Weekly news from WCUMC 11/17/2013


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Weekly news from WCUMC 11/17/2013

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC11/17/2013 Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. “Thanksgiving to God: A Way of Living” Psalm 100 and 150 For a follower of Jesus Christ, Thanksgiving is a Way of Living! 1. Thanksgiving begins with worshiping and praising God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind! Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with celebration! Come before him with shouts of joy! (Psalm 100:1-2) 2. Thanksgiving is a faithful confession that God is the source of all that is GOOD and ALL that we have! Know that the Lord is God—he made us; we belong to him. We are his people, the sheep of his own pasture . . . Because the Lord is good . . . (Psalm 100:3,5) 3. Thanksgiving declares that God's love is UNCONDITIONAL . . . it never ends! . . . His loyal love lasts forever (Psalm 100:5) God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be
  2. 2. saved through him. (John 3:16-17) 4. Thanksgiving proclaims that God's FAITHFULNESS continues forever! . . . his faithfulness lasts generation after generation (Psalm 100:5) Certainly the faithful love of the LORD hasn’t ended; certainly God’s compassion isn’t through! They are renewed every morning. Great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23) Psalm 150 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary! Praise God in his fortress, the sky! Praise God in his mighty acts! Praise God as suits his incredible greatness! Praise God with the blast of the ram’s horn! Praise God with lute and lyre! Praise God with drum and dance! Praise God with strings and pipe! Praise God with loud cymbals! Praise God with clashing cymbals! Let every living thing praise the Lord! Next Week: Kim Knudsvig preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 11/17   Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Young Families Group, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Memorial Room Monday - 11/18  No Talk Time Tuesday - 11/19     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 Finance Committee, 7:00 PM, Room 9
  3. 3. Wednesday - 11/20     Wednesday Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Memorial Room 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 - 11/21 Friday - 11/22 Saturday - 11/23  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Sunday - 11/24     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 "Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam" The Open Door Class invites you to join us at 9:00 AM this 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 dsmorg2@comcast.net to order.
  4. 4. 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. We need volunteers to pass out turkeys and fixins on Nov. 2 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. At Christmas time, we will also need help on Christmas Eve from 3:30 4:30. No experience is necessary. We will train you. These are great opportunities for families to volunteer together 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 or dellahaug@hotmail.com. This Week's Needs:       Canned Fruit Cereal Peanut Butter Tomato sauce Cranberry Sauce Dressing/Stuffing Thank you for your continued support. www.woodinvillestorehouse.org
  5. 5. Church Administrative Assistant Position Available 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: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Ability to be hospitable, caring & helpful to callers and visitors to the office. 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, ecarlson@wcumc.org. Decorate the Church Saturday, November 30 Meet in the Sanctuary on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 9:00 a.m. to begin decorating the church for the coming season.
  6. 6. 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 Operation Nightwatch 302 14th Ave S, Seattle, (between Jackson & Yesler) 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?
  7. 7. 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 prison. Sign up in the narthex to share the love of Jesus Christ with children and give them an unforgettable lesson on the real meaning of Christmas. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, week ended 11/10/13 Income, weekly average, year-to-date Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 8,959 $ 9,746 $ 9,599 $ 10,413 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged Faith Promise beginning balance Received as of 11/10/13 Disbursed as of 11/10/13 $ 90,342 $ 12,439 $ 7,310 $ -- 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.