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Weekly news from WCUMC 7- 27-14


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Weekly news from WCUMC 7- 27-14

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-7/27/2014 “God’s Spirit-Filled People” A Sermon Series on Acts “The Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit” Acts 9 Acts 9:1-22 Meanwhile, Saul was still spewing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest, seeking letters to the synagogues in Damascus. If he found persons who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, these letters would authorize him to take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. During the journey, as he approached Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven encircled him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice asking him, “Saul, Saul, why are you harassing me?” Saul asked, “Who are you, Lord?” “I am Jesus, whom you are harassing,” came the reply. “Now get up and enter the city. You will be told what you must do.” … … In Damascus there was a certain disciple named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, “Ananias!” He answered, “Yes, Lord.” The Lord instructed him, “Go to Judas’ house on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias enter and put his hands on him to restore his sight.” Ananias countered, “Lord, I have heard many reports about this man. People say he has done horrible things to your holy people in Jerusalem. He’s here with authority from the chief priests to arrest
  2. 2. everyone who calls on your name.” The Lord replied, “Go! This man is the agent I have chosen to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and Israelites. I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” Ananias went to the house. He placed his hands on Saul and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord sent me—Jesus, who appeared to you on the way as you were coming here. He sent me so that you could see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Instantly, flakes fell from Saul’s eyes and he could see again. He got up and was baptized. After eating, he regained his strength. He stayed with the disciples in Damascus for several days. Right away, he began to preach about Jesus in the synagogues. “He is God’s Son,” he declared. Everyone who heard him was baffled. They questioned each other, “Isn’t he the one who was wreaking havoc among those in Jerusalem who called on this name? Hadn’t he come here to take those same people as prisoners to the chief priests?” But Saul grew stronger and stronger. He confused the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ. Paul Tells of His Life Before Conversion Galatians 1:13-16 You heard about my previous life in Judaism, how severely I harassed God’s church and tried to destroy it. I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my peers, because I was much more militant about the traditions of my ancestors. But God had set me apart from birth and called me through his grace. He was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might preach about him to the Gentiles. TRUTH… the Good News of Jesus Christ comes through the ways of God, not from human logic or reasoning, but from God, and God alone! Transformed lives happen only by the power of the Holy Spirit!! Acts 9:26-28 When Saul arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him. They didn’t believe he was really a disciple. Then Barnabas brought Saul to the apostles and told them the story about how Saul saw the Lord on the way and that the Lord had spoken to Saul. He also told them about the confidence with which Saul had preached in the name of Jesus in Damascus. After this, Saul moved freely among the disciples in Jerusalem and was speaking with confidence in the name of the Lord. _______________________________________________________________
  3. 3. For Personal or Group Reflection 1. Reflect on the people you have seen transformed by the power of God. What changes have you seen in their lives? 2. How did the Lord first get your attention? 3. How do you think Saul felt when confronted by Jesus? 4. What do you think went on in Saul’s mind during the three days of blindness and fasting? 5. Try to put yourself in the place of Ananias. How would you feel if the Lord told you to go find Saul, knowing what you knew about Saul’s past? 6. Who has been an Ananias in your life? To whom does the Lord want you to play that part? Next Week “Oceans of Grace: The reality before the throne” - Rev 4:2-4 and Rev 5:6 Jim Trott preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 7/27  After Church Families Picnic, Wilmot Gateway Park, after service  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Monday - 7/28  Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Room 9 Tuesday - 7/29  Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room Wednesday - 7/30 Thursday - 7/31 Friday - 8/01  Women's Bible Fellowship Leader's Meeting. 10 AM, Rm. 11 Saturday - 8/02 Sunday - 8/03  Open Door Sunday School Class , 9:00 AM
  4. 4.  Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship  10:30 AM Worship Service  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room What if . . . all the resources your neighbors may need came together for one day? Care Day Friday, August 15 Bothell High School 10 AM - 4 PM Care Day is powered by local service agencies, churches, community groups, and YOU! They especially need help with the afternoon shift
  5. 5. (noon - 4:00 pm). You can help people check in, escort guests & their families through providers’ booths, help with childcare, food service or goods hand-out. Show your community you care by signing up at, then click on “Volunteer at Care Day.” Thanks to everyone who has donated to the Sock Drive! We’ve collected more than 275 pairs of socks! These will be given to the men, women, children and teenagers who come to Care Day. Each pair of socks will have a label that says “A Gift for You from Woodinville Community Church.” We are accepting new socks for any age until August 1. We could especially use socks for women and teen-age girls. Sock-sorters and Labelers Needed If you would like to help sort, bag and label socks for the Care Day give- away, please contact Evelyn Carlson at All Church Family Retreat Camp David Jr. on Lake Crescent
  6. 6. 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. $125 - Adults $65 Kids (6-12) Free( children under 5) 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 Friday, August 8 - 6:00 PM The potluck will be held at the home of Harry and Vivian Porter, 8202 186th St. SW in Edmonds. The Entrée will be provided. There will be a musical program by Wally Hamilton. Sign up to provide side dishes in the church foyer. Directions to the Porters’ home will be available at the sign-up table on July 27 & August 3rd.
  7. 7. "Snoops" No Auditions / Grades 3 - 8 $150 (discounts available) Monday - Friday, August 4 - 8 9 AM - 3 PM We are in need of volunteers and helpers for Kidshine! You can do more than one position. Ask DeAnna Ankrum for more information at 425-483- 5252, ext, 109. Outdoor Adventures Whidbey Island Road Trip Saturday, August 9 Join us as we take a road trip to Whidbey Island. We’ll meet at the church at 9:00 AM, then car pool up to Deception Pass where we will do a little sight-seeing and hiking. Then we’ll drive down to Fort Casey and explore the fortifications. For dinner we’ll continue down the Island to Lee and Gaila Palo’s new house and have a weenie/hot dog roast on the beach. Finally it’s back home on the ferry to Mukilteo. We should be back to the church by 8:00 PM. WHAT TO BRING: Hiking shoes, sack lunch, water bottle, camera, appropriate clothing, something to share at the hot dog roast (Diane/Sandy will coordinate). COST: Nothing, except you will need a Discovery Pass and the cost of the ferry. NOTE: You do not pay for passengers when you go eastbound on the ferry (the way we’ll be going). Sign up in the Foyer. Any questions, talk to Diane Lemoi (425-398-1484) or Sandy Clemence 425-486-0762.
  8. 8. 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 STOREHOUSE NEEDS THIS WEEK  Rice-a-Roni  Peanut Butter  Dried Beans  Ravioli  Spaghetti Sauce  Chili  Canned Fruit  Rice Financial Snapshot General Fund
  9. 9. Income, wk ending 7/6/14 $ 13,923 Income, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 10,267 Expenses, weekly avg, year-to-date $ 9,601 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 - 7/06/14 $ 70,551 Disbursed 11/1/13 - 7/06/14 $ 66,394 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 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. 779,54910,38 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