Weekly News from WCUMC12/01/2013
Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.
“Preparing to Live As God Intended
A Wake Up Call"
“Advent is a season for waking up to all the ways Christ comes to us.
Yes, the themes of Advent help us celebrate and commemorate his first
coming in the Incarnation. They encourage us to anticipate his second
coming in glory—of course! But there is also such a thing as the third
coming of Christ: that is, all the ways in which Jesus comes to us now,
bringing light for our darkness, peace for our turmoil, hope for our
Ruth Haley Barton
Whoever loves another person has fulfilled the Law. The
commandments, Don't commit adultery, don't murder, don't steal, don't
desire what others have, and any other commandments are all summed
up in one word: You must love your neighbor as yourself. Love doesn't
do anything wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is what fulfills the
As you do all this, you know what time it is. The hour has already come
for you to wake up from your sleep. Now our salvation is nearer than
when we first had faith. The night is almost over, and the day is near.
So let's get rid of the actions that belong to the darkness and put on the
weapons of light. Let’s behave appropriately as people who live in the
day, not in partying and getting drunk, not in sleeping around and
obscene behavior, not in fighting and obsession. Instead, dress yourself
with the Lord Jesus Christ, and don't plan to indulge your selfish
If we live a life that is seeking only self-centered goals, we are not living
in the expectation of the One who is coming again...
TODAY is the time to live for Christ!!
When we cease to live for ourselves, and instead live for God, we
discover the amazing irony that by losing ourselves in Jesus, we become
fully and wholly a complete child of God.
Advent is the time for a wake up!! To prepare to live as God
Intended for us to live!!
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection:
1. Reflect on Romans 13:10 that says, “love is what fulfills the
Law.” What does that mean to you?
2. What does it mean that God is calling you to “wake up” from your
sleep? How is He doing that in your life?
3. Have you thought about the “end times” and what that means to
you right now? How does it affect your daily life?
4. Reflecting on Romans 13:13 are you “behaving appropriately as
people who live in the day...? What does that mean to you? Where do
you need God’s strength to change how you’re living?
How are you “dressing yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ”?
Next Week: “Preparing the Way for Jesus”, Matthew 3:1-12
Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 12/01
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Monday - 12/02
Talk Time. 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 and 11
Tuesday - 12/03
Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Room 10
Men's Bible Study, 9:20 - 11:30 AM, Sanctuary
Sewing Group, 6:30 PM, Memorial Room
Wednesday - 12/04
Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Memorial Room
Children's Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 6:00 PM. Sanctuary
Youth Group/Crossfire, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM. Sanctuary
Thursday - 12/05
Staff Parish Relations Meeting, 6:00 PM, Room 9
Church Annual Charge Conference, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary
Friday - 12/06
Outdoor Adventures Planning Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 11
Saturday - 12/07
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Outdoor Adventures - Woodland Park Zoo Lights
Sunday - 12/08
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
Annual Charge Conference
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:00 PM
Our Annual Church Business Meeting will be held this Thursday,
December 5, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
All church members are encouraged to attend.
Remember to bring all Angel Tree gifts
by next Sunday, December 8.
Woodland Park Zoo Lights
Saturday, December 7
Join the Outdoor Adventures group for this seasonal display of Christmas
Lights, featuring wild animals and wild places creasted in hundreds of
thousands of sparkling LED lights. Meet in Chrch Parking lot at 3:30 PM to
join us for dinner prior to the Zoo Lights. Meet at the Zoo entrance on
50th St. by the Gift Shop if you are not going to dinner. Our group rate is
Adults (13+) $9, Children 3 - 12 $6, Toddlers 0-1 FREE.
Prime Timers Christmas Dinner
December 13 - Celebration Hall
Appetizers at 5:30 PM
Catered Dinner at 6:00 PM
European Christmas Music by Phillip & Birgit Ages
Tickets are $10 each and available at the Display Table in the foyer.
Save The Date - Mark Your Calendar
Tenth Annual Nibble of Nicaragua Dessert Auction
Saturday, December 14
Please join us for a evening of good food, great fun and delectable
desserts on Saturday, December 14 from 6 - 8 PM. All proceeds go to
support Alongside Ministries, Halle and Kathy August, missionaries in
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 December.
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.
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is looking for
25 volunteer bakers to bake 50 dozen cookies for our
clients. That's only 2 dozen per baker.
The cookies will be collected on or before Sunday, December 15. We
also need volunteers to help in the Food Bank on Christmas Eve for 3:00 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity for
families to volunteer together. Please contact Della Haug at 425-4831391 or email@example.com to bake cookies or help on Christmas
This Week's Needs:
Thank you for your continued support.
Income, week ended 11/24/13
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 11/24/13
Disbursed as of 11/24/13
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,
Learn more at www.wcumc.org.