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Weekly News from WCUMC-2/2/2014
God's Righteous People ... By Faith
Understand that in the same way that Abraham believed God and it was
credited to him as righteousness, those who believe are the children of
Abraham. But when it saw ahead of time that God would make the
Gentiles righteous on the basis of faith, scripture preached the gospel
in advance to Abraham: All the Gentiles will be blessed in you.
Therefore, those who believe are blessed together with Abraham who
Before faith came, we were guarded under the Law, locked up until
faith that was coming would be revealed, so that the Law became our
custodian until Christ so that we might be made righteous by faith. But
now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian.
You are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus. All of you who
were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is
neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; nor is there
male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Now if you belong
to Christ, then indeed you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according
to the promise.
Faith brings Righteousness.
All who believe in Christ become children of God.
Believers are all ONE in Christ Jesus.
Believers in Christ are Abraham's Seed (Heirs of the Promise)
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection
1. What is the significance of Paul's question to the Galatians in verse 2?
2. What does the story of Abraham teach us about faith and
3. Who are the true children of Abraham? Who can be one?
4. What is the promise that God game Abraham in Genesis 12:2-3?
5. Who is the seed through whom the promise to Abraham is fulfilled?
6. Since the Law did not replace the promise, what was its purpose?
7. What kinds of legalism do Christians sometimes fall into?
8. How does your faith free you from that bondage?
Sermon Text on February 9nd
Galatians 6, David Snook preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 2/2
Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11
Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room
Monday - 2/3
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11
Tuesday - 2/4
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
Wednesday - 2/5
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 - 2/6
Friday - 2/7
Saturday - 2/8
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Snow Outdoor Adventure
Sunday - 2/9
Adult Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM
Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship
10:30 AM Worship Service
Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Outdoor Adventure Snow Day
Snow Shoeing Adventure
Next 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
determined that snow shoeing is the preferred activity. Snow Shoeing is
easy to learn and good exercise. Cost to rent your equipment about $15
We'll supply basic lessons for snow shoeing, but all you really need to
know is to pick up your feet over the soft snow when you walk. Open to
people of all ages, a great activity and exercise for your whole family. If
you are interested in a fun outdoor adventure, please call Bob or Sandy
Clemence at 425-486-0762.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - June 13 - 15, Dungeness Spit camping,
kayaking, hiking weekend. Details to follow.
Special Prayer Service
Prayer for Adult Children
Thursday, Feb, 20
7:00 - 8:30 PM
No matter how old are children are, as parents we care for them and
desire to see God's will accomplished in their lives. Join other parents
as we lift up our grown children to the Lord in a special prayer service
on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
We will worship the Lord in song, read scriptures and hear
testimonies. Rev. Larry and Audrey Eddings of Wind of the Spirit
Ministries will lead us in a focused time of prayer and forgiveness. We
will also gather in small groups to share and pray for one another.
Com and pray with the power of God's Word over our adult children. We
can rest in the providence of God as we turn our children over to His
Questions? Contact Pastor Rick or Evelyn Carlson.
If you have a specific issue that you would like to see addressed in the
Prayer for Adult Children, please pass it along to the church. You do not
need to include your name.
Taco Time Fundraiser for Youth Group
Support Nicaragua, Youth Missions Trips, Camps, and Retreats by buying a Taco Time coupon
booklet, or by selling packs of coupons books and bringing back the proceeds.
Go to the Taco Time Fundraiser booth in the foyer to get your coupons.
NEEDS THIS WEEK
Seattle-Denver Super Bowl Food Challenge
Let's Beat Denver on the field and in supporting our food bank.
Bring your donations to the church today.
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
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.
Income, week ended 1/26/14
weekly average, year-to-date
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date
Weekly average, budgeted expenses
Total Faith Promises pledged
Faith Promise beginning balance
Received as of 1/26/14
Disbursed as of1/26/14
$ 8,514 Income,
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.