One of the least understood Christian days of the year. Chuck provides some insight while having an epiphany of his own.
On December 21 at 1:30PM, the Pender UMC Choir traditionally sings for the Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie) Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery.
One of the songs we traditionally sing at this service – “Under His Wings” – was composed in memory of the victims. It can be heard in the videos below.
A few years ago was the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. A C-Span video of the anniversary event
Another video from the anniversary year:
For full remarks about the anniversary service, including speaker’s notes, please see https://www.victimsofpanamflight103.org/events/2013/arlington
Here’s a timeline of the terrible event on December 21, 1988:
Extraordinary Response Pan Am 103
Send your kids to Pender UMC for a morning of Christmas story time, crafts, and fun!
Open to all children age 3 (must be potty trained) through 6th grade. Cost is $10 per child, $20 per family.
Register by December 3 to participate: http://www.penderumc.org/pender-rocks
Sunday, December 3, 2017 is the First Sunday in Advent.
The first Candle of the Advent Wreath is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, on December 3 this year. It is called the Prophecy Candle and reminds us that Jesus’ coming was prophesied hundreds of years before He was born. The candle’s purple color represents Christ’s royalty as the King of Kings.
Suggested Bible Reading: Luke 1:26-38
Chuck Knows Church — ADVENT WREATH. Four candles in a circle with a big one in the middle? Yep, take a moment and learn the basics about the advent wreath. And why is the pink candle…pink?
Daylight Saving Time 2017 ends for the year so the clock change for the fall takes place this morning at 2 a.m. Daylight Saving Time 2017 seems overdue, but it is the same time each year.
The clock changes on the first Sunday in November. Daylight Saving Time starts on the second Sunday in March each year.
And, time to sing again…
Last week’s sermon:
Flea Market and Boutique Set Up Begins today.