Weekly News from WCUMC-6/23/2013Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.“Parables of Jesus, an Introduction”Rev. Lindsey EklundWhile Pastor Rick is on a sabbatical, each Sunday we will have a messageon selected parables. This week, Pastor Lindsey spoke about thefunction of parables, why Jesus used parables, and some things we needto think about as we look at these well-known stories from a newperspective.In order to understand His message from the parables, we need tounderstand the subject matter and some guidelines for properinterpretation of parables.The function of a parable is to put the known next to the unknown sothat we may learn. Jesus began speaking in parables because of thehardness of many peoples hearts. By using parables, Jesus effectivelyseparated the truth-seekers from the curiosity-seekers.In Matthew 13:10-13, Jesus explained to the disciples why he spoke inparables this way:His disciples came and asked him, “Why do you use parables when youtalk to the people?” He replied, “You are permitted to understand thesecrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those wholisten to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they willhave an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening,even what little understanding they have will be taken away fromthem. That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don’treally see. They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand.
As we review some of Jesus parables over the next few weeks, look forthe central truth of the parable Any other truths from the parableshould be in harmony with it. Dont use the parable to formulate newdoctrine. If we follow these guidelines to interpreting the Parables ofJesus, we can look forward to the joy of understanding more fully the"mysteries or revealed truths of the kingdom of heaven.Summer Worship ScheduleJune 30th - Kim Knudsvig - Wise & Foolish BuildersJuly 7th - Jim Trott - King’s Servants Given TalentsJuly 14th - Ralph Rohwer - Workers in the VineyardJuly 21st - Rev. Lindsey Eklund - The Mustard SeedJuly 28th - David Snook- -The Sower & 4 Types of SoilAugust 4th - Lee Palo - The Rich Man & LazarusAugust 11th - Gaila Palo- -The Prodigal SonAugust 18th - Gary Carlson - The Pharisee & Tax CollectorRemember that while Pastor Rick is on sabbatical, pastoral duties arebeing covered by qualified staff members on a rotating basis. Please callthe church office at (425)THIS WEEK AT WCUMCSunday - 6/23Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomMonday - 6/24Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire RoomTuesday - 6/25Sewing Group, 6:30 PM, Memorial RoomWednesday - 6/26Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM
Thursday - 6/27Friday - 6/28Saturday - 6/29Sunday - 6/30Adult Sunday School,8:45 AM, The Truth Project, Room 119:00 AM, Following God, Memorial RoomNursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing10:30 AM Worship ServiceTweeners Class for 5th-8th graders, 11:00 AM, Memorial RoomAll-Church Mariners Game - 1:10 PMEvening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomChildrens MinistriesKIDSHINE PERFORMING ARTS DAY CAMPDay Camp July 8-12 (Grades 3-8)This is a week of performing arts fun with a final (free) performance onFriday at 7 pm, that will blow your flip-flops off!Sign up NOW!! We need committed campers to fill all the parts!See Pastor Lindsey or the table outside of the Gathering Place for moreinformation.
Vacation Bible SchoolJuly 22-26, 9 AM - 12 PMContact Rev. Lindsay Eklund if you want to experience the joy of showingGods love to our children.The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank serves our community by servingpractical needs, building relationships, and joining people in prayer. Aweekly donation shopping list of needed items in always shown in ourchurch bulletin and in this newsletter.Please take a moment to see if you can become involved.We are looking for another person to stock shelves for the Food Bank onMondays at 11:00 AM. There is also a need for a shopper once a month.Interested persons should contact Della at firstname.lastname@example.org or206-999-1753.Our needs continue to grow, and our reserves arevery low. Please support this important ministry.
This Weeks Needs:CerealRice & BeansMac & CheesePeanut ButterChili/RavioliThank you for your continued support.www.woodinvillestorehouse.orgThis retreat will address the male journey by focusing on the fourspiritual movements expressed in the life of Jesus - Chosen, Blessed,Broken, and Given. Join us at the Palisades Retreat Center in FederalWay for a learning experience in a beautiful, relaxed environment; anon-judgmental setting that will be conducive to your growth towholeness.To register for the retreat, go to www.ThisHealingGround.com.Financial SnapshotGeneral FundIncome, week ending 6/16/13 $ 5,283Income, weekly average, year-to-date $ 10,297Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 10,475Weekly average budgeted expenses $ 10,413
Faith Promise Monthly SupportTotal Faith Promise Pledges $ 90,342Faith Promise beginning balance $ 21,016Received to date $ 53,102Disbursed to date $ 67,530Prayer Chain RequestsPrayer Chain requests call Barbara Clark 425-483-3885. After 6:00 PM callMary Harvey at 425-827-2883 or call the church at 425-483-5252 duringoffice hours.We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.Have a great week!This newsletter is published by Woodinville Community United Methodist Church for ourmembers, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love ofJesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church homewith loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our SundayWorship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville,WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.