Weekly news from WCUMC 4 27-2014


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Weekly news from WCUMC 4 27-2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-4/27/2014 "He Broke the Bread… and Their Eyes Were Opened" Luke 24:13-35 The story in Luke 24:13-35 gives us a look at two of Jesus’ followers who were down and despondent on that third day after Jesus’ crucifixion. They heard His body was missing and they didn’t know what to do. As they walked to Emmaus, Jesus came alongside them but they did not recognize him. He asked them what they were talking about. They told him the story about their Lord and all the things he did, but that he had been killed and buried, and that they didn’t know what had happened or what to do next… Luke 24:25-35 Then Jesus said to them, "You foolish people! Your dull minds keep you from believing all that the prophets talked about. Wasn't it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and then enter into his glory? Then he interpreted for them the things written about himself in all the scriptures, starting with Moses and going through all the Prophets. When they came to Emmaus, he acted as if he was going on ahead. But they urged him, saying, “Stay with us. It’s nearly evening, and the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. After he took his seat at the table with them, he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he disappeared from their sight. They said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts on fire when he spoke to us along the road and when he explained the scriptures for us?”
  2. 2. They got up right then and returned to Jerusalem. They found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying to each other, “The Lord really has risen! He appeared to Simon!” Then the two disciples described what had happened along the road and how Jesus was made known to them as he broke the bread. The first Easter started out confusing and ugly for the followers of Jesus... The two disciples did not recognize Jesus until He broke the bread!! Why was it that the BREAKING OF THE BREAD caused them to recognize Jesus? Communion is really…“A Broken Christ…Breaking Bread…For Broken people…” (from a sermon by Dr. Ellsworth Kalas, on Luke 24:13-35, April 23, 2014) ________________________________ Questions for Personal or Group Reflection 1. What do you think the two disciples were talking about as they walked to Emmaus? 2. Thinking of prophecy, what passages might Jesus have discussed with them in vs. 25-27? 3. Why do you think he explained the scriptures, rather than just directly identifying himself to them? 4. Why do think Jesus “acted as if he was going on ahead”? (v. 28) 5. Reflect on your own Road to Emmaus. Where has Jesus surprised you recently? What happened? 6. How well can you explain the life, death, and resurrection of Christ? 7. Reflect on how a person can have a relationship with Jesus. 8. Who could you communicate this to this next week? THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
  3. 3. Sunday - 4/27  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room  Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 4/28  Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room Tuesday - 4/29  Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Gathering Place  Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:30 AM, Room 10  Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room Wednesday - 4/30  Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Room 10  Youth Group, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room  Choir Practice, 7:15 PM. Sanctuary Thursday - 5/01  National Day of Prayer Service, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary Friday - 5/02 Saturday - 5/03  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Sunday - 5/04 -  Adult Sunday School Classes , 9:00 AM  Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship  10:30 AM Worship Service  Nepal Short Term Mission Meeting, 12:00 -1:30 PM, Memorial Room  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
  4. 4. Nepal Mission Information Meeting Sunday, April 27 12:00 - 1:30 PM This is an information meeting for those who couldn't make it to the first meeting and are interested in joining the group going on this short term mission to Nepal. This meeting will be held immediately following the worship service in the Memorial Room. Join Us For A Special Prayer Service Thursday, May 1 7:00 PM Millions of people will gather to pray at events all over the United States. We hope that you will join with us as we come together in the sanctuary to pray for our country. We will pray for the government, military, media, education, business, church and families.
  5. 5. Adopt-a-Garden Can you keep our church yard looking beautiful? Sign up in the foyer to adopt a small garden area that you will keep weed-free during the growing season. Individuals and families of all ages are invited to participate. Prime Timers Dinner Friday, May 9 6:00 PM, Celebration Hall Join us as Bob and Sandy Clemence share the past and future adventures of our Outdoor Adventures group via slides and stories. Get an inside look at how this group is enjoying God's creation and growing as a group ministry. Dinner entree will be provided. Please sign up for side dishes in the foyer on Sundays, April 27 and May 4. Outdoor Adventures North Creek Forest Restoration Event
  6. 6. Saturday, May 17 On Saturday, May 17, we have an opportunity to give back to God's creation. In our Outdoor Adventure trips, we emphasize taking the time to enjoy the beautiful creation around us. North Creek Forest, just off I- 405 near the Bothell-UW campus needs volunteers to clean up the trash and restore this area to the natural beauty God intended. Cost: Free Time Commitment: 3-4 hours Meet at the church at 9:45 AM and we will carpool to the site. Bring work clothes, gloves, and some gardening tools. Food and drink will be provided. For more information, contact Bob Clemence (360-668-9002) or David Snook (425-420-6641)
  7. 7. STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK  Ravioli  Cereal  Canned Chili  Canned Fruit  Peanut Butter Vacation Bible School 2014 June 23 - 27 This summer, our children will caravan through the desert learning about Moses and the Israelites and how when times were tough, they could always trust in the Lord. The children will learn that they can trust God in their daily lives too. WHEN: June 23 - 27 TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Cost: $30 if registered by May 12
  8. 8. $35 if registered on or after May 13 GRADES: Pre-School (3+ years) - 6th Grade Scholarships are available. Please contact DeAnna Ankrum at 425-483- 5252 Registration forms available online, in church office, and in the Children's Wing. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, wk ending 4/20/14 $ 5,811 Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,413 Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 9,340 2014 weekly budgeted expenses $ 9,896 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged, 2013 - 14 $ 90,560 Faith Promise Beginning Balance $ 12,439 Received 11/1/13 - 4/20/14 $ 48,744 Disbursed 11/1/13 - 4/20/14 $ 48,413 Want to give online? Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account, or processed using your credit or debit card. Simply follow these easy steps: 1. Go to www.wcumc.org 2. Click on the GIVE NOW button that appears on the top right of the Home Page. 3. Click on the CREATE PROFILE button. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions to the church.
  9. 9. 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.