Weekly News from WCUMC-4/28/2013Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.“Courageous and Faithful”Revelation 2:8-11A Heart Exam for the ChurchA Sermon Series on Christs Message to the Seven Churches(Revelation 1-3)“Write this to the angel of the church in Smyrna:These are the words of the one who is the first and the last, who diedand came back to life: I know your hardship and poverty (though youare actually rich). I also know the hurtful things that have been spokenabout you by those who say they are Jews (though they are not, but arereally Satan’s synagogue). Don’t be afraid of what you are going tosuffer. Look! The devil is going to throw some of you into prison in orderto test you. You will suffer hardship for ten days. Be faithful even tothe point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. If you canhear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Those whoemerge victorious won’t be hurt by the second death.Jesus reminds the church of His sovereignty (the one who is the first
and the last) … that He was the one who died, and came back to life.The Church in Smyrna received slander and suffering from bothJews and GentilesJesus acknowledges their hardships and poverty, but reminds themthat they are actually “RICH”Their suffering for Christ only increased their riches!You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Although he wasrich, he became poor for our sakes, so that you could become richthrough his poverty. 2 Corinthians 8:9The Church at Smyrna was not receiving the approval of the people ofthis world, but they were certainly receiving the praise of God!Our focus must be on faithfulness to God… and not on the approval ofpeople of this world!In this passage (Revelation 2:8-11) there are no words of accusationor correction by Jesus. He did, however, issue both a caution and anencouragement.DON’T BE AFRAID… BE FAITHFUL!!Revelation 2:10Don’t be afraid of what you are going to suffer. Look! The devil is goingto throw some of you into prison in order to test you.You will suffer hardship for ten days. Be faithful even to the point ofdeath, and I will give you the crown of life.Next Week’s MessageRevelation 2:12-17 (Message to the Church in Pergamum) “REPENT”Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMCSunday - 4/28Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomMonday - 4/22"The WORD" Bible Study, 2:00 PM, Memorial Room.Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire RoomConnections Fair Planning Mtg., 7:00 PM, Rm 10Tuesday - 4/23Womens Bible Study (BSO), 9:30 AM, SanctuaryMens Morning Bible Study, 9:45 PM, Room 11SPR Meeting, 7:00 PM, Rm 9Wednesday - 4/24Womens Bible Study, 10:00 AM, Memorial RoomChoir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM, SanctuaryPrison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PMYouth Group, 7:00 PM, Crossfire RoomThursday - 4/25National Day of Prayer - sanctuary open all dayFriday - 4/26Saturday - 4/27Mens Saturday Morning Group, 7:30 AM, CHSunday - 4/28Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing10:30 AM Worship ServiceTweeners Class for 5th-8th graders, 11:00 AM, Memorial RoomGO Team meeting, 12:30 PM, Rm. 9Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Connections FairMay 19, 2013 12 Noon - 3:00 PMA fun fellowship event with a Country Fair theme for the WCUMC family!Come join us in the Celebration Hall on May 19 from noon - 3:00 pm forfood, games and a time to see displays showcasing ministry opportunitiesat our church.Adults, kids and teens––everyone is invited to come!Here are some of the things we’ll be having:12 noon - 1:00 pmTime to eat! Chili, corn bread and hotdogs!Do you have a great chili recipe? Why notbe part of the Chili Cook-off? Maybe you’llwin “Staff Favorite”or “Crowd-pleasing Chili”.1:00 pm - 2:00 pm• Bake Sale run by the Youth Department(Proceeds benefit youth ministries)• Cake Walk, sponsored by Children’sMinistriesWould you like to bake a cake or cupcakesfor this event?• Games for the KidsWould you like to head up a game forkids like ring toss, bean bag toss, othergameor face painting?
2:00 - 3:00 pm• Raffle ticket drawings begin!Kids’ drawings first!You will receive one raffle ticket forcoming to the fair, and oneticket for each ministry booth that youvisit. These will be entered in a drawingfor some really great prizes. We alreadyhave 2 of the prizes: a coffee table bookof the Seattle 1962 World’s Fair and abasket of delicious jams, pickles and other goodies.Would you be willing to donate a raffle prize?If you are able to help, please sign up in the Narthex.National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May2The theme for 2013 is Pray for America, to place their faith in theunfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all
governments, authorities, and men.Please take time to pray for our nation on this day. The church sanctuarywill be open all day for prayer. You are also invited to come and pray atnoon at the flag pole at Woodinville City Hall. Join others as weintercede for our nation and our leaders.The Maynard and Clearview Home Fellowship Groups will meet at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary to pray. All are welcome to join.Prime Timer’s DinnerFriday, May 10, 2013 at 6:00 pmSpecial music by the WCUMC Choir!Program by Phil and Annie ReddPhil Redd, a family dentist, will be sharing on “Some Oral HealthIssues,” and things you may want to know about personal dental care.Annie Redd, a Marriage & Family Therapist, will share on “Emotional& Relational Health,” focusing on healthy boundaries, communicationand loss.Dinner Entree will be provided.Please see “Sign-up Sheet for Side Dishes” in the foyer on Sundays: April28 & May 5.
Support Our ChildrenSummer Camp ProgramsJuly 8 - 12 - KidShine Performing Arts Day CampJuly 22 - 26 - Vacation Bible SchoolAug. 5 - 9 - Twinlow Summer Day CampAug. 19 - 21 - Mega Sports CampWe need volunteer support in all areas for all of these Childrens Ministryprograms plus we have Sunday Morning Openings for all ages. Pleasecontact Rev. Lindsay Eklund if you want to experience the joy of showingGods love to our children.A big THANK YOU to all who helped supportSummer Camp Programming through our EnvelopeFundraiser. We have raised $2,421 so far. Contactthe church office to learn how to contribute to ouryouth programs.You’re invited to the BSO BrunchMay 21 9:30 am -12:30 pmCelebration HallA Dramatic Presentation of the life ofDr. Margaret Brand
On May 21, Bible Study Outreach is hosting a brunch featuring SusieTucker of Faith Heroines Alive, who will present one of her one womanshows.At the brunch Susie will bring alive the story ofMargaret Brand.Dr. Margaret Brand went with her husband Dr.Paul Brand to Vellore, India as medicalmissionaries in the late 1940’s. Both Paul andMargaret pioneered treatments for patientssuffering from leprosy, Paul in the field oforthopedics and Margaret specializing in the eyediseases related to leprosy.They did all this while raising an adventurousgroup of six children, and they remainedhumble about their accomplishments, giving thecredit to God for all that occurred. Margaret and Paul finished theircareers in Carville, Louisiana and retired to Seattle in the 1980’s. Paulwent to be with the Lord in 2003. Margaret lives in Covenant Shoresretirement complex on Mercer Island. She is excited that her story isbeing presented to groups today.If you would like to come, RSVP, as seating is limited. If childcare isneeded, please also let them know the number and ages of childrencoming. RSVP to Heather Kreeck, 425-806-6945.Outdoor AdventuresAll Outdoor Adventure trips are open to family and friends. A greatopportunity to invite non-Christians to a non-threatening churchsponsored event!Outdoor Adventures Planning Meeting - Friday night, May 10th, 7:00PM, downstairs in Room 9 (Note date and location change.) Everyone iswelcome to come and help us plan our next adventures.
Beginner’s Kayaking Trip to Jetty Island off of Everett - Saturday, May18th.See seals, eagles, and shipwrecks as we explore Everett’s waterfrontjewel. We’ll meet in Everett at 11:00 AM. Please sign up early in theNarthex to reserve one of the limited openings. Cost is $5 per personplus $3 parking fee. We supply the equipment, you supply the sense ofadventure. This trip is appropriate for people 5 years or older.Dungeness Spit Kayaking-Hiking-Camping Trip - Friday-Sunday, June14-16th,We camp at Dungeness Recreation area near Sequim, Washington onFriday and Saturday nights (we have some camping equipment fornewbies). On Saturday, half our group kayaks to the lighthouse at theend of the spit while the other half hikes out (about 5 miles). Then weswitch off and the other half kayaks back while the kayakers hike back -a full body work out in a beautiful location. Sunday we breakcamp and have an outdoor worship service overlooking the Strait of Juande Fuca.Afterwards for those interested, we will go see the animals at theOlympic Game Farm. Warning, this is no zoo. You really get up close andpersonal with buffaloes and other impressive animals (like GrizzlyBears!). Then it’s back home on the ferry.Cost: $20 per person (includes 2 nights camping and use of the kayaks),plus ferry fees. Olympic game farm charges $11 per adult. This is a verypopular trip so sign up soon in the narthex. Unfortunately because of thecost involved, we are asking people to put down a $10 deposit to reserveyour spot.If you have questions on any of these events, please contact Bob orSandy Clemence at 425-486-0762.
Your generosity and community spirit allow us to provide fresh food(milk, eggs, meat) in addition to canned goods. We are also thankful forthe generous donation of bread from Panera and Franz. An extra item ortwo each shopping trip is all it takes to fill up your "cool green bag" forpick-up every other month.We also need monetary support, team support and Food Drive support.For more information, contact Della at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-999-1753.This Weeks Needs:Dry CerealPeanut ButterThank you for your continued support.www.woodinvillestorehouse.orgFinancial SnapshotGeneral Fund:Income for week ended 4/21/2013 $ 6,343Income, weekly avg. year to date $ 10,382Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 10,064Expenses, weekly avg. budget $ 10,413Faith Promise Monthly Support:Beginning Balance 11/1/12 $ 21,016Total Pledges 2012-2013 $ 90,342Received to date $ 43,127Disbursed to date $ 51,040
Prayer Chain RequestsPrayer Chain requests call Barbara Clark 425-483-3885. After 6:00 PM callMary Harvey at 425-827-2883 or call the church at 425-483-5252.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 ourmembers, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love ofJesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church homewith loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our SundayWorship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville,WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.