Worship for 2nd Sunday of Easter – April 11, 2021

Welcome! The entire worship is on one video this week!

After watching and joining in as you can, please remember to read through the announcements posted after the video. MAY YOUR WORSHIP TIME BE BLESSED!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 – NO BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK! TAKING A SHORT BREAK – back on the 21st
  • Next Sunday (April 18) – 3rd Sunday of EASTER
    Starting early in AM – worship online at  http://chehalisumc.org  
    10:00 AM “Worship Watcher” Group in the Parlor (see details below)
    11:00 AM Outdoor worship (RAIN or SHINE) – in Parking lot

Monetary offering options:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash or check, brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) – use the dropbox, if needed.
  • On the DONATE page of this website using a debit or credit card, or PayPal. 
  • Bill-payer:  on your bank’s bill-payer set an automatic monthly amount.

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

“Worship Watchers” group(s)

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

This was devised with a certain group of people in mind: Those who have missed worship altogether because they have no internet, or inadequate internet for watching.  So this group will always have priority.  Other persons are invited to join as there is room.
A second group is forming at 12:30 PM. This means that anyone interested in attending on a given Sunday needs to call ahead to be put one of the lists. Call during office hours to Valerie (360-748-7334), or to Pastor Karla (206-226-4694) outside those hours.
THIS/THESE GROUPs WILL CONTINUE, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS AN OUTDOOR WORSHIP. Participants can choose which to attend. Some cannot navigate the outdoor situation!

Outdoor Worship

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

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

RAIN: On days that are Rainy: Choose to bring an umbrella, OR stay in your car. Our new portable sound system is a good one, and has made it much easier to hear outside, even from your car (window down, of course).

When can we go to INDOOR Worship?

Once we have come to a time when we’ve reached the 2.1 Stage/Phase of re-opening the building! – that is after 3 weeks of continuously being in the yellow or green zone). At that point you’ll receive notices on Thursday as to whether we’ll be able to have worship (up to 25 persons each service) inside the building!

The website to check for color zone of the pandemic that is referred to above is  http://www.CovidActNow.org. When reaching this site, click on Washington State in the U.S. map and then on Lewis County. Scrolling down gives information and graphs about how our County is doing!   If we stay in the green or yellow zone, that’s GOOD for getting back to worship in person! We HAD BEEN in the yellow zone for over a week, but these past two weeks were back into orange! (The graph is current.)

NEXT Wednesday Night Bible Study
(break till April 21)

We finished “The Last Week” on last Wednesday night, and are taking a short break before coming back on APRIL 21.

The next plan is for a study of The Acts of the Apostles in the “Genesis to Revelation” series.  (If you have a copy of this book from a few years ago, bring it and join us again, or loan the book back to the church for others to use.) Several copies are available at the church office.

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 April 4, ’21

HAPPY EASTER!

Please feel free to scroll down the page to each section, watching and listening to the videos, pausing as you need to, and joining in the prayers and liturgy aloud or silently.

Prelude/Hymn

      An Easter Hallelujah
       – Cassandra & Callahan Star

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

Gathering for Worship

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

      (The video shows all of these.)

Opening Hymn

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

Children’s Time

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

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

Listening for the Word

      (The video shows all of these.)

      Prayer for Illumination – Pastor Karla

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

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

      Sermon
            “The Gospel according to Peter, Paul & Mary”
            by Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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

Bringing our Prayers

      Confession and Words of Forgiveness
      Prayers of Intercession
      Prayers of Thanksgiving

Confession and Words of Forgiveness are adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Offertory

      The Day of Resurrection

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

For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) – use the dropbox, if needed.
  • On the DONATE page of this website using a debit or credit card, or PayPal. 
  • Bill-payer:  on your bank’s bill-payer set an automatic monthly amount.

Going Forth

Offering Dedication
Announcements, including Pastoral announcement
Closing Blessing

(All these are on the video.)

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


Postlude/Closing Hymn

      Every Morning is Easter Morning
      – Avery and Marsh

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

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

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

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

“Worship Watchers” group(s)

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

This was devised with a certain group of people in mind: Those who have missed worship altogether because they have no internet, or inadequate internet for watching.  So this group will always have priority.  Other persons are invited to join as there is room.
A second group is forming at 12:30 PM. This means that anyone interested in attending on a given Sunday needs to call ahead to be put one of the lists. Call during office hours to Valerie (360-748-7334), or to Pastor Karla (206-226-4694) outside those hours.
THIS/THESE GROUPs WILL CONTINUE, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS AN OUTDOOR WORSHIP. Participants can choose which to attend. Some cannot navigate the outdoor situation!

Outdoor Worship

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

SHINE: We will set up chairs on the front lawn of the church! In case it begins to unexpectedly rain, there is the walkway off of the courtyard to give emergency cover! Though, it’s probably wiser to bring umbrellas! – maybe preparation will prevent rain 🙂

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

When can we go to INDOOR Worship?

DAILY New Cases per 100K
Lewis Co.

Once we have come to a time when we’ve reached the 2.1 Stage/Phase of re-opening the building! – that is after 3 weeks of continuously being in the yellow or green zone). At that point you’ll receive notices on Thursday as to whether we’ll be able to have worship (up to 25 persons each service) inside the building!

The website to check for color zone of the pandemic that is referred to above is  http://www.CovidActNow.org. When reaching this site, click on Washington State in the U.S. map and then on Lewis County. Scrolling down gives information and graphs about how our County is doing!   If we stay in the green or yellow zone, that’s GOOD for getting back to worship in person! We HAD BEEN in the yellow zone for over a week, but this week spiked back into orange! (The graph is current.)

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

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

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

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM BIBLE STUDY on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer – https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 – We are able to screen share, and if there is a video or screenshare to see together, calling in without video gives you less advantage, though you could still hear any videos, and would be welcome to listen in. Additional ways to connect: One tap mobile +12532158782,,93573921173# US (Tacoma) Dial on any regular phone (landline) +1 253 215 8782 (Tacoma), then enter when prompted: Meeting ID: 935 7392 1173

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 Mar 28, 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/Hymn

      All Glory, Laud and Honor
      UM Hymnal #280

      Words: Theodulph of Orleans, 8-9 C.;
      transl. by John Mason Neale, 1851
      Music: Melchior Teschner, 1615

Gathering for Worship

      Welcome – Rev. Karla Fredericksen
      A Call to Worship
      Opening Prayer
      First Scripture Reading – Mary Dahlstrom
            Mark 11:1-11

      (The video shows all of these.)

Call to Worship: adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
    | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Children’s Time

      “A Parade for Jesus”
      
 by Marin Miller

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

You are invited to “go and get” something
to wave around during the hymn to follow,
and pretend that we are having a parade
for Jesus – find a branch, a flower, some
artifical (or real) greenery to wave around,
and as we sing or listen to the “Hosannas.”

Hymn

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna!
– UM Hymnal #278

Words: Jeanette Threlfall, 1873
Music: Gesangbuch der H. W. k. Hofkpelle, 1784

Listening for the Word

      Prayer for Illumination
      SCRIPTURE – Mark 15:15b-24a
            Read by Mary Dahlstrom

      SERMON: “Compelled to Bear the Cross”
            by Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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

Bringing our Prayers

      Confession and Words of Forgiveness
      Prayers of Intercession
      Prayers of Thanksgiving

Confession and Words of Forgiveness are adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Offertory

      Hosanna! (Praise is Rising)- Paul Baloche

This is Paul Baloche’s song, which is found on his YouTube channel:
Paul Baloche • Leadworship

For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) – use the dropbox, if needed.
  • On the DONATE page of this website using a debit or credit card, or PayPal. 
  • Bill-payer:  on your bank’s bill-payer set an automatic monthly amount.

Going Forth

Offering Dedication
An Affirmation of Faith
Announcements, including Pastoral announcement
Closing Blessing

(All these are on the video.)

Affirmation of Faith is adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.


Postlude/Closing Hymn

      The King of Glory Comes
      -The Faith We Sing #2091

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

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

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
    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”: Saturday
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
  • Thursday – 6:30 PM – Celebrating The Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thurs.
    LIVE on zoom! (bring bread and wine) https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/5509088690
  • Friday – A Good Friday Tenebrae Service is available -Link on this website WELCOME PAGE by Friday.
  • Next Sunday (April 4) – EASTER
    SUNRISE SERVICE – 7 AM – outdoors!
    watch for announcements midweek about a possible outdoor worship at 11 AM, based on weather forecast!
    Also by 10 AM on  http://chehalisumc.org   (as always)
    ALSO: “Worship Watchers” Group, 11:00 AM (see details below)

Holy Week and Easter Events:

For more details on the following as the time draws nearer, please go to CURRENT EVENTS page, see Sunday announcements, or read emails and mail notices from Chehalis UMC the week before. WE MAY HAVE SOME OUTDOOR GATHERINGS, WEATHER PERMITING!! We’ll know more about means and methods of “meeting” early in the week – when the forecast is available.

   April 1 – Maundy Thursday
          6:30 PM  Last Supper Celebrationon zoom (for sure)
                    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/5509088690

   April 2 – Good Friday
           Good Friday Tenebrae Service, online, available all day.

   April 4 – EASTER SUNDAY
          7:00 AM  Sunrise Service – by the cross on the front lawn
                         of the church building
                    (YES! in-person, outdoors, wear a face mask & distance.)
            10 AM  Easter Worship, on website,
                         also:  
                        11:00 “Worship Watchers”
                         11:00 ~ Outdoor Worship – if we have good forecast!!

“Worship Watchers” group(s)

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

This was devised with a certain group of people in mind: Those who have missed worship altogether because they have no internet, or inadequate internet for watching.  So this group will always have priority.  Other persons are invited to join as there is room. And if there are enough people who are interested, then there can be more groups of up to 10 added!

This means that anyone interested in attending on a given Sunday needs to call ahead to be put on the list. Call during office hours to Valerie (360-748-7334), or to Pastor Karla (206-226-4694) outside those hours.

THIS GROUP WILL CONTINUE, WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS AN OUTDOOR WORSHIP. Participants can choose which to attend.

Outdoor Worship

As the weather gets warmer and drier, and until we can begin indoor worship again, we will start having occasional outdoor worship services. The decision on whether we can meet on a given Sunday will be made by Thursday of each week based on weather forcast, and a notice sent out to members and friends on Thursday, based on the forecast for Sunday! We will set up chairs on the front lawn of the church! In case it begins to unexpectedly rain, there is the walkway off of the courtyard to give emergency cover!

Once we have come to a time when we’ve reached the 2.1 Stage/Phase of re-opening (that is after 3 weeks of continuously being in the yellow or green zone), the same procedure will continue to let us know which week(s) we will be allowed to worship (up to 25 persons each service) inside the building!

The website to check for color zone of the pandemic that is referred to above is  http://www.CovidActNow.org. When reaching this site, click on Washington State in the U.S. map and then on Lewis County. Scrolling down gives information and graphs about how our County is doing!   If we stay in the green or yellow zone, that’s GOOD for getting back to worship in person! WE HAVE BEEN IN THE YELLOW ZONE FOR ONE FULL WEEK NOW – Praise God! KEEP IT UP, Lewis County!

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 – Wed., March 31 – Chapter 6: “Saturday”

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 or screenshare to see together, 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 Mar 21, 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

       Here I Am, Lord – arr. Mark Hayes
      written by Dan Schutte
      UM Hymnal #593

Gathering for Worship

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

      (The video shows all of these.)

Call to Worship: adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
    | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Hymn

      I Have Loved you
      By Michael Joncas

      Sung by Chris Brunelle

I have loved you with an everlasting love,
I have called you and you are mine.

Seek the face of the Lord, and long for him,
he will bring you
… his light and his peace.
… his joy and his hope.
… his care and his love.


Children’s message

      “God’s Pinky Promise”
     
 by Marin Miller

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

Listening for the Word

      Prayer for Illumination
      Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34
            Read by Mary Dahlstrom

      Sermon: “Break our Hearts of Stone”
            by Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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

Bringing our Prayers

      Confession and Assurance
      Prayers of Intercession
      Prayers of Gratitude

Words of Assurance is adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Offertory

Indescribable (Amazing God)   arr. Sam Robson

For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) – use the dropbox, if needed.
  • On the DONATE page of this website using a debit or credit card, or PayPal. 
  • Bill-payer:  on your bank’s bill-payer set an automatic monthly amount.

Going Forth

      Offering Dedication
      An Affirmation of Faith
      Announcements
      Closing Blessing

(All these are on the video.)

Affirmation of Faith is adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.


Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
        – Besig and Price

Go in peace, go in love, go in joy,!
being followers of Jesus.
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”: Wednesday
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
  • Saturday – Our day to deliver the Gospel Mission Brunch
  • Next Sunday (March 28) – PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP
    watch for announcements midweek about a possible outdoor worship, based on weather forecast! If not, then http://chehalisumc.org   
    ALSO: “Worship Watchers” Group, 11:00 AM (see details below)

Pie in the Sky!

Pre-ordered pies will be available for pickup at the church on This coming Saturday, March 27 at 2 PM. CAN’T WAIT!!

“Worship Watchers” group(s)

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

This was devised with a certain group of people in mind: Those who have missed worship altogether because they have no internet, or inadequate internet for watching. So this group will always have priority. Others are invited to join as there is room. And if there are enough people who are interested, then there can be more groups of up to 10 added!

This means that anyone interested in attending on a given Sunday needs to call ahead to be put on the list. Call during office hours to Valerie (360-748-7334), or to Pastor Karla (206-226-4694) outside those hours.

THIS GROUP WILL CONTINUE, WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS AN OUTDOOR WORSHIP. Participants can choose which to attend.

Outdoor Worship

As the weather gets warmer and drier, and until we can begin indoor worship again, we will start having occasional outdoor worship services. The decision on whether we can meet on a given Sunday will be made by Thursday of each week, and a notice sent out to members and friends on Thursday, based on the forecast for Sunday! We will set up chairs on the front lawn of the church! In case it begins to unexpectedly rain, there is the walkway off of the courtyard to give emergency cover!

Once we have come to a time when we’ve reached the 2.1 Stage/Phase of re-opening (that is after 3 weeks of continuously being in the yellow or green zone), the same procedure will continue to let us know which week(s) we will be allowed to worship (up to 25 persons) inside the building!

The website to check for color zone of the pandemic that is referred to above is http://www.CovidActNow.org. When reaching this site, click on Washington State on the U.S. map and then on Lewis County. Scrolling down gives information and graphs about how our County is doing! We were back to orange this past week… If we stay in the green or yellow zone, that’s GOOD for getting back to worship in person! This week’s update is to the right….

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 – Wed., March 24 – Chapter 6: “Friday”

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 or screenshare to see together, 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  

Holy Week and Easter Events:

For more details on the following as the time draws nearer, please go to CURRENT EVENTS page, see Sunday announcements, or read emails and mail notices from Chehalis UMC the week before. WE MAY HAVE SOME OUTDOOR GATHERINGS, WEATHER PERMITING!! We’ll know more about means and methods of “meeting” early in the week – when the forecast is available.

   NEXT SUNDAY! March 28 – Passion/Palm Sunday
          Worship on the website
                         also: ~ “Worship Watchers” 11:00
                         and Outside Worship – 11:00 if we have great weather!!

   April 1 – Maundy Thursday
          6:30 PM  Last Supper Celebrationon zoom (for sure)

   April 2 – Good Friday
           6:30 PM  Good Friday Tenebrae Service, online

   April 4 – EASTER SUNDAY
          7:00 AM  Sunrise Service – by the cross on the front lawn
                         of the church building
                    (YES! in-person, outdoors, wear a face mask and distance.)
            10 AM  Easter Worship, on website,
                         also: ~ “Worship Watchers” 11:00 and
                         outside at 11:00 if we have good weather!!

Worship for the 4th Sunday of Lent – Mar 14, ’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

       Roseymedre (Lovely) –  Ralph Vaughan

James Biery plays “Rhosymedre” (“Lovely”) by Ralph Vaughan Williams on the 1989 Klais organ at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.   

Welcome
A Call to Worship & Prayer

Call to Worship is adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
    | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Hymn

Words: verse 1 by Anna B. Warner, 1860;
verse 2-3 by David Rutherford McGuire
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1862

Jesus Loves Me
– The UM Hymnal #191
Led by Andrea LaBlanc

1 – Jesus loves me,
     this I know
     For the Bible tells me so
     Little ones to him belong
     They are weak,
    but he is strong.

Refrain
Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
The Bible tells me so.

2 – Jesus loves me, this I know,
     As he loved so long ago,
     Taking children on his knee,
     Saying “Let them come to me.”

3 –     Jesus loves me still today,
          Walking with me on the way,
          Wanting as a friend to give
          Light and life to all who live.


Children’s message

      A Read-aloud Story
      “Wherever You Go, My Love Will Find You”
      by Nancy Tillman

      Read by Marin Miller

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

Prayer for Illumination
Scripture: John 3:16-21
Sermon: “that the world might be saved…”

Scripture Reading by Mary Dahlstrom
Sermon by Rev. Karla Fredericksen

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

Confession and Assurance

Pastor Karla

Adapted from liturgy by Sarah Are
         | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Prayers of the People

Offertory

O, The Deep Deep Love of Jesus – Epic Version!   Arr. Khorolskiy

  • O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free,
    rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me.
    Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love;
    leading onward, leading homeward to my glorious rest above.
  •  O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
    How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
    How He watcheth o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
    how for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne.
  • O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of ev’ry love the best;
     ’tis an ocean vast of blessing, ’tis a haven sweet of rest.
    O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis heav’n of heav’ns to me;
    and it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee.

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

THIS WEEK:

Tues – 10 AM Coffee Hr.
Wed – 6:30 PM – Bible Study
Thurs – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance
Next Sun – Worship again! (and “Worship Watchers” Group – 11 AM)

For LINKS & more info, see the full announcements at end of worship.

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,!
being followers of Jesus.
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”: Wednesday
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance Committee (Boadway Hall)
  • Next Sunday (March 21) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!
    http://chehalisumc.org    ALSO: “Worship Watchers” Group

Pie in the Sky!

Pre-ordered pies will be available for pickup at the church on Saturday, March 27 at 2 PM. CAN’T WAIT!!

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 10 – Chapter 5: “Thursday”

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  

Holy Week and Easter Events:

For more details on the following as the time draws nearer, please go to CURRENT EVENTS page, see Sunday announcements, or read emails and mail notices from Chehalis UMC the week before. WE MAY HAVE SOME OUTDOOR GATHERINGS, WEATHER PERMITING!! We’ll know more about means and methods of “meeting” early in the week – when the forecast is available.

   March 28 – Passion/Palm Sunday
Worship on the website, most likely

   April 1 – Maundy Thursday
          6:30 PM  Last Supper Celebration, on zoom (for sure)

   April 2 – Good Friday
           6:30 PM  Good Friday Tenebrae Service, premier live on youtube, with live chat?

   April 4 – EASTER SUNDAY
          7:00 AM  Sunrise Service – by the cross on the front lawn
                         of the church building
                    (YES! in-person, outdoors, wear a face mask and distance.)
          10 AM  Easter Worship, most likely on website, unless we have great weather!!

Worship for March 7, ’21

The Third 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

Serenity

Carol Ambrogio Wood sings “Serenity,”
from “Seven Songs for Voice and Piano” by Charles Ives.
The text is by John Greenleaf Whittier. The pianist is James Biery.

Welcome
A Call to Worship & Prayer

Hymn

Come and Find the Quiet Center
– The Faith We Sing #2128

Words: Shirley Erena Murray, 1989
Music: Traditional American Melody; arr. Jack Schrader
David Myers, Jr., Vocals; Linda Lambrides, Organ
Video: North Yarmouth (Maine) Congregational Church
CUMC’s CCLI #1397620

Children’s message

      “That’s Just Crazy!”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture, Sermon

Scripture Reading by Mary Dahlstrom
Sermon by Rev. Karla Fredericksen
Prayer for Illumination and Confession adapted from prayers
by Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org.

Prayers of the People

Offertory

Deep in Our Hearts – Oldham
      Sung by Andrea LaBlanc

Video produced on her youtube channel.
Song: “Deep in our Hearts” written by John Wesley Oldham.
Words © 1995 by John Wesley Oldham. Music © 1996 Ron Klusmeier, admin. Hope Pub. Co.
(CCLI # 1397620 Chehalis UMC)

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

DON’T FORGET! YOUR “PIE IN THE SKY ORDERS ARE DUE BY THURSDAY!

THIS WEEK:

Tonight-7 PM Communion
Tues – 10 AM Coffee Hr.
Wed – 6:30 Bible Study
Thurs – PIE ORDERS DUE

Next Sun – Worship again!

For LINKS & more info, see the full announcements at end of worship.

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

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

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

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

Pie in the Sky!
Orders due this week!

Talk About a Win-Win—Order by March 11 (Thursday)

Buy a delicious Remlinger Farms homemade pie and help reduce the church’s deficit!  What could be better?  The pies are double crusted, weigh a full 3 pounds, and can be frozen and taken out when you need a dessert or have a craving.  Tell your family and friends and don’t forget to get your order in by March 11.   Make the check to: Chehalis UMC and note “pies”.

If you miss office hours (T-Th, 10am-1pm), just put your order in the drop box outside of the parking lot entry doors before Thursday 10 AM.

Pies will be available for pickup at the church on Saturday, March 27 at 2 PM.

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 is March 7 at 7 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom . 
One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage!   
NOTE: Easter Sunday (April 4) there will be NO Evening Vespers – Join us for a zoom “Lord’s Supper” on Maundy Thursday that week (April 1), for a Tenebrae Service on Good Friday (April 2) and on Easter Morning for a Sunrise Service in-person on the front lawn of the church building, and for the online worship that day, too!
Zoom links for communion links for communion, Sun March 7 & Thurs, April 1:  for computers and internet capable phones –https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756
One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma)
or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference phone call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.

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 10 – Chapter 4: “Wednesday”

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  

Holy Week and Easter Events:

For more details on the following as the time draws nearer, please go to CURRENT EVENTS page, see Sunday announcements, or read emails and mail notices from Chehalis UMC the week before. We’ll know more about means and methods of “meeting” at that time!

   March 28 – Passion/Palm Sunday
          Worship on the website, most likely

   April 1 – Maundy Thursday
          6:30 PM  Last Supper Celebration, on zoom

   April 2 – Good Friday
           6:30 PM  Good Friday Tenebrae Service, premier live on youtube, with live chat?

   April 4 – EASTER SUNDAY
          7:00 AM  Sunrise Service – by the cross on the front lawn
                         of the church building
                    (YES! in-person, outdoors, wear a face mask and distance.)
          10 AM  Easter Worship, most likely on website

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