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Weekly news from WCUMC 5 4-2014

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Weekly newsletter from Woodinville Community Church

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Weekly news from WCUMC 5 4-2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-5/04/2014 “By Faith… or Fear?” Noah’s Story… Our Story A Sermon Series based on Genesis 6-9 “By Faith… We Are Not Alone” Genesis 6:5-22 In the story of Noah, in Genesis 6-9, we learn that, by faith… -- We are Not Alone… -- We are Provided for and Protected… -- We are Redeemed… -- God's Covenant Promise is Realized… _________________________________________________ There was a real contrast between Noah and the rest of the world… Genesis 6:5-9 The Lord saw that humanity had become thoroughly evil on the earth and that every idea their minds thought up was always completely evil. The Lord regretted making human beings on the earth, and he was heartbroken. So the Lord said, “I will wipe off of the land the human race that I’ve created: from human beings to livestock to the crawling things to the birds in the skies, because I regret I ever made them.” But as for Noah, the Lord approved of him. These are Noah’s descendants. In his generation, Noah was a moral and exemplary man; he walked with God…
  2. 2. With ALL of humanity being thoroughly evil, the Lord approved of Noah (v. 8) Noah was a moral and exemplary man; he walked with God (v. 9) Genesis 6:13-16 … I am now about to destroy them along with the earth, so make a wooden ark. Make the ark with nesting places and cover it inside and out with tar. This is how you should make it: four hundred fifty feet long, seventy-five feet wide, and forty-five feet high. Make a roof for the ark and complete it one foot from the top. Put a door in its side. In the hold below, make the second and third decks … You will go into the ark together with your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives. God promised provision and protection … But I will set up my covenant with you. God promised a covenant relationship that would last forever… Noah did everything exactly as God commanded him. Noah’s faith was evident by his obedience, patience, and perseverance. BY FAITH, WE ARE NOT ALONE… GOD IS WITH US! _______________________________ For Personal or Group Reflection 1. Reflect on the similarities or differences between the culture in Noah’s day compared with today’s culture. (vs. 5-6) 2. In vs. 8-9, what do you learn about Noah’s character? 3. Was Noah this way because of God’s favor or because of Noah’s actions? 4. Reflect on what Noah would have been thinking when God told him to build an ark. Describe a time when God called you to do something that seemed impossible or “foolish to our culture”. 5. How is obedience related to faith in this story? In your life? 6. Does verse 22 describe your relationship with God? How? How not? Next Week’s Message – “By Faith, We are Provided for and Protected” - Genesis 7 Pastor Rick Vinther preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
  3. 3. Sunday - 5/04  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room  Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 5/05 Tuesday - 5/06  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 - 5/07  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 - 5/08 Friday - 5/09  Prime Timers Dinner, 6:00 PM, Celebration Hall Saturday - 5/10  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Sunday - 5/11 -  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 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.
  4. 4. Dinner entree will be provided. Please sign up for side dishes in the foyer on Sundays, April 27 and May 4. 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. Outdoor Adventures North Creek Forest Restoration Event
  5. 5. 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) 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- 5252 Registration forms available online, in church office, and in the Children's Wing.
  6. 6. STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK  Spaghettios  Cereal  Canned Chili  Canned Fruit  Peanut Butter  Ravioli April 30 - June 8 "So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" Romans 15:6 You are invited to join other Christians as they come together in unity
  7. 7. across the Northwest to pray for our region for a period of forty days, ending on Pentecost Sunday, June 8. There is a helpful 40-Day Prayer Guide available in the church foyer, or you may access it online at www.praynorthwest.com. Our hope is that you find the 40 days of prayer to be a time of encouragement and increasing unity in the Body across the Northwest as we call on the Lord together. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, wk ending 4/20/14 $ 8,006 Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,269 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 - 4/27/14 $ 48,744 Disbursed 11/1/13 - 4/27/14 $ 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. 779,549
  8. 8. 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.

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