Weekly News from WCUMC-9/22/2013
Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.
“Living God’s Grace in an Unbelieving World”
A Sermon Series on 1 Peter
“A New Kind of Witness to the World”
1 Peter 2:11-25
Peter calls us to a new way of living . . . a life of Christ-like Submission
to God’s Authority.
This passage presents three motives for submitting to authority and living
a faithful, obedient life:
1. For the sake of the unbelieving world (the Lost)
Dear friends, since you are immigrants and strangers in the world, I urge
that you avoid worldly desires that wage war against your lives. Live
honorably among the unbelievers. Today, they defame you, as if you
were doing evil. But in the day when God visits to judge they will glorify
him, because they have observed your honorable deeds.
1 Peter 2:11-12
We are immigrants and strangers in this world. (Citizens of
Our real battle is spiritual … our really enemy is Satan
We must combine godly living with a loving witness to the world
2. For the Sake of the Lord
For the sake of the Lord submit to every human institution. Do this
whether it means submitting to the emperor as supreme ruler, or to
governors as those sent by the emperor. They are sent to punish those
doing evil and to praise those doing good. Submit to them because it’s
God’s will that by doing good you will silence the ignorant talk of
foolish people. Do this as God’s slaves, and yet also as free people, not
using your freedom as a cover-up for evil. Honor everyone. Love the
family of believers. Have respectful fear of God. Honor the emperor.
1 Peter 2:13-17
As representatives of Jesus Christ … we must do what He did,
submitting to the authority that God gave to human government.
We must respect the office even though we may not agree with
the person in the office.
Christians must submit themselves to human authority for the
sake of the Lord… it’s what Jesus did.
3. For the Sake of Believers (US)
Household slaves, submit by accepting the authority of your masters
with all respect. Do this not only to good and kind masters but also to
those who are harsh. Now, it is commendable if, because of one’s
understanding of God, someone should endure pain through suffering
unjustly. But what praise comes from enduring patiently when you have
sinned and are beaten for it? But if you endure steadfastly when you’ve
done well and suffer for it, this is commendable before God. You were
called to this kind of endurance, because Christ suffered on your behalf.
He left you an example so that you might follow in his footsteps. He
committed no sin, nor did he ever speak in ways meant to deceive.
When he was insulted, he did not reply with insults. When he suffered,
he did not threaten revenge. Instead, he entrusted himself to the one
who judges justly. He carried in his own body on the cross the sins we
committed. He did this so that we might live in righteousness, having
nothing to do with sin. By his wounds you were healed. Though you
were like straying sheep, you have now returned to the shepherd and
guardian of your lives.
1 Peter 2:18-25
To encourage us in our suffering, Peter gives 3 images of Jesus:
1. He is our example in His life (vs. 21-23)
2. He is our substitute in His death. (v. 24)
3. He is our Shepherd and Guardian in Heaven (v. 25)
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection:
(Reread 1 Peter 2:11-25)
1. What do you think of when you hear the word submission? Why?
2. What should submission to the authorities mean to you as a follower
3. What is our responsibility to government and public leaders whom we
don’t always agree with?
4. In taking Peter’s advice to slaves, how can you apply his principles to
your current workplace?
5. How does Jesus Christ’s life give you a motivation for submitting to
6. What kind of authority do you have most trouble with? Why?
7. What will you do this week to best follow Peter’s instructions in this
Next Week’s message – “A New, Godly Marriage” 1 Peter 3:1-7
Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 9/22
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Young Parents Group Meeting, 7:00 PM. Memorial Room
Monday - 9/23
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room
Tuesday - 9/24
Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Gathering Place
Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:15 AM, Room 10
Sewing Group, 6:30 PM, Memorial Room
Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 10
SPR Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 9
Wednesday - 9/25
Wednesday Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Memorial
Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM
Youth Group/Crossfire, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Evening Women's Bible Study, 7:00 PM, Room 9
Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM. Sanctuary
Thursday - 9/26
Friday - 9/27
Outdoor Adventures Planning Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 9
Saturday - 9/28
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Outdoor Adventures Mt. Rainer Train Trip, 9:00 AM, meet in
church parking lot
Sunday - 9/29
The Open Door Class, 9:00 AM, 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
Young Parents Group Meeting
Join other young families for fellowship, community and fun! We'll have
our first meeting this evening, September 22 at 7:00 PM in the Memorial
Room. If you want more information, contact Gaila Palo at 425-314-
New Evening Women's Bible Study
Begins This Week.
If you've been looking for an Evening Women's Bible Study, then join us
on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 PM in Room 9. At the initial
meeting, we will discuss the type of study we want, how often to meet,
and other details. We will also read and discuss a scripture passage.
More info? Contact Evelyn email@example.com.
Woodinville Store House
Fall Food Drive
Goal = 1,000 items
Help us make our goal by putting an extra item
or two in your cart today?
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank serves our community by serving
practical needs, building relationships, and joining people in prayer. As
part of Mission Emphasis, we have launched a drive to re-stock our
shelves with 1,000 non-perishable items. A weekly donation shopping
list of needed items in always shown in our church bulletin and in this
This Week's Needs:
Thank you for your continued support.
Warm Greetings Espresso Stand
We're looking for coffee-loving, people-loving volunteers to working the
church coffee stand. Commitment can be weekly, monthly, or as
needed, with after Service help most needed. Youth 14 and older are
welcome. Please contact Mary Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim and DeAnna are planning a safe, indoor Halloween alternative.
There will be free food, games, prizes, live music and more! Plan to
join us and invite your family, friends and neighbors of all ages.
We will be collecting individually wrapped candy donations starting this
week. There is a box in the foyer marked for the candy. There are also
sign-up sheets for anyone who is willing to help make this a fantastic
Get on Board with Outdoor Adventures as we
board the Mount Rainer Scenic Railroad,
Saturday, September 28.
The train operates on a scenic route from Elbe to Mineral. The ride lasts
about 40 minutes each way. We spend approximately 45 minutes at our
destination during regular excursions before returning to the depot. At
the destination in Mineral, there is a collection of historic logging
locomotives, rail cards, and equipment and camp buildings. Allow 2
hours for regular excursions.
We will carpool from the church at 9:00 AM, returning about 5:00 PM.
Cost: $25 - Male checks payable to the church with OA-Train on the
memo line. You can bring a lunch to eat on the train or purchase one
Please sign up in the foyer as space may be limited.
October is Mission Emphasis Month
October 6 - Storehouse Food Bank Fall Food Drive Dedication
Bring your food donation between now and October 6th when we will
October 13 - Special Guest Speaker - Brookes August
Brookes is the son of Kathy and Halle August, members of WCUMC and
missionaries to Nicaragua. He seved as an intern with the WCUMC Youth
Dept. and with Youth for Christ. He is now a Youth Pastor at Northview
Community Church in Mill Creek.
October 18/19 - Missions Fest
Each year our church helps to sponsor Missions Fest Seattle. This year it
will be held at Northside Baptist Church and Eastside Foursquare Church
on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19. Come and find out what God
is doing around the world and how you can be involved inthe harvest!
October 20 - Mission Display Sunday
There will be mission displays before and after the service and short
interviews with some of our missionaries and ministry representatives
during the morning service. Come and find out how God is using these
specail people our congregation supports.
October 25 - Mission Banquet
On Friday, October 25, a festive Mission Banquet is planned, catered b
Alexa's of Bothell. Featured speaker will be Dr. Tim Dearborn, formerly
a VP of World Vision International and former professor of theology and
Dean of the Chapel at SPU. He is currently the Director of the Lloyd
Ogilvie Institute of Preaching that is in association with Fuller Seminary.
Tickets for the banquet go on sale September 29. $10 per adult and $5
for children 4-12 years old.
October 27 - Faith Commitment Sunday
Sunday, October 27 will be our Faith Commitment Sunday. Dr. Dearborn
will again speak and challenge us to take the next step as individuals and
as a congregation in reaching the world for Christ.
Celebrate and support missions by helping at our
Church Missions Banquet on Friday, October 25!
This catered banquet is for the whole church, and will take place on
Friday, October 25 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm in the sanctuary.
Would you be willing to help in any of the following ways?
Help with table decorations (plan & assemble in advance)
Set-up tables in the sanctuary on Thursday and take tables down
on Friday evening
Set-up sanctuary chairs on Saturday morning (day after banquet)
Wash dishes Saturday morning (day after banquet)
Set tables (tablecloths, dishes, etc.) on Friday morning
Serve as host/hostess at a table (2 at each h
table)Responsibilities include welcoming people, making sure
water glasses are filled, keeping carafes of coffee filled,
removing dishes after the dinner and serving the cupcakes.
Make cupcakes for the dinner
Alexa’s is catering the dinner, but our church will provide the desserts.
Please fill out the form in the church foyer or contact the office to
volunteer. Thank you!
Questions? Contact the church office, 425-483-5252.
Income, week ended 9/15/13 $ 5,356
Income, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,837
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,880
Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 10,413
Total Faith Promises pledged $ 90,342
Faith Promise beginning balance $ 21,016
Received as of 9/15/13 $ 65,380
Disbursed as of 9/15/13 $ 80,720
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!
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