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Weekly News from WCUMC-3/30/2014
Teachings from the Cross. A Sermon Series for Lent.
Jesus’ mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary
Magdalene stood near the cross. When Jesus saw his mother and the
disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother,
“Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your
mother.” And from that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
In the midst of His most horrific pain, Jesus took the time to
encourage His mother and His dear friend John to care for one
GOD IS A GOD OF RELATIONSHIP
He loves us and cares for us and calls us to do the same for each
“As the Father loved me, I too have loved you. Remain in my love. If
you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I kept
my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have said these
things to you so that my joy will be in you and your joy will be
complete. This is my commandment: love each other just as I have
loved you. No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s
friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I don’t call
you servants any longer, because servants don’t know what their master
is doing. Instead, I call you friends, because everything I heard from my
Father I have made known to you. You didn’t choose me, but I chose
you and appointed you so that you could go and produce fruit and so
that your fruit could last. As a result, whatever you ask the Father in my
name, he will give you. I give you these commandments so that you can
love each other.
When the time came, Jesus took his place at the table, and the apostles
joined him. He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this
Passover with you before I suffer. I tell you, I won’t eat it until it is
fulfilled in God’s kingdom.” After taking a cup and giving thanks, he
said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. I tell you that from now
on I won’t drink from the fruit of the vine until God’s kingdom has
come.” After taking the bread and giving thanks, he broke it and gave it
to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in
remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup after the meal
and said, “This cup is the new covenant by my blood, which is poured
out for you.
Throughout scripture, we see God’s promise that He will be with us
wherever we go and through every circumstance…
“… Don't be alarmed or terrified, because the LORD your God is with you
wherever you go."
“Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present
God’s people are empowered to show Christ-centered love and
commitment in relationship with one another…
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection
1. Why do you think relationships are important to God?
2. In Luke 19:25-27, on the cross Jesus said, “Woman, here is your
son.” And to His disciple, He said, “Here is your mother.” What do you
think Mary and John thought when Jesus said that?
3. How does that affect your desire for relationship with God?
4. Reflect on Christ’s commandment to “love each other as I have
loved you.” (John 15:12) What does that mean to you?
5. What does it look like to be a “friend of God”?
6. How can you personally grow in your relationship with God?
7. How will that affect your relationship with your family? Your
friends? Those who are difficult to relate to?
8. What can you do this week to strengthen your relationships?
Next Week’s Message – “Abandonment” – Matthew 27:46
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 3/30
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room
Monday - 3/31
Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11
Tuesday - 4/01
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
Wednesday - 4/02
Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Room 10
Children's Ministry Team Meeting, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Lenten Study, 6:00 - 7:15 PM, Celebration Hall
Choir Practice, 7:15 - 8:30 PM, Sanctuary
Thursday - 4/03
Friday - 4/04
Women's Retreat begins at The Homestead
Saturday - 4/05
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Women's Retreat, The Homestead
Sunday - 4/06
Women's Retreat ends at The Homestead
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
All Church Study every Wednesday,
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.
Experiencing God's Faithfulness
April 4 - 6, 2014
Be revived, renewed and refreshed.
Women ages 18 - 100 are invited to come to our spring women's
retreat. We'll relax, worship, and be spiritually nourished. Our four
speakers - Laura Cabanillas, Evelyn Carlson, Gaila Palo and Joan Hartzell
- will share stores of God's faithfulness.
The retreat will be held at The Homestead in rural Snohomish. You're
invited to come Friday evening and stay until Sunday morning, but you
also can come for Saturday and Sunday morning or Saturday only.
For more information, contact the church office, or pick up a brochure
at the church.
4th Annual Great Community
Sunday, April 13
1:00 PM - Woodinville Fields (rain or shine)
The Great Community Egg Hunt is sponsored by four Christian churches
in Woodinville that want to make Woodinville a great place to eat,
shop, and live! This is a fun and free event that will include face
painting, candy, Easter bunnies, inflatables, a Fire truck, and 30,000
Help our church meet the goal of collecting and stuffing 8,000 plastic
STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK
Mac & Cheese
Can you keep our church yard looking beautiful? Sign up in the foyer to
adopt a small garden area that you will keep weed free during the
growing season. Individuals and families of all ages are invited to
Income, wk ending 3/23/14 $ 7,537
Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,161
Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,029
2014 weekly budgeted expenses $ 9,896
Total Faith Promises pledged, 2013 - 14 $ 90,560
Faith Promise Beginning Balance $ 12,439
Received 11/1/13 - 3/23/14 $ 43,903
Disbursed 11/1/13 - 3/23/14 $ 42,228
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.