Weekly news from WCUMC Feb. 9 2014


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Weekly news from WCUMC Feb. 9 2014

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC-2/9/2014 “Demz Da Rules” A look at rules and relationship in Galatians 4. Galatians 4:4-7 But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir. Two underlying elements in the debate between legalism and faith: rules and relationship. This brings up two questions: • If we are supposed to be free from the law, does that mean that we don’t need rules or that rules are bad? • Is it really rules versus relationship?
  2. 2. The two theorems: • God’s rules are good and we need them • It is not rules OR relationship, it is relationship and then rules The supporting corollaries: • God’s rules are consistent, but vary according to human ability to understand • Even Gods’ rules are not enough by themselves And in the end, we might extend our theorems with this conclusion: • God’s rules are naturally expressed in a relationship with God, made possible by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus … which was the plan all along. THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 2/9    Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Young Families Group, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Memorial Room Monday - 2/10   Talk Time, 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 & 11 Men of Integrity, 7:00 PM, Memorial Room Tuesday - 2/11     Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:30 AM, Gathering Place Men's Bible Study, 9:45 - 11:30 AM, Room 10 Sewing Group, 6:00 PM, Memorial Room Ministry Steering Team, 7:00 PM, Room 10 Wednesday - 2/12   Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Memorial Room Youth Group/Crossfire, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room
  3. 3.  Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM, Sanctuary Thursday - 2/13 Friday - 2/14  Prime Timers Valentine's Day Dinner, 6:00 PM, Celebration Hall Saturday - 2/15  Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Sunday - 2/16      Adult Sunday School Classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship 10:30 AM Worship Service Financial Peace University, 12:30 - 2:00PM, Room 11 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Prime Timers Valentine's Day Dinner Friday, February 14 6:00 - 8:00 PM You are invited to enjoy Music and Ministry "Close to the Heart of God", a Valentine's Day celebration with dinner and an inspiring music program
  4. 4. by the Gospel Men's Choir, "The Pilgrims". Dinner entree will be provided. If you are planning to come and have not signed up, please do. But call the Church office so we can determine how much food we need to provide. Special Prayer Service Prayer for Adult Children Thursday, Feb, 20 7:00 - 8:30 PM No matter how old are children are, as parents we care for them and desire to see God's will accomplished in their lives. Join other parents as we lift up our grown children to the Lord in a special prayer service on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. We will worship the Lord in song, read scriptures and hear testimonies. Rev. Larry and Audrey Eddings of Wind of the Spirit Ministries will lead us in a focused time of prayer and forgiveness. We will also gather in small groups to share and pray for one another. Com and pray with the power of God's Word over our adult children. We can rest in the providence of God as we turn our children over to His care. Questions? Contact Pastor Rick or Evelyn Carlson. If you have a specific issue that you would like to see addressed in the Prayer for Adult Children, please pass it along to the church. You do not need to include your name.
  5. 5. We need your help. Dr. Alan Kelley of Medical Teams Worldwide spoke recently about his upcoming trip to Africa. He has a connection with a local African pastor and his family, who feed 30 orphaned children in their home. You can contribute to this cause by putting money (change, bills, checks) in the container on the corner of the Information Desk in the foyer. Dr. Kelley will take the funds with him when he goes to Africa at the end of the month and give them to Pastor Sampson. Indoor Adventure Night Saturday, March 1 5:00 - 9:00 PM Enjoy a fun evening of games, a potluck, a little education, and more games. We'll start at 5:00 PM with a mixer game, then have a potluck dinner, followed by a short slide show of Outdoor Adventures past and future events. The rest of the time will be spent playing games that
  6. 6. people bring and enjoying each other's company. Ages 4 and up. Please sign up in the Narthex to let us know if you are coming, what dish you're planning to bring, and any childcare needs you might have. For questions, please call Bob or Sandy Clemence at 425-486-0762. MARK YOUR CALENDARS - June 13 - 15, Dungeness Spit camping, kayaking, hiking weekend. Details to follow. Taco Time Fundraiser for Youth Group Support Nicaragua, Youth Mission Trips, Camps, and Retreats by buying a Taco Time coupon booklet, or by selling packs of coupons books and bringing back the proceeds. Go to the Taco Time Fundraiser booth in the foyer to get your coupons. WCUMC Trustees have begun a Capital Improvement project to reduce
  7. 7. our energy footprint and expenses by replacing all outdoor and indoor overhead lights (except Sanctuary) with LED lights, and replacing all T12 florescent bulbs with T-8 florescent bulbs. T-8 bulbs will last 10 years, will not flicker and buzz, and will reduce energy cost by 25% 50%. Additionally, PSE has announced a Rebate Program to encourage retrofit. WCUMC estimated rebate will be $9,000, and retrofit should generate savings of approximately $4,500 per year. A Designated Fund to raise the $26,500 needed for the full project has been established. If you want to make a donation to this fund, please write your checks to WCUMC with Lighting Project on the memo line. More details will be shared during the Sunday morning worship service, and a special display will be set up in the Narthex. NEEDS THIS WEEK       Rice Pasta Sauce Tomato Sauce Dry Beans Canned Fruit Pasta
  8. 8. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, week ended 1/26/14 Income, weekly average, year-to-date Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 20,925 $ 11,839 $ 9,275 $ 9,896 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged Faith Promise beginning balance Received as of 1/26/14 Disbursed as of1/26/14 $ 90,560 $ 12,439 $ 31,941 $ 27,838 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 www.wcumc.org.