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Weekly newsletter from Woodinville Community Church

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  • 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-1/26/2014 “Living by Grace… And Not Looking Back!!” Galatians 2 Then after fourteen years I went up to Jerusalem again with Barnabas, and I took Titus along also. I went there because of a revelation, and I laid out the gospel that I preach to the Gentiles for them. But I did it privately with the influential leaders to make sure that I wouldn't be working or that I hadn't worked for nothing. However, not even Titus, who was with me and who was a Greek, was required to be circumcised. But false brothers and sisters, who were brought in secretly, slipped in to spy on our freedom, which we have in Christ Jesus, and to make us slaves. We didn't give in and submit to them for a single moment, so that the truth of the gospel would continue to be with you. The influential leaders didn't add anything to what I was preaching--and whatever they were makes no difference to me, because God doesn't show favoritism. But on the contrary, they saw that I had been given the responsibility to preach the gospel to the people who aren't circumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised. The one who empowered Peter to become
  • 2. an apostle to the circumcised empowered me also to be one to the Gentiles. James, Cephas, and John, who are considered to be key leaders, shook hands with me and Barnabas as equals when they recognized the grace that was given to me. So it was agreed that we would go to the Gentiles, while they continue to go to the people who were circumcised. They asked only that we would remember the poor, which was certainly something I was willing to do. But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was wrong. He had been eating with the Gentiles before certain people came from James. But when they came, he began to back out and separate himself, because he was afraid of the people who promoted circumcision. And the rest of the Jews also joined him in this hypocrisy so that even Barnabas got carried away with them in their hypocrisy. But when I saw that they weren't acting consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of everyone, "If you, though you're a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you require the Gentiles to live like Jews?" We are born Jews--we're not Gentile sinners. However, we know that a person isn't made righteous by the works of the Law but rather through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. We ourselves believed in Christ Jesus so that we could be made righteous by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the Law--because no one will be made righteous by the works of the Law. But if it is discovered that we ourselves are sinners while we are trying to be made righteous in Christ, then is Christ a servant of sin? Absolutely not! If I rebuild the very things that I tore down, I show that I myself am breaking the Law. I died to the Law through the Law, so that I could live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God's Son, who loved me and gave himself for me. I don't ignore the grace of God, because if we become righteous through the Law, then Christ died for no purpose. Paul stood firm… and stayed the course. But false brothers and sisters, who were brought in secretly, slipped in to spy on our freedom, which we have in Christ Jesus, and to make us slaves. We didn't give in and submit to them for a single moment, so that the truth of the gospel would continue to be with you. God calls people to different ministries in different places, yet we all must preach the same, true gospel … the gospel of grace! … the people who aren't circumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised. The one who empowered Peter to become an apostle to the circumcised empowered me also to be one to the Gentiles. The one who empowered Peter to become an apostle to the circumcised empowered me also to be one to the Gentiles. James, Cephas, and John, who are considered to be key leaders, shook hands with me and Barnabas as equals when they recognized the grace that was given to me. So it was agreed that we would go to the Gentiles, while they
  • 3. continue to go to the people who were circumcised. We must be careful not to fall back into a legalistic way of living. But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was wrong. He had been eating with the Gentiles before certain people came from James. But when they came, he began to back out and separate himself, because he was afraid of the people who promoted circumcision. And the rest of the Jews also joined him in this hypocrisy so that even Barnabas got carried away with them in their hypocrisy. God calls us to be consistent n the Gospel message. when I saw that they weren't acting consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of everyone, "If you, though you're a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you require the Gentiles to live like Jews?" We are made righteous only by the faithfulness of Jesus (Justification by faith) However, we know that a person isn't made righteous by the works of the Law but rather through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. We ourselves believed in Christ Jesus so that we could be made righteous by the faithfulness of Christ and not by the works of the Law--because no one will be made righteous by the works of the Law. The gracious act of Christ gives us new life… so let’s not look back! I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God's Son, who loved me and gave himself for me. I don't ignore the grace of God, because if we become righteous through the Law, then Christ died for no purpose. ___________________________________________________________ Questions for Personal or Group Reflection 1. Why did Peter act the way he did in Antioch? 2. Are there any groups in the church, workplace, or elsewhere who will give you trouble if you don’t do things their way? If so, how do you deal with that? 3. What effects did Peter’s actions have on others? 4. Why was this issue so important to Paul? 5. What does justification by faith mean? 6. How can we respond to friends and neighbors who try to be saved by faith in Christ plus good works? Sermon Text on February 2nd Galatians 3, Rick Vinther preaching
  • 4. THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 1/26    Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 1/27   Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11 Men of Integrity,6:00 PM, meet at Rooney's for dinner Tuesday - 1/28     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 Trustees Meeting 7:00 PM, Room 14 Wednesday - 1/29    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 - 1/30  Women's Retreat planning meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 11 Friday - 1/31  Outdoor Adventures Planning Meeting, 7:00 PM. Rm 11 Saturday - 2/1   Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Ministry Steering Team Leader's Retreat, Turning Point Retreat Center, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday - 2/2    Adult Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship 10:30 AM Worship Service
  • 5.   Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room New Open Door Class Adult Study Begins Sunday, January 26 Life Lessons: The Book of Revelation 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 triumphant. Each of the 12 lessons has a Scripture passage, an inspirational passage, questions to answer, space for journaling, and a prayer. Join the Open Door Class for this new study. Contact Don Morgan at dsmorg2@comcast.net to order a book. Cost is $10. Women's Retreat Planning Meeting January 30, 2014
  • 6. We are excited to announce that we will hold a Spring Women's Retreat on April 4-6 at The Homestead in Snohomish. There will be a planning meeting on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 PM in Room 9. If you are interested in joining the planning team, please contact Evelyn Carlson, ecarlson@wcumc.org or Laura Cabinallas, lauraspeaks@integrity.com. Outdoor Adventure Snow Day Saturday, February 8 We are planning a day of adventure in the snow on Saturday, February 8 at one of the passes, exact location to be determined. We have identified three options: 1. 2. Cross Country Skiing - easy to learn and not as expensive as downhill skiing. Cost to rent equipment about $15 per adult. Snow Shoeing - easy to learn and good exercise. Cost to rent your equipment about $15 per adult.
  • 7. 3. Sledding and just playing in the snow. No rental necessary. We'll supply basic lessons for snow shoeing or cross country skiing. Open to people of all ages, a great activity for your whole family. If you are interested in any of these three options, please sign up in the Narthex with your preference. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES PLANNING MEETING - FRIDAY, JAN. 31 Come help us plan future adventures. We're meeting in Room 11, downstairs, at 7:00 PM this Friday. Also, mark your calendars for June 1315 - Dungeness Spit camping, kayaking, hiking weekend. Details soon. For more information, contact Bob or Sandy Clemence at 425-486-0762. NEEDS THIS WEEK      Rice-A-Roni Pasta Tomato Sauce Hamburger Helper
  • 8. Seattle-Denver Super Bowl Food Challenge HURRY! HURRY! Let's Beat Denver on the field and in supporting our food bank. Brng your donations to the church. Go Seahawks! 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 been established. 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.
  • 9. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, week ended 1/12/14 weekly average, year-to-date Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date Weekly average, budgeted expenses Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged Faith Promise beginning balance Received as of 12/29/13 Disbursed as of12/22/13 $ 6,086 Income, $ 9,716 $ 6,284 $ 9,896 $ 90,560 $ 12,439 $ 30,332 $ 25,038 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! This newsletter is published by Woodinville Community United Methodist Church for our members, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church home with loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.