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Weekly news from WCUMC Aug 4 2013


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Weekly newsletter for August 4th 2013

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Weekly news from WCUMC Aug 4 2013

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-8/4/2013 Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. Parables of Jesus Series "The Rich Man and Lazarus” Luke 16:19-31 While Pastor Rick is on a sabbatical, each Sunday we will have a message on selected parables. This week, Lee Palo shared a message on "The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus" - the characters, the meaning, and his recommendations on how to understand and apply the message in this parable. “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you
  2. 2. received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” The Pharisees considered wealth to be a proof of a person's righteousness. Jesus startled and challenged them with this story where a diseased beggar is rewarded and a rich man is punished. The rich man did not go to hell because of his wealth, but because he was selfish, refusing to feed Lazarus, take him in, or care for him. The rich man was hardhearted in spite of his great blessings. When the rich man realized the error of his ways, it was too late, so he asked Abraham to send word to his brothers so they would not suffer the same fate. But Abraham said if they did not believe Moses and the prophets, who spoke constantly of the duty to care for the poor, not even a resurrection would save them. Once again, Jesus used a story to reinforce his basic message of the power and reward when we "love one another". Summer Worship Schedule August 11th - Gaila Palo- -The Prodigal Son August 18th - Gary Carlson - The Pharisee & Tax Collector Remember that while Pastor Rick is on sabbatical, pastoral duties are being covered by qualified staff members on a rotating basis. Please call the church office at (425)483-5252 if you need pastoral assistance. THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
  3. 3. Sunday - 8/04 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Monday - 8/05 Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room Tuesday - 8/06 Sewing Group (Beading Class, Part 2), 6:30 PM, Memorial Room SPR Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 9 Wednesday - 8/07 Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM Thursday - 8/08 Friday - 8/09 Saturday - 8/10 Sunday - 8/11 The Open Door Class "How Christianity Changed the World". 9:00 AM, Room 11 Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship 10:30 AM Worship Service Tweeners Class for 5th-8th graders, 11:00 AM, Memorial Room Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Children's Ministry Day Camps
  4. 4. SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM - The Parables of Jesus - August 5-9 (Grades K-6) STARTS TOMORROW MEGA SPORTS CAMP August 19-23 (Grades preK4 - 6) Plan to join us after the service on Sept. 8 to kick off the fall church season. Sunday, September 8 - Cook-out and Ice Cream Social Make this Sunday a good time to "reconnect" with friends and ministry leaders. We will grill hot dogs and sausages in the area adjacent to The Gathering Place and have an ice cream bar for the young and the "young- at-heart".
  5. 5. Monday, September 9 - Men of Integrity All men are invited to join our Bible Study and discussion group on Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Memorial Room. Tuesday, September 10 - Women's Bible Fellowship Meets Tuesday mornings, 9:20 - 11:45 AM. Topic: Philippians, a study by Kay Smith. Sign up in the church foyer. Childcare available on request. Book cost: $8.00. Wed., September 11 - Wednesday Women's Bible Study Meets Wednesday mornings, 10 - 11:30 AM. Study: "Forever Touched: Significant Women in Jesus' Life". Sign up in the church foyer. Childcare available on request. Book cost: $7.00. The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank serves our community by serving practical needs, building relationships, and joining people in prayer. A weekly donation shopping list of needed items in always shown in our church bulletin and in this newsletter. OUR STOCKS ARE VERY LOW. PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING TO THE FOOD BANK TODAY! This Week's Needs: Cereal Mac and Cheese Tomato sauce Rice Hamburger Helper Chili Thank you for your continued support.
  6. 6. Partner Fundraiser On Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17, there will be a "Rally Round 4 Ultra Sound" at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood. This event will benefit, a partner of CareNet, which funds ultrasound machines for pregnancy centers. Six different events will take place over two day: a 5K run, concert, motorcycle ride, cycling, half-marathon, and the Sound & Light Conference. The event is designed for the whole family. Check out the information table in the foyer for more info. Do you like to sing? The Choir wants you. The choir will hold its firs fall practice on Wednesday, September 11, from 7:15 - 8:30 PM.
  7. 7. Would you consider making an impact in the life of a student? We are looking for help with the youth ministry to pour the love of Jesus Christ into the lives of students aged 10-16. The latest Barna Study indicates that nearly half (43%) of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior do so before the age of 13. Almost two out of three (64%) of born-again Christians made that commitment to Christ before their 18th birthday. You can help in many ways: Chaperone retreats Mentor student leaders Lead weekly Crossfire events - play games, eat together, share the Gospel Pray for our students Teach "tweeners' Sunday School once a month Contact Youth Director Kim Knudsvig for more info. 206-794-6871, or
  8. 8. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, week ending 7/28/13 $ 6,571 Income, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,841 Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,980 Weekly average budgeted expenses $ 10,413 Faith Promise Monthly Support Total Faith Promise Pledges $ 90,342 Faith Promise beginning balance $ 21,016 Received to date $ 57,170 Disbursed to date $ 74,125 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