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”
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…
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…
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)
… 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
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
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
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
Dinner entree will be provided. Please sign up for side dishes in the
foyer on Sundays, April 27 and May 4.
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
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
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
STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK
April 30 - June 8
"So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ"
You are invited to join other Christians as they come together in unity
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.
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
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
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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