Weekly News from WCUMC-3/17/2013Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. "Putting on the Armor of God" Basic Training for Followers of ChristFinally, be strengthened by the Lord and his powerful strength. Put on God’sarmor so that you can make a stand against the tricks of the devil. We aren’tfighting against human enemies but against rulers, authorities, forces ofcosmic darkness, and spiritual powers of evil in the heavens. Therefore, pickup the full armor of God so that you can stand your ground on the evil day andafter you have done everything possible to still stand.So stand with the belt of truth around your waist, justice as your breastplate,and put shoes on your feet so that you are ready to spread the good news ofpeace. Above all, carry the shield of faith so that you can extinguish theflaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword ofthe Spirit, which is God’s word.Offer prayers and petitions in the Spirit all the time. Stay alert by hanging inthere and praying for all believers. As for me, pray that when I open mymouth, I’ll get a message that confidently makes this secret plan of the gospelknown. I’m an ambassador in chains for the sake of the gospel. Pray so that theLord will give me the confidence to say what I have to say. Ephesians 6:10-20 (Common English Bible)This is not a fight against people…this is a battle against the spiritualpowers of evil… therefore, we need the spiritual power of God with usand in us at all times in our daily walk.THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD
BELT OF TRUTH (v. 14a) -Truth holds all the parts of the armor together. It’s the bonding force that holds the Christian life together. BREASTPLATE OF JUSTICE (v. 14b) -Although Satan will accuse us, it’s the justice of Christ that gives believers assurance of salvation. SHOES OF THE GOOD NEWS (PEACE) (v. 15) -To stand and to share the Good News of Peace with a lost world. SHIELD OF FAITH (v. 16) -Protects us from the lies, blasphemous thoughts and hateful thoughts about others, doubts, and sinful desires. HELMET OF SALVATION (v. 17a) - Satan attacks our minds. We need minds controlled by God. SWORD OF THE SPIRIT (v.17b) -The Word of God pierces the heart with conviction. Jesus used the Sword of the Spirit (Word of God) to defeat Satan when he tempted Jesus in the Wilderness.The ENERGY of the ARMOR of GOD is PRAYER. Pray all the time. Pray inthe Spirit. Pray watching (Stay Alert). Persevere in prayer. Pray for allbelieversNext Week: Palm Sunday,“Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord”, Luke 19:28-40 THIS WEEK AT WCUMCSunday - 3/17 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomMonday - 3/18 "The WORD" Bible Study, 2:00 PM, Memorial Room. Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire RoomTuesday - 3/19 Womens Bible Study (BSO), 9:30 AM, Sanctuary Mens Morning Bible Study, 9:45 PM, Room 11
Wednesday - 3/20 Womens Bible Study, 10:00 AM, Memorial Room Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM, Sanctuary Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM Youth Group, 7:00 PM, Crossfire RoomThursday - 3/21Friday - 3/22Saturday - 3/23 Mens Saturday Morning Group, 7:30 AM, CHSunday - 3/24 Sunday School classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing 10:30 AM Worship Service Tweeners Class for 5th-8th graders, 11:00 AM, Memorial Room Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room IMPORTANT NEWS AND EVENTS Pick up your pictorial directory now in the foyer or Church office.
Support Our Children Summer Camp Programs July 8 - 12 - KidShine Performing Arts Day Camp July 22 - 26 - Vacation Bible School Aug. 5 - 9 - Twinlow Summer Day Camp Aug. 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. You can also support Summer Camp Programming through our Envelope Fundraiser. Please contact the church office to learn how to contribute to our youth programs.
Holy Week Schedule March 24 Palm Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 PM March 28 Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00 PM March 29 Good Friday Service, 7:00 PM March 31 - Easter Sunday Sonrise Service, 7:00 AM Celebration Worship Service, 10:30 AMNOTE: The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Easter morning in conjunctionwith the childrens Sunday School lesson. There will not be an Easter EggHunt on Saturday, March 30.
Supporters are the core of our program. Your generosity andcommunity spirit allow us to collect food for our less fortunatefriends and neighbors. An extra item or two each shopping trip isall it takes to fill up your "cool green bag" for pick-up every othermonth.OPEN POSITIONS Produce Shopper to shop for produce one time per month. Green Bag Point Person to promote the Green Bag Program in partner Churches Shelf Stocker to restock shelves on Monday at 3:00 PM (approximately 2 hours) Promotional Assistant to assist our Promotion Director in reaching out to Churches, Businesses and SchoolsWe also need monetary support, team support and Food Drivesupport.For more information, contact Della at email@example.com or206-999-1753.This Weeks Needs: Chili Spaghetti Sauce Mac & Cheese Beef-a-RoniThank you for your continued support.www.woodinvillestorehouse.org
- Financial Snapshot General Fund: Income for week ended 3/10/2013 $ 14,164 Income, weekly avg. year to date $ 11,045 Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,755 Expenses, weekly avg. budget $ 10,413 Faith Promise Monthly Support: Beginning Balance 11/1/12 $ 21,016 Total Pledges 2012-2013 $ 90,342 Received to date $ 37,843 Disbursed to date $ 37,850Prayer Chain RequestsPrayer Chain requests call Barbara Clark 425-483-3885. After 6:00 PMcall Mary 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.