Weekly news from WCUMC 3 2-2014


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Weekly news from WCUMC 3 2-2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-3/2/2014 “Facing Temptation” Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus faced 3 Temptations in the Wilderness in Matthew 4:1-11 Matthew 4:1-4 – (Temptation #1) Then the Spirit led Jesus up into the wilderness so that the devil might tempt him. After Jesus had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he was starving. The tempter came to him and said, "Since you are God's Son, command these stones to become bread." Jesus replied, "It's written, People won't live only by bread, but by every word spoken by God." (Deuteronomy 8:3) - “…people don't live on bread alone. No, they live based on whatever the Lord says.” Like Jesus, we are to put our total trust in God’s Word. Matthew 4:5-7 – (Temptation #2)
  2. 2. After that the devil brought him into the holy city and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him, " Since you are God's Son, throw yourself down; for it is written, I will command my angels concerning you, and they will take you up in their hands so that you won't hit your foot on a stone." Jesus replied, "Again it's written, Don't test the Lord your God." (Deuteronomy 6:16) … “Don't test the Lord your God …” Like Jesus, we are to avoid putting God to the test. Matthew 4:8-10 - (Temptation #3) Then the devil brought him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. He said, "I'll give you all these if you bow down and worship me." Jesus responded, "Go away, Satan, because it's written, You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him." Like Jesus, we are to worship and serve God alone. (Deuteronomy 6:13) “Revere the Lord your God, serve him…” (Exodus 20:3 and Deuteronomy 5:7) “You must have no other gods before me.” Jesus’ victory over temptation gives us every hope that we, too, can resist temptation because of the power of God’s Word in our lives. __________________________________________________________ Questions for Personal or Group Reflection 1. Reflect on the purpose of Jesus fasting for 40 days in the wilderness at the beginning of His ministry? 2. How have you fasted? How has it helped prepare you for facing temptation? 3. Looking at the three temptations in Matthew 4:1-11, what was the nature of each? What potentially may have appealed to Jesus? What would have been the consequences of Him yielding to those temptations? 4. How did Jesus overcome the temptations that Satan presented to Him? 5. In what areas are you most likely to be tempted? 6. What have you found helpful in overcoming temptation? 7. What is your greatest temptation right now? 8. How can others help? New Sermon Series Starts Next Week – “Teachings from the Cross” “Forgiveness” - Luke 23:34, Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
  3. 3. THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 3/2    Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 3/3  Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11 Tuesday - 3/4    Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:30 AM, Gathering Place Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:30 AM, Room 10 Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room Wednesday - 3/5      Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Room 10 Children's Ministry Team Meeting, 5:00 - 6:00 PM Lent Study, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Celebration Hall Ash Wednesday Service, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, Sanctuary Choir, 8:00 - 8:30 PM, Sanctuary Thursday - 3/6 Friday - 3/7 Saturday - 3/8  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Sunday - 3/9      Adult Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship 10:30 AM Worship Service Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
  4. 4. Wednesday, March 5 Service 7:00 - 8:00 PM Sanctuary
  5. 5. All Church Study begins on Ash Wednesday, March 5 Meal - Video - Small Group Discussion This seven-session, video-based study explores the last words of Christ from the Holy Land locations where they were spoken A meal will be served at 6:00 PM, before each session. On March 5, an Ash Wednesday Service will follow the Lent study. On March 19, there will be not Lent study. Join us instead for a performance by the Watoto Children's Choir. Please notify the church office if you would like to participate in the Lent study.
  6. 6. New Women's Bible Studies Begin on March 4 & 5 Tuesday: Women's Bible Fellowship 9:20 - 11:45 AM, starting March 4 Topic: Nehemiah: Experiencing the Good Hand of God by John MacArther Three major themes are seen in the Book of Nehemiah - careful attention to the reading of God's word in order to do His will; the constant obedience of Nehemiah; repeated enemy opposition. Through it all, God orchestrated the reconstruction of the wall of His city to accomplish His purpose for then and now. Cost: $5. Wednesday Women's Bible Study 10:00 - 11:30 AM Topic: Ephesians: Wholeness for a Broken World You're invited to join us for this study of Ephesians by Andrew T. and Phyllis J. Le Peau. Broken marriages, shattered friendships, racial divisions, war between nations -- we live in a fractured world. How can the pieces be put back together? In Ephesians, Paul lifts the veil form the future to allow us to see God's plan to unite everyone and everything in Christ. Cost: $7.
  7. 7. Sunday, March 9 Interested in learning about membership at Woodinville Community United Methodist Church? Then come to our May 9 membership class. The class will be held right after the worship service, and will last about 3 hours. We'll serve you lunch and Pastor Rick will tell you about the church's purpose and vision, as well as the requirements and responsibilities of being a member. If you are interested in attending our membership class on May 9, please fill out the form in the Sunday bulletin, or contact Evelyn Carlson at 425483-5252. Watoto Children's Choir BEAUTIFUL AFRICA: A NEW GENERATION Wednesday, March 19 - 7:00 PM
  8. 8. Watoto Children's Choir is an African children choir based in Kampala, Uganda, at Watoto Church (formerly Kampala Pentecostal Church or KPC). It is composed of about twenty-two children from Uganda. Watoto means "Children" in Swahili language. The choir is made up of children who have lost one or both parents to the AIDS epidemic or to war.[1] The choir has toured Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States with a team of Ugandan adults. Their performances are a unique blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance. They have released several albums including Mambo Sawa and Beautiful Africa their latest album. Their unique ministry also comprises four children's villages, three babies homes, three primary schools, a high school and a vocational school. Can You Help? 1. Help with a dinner for the Children and Team at 5:00 PM on March 19 here at the church. 2. Host 2 - 3 Children and 1 - Chaperon for one night in your home. 3. Volunteer on the Night of the Concert. If you would like to help with any of the above,visit the Watoto display in the church foyer and sign up. You can also contact Evelyn Carlson, ecarlson@wcumc.org or 425-483-5252. Outdoor Adventures Bird Watching Saturday, March 29 Bird watching in the Skagit Valley. During Winter and early Spring, there
  9. 9. is a bird watcher's paradise just north of us. Many spectacular types of winter brids are there - Bald Eagles, Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, Snow Geese, and more. Join us as we carpool from the church to search for them and enjoy their beauty. Cost is FREE, but drivers may need the Discovery Pass. there will be opportunities for some short hikes. This is a great trip for all ages and activity levels. Please sign up in the foyer. Contact Bob or Sandy Clemence for details, 425-486-0762. Experiencing God's Faithfulness April 4 - 6, 2014 Be revived, renewed and refreshed. Women ages 18 - 100 are invited to come to our spring women's retreat. We'll relax, worship, and be spiritually nourished. Our four speakers - Laura Cabanillas, Evelyn Carlson, Gaila Palo and Joan Hartzell - will share stores of God's faithfulness. The retreat will be held at The Homestead in rural Snohomish. You're invited to come Friday evening and stay until Sunday morning, but you also can come for Saturday and Sunday morning or Saturday only. For more information, contact the church office, or pick up a brochure at the church.
  10. 10. STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK     Rice Dry Beans Hamburger Helper Cereal The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is looking for additional volunteer coordinators. Duties include coordinating a team of volunteers; registering new clients and taking prayer requests from the clients. Most volunteer coordinators supervise 2 teams a month. (4 hours/month) If you are interested in this position or would like to know more contact Della at dellahaug@hotmail.com or call 425-483-1391. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, wk ending 2/23/14 Income, weekly avg, year-to-date Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date 2014 weekly budgeted expenses $ 6,848 $ 10,118 $ 7,876 $ 9,896
  11. 11. Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged, 2013 - 14 Faith Promise Beginning Balance Received 11/1/13 - 2/23/14 Disbursed 11/1/13 - 2/23/14 $ 90,560 $12,439 $34,191 $37,023 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! This newsletter is published by Woodinville Community United Methodist Church for our 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 with loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.