CURRENT EVENTS

Looking for the zoom links?
(full articles below these):

Clicking on these links on a smartphone or computer will take you directly to the ZOOM meeting space (at the appointed time), or the page for Worship:

This Sunday’s worship April 11 EASTER

Tuesday 10:00 AM – “Coffee Hour”*

Wednesday 6:30 PM – BIBLE STUDY * – “ACTS OF THE APOSTLES” Genesis to Revelation Series, begins on April 21.

Evening Vespers/First Sunday Communion at 7:00 PM* (FIRST Sundays of each month only) – There will be no service on EASTER, as there is one on Maundy Thursday (see Holy Week Events below).

*For alternate methods of joining each meeting, see the separate articles below

“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 on one of the lists. Call during office hours to Valerie (360-748-7334), or to Pastor Karla (206-226-4694) outside those hours.
THIS/THESE GROUPs 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 the Outdoor Worship services are in the Parking Lot! There are chairs with appropriate distancing. Please wear a face mask.

RAIN: On days that are Rainy from the beginning, we’ll still 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. (The alternative, of course, is to stay home and watch online – this is also always available.)

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

 “The Acts of the Apostles” is our next Bible Study, starting on April 21.

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.

The Friendly Caller – March 2021

Here is a copy of the Friendly Caller (our monthly newsletter) for MARCH – ENJOY!
(NOTE: Clicking the link on the left will open the newsletter to read or print, clicking “download” will put a copy in your computer’s downloaded files. Either can be printed.)

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.

TUESDAY “COFFEE HOUR”

Want to see and talk to other church friends (and the Pastor) in person?  Even though we are physically distanced we can be socially and spiritually close.  Follow the link on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM for “Coffee Hour.”  This is merely for a social time with other believers.   SEE MORE WITH ADDITIONAL LINKS TO THE ZOOM CALL

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Reimagining Life Together
– Chehalis Stage 2 PLAN:

Here is our approved Plan for Stage 2 of our gradual plan to reopen the church building, and in-person activities – this is the stage in which we are currently operating: We have applied and gotten preliminary approval for Stage 2.1, which will depend on the number of daily new cases per 100,000 people in Lewis County.

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 month, NEXT 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 and Thurs, April 1: for computers and internet capable phoneshttps://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.