Weekly news fromWCUMC 4 6-2014


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Weekly news fromWCUMC 4 6-2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-4/06/2014 9 Teachings from the Cross. A Sermon Series for Lent. “Abandonment” Matthew 27:45-46 Psalm 22:1 My God! My God, why have you left me all alone? Why are you so far from saving me-- so far from my anguished groans? That plea was spoken by Jesus on the Cross… Matthew 27:45-46 From noon until three in the afternoon the whole earth was dark. At about three Jesus cried out with a loud shout, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani," which means, "My God, my God, why have you left me?" Jesus was abandoned in the Garden by His disciples, and separated from (abandoned by) His Father on the Cross. Christ experienced abandonment so we would not have to!! CHRIST IS ALWAYS WITH US!! Genesis 1:27 - God created humanity in God's own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them.
  2. 2. Matthew 1:23 - … A virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, And they will call him, Emmanuel. (Emmanuel means "God with us.") Revelation 1:8 - "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "the one who is and was and is coming, the Almighty." CHRIST IS ALWAYS WITH US!! John 14:15-21 " If you love me, you will keep my commandments. I will ask the Father, and he will send another Companion, who will be with you forever. This Companion is the Spirit of Truth, whom the world can't receive because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. You know him, because he lives with you and will be with you. " I won't leave you as orphans. I will come to you. Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Because I live, you will live too. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them loves me. Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them." 2 Corinthians 4:7-12, 16-18 But we have this treasure in clay pots so that the awesome power belongs to God and doesn't come from us. We are experiencing all kinds of trouble, but we aren't crushed. We are confused, but we aren't depressed. We are harassed, but we aren't abandoned. We are knocked down, but we aren't knocked out. We always carry Jesus' death around in our bodies so that Jesus' life can also be seen in our bodies. We who are alive are always being handed over to death for Jesus' sake so that Jesus' life can also be seen in our bodies that are dying. So death is at work in us, but life is at work in you… …So we aren't depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. We don't focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can't be seen. The things that can be seen don't last, but the things that can't be seen are eternal. CHRIST IS ALWAYS WITH US!!
  3. 3. ________________________________________________ Questions for Personal or Group Reflection 1. Think of a time when you experienced abandonment? How did you feel? What “pulled you out of it”? 2. How did Jesus experience the ultimate abandonment? 3. What makes this the greatest agony that any one could experience? 4. What does Jesus’ abandonment teach you about forgiveness? 5. What confidence can you have in knowing that Jesus took your place on the cross? 6. How will you show thanks to Jesus for being abandoned for you? Next Week’s Message – “Distress” – John 19:28 THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 4/06  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room  Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 4/07  Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11 Tuesday - 4/08  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  Ministry Steering Team, 7:00 PM. Room 10 Wednesday - 4/09  Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Room 10  Children's Ministry Team Meeting, 5:00 - 6:00 PM  Lenten Study, 6:00 - 7:15 PM, Celebration Hall
  4. 4.  Choir Practice, 7:15 - 8:30 PM, Sanctuary Thursday - 4/10  Outdoor Adventures Planning Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 11 Friday - 4/11  Prime Timers Dinner, 6:00 PM, Celebration Hall Saturday - 4/12  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall  Memorial Service for Peter Farnham, 3:00 PM, Sanctuary Sunday - 4/13 - Palm Sunday  Adult Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM  Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship  10:30 AM Worship Service  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
  5. 5. All Church Study every Wednesday, 6:00 PM 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. Prime Timers Dinner Friday, April 11 at 6:00 PM You are invited to experience the far reaches of Eastern Canada with Brad and Lynette Maynard. Through pictures and stories, you will see how God has blessed this land and its people. Dinner entree will be provided. Sign up or contact the church office for Side Dishes. 4th Annual Great Community Egg Hunt
  6. 6. Sunday, April 13 1:00 PM - Woodinville Fields (rain or shine) The Great Community Egg Hunt is sponsored by four Christian churches in Woodinville that want to make Woodinville a great place to eat, shop, and live! This is a fun and free event that will include face painting, candy, Easter bunnies, inflatables, a Fire truck, and 30,000 eggs. Help our church meet the goal of collecting and stuffing 8,000 plastic Easter Eggs! Outdoor Adventures Planning Meeting Thursday, April 10, 7:00 PM, Room 11
  7. 7. Adopt-a-Garden Can you keep our church yard looking beautiful? Sign up in the foyer to adopt a small garden area that you will keep weed-free during the growing season. Individuals and families of all ages are invited to participate. STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK  Cereal  Canned Fruit  Peanut Butter
  8. 8. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, wk ending 3/30/14 $ 13,386 Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,400 Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,029 2014 weekly budgeted expenses $ 9,896 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged, 2013 - 14 $ 90,560 Faith Promise Beginning Balance $ 12,439 Received 11/1/13 - 3/30/14 $ 44,981 Disbursed 11/1/13 - 3/30/14 $ 42,228 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.