Weekly News from WCUMC10/20/2013
Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world.
Missions Emphasis Month
“Better Together… For His Glory”
“A Passion for Christ…
A Heart for Mission”
Theophilus, the first scroll I wrote concerned everything Jesus did
and taught from the beginning, right up to the day when he was
taken up into heaven. Before he was taken up, working in the power
of the Holy Spirit, Jesus instructed the apostles he had chosen. After
his suffering, he showed them that he was alive with many
convincing proofs. He appeared to them over a period of forty days,
speaking to them about God's kingdom. While they were eating
together, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for
what the Father had promised. He said, "This is what you heard from
me: John baptized with water, but in only a few days you will be
baptized with the Holy Spirit." As a result, those who had gathered
together asked Jesus, "Lord, are you going to restore the kingdom to
Israel now?" Jesus replied, "It isn't for you to know the times or
seasons that the Father has set by his own authority. Rather, you
will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon
you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
A heart for loving and witnessing to others can only come out of a
genuine love and passion for God
(Jesus) replied, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and
greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You must love your
neighbor as you love yourself.”
God is calling all of us to be “Senders” or “Goers” … or sometimes
Key biblical concepts of stewardship in Matthew
" Stop collecting treasures for your own benefit on earth, where moth
and rust eat them and where thieves break in and steal them. Instead,
collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moth and rust don't
eat them and where thieves don't break in and steal them. Where your
treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
We all have to ask ourselves, “Where is my heart?”
…don't worry and say, 'What are we going to eat?' or 'What are we going
to drink?' or 'What are we going to wear?' Gentiles long for all these
things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Instead, desire
first and foremost God's kingdom and God's righteousness, and all these
things will be given to you as well.
God’s people will be “giving” people, because they have the
character of a giving God.
Faith Promise at Woodinville Community Church
... is a commitment to the Missions’ budget of our church for the
support of our missionaries and mission projects that is over and
above tithes and offerings given to the general operating fund of the
Next Week: Faith Commitment Sunday, Dr. Tim Dearborn preaching
THIS WEEK AT WCUMC
Sunday - 10/20
Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
Young Families Group, 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Memorial Room
Monday - 10/21
Talk Time, 6:00 PM, Crossfire Room
Tuesday - 10/22
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
Trustee's Meeting, 7:00 PM. Room 10
Staff-Parish Relations, 7:00 PM, Room 9
Wednesday - 10/23
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
No Women's Bible Study this week
Thursday - 10/24
Friday - 10/25
Mission Banquet, 6:30 PM. Sanctuary
Saturday - 10/26
Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall
Sunday - 10/26 - Life Commitment and Faith Promise Sunday
Adult Sunday School Classes, 9:00 AM
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
Next Sunday, October 27th, will be Life Commitment
and Faith Promise Sunday.
Dr. Tim Dearborn will be speaking and we will be challenged to
take the next step forward in spreading God’s Kingdom.
October is Mission Emphasis Month
October 25 - Mission Banquet
On Friday, October 25, a festive Mission Banquet is planned, catered by
Alexa's of Bothell. Featured speaker will be Dr. Tim Dearborn, formerly
a VP of World Vision International and former professor of theology and
Dean of the Chapel at SPU. He is currently the Director of the Lloyd
Ogilvie Institute of Preaching that is in association with Fuller Seminary.
October 27 - Faith Commitment Sunday
Sunday, October 27 will be our Faith Commitment Sunday. Dr. Dearborn
will again speak and challenge us to take the next step as individuals
and as a congregation in reaching the world for Christ.
Kim and DeAnna are planning a safe, indoor Halloween
alternative. There will be free food, games, prizes, live music and
We are collecting individually wrapped candy donations. There is a box
in the foyer marked for the candy. There are also sign-up sheets for
anyone who is willing to help make this a fantastic event.
This is a great opportunity to reach out to others! Plan to join us and
invite your family, friends and neighbors of all ages.
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:
Thank you for your continued support.
Be a Part of the Altar Guild
Would you be willing to serve the Lord by being part of a team that
makes sure there are flowers, a plant or other decor on the altar each
week? We are looking for 3-4 people who would be part of a rotating
team. If you would be willing to serve in this way, contact Deborah
Anderson, 425-402-7314, or Evelyn Carlson, 425-483-5252.
Exploring Membership Class
Sunday, November 3
Right after worship service
If you are new to Woodinville Community United Methodist Church or
have been around for a while and are now ready to take that next step,
then join us for our Membership Class. We will meet after the worship
service on November 3 in the Memorial Room. Lunch will be served and
childcare will be available, if requested. The class will last until
approximately 3:00 PM.
If you are interested in attending this class, please contact Evelyn
Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call Evelyn or Pastor Rick at
SOCK IT TO HOMELESSNESS
You can make a difference in the life of a homeless
Start collecting men's new white socks, and bring them
in during our Open House Sock Drive Kick-Off
Sunday, October 20, 2013'1:30 - 3:00 PM
302 14th Ave S, Seattle,
(between Jackson & Yesler)
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries
have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts
from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local
churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the lifechanging Good News of Jesus Christ.
Come to the church office to pick up a shoebox. Or you can also use and
empty shoebox or a small plastic container. Please pick up a form with
suggested items to fill your box based on age and gender. Typical items
are toys, school supplies and close, but we also ask you to pray for this
Please donate $7 or more for each shoebox to help cover shipping and
other project costs. Write you check to Samaritan's Purse (note OCC on
memo line) and place in an envelope inside your box. DO NOT WRAP
YOUR BOX. Place a large rubber band around each closed shoebox and
drop it off at the church office.
Deadline is Sunday, November 17.
Questions? Contact Denise in the church office, or Kristin Gulledge 425-488-4284 - email@example.com.
Income, week ended 10/13/13
Income, weekly average, year-to-date
Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date
Weekly average, budgeted expenses
Total Faith Promises pledged
Faith Promise beginning balance
Received as of 10/13/13
Disbursed as of 10/13/13
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
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