Weekly News from WCUMC-9/15/2013
Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.
“Living God’s Grace in an Unbelieving World”
A Sermon Series on 1 Peter
“Can We Really Live a Holy Life?”
1 Peter 1:13 - 2:10
It is not easy to live in this world and maintain a holy life. But with God
… all things are possible!!
In 1 Peter 1:13-21, Peter encourages us to live the holy life by
1. The Glory of God in our lives (1:13)
Therefore, once you have your minds ready for action and you are
thinking clearly, place your hope completely on the grace that will be
brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
2. The Holiness of God (1:14-15)
Don't be conformed to your former desires, those that shaped you when
you were ignorant. But, as obedient children, you must be holy in every
aspect of your lives, just as the one who called you is holy.
3. The Truth of God’s Word (1:16)
It is written, You will be holy, because I am holy…
4. The Truth of God’s Judgment (1:17)
Since you call upon a Father who judges all people according to their
actions without favoritism, you should conduct yourselves with
reverence during the time of your dwelling in a strange land.
5. The Unconditional Love of God (1:18-21)
Live in this way, knowing that you were not liberated by perishable
things like silver or gold from the empty lifestyle you inherited from
your ancestors. Instead you were liberated by the precious blood of
Christ, like that of a flawless, spotless lamb. Christ was chosen before
the creation of the world, but was only revealed at the end of time.
This was done for you, who through Christ are faithful to the God who
raised him from the dead and gave him glory. So now, your faith and
hope should rest in God.
God’s Holy People Love One Another!!
In 1 Peter 1:22 – 2:10, Peter describes Christian Unity:
1. We are Children in the same family… (1:22-2:3)
We’ve experienced the same birth (1:23-25)
We express the same love (1:22)
We enjoy the same spiritual food… God’s Word (2:1-3)
2. We are stones of the same Spiritual Temple (2:4-8)
3. We are priests of the same Spiritual Temple (2:5,9)
4. We are citizens of the same holy nation (2:9-10)
Questions for Personal or Group Reflection:
1. How does 1 Peter 1:13-21 describe the character and actions of
God’s holy people?
2. How does this make them different from most people?
3. In 1 Peter 1:17, how does “God judging our actions” affect your
desire and commitment to live the holy life?
4. Why is it important to remember our salvation experience and what
it cost Christ?
5. What practical steps can you take to become more holy?
(Read 1 Peter 1:22 – 2:10)
6. Why are members of the church often times not united?
7. What does Peter stress in emphasizing spiritual unity?
8. How might you rid all ill will and deceit out of your life?
9. What steps might you take to strengthen unity with other believers
in God’s family?
Next Week’s message – “A New Kind of Witness in the World” - 1 Peter 2:11-25
Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 9/15
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Monday - 9/16
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Tuesday - 9/17
Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Gathering Place
Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:15 AM, Room 10
Sewing Group, 6:30 PM, Memorial Room
Wednesday - 9/18
Wednesday Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Memorial
Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM
Youth Group/Crossfire, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM. Sanctuary
Thursday - 9/19
Friday - 9/20
Saturday - 9/21
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Sunday - 9/22
The Open Door Class, 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
12:00 - 2:00 PM, All-Church cook-out and ice cream social
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Connection Sunday was a big hit!
Thanks to all of our "chefs", helpers, and set-up and clean-up crew!
You helped us all make connections last Sunday.
Bible Studies This Week.
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.
Men's Bible Study
"The Harmony of the Gospels" study resumes on Tuesday at 9:45 AM in
Room 10. Dick Zornes will be teaching.
Wednesday, 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.
Our church sewing group is collecting fleece to
make hats for Operation Nightwatch in Seattle.
If you have fleece you can donate, please bring
it to the church office.
Warm Greetings Espresso Stand
We’re looking for coffee-loving, people-loving volunteers to working the
church coffee stand. Commitment can be weekly, monthly, or as
needed, with after Service help most needed. Youth 14 and older are
welcome. Please contact Mary Sutton at email@example.com.
Woodinville Store House
Fall Food Drive
Goal = 1,000 items
Help us make our goal by putting an extra item
or two in your cart today?
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank serves our community by serving
practical needs, building relationships, and joining people in prayer. As
part of Mission Emphasis, we have launched a drive to re-stock our
shelves with 1,000 non-perishable items. A weekly donation shopping
list of needed items in always shown in our church bulletin and in this
This Week's Needs:
Canned Veggies (no green beans)
Thank you for your continued support.
Get on Board with Outdoor Adventures as we
board the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad,
Saturday, September 28.
The train operates on a scenic route from Elbe to Mineral. The ride lasts
about 40 minutes each way. We spend approximately 45 minutes at our
destination during regular excursions before returning to the depot. At
the destination in Mineral, there is a collection of historic logging
locomotives, rail cards, and equipment and camp buildings. Allow 2
hours for regular excursions.
We will carpool from the church at 9:00 AM, returning about 5:00 PM.
Cost: $25 - Male checks payable to the church with OA-Train on the
memo line. You can bring a lunch to eat on the train or purchase one
Please sign up in the foyer as space may be limited.
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
You can help in many ways:
Mentor student leaders
Lead weekly Crossfire events - play games, eat together, share
Pray for our students
Teach "tweeners' Sunday School once a month
Contact Youth Director Kim Knudsvig for more info. 206-794-6871, or
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Sunday, September 29, 2013
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Sunday, October 6, 2013
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Enter drawings for your chance to win these awesome prizes:
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Gift certificate for Tulio’s restaurant near the hotel
Admission for 2 to Seattle Aquarium
Admission for 2 to the great wheel
Be sure to visit the SAM Sculpture Park
Gift certificates to local restaurants and local activities
Plus see a variety of cottages and apartments, visit with residents and
enjoy the groovy festivities.
So slip on your coolest threads and shades and come score some primo
Income, week ended 9/8/13 $ 12,700
Income, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,962
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,716
Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 10,413
Total Faith Promises pledged $ 90,342
Faith Promise beginning balance $ 21,016
Received as of 8/18/13 $ 64,255
Disbursed as of 8/18/13 $ 80,720
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!
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
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