Weekly news from WCUMC May 11, 2014


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Weekly news from WCUMC May 11, 2014

  1. 1. 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 and Protected” Genesis 7 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. Genesis 7:1-5 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
  2. 2. 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 Trusted?” 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! Genesis 7:23 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 like Noah’s? 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
  3. 3. 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 Begins Today
  4. 4. 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. Outdoor Adventures North Creek Forest Restoration Event Saturday, May 17
  5. 5. 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. Cost: Free 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 provided. For more information, contact Bob Clemence (360-668-9002) or David Snook (425-420-6641) 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
  6. 6. Sunday, June 1 following the worship service. Baked Bean Cook-off Hot dogs, chips & potato salad Delicious deserts 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. 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.
  7. 7. 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- 5252 Registration forms available online, in church office,and in the Children's Wing. April 30 - June 8 "So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" Romans 15:6 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,
  8. 8. 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  Spaghettios  Cereal  Canned Chili  Canned Fruit  Peanut Butter  Ravioli  Hamburger Helper Financial Snapshot General Fund 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 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged, 2013 - 14 $ 90,560 Faith Promise Beginning Balance $ 12,439
  9. 9. 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 Home Page. 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. 779,54910,106 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.