Weekly News from WCUMC-9/08/2013
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, Living Hope”
1 Peter 1:1-12
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s chosen strangers in the
world of the diaspora, who live in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia,
and Bithynia. God the Father chose you because of what he knew
beforehand. He chose you through the Holy Spirit’s work of making you
holy and because of the faithful obedience and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
May God’s grace and peace be multiplied to you. May the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be blessed! On account of his vast mercy,
he has given us new birth. You have been born anew into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. You have a
pure and enduring inheritance that cannot perish—an inheritance that is
presently kept safe in heaven for you.
We have New Birth because of God’s initiative… He CHOSE us!!
The New Birth gives us a LIVING HOPE because our Lord Jesus Christ
resurrected from the dead and is ALIVE right now!
Believers are guarded for Glory (v. 5)
Through his faithfulness, you are guarded by God’s power so that you
can receive the salvation he is ready to reveal in the last time.
God is FAITHFUL . . . He will guard us for our eternal place in
Believers are being prepared for Glory (vs. 6-7)
You now rejoice in this hope, even if it’s necessary for you to be
distressed for a short time by various trials. This is necessary so that
your faith may be found genuine. (Your faith is more valuable than gold,
which will be destroyed even though it is itself tested by fire.) Your
genuine faith will result in praise, glory, and honor for you when Jesus
Christ is revealed.
Believers can benefit from the glory NOW (vs. 8-12)
Although you’ve never seen him, you love him. Even though you
don’t see him now, you trust him and so rejoice with a glorious joy
that is too much for words. You are receiving the goal of your
faith: your salvation. The prophets, who long ago foretold the grace
that you’ve received, searched and explored, inquiring carefully about
this salvation. They wondered what the Spirit of Christ within them
was saying when he bore witness beforehand about the suffering that
would happen to Christ and the glory that would follow. They wondered
what sort of person or what sort of time they were speaking about. It
was revealed to them that in their search they were not serving
themselves but you. These things, which even angels long to examine,
have now been proclaimed to you by those who brought you the good
They did this in the power of the Holy Spirit, who was sent from heaven.
Love Him… NOW
Trust Him… NOW
Rejoice in Him… NOW
Receive from Him… NOW
(Reread 1 Peter 1:1-12)
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection:
1. Why did Peter call his readers “strangers”… and how are believers
2. In verse 2, what does each of the statements about the members
of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) mean?
3. How does Peter describe our spiritual birth?
4. How would you describe the HOPE we have that Peter talks
about? What impact does that have on the trials you face?
5. How does the assurance of the sovereignty of God affect the way
you face trials in life?
6. How can you respond to the trials you face in this life? Why?
7. How and why does this text (1 Peter 1:1-12) help you personally?
If not, why not?
Next Week’s message – “Can We Really Live a Holy Life?” 1 Peter 1:13 - 2:10
Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 9/8
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Monday - 9/9
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Men of Integrity Planning Meeting, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room
Tuesday - 9/10
Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Gatering Place
Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:15 AM, Room 10
Sewing Group, 6:30 PM, Memorial Room
Wednesday - 9/11
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
Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM. Sanctuary
Thursday - 9/12
Friday - 9/13
Prime Timers Dinner & Game Night - CANCELLED
Saturday - 9/14
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Sunday - 9/8
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
Gathering in Honor of Rev. Lindsey Eklund, 12:00, Gathering Place
12:00 - 2:00 PM, All-Church cook-out and ice cream social
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
ATTENTION PRIME TIMERS:
The Fall Fellowship Gathering scheduled for Friday, September 13, has
been cancelled. We will have our Game and Pizza night on October 11
instead. See you then.
The week of September 8 is filled with
events and opportunities to connect:
Monday, September 9
Men of Integrity Planning Meeting
All men are invited to join our Bible Study and discussion group on
Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Memorial Room. Come on Sept. 9 to help us
plan our study and schedule.
Tuesday, September 10
Women's Bible Fellowship
Meets Tuesday mornings, 9:20 - 11:45 AM. Topic: Philippians, a study
by Kay Smith. Sign up in the church foyer. Childcare available on
request. Book cost: $8.00.
Men's Bible Study
"The Harmony of the Gospels" study resumes on Tuesday at 9:45 AM in
Room 10. Dick Zornes will be teaching.
Wednesday, September 11
Wednesday Women's Bible Study
Meets Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 AM. Study: "Forever Touched:
Significant Women in Jesus' Life". Sign up in the church foyer.
Childcare available on request. Book cost: $7.00.
Do you like to sing? Just us at our first choir practice on Wednesday,
September 11, from 7:15 - 8:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Questions?
contact Deni Johnson at 425-488-1257.
Our church sewing group is
collecting fleece to make hats
for Operation Nightwatch in
Seattle. If you have fleece
you can donate, please bring
it to the church office.
Warm Greetings Espresso Stand
We’re looking for coffee-loving, people-loving volunteers to work in 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 email@example.com.
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 - Make 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.
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank
serves our community by serving
practical needs, building relationships,
and joining people in prayer. A weekly
donation shopping list of needed items
in always shown in our church bulletin
and in this newsletter.
This Week's Needs:
Canned Veggies (no green beans)
Thank you for your continued support.
Would you consider making an impact in the life of a student?
We are looking for help with the youth ministry to pour the love of Jesus
Christ into the lives of students aged 10-16. The latest Barna Study
indicates that nearly half (43%) of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ
as their Savior do so before the age of 13. Almost two out of three (64%)
of born-again Christians made that commitment to Christ before their
You can help in many ways:
Mentor student leaders
Lead weekly Crossfire events - play games, eat together, share
Pray for our students
Teach "tweeners' Sunday School once a month
Contact Youth Director Kim Knudsvig for more info. 206-794-6871, or
ENDLESS SUMMER OPEN HOUSE
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816 S. 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198
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Sunday, September 29, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Sunday, October 6, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enter drawings for your chance to win these awesome prizes:
1 night at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel with breakfast for 2 at Maxwell's
Gift certificate for Tulio’s restaurant near the hotel
Admission for 2 to Seattle Aquarium
Admission for 2 to the great wheel
Be sure to visit the SAM Sculpture Park
Gift certificates to local restaurants and local activities
Plus see a variety of cottages and apartments, visit with residents and
enjoy the groovy festivities.
So slip on your coolest threads and shades and come score some primo
Income, week ended 9/1/13 $ 11,998
Income, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,883
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,990
Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 10,413
Total Faith Promises pledged $ 90,342
Faith Promise beginning balance $ 21,016
Received as of 8/18/13 $ 61,865
Disbursed as of 8/18/13 $ 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
We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.
Have a great week!
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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
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