimensions
      – The Faith We Sing #2238
      (Words and Music are on the video)

Words and Music: Julian B. Rush © 1994 JBR
CCLI #1397620
Performance: The Overbrook Quartet with Dr. Christopher Gage, organ
Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia on COVID Hymns youtube channel

Children’s Message

      “Who never gets tired?”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture Lesson

Mark 1:29-39
Reader:
Mark Fredericksen

     The word of God
     for the People of God
     Thanks be to God!

Sermon

By Rev. Karla Fredericksen
     “Have you not seen… ?”

Hymn

   On Eagles Wings
– United Methodist Hymnal #
143
   (all words are on the video)

Words and Music:  Michael Joncas
© 1979, 1989 North American Liturgy Resources
CCLI: #1397620
Performing artists: Walkers to Heaven
Lyric video: francislimsj

Prayers of the People

 Prayers of Gratitude
 Prayers of Concern

 The Lord’s Prayer

Give us this day
      our daily bread,
And forgive us
      our trespasses
      as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
And lead us not
      into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)
HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!
It’s a hymn – you can sing along, too!

            May You Run and Not be Weary
            The Faith We Sing #2281

Words and Music:  Paul Murakami and Handt Hanson
©1991 Changing Church Forum
Chehalis UM’s CCLI #1397620

Offering Dedication

(The video contains
this prayer
and the announcements
and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

THIS WEEK:

  • TONIGHT! – 7-7:30 PM – Vespers with Communion
  • 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 – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Next Sunday (Feb 7) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!
  • Next Sunday 7-7:30 pm – Vespers with Communion

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

Words and Music by Don Besig and Nancy Price
Video created at Grace United Church of Christ: Culver, Indiana
Chehalis UMC’s CCLI #1397620

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy!
Thanks be to God!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service – TONIGHT!

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month TONIGHT, February 7 at 7:00 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 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 call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

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

We are finishing our study “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we begin each lesson with a video set in an appropriate place in the Holy Land, and follow Jesus to these places. The focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus, drawing on history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land.

Preparing for each week:
February 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria) THIS IS THE LAST WEEK WE WILL USE THIS BOOK. (Though for a “preview” of the next segment, you could read chapter 6, along with the Palm Sunday chapter in the next book (below).

Beginning on February 17 we will start our Lenten Study: “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 – starting with Palm Sunday. Please read the preface and First Chapter before the Feb 17 session.

The Book is available on Amazon – used books are around $8 including the shipping.

Since Feb 17 is actually ASH WEDNESDAY – We will also have a few moments to acknowledge the day, and impose ashes. Those who come for this portion, are invited to stay to begin the Bible Study with us, but are also welcome to leave to other activities as they feel led.

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 if there is a video, so 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

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  

Worship for Jan 31, ’21

Prelude

No One Ever Cared
For Me Like Jesus

Artist & Youtube channel:  Steffany Gretzinger
Composers: Jason Ingram, Dante Bowe, Chandler Moore
℗ 2020 Provident Label Group LLC, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment

Welcome and Call to Worship

Welcome!
Come and experience the
beauty of God.
Come and experience the God who knows us inside and out.
Experience God’s truth breaking through around us,
God’s kindness in one another,
God’s call to be disciples of Jesus.
Come, let us worship God together!

Hymn

Words:  Ancient Irish; translated by Mary E. Byrne, 1905
Music:  Traditional Irish Melody
Performed by students of Fountainview Academy in British Columbia
Video: Fountainview Academy

      Be Thou My Vision
      -UM Hymnal #451

Be thou my vision,
O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me
save that thou art.
Thou my best thought,
by day or by night,
waking or sleeping,
thy presence my light.

High King of heaven,
my victory won,
may I reach heaven’s joys,
O bright heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

Children’s Message

      “So Upset”
      Marin Miller

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

Gospel Lesson

Mark 1:21-28
Reader: Mark Fredericksen

     The word of God
     for the People of God
     Thanks be to God!

A Narrative Sermon

By Rev. Karla Fredericksen
     “Be Quiet.”

A Poem/Prayer

      By Cheryl Kristolaitis
      “I have been named too
    long as unclean, Lord”

Hymn

Youtube:  ykmusicministry
Words and Music:  Ken Medema
© 1973 Hope Publishing Co.   CCLI: #1397620

   Lord, Listen to
   Your Children Praying
   – The Faith We Sing

   #2193

Prayers of the People

 Prayers of Gratitude
 Prayers of Concern

 The Lord’s Prayer

Give us this day
      our daily bread,
And forgive us
      our trespasses
      as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
And lead us not
      into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

            Be Still and Know – Bell
                  Sung by the Cathedral Singers

This song composed and conducted by John L. Bell is sung by
the Cathedral Singers from the Iona Community      
© 1995 GIA Publications, Inc.

Dedication Prayer for Offering

(The video contains
this prayer
and the announcements
and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

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 – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Next Sunday (Feb 7) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!
  • Next Sunday 7-7:30 pm – Vespers with Communion

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
        – Besig and Price

Words and Music by Don Besig and Nancy Price
Video created at Grace United Church of Christ: Culver, Indiana
CCLI #1397620

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy!
Thanks be to God!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

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” – Tuesday 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  

“The Way” – A Bible Study
by Adam Hamilton

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM

We have 2 weeks left of this Study: “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we begin each lesson with a video set in an appropriate place in the Holy Land, and follow Jesus to these places. The focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus, drawing on history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land.

Preparing for each week:

February 3 – Chapter 4 – Calming the Storm (The Sea of Galilee)
February 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria)

Beginning on February 17 we will start our Lenten Study: “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

        ZOOM LINK: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
See CURRENT EVENTS for additional methods of connecting.

First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each monthNEXT SERVICE on February 7 at 7:00 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 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 call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

Worship for Jan 24, 2021

Welcome and Call to Worship

Pastor Karla

Opening Prayer

We thank you, O God,
for calling us into your
church to be your people.
We have gathered,
God of grace and wisdom,
because we have
 heard your call. 
You have reached out to
 us in Jesus Christ,
you have touched us with your Spirit;
and we have turned toward you,
seeking to love as we have been loved. 

We call upon your holy name: 
empower us to worship and serve you,
 walking gently on this earth,
 through the grace of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Hymn

      Lift Every Voice and Sing
      United Methodist Hymnal #519

Words:  James Weldon Johnson, 1921
Music:  J. Rosamond Johnson, 1921
© 1921 Edward B. Marks Music Co.
Performers, unknown
Youtube video: SNMA Drexel
CCLI #1397620

Children’s Message

      “Following the Leader”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture Lessons

     Jonah 3:1-5, 10
     Mark 1:14-20
Reader: Mark Fredericksen

     The word of God for
     the People of God.
     Thanks be to God!

Sermon

     “Where’s the Urgency?”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

A Jonah Confession

God of unrelenting mercy,
Forgive us for the times
we have run the other way
rather than enter the territory of
those we do not like,
those who have hurt us,
those we consider our enemy.
Forgive us for the times we
have resented your forgiveness
  of those we consider unforgivable.
Forgive us for the times we have wallowed in anger and self-pity
    rather than rejoice in the bounty of your love for all people.
Sometimes we, like Jonah, want you to punish our enemies
    and confirm our prejudices.
Forgive us for putting boundaries around your mercy
    and borders on your forgiveness.
Help us to see ourselves as children of the Most Merciful One,
    sisters and brothers of all who you have created.
Help us to forgive those who sin against us as you forgive us.
Amen.

Hymn

   Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
   The Faith We Sing #2193

Prayers of the People

 Prayers of Gratitude
 Prayers of Concern

 The Lord’s Prayer

Give us this day
      our daily bread,
And forgive us
      our trespasses
      as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
And lead us not
      into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payer and set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

          The Mission with How Great Thou Art
          The Piano Guys

“The Mission,” also known as “Gabriel’s Oboe,” (from the soundtrack of the movie “The Mission”) written by Ennio Morricone.
 “How Great Thou Art” is a Christian Hymn based on a Swedish folk song.
 Arrangement produced by Jon Schmidt; Arrangement written by Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt & Steven Sharp Nelson.
 Mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah
Performed by Jon Schmidt on Piano;  Steven Sharp Nelson on the Cellos
Video produced by Paul Anderson; Video filmed and edited by Shaye Scott & Paul Anderson

Dedication Prayer

     (The video contains
    this prayer
     and the announcements
     and Benediction
     that follow) 

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music.

This week:
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Tuesday – 11AM-4 PM – Pastor Karla will have usual office hours 11-4
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours (Valerie)
  • Wednesday – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!

Benediction

      Go with dreams filling your heads,
      and courage surging through your soul.
      Go to live out the unity we seek.
      Go to live the equality we share.
      Go in the power of the Spirit of God.
      Keep firm in the hope God has set before us,
      that we, and all God’s children, shall be free,
      and the whole earth will live to praise God’s name.

Postlude

      There Is a Time
      Sung by Andrea LeBlanc

Thank you to Andrea LeBlanc for allowing us to use her music
videos from her youtube channel
There is a Time That We Must Rise: Words ©2007 Carolyn McDade Music;
Music ©2006 Carolyn McDade Music; Arrangement ©2006 by Lydia Pedersen
CCLI #1397620

Go in peace, beloved of the Lord!
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 11-4
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours (Valerie)
  • Wednesday – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!

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” – Tuesday 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  

“The Way” – A Bible Study
by Adam Hamilton

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM

We’ve begun a new study “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we begin each lesson with a video set in an appropriate place in the Holy Land, and follow Jesus to these places. The focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus, drawing on history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land.

If you don’t have a book there may be one in the church office to borrow – check in before next class!

Preparing for each week:

January 27 – Chapter 3 – Proclaiming the Kingdom (The Mountains)
February 3 – Chapter 4 – Calming the Storm (The Sea of Galilee)
February 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria)

Beginning on February 17 we will start our Lenten Study: “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

        ZOOM LINK: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
See CURRENT EVENTS for additional methods of connecting.

WEEKLY at Chehalis UMC:

Sundays – Worship at your own time – http://chehalisumc.org             
      On the welcome/opening page find the link to the worship for
      that Sunday and click on it (available after Sunday, as well.)

Tuesdays – 10 AM “Coffee Hour” – bring a cup and/or snack, and
zoom in at https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522. More ways to connect, with or without internet, are on this website under CURRENT EVENTS.

Wednesdays –  6:30-7:30 PM – Bible Study (see article below) https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 
More ways to connect, with or without internet, are on this website under CURRENT EVENTS.

Worship for Jan 17, ’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.

Prelude

      The Summons
     The Faith We Sing #2130

Words:  John Bell, ©1987, The Iona Community
Music: (Kelvingrove) traditional Scottish   
Album: John L. Bell – God Never Sleeps
Sung by The Cathedral Singers, conducted by John L. Bell

Welcome and Call to Worship

Pastor Karla

Opening Prayer

We thank you, O God,
for calling us into your
church to be your people.
We have gathered,
God of grace and wisdom,
because we have
 heard your call. 
You have reached out to
 us in Jesus Christ,
you have touched us with your Spirit;
and we have turned toward you,
seeking to love as we have been loved. 

We call upon your holy name: 
empower us to worship and serve you,
 walking gently on this earth,
 through the grace of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Hymn

      Here I Am, Lord
      United Methodist Hymnal #593

Text and music by Dan Schutte © 1981
OCP Music lyric video
Licensed to Youtube by: The Orchard Music (on behalf of OCP); Hexacorp (music publishing), BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., and 5 Music Rights Societies
CCLI #1397620

Children’s Message

      “Hear, See, Feel, Follow”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture Lessons

     John 1:35-46
     Read by Mary Dahlstrom

     RESPONSE
     Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
     People: Thanks be to God!

Sermon

     “Come and See”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

AFTER THESE PRAYERS WERE RECORDED, NEWS CAME EARLY THIS MORNING THAT LOLA T. HAS COVID-19. PLEASE, ADD A PRAYER FOR HER AND HER FAMILY WHERE SHE LIVES IN OLYMPIA – THEY ARE QUARENTINED IN SEPARATE AREAS FROM EACH OTHER.

 Prayers of Gratitude
 Prayers of Concern

 The Lord’s Prayer

Give us this day
      our daily bread,
And forgive us
      our trespasses
      as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
And lead us not
      into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payer and set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore
UM Hymnal #344 – Sing along if you like!

          (translation differs on the video)

Sung by Colin and Mark Nelson
Video:  Heart of God
Words and Music:  Cecareo Gabarain, 1979
©1979 (Spanish) Ediciones Paulinas
This translation: unknown
CCLI #1397620

Dedication Prayer for Offering

(The following video contains
This prayer and the announcements and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Benediction

        Go with dreams filling your heads,
        and courage surging through your soul.
        Go to live out the unity we seek.
        Go to live the equality we share.
        Go in the power of the Spirit of God.
        Keep firm in the hope God has set before us,
        that we, and all God’s children, shall be free,
        and the whole earth will live to praise God’s name.

Postlude/Closing Hymn

            Pass it On
            United Methodist Hymnal #572

Lyrics and Music: Kurt Kaiser Copyright © 1969 Bud John Songs (ASCAP)
(adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com)
CCLI #1397620

It only takes a spark
to get a fire going
And soon all those around
can warm up to its glowing
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it
You spread His love
 to everyone
You want to pass it on

What a wondrous time is spring
when all the trees are budding
The birds begin to sing,
the flowers start their blooming
That’s how it is with God’s love
Once you’ve experienced it
You want to sing,
it’s fresh like spring
You want to pass it on

 I wish for you, my friend,
 this happiness that I’ve found
You can depend on Him
It matters not where you’re bound
 I’ll shout it from the mountain top
I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me
I want to pass it on

…I’ll shout it from the mountain top
 I want the world to know
The Lord of love has come to me I want to pass it on

Go in peace, beloved of the Lord!
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 11-4
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours (Valerie)
  • Wednesday – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM Property & Finance Committee – zoom connections will be sent
  • Thursday – 6:30 PM Church Council – zoom connections will be sent
    Visitors welcome in zoom – check with Valerie or Karla for connection.
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!

Bishop’s Pastoral Letter, Jan 15

Here is a link to the letter our Bishop sent out this week:
BISHOP’S LETTER

IF YOU HAVEN’T RETURNED YOUR
PLEDGE CARD for 2021 year, please do so this week!

If you have lost the pledge card sent to you in December, just send the following on any sheet of paper, or in an email:

Name(s)
Amount estimated for your giving $ ___________ for the year, monthly, or weekly (choose one)
Include any additional info or comments

Also if an address, email, phone etc. has changed, you could include that in your email to chehalisumc@rainierconnect.com.
Or you can send a paper pledge to Chehalis UMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA 98532, ATTN: Financial Secretary
(This is also the address to which you may send checks.)

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.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 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.
OH! and Hint: 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  

“The Way” – A Bible Study
by Adam Hamilton

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM

We’ve begun a new study “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we begin each lesson with a video set in an appropriate place in the Holy Land, and follow Jesus to these places. The focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus, drawing on history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land.

If you don’t have a book there may be one in the church office to borrow – check in before next class!

Preparing for each week:

January 20 – Chapter 2 – The Healing Ministry (Capernaum)
January 27 – Chapter 3 – Proclaiming the Kingdom (The Mountains)
February 3 – Chapter 4 – Calming the Storm (The Sea of Galilee)
February 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria)

Beginning on February 17 we will start our Lenten Study: “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

        ZOOM LINK: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
See CURRENT EVENTS for additional methods of connecting.

WEEKLY at Chehalis UMC:

Sundays Worship at your own time – http://chehalisumc.org             
      On the welcome/opening page find the link to the worship for
      that Sunday and click on it (available after Sunday, as well.)

Tuesdays – 10 AM “Coffee Hour” – bring a cup and/or snack, and
zoom in at https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522. More ways to connect, with or without internet, are on this website under CURRENT EVENTS.

Wednesdays –  6:30-7:30 PM – Bible Study (see article below) https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 More ways to connect, with or without internet, are on this website under CURRENT EVENTS.

Worship for Jan 10, ’21

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

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

      Thy Holy Wings, O Savior
      Arr. David Ashley White

The Parish Youth Choir of Church Street United Methodist Church singing: Thy Holy Wings, arr. by David Ashley White. Michael Patrick Shortal, Director
Words:  Caroline V. Sandell-Berg 1865; translated by Gracia Grindal, 1983

Welcome and Call to Worship

  Pastor Karla

      Before beginning the video, you are invited to set
      a bowl or clear glass of water in front of you for
      for use during the service.

Hymn

      Wade in the Water
      A spiritual

A Spiritual; Performers unknown
video by Gina Garcia on Youtube

Children’s Message

      “Fresh and Clean and Ready!”
      Marin Miller

From Marin on her Youtube channel

Scripture Lessons

     Genesis 1:1-5
     Mark 1:4-11
     Read by Mark Fredericksen

Sermon & Baptismal Reaffirmation

     “Refreshing water and Hovering Spirit”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

Prayers for our Nation
Prayers for Individuals
Prayers of Gratitude & Thanks
The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father
      who art in heaven,
      hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come;
      thy will be done
      on earth
      as it is in heaven.
Give us this day
      our daily bread,
And forgive us
      our trespasses
      as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
      And lead us not
      into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

Down to the River to Pray    

Virtual choir organized and recorded by Tiffany Goodrick
presented on her YouTube Channel. 
The Song is an old American Folksong in the Public Domain.

Dedication Prayer for Offering

     (The following video contains
     This prayer and the announcements
     and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

      Baptized in Water
      #2248 in The Faith We Sing

Words: Michael Saward, ©1982 Jubilate Hymns
CCLI#1396720
Music: (Bunessan) Gaelic traditional
Arrangement:  John Barnard
Lyrics, recording and score available from www.Jubilate.co.uk
©2020 Jubilate; video on Jubilate youtube

Go in peace, beloved of the Lord!
Thanks be to God!

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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 (Office Assistant, Valerie)
  • Wednesday – 6:30-7:30 Bible Study – NEW!  “The Way: Following the Footsteps of Jesus”  – see zoom connections below
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 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.
OH! and Hint: 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  

“The Way” – A Bible Study
by Adam Hamilton

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
starting January 13

This week on WEDNESDAY, January 13, we begin a new study “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we will begin each lesson with a video set in an appropriate place in the Holy Land, and follow Jesus to these places. The focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus, drawing on history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land.

If you haven’t ordered a book yet, there is one that comes with the videos, and you may borrow it – Let Pastor Karla know to reserve it for you – first come, first served!

Preparing for each week:
January 13 – Read the Prologue: John the Baptist and Jesus, AND
      Chapter 1 – Baptism and Temptation
      (Jordan River and the Wilderness)
January 20 – Chapter 2 – The Healing Ministry (Capernaum)
January 27 – Chapter 3 – Proclaiming the Kingdom (The Mountains)
February 3 – Chapter 4 – Calming the Storm (The Sea of Galilee)
February 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria)

Beginning on February 17 we will start our Lenten Study: “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

Will you be vaccinated?

https://www.drchristianson.com/the-covid-choice/embed/#?secret=msoFnDO3aY

The above article has really good info. about the statistical risks associated with covid infection vs the vaccine.  If you are trying to decide, it might be helpful to read this article in fairly easy to understand terms.  (Link offered to us by Dr. Mark Fredericksen.)

Worship for Jan 3, ’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.

Prelude

      The Star

This song’s origin is unknown.
It is sung by Andrea LaBlanc (on the piano) and a friend, on Andrea’s Youtube channel.

Welcome and Call to Worship

  Pastor Karla

  Blessing of the Magi
      by Jan Richardson in
      “Circle of Grace:

      Book of Blessings for
      the Seasons”

Hymn

      From a Distant Home – arr. Hal Hopson
      in the UM Hymnal #243
      Sing along, using the Hymnal or
      the words that are below!

De Tierra Lejana Venimos (From A Distant Home)
is a traditional Puerto Rican carol; trans by George K. Evans;
This arrangement is by Hal Hopson
Soloist: Virgil Simon (last verse)
Recorded at Snowmass Chapel (their YouTube channel)
Videographer: Brian Harris

From a distant home, the Savior we come seeking,
using as our guide the star, so brightly beaming,
lovely Eastern star, that tells us of God’s morning,
heaven’s wondrous light, O never cease thy shining.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven,
and upon the earth be peace and love to all.

Glowing gold I bring to the newborn Babe so holy,
token of his power to reign above in glory.
Bitter myrrh I bring to give the infant Jesus,
token of the pain that he will bear to save us.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven,
and upon the earth be peace and love to all.

Frankincense I bring the child of God’s own choosing,
token of our prayers to heaven ever ris-ing;
lovely Eastern star, that tells us of God’s morning,
heaven’s wondrous light, O never cease thy shining.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven,
and upon the earth be peace and love to all.

Bitter myrhh have I to give the infant Jesus
Token of the pain that he will bear to save us.
lovely Eastern star, that tells us of God’s morning,
heaven’s wondrous light, O never cease thy shining.
Glory in the highest to the Son of Heaven,
and upon the earth be peace and love to all.

Children’s Message

   “The Light, the Truth and the Way”
   By Marin Miller

Created by Marin Miller on her youtube channel

Scripture Lessons

     Read by Abby Fredericksen

     Isaiah 60:1-6

       Response:
       The word of God   
       for the People of God
       Thanks be to God!

 

    Matthew 2:1-12

      Response:
      The gospel of Christ.
      Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

Sermon

     “…by a different road”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

      Prayers of Concern
      Prayers of Gratitude & Thanks
      The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father
      who art in heaven,
      hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come;
      thy will be done
      on earth
      as it is in heaven.
Give us this day
      our daily bread,
And forgive us
      our trespasses
      as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
      And lead us not
      into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)
HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

       What a Wonderful World  – Thiele and Weiss
       The Musical Mountaineers

What a Wonderful world
played by The Musical Mountaineers, their arrangement
Composers: Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, 1967
First made famous by Louis Armstrong.

Dedication Prayer for Offering

     (The video contains
     This prayer and announcements
     and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Benediction

Postlude

      I Am the Light of the World
      Jim and Jean Strathdee

Jim and Jean Strathdee sing the song which he wrote using the words of Howard Thurman’s famous poem as the basis of his verses, in a video found on their youtube channel (church location unknown). 
Words:  Jim Strathdee, 1967; Howard Thurman
Music:  Jim Strathdee  © Desert Flower Music
CCLI #1396720

Refrain: 
I am the light of the world,
you people come and follow me
If you follow and love,
you’ll learn the mystery
of what you were
meant to do and be.

When the song of the angel’s is still, when the star in the sky in gone,When the kings and the shepherds have gone, the work of Christmas is begun.

To find the lost and lonely one, to heal the broken soul with love.
To feed the hungry children with warmth and good food,
to feel the earth below the sky above.

To free the prisoner from all chains, to make the powerful care.
To rebuild the nations with strength and goodwill
To see God’s children everywhere.
To bring hope to every task you do.  To dance at a baby’s new birth,
To make music in an old person’s heart. 
And sing to the colors of the earth.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!
May God’s Grace and Peace
follow you throughout the year!
Now, go with God’s blessings
to be the church!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • TONIGHT!! – 7-7:30 PM – Vespers with Communion
    Remember to think about “the best gift you’ve ever received.”
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Tuesday – 11 AM – 4 PM – Pastor Karla will have usual office hours this week
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Wednesday (No Bible Study this week – Returning NEXT week: “The Way”)
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!
    “It’s the water, and a lot more” (Baptism of the Lord Sunday)

Tonight! – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service
January 3, 7 – 7:30 p.m.

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each monthTONIGHT (January 3) Epiphany Sunday, at 7:00 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!   Also, for TONIGHT, think ahead a little to briefly share with the group, the best gift you’ve ever received!

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 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.
OH! and Hint: 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  

Will you be vaccinated?

The following article has really good info. about the statistical risks associated with covid infection vs the vaccine.  If you are trying to decide, it might be helpful to read this article in fairly easy to understand terms.  (Link offered to us by Dr. Mark Fredericksen.)

“The Way” – A Bible Study
by Adam Hamilton

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
starting January 13

NEXT WEDNESDAY, January 13, we begin a new study “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” in which we will begin each lesson with a video set in an appropriate place in the Holy Land, and follow Jesus to these places. The focus is on the life and teachings of Jesus, drawing on history, archaeology, and the geography of the Holy Land.

Preparing for each week:
January 13 – Read the Prologue: John the Baptist and Jesus, AND
Chapter 1 – Baptism and Temptation (Jordan River and the Wilderness)
January 20 – Chapter 2 – The Healing Ministry (Capernaum)
January 27 – Chapter 3 – Proclaiming the Kingdom (The Mountains)
February 3 – Chapter 4 – Calming the Storm (The Sea of Galilee)
February 10 – Chapter 5 – Sinners, Outcast and the Poor (Samaria)

Beginning on February 17 we will start our Lenten Study: “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

Worship – Dec 27, ’20

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

      What Child is This?
      The Piano Guys

“What Child is This” arrangement written by Jon Schmidt, Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson Performed by Jon Schmidt, Piano Steven Sharp Nelson, Electric cello Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studio in Utah

Welcome and Call to Worship

  Pastor Karla

  Where the Light Begins
      by Jan Richardson in
      “Circle of Grace: Book of Blessings for the Seasons”

Hymn

      Angels from the Realms of Glory
      FCCB Virtual Choir and Rainier Symphony

Words:  James Montgomery, 1816
Music:  Henry T. Smart, 1867
Arrangement:  Dan Forrest
Created by Stephen O’Bent, Minister of Music & Arts,
First Congregational Church, Bellevue

 Christmas Greetings from Bishop

      Elaine JW Stanovky
      Bishop of the Greater NW Area of the UMC
      Including Pacific Northwest Conference

Children’s Message

Created by Marin Miller on her youtube channel

   “Simeon and Anna
Bless Baby Jesus”
   By Marin Miller

Scripture Lessons

     Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
     Luke 2:22-40
     Read by Mark Fredericksen

     The word of God
for the People of God
     Thanks be to God!

Meditation on the Scripture

     “Rejoicing at the Temple”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

      Rev. Karla Fredericksen

      Prayers of Gratitude and Thanks
      Prayers of Concern
      The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father
      who art in heaven,
      hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come;
      thy will be done
      on earth
      as it is in heaven.
Give us this day
      our daily bread,
And forgive us
      our trespasses
      as we forgive those who
      trespass against us.
      And lead us not
      into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power
      and the glory forever. Amen.

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Pastor Karla will not have any office hours this week.
  • Friday – Happy New Year!
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!
    Next Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany (Wise people coming to see the Baby)

Offering

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

OFFERTORY MUSIC!

       God is with us
       Conference Choir

Another of the Virtual choir created by members of our Annual Conference. The Advent Choir Project is a collaboration of the Clarkston (WA) and Lewiston (ID) First United Methodist Churches, the Pacific Northwest Conference Office of Connectional Ministries, and the Regional Media Center.
Verses to “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” by Charles Wesley, arrangement and additional words and music by Luke Woodward
From discoverworship.com – used by permission

Dedication Prayer for Offering

     (This video contains
     This prayer, plus announcements
     and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Here are some highlights – A more full description of these items and more look in the announcement section, which is after the Closing Music

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Pastor Karla will not have any office hours this week.
  • Friday – Happy New Year!
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!
    Next Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany (Wise people coming to see the Baby)
  • Next Sunday – 7-7:30 PM – Evening vespers!

Benediction

Postlude

      Angels We Have Heard on High
      Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Virtual Choir

Sung by the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir, James Biery, director.
French carol words trans. by James Chadwick, music arr. by Edward Shippen Barnes and James Biery.

Merry Christmas!
May God’s Grace and Peace
follow you throughout the holidays
and into the new year!
Now, go and be the church!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
  • Pastor Karla will not have any office hours this week.
  • Friday – Happy New Year!
  • Next Sunday – early on Sunday morning – Worship is available again!
    Next Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany (Wise people coming to see the Baby)

The Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodists
Presents….

Join Conference leaders in a Blue Christmas service which premiered last Sunday, but is still available at www.greaternw.org/bluechristmas.

This Advent and Christmas are like no other in recent memory. Many of us are having difficulty getting into the spirit of the season and fully embracing its joyous and celebrative tenor. Because of this, members of the Greater Northwest Area Cabinet offered a Blue Christmas Service, Sunday, December 20 – It is still available for you to view.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 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.
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Join Zoom Meeting – This is the NEWEST link!!
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  

Will you be vaccinated?

The following article has really good info. about the statistical risks associated with covid infection vs the vaccine.  If you are trying to decide, it might be helpful to read this article in fairly easy to understand terms.  (Link offered to us by Dr. Mark Fredericksen.)

https://www.drchristianson.com/the-covid-choice/?inf_contact_key=056efeb73bb626e24129fe9fbd9e992b16358d5485884e2f31e6019a0d26c8b0

First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS
A short communion service
January 3, 7 – 7:30 p.m.

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, NEXT SERVICE on January 3, Epiphany Sunday, at 7:00 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!   Also, for January 3, think ahead a little to share with the group, the best gift you’ve ever received!