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!

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

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 – 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!

Worship for Dec 20, ’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

            Breath of Heaven
            performed by Amy Grant

This song was originally written by Chris Eaton, but Amy Grant wanted to record it and asked Chris if she could rewrite some of the lyrics from a woman’s perspective, namely Mary. Chris agreed. So this is Amy’s version. The images are from the wonderful movie “Nativity Story.”
Video (youtube) created by: BobMarshall

Welcome and Call to Worship

  A Blessing Called Sanctuary
      by Jan Richardson in
      “Circle of Grace: Book of Blessings for the Seasons”

“She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.”
   (Luke 1:40)

You hardly knew
how hungry you were
to be gathered in,
to receive the welcome
 that invited you to enter
 entirely –
nothing of you
found foreign or strange,
nothing your life
that you were asked
to leave behind
or to carry in silence
or in shame.

Tentative steps
became settling in
leaning into the blessing
that enfolded you,
taking your place
in the circle
that stunned you with its unimagined grace.

You began to breathe again,
to move without fear,
to speak with abandon
the words you carried
in your bones,
that echoed in your being.

You learned to sing.
But the deal with this blessing
is that it will not leave you alone,
will not let you linger
in safety,
in stasis.


The time will come
when this blessing
will ask you to leave,
not that it is tired of you
but because it desires for you
to become the sanctuary
that you have found—
to speak your word
into the world,
to tell what you have heard
with your own ears
seen with your own eyes,
known in your own heart:

that you are beloved,
precious child of God,
beautiful to behold,
and you are welcome
and more than welcome
here.

Hymn

    Love came down at Christmas
    UM Hymnal #242, verse 1

Words:  Christina G. Rossetti, 1885
Music:  Traditional Irish Melody
Video: youtube by InfinityPointOne

 Lighting of the Advent Wreath

John and Elaine Stemkoski
(with Pastor Karla)

Children’s Message

   “What? Really?!  Woohoo!!”
   By Marin Miller

Created by Marin Miller on her youtube channel

Scripture Lesson

     Luke 1:1-55 (NRSV)
     Read by Mark and Karla Fredericksen

Sermon

     “Let it be unto me”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

          Rev. Karla Fredericksen

          Prayers of Concern
          Prayers of Gratitude and 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!

Away in a Manger
(with Infant Holy, Infant Lowly)
Sung by a PNW Conference Choir

This virtual choir rendition of Away in a Manger (with Infant Holy, Infant Lowly) featuring the vocal and instrumental talents of United Methodists across the Pacific Northwest Conference, has been produced and permitted for usage by local churches across the Greater Northwest. The 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.

Closing

Dedication Prayer for Offering

Previewing the Announcements

  • TODAY!! – 4 PM (and later) – BLUE CHRISTMAS Service (see details below)
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • Pastor Karla’s Tuesday office hours are shortened
  • Thursday – 7:00 – 7:30 PM – A short CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT service in the parking lot!
  • Next Sunday – Early– A new Worship is available each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is the First Sunday after Christmas!

Closing Blessing

 Postlude

            Mary Did you Know?
            One Voice Children’s Choir

“Mary Did You Know” by One Voice Children’s Choir
 Words and Music by: Mark Lowry, Buddy Greene
Arrangement by: Masa Fukuda

God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

(See articles below for details)

  • TODAY!! – 4 PM (and later) – BLUE CHRISTMAS Service (see details below)
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • Pastor Karla’s Tuesday office hours will be shortened considerably this week, so be sure to call ahead, if need to see her. (Availability by phone or text, as usual, too!)
  • Thursday – 7:00 – 7:30 PM – A short CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT service in the parking lot!
  • Next Sunday – Early– A new Worship is available each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is the First Sunday after Christmas!

Where is the rest of the story?

Jean Fairgrieve’s wonderfully reminiscent story will be completed this week! You’ll get the last installment early in the week. Be sure to thank her for sharing the nostalgia with us all. Watch your email (and regular mail for some) for Pastor Karla’s Christmas mailing – and the story!

At 4:00 PM TODAY (Sunday)
The Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodists
Presents….

Join Conference leaders in a Blue Christmas service available this Sunday 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 will offer a Blue Christmas Service, available on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 4 PM PST

All United Methodists in the Greater Northwest Area are invited to join us for this time of reflection. The service will remain available on this page for use after it’s original posting on December 20.

“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  

Christmas Eve Outdoors
Candlelight Service, 7 PM

We plan to gather for a much shorter (20-30 min.) than usual Christmas Eve Service OUTDOORS.

IF THERE IS SNOW, the decision will be made to cancel if it is deemed to be too dangerous for you to drive! Just as would be in more “normal” times. Assuming weather permits a service…. So far, the forecasts are for “partly sunny” that day!

Accompanied by lots of 6 foot spaced candles, in the least, we will…

  • Light the Christ Candle in the Advent Wreath.
  • Hear the Christmas story read from scripture.
  • Hear/hum “Away in a Manger” and “Silent Night” and light our candles in the night.
  • Wear masks and stand at least 6 feet apart in the middle portion of our parking lot.
  • Go to spread (not a virus, but) the news that JESUS IS WITH US!!

Worship for Dec 13, ’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.

(We’ve been having some embedding problems on some of our videos, so if a video doesn’t show up and there is just a big blank space where it should be, there is a manual link somewhere below the heading to go directly to YouTube, if you need to. (Hint: if you use this link, you may need to use the BACK ARROW on the browser to come back to this page after you are done with the video. Apologies for inconvenience, AND if there are commercials you need to skip!)

Prelude

            Where are you, Christmas?
            – performed by Pentatonix


manual link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXbfEzXn6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emXbfEzXn6A
Christmas, Why Can’t I Find You?” is a song written by Mariah Carey, James Horner and Will Jennings for the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000. 
It was written for the character Cindy Lou Who.
Youtube channel:  PTXofficial
Licensed to Youtube by: SME (on behalf of RCA Records Label); LatinAutorPerf, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., UMPI, LatinAutor – UMPG, ARESA, UMPG Publishing, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, Abramus Digital, ASCAP, LatinAutor – PeerMusic, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, and 15 Music Rights Societies
This song speaks to our hearts today, as we are experiencing a different
kind of tragedy in our world than the mythical “Whos.” 
How do we find Christmas this year without big
family gatherings and a time of fear and uncertainty? 
When all you know seems to be falling apart, we can find Christmas,
and the Christ who is born to us.

Welcome and Call to Worship

      As on a Day of Festival
      by Jan Richardson in
      “Circle of Grace: Book of Blessings for the Seasons”

manual link (if video does not show up right of the text):
WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP 12-13-2020 – YouTube

“He will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love: he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival.”  Zephaniah 3:17-18

Call it
the waters of salvation
or garlands of gladness
Call it
the grave-clothes
falling away,
or call it the loosing
of the chains.
Call it
what binds us together:
fierce but
fragile but
fierce
Call it
he will rejoice over you
with gladness;
call it
he will renew you
in his love;
call it
he will exult over you
with loud singing
as on a day
of festival
Call it
the thin, thin place
where the veil
gives way.
Or call it this:
the path we make
when we go deep
and deeper still
into the dark
and look behind to see
the way has been lit
by our rejoicing

Hymn

    Joy to the World-
    – UM Hymnal #246 (words provided on video)

Manual Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5hj518Iugk

Words: Isaac Watts, 1719
Music: arr. from G.F. Handel, 1741 by Lowell Mason, 1848
Youtube presentation: WorshipVideo, 2007

Lighting the Advent Wreath

      Reading and Lighting by Stan and Maureen Baker
       (with Pastor Karla singing)

Mary Dahlstrom’s Wreath! Pretty!

Please don’t forget that you are invited to light your own advent candles at home along with our lighting on this screen.

Manual Link: Advent Wreath – week 3 – YouTube


Children’s Message

    “Isaiah Knew”
    Marin Miller

Manual link: Isaiah knew!! a Third Sunday of Advent Children’s Message – YouTube

Isaiah was a prophet who knew about baby Jesus coming one day way way
waaaaaaay before he actually was born. Pretty cool, huh! 
Thank you to Marin Miller for sharing her YouTube children’s message!

Scripture Lesson

     Matthew 1:18-25
     Read by Jean Long

Manual Link: https://youtu.be/9xAF1TiwSnQ

Sermon

     “Joseph was there, too”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Manual Link: SERMON: “Joseph was there, too…” – YouTube

An Anthem

      While by My Sheep (Joy, Joy, Joy) – arr. Hugo Jungst

Manual Link: (1) While By My Sheep – YouTube

A German Christmas carol arranged by Hugo Jungst sung by the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir, James Biery, organist and director.
CUMC’s CCLI #3196720

Prayers of the People

          Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Manual Link: PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 12-13-2020 – YouTube

      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!

            Carol of the Bells
            The Piano Guys

Manual Link: Carol of the Bells (for 12 cellos) – The Piano Guys – YouTube

Carol of the Bells attributed to Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: Traditional English Carol
Arrangement written and produced by Steven Sharp Nelson & Al van der Beek
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Featured on the album “Christmas Cello”
Video Producer Paul Anderson Cinematographer/Editor Tel Stewart

Dedication Prayer for Offering

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

Manual Link: CLOSING PRAYERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-13-2020 – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rav3pZmp_A

Previewing Announcements

Benediction

Postlude – You can sing along!

            People Look East – arr. Haugen

Manual Link: People Look East.m4v – YouTube

Words: Eleanor Farjeon, 1928
Music: Traditional French Carol
CCLI #1396720
Music performance:  an album, “Night of Silence,”  featuring Marty Haugen
Youtube video:  DecemberSnow1231

God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

(See articles below for details)

  • Monday – 6:00 PM – Budget committee
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:45 PM – LAST ONE! Advent Study “Incarnation” – see link below
  • Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is the Fourth Sunday of Advent – Magnificat, Love

Advent Study
concludes this week

THIS WEEK on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 PM – zoom connection below.

This week is the LAST WEEK of the Advent Study by Adam Hamilton: Incarnation. No more after this Wednesday. We’ve been are screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented. This week is the “Epilogue” section of teh book, and there is no video!! But there will be a lesson!

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM class on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share the video with Adam Hamilton, so calling in without video is not advised (though you could still hear the video).

“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  

Christmas Eve Outdoor Candlelight Service:

We plan to gather for a much shorter than usual Christmas Eve Service OUTDOORS. This could be a VERY short one depending on weather, right?

IF THERE IS SNOW, the decision will be made to cancel if it is deemed to be too dangerous for you to drive! Just as would be in more “normal” times. Assuming weather permits a service….

Accompanied by LUMINARIES, in the least, we will…

  • Hear the Christmas story read from scripture.
  • Hear/hum “Silent Night” and light our candles in the night.
  • Wear masks and stand at least 6 feet apart in the middle portion of our parking lot.
  • Go to spread (not a virus, but) the news that JESUS IS WITH US!!
Dianne and George took an Anniversary trip to the ocean last week.
Happy anniversary, you two!!

Worship for Dec 6, ’20

Prelude

          Carol of the Bells
          Played by Audrey and Lillian

“Carol of the Bells” is a popular Christmas carol composed by
Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914
with lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky.
The song is based on a Ukrainian folk chant called “Shchedryk.”
Audrey and Lillian are Mary Dahlstrom’s granddaughters!

Call to Worship and Prayer

  Blessing for Waiting

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

We wait for new heavens and new earth – 2 Peter 3:13

Hymn

      Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
      – UM Hymnal #196

Words: Charles Wesley, 1744
Music: Rowland H. Prichard, 1830
Sung by the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir with James Biery, organist (on his YouTube channel)

Lighting the Advent Wreath

      Reading and Lighting by Valerie Sullivan
       (with Pastor Karla)

Please don’t forget that you are invited to light your own advent candles at home along with our lighting on this screen.

Children’s Message

   “Brand New!” – Marin Miller

Thanks to Marin Miller on her Youtube channel

Scripture Lesson

     Isaiah 40:1-5
     Mark 13:32-27
     Read by Mark Fredericksen

Sermon

     “Just Wait!”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

O Antiphon

      My Soul in Stillness Waits – Marty Haugen

The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir sings Marty Haugen’s “My Soul in Stillness Waits.” Each Sunday of Advent 2020 the church’s online service features a verse from this interpretation of the “O Antiphons.” The soloist is Diane Schoff; the pianist and director is James Biery. Music published by and copyright © GIA Publications, Inc.    
CUMC’s CCLI #3196720

Prayers of the People

          Rev. Karla Fredericksen

   Prayers of Concern

   Prayers of Gratitude and 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!

                We live in Hope – Garland

This song was sung by Amanda for the World AIDS Day worship on Dec. 1.
It is borrowed through a recorded zoom “share,” so please
pardon the occasional black framing.
A Hymn for World AIDS Day – We live in Hope
Soloist: Amanda Powell
Music: Jean Sibelius, 1899 (FINLANDIA)
Words: (c) F. Richard Garland, 2008
Published by General Board of DIscipleship, UMC

Dedication Prayer for Offering

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

Previewing Announcements

Benediction

Postlude

Ode to Joy to The World

A combination of the “Ode to Joy” melody from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Joy to the World)
 Arrangement produced by Jon Schmidt & Chuck E. Myers “sea”
Arrangement written by Jon Schmidt, Al van Der Beek, Chuck E. Myers, & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by Jon Schmidt: Piano, synth;  Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello ;  Al van der Beek: Guitar ;   E. Myers: Additional bells & percussion
Orchestral percussion – Kelly Wallis Seretta Hart: Trumpet Studio Choir: Annette Hatch Nichols, Logan Bradford, Melou Stewart Cline, Zach Dickison, Matt Robertson, Paula Fowler, Weston Eldridge, Melinda Kirigan Voss, Serena Olsen, Lydia Afualo, Esther Cabrera , Al Oquendo, Josh Peters, Yahosh Bonner
Featuring the “Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir” (conducted by Debra Bonner) and The Wesley Bell Ringers (conducted by Terry Waite)

God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

(See articles below for details)

  • TONIGHT! – 7:00 PM –  EVENING VESPERS with Communion. This is always a short service. Bring your bread and “wine.”
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel committee (Yes, one more.)
  • Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:45 PM – Advent Study “Incarnation” – see link below
  • Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is the Third Sunday of Advent Magnificat, Joy, Gaudette Sunday.

Advent Study continues

THIS WEEK on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 PM – zoom connection below.

December 2, is the third week of the Advent Study by Adam Hamilton: Incarnation. Remaining classes are Dec 9 and 16. We are screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented.

There is still one book left in the church office. Come borrow if you’d like to join in still. (Leave a note “borrowing” with your name, please. This will go into the church library at the end of the study.)

There are 5 weeks of lessons in the book. That’s why we started early (Advent actually began last Sunday). The study concludes on Dec. 16.

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM class on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share the video with Adam Hamilton, so calling in without video is not advised (though you could still hear the video).

“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! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! 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  

LOOKING FORWARD:

ADVENT STUDY “INCARNATION” continues – Remaining weeks: Dec 9, 16

CHRISTMAS EVE OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT – This could be a VERY short one depending on weather, right? But in the VERY least (EVEN if there’s snow, if not too much to make driving dangerous) hear the story read, and we will light candles and sing “Silent Night”!

Hanging of the Greens – Nov 29

Unfortunately, our traditional Hanging of the Greens service was inadvertently deleted from a private YouTube account we were using at the time. So the videos of the church-created sections of the service are missing – READY TO BE FILLED IN AGAIN on another First Sunday of Advent!

GATHERING

Please follow the order of worship by scrolling down through this page and stopping along the way to watch the various video windows, putting the service in sequence. 

      All are welcome here.  Let’s start with the Prelude:

Prelude

          O Come, O Come Emmanuel
          The Piano Guys

O Come, O Come Emmanuel – traditional Arrangement written by Marshall McDonald and Steven Sharp Nelson
Arrangement produced by Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt, and Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello Jon Schmidt: Piano
Cello recorded by Blair Leishman at Covenant Studios
Piano recorded by Al van der Beek at ThePianoGuys Studios
Mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Video filmed, edited, and produced by Paul Anderson
Licensed to YouTube by SME; LatinAutor – PeerMusic, Sony ATV Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing, LatinAutorPerf, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, CMRRA, and 19 Music Rights Societies

Call to Worship and Prayer

TELLING THE STORY

        Storyteller:  Jeff Sherman
        Announcer:  Judy Sherman

Introduction
The Tree and the Greens

      Tree decorating: June Young
      Wreath: Erica Norquist
      Music:  Deck the Halls

https://youtu.be/86eaE2G169Q
Music: Deck the Halls – Provided by Pudding-TV Symphony Orchestra

The Star

        Grace Stratton
        Music: There’s a Song in the Air

https://youtu.be/I9uH58NlZOQ
There’s a Song in the Air
Music from YouTube: Psalms, Hymns, Spiritual Songs
Words:  Josiah G. Holland, 1874
Music:  Karl P. Harrington, 1904

The Holly and the Ivy Wreath 

        Stan and Maureen Baker

https://youtu.be/rCyFJfr72NE

        Music:  The Holy and the Ivy

The Holly and Ivy,
Words: first published by Cecil Sharp, 1911
Tune:  English folk song
Artists:  Mediaeval Baebes
Licensed to YouTube by WMG, The Orchard Music; PEDL, SODRAC,
Public Domain Compositions, and 12 Music Rights Societies

The Mistletoe

      Ken & Ellen Kristensen

https://youtu.be/iJkHsuToTWs

        Carol: Love Came Down at Christmas

Youtube video: Peter Goodyear
Performance: Ali Matthews, Album: Looking for Christmas
Licensed to YouTube by
CD Baby (on behalf of Shake a Paw Music); Concord Music Publishing

The Candles and Advent Wreath

      Christ Candle: Patti Knapp
      Lighting of the Advent Candle:
      Al and Jeannine Grant

https://youtu.be/YGRsGRFd9lc

        A Reading and Prayer at the lighting
        Pastor Karla

        CarolThe First Noel

Traditional English Carol
Youtube video: Richard Yap
Performance:  Hillsong Worship
Licensed to Youtube by: Hillsong (on behalf of Hillsong Music and Resources LLC); Sony ATV Publishing, Capitol CMG Publishing, ASCAP, Adorando Publishing, Canzion Group (Publishing), and 13 Music Rights Societies
https://youtu.be/sWEqct_TbIA

The Poinsettia

        Pat Floyd
        Jill Page
        Pauline Henry

https://youtu.be/sWEqct_TbIA

        Music: The Little Drummer Boy

Youtube video and performance: forKINGANDCOUNTRY
It’s not certain who wrote the song “Little Drummer Boy” is believed to have been written by Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941. The song lyrics are said to be based on an old Czech carol. It was recorded for Decca as “Carol of the Drum” by the Trapp Family Singers in 1951 and credited to Davis,

The Bells

        Carmen VanTuyl                                               

https://youtu.be/2Ry7blpiS1E

The Holy Bible

        Monica Ferguson and Grace Grant
        Song:  Jesus Loves Me

https://youtu.be/bhiaX30CKf8
Background music: Jesus Loves Me
Words:  Anna B. Warner, 1860
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1862
Piano performance:  Caleb Brasee on his Youtube channel

The Crèche

        Kathy Westergard, and Zahara

https://youtu.be/DBjwXfjIrJw

        Carol:  The Friendly Beasts

The Friendly Beasts, Traditional French melody and words
Youtube Video and Performance:  Cedarmont Kids
Licensed to YouTube by SME (on behalf of Benson); Rumblefish (Publishing), and 3 Music Rights Societies

The Story of the Birth of Jesus

      Luke 2:1-20
      Read by: Kathleen Fisher

https://youtu.be/CiVfaPsHkV4

      Carol
          Angels We Have Heard On High

The words of the song are based on a traditional French carol known as Les Anges dans nos campagnes (literally, “Angels in our countryside”) composed by an unknown author in Languedoc, France. That song has received many adjustments or alignments including its most common English version that was translated in 1862 by James Chadwick, the Roman Catholic bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, north east England

The Shepherd’s Crook

        Roger and Bev Gestrine

https://youtu.be/2pv98RsNjh8

The Offering

Please be aware of the many ways that you may give, with check, with cash brought to the church, with your credit or debit card or with automatic on-line weekly or monthly bill-payer through your bank. For more information with mailing address or GIVING link for credit/debit, please go to the DONATE PAGE.

Here is the final piece of music your were promised! Enjoy it while you prepare or plan your method of giving!

        Offertory Song/Carol: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Youtube video and performance:  Peter Hollens
 O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Words:  9th C. Latin
Music:  15th C. French

SENDING FORTH

Offering Dedication Prayer
Announcements
The Benediction

The Postlude

          Go Tell it on the Mountain
          Performed by Margo Cilker

Margo Cilker is the daughter-in-law of Carmen and Steve VanTuyl (Alex’s wife)
Thanks, Margo, for offering this video for this service!
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Words:  John W. Work, Jr., 1907
Music:  African-American Spiritual

God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

(See articles below for details)

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel committee
  • Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:45 PM – Advent Study “Incarnation”see link below
  • Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is the Second Sunday of Advent.
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – Also next week is the EVENING VESPERS with Communion. This is always a short service. Bring your bread and “wine.”

Advent Study continues

Returns THIS WEEK on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 PM – zoom connection below.

December 2, is the third week of the Advent Study by Adam Hamilton: Incarnation. Remaining classes are Dec 9 and 16. We are screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented.

There are one or two books left in the church office. They are “first come, first served.” Please leave payment if you have it, as you pick up a book. If you would like to just borrow a book that will be fine, we have extras which will go to the church library when the study is over. (Leave a note “borrowing” with your name, please.)

There are 5 weeks of lessons in the book. That’s why we started early (Advent actually begins TODAY, November 29). We did not meet this week (Thanksgiving) nor will we meet on Dec. 23, however – the study concludes on Dec. 16.

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM class on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share the video with Adam Hamilton, so calling in without video is not advised (though you could still hear the video).

“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! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! 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  

LOOKING FORWARD:

ADVENT STUDY “INCARNATION” continues – Remaining weeks: Dec 2, 9, 16

CHRISTMAS EVE OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT – This could be a VERY short one depending on weather, right? But in the VERY least (EVEN if there’s snow, if not too much to make driving dangerous) hear the story read, and we will light candles and sing “Silent Night”!

Worship for Nov 22, ’20

Welcome       

     Rev. Karla Fredericksen


Please scroll down through
this order of worship,
stopping to watch the
videos which will lead
you through it.                       
                    

Prelude

        For the Beauty of the Earth – Rutter

Words:  Folliot S. Pierpoint, 1864
Music: John Rutter, ©1980, 2015 Oxford University Press,
Sung by Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) choir, Singapore
Youtube:  Elizabeth Thia

Call to Worship

        (based on Psalm 100)
        Led by Jill Page

Make a joyful noise to God all the earth!
Come into God’s presence with singing.

Know that God made us!
We are God’s people, and God is our shepherd.

With thanksgiving, let us enter God’s presence with praise.
God’s love goes on forever – So we make a joyful noise!

           (Everyone, clap, stomp, yell “Yeah God!” – making a joyful noise!)

Are we ready to worship God?
Let us worship with all our bodies, hearts, minds and soul.

Opening Prayer

 Hymn

        Now Thank We All Our God
        – UM Hymnal #102

Words: Martin Rinkart, 1663; translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1858
Music:  Johann Cruger, 1647; harm. Felix Mendelssohn, 1840
Video (youtube): affiliateddesigns868

 Psalm 100 & Children’s Message

    “Thank you, God!” – Marin Miller

Thanks to Marin Miller on her Youtube channel

Anthem – Bell Trio

        O Lord Most Holy – Franck
        Ringers: Kathy Westergard, Scott Knapp, Jean Long
        Pianist: Marie Lantripe

Ringers: Kathy Westergard, Scott Knapp, Jean Long
Chehalis United Methodist Church
Pianist: Marie Lantripe (Centralia UMC)
Music by Cesar Franck, arr. Victor Gumma
(c) 1990 National Music Publishers

A Litany of the Least of These

      Read by Barb Perry, Pat Floyd, Jill Page,
Diane Sibbert and Mary Dahlstrom

Scripture Lesson

      Matthew 25:31-46
      Read by Jill Page

Sermon

      “When did I see you?”
      Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

          Rev. Karla Fredericksen

  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!

        The Least of These

Thanks again to Andrea LaBlanc and her United Church of Canada choir
Composer/writer: Janet Sullivan Whitaker (c)2000 OCP

Dedication Prayer for Offering

      (The following video contains all the prayers
      and announcements 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
  • No Advent Study this week.
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!  Stay safe!  Give Thanks!
  • Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is “Hanging of the Greens” Service,
    Special Music by VanTuyl’s daughter in law, Margo Cilker!

Benediction

Postlude

          Look at the World – Rutter

Look at the world  – Words and Music by John Rutter
(c) 1996 Oxford University Press
Video: Advent Heralds
Sung by the Advent Heralds Symphony and Singers, of Great Lakes Adventist Academy

God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

(See articles below for details)

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • No Advent Study this week.
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!  Stay safe!  Give Thanks!
  • Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is “Hanging of the Greens” Service,
    with Special Music by VanTuyl’s daughter in law, Margo Cilker!

No Advent Study this week.

Returns on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 PM – zoom connection below.

December 2, is the third week of the Advent Study by Adam Hamilton: Incarnation. Remaining classes are Dec 2, 9, 16. We are screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented.

There are one or two books left in the church office. They are “first come, first served.” Please leave payment if you have it, as you pick up a book. If you would like to just borrow a book that will be fine, we have extras which will go to the church library when the study is over.

There are 5 weeks of lessons in the book. That’s why we started early (Advent actually begins on November 29). We are not meeting this week for Thanksgiving week, or on Dec. 23, however.

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM class on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share the video with Adam Hamilton, so calling in without video is not advised (though you could still hear the video).

“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! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! 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/93939418452

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  

LOOKING FORWARD:

ADVENT STUDY “INCARNATION”- Remaining weeks: Dec 2, 9, 16

“HANGING OF THE GREENS” Service on NEXT SUNDAY, November 29 (Be sure to thank all those who are planning it, and participating.)

CHRISTMAS EVE OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT – This could be a VERY short one depending on weather, right? But in the VERY least (EVEN if there’s snow, if not too much to make driving dangerous) hear the story read, and we will light candles and sing “Silent Night”!