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”
Before, during, and after the flood, God’s plan was NOT TO RE-
CREATE everything, He chose to REDEEM everything!
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
… 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 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
Even if it was messy, God wanted everything (clean and unclean) in
His plan of redemption.
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!
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
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
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
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.
Dungeness Spit Kayaking-
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).
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
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
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
Anyone up for an adventure? We need tent hosts, tribe
leaders, drama team, greeters, and photographer, set
Check out the Bulletin Board in the foyer for more
details and to sign up.
FOOD BANK VOLUNTEER
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
bank is open. Duties include coordinating teams, interviewing and
registering new clients, collecting prayer requests and praying with
Contact Della at 425-483-1391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK
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
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:
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
We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.
Have a great week!
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