Weekly News from WCUMC-4/21/2013Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world."You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’"Revelation 2:1-7A Heart Exam for the ChurchA Sermon Series on Christs Message to the Seven Churches(Revelation 1-3)Jesus continually calls the Church to have a “Heart Exam”… todiscover what is blocking the flow of the Holy Spirit in our livesIn Revelation 2:1-7, Jesus initially reminds the Ephesians that He isthe one who is the LEADER of the Church!Sometimes we forget that when we start trying to control“OUR” ministries, rather than faithfully serve “Christ’s” ministriesJesus encourages the Ephesian Church as to what it’s doing right…I know your works, your labor, and your endurance . . . You have shownendurance and put up with a lot for my name’s sake, and you haven’tgotten tired.But then Jesus reveals what He holds against them…But I have this against you: you have let go of the love you had at first.Jesus shows us how to revive our hearts (v. 5)REMEMBER the high point from which you have fallen…REPENT… Change your hearts and lives …
RETURN… Do the things you did at first…Jesus lays out the consequence of unfaithfulness…If you don’t, I’m coming to you. I will move your lampstand from itsplace if you don’t change your hearts and lives.Jesus makes a promise of blessing to the faithful…If you can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.I will allow those who emerge victorious to eat from the tree of life…Matthew 22:37 – The Greatest CommandmentYou must love the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your being, and with all your mind.Next Weeks MessageRevelation 2:8-11 (The Church in Smyrna), “Courageous and Faithful”Pastor Rick Vinther preachingTHIS WEEK AT WCUMCSunday - 4/21Newsletter DeadlineEvening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomMonday - 4/22"The WORD" Bible Study, 2:00 PM, Memorial Room.Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire RoomTuesday - 4/23Womens Bible Study (BSO), 9:30 AM, SanctuaryMens Morning Bible Study, 9:45 PM, Room 11Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Rm 11Wednesday - 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 - 4/25Friday - 4/26Saturday - 4/27
Mens 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 RoomEvening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomNew Sunday School Classstarts April 21All are invited to attendIn a recent study, the Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statisticthat continues to reverberate throughout the evangelical world. Only 9percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview.Because of this, todays believers live very similarly to non-believers. Apersonal sense of significance is rarely experienced, we spend our moneyand time on things that fail to satisfy and we begin to wonder what lifes
ultimate purpose really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as apeople and a nation.To counter this slide within the body of Christ, Focus on the Family haslaunched one of the most ambitious and powerful projects in the historyof our ministry - The Truth Project.The Truth Project is a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 13one-hour lessons taught by Chris and Patti Ward. This study is thestarting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lessondiscusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living theChristian worldview in daily life.Classes will meet in Room 10 at 9:00 AM beginning April 21. If youplan to attend, the class will start promptly at 9:00 to allow time fordiscussion following the video.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 support SummerCamp Programming through our Envelope Fundraiser.We have raised $2,421 so far. Contact the church officeto learn how to contribute to our youth programs.
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 email@example.com or 206-999-1753.This Weeks Needs:Dry CerealPeanut ButterThank you for your continued support.www.woodinvillestorehouse.orgFinancial SnapshotGeneral Fund:Income for week ended 4/14/2013 $ 11,427Income, weekly avg. year to date $ 10,654Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,758
Expenses, weekly avg. budget $ 10,413Faith Promise Monthly Support:Beginning Balance 11/1/12 $ 21,016Total Pledges 2012-2013 $ 90,342Received to date $ 41,214Disbursed to date $ 44,445Prayer 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.