Weekly News from WCUMC11/03/2013
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
“Living with Hope in the Midst of
In previous weeks of this series, we have looked at Peter's first letter to the Church, and
we've seen him encouraging Christ-followers to live with the HOPE of Jesus, no matter what
situations they (we) go through. Peter's first letter is a message of HOPE, to encourage us
to live God's grace in an unbelieving world.
In 1 Peter 4:1-11, Peter highlights four attitudes that Christians
should mature in throughout their lifetimes:
A bold attitude toward sin (vs 1-2) Therefore, since Christ
suffered as a human, you should also arm yourselves with his way
of thinking. This is because whoever suffers is finished with
sin. As a result, they don’t live the rest of their human lives in
ways determined by human desires but in ways determined by
A patient attitude toward unbelievers (vs. 4-6) They think it’s
strange that you don’t join in these activities with the same
flood of unrestrained wickedness. So they slander you. They will
have to reckon with the one who is ready to judge the living and
the dead. Indeed, this is the reason the good news was also
preached to the dead. This happened so that, although they were
judged as humans according to human standards, they could live
by the Spirit according to divine standards.
An expectant attitude toward Christ's return (vs. 7) The end of
everything has come. Therefore, be self-controlled and
clearheaded so you can pray.
A passionate attitude toward believers (vs. 8-11) Above all,
show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the
forgiveness of many sins. Open your homes to each other
without complaining. And serve each other according to the gift
each person has received, as good managers of God’s diverse
gifts. Whoever speaks should do so as those who speak God’s
word. Whoever serves should do so from the strength that God
furnishes. Do this so that in everything God may be honored
through Jesus Christ. To him be honor and power forever and
In 1 Peter 4:12-19, Peter talks of how all Christians will face various
kinds of persecution in this world as we faithfully live the life God
commands us to live:
Expect suffering (vs. 12) Dear friends, don’t be surprised about
the fiery trials that have come among you to test you. These are
not strange happenings.
Rejoice in sharing Christ's suffering (vs. 13-14) Instead, rejoice
as you share Christ’s suffering. You share his suffering now so
that you may also have overwhelming joy when his glory is
revealed. If you are mocked because of Christ’s name, you are
blessed, for the Spirit of glory—indeed, the Spirit of God—rests
Evaluate our lives (vs. 15-18) Now none of you should suffer as
a murderer or thief or evildoer or rebel. But don’t be ashamed
if you suffer as one who belongs to Christ. Rather, honor God as
you bear Christ’s name. Give honor to God. . .
Commit ourselves to God (vs.19) . . . those who suffer because
they follow God’s will should commit their lives to a trustworthy
creator by doing what is right.
Next week’s message "A Faithful Life of Humility" 1 Peter 5:1-11
Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 11/03
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Young Families Group, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Memorial Room
Monday - 11/04
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Tuesday - 11/05
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
Wednesday - 11/06
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 - 11/07
Friday - 11/08
Prime Timers Dinner, 6:00 PM, Celebration Hall
Saturday - 11/09
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Sunday - 11/10
Adult Sunday School Classes, 9:00 AM
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
Wednesday Women's Group
Join us on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00
AM in the Memorial room for the six-week
study "Advent of the Savior".
On a seemingly ordinary day, in a manger in
the middle of bustling, overcrowded
Bethlehem, the promised Messiah slipped into
the world as a tiny baby. Thousands had
longed for his coming, few witnessed his
entrance, but millions have been changed by
These six studies, edited by Cindy Bunch, will
introduce you to the circumstances
surrounding the birth of Jesus, remind you of
God's faithfulness and power to fulfill his
promises, and draw you more deeply into the
love that brought Christ to earth.
Questions? Contact Evelyn Carlson, email@example.com or 425-4835252.
Join the Warm Greetings
Learn to make espresso drinks! Don't be shy. You too can be a
Barista. Anyone 14 or older is welcome. Your commitment can be
weekly, monthly, or as needed, with after service help the most
needed. Contact Mary Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk with
her on Sunday.
Prime Timer's Dinner
Friday, November 8
"One by One" - A Ministry of Music
Join us on Friday at 6:00 PM to hear a talented singing group
accompanied by Connie Simms (previously a pianist at WCUMC). The
entree - baked ham - will be provided. Sign up for a side dish and come
join us for a great time of fellowship and music.
Congregational Lunch & Conversation
November 17, 12 Noon - 2:00 PM
All WCUMC members are invited to a special event to enjoy lunch and
discuss our church finances.
Revel in the Excel Spread Sheets
Delight at numbers being crunched
Marvel in the nuances of the graphs
Give your input and feedback to our 2013 income and the 2014 budget
development. We desire your comments.
Your Finance Committee
"Finding Bethlehem in the
Midst of Bedlam"
The Open Door Class invites you to join us at
9:00 AM on Sunday, November 24 as we take
time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas
with a 5-week Advent study.
Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam .
. . Which will you choose this year? The truth
is, we don’t have to choose, because Christmas
always happens right in the midst of our
confusion. God breaks into our confusion and is
made known in Jesus Christ.
That’s what this study is about––how Christ
breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings
Christmas––how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam.
This thematic Advent study for 2013 has five sessions. Each chapter
includes questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, a focus
for the week, and six daily Bible readings for personal devotional time
during the week.
All are welcome. Books are $10. Contact Don Morgan at
email@example.com to order.
SOCK IT TO HOMELESSNESS
You can make a difference in the life of a homeless
Start collecting men's new white socks, and bring them
in during our Open House Sock Drive Kick-Off
Sunday, October 20, 2013'1:30 - 3:00 PM
302 14th Ave S, Seattle,
(between Jackson & Yesler)
We need two additional teams (2 per team) for
Panera Bread runs on Friday evening.
Pick up at Panera Bread in Woodinville.
Friday nights, 9:00 PM, after restaurant closes.
Transport bread to the Storehouse.
Re-package bread and shelve it.
Most teams serve 1 time per month.
It will take approximately 1 hour of your time.
A fun thing for a family to do together.
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank
will again be giving out Thanksgiving
meals and turkeys to our clients.
Our Church has been asked to provide cranberry
sauce and stuffing/dressing. Donations can be put in
any of the donation bins located around the
church. We will also be taking cash donations to buy the
turkeys. Checks can be made out to the Woodinville Storehouse Food
Bank and turned in at the office. Donations need to be turned in by
November 17 for November 20 distribution.
At Christmas time, we will be giving away homemade cookies. If you
would like to make cookies, please contact Della Haug at 425-483-1391
This Week's Needs:
Thank you for your continued support.
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries
have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts
from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local
churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the lifechanging Good News of Jesus Christ.
Come to the church office to pick up a shoebox. Or you can also use and
empty shoebox or a small plastic container. Please pick up a form with
suggested items to fill your box based on age and gender. Typical items
are toys, school supplies and close, but we also ask you to pray for this
Please donate $7 or more for each shoebox to help cover shipping and
other project costs. Write you check to Samaritan's Purse (note OCC on
memo line) and place in an envelope inside your box. DO NOT WRAP
YOUR BOX. Place a large rubber band around each closed shoebox and
drop it off at the church office.
Deadline is Sunday, November 17.
Questions? Contact Denise in the church office, or Kristin Gulledge 425-488-4284 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Income, week ended 10/27/13
Income, weekly average, year-to-date
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date
Weekly average, budgeted expenses
Total Faith Promises pledged
Faith Promise beginning balance
Received as of 10/27/13
Disbursed as of 10/27/13
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,
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