Weekly news from WCUMC 5 18-2014


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Weekly news from WCUMC 5 18-2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-5/18/2014 “By Faith… or Fear?” Noah’s Story… Our Story A Sermon Series based on Genesis 6-9 “By Faith… We are Redeemed” Genesis 7-8 Before, during, and after the flood, God’s plan was NOT TO RE- CREATE everything, He chose to REDEEM everything! Genesis 7:7-9 Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark to escape the floodwaters. From the clean and unclean animals, from the birds and everything crawling on the ground, two of each, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, just as God commanded Noah. Genesis 8:1, 15-20 God remembered Noah, all those alive, and all the animals with him in the ark… … God spoke to Noah, “Go out of the ark, you and your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives with you. Bring out with you all the animals of every kind—bird, livestock, everything crawling on the ground—so that they may populate the earth, be fertile, and multiply on the earth.” Noah built an altar to the Lord. He took some of the clean large animals and some of the clean birds, and placed entirely burned offerings on the altar. God’s plan for salvation included space for all things… the clean and the unclean!!
  2. 2.  The Ark was MESSY.  But it carried the HOPE of the world…(salvation from destruction) Noah complied with God’s will and included everything God commanded… pairs of all types of God’s creatures were included in the Ark. Even if it was messy, God wanted everything (clean and unclean) in His plan of redemption. Matthew 16:18 I tell you that you are Peter. And I’ll build my church on this rock. The gates of the underworld won’t be able to stand against it. Jesus told Peter, “You’re going to build a vessel (MY CHURCH)! It’s my plan for salvation, and I want everybody on it! Romans 3:22-24 God’s righteousness comes through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who have faith in him. There’s no distinction. All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory, but all are treated as righteous freely by his grace because of a ransom that was paid by Christ Jesus. ________________________________ For Personal or Group Reflection 1. Why did God include the “unclean” with the “clean” as part of His command to Noah? (Genesis 7:8) 2. Reflect on what it would have been like to live on the Ark all those months… with all those creatures. What kind of “mess” comes to your mind? 3. Consider the words of Jesus in Matthew 16:18. What is the rock that Jesus is speaking of? What does it mean “The gates of the underworld won’t be able to stand against it?” 4. Discuss the similarities (or differences) between Noah’s Ark … and Christ’s Church. How are they similar? Explain.. 5. How is the local church an ark … part of Christ’s plan for salvation? Is it messy? Should it be? (Read Romans 3:22-24) 6. Are you inviting “the messy” into your life? Into Christ’s church? Next Week’s Message – “By Faith… God’s Covenant Promise Is Realized” - Genesis 9 Pastor Rick Vinther preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
  3. 3. Sunday - 5/18  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room  Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 5/19 Tuesday - 5/20  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  Finance Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 11 Wednesday - 5/21  Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Room 10  Youth Group, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room Thursday - 5/22 Friday - 5/23 Saturday - 5/24  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Sunday - 5/25  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 Spring Baby Bottle Campaign
  4. 4. Join with us and support women in our community facing unplanned pregnancies by participating in our church's campaign. Pick up a baby bottle, fill it with you spare change, cash, or a check, and return it on Father's Day, June 16. Outdoor Adventures Dungeness Spit Kayaking- Hiking-Camping Trip Friday - Sunday, June 13-15 We camp at Dungeness Recreation area near Sequim, on Friday and Saturday nights (we have camping equipment for newbies). On Saturday, half our group kayaks to the lighthouse at the end of the spit while the other half hikes out (about 5 miles). Then we switch off and the other half kayaks back while the kayakers hike back - a full body workout in a beautiful location. On Sunday, we break camp and have an outdoor worship service. Afterward, for those interested, they can go see the animals at the Olympic Game Farm. Warning: This is no zoo. You get up close and personal with buffaloes and other impressive animals (like grizzly bears). Then it's back home on the ferry. Cost: $20 per person for camping, $2 per family to go out on the Spit, plus ferry fee, plus Olympic Game Farm Charges ($12 per adult, kids under 5 are free).
  5. 5. NOTE: This is Father's Day weekend so keep that in mind. You can skip the kayaking and hike both ways or just part way. It's a beautiful location no matter how far you go. This is a popular trip so sign up soon. $10 deposit to reserve your spot. You may write a check to the church and note on the check "OA Dungeness Spit Trip". For more information, contact Bob Clemence (360-668-9002) or David Snook (425-420-6641) You're Invited All-Church Picnic Sunday, June 1 following the worship service. Baked Bean Cook-off Hot dogs, chips & potato salad Delicious deserts Games and prizes Please contact us if you can prepare food or cook hot dogs or serve as a Baked Bean Judge or help with food set-up & clean up. Call the church office at 425-483-5252. Vacation Bible School 2014
  6. 6. 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- 5252 Registration forms available online, in church office, and in the Children's Wing. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Anyone up for an adventure? We need tent hosts, tribe leaders, drama team, greeters, and photographer, set design/construction. Check out the Bulletin Board in the foyer for more details and to sign up. FOOD BANK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Do you like meeting new people? Do you like praying for people's needs? The Woodinville Storehouse is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate teams once or twice a month while the food
  7. 7. bank is open. Duties include coordinating teams, interviewing and registering new clients, collecting prayer requests and praying with clients. Contact Della at 425-483-1391 or dellahaug@hotmail.com. STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK  Chili  Cereal  Peanut Butter  Canned Fruit  Hamburger Helper Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, wk ending 5/11/14 $ 8,670 Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,175 Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 9,372 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 - 5/11/14 $ 52,009 Disbursed 11/1/13 - 5/11/14 $ 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:
  8. 8. 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. 779,54910,106 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.