Weekly News from WCUMC-8/4/2013
Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.
Parables of Jesus Series
"The Rich Man and Lazarus”
While Pastor Rick is on a sabbatical, each Sunday we will have a message
on selected parables. This week, Lee Palo shared a message on "The
Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus" - the characters, the meaning, and
his recommendations on how to understand and apply the message in
“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and
lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus,
covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s
table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to
Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades,
where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with
Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on
me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my
tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you
received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now
he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this,
between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those
who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from
there to us.’
“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I
have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come
to this place of torment.’ “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the
Prophets; let them listen to them.’ “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said,
‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ “He
said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will
not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
The Pharisees considered wealth to be a proof of a person's
righteousness. Jesus startled and challenged them with this story where
a diseased beggar is rewarded and a rich man is punished. The rich man
did not go to hell because of his wealth, but because he was selfish,
refusing to feed Lazarus, take him in, or care for him. The rich man was
hardhearted in spite of his great blessings.
When the rich man realized the error of his ways, it was too late, so he
asked Abraham to send word to his brothers so they would not suffer the
same fate. But Abraham said if they did not believe Moses and the
prophets, who spoke constantly of the duty to care for the poor, not
even a resurrection would save them. Once again, Jesus used a story to
reinforce his basic message of the power and reward when we "love one
Summer Worship Schedule
August 11th - Gaila Palo- -The Prodigal Son
August 18th - Gary Carlson - The Pharisee & Tax Collector
Remember that while Pastor Rick is on sabbatical, pastoral duties are
being covered by qualified staff members on a rotating basis. Please call
the church office at (425)483-5252 if you need pastoral assistance.
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 8/04
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Monday - 8/05
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Tuesday - 8/06
Sewing Group (Beading Class, Part 2), 6:30 PM, Memorial Room
SPR Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 9
Wednesday - 8/07
Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM
Thursday - 8/08
Friday - 8/09
Saturday - 8/10
Sunday - 8/11
The Open Door Class "How Christianity Changed the World". 9:00
AM, Room 11
Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship
10:30 AM Worship Service
Tweeners Class for 5th-8th graders, 11:00 AM, Memorial Room
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Children's Ministry Day Camps
SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM - The Parables of Jesus -
August 5-9 (Grades K-6) STARTS TOMORROW
MEGA SPORTS CAMP
August 19-23 (Grades preK4 - 6)
Plan to join us after the service on Sept. 8 to
kick off the fall church season.
Sunday, September 8 - Cook-out and Ice Cream Social
Make this Sunday a good time to "reconnect" with friends and ministry
leaders. We will grill hot dogs and sausages in the area adjacent to The
Gathering Place and have an ice cream bar for the young and the "young-
Monday, September 9 - Men of Integrity
All men are invited to join our Bible Study and discussion group on
Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Memorial Room.
Tuesday, September 10 - Women's Bible Fellowship
Meets Tuesday mornings, 9:20 - 11:45 AM. Topic: Philippians, a study
by Kay Smith. Sign up in the church foyer. Childcare available on
request. Book cost: $8.00.
Wed., September 11 - Wednesday Women's Bible Study
Meets Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 AM. Study: "Forever Touched:
Significant Women in Jesus' Life". Sign up in the church foyer. Childcare
available on request. Book cost: $7.00.
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank
serves our community by serving
practical needs, building relationships,
and joining people in prayer. A weekly
donation shopping list of needed items
in always shown in our church bulletin
and in this newsletter.
OUR STOCKS ARE VERY LOW. PLEASE
CONSIDER GIVING TO THE FOOD BANK TODAY!
This Week's Needs:
Mac and Cheese
Thank you for your continued support.
On Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17, there will be a "Rally Round
4 Ultra Sound" at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood. This event will
benefit 4US.org, a partner of CareNet, which funds ultrasound machines
for pregnancy centers. Six different events will take place over two
day: a 5K run, concert, motorcycle ride, cycling, half-marathon, and
the Sound & Light Conference. The event is designed for the whole
family. Check out the information table in the foyer for more info.
Do you like to sing?
The Choir wants you.
The choir will hold its firs fall practice on Wednesday, September 11, from
7:15 - 8:30 PM.
Would you consider making an impact in the life of a student?
We are looking for help with the youth ministry to pour the love of Jesus
Christ into the lives of students aged 10-16. The latest Barna Study
indicates that nearly half (43%) of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ
as their Savior do so before the age of 13. Almost two out of three (64%)
of born-again Christians made that commitment to Christ before their
You can help in many ways:
Mentor student leaders
Lead weekly Crossfire events - play games, eat together, share
Pray for our students
Teach "tweeners' Sunday School once a month
Contact Youth Director Kim Knudsvig for more info. 206-794-6871, or
Income, week ending 7/28/13 $ 6,571
Income, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,841
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,980
Weekly average budgeted expenses $ 10,413
Faith Promise Monthly Support
Total Faith Promise Pledges $ 90,342
Faith Promise beginning balance $ 21,016
Received to date $ 57,170
Disbursed to date $ 74,125
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
We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.
Have a great week!
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