Daily Archives: March 28, 2013

Please Bring a Flower for the Easter Cross

Easter Plants

Bring a flower to place on the Easter Cross in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday.

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Missions Conference 2013 ~ Keynote Speaker


Frank Decker currently serves as the Vice President for Member Care and Development for The Mission Society, based in Norcross, GA, where he enables the ministries of over 200 missionaries serving in 35 countries.

Prior to serving in the home office, Frank and his wife Vicki served as a missionaries to Ghana, West Africa, for seven years. In Ghana Frank served as the National Director of Evangelism for the Methodist Church of Ghana, taught evangelism at Trinity College, and developed a ministry that currently has over 300 tent-making evangelists. The Deckers also started a church in their living room in Accra, Ghana that currently has several hundred members and thrives under national leadership today.

Frank has written over 60 published columns and articles on missions.

Frank and Vicki have been married for 31 years and they have three adult children.

Frank’s formal education includes degrees from West Virginia Wesleyan College and Emory University.

The 26th Annual Missions Conference at Pender UMC will take place April 12-14, 2013.

We invite you to come and bring your family and friends. There will be special activities for the children as well as babysitting for each event.

Come share in this exciting weekend! The Annual Missions Conference is an opportunity to meet visiting missionaries, hear their stories about what God is doing in the lives of people, and how lives are being changed throughout the world because of Pender’s Faith Promise Missions outreach. Come and be blessed by sharing in the excitement and joy!


Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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Holy Thursday


Maundy Thursday, also called Holy Thursday, is a service to commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper and the beginning of our sacrament, the Lord’s Supper.

The word Maundy comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” At the Last Supper, Jesus gave the disciples a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34).

Holy Thursday is the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus.

"The Last Supper" - museum copy of M...

“The Last Supper” – museum copy of Master Paul’s sculpture (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Prior to breaking the bread with the disciples, Jesus washed their feet. Maundy Thursday worship services include Holy Communion and sometimes foot washing as well.  While John’s gospel does not record the institution of the Lord’s Supper among the events of this night, the other gospels do. Christians therefore keep this night with celebrations both at the basin (footwashing) and at the Lord’s Table (Holy Communion).

The Sanctuary Choir at Pender UMC will be presenting special music based on the “Questions of the Passion.” Through the music, we will focus on the hard questions that were asked of and to Jesus during the last week of His life on earth. We will also participate in communion as we commemorate the Last Supper.


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