Weekly News from WCUMC-6/29/2014
“God’s Spirit-Filled People”
A Sermon Series on Acts
“God’s Power… through God’s People”
Where there are faithful followers of Jesus, miraculous signs and
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
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
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
morning, they went into the temple as they had been told and began to
Spirit-filled people put obedience to God as their #1 priority.
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
When the council members heard this, they became furious and wanted
to kill the apostles.
Human power is limited… God’s power is unstoppable
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Need more information? Contact Sandy Vinther or the church office (425-
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.
All Church Family Retreat
Camp David Jr. on Lake Crescent
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 email@example.com
Float Trip down the Skyhomish River
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
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
Contact Della at 425-483-1391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK
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
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
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 office hours.
We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.
Have a great week!
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Jesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church home
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