Weekly News from WCUMC11/10/2013
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 Faithful Life of Humility”
1 Peter 5:1-11
Therefore, I have a request for the elders among you. (I ask this as a
fellow elder and a witness of Christ's sufferings, and as one who shares
in the glory that is about to be revealed.) I urge the elders: Like
shepherds, tend the flock of God among you. Watch over it. Don't
shepherd because you must, but do it voluntarily for God. Don't
shepherd greedily, but do it eagerly. Don't shepherd by ruling over
those entrusted to your care, but become examples to the flock. And
when the chief shepherd appears, you will receive an unfading crown of
glory. In the same way, I urge you who are younger: accept the
authority of the elders. And everyone, clothe yourselves with humility
toward each other. God stands against the proud, but he gives favor to
the humble. Therefore, humble yourselves under God's power so that he
may raise you up in the last day. Throw all your anxiety onto him,
because he cares about you. Be clearheaded. Keep alert. Your accuser,
the devil, is on the prowl like a roaring lion, seeking someone to
devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith. Do so in the knowledge
that your fellow believers are enduring the same suffering throughout
the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all
grace, the one who called you into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will
himself restore, empower, strengthen, and establish you. To him be
power forever and always. Amen.
Faithful Christian leaders commit to grow in a vital personal
relationship with Jesus Christ
Peter submitted to Christ and was willing to learn and obey all
that God had for him.
Peter had a desire to please Christ and Christ alone… setting an
example for all people under his care.
Peter gave the Church 3 biblical principles to obey in order to glorify
God in the midst of their trials:
1. Live a life of humility (vs. 5-7)
I urge you who are younger: accept the authority of the elders. And
everyone, clothe yourselves with humility toward each other. God stands
against the proud, but he gives favor to the humble. Therefore, humble
yourselves under God's power so that he may raise you up in the last
day. Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares
2. Be clearheaded and keep alert (vs. 8-9)
Be clearheaded. Keep alert. Your accuser, the devil, is on the prowl like
a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in
the faith. Do so in the knowledge that your fellow believers are enduring
the same suffering throughout the world.
3. Be hopeful (vs. 10-11)
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, the
one who called you into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will
himself restore, empower, strengthen, and establish you. To him
be power forever and always. Amen.
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection: (1 Peter 5:1-11)
How does Peter describe himself in verses 1-4?
What are the qualities of a faithful pastor and leader?
How should congregations respond to and support their pastor(s)?
What advice/encouragement does Peter give for glorifying God in
the midst of trials and challenges?
Why does God see pride as such a destructive sin?
How is submission an act of faith?
Describe in practical terms what it means to throw all our
anxieties on to God. (Think of examples how you have or haven’t
given your anxieties to God. What was the difference?)
What is the cause of many of your worries?
What steps of obedience will you take this week to live a life of
HOPE that Peters calls us to?
Next Week: “Thanksgiving: A Way of Life - Psalm 100, 150
Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 11/10
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Young Families Group, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Memorial Room
Monday - 11/11
GO Team Meeting, 3:00 PM, Memorial Room
No Talk Time
Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room
Tuesday - 11/12
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
Ministry Steering Team, 7:00 PM, Room 9
Wednesday - 11/13
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 - 11/14
Friday - 11/15
Saturday - 11/16
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Geocaching Outdoor Adventure, 11:00 AM, Meet at Church
Sunday - 11/17
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
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
Most importantly, give us your input and feedback to our 2013 income
and the 2014 budget development. We desire your comments.
Your Finance Committee
Bring Your Filled Shoeboxes to the Church
by Sunday, November 17.
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.
Deadline to turn in your filled shoebox is Sunday, November 17.
Questions? Contact Denise in the church office, or Kristin Gulledge 425-488-4284 - email@example.com.
Outdoor Adventure Group
Saturday, November 16
Geocaching is the real world treasure hunt that's happening now. All
around you there are 2,253,096 active geocaches worldwide. But we'll
look for ones that are close by.
Meet at the church at 11:00 AM this coming Saturday. Bring GPS units if
you have them (many smartphones do). But if you don't have one, come
anyway and share with someone else. It's for all ages and the cost is
"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
All are welcome. Books are $10. Contact Don Morgan at
firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
SOCK IT TO HOMELESSNESS
You can make a difference in the life of a homeless person.
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 still 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.
If you can help, please contact Della Haug at email@example.com.
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 distributions.
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.
Church Administrative Assistant
At the end of 2013, Denise Caldwell will be leaving her position as Church
Administrative Assistant. We are grateful for her five years of dedicated
service to this church, and will be having a reception in her honor in
We will soon begin interviewing for a replacement. This is a part-time
position of approximately 25 hours per week. An applicant needs to be a
Christian who supports the vision of Woodinville Community United
Methodist Church and its leadership team.
Job requirements include:
Ability to be hospitable, caring & helpful to callers and visitors to
Demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks concurrently and
be detail oriented.
Ability to work in team situations as well as independently.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally
and in writing, with correct grammar and spelling.
Proficiency in basic computer skills plus a willingness to learn new
computer programs (knowledge of In-Design is a plus).
An eye for layout and design.
Basic bookkeeping skills.
Applications are available in the church office. Applicants may also
submit a resume to Evelyn Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eagle Outreach Ministries
Angel Tree Christmas 2013
Ever think about what happens to young kids when they see their
Daddy or Mommy going to prison?
Now think about what you can do to make sure those children are not
neglected for Christmas.
Help us provide gifts to more than 400 children who have a parent in
Sign up in the narthex to shae the love of Jesus Christ with children and
give them an unforgettable lesson on the real meaning of Christmas.
Income, week ended 11/03/13
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 11/03/13
Disbursed as of 11/03/13
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!
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members, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love of
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