Weekly News from WCUMC-7/14/2013
Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.
Parables of Jesus Series
"The Workers in the Vineyard”
While Pastor Rick is on a sabbatical, each Sunday we will have a message
on selected parables. This week, Ralph Rohwer shared a message on
"The Workers in the Vineyard", as well as his own personal story of how
he is responding to the "kingdom of heaven" in his life.
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in
the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a
denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the
marketplace doing nothing. He told them, ‘You also go and work in my
vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.
He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did
the same thing. About five in the afternoon he went out and found still
others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing
here all day long doing nothing?’
‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’
When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman,
‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last
ones hired and going on to the first.’
The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each
received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they
expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a
denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the
landowner. ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they
said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden
of the work and the heat of the day.’
“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend.
Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want
to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have
the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious
because I am generous?’
“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
What does this parable teach us about the nature of God and the
kingdom of heaven?
God is holy and sovereign. His ways are not like our ways.
God is exceedingly generous. His blessings are poured out to all.
God pursues and cares for us. He comes back again and again.
God's grace is available to all. All receive His grace regardless of
when or how they come to know Him.
Understanding God's perspective is essential. How will you respond to
the kingdom of heaven in your life?
Summer Worship Schedule
July 21st - Rev. Lindsey Eklund - The Mustard Seed
July 28th - David Snook- -The Sower & 4 Types of Soil
August 4th - Lee Palo - The Rich Man & Lazarus
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 - 7/14
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Monday - 7/15
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Tuesday - 7/16
VBS Adult Volunteers meeting, 1:00 PM
Sewing Group (Beading Class, Part 2), 6:30 PM, Memorial Room
Wednesday - 7/17
Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM
Crossfire Youth Bowling Night, 6-9 PM. off site
Thursday - 7/18
VBS Adult Volunteers meeting, 7:00 PM
Friday - 7/19
Outdoor Adventures planning meeting, 7:00 PM. Room 9
Saturday - 7/20
Outdoor Adventures, big 4 Ice Cave Hike, off site
Sunday - 7/21
No Adult Sunday School this week. The Open Door Class will
resume meeting at 9:00 AM on July 28 in 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
Vacation Bible School
July 22-26, 9 AM - 12 PM
Cost $20 PreK4 - Grade 6
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED . . .
. . . what it was like to live in Bible times?
. . . how people even heard about Jesus before there were phones? . . . .
. why people worshiped so many fake gods?
Find the answers to these questions and more in ancient Athens.
During VBS Day Camp, kids and adults will meet Paul, hear his passion for
God, share in his adventures in serving God, and his shocking troubled
past. Kids will find that God's life-changing love is ever-present,
provides all we need, and is worth sharing with the world.
Contact Rev. Lindsay Eklund to sign up or if you want to volunteer to
help us experience the joy of showing God's love to our children.
SPECIAL ADULT VOLUNTEERS MEETING - Tuesday, 1:00 PM; Thursday,
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Outdoor Adventures Family Day Hike
Big Four Ice Caves - Granite Falls
Saturday, July 20
Hikers have been marveling at these
frozen spectacles of nature for over a
century. Reached by one of the most
manicured trails in the Cascades, Big
Four's famed ice caves can be enjoyed by
hikers of all walks. Formed from
cascading water and warm winds
hollowing out heaps of avalanche-
deposited snow, the caves usually appear
Join us for this easy hike of >3 miles,
round trip, in an awe- inspiring area.
Meet at the church at 10:00 AM and
carpool up to the trail head. Should be
back by 6:00 PM. Cost: FREE.
The Open Door Class invites you to a new
Sunday School series beginning July 28.
Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic, secularized, and
biblically illiterate. Many people today have little sense of how their lives
have benefited from Christianity's influence, often viewing the church
with hostility or resentment.
How Christianity Changed the World is a topically arranged Christian
history for Christians and non-Christians. Grounded in solid research and
written in a popular style, this book is both a helpful tool in talking with
unbelievers and a source of evidence for why Christianity deserves credit
for many of the humane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in the
Western world in the last two thousand years.
Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance
each chapter. This edition features questions
for reflection and discussion for each chapter.
Discover for yourself how Christianity
can/should change your world.
Please contact Don Morgan
email@example.com to order a book for you.
Cost: $15. This 10-week study will begin on
July 28 and conclude on September 29 (NOTE:
The Following God class will resume in October
so all members of that class are invited to
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.
Please take a moment to see if you can become involved.
We are looking for another person to stock shelves for the Food Bank on
Mondays at 11:00 AM. There is also a need for a shopper once a month.
Interested persons should contact Della at firstname.lastname@example.org or
This Week's Needs:
Mac & Cheese
Thank you for your continued support.
This retreat will address the male journey by focusing on the four
spiritual movements expressed in the life of Jesus - Chosen, Blessed,
Broken, and Given. Join us at the Palisades Retreat Center in Federal
Way for a learning experience in a beautiful, relaxed environment; a
non-judgmental setting that will be conducive to your growth to
To register for the retreat, go to www.ThisHealingGround.com.
Income, week ending 7/13/13 $ 10,234
Income, weekly average, year-to-date $ 10,047
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 10,040
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 $ 54,087
Disbursed to date $ 67,530
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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