Weekly news from WCUMC Jan 12, 2014


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Weekly news from WCUMC Jan 12, 2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-1/12/2014 "Remembering Our Baptism” Living a Baptized Life Matthew 3:13-17 (Common English Bible) At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River so that John would baptize him. John tried to stop him and said, “I need to be baptized by you, yet you come to me?” Jesus answered, “Allow me to be baptized now. This is necessary to fulfill all righteousness.” So John agreed to baptize Jesus. When Jesus was baptized, he immediately came up out of the water. Heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and resting on him. A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in him.” The baptism that was being done by John the Baptist was a baptism of redemption. It was the will of God that Jesus be baptized by John in order to be identified with the sinners He came to save.
  2. 2. God wills that we would be baptized 1. 2. 3. As our identification with Jesus. To remember what He did for us on the Cross. That the Holy Spirit would empower our lives. ___________________________________________________ Questions for Personal or Group Reflection: (Reference - The Serendipity Bible) 1. What does baptism mean to you? 2. Describe what you remember of your baptism and/or confirmation? 3. Why did Jesus want to be baptized? Was it necessary? Why or why not? 4. What do you think it meant for Jesus to hear His Heavenly Father say, "This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in Him"? 5. What does the Heavenly Father words (above) mean for you when you think of your own baptism? 6. Have there been times when you have remembered you baptism in a special way? Describe how? 7. What does it mean to you to "live a baptized life"? 8. If you've never been baptized, what is holding you back? THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 1/12   Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 1/13   Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11 Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room Tuesday - 1/14     Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:30 AM, Gathering Place Men's Bible Study, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Room 10 Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room MST/Finance Meeting, 7:00 PM, room 10 Wednesday - 1/15   Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Memorial Room Youth Group/Crossfire, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room
  3. 3.  Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM, Sanctuary Thursday - 1/16 Friday - 1/17 Saturday - 1/18  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Sunday - 1/19     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 DATES/TIMES: Sundays, Jan. 19 - March 16 from 12:30 - 2:00 PM LOCATION: Room 11 Downstairs COST: $93 for individual or couple (check out the first class at no cost) New Open Door Class Adult Study Begins Sunday, January 26 Life Lessons: The Book of Revelation By Max Lucado The book of Revelation need not be so complicated and confusing when boiled down to its core. This study examines it as a book of assurances for believers, confirming that when the smoke of the final battle clears, the Son of God, Jesus, will stand triumphant. Each of the 12 lessons has a Scripture passage, an
  4. 4. inspirational passage, and questions to answer, space for journaling, and a prayer. Join the Open Door Class for this new study, beginning Sunday, January 26. Contact Don Morgan at dsmorg2@comcast.net to order a book. Cost is $10. NEEDS THIS WEEK      Rice-A-Roni Dried Beans Pasta Pasta Sauce Hamburger Helper WCUMC Trustees have begun a Capital Improvement project to reduce our energy footprint and expenses by replacing all outdoor and indoor overhead lights (except Sanctuary) with LED lights, and replacing all T12 florescent bulbs with T-8 florescent bulbs. T-8 bulbs will last 10 years, will not flicker and buzz, and will reduce energy cost by 25% 50%. Additionally, PSE has announced a Rebate Program to encourage retrofit. WCUMC estimated rebate will be $9,000, and retrofit should generate savings of approximately $4,500 per year. A Designated Fund to raise the $26,500 needed for the full project has
  5. 5. been established. If you want to make a donation to this fund, please write your checks to WCUMC with Lighting Project on the memo line. More details will be shared during the Sunday morning worship service, and a special display will be set up in the Narthex. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, week ended 1/05/14 Income, weekly average, year-to-date Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 12,744 $ 9,749 $ 9,765 $ 10,413 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged Faith Promise beginning balance Received as of 12/29/13 Disbursed as of12/22/13 $ 90,560 $ 12,439 $ 19.499 $ 15,793 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.