Weekly News from WCUMC-11/24/2013
Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.
“Giving Grace and Gratitude
for God's Glory”
All that we are and all that we have comes from God.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing
power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7
No matter what trials we face, God never abandons us.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not
in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not
destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so
that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are
alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his
life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work
in us, but life is at work in you. 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
We can show our gratitude to God by speaking out for Him.
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”Since we have that
same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we
know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also
raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. All this is for
your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people
may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:13-15
No matter what happens to us in this life, we have the assurance of
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting
away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and
momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far
outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what
is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is
eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Our gratitude is a response to the grace God has given to us.
Gratitude is more than saying "thank you". There is a feeling
involved in gratitude; it is a deep, real feeling that elicits a
response and a form of delight.
Feeling thankful alone isn't enough. There must be a delight in
both the GIVER and the GIFT.
the emotion of gratitude goes up in direct proportion to how
undeserved the gift is.
We can show our gratitude to God in how we think, act and treat
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 11/24
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Young Families Group, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Memorial Room
Monday - 11/25
No Talk Time
Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM. Memorial Room
Young Adult Group, 7:30 PM. Room 9
Tuesday - 11/26
Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Gathering Place
Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:15 AM, Room 10
Sewing Group, 6:30 PM, Memorial Room
Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 10
Wednesday - 11/27
Wednesday Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Memorial
Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM
No Youth Group/Crossfire Tonight
Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM. Sanctuary
Thursday - 11/28 - Thanksgiving - Office Closed
Friday - 11/29 - Office Closed
Saturday - 11/30
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Decorate the church for Advent and Christmas, 9:00 AM
Sunday - 12/1
Adult Sunday School Classes, 9:00 AM
Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship
10:30 AM Worship Service
GO Team Meeting, 12:30 PM, Memorial Room
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving
Decorate the Church
Saturday, November 30
Meet in the Sanctuary on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 9:00
a.m. to begin decorating the church for the coming
Church Administrative Assistant
At the end of 2013, Denise Caldwell will be leaving her position as Church
Administrative Assistant. We are grateful for her five years of dedicated
service to this church, and will be having a reception in her honor in
We will soon begin interviewing for a replacement. This is a part-time
position of approximately 25 hours per week. An applicant needs to be a
Christian who supports the vision of Woodinville Community United
Methodist Church and its leadership team.
Job requirements include:
Ability to be hospitable, caring & helpful to callers and visitors to
Demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks concurrently and
be detail oriented.
Ability to work in team situations as well as independently.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally
and in writing, with correct grammar and spelling.
Proficiency in basic computer skills plus a willingness to learn new
computer programs (knowledge of In-Design is a plus).
An eye for layout and design.
Basic bookkeeping skills.
Applications are available in the church office. Applicants may also
submit a resume to Evelyn Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is looking for
volunteers to help on Christmas Eve from 3:00 - 4:30 PM.
No experience is necessary.
This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together. Please
contact Della Haug at 425-483-1391 or email@example.com.
This Week's Needs:
Thank you for your continued support.
Tenth Annual Nibble of Nicaragua - Dessert Auction
Saturday, December 14
Please join us for a evening of good food, great fun and delectable
desserts on Saturday, December 14 from 6 - 8 PM. All proceeds go to
support Alongside Ministries, Halle and Kathy August, missionaries in
Eagle Outreach Ministries
Angel Tree Christmas 2013
Ever think about what happens to young kids when they see their
Daddy or Mommy going to prison?
Now think about what you can do to make sure those children are not
neglected for Christmas.
Help us provide gifts to more than 400 children who have a parent in
Sign up in the narthex to share the love of Jesus Christ with children and
give them an unforgettable lesson on the real meaning of Christmas.
SOCK IT TO HOMELESSNESS
You can make a difference in the life of a homeless
Start collecting men's new white socks, and bring them
in during our Open House Sock Drive Kick-Off
Sunday, October 20, 2013'1:30 - 3:00 PM
302 14th Ave S, Seattle,
(between Jackson & Yesler)
Income, week ended 11/17/13
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Total Faith Promises pledged
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Received as of 11/17/13
Disbursed as of 11/17/13
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!
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.