Weekly News from WCUMC-2/24/2013Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. "Extreme Makeover of the Mind" Basic Training for Followers of ChristIf we have the truth available to us but choose to ignore it, then weare not living up to Gods expectations and direction. We are lost. Pastor Rick VintherIn Pauls letter to the Ephesians, he admonishes them to not live theways of the world anymore (like the Gentiles)."... they base their lives on pointless thinking, and they are in the darkin their reasoning." Ephesians 4:17-18Paul reminds them that they [we] have learned a new way of living inChrist"... you didnt learn that sort of thing from Christ. Since you reallylistened to him and you were taught the truth is in Jesus, change theformer way of life that was part of the person you once were,corrupted by deceitful desires." Ephesians 4:20-22You are a new creation ... a new person in Christ."Instead, renew the thinking of your mind by the Spirit and clotheyourself with the new person created according to Gods image injustice and holiness." Ephesians 4:23-24Paul identifies five different sins we are to avoid.
1. Lying 2. Anger 3. Stealing 4. Foul words 5. BitternessBitterness grieves God. Kindness, compassion and forgiveness pleasesGod.Be a bearer of Christs Light by the "extreme makeover of your mind".Next Week: “Imitators of Christ", Ephesians 5:1-20Pastor Rick Vinther preaching THIS WEEK AT WCUMCSunday - 2/24 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomMonday - 2/25 "The WORD" Bible Study, 2:00 PM, Memorial Room. Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Crossfire Room Girlfriend Book Club, 7:00 PM, Rm. 9Tuesday - 2/26 Womens Bible Study (BSO), 9:30 AM, Sanctuary Mens Morning Bible Study, 9:45 PM, Room 11 SPR Meeting, 7:00 PM, Rm 9 Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Rm. 10Wednesday - 2/27 Womens Bible Study, 10:00 AM, Memorial Room Choir, 7:45 PM, Sanctuary(after Ash Wednesday service) Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM Youth Group, 7:00 PM, Crossfire RoomThursday - 2/28Friday - 3/1Saturday - 3/2
Mens Saturday Morning Group, 7:30 AM, CHSunday - 2/24 Sunday School classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing 10:30 AM Worship Service IMPORTANT NEWS AND EVENTSHave you ever gone up to someone that you know but could notremember their name?Please help all of us by wearing your WCUMC name badge at Sundayworship. It will be a great help to all, especially to welcome our visitors.If you do not have a name badge, please call the church office at 425-483-5252 and we will order one for you. You can store your name badgein the wooden cabinet in the Narthex.
Womens Bible Study New Studies beginning in March Tuesday Bible Study Outreach New Study begins March 12Time: 9:30 - 11:30 amTopic: Joshua: Putting Gods Power to Work in Your LifeLocation: Sanctuary Contact:Heather Kreeck, 425-806-6945Wednesday Womens Bible StudyNew Study begins March 6Time: 10:00 - 11:30 amTopic: Encountering God in the PsalmsLocation: Memorial RoomContact: Evelyn Carlson, 4250483-5252Thursday Evening Bible StudyTime: 7:00 pm every other ThursdayTopic: Various passages and topicsLocation: Clearview home of Jill TrottContact: Jill Trott, 360-668-9570Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, will be coming to OverlakeChristian Church for a Church Awakening Conference on March 7 and 8.Worship leader Fernando Ortega will also be there.Thursday evening, March 7 is open to the general public. Tickets canbe purchased for $5 each.The one-day conference on March 8 is for pastors, ministry leaders andtheir spouses. Tickets for Friday are $30 each or $40 per couple. Getmore information and purchase tickets at www.churchawakening.com.
Outdoor Adventures Skagit Valley Bird Watching Saturday, March 9Please sign up in the Narthex if you are interested. Contact Bob orSandy Clemence for details: 325-486-0762 Support Our Youth FundraiserYour purchase will help scholarship some of our Youth to Camp and otherYouth Activities. Get a $5 value for only $1. Check out the table in thefoyer.
Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank Get Involved with our Green Bag Program The Green Bag Program is a food collection programthat provides a steady supply of food to help feed the hungry inour Eastside communities.Supporters are the core of our program. Your generosity andcommunity spirit allow us to collect food for our less fortunatefriends and neighbors. An extra item or two each shopping trip isall it takes to fill up your "cool green bag" for pick-up every othermonth.For more information, contact Della at email@example.com or206-999-1753.This Weeks Needs: Pasta Ravioli Tuna Tomato sauce ChiliWe have a Food Bank client who is having a baby boy at the end ofFebruary and needs a crib or portable crib, a car seat and infantclothing. Call the office if you have one of the larger items.Please bring clothing directly to the office.Thank you for your continued support.www.woodinvillestorehouse.org
Prime Timers Dinner Friday, March 8, 6:00 PM. CH North to Alaska, the Yukon and the Arctic CircleCome se a view of Alaska and beyond as the Clarks and Maynards share theirpictures from last summer, traveling up the Alcan Highway to Dawson City,Yukon and over to Denali, Hyder, the Kenai Peninsula and beyond.Corned Beef is the entree that will be provided. Sign up for a side dish at theDisplay Table in the foyer on Sunday. - Financial Snapshot General Fund: Income for week ended 2/17/2013 $ 8,970 Income, weekly avg. year to date $ 9,608 Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,927 Expenses, weekly avg. budget $ 10,413 Faith Promise Monthly Support: Beginning Balance 11/1/12 $ 21,016 Total Pledges 2012-2013 $ 90,342 Received to date $ 25,351 Disbursed to date $ 34,850
Prayer Chain RequestsPrayer Chain requests call Barbara Clark 425-483-3885. After 6:00 PM callMary Harvey at 425-827-2883 or call the church at 425-483-5252.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 ourmembers, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love ofJesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church homewith loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our SundayWorship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville,WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.