Weekly news from WCUMC June 8 2014


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Weekly news from WCUMC June 8 2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-6/08/2014 “God’s Spirit-Filled People” A Sermon Series on Acts “Living by the Power of the Holy Spirit” Acts 2:1-21 June 8, 2014 - Pentecost Sunday Today is Pentecost Sunday -- what many Christians refer to as the birthday of the Christian church. Acts 2:1-4 When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak. It required the disciples’ willingness and obedience to be used by the Spirit, but The Holy Spirit enabled them! The Good News of Jesus Christ was being proclaimed in every language imaginable. Acts 2:5-13
  2. 2. There were pious Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered. They were mystified because everyone heard them speaking in their native languages. They were surprised and amazed, saying, “Look, aren’t all the people who are speaking Galileans, every one of them? How then can each of us hear them speaking in our native language?... —we hear them declaring the mighty works of God in our own languages!” They were all surprised and bewildered. Some asked each other, “What does this mean?” Others jeered at them, saying, “They’re full of new wine!” It was the fulfillment of God’s promises in His Holy Word… Luke 3:16 John replied to them all, “I baptize you with water, but the one who is more powerful than me is coming. I’m not worthy to loosen the strap of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Acts 2:14-21 Peter stood with the other eleven apostles. He raised his voice and declared, “Judeans and everyone living in Jerusalem! Know this! Listen carefully to my words! These people aren’t drunk, as you suspect; after all, it’s only nine o’clock in the morning! Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: In the last days, God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young will see visions.
 Your elders will dream dreams. Even upon my servants, men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy. I will cause wonders to occur in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and a cloud of smoke. The sun will be changed into darkness, and the moon will be changed into blood,
before the great and spectacular day of the Lord comes. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. All Christians have that opportunity to be used by God in the same way that the first believers were! For Personal or Group Reflection 1. Reflect on any times where you traveled in foreign countries and did not speak their language. What was that like? How did you feel when you heard someone speak in your own language? 2. Why did God wait until the Jewish harvest festival of Pentecost to give the Holy Spirit? 3. How does being filled with the Spirit relate to witnessing for Christ? 4. What is your experience in hearing others (or yourself) speak in other tongues? What were your thoughts or feelings about that? Can that still happen today? 5. When have you experienced an empowering from the Holy Spirit to witness for Jesus Christ? What was that like?
  3. 3. Next Week’s Message is on Acts 3 Pastor Rick Vinther preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 6/08 - Pentecost Sunday  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room  Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 6/09  Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11 Tuesday - 6/10  Women's Bible Fellowship Spring Brunch  Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room  Ministry Steering Team, 7:00 PM, Room 10 Wednesday - 6/11 Thursday - 6/12  Worship Band practice, 7-8 PM, Celebration Hall Friday - 6/13  Prime Timers Dinner, 6:00 PM, Celebration Hall Saturday - 6/14 Sunday - 6/15  Following God Sunday School Class , 9:00 AM  Open Door Class resumes on 6/22  Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship  10:30 AM Worship Service  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
  4. 4. Prime Timers Dinner Friday, June 13 6:00 PM You are invited to a special program featuring Dick Zornes sharing a special devotional message along with group singing and other activities. Dinner entree will be provided. Sign up for side dishes in foyer. Adult Summer Sunday School: Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit Begins 9 am, June 22 – August 5 in Room 11 In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today's church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.
  5. 5. Join us in Room 11 at 9 am on Sundays, June 22- August 5, as we study “Forgotten God.” Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative, author Francis Chan invites us to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the living God. Books ($12.50) are available from Don Morgan. Please email to order at dsmorg2@comcast.net Spring Baby Bottle Campaign Ends on June 15, Father's Day 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 15. Outdoor Adventures Dungeness Spit Kayaking- Hiking-Camping Trip
  6. 6. Friday - Sunday, June 13-15 We camp at Dungeness Recreation area near Sequim, on Friday and Saturday nights (we have camping equipment for newbies). On Saturday, half our group kayaks to the lighthouse at the end of the spit while the other half hikes out (about 5 miles). Then we switch off and the other half kayaks back while the kayakers hike back - a full body workout in a beautiful location. On Sunday, we break camp and have an outdoor worship service. Afterward, for those interested, they can go see the animals at the Olympic Game Farm. Warning: This is no zoo. You get up close and personal with buffaloes and other impressive animals (like grizzly bears). Then it's back home on the ferry. Cost: $20 per person for camping, $2 per family to go out on the Spit, plus ferry fee, plus Olympic Game Farm Charges ($12 per adult, kids under 5 are free). NOTE: This is Father's Day weekend so keep that in mind. You can skip the kayaking and hike both ways or just part way. It's a beautiful location no matter how far you go. This is a popular trip so sign up soon. $10 deposit to reserve your spot. You may write a check to the church and note on the check "OA Dungeness Spit Trip". For more information, contact Bob Clemence (360-668-9002) or David Snook (425-420-6641) Let's Go Out to the Ball Game Sunday, July 13
  7. 7. Let's all go as a crowd. We'll bring the peanuts and crackerjacks Bring a new friend so they might come back. Let us ROOT ROOT ROOT for the Mariners If they don't win it's OK Cause with one, two, three friends it's fun At the old ball game. Tickets only $12 when you buy through the church. Vans will be leaving at 12, right after the service. Sign up in the Church foyer by Sunday, June 22. Questions? Contact Kim Knudsvig at crossfirelife@gmail.com or the church office at 425-483-5252. Vacation Bible School 2014 June 23 - 27 Join the Wilderness Escape Team Sandal Stitcher
  8. 8. Butter Churner Musician (making tambourines) Weaver Rope Maker Camp Cleaner Camel Herder (making bell necklaces) Moses (story teller) Malachi (story teller) or Tribe Leader Contact the church office to learn more about how you can make this summer a special "escape'" for our children. 425-483-5252 FOOD BANK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Do you like meeting new people? Do you like praying for people's needs? The Woodinville Storehoue is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate teams once or twice a month while the food bank is open. Duties include coordinating teams, interviewing and registering new clients, collecting prayer requests and praying with clients. Contact Della at 425-483-1391 or dellahaug@hotmail.com. STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK - Kid's Favorites  Cereal  Peanut Butter  Ravioli  Mac & Cheese
  9. 9.  Spaghettios  Chef Boyardee Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, wk ending 6/1/14 $ 14,019 Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,289 Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 9,812 2014 weekly budgeted expenses $ 9,896 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged, 2013 - 14 $ 90,560 Faith Promise Beginning Balance $ 12,439 Received 11/1/13 - 6/1/14 $ 60,684 Disbursed 11/1/13 - 6/1/14 $ 54,398 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
  10. 10. 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.