Weekly news from WCUMC 6 29-2014

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Weekly news from WCUMC 6 29-2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-6/29/2014 “God’s Spirit-Filled People” A Sermon Series on Acts “God’s Power… through God’s People” Acts 5:12-42 Where there are faithful followers of Jesus, miraculous signs and wonders happen!! Acts 5:12-16 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people… they would even bring the sick out into the main streets and lay them on cots and mats so that at least Peter's shadow could fall on some of them as he passed by. Even large numbers of persons from towns around Jerusalem would gather, bringing the sick and those harassed by unclean spirits. Everyone was healed. Where God’s people perform signs and wonders, there will be persecution!! Acts 5:17-18 The high priest, together with his allies, the Sadducees, was overcome with jealousy. They seized the apostles and made a public show of putting them in prison. God will always provide the way, means, and power to His faithful followers. Acts 5:19-21 An angel from the Lord opened the prison doors during the night and led them out. The angel told them, "Go, take your place in the temple, and tell the people everything about this new life." Early in the
  2. 2. morning, they went into the temple as they had been told and began to teach. Spirit-filled people put obedience to God as their #1 priority. Acts 5:29-32 Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than humans! The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead--whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God has exalted Jesus to his right side as leader and savior so that he could enable Israel to change its heart and life and to find forgiveness for sins. We are witnesses of such things, as is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him." The world will always hate those who obey God Acts 5:33 When the council members heard this, they became furious and wanted to kill the apostles. Human power is limited… God’s power is unstoppable Acts 5:38-40 Distance yourselves from these men. Let them go! If their plan or activity is of human origin, it will end in ruin. If it originates with God, you won't be able to stop them. Instead, you would actually find yourselves fighting God!" The council was convinced by his reasoning. After calling the apostles back, they had them beaten. They ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, then let them go. Stepping out in faith brings a life of power and joy … even in the midst of persecution Acts 5:41-42 The apostles left the council rejoicing because they had been regarded as worthy to suffer disgrace for the sake of the name. Every day they continued to teach and proclaim the good news that Jesus is the Christ, both in the temple and in houses. For Personal or Group Reflection 1. How do you account for the jealousy of the Sadducees in v. 17? 2. Reflecting on vs. 18-21, think of times when you experienced the power and provision of God while facing challenging times. 3. How do you think Peter’s response in vs. 29-32 aroused the fury of the Sadducees? How do you think that may have influenced Gamaliel? (vs. 38-40) 4. Why do you think the apostles considered it worth rejoicing when they suffered in the name of Jesus? 5. How would you feel if you went to prison because of your beliefs? 6. How has God set you free to honor Him more fully? 7. Why does God sometimes deliver you out of difficulties, and other
  3. 3. times allows you to face them? 8. Describe a time when you had to choose between God and humans? Next Week’s Message is on Acts 6 Pastor Rick Vinther preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 6/29  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Monday - 6/30  Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11 Tuesday - 7/01  Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room Wednesday - 7/02 Thursday - 7/03 Friday - 7/04  Independence Day/Office Closed Sunday - 7/06  Open Door Sunday School Class , 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
  4. 4. Thanks to all who made the year's VBS a great success. And thanks to the parents and grandparents for allowing us to teach your children about the love and guidance that God provides for us all! Rummage Sale to Support Nepal Mission Trip
  5. 5. On July 11-12, we will be having a church rummage sale to support our fall mission trip to Nepal. Do you have items you could contribute? Children’s clothing, utensils you don’t use, kitchenware, clothing or shoes you don’t wear that are in good condition? Bring them to Room 16 downstairs. Need more information? Contact Sandy Vinther or the church office (425- 483-5252). Medical Teams Worldwide Dr. Alan Kelley and Chris Ward will be leaving for Kenya the first week in July. As part of their outreach, they have connected with Sampson, a local Pastor in Bungoma, who ministers to street children. We have the opportunity to a part of this Blessing. If you would like to donate, there is a container at the Information Desk for cash or checks. Please make checks out to Medical Teams Worldwide, with Sampson on the memo line.
  6. 6. All Church Family Retreat Camp David Jr. on Lake Crescent August 23-26 Join us as we relax in the beauty, experience new adventures, share with friends and family, and trust more in Christ as we learn together. $100 - Adults $40 Kids (6-12) Free( children under 5) REGISTER TODAY - COST GOES UP $25 ON JUNE 30 FAQ Sheet available on display in foyer. For more info, contact Kim Knudsvig, DeAnna Ankrum, or Evelyn Carlson 425-483-5252 or email Kim at crossfirelife@gmail.com Outdoor Adventures Float Trip down the Skyhomish River
  7. 7. Sunday, July 20 , after Church Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and put any electronic in a zip lock bag, and get ready to have fun. Join us as we float the scenic Skykomish River between Sultan and Monroe. We'll supply the rafts, paddles and life jackets. Cost is only $5, paid on the day of the trip. Meet at Sultan at 1:00 PM. "We should be done around 6:00 PM or so. Please sign up in the foyer. Any questions, talk to Bob or Sandy Clemence (425-486-0762) FOOD BANK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE 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 clients. Contact Della at 425-483-1391 or dellahaug@hotmail.com. STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK  Rice-a-Roni  Peanut Butter  Tomato Sauce  Canned Fruit  Cereal
  8. 8. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, wk ending 6/22/14 $ 6,804 Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,236 Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 9,759 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 - 6/22/14 $ 65,516 Disbursed 11/1/13 - 6/22/14 $ 60,386 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. 779,54910,381 Prayer Chain Requests
  9. 9. 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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