Weekly News from WCUMC-4/27/2014
"He Broke the Bread…
and Their Eyes Were Opened"
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…
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?”
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
The two disciples did not recognize Jesus until He broke the bread!!
Why was it that the BREAKING OF THE BREAD caused them to
Communion is really…“A Broken Christ…Breaking Bread…For Broken
(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
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
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
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
Thursday, May 1
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
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
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
Dinner entree will be provided. Please sign up for side dishes in the
foyer on Sundays, April 27 and May 4.
North Creek Forest Restoration Event
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.
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
For more information, contact Bob Clemence (360-668-9002) or David
STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK
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
$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-
Registration forms available online, in church office, and in the Children's
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
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
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.
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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