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Weekly newsletter for Woodinville Community Church

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  • 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-3/30/2014 9 Teachings from the Cross. A Sermon Series for Lent. “Christ-Centered Relationships” John 19:25-27 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 another. GOD IS A GOD OF RELATIONSHIP He loves us and cares for us and calls us to do the same for each other. John 15:9-17 “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
  • 2. 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. Luke 22:14-20 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… Joshua 1:9 “… Don't be alarmed or terrified, because the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Matthew 28:20 “Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age." 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?
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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, 6:00 PM 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.
  • 5. 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 Egg Hunt Sunday, April 13
  • 6. 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 eggs. Help our church meet the goal of collecting and stuffing 8,000 plastic Easter Eggs! STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK  Cereal  Mac & Cheese  Peanut Butter
  • 7. Adopt-a-Garden 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 participate. Financial Snapshot General Fund 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
  • 8. Faith Promise 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.