Weekly news from WCUMC Oct 20 2013

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Weekly news from WCUMC Oct 20 2013

  1. 1. 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” Acts 1:1-8 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
  2. 2. 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 Matthew 22:37-39 (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 BOTH!! Key biblical concepts of stewardship in Matthew Matthew 6:19-21 " 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?” Matthew 6:31-33 …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 church. Next Week: Faith Commitment Sunday, Dr. Tim Dearborn preaching
  3. 3. 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 Room 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
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Kim and DeAnna are planning a safe, indoor Halloween alternative. There will be free food, games, prizes, live music and more! 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 newsletter. This Week's Needs:
  6. 6.     Hamburger Helper Pasta Peanut Butter Tomato Sauce Thank you for your continued support. www.woodinvillestorehouse.org 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
  7. 7. 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 ecarson@wcumc.org. Questions? Call Evelyn or Pastor Rick at 425-483-5252. SOCK IT TO HOMELESSNESS You can make a difference in the life of a homeless person. 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 Operation Nightwatch 302 14th Ave S, Seattle, (between Jackson & Yesler)
  8. 8. 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 program. 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 - artsymom@yahoo.com. Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, week ended 10/13/13 Income, weekly average, year-to-date Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 8,790 $ 9,770 $ 9,602 $ 10,413 Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged Faith Promise beginning balance Received as of 10/13/13 Disbursed as of 10/13/13 $ 90,342 $ 21,016 $ 72,978 $ 86,940
  9. 9. 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.

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