Weekly News from WCUMC-5/11/2014
“By Faith… or Fear?”
Noah’s Story… Our Story
A Sermon Series based on Genesis 6-9
“By Faith… We are Provided for
May 11, 2014
In the story of Noah, in Genesis 6-9, we learn that, by faith…
We are Not Alone
We are Provided for and Protected
We are Redeemed
God's Covenant Promise is Realized…
Noah stepped out in faith, not knowing exactly what he and his family
would be going through, but trusting in God no matter what!
Noah did everything exactly as God commanded him.
The Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark with your whole household,
because among this generation I’ve seen that you are a moral
man. From every clean animal, take seven pairs, a male and his mate;
and from every unclean animal, take one pair, a male and his mate; and
from the birds in the sky as well, take seven pairs, male and female, so
that their offspring will survive throughout the earth. In seven days
from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. I
will wipe off from the fertile land every living thing that I have made.”
Noah did everything the Lord commanded him.
God loved ALL people, but He saved only the righteous!
And to preserve ALL creatures he commanded Noah to take a male
and female of each type of creature on earth to be saved!!
Noah Trusted in the Lord!!
An important question in the lives of believers: “Can God Be
When the waters rise… when the circumstances in life look
dangerous, disastrous, uncertain… Can God Be Trusted?
God extends provision and protection to all His faithful people! That
provision and protection comes through faith in Jesus Christ!
God wiped away every living thing that was on the fertile land--from
human beings to livestock to crawling things to birds in the sky. They
were wiped off the earth. Noah and those with him in the ark were left.
For Personal or Group Reflection
1. Try to imagine all that Noah and his family went through in the
building of the Ark. What questions or fears might they have felt?
2. What do you think they thought when they first entered the ark
with a parade of all those animals? When they heard the first
rain? When it continued for forty days and forty nights?
3. Have you ever been in a large and dangerous storm? What was it
like? How did you feel? Were you trusting God?
4. Express your thoughts/feelings about God wiping out all humans on
earth except Noah and his family? Why was it necessary?
5. What would you need to change in your life to have a reputation
6. What is something difficult that God is asking you to do? What
obstacles stand in your way? How does God’s promise to Noah help you
overcome any obstacles in your own life?
Next Week’s Message – “By Faith, We are Redeemed” - Genesis 8
Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 5/11 - Mother's Day
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room
Monday - 5/12
Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room
Tuesday - 5/13
Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Gathering Place
Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:30 AM, Room 10
Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room
MST Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 10
Wednesday - 5/14
Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Room 10
Youth Group, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Choir Practice, 7:15 PM. Sanctuary
Thursday - 5/15
Friday - 5/16
Saturday - 5/17
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Sunday - 5/18
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
Spring Baby Bottle Campaign
Join with us and support women in our community facing unplanned
pregnancies by participating in our church's campaign.
Pick up a baby bottle, fill it with you spare change, cash, or a check, and
return it on Father's Day, June 16.
North Creek Forest Restoration Event
Saturday, May 17
On Saturday, May 17, we have an opportunity to give back to God's
creation. In our Outdoor Adventure trips, we emphasize taking the time
to enjoy the beautiful creation around us. North Creek Forest, just off I-
405 near the Bothell-UW campus needs volunteers to clean up the trash
and restore this area to the natural beauty God intended.
Time Commitment: 3-4 hours
Meet at the church at 9:45 AM and we will carpool to the site. Bring
work clothes, gloves, and some gardening tools. Food and drink will be
For more information, contact Bob Clemence (360-668-9002) or David
Sewing Group Crochet Classes
This Tuesday, May 13, at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Room, Vivian Porter
will be teaching how to make a crochet necklace. Please call to confirm
you will be there.
Contact: Rita (425) 483-03594 or Marjorie (425) 483-6290
Supplies will be provided.
You're Invited All-Church Picnic
Sunday, June 1 following the worship service.
Baked Bean Cook-off
Hot dogs, chips & potato salad
Games and prizes
Please contact us if you can prepare food or cook hot dogs or serve as a
Baked Bean Judge or help with food set-up & clean up.
Call the church office at 425-483-5252.
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
Vacation Bible School 2014
June 23 - 27
This summer, our children will caravan through the desert learning about
Moses and the Israelites and how when times were tough, they could
always trust in the Lord. The children will learn that they can trust God
in their daily lives too.
WHEN: June 23 - 27
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Cost: $30 if registered by May 12
$35 if registered on or after May 13
GRADES: Pre-School (3+ years) - 6th Grade
Scholarships are available. Please contact DeAnna Ankrum at 425-483-
Registration forms available online, in church office,and in the Children's
April 30 - June 8
"So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ"
You are invited to join other Christians as they come together in unity
across the Northwest to pray for our region for a period of forty days,
ending on Pentecost Sunday, June 8.
There is a helpful 40-Day Prayer Guide available in the church foyer, or
you may access it online at www.praynorthwest.com.
Our hope is that you find the 40 days of prayer to be a time of
encouragement and increasing unity in the Body across the Northwest as
we call on the Lord together.
STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK
Income, wk ending 5/04/14 $ 10,106
Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,260
Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 9,990
2014 weekly budgeted expenses $ 9,896
Total Faith Promises pledged, 2013 - 14 $ 90,560
Faith Promise Beginning Balance $ 12,439
Received 11/1/13 - 5/04/14 $ 50,029
Disbursed 11/1/13 - 5/04/14 $ 48,413
Want to give online?
Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or
savings account, or processed using your credit or debit card.
Simply follow these easy steps:
1. Go to www.wcumc.org
2. Click on the GIVE NOW button that appears on the top right of the
3. Click on the CREATE PROFILE button.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an online profile and to
schedule your recurring contributions to the church.
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!
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