Worship for Feb 21, 2021

The First Sunday of Lent

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

Prelude

      Search Me, O God
      – Sung by Stephany Dawn

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

Welcome & Call to Worship

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

Call and Prayer:

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


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


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


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

Staying with us through the wilderness.

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

Prayer

Hymn

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

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

Children’s message

      “God’s Promise”
      Marin Miller

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

Children’s Song

     A Rainbow Valentine
     

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

Scripture

     Genesis 9:8-14
     Mark 1:9-13

     Read by Mary
     Dahlstrom

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

Sermon

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

Prayers of the People

 Confession:

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

 Assurance of Forgiveness

 Prayers of Gratitude

 Prayers of Concern

    God in your mercy
       …Hear our prayers


 The Lord’s Prayer:

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

Offering:

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

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

            Yield Not to Temptation – Al Green
            Sung by Hasan Green

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

Offering Dedication

T

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

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

Previewing Announcements

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

THIS WEEK:

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

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

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

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

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom from home
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522
  • Tuesday – 11AM-4 PM – Pastor Karla will have usual office hours.
  • T – W – Th – 10AM-1PM – office hours
  • Wednesday – 6:45-8:00 PM Bible Study – “The Last Week”: Palm Sunday
    https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173
  • Friday – 10 AM – Outreach team, breakfast casserole making!
  • Saturday – delivery of food for Mission Brunch
  • Next Sunday (Feb 21) – early on Sunday a.m.– Worship is available again!
    http://chehalisumc.org   

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

 “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

This book follows the Gospel of Mark rendering of the Last Week of Jesus’ life (and death and life), in a day-by account of that Final Week, which takes place in Jerusalem –

Here’s what to read ahead of class:
This week – Feb 24 – Chapter 2: “Monday”

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

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

THE UPPER ROOM

A FREE online version of the Upper Room is available, click this link: The Upper Room. This is available to us because our church subscribes and gets hard copies of the booklets. These are available at the church building. If for some reason you haven’t gotten one yet, or prefer to get the online version, then use the link above either for temporary use, or all the time during the pandemic.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesdays 10:00 AM

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! To join the chatter follow the link at 10:00 AM Tuesday 
THIS WEEK. Bring your own coffee and/or snack!
Join Zoom Meeting –
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522

For alternative ways to join click the next link and read!  Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  
More info and more links: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  

Hiss! Hiss!

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

Worship for Feb 14, 2021

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

Prelude

      Transfiguration
      -Wren and Manalo

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

Welcome / Call to Worship / Prayer

Call and Prayer:

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

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

Hymn

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

Children’s message

      “Opposites”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture

     Mark 9:2-9
     Read by Mark Fredericksen

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

Sermon

     “A Monumental Moment”
     By Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

 Confessions
 Assurance of Forgiveness
 Prayers of Concern
 Prayers of Gratitude

 The Lord’s Prayer:

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

Offering:

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

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

            Go Make a Difference – Angrisano and Tomaszek

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

Offering Dedication

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

Previewing Announcements

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

THIS WEEK:

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

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

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

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

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

ASH WEDNESDAY
Feb 17, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Beginning WEDNESDAY NIGHT THIS WEEK is our Lenten Study: “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John Crossan.

This book follows the Gospel of Mark rendering of the Last Week of Jesus’ life (and death and life), in a day-by account of that Final Week, which takes place in Jerusalem – starting with Palm Sunday. Please read the preface and First Chapter before the Feb 17 session.

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

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

THE UPPER ROOM

A FREE online version of the Upper Room is available, click this link: The Upper Room. This is available to us because our church subscribes and gets hard copies of the booklets. These are available at the church building. If for some reason you haven’t gotten one yet, or prefer to get the online version, then use the link above either for temporary use, or all the time during the pandemic.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesdays 10:00 AM

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! To join the chatter follow the link at 10:00 AM Tuesday 
THIS WEEK. Bring your own coffee and/or snack!
Join Zoom Meeting –
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522

For alternative ways to join click the next link and read!  Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  
More info and more links: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  

Worship for Feb 7, ’21

Prelude

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

Welcome and Call to Worship

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

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

Prayer

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

Hymn

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

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

Children’s Message

      “Who never gets tired?”
      Marin Miller

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

Scripture Lesson

Mark 1:29-39
Reader:
Mark Fredericksen

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

Sermon

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

Hymn

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

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

Prayers of the People

 Prayers of Gratitude
 Prayers of Concern

 The Lord’s Prayer

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

Offering:

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

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

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

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

Offering Dedication

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

Previewing Announcements

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

THIS WEEK:

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

Benediction

Postlude/Closing Hymn

        Go Now in Peace
– Besig and Price

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

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

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

Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

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

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month TONIGHT, February 7 at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom . 

 One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage!   

Zoom links:  for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756   One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma)  or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

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

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

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

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

This book follows the Gospel of Mark rendering of the Last Week of Jesus’ life (and death and life), in a day-by account of that Final Week, which takes place in Jerusalem – starting with Palm Sunday. Please read the preface and First Chapter before the Feb 17 session.

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

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

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

THE UPPER ROOM

A FREE online version of the Upper Room is available, click this link: The Upper Room. This is available to us because our church subscribes and gets hard copies of the booklets. These are available at the church building. If for some reason you haven’t gotten one yet, or prefer to get the online version, then use the link above either for temporary use, or all the time during the pandemic.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesdays 10:00 AM

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! To join the chatter follow the link at 10:00 AM Tuesday 
THIS WEEK. Bring your own coffee and/or snack!
Join Zoom Meeting –
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522

For alternative ways to join click the next link and read!  Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  
More info and more links: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  

Worship for Jan 3, ’21

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

Prelude

      The Star

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

Welcome and Call to Worship

  Pastor Karla

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

      Book of Blessings for
      the Seasons”

Hymn

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children’s Message

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

Created by Marin Miller on her youtube channel

Scripture Lessons

     Read by Abby Fredericksen

     Isaiah 60:1-6

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

 

    Matthew 2:1-12

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

Sermon

     “…by a different road”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prayers of the People

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

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

Offering:

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

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

       What a Wonderful World  – Thiele and Weiss
       The Musical Mountaineers

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

Dedication Prayer for Offering

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

Previewing Announcements

Benediction

Postlude

      I Am the Light of the World
      Jim and Jean Strathdee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

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

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

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each monthTONIGHT (January 3) Epiphany Sunday, at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom. 

 One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage!   Also, for TONIGHT, think ahead a little to briefly share with the group, the best gift you’ve ever received!

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! To join the chatter follow the link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Join Zoom Meeting –
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522

For alternative ways to join click the next link and read!  Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  
More info and more links: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  

Will you be vaccinated?

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

“The Way” – A Bible Study
by Adam Hamilton

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

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

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

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

Charge Conference

Here, at last, are the links for the meetings tonight:

NOVEMBER 4
6:00 PM – Personnel (SPR)
7:00 PM – Charge Conference

Both to be held via ZOOM  in accordance with ¶246 of The 2016 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church

District Superintendent Kathleen Weber will be presiding at both.
 
Both meetings will take place via zoom.  It is the same link for both meetings.  If you are not on the Personnel Committee and come early to the zoom link you will be placed in a “waiting room” until the Personnel meeting with the D.S. is finished. 

 Below is your log-in information:
Join Zoom Meeting https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/6470356943?pwd=dk9yT1o1SzRwcS8rdE0xWjNiYmF0QT09
One tap mobile: 253-215-8782, 6470356943# US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 647 035 6943

Worship for Oct 25, ’20

Welcome                                                  

            Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prelude

        Psalm 139 Song (You Carry Me)
        By Patty Felker

Words and Music: Patty Felker  
© 2004 Noteworthy Christian Music
CCLI #1396720
Video: Patty Felker’s Youtube channel

 Call to Worship

      Led by Dave and Debbie Campbell

      (Words for call are below the video window.)

One:  The Holy One is the love-maker
All:    and we are made of love, for love.
One:   Our Creator is the life-giver
All:    and we have been given life, to give life.
One:   Christ is the hope-birther
All:    and we are born of hope, for hopefulness.
One:   This is the way God meets us
All:    and we meet holiness.
One:   Come and know you are loved again and again.
All:    We come to worship God.

Opening Prayer

Hymn

        O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go
United Methodist Hymnal #480 

Words:  George Matheson, 1882;  Music: Albert L. Peace, 1884
Video on the YouTube Channel:  20schemes Music
No licenses required (in public domain)

 Children’s Sermon

      “The Greatest Commandment
and the Golden Rule”

Thanks to YouTube’s Marin Miller

 Psalm Reading

      Psalm 139: 1-10
      Read by Debbie Campbell

Gospel Lesson

      Matthew 22:34-40
      Read by Dave Campbell

Sermon

      “Where can I go from your spirit?”
      Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

      Great is Thy Faithfulness – UM Hymnal #140

Video provided by Maranatha Music.
Words: Thomas O Chisholm, 1923
Music: William M. Runyan, 1923
© 1923, renewed 1951 Hope Publishing Co.
CCLI #1396720

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, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic moment in time, please remember the church in your giving.  Take note of several venues to contribute without an offering plate being passed:
We accept:

  • 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 (T-W-Th, 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!

        You Are My All in All with Canon in D

You Are My All in All Dennis Jernigan © 1991 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc.
with Pachebel’s Canon in D
(Admin. by PraiseCharts Publishing, Inc.)       CCLI #1396720
Youtube video: WorldView

Dedication Prayer for Offering

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
    6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Saturday – 4 -6 PM – Halloween Treats (Drive Thru)
  • Next Sunday – by 10:00 AM – WorshipALL SAINTS SUNDAY!
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – VESPERS – ALL SAINTS with Communion

See article below for HOW TO PREPARE for both All Saints celebrations

Benediction

Postlude

            You are my Anchor  – by Stuart Townend

Virtual choir, directed by David Wesley. 150 voices and 37 countries.
Premiered Sept. 17, 2020 on David’s YouTube.
Words and Music:  Stuart Townend
Song is based on Psalm 27.

Go forth, church!
And be God’s people!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
    6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Saturday – 4 -6 PM – Halloween Treats (Drive Thru)
  • Next Sunday – by 10:00 AM – WorshipALL SAINTS SUNDAY!
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – VESPERS – ALL SAINTS with Communion

See article below for HOW TO PREPARE for both All Saints celebrations

NO Bible Study THIS WEEK!

There will be no more Wednesday Night Bible Study,
until November 11

That is when we begin a new Advent Study by Adam Hamilton:  The Incarnation (beginning Nov. 11). If you want your own copy of the book, you may buy one for $13.25 including shipping, etc. from Pastor Karla. They are “first come, first served” in the church office. Please leave payment as you pick up a book. Books may also be ordered through Cokesbury and other outlets, if we run out.

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).

Halloween Treats – DRIVE THRU

Saturday, October 31, 4:00-6:00 PM
In the Church Parking Lot

This Saturday we have a different way of doing Trunk-or-Treat! Please tell friends to drive through starting from the First Street entrance, and exiting at the E. Main entrance (Exit). We’ll have treat bags for every child. They can wear costumes if they like, but will stay in their cars. We’ll love seeing the costumes safely from there, and sending them on to pick up their treats! NO TRICKS, PLEASE!! (unless you can do it from your car.)

All Saints Sunday is Next
Sunday, November 1

We will celebrate saints in the Sunday morning service, but will also have communion celebrating our own personal saints in the Evening Vespers Service. 

In preparation for the morning service – We will be naming members and close friends of the church who have passed away since last All Saints.  Please email names of any you believe should be included to Pastor Karla.

In preparation for the Vespers be sure to find a few candles to have on hand (birthday size, votives, tapers, other – even electric!)  These we will use for you to light in your own remembrance of “those who have gone before us.”  Also don’t forget your own bread and beverage for the communion part. Zoom Link is below.

Zoom Links for ALL SAINTS 7 PM:  for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756   
One tap mobile: +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma) or for a 
regular cell or 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.

Charge Conference
November 4

Our District Superintendent will meet with the Church Council and any “visitors” on Nov. 4 ON ZOOM. If you want to attend, but do not have an adequate internet service/computer, etc. Please talk to Pastor Karla and we can arrange to get you connected at the church building.

We will attend to the general annual business of the church, including the election of officers, disciplinary questions about church finances and business practices, etc. You might ask the District Superintendent directly, the questions that you have about the Conference COVID-19 restrictions and phases, etc.

Zoom Link will be published here and on the church website, as soon as we receive it from the D.S.

Maybe next year…. the world will be such a place where we can have another wonderful gathering for all the churches of our area together like last year’s – together for a big meal and joint worship and Charge Conference!

“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 this link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.

Join Zoom Meeting (This is the NEW link)
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93939418452

(Don’t be afraid…) 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  
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Worship for Oct 11, ’20

Welcome

            Rev. Karla Fredericksen

 Prelude

      We are not Alone, God is With Us
    by Pepper Choplin                                                           

Words and Music:  Pepper Choplin, © 2005 Harold Flammer Music, a division of Shawnee Press. 
Video by Calvary Piano Tuner – Jerry Proppe, with 70 voice from the SymphoNYChorus of New York
and and The New West Symphony & Chorus of Calgary, Alberta – from their homes.

Call to Worship

      Led by Monica Ferguson
(with Grace Grant)

One:  We are each on a journey,
            a journey of faith.
All:    And we are on the journey together.
One:   Can we trust God on the journey?
All:    We have set out in faith.
One:    We will risk letting go
           and step out on the journey. 
All:   We will look for God’s leading
           as the path unravels. 
           We will trust God on the journey.

Opening Prayer

Great God, we move into this time and space with our sight and sense of smell, with our listening, with our hearts and our minds, so that we may live inside your story.  Help us remember who we are as your children as we celebrate the purpose you give us as your people. Amen. 

Hymn

      God is Here – United Methodist Hymnal #660
      (Words on the video for you to sing along)
                                                                                                                

Words: Fred Pratt Green, © 1978 Hope Publishing Co
Music:  “Abbot’s Leigh,” by Cyril V. Taylor, ©1941, renewed 1970 Hope Publishing Co.
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720
Youtube video channel: Daily Hymns

Children’s Sermon

   “10 Commandments and Golden Calf”

Youtube:  Crossroads Kids’ Club/God’s Story

 Scripture Lesson

      Exodus 32:1-14
      Read by Monica Ferguson

Sermon

      “Our Golden Idols”
      Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

    When We Are Living (Pues Si Vivimos) UM Hymnal #143

Words: St. 1 anon. trans. Elise S. Eslinger, 1983;
stanzas 2,3,4 Roberto Escamilla, 1983 trans by George Lockwood, 1987
(based on Rom. 14:8).  Translations ©1989 The United Methodist Publishing House.
Music:  Trad. Spanish melody
CUMC’s CCLI #1396720
Youtube channel: Plymouth United Methodist Church

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.

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 (NOTE:  NEW links at the end of worship)
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel Committee (zoom)
  • Wednesday – 7 PM – Bible Study (zoom)
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property & Finance (Boadway: members)
                        6:30 PM – Church Council (Boadway Hall, members)
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic moment in time, please remember the church in your giving.  Take note of several venues to contribute without an offering plate being passed:
We accept:

  • 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 (T-W-Th, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page 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!

        On Eagle’s Wings – UM Hymnal #143

        (Words for the refrain are below the video window if you want to join in)

Sung by Ellen and Michael Haygood
Words and Music by Michael Joncas, 1979
©1979, 1989 North American Liturgy Resources
CUMC CCLI #1396720
Youtube video by Ellen Haygood

REFRAIN:
And God will raise you up on eagle’s wings,
            bear you on the breath of dawn,
            make you to shine like the sun,
            And hold you in the palm of God’s hand.

A Prayer at the Offering

Sending Blessing

     Led by Pastor Karla (with Mark Fredericksen)
     (based on Philippians 4:4-9)

Leader:  Rejoice in our God, always!
People:  Again, I say, “Rejoice!”
Leader:  Let your gentleness be known
                to everyone
People:  for God is near.
Leader:  Don’t worry about anything,
                but in a spirit of prayer and thanksgiving
                tell God what’s on your mind.
People:  And may the peace of God –
                which passes all understanding –
                keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Leader:  And finally, my friends in the faith,
                whatever is true, whatever is noble,
                whatever is right, whatever is pure,
                whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
                — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
                – think on these things.
                And what good thing you have heard
                 or received, or seen – 
                 put that into practice. 
                 And the God of peace will be with you.

Closing Prayer

   God of wondrous love and boundless forgiveness,
   We have heard your word to us today in written and spoken words and song.  May that word inspire us toward new paths of service, as we find your ways of peace and community.  Amen.

Postlude

Postlude on Old 100th – arr. Fred Bock

For those who especially enjoy organ and who remember the “Doxology” that was used for so long after the offering, you’ll enjoy this short creation.

`Music arranged by Fred Bock and played by Jeff Brummel, organist at
Wilshire Baptist, Dallas, Texas. (on WilshireBaptist youtube channel)

May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May God’s grace be upon you.
May God’s face turn toward you,
and give you peace!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (NOTE:  NEW link in article below)
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel Committee
  • Wednesday – 7 PM – Bible Study
  • Thursday – 5:30 PM – Property and Finance
                         6:30 PM – Church Council
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)

Bible Study to begin again THIS WEEK!

by A Sanctified Art

October on Wednesday nights at 7 PM, beginning Oct. 7  (except Nov. 4) – These will be on ZOOM.

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST MONTH:

Oct  7 – ThomasWhen the Unimaginable
             Happens  – John 20:19-29
Oct 14 – Moses’ Mother Gives Him Up
             
– When our plans for our children
              unexpectedly change!

              –  Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10
Oct 21 – Job’s Lament and Loss – Seeking
             understanding when everything has
             Fallen apart.  –  Job 28:12-28
Oct 28 – Jesus Heals a Man Possessed
             by a Legion of Demons
– The Unraveling of the Mind
             –   Mark 5:1-20
Nov 4 – NO CLASS  (Charge Conference)

FROM HERE we begin a new Advent Study by Adam Hamilton:  The Incarnation (beginning Nov. 11). If you want your own copy of the book, you may buy one for $13.25 including shipping, etc. from Pastor Karla  – unless the class decides on a different Advent Study!  More details will be in the November Friendly Caller!

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM meeting on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173

All Saints Sunday is November 1

We will celebrate saints in the Sunday morning service, but will also have communion celebrating our own personal saints in the Evening Vespers Service. 

In preparation for the morning service – We will be naming members and close friends of the church who have passed away since last All Saints.  Please email names of any you believe should be included to Pastor Karla.

In preparation for the Vespers be sure to find a few candles to have on hand (birthday size, tapers, other – even electric!)  These we will use for you to light in your own remembrance of “those who have gone before us.”   Zoom Link is below.

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 cell or 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.

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

To join the ZOOM (live) chat follow this Link!
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 this link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.

Join Zoom Meeting (This is the NEW link)
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93939418452

(Don’t be afraid…) 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  
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.

worship for Sept 27, ’20

Welcome 

            Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prelude

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.

Call to Worship

             (Based on Psalm 103:1-5)|
             Led by Mark Fredericksen

Opening Hymn

You are My All in All (with Cannon in D)

You Are My All in All, Dennis Jernigan
© 1991 Shepherd’s Heart Music, Inc. (Admin. by PraiseCharts Publishing, Inc.)
CCLI#1396720
Canon in D – Pachabel
YouTube presentation: WorldView

Children’s Sermon

         “Dealing with Pain”  by Douglas Talks

 Sermon

             “How Long, O Lord”  – Rev. Karla Fredericksen
            Scripture:  Habakkuk 1:2-4

Hymn

It is Well with My Soul       United Methodist Hymnal #377 

Words: Horatio G. Spafford, 1873;  Music: Phillip P. Bliss, 1876;  sung by Chris Rice
Album: Amazing Grace: Timeless Hymns of Faith
Licensed to YouTube by: [Merlin] Absolute Label Services (on behalf of Integrity Music); ASCAP, LatinAutor, EMI Music Publishing, PEDL, Warner Chappell, and 8 Music Rights Societies

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.

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 (links after the end of worship)
  • Wednesday – Last Day to order CHEHALIS MINTS
  • Wednesday – 6:00 PM – Reimagining Team
  •  Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – Evening Vespers with Communion – “What is This?  Manna from Heaven!”

A Prayer for the Offering

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic moment in time, please remember the church in your giving.  Take note of several venues to contribute without an offering plate being passed:
We accept:

  • 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 (T-W-Th, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page 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!

How Long, O Lord (Psalm 13)

Artist: Brian Doerksen © 2003 Integrity Music
Words: From Psalm 13, adapted
Chehalis UMC’s CCLI #1396720
Album: Brian Doerksen Collection
Licensed to YouTube by: [Merlin] Absolute Label Services;
ASCAP, Music Services, Inc. (Publishing), and 7 Music Rights Societies
YouTube video Presentation (channel): BrothersoftheSon1

Closing Prayer

            On your own

You who represents all that is sacred to us:
We thank you for refreshing our spirits,
      for warming our hearts,
      for bringing us close that we may learn your ways.
Now as we prepare to go from here,
may we remember your holy thoughts
and ways, and learn from you.  Amen.

Postlude

          Be Not Afraid  – Robert J. Dufford, SJ    

Published by Oregon Catholic Press Text and music
© 1975, 1978, 2007, Robert J. Dufford, SJ and OCP. All rights reserved. Used with permission.   CCLI#1396720
Video produced by Salt + Light Media.  These are Catholic Artists who are combining their voices from their homes.

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Wednesday – Last Day to order CHEHALIS MINTS
  • Wednesday – 6:00 PM – Reimagining Team
  •  Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)
  • Next Sunday – 7:00 PM – Evening Vespers with Communion – “What is This?  Manna from Heaven!”

Bible Study to begin again this month!

by A Sanctified Art

October on Wednesday nights at 7 PM, beginning Oct. 7  (except Nov. 4) – These will be on ZOOM.

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST MONTH:

Oct  7 – ThomasWhen the Unimaginable
             Happens  – John 20:19-29
Oct 14 – Moses’ Mother Gives Him Up
            
When our plans for our children
              unexpectedly change!

              –  Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10
Oct 21 – Job’s Lament and Loss Seeking
             understanding when everything has
             Fallen apart.  –  Job 28:12-28
Oct 28 – Jesus Heals a Man Possessed
             by a Legion of Demons
             The Unraveling of the Mind
             –   Mark 5:1-20
Nov 4 – NO CLASS  (Charge Conference)

FROM HERE we begin a new Advent Study by Adam Hamilton:  The Incarnation (beginning Nov. 11) books $13.25 including shipping, etc.   – unless the class decides on a different Advent Study!  More details will be in the November Friendly Caller!

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM meeting on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173

NEW!  First Sunday – EVENING VESPERS:
World Communion Sunday

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 OCTOBER 1, at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom.  We celebrate WORLD COMMUNION this month!

 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!!)

Breathing Smoke …
Seeking Hope

a time of prayer, reflection, and praise

As wildfires rage, we add to our prayers yet another crisis. Our individual prayers are crucial, but our corporate prayers are needed, too.

On Sept 20 was a special service. Voices from across the Area led us through music, liturgy, and deep breaths amid the fire, smoke, ash, anxiety, and grief of this time. 

You still have the opportunity to offer financial support to disaster response efforts, as you see images of our earlier commitments to be good stewards of the earth and our current efforts to love our neighbors.  

The “Breathing Smoke…Seeking Hope” worship service is still available through YouTube. (click on the link)

PNW Annual Conference

Last week was our (virtual) Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the UMC.
There will be a full report of what we experienced there. But, if you’d still like to read Bishop Elaine Stanovsky’s address(es):
These were posted prior to the virtual webinar-style conference, and are still there if you’d like to read them (click on the part you want to read here: )
Part 1 – COVID-19 Notice #8
Part 2 – Becoming Anti-Racist – Dismantling Racism
Part 3 – The United or Untied Methodist Church – shaping the future of the Church?

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

To join the ZOOM (live) chat follow this Link!
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 this link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.

(Don’t be afraid…) For alternative ways to join click the next link and read! Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  More info: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.

Worship for Sept 20, ’20

Welcome 

            Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Prelude and Opening Prayer

      A Prayer of Pope Francis

Fresh as the morning by Tony Alonso
© 2014 GIA Publications, Inc  CCLI#1396720
Song sung by Andrea LaBlanc

Call to Worship

             Led by Mark Fredericksen

                 You can follow the words to this Call and the Opening Prayer,
                 below this video window.

         One:    Remember this: God is always generous
                     and God is always fair.
         All:     We will remember!
         One:    Remember this: 
                     God will give us more than we deserve.
         All:     We will remember!
         One:    Remember this: 
                     God will give others more
                     than they deserve.
         All:     We will remember!

Hymn

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace 
 – The Faith We Sing # 2171   

Sung by Tessera – Sing with them! Words are on the screen.

Artists:  Tessera
Words:  The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, adapted by Sebastian Temple;
Music:  Sebastian Temple
© 1967 OCP Publications;   CCLI #1397620
Licensed to YouTube:  Kobalt (AWAL Digital Limited) (on behalf of Ave International Ltd)
Channel:  St HelenMusic

Children’s Sermon

                 “Highlighting the Scripture”                                    

New Testament Reading

            Matthew 20:1-18
            Read by Mark Fredericksen

 Sermon

             “Too Generous”  – Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

                God is so Good  –  #2056 in The Faith We Sing

Traditional Words and Music,
Played by Kaleb Brasee on his YouTube Channel

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.

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

  • TODAY! – 4:00 PM – Join our Annual Conference for a Special Service
     “Breathing Smoke, Seeking Hope”
  • Tuesday– 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Tuesday – FRIENDLY CALLER DEADLINE!
  • Thursday – 6:00 PM – Care Committee
  • Friday – 3:30 PM – Casserole Making
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)

A Prayer for the Offering

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic moment in time, please remember the church in your giving.  Take note of several venues to contribute without an offering plate being passed:
We accept:

  • 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 (T-W-Th, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page 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!

                Heal the World with Andrea LaBlanc and Friends

Words and Music by Michael Jackson, 1991  CCLI# 1396720
Singers:  Andrea LaBlanc, Stephanie LaBlanc and Jana Partee
Keyboard: Andrea; also her YouTube Channel

Closing Prayer

            On your own

May your loving spirit warm us,
breathe new life into us,
and free us for the work and
the joys that are before us! 
May all we say, all that we do,
     all that compels us,
    be inspired by your passion,
your love, grace and goodness. 
Amen.

Postlude

                The Blessing (Zimbabwe)   

Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.
Words and Music by Christopher Joel Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick
 © 2020 Capitol CMG Publishing/Sony/ATV
Edited and directed by Dicomm McCann.
Brought to you by Sasai TeamTalk

God bless you and keep you.
The Lord turn his face toward you,
and be gracious unto you.
and give you peace. Amen.

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • TODAY! – 4:00 PM – Join our Annual Conference for a Special Service
     “Breathing Smoke, Seeking Hope”
  • TUESDAY – OCTOBER FRIENDLY CALLER (newsletter) DEADLINE!!
  • Tuesday– 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Thursday – 6:00 PM – Care Committee
  • Friday – 3:30 PM – Casserole Making
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)

Breathing Smoke …
Seeking Hope

a time of prayer, reflection, and praise

Sunday, September 20, at 4 p.m. Pacific time

As wildfires rage, we add to our prayers yet another crisis. Our individual prayers are crucial, but our corporate prayers are needed, too.

Join United Methodists from across the Greater Northwest Area in a time of prayer, reflection, and praise in online worship this Sunday, September 20, at 4 p.m.

Voices from across the Area will lead us through music, liturgy, and deep breaths amid the fire, smoke, ash, anxiety, and grief of this time. You will have the opportunity to offer financial support to disaster response efforts in each annual conference as you see images of our earlier commitments to be good stewards of the earth and our current efforts to love our neighbors.  

The “Breathing Smoke…Seeking Hope” worship service will be available through YouTube premier and Facebook Live. Churches are encouraged to host watch parties on Facebook as the service is broadcast at the times listed above. The video will be available for later viewing, too.

PNW Annual Conference

Last week was our (virtual) Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the UMC

If you’d still like to read Bishop Elaine Stanovsky’s address(es):
These were posted prior to the virtual webinar-style conference, and are still there if you’d like to read them (click on the part you want to read here: )
Part 1 – COVID-19 Notice #8
Part 2 – Becoming Anti-Racist – Dismantling Racism
Part 3 – The United or Untied Methodist Church – shaping the future of the Church?

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

To join the ZOOM (live) chat follow this Link!
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 this link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.

(Don’t be afraid…) For alternative ways to join click the next link and read! Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  More info: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Wednesday Stretch Group is changing

Restorative Stretch is changing what we are doing and the way we are connecting.  We’re excited to be doing more floor/mat exercises plus there will be occasional special sessions such as meditation or tapping.
If you are interested in joining our new format please contact Dianne Stefanini at 360-669-9380 for more information.  (The Zoom link that was posted on this site is no longer valid.) 
Remember:  It’s always too soon to quit so keep finding ways to be active and to stay healthy!

Friendly Caller!

This month’s Friendly Caller (newsletter) should have arrived if you are on our mailing list. If you or someone you know needs to be added to the list, call Valerie at 360-748-7334 to let her know. – You may also view a copy of the FC during the month on the CURRENT EVENTS page of this website!

The next DEADLINE for submitting articles for the NEXT Friendly Caller for October is Sept 22.

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.

Worship for Aug 30, 2020

Welcome

Please use this page as you would any webpage, scrolling down through the order of worship, will bring you to videos along the way! (They aren’t ads, though.) Stop to watch, listen, and enjoy the elements of worship. WELCOME!

Prelude

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

Come And Find The Quiet Center Based on the hymn tune Beach Spring
Music by B.F. White – Lyrics by S.E. Murray – Arranged. by Kirk Marcy
Performed by Meadowdale High School’s Choir and Orchestra
Directed by Jeff Horenstein and Nathan Rengstorf
Audio production by Amanda Taylor – Video production by Chris Denton

Call to Worship

Led by Aric Fisher

        You can follow the words to this Call and
the Opening Prayer, below this video window.

Leader:     I was glad when they said to me,
                  let us go to meet the Living God.
People:     This is the day when we rejoice
                 in God’s act of creation.

Leader:     This is our Sabbath, when we rejoice in
                  the resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
People:     We give thanks that once more,
                  God has brought us together in this way,
                  that we might refresh ourselves.

Leader:     Peace to all this day and every day,
                   in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen

Opening Prayer

We reach out to you, God,
       in our believing and in our doubting.
We reach out to you with
       our dreams, our songs, and our listening.
We know you have already reached out to us
       before we even thought about reaching out to you
       so we come to you giving you thanks today.  Amen. 

Opening Hymn

How Majestic is Your Name – The Faith We Sing #2023

Words and Music:  Michael W. Smith;   CCLI #1397620
© 1981 Meadowgreen Music Co.
Video presentation: Ron Cobb 1 (YouTube)
Artists: Studio Musicians, on album:  America’s Favorite Praise and Worship Choruses
Licensed to YouTube by: SME (on behalf of Brentwood Music); LatinAutor – UMPG, Adorando Brazil, Capitol CMG Publishing, LatinAutor, and 3 Music Rights Societies

Children’s Sermon

    “The Stuck Jar”

This is from Children’s Minstry Deals’ YouTube Channel.

Scripture  

Read by Aric Fisher

Romans 12: 9-21
Matthew 16:21-26

      Response:  This is the word of God for the people of God.
                          THANKS BE TO GOD!

 Sermon

  “Self Denial!?       – Rev. Karla Fredericksen

Hymn

Where He Leads Me  – United Methodist Hymnal #338

Words: E.W. Blandy, 1890
Music John S. Norris, 1890
in the Public Domain
YouTube Video Presentation by SE Samonte

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 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 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 (note time change) – Coffee hour – via zoom (links after the end of worship)
  • Tuesday –  6:30 PM  – Personnel Committee (SPR/Nominations)
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website.   (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone or laptop or video camera, or if unequipped or un-techy meet Karla or Dianne at the church to video.)
  • Next Sunday Night – 7:00 PM – Vespers with Holy Communion – via zoom (Please bring your own bread and “wine” to bless together.)

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic moment in time, please remember the church in your giving.  Take note of several venues to contribute without an offering plate being passed:
We accept:

  • 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 (T-W-Th, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page 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’S Some Offertory Music:

Hallelujah

Composer: Leonard Cohen © 1984 Stranger Music Inc. USA,  CCLI 1397620
Video and Performance by The Musical Mountaineers on their YouTube Channel
performed at Manastash Ridge, near Ellensberg, WA

A Prayer for the Offering
by Pastor Karla

Closing Prayer

            On your own

May your loving spirit warm us,
breathe new life into us,
and free us for the work and the joys that are before us! 
May all we say, all that we do,
     all that compels us,
    be inspired by your passion, your love, grace and goodness.  Amen.

Postlude

The Blessing (South Africa)

Original Song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship.
Words and Music by Christopher Joel Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick © 2020 Capitol CMG Publishing/Sony/ATV Creative Director and Producer: Donna Mathews Editor – Nick Lear Mixer – Graeme Duffin Logo Design: Ryan Botha Jericho Hendricks – Keys Barbara-Marie – Violin Xhosa Translation – Minah Koela and Nontando Shelby Mtsamayi

God bless you and keep you.
May God’s face shine upon you.
God be gracious unto you.
The Lord turn his face toward you,
and give you peace. Amen.

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

THIS WEEK:

  • Tuesday – “Coffee Hour” 10:00 AM – See notice below for link. – note time change!
  • Tuesday – Personnel Committee 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday Stretch is being revamped! Call Dianne S. to learn more and discuss.
  • Next Sunday – 10:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. (Call Karla 206-226-4694, and volunteer to videotape the readings – you can use a cellphone, you know.)

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

To join the ZOOM (live) chat follow this Link!
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 this link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.

(Don’t be afraid…) For alternative ways to join click the next link and read! Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  More info: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Wednesday Stretch Group is changing

Restorative Stretch is changing what we are doing and the way we are connecting.  We’re excited to be doing more floor/mat exercises plus there will be occasional special sessions such as meditation or tapping.
If you are interested in joining our new format please contact Dianne Stefanini at 360-669-9380 for more information.  (The Zoom link that we’ve been posting on this site is no longer valid.) 
Remember:  It’s always too soon to quit so keep finding ways to be active and to stay healthy!

Friendly Caller!

This month’s Friendly Caller (newsletter) should have arrived if you are on our mailing list. If you or someone you know needs to be added to the list, call Valerie at 360-748-7334 to let her know. – You may also view a copy of the FC during the month on the CURRENT EVENTS page of this website!

Do you hear what I hear?

“Voices in Bronze”

Well, not yet, but the bells are warming up! Calling all bell players! Soon we’ll have bell solos, duets and trios recording especially for our worship services. If you fit that catagory, you should have gotten an email from Mary Dahlstrom inviting you to volunteer to help out. If you somehow missed it, contact her.

Listeners, get ready! Be watching our worship for some home-grown special music in the coming weeks.

Take the Census!

This is an important event and will make a difference in how federal dollars are used to support special services in our area for the next decade!   Take the census, if your haven’t already, and be sure to remind your neighbors to take it, too!  It’s not too late!

For more info go to:  https://2020census.gov/