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”
June 8, 2014 - Pentecost Sunday
Today is Pentecost Sunday -- what many Christians refer to as the
birthday of the Christian church.
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
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…
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.
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
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
5. When have you experienced an empowering from the Holy Spirit to
witness for Jesus Christ? What was that like?
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
Prime Timers Dinner
Friday, June 13
You are invited to a special program featuring Dick Zornes sharing a
special devotional message along with group singing and other
Dinner entree will be provided. Sign up for side dishes in foyer.
Adult Summer Sunday School:
Forgotten God: Reversing
Our Tragic Neglect of the
Begins 9 am, June 22 – August 5 in Room
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
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
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.
Dungeness Spit Kayaking-
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
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,
Questions? Contact Kim Knudsvig at firstname.lastname@example.org or the
church office at 425-483-5252.
Vacation Bible School 2014
June 23 - 27
Join the Wilderness Escape Team
Musician (making tambourines)
Camel Herder (making bell necklaces)
Moses (story teller)
Malachi (story teller)
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
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 email@example.com.
STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK - Kid's Favorites
Mac & Cheese
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
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
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.
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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