Weekly News from WCUMC-11/18/2012Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. "Thanks-Living People Every Day ... Every Moment"Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who workhard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonishyou. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Livein peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warnthose who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help theweak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays backwrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each otherand for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks inall circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do notput out the Spirits fire. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-19These words in Pauls first letter to believers in Thessalonica containwhat Pastor Rick calls "Pauls Thanks-Living Recipe" Acknowledge those who work hard among you - support your church leaders. Encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone - we are all called to be a good neighbor Make sure nobody pays back wrong for wrong - dont hold grudges Always strive to do what is good for each other and good for everyone else - love your neighbor Rejoice always - let the Holy Spirit work within you Pray continually - always be open to God Give thanks in all circumstances - thanksgiving is a way of life for those who are in Christ Jesus
Do not put out the Spirits fire - remember that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peach, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.Next week: Thanks-Living - Love & Hate - 1 John 4:7-21 and Proverbs 6:16-18Pastor Rick Vinther, preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMCSunday - 11/18 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomMonday - 11/19 "Who We Are in Christ" Bible Study for Men and Women, 2:00 PM, Memorial Room No Talk Time Tonight Men of Integrity -7-9 PM, Memorial RoomTuesday - 11/20 Womens Bible Study (BSO), 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Sanctuary Mens Bible Study, 9:45 AM, Room 10Wednesday - 11/21 Womens Bible Study, 10:00 AM, Memorial Room No Choir Practice tonight Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM Youth Group 7:00 PM, Crossfire RoomThursday - 11/22 Happy Thanksgiving - Office ClosedFriday - 11/23 Office ClosedSaturday - 11/24 Mens Saturday Morning Group, 7:30 AM, CH
Sunday - 11/25 Sunday School classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing 10:30 AM Worship Service IMPORTANT NEWS AND EVENTSIf you havent yet made your Faith Promise Commitment to supportmissions, cards are available in the bookcase in the foyer. The Open Door Class invites you to join us for a special Advent series, beginning 11/25 at 9:00 am, Room 9. Popular and beloved author J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into the biblical story of Christmas. Kalas approaches the season through the "back side"--through a unique starting point, acreative retelling, a new "lens," or the eyes of a minor character.Kalas’s creative approach both clarifies basic teachings and introducesnew possibilities of meaning, even for those who are most familiar withthe Christmas story.Enriched with contemporary illustrations and personal experiences, thisvolume will provide new perspectives.J. Ellsworth Kalas is the author of more than thirty-five books. He hasbeen part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993,
formerly serving as president and now as senior professor of homiletics.He was a United Methodist pastor for thirty-eight years and also servedfive years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council.Please contact Don Morgan if you would like for us to order a book foryou. Books are $10. firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-486-5064. Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank This Weeks Needs: Cereal Pasta sauce Peanut Butter Thank you for your continued support. www.woodinvillestorehouse.org
EAGLE OUTREACH MINISTRIES Caring for Children and Families of Inmates Angel Tree Christmas 2012Once again, we are participating in this ministry to provide gifts to morethan 500 children who have a parent in prison. Everyone in your familycan help the love of Jesus Christ shine into a forgotten familys life andprovide some hope.Stop at the Angel Tree table in the foyer. Select a gift suggestion to buyfor a child. Buy and wrap it, then return it to the Angel Tree table.Volunteers are needed to sort gifts on Friday, December 7, 6:00 - 10:00PM at Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell. Volunteers are also neededfor our Delivery Team on Saturday, December 8. Please return your wrapped gifts to the church no later than December 2.
Available times are filling fast. Sign up now. Photography dates: Nov, 29, 30, 31.We are creating a new pictorial directory and we need you to help makeit complete! All families will receive a free 8 x 10 professional portraitalong with a printed directory just for participating.Sign up in three convenient ways: 1. Schedule an appointment online at wcumc.org. Click on Announcements, then Church Photo Directory. 2. Look for sign-up table in the Church foyer on Sundays. 3. Or, call Evelyn Carlson at 425-483-5252. Dont miss out! Our directory wont be complete without you. Outdoor Adventures Christmas Outing Saturday, December 15Join us on our next adventure to watch the Christmas Ships and then visitthe Bellevue Botanical Gardens on Saturday, December 15. Contact Bobor Sandy Clemence at 360-668-9002
You are warmly invited to join Halle & Kathy August for Nica Night Saturday, Dec. 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Celebration HallThere will be a Nibble of Nicaragua and a Dessert Auction. Proceedsbenefit Alongside Ministries Scholarship Program - Financial Snapshot General Fund: Income for period ended 11/11/2012 $ 10,819 Income, weekly avg. year to date $ 9,397 Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,371 Expenses, weekly avg. budget $ 10,214 Faith Promise Monthly Support: Beginning Balance 11/1/12 $17, 593 Total Pledges 2012-2013 $ 90,342 Received to date $ 3,061 Disbursed to date $ --
Prayer ChainPrayer Chain requests call the Church Office at 425-483-5252 or emailyour requests to email@example.com.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.