Weekly News from WCUMC-2/23/2014
“Freedom in Christ – A Life of Faith through Grace”
A Sermon Series on the Letter to the Galatians
“Christian Love, Fellowship and
Let's also think about how to motivate each other to show love
and to do good works. Don't stop meeting together with other
believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing.
Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day
“Living life together” means learning to love and live with people
who may be different than us.
It involves a willingness to be open with one another, to hold
others accountable, and to be held accountable by others.
We cannot grow spiritually on our own.
We must be connected to the vine - to Jesus - and in doing so we
are called to grow together as the Body of Christ - to LIVE LIFE
Even the most faithful of believers are prone to falling into sin
Without boundaries, we are sure to suffer the consequences of
We’ve all been guilty of not establishing accountability with God
and with His people.
Brothers and sisters, if a person is caught doing something wrong,
you who are spiritual should restore someone like this with a
spirit of gentleness. Watch out for yourselves so you won't be
tempted too. Carry each other's burdens and so you will fulfill the
law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are important when they
aren't, they're fooling themselves. Each person should test their
own work and be happy with doing a good job and not compare
themselves with others. Each person will have to carry their own
load. Those who are taught the word should share all good things
with their teacher.
Make no mistake, God is not mocked. A person will harvest what
they plant. Those who plant only for their own benefit will
harvest devastation from their selfishness, but those who plant
for the benefit of the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the
Spirit. Let's not get tired of doing good, because in time we'll have
a harvest if we don't give up. So then, let's work for the good of
all whenever we have an opportunity, and especially for those in
the household of faith.
We were created to live a life of love, fellowship, and
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection
1. What are some specific ways of expressing love to others that
Paul mentions in Galatians 6:1-10? Which of them stand out to you
as especially pertinent in your life?
2. What should we do when others sin? What do we often do
3. “What we do with material things is an evidence of how we
value spiritual things.” Give some examples of how this can play
out in a person’s life.
4. How is a Christian spiritually nourished?
5. How can you “plant for the benefit of the Spirit” (Gal 6:8) this
6. How can you live as if what counts is the new creation? (Gal
Next Week’s Message – “Facing Temptation” – Matthew 4:1-11
Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 2/23
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 - 2/24
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11
Men of integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room
Tuesday - 2/25
Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:30 AM, Gathering Place
Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:30 AM, Room 10
Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room
Trustees, 7:00 PM, Room 14
Staff-Parish Relations, 7:00 PM, Room 9
Wednesday - 2/26
Wed. Women's Bible Study Potluck Brunch
Thursday - 2/27
Friday - 2/28
Saturday - 2/29
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Indoor Adventures, 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Gathering Place
Sunday - 2/30
Adult Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM
Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during
10:30 AM Worship Service
Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Last Sunday to Donate.
Dr. Kelley needs your help.
Dr. Alan Kelley of Medical Teams Worldwide spoke recently about
his upcoming trip to Africa. He has a connection with a local
African pastor and his family, who feed 30 orphaned children in
their home. You can contribute to this cause by putting money
(change, bills, checks) in the container on the corner of the
Information Desk in the foyer. Dr. Kelley will take the funds with
him when he goes to Africa at the end of the month and give them
to Pastor Sampson.
Dr. Kelley is leaving soon. Any last minute donations should be
called in to the Church office. 425-483-5252.
Indoor Adventure Night
Saturday, March 1
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Enjoy a fun evening of games, a potluck, a little education, and
more games. We'll start at 5:00 PM with a mixer game, then have
a potluck dinner, followed by a short slide show of Outdoor
Adventures past and future events. The rest of the time will be
spent playing games that people bring and enjoying each others
Ages 4 and up. Please sign up in the Narthex to let us know if you
are coming, what dish you're planning to bring, and any childcare
needs you might have.
For questions, please call Bob or Sandy Clemence at 425-4860762.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - June 13 - 15, Dungeness Spit camping,
kayaking, hiking weekend. Details to follow.
New Women's Bible Studies Begin on
March 4 & 5
Tuesday: Women's Bible Fellowship
9:20 - 11:45 AM, starting March 4
Topic: Nehemiah: Experiencing the Good Hand of God by John
Three major themes are seen in the Book of Nehemiah - careful
attention to the reading of God's word in order to do His will; the
constant obedience of Nehemiah; repeated enemy
opposition. Through it all, God orchestrated the reconstruction of
the wall of His city to accomplish His purpose for then and
now. Cost: $5.
Wednesday Women's Bible Study
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Topic: Ephesians: Wholeness for a Broken World
You're invited to join us for this study of Ephesians by Andrew T.
and Phyllis J. Le Peau. Broken marriages, shattered friendships,
racial divisions, war between nations -- we live in a fractured
world. How can the pieces be put back together? In Ephesians,
Paul lifts the veil form the future to allow us to see God's plan to
unite everyone and everything in Christ. Cost: $7.
All Church Study begins on Ash
Wednesday, March 5
Meal - Video - Small Group Discussion
This seven-session , video-based study explores the last words of
Christ from the Holy Land locations where they were spoken A
meal will be served at 6:00 PM, before each session.
On March 5, an Ash Wednesday Service will follow the Lent study.
On March 19, there will be not Lent study. Join us instead for a
performance by the Watoto Children's Choir. Please notify the
church office if you would like to participate in the Lent study.
Sunday, March 9
Interested in learning about membership at Woodinville
Community United Methodist Church? Then come to our May 9
membership class. The class will be held right after the worship
service, and will last about 3 hours. We'll serve you lunch and
Pastor Rick will tell you about the church's purpose and vision, as
well as the requirements and responsibilities of being a member.
If you are interested in attending our membership class on May 9,
please fill out the form in the Sunday bulletin, or contact Evelyn
Carlson at 425-483-5252.
Watoto Children's Choir
BEAUTIFUL AFRICA: A NEW GENERATION
Wednesday, March 19 - 7:00 PM
Watoto Children's Choir is an African children choir based in
Kampala, Uganda, at Watoto Church (formerly Kampala
Pentecostal Church or KPC). It is composed of about twenty-two
children from Uganda.
Watoto means "Children" in Swahili language. The choir is made up
of children who have lost one or both parents to the AIDS
epidemic or to war. The choir has toured Asia, Australia, Brazil,
Canada, China, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands, New Zealand,
the United Kingdom and the United States with a team of Ugandan
Their performances are a unique blend of native African rhythms,
contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance. They have released
several albums including Mambo Sawa and Beautiful Africa their
latest album. Their unique ministry also comprises four children's
villages, three babies’ homes, three primary schools, a high school
and a vocational school.
Can You Help?
1. Help with a dinner for the Children and Team at 5:00 PM on
March 19 here at the church.
2. Host 2 - 3 Children and 1 - Chaperon for one night in your
3. Volunteer on the Night of the Concert.
If you would like to help with any of the above, visit the Watoto
display in the church foyer and sign up. You can also contact
Evelyn Carlson, email@example.com or 425-483-5252.
STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is looking for additional
volunteer coordinators. Duties include coordinating a team of
volunteers; registering new clients and taking prayer requests
from the clients. Most volunteer coordinators supervise 2 teams a
month. (4 hours/month)
If you are interested in this position or would like to know more
contact Della at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-483-1391.
No update this week.
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 425483-5252 during office hours.
We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.
Have a great week!
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