Weekly News from WCUMC-1/12/2014
"Remembering Our Baptism”
Living a Baptized Life
Matthew 3:13-17 (Common English Bible)
At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River so that John
would baptize him. John tried to stop him and said, “I need to be
baptized by you, yet you come to me?”
Jesus answered, “Allow me to be baptized now. This is necessary to
fulfill all righteousness.”
So John agreed to baptize Jesus. When Jesus was baptized, he
immediately came up out of the water. Heaven was opened to him, and
he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and resting on him. A
voice from heaven said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find
happiness in him.”
The baptism that was being done by John the Baptist was a
baptism of redemption.
It was the will of God that Jesus be baptized by John in order to
be identified with the sinners He came to save.
God wills that we would be baptized
As our identification with Jesus.
To remember what He did for us on the Cross.
That the Holy Spirit would empower our lives.
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection:
(Reference - The Serendipity Bible)
1. What does baptism mean to you?
2. Describe what you remember of your baptism and/or confirmation?
3. Why did Jesus want to be baptized? Was it necessary? Why or why
4. What do you think it meant for Jesus to hear His Heavenly Father
say, "This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in Him"?
5. What does the Heavenly Father words (above) mean for you when
you think of your own baptism?
6. Have there been times when you have remembered you baptism in a
special way? Describe how?
7. What does it mean to you to "live a baptized life"?
8. If you've never been baptized, what is holding you back?
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 1/12
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room
Monday - 1/13
Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11
Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room
Tuesday - 1/14
Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:30 AM, Gathering Place
Men's Bible Study, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Room 10
Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room
MST/Finance Meeting, 7:00 PM, room 10
Wednesday - 1/15
Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Memorial Room
Youth Group/Crossfire, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM, Sanctuary
Thursday - 1/16
Friday - 1/17
Saturday - 1/18
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Sunday - 1/19
Adult Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM
Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship
10:30 AM Worship Service
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
DATES/TIMES: Sundays, Jan. 19 - March 16 from 12:30 - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Room 11 Downstairs
COST: $93 for individual or couple (check out the first class at no cost)
New Open Door Class Adult Study
Begins Sunday, January 26
Life Lessons: The Book of
By Max Lucado
The book of Revelation need not be so complicated
and confusing when boiled down to its core. This
study examines it as a book of assurances for
believers, confirming that when the smoke of the
final battle clears, the Son of God, Jesus, will stand
Each of the 12 lessons has a Scripture passage, an
inspirational passage, and questions to answer, space for journaling, and
Join the Open Door Class for this new study, beginning Sunday,
January 26. Contact Don Morgan at email@example.com to order a
book. Cost is $10.
NEEDS THIS WEEK
WCUMC Trustees have begun a Capital Improvement project to reduce
our energy footprint and expenses by replacing all outdoor and indoor
overhead lights (except Sanctuary) with LED lights, and replacing all T12 florescent bulbs with T-8 florescent bulbs. T-8 bulbs will last 10
years, will not flicker and buzz, and will reduce energy cost by 25% 50%.
Additionally, PSE has announced a Rebate Program to encourage
retrofit. WCUMC estimated rebate will be $9,000, and retrofit should
generate savings of approximately $4,500 per year.
A Designated Fund to raise the $26,500 needed for the full project has
If you want to make a donation to this fund, please write your checks
to WCUMC with Lighting Project on the memo line.
More details will be shared during the Sunday morning worship service,
and a special display will be set up in the Narthex.
Income, week ended 1/05/14
Income, weekly average, year-to-date
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date
Weekly average, budgeted expenses
Total Faith Promises pledged
Faith Promise beginning balance
Received as of 12/29/13
Disbursed as of12/22/13
Prayer Chain Requests
Prayer Chain requests call Barbara Clark 425-483-3885. After 6:00 PM
call Mary Harvey at 425-827-2883 or call the church at 425-483-5252
during office hours.
We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.
Have a great week!
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