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Sunday, September 8, At Pender

Sunday will be a busy day!

Taste and See That the Lord is Good

At our 8:15, 9:30 and 11 am services Thom Jones will preach on Taste and See That the Lord is Good based on scriptures Psalm 34:1-10 and Psalm 34:11-22

Psalms 34: This psalm from David contains both thanksgiving to God and instruction for all of us.

First, David praises God for the experience which he and others had realized of His goodness.

Secondly, he encourages all good people to trust in God and to seek Him.

The third thing he does is give good counsel to us all, as unto children, to take heed of sin, and to show awareness of our duty both to God and to our fellow man (and woman). Finally, David enforces this good counsel by showing God’s favour to the righteous and His displeasure against the wicked, in which he sets before us good and evil: the blessing and the curse.  As we sing the psalm, we are to give glory to God, but we are also ordered to teach and admonish ourselves and one another.  It’s a joyful lesson, in a humbling sort of way.

We hope to see you in church on Sunday.

Book Lovers Group

Time: Second Sunday, from 06/09/2019 to 12/08/20193:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

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Pentecost is Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Pentecost is a Christian holy day that celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit 40 days after Easter. Some Christian denominations consider it the birthday of the Christian church and celebrate it as such.

Originally, Pentecost was a Jewish holiday held 50 days after Passover. One of three major feasts during the Jewish year, it celebrated Thanksgiving for harvested crops. However, Pentecost for Christians means something far different.

Before Jesus was crucified, he told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would come after him:

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:16–18

And 40 days after Jesus was resurrected (10 days after he ascended into heaven), that promise was fulfilled when Peter and the early Church were in Jerusalem for Pentecost.

 

 

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Easter Sunday is Coming to PenderUMC

 

 

Easter Worship Services — April 21:

  • 8:15 am Traditional Worship with Organ, Brass Quartet & Choir (in the Sanctuary)
    Of course it is no surprise that this Sunday is EASTER! And we all know there will be flowers and brass and triumphant music and favorite hymns and excited children and dressed-up adults and both Alleluias and Hallelujahs and even rumors of an empty grave and eternal life . . . and there will be a story that reminds us of what we are celebrating. And just because it is no surprise to you, doesn’t mean there is not someone in your circle of acquaintances for whom our Easter Celebration might be a wonderful new thing to experience! Remember that part of the story? – when Mary saw the empty tomb, she ran to tell her friends Peter and John. Let’s do the same and have a great Easter together.
  • 9:30 am Contemporary Worship with Live Band (in the Fellowship Hall)
    Many of us love all the traditions of Easter, including the flowers, music and dressing up in our Easter best! We can worship in various ways though, including this informal service where you might see folks wearing anything from shorts and t-shirts to dresses, suits and ties. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee in our lobby and bring it in with you. Our worship is led with guitars and drums, and you might even recognize a song or two from the Christian radio station! We’ll share the Easter story, and talk about its significance for us today. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend, neighbor, or coworker. Let them know you’re saving a seat for them as we save a seat for you!
  • 11:00 am Traditional Worship with Organ, Brass Quartet & Choir (in the Sanctuary)
    Of course it is no surprise that this Sunday is EASTER! And we all know there will be flowers and brass and triumphant music and favorite hymns and excited children and dressed-up adults and both Alleluias and Hallelujahs and even rumors of an empty grave and eternal life . . . and there will be a story that reminds us of what we are celebrating. And just because it is no surprise to you, doesn’t mean there is not someone in your circle of acquaintances for whom our Easter Celebration might be a wonderful new thing to experience! Remember that part of the story? – when Mary saw the empty tomb, she ran to tell her friends Peter and John. Let’s do the same and have a great Easter together.
Childcare:


Easter Sunday Services
:  On Easter, Sunday April 21, there will be no Sunday School so that families can worship the risen Christ together. There will be a Nursery and another room for 3-5 year olds open at the 8:15, 9:30, and 11 o’clock services. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth.”

 

What do you mean by Traditional-Blended or Contemporary worship?

We understand that people have different styles for connecting with God in a meaningful and personal way. Pender offers two styles: Traditional-Blended and Contemporary. You will discover the people who attend these worship services are varied in age.

Traditional-Blended is largely traditional in flavor from a wonderful organ and beautiful hymns, choral, orchestra, children’s or bell music and traditional surroundings in our main sanctuary. Mrs. Theresa Carpenter leads the choir, and several servant volunteers are involved. During these services there is a time for the children on the altar steps at the front, and all children are invited to enjoy!

Contemporary worship is led by our praise band in a rock-and-roll style with many contemporary Christian songs that you might hear on the radio.  Pastor Catharine delivers the message, often enhanced with video or drama.  Our contemporary worship services are more casual in nature, so wear your jeans or shorts if you want to.

Come for this Easter’s Traditional Worship to experience special music (Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus) and a special message brought by Pastor Catharine. 

Come for this Easter’s Contemporary Worship to experience great rock-style music and a special message brought by Pastor Catharine.  Our contemporary worship service is called “Common Ground” and is offered at 9:30 every Sunday, including Easter!

All of our worship is Christ-centered, Biblically-minded and relevant to life today. Pender UMC desires that you feel God’s Spirit nurturing you and that in worship you experience the very real presence of Christ with us. May you be blessed by God as you gather with us.

Where do I enter the building?
First, we want you to know that our church has worked hard to create a building with access for all. Whether you find yourself in a wheelchair or carting babies in a buggy, you’ll find automatically opening doors and large entrances.

As you enter the parking lot, you will notice two doors, both under porticos so that you may get out of the rain if it is wet. To enter through the main sanctuary entrance doors, simply look for the semi-circular driveway.

If you enter the sliding glass doors entrance, make a left into the hallway to the end where you will notice the welcome area on your left.

What do my children do?
We invite older children (3rd grade and up) to become fully involved in worship. At the back of the sanctuary are “children’s bulletins” and supplies like crayons.

Our younger children have the option of remaining with their family or being cared for by our wonderful nursery and childcare staff. Childcare is available for children ages birth through 2nd grade in the lower level of our building. Ask an Usher to help you find where to take your children!

On Easter, Sunday April 21, there will be no Sunday School so that families can worship the risen Christ together. There will be a Nursery and another room for 3-5 year olds open at the 8:15, 9:30, and 11 o’clock services. If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth.”

Where do I park?
We attempt to have plenty of parking on Easter morning for our guests. However, we suggest you plan to arrive early, and if parking is full on our lot, there is parking on the street.

What if I need further information?
Our friendly volunteers and staff will welcome your questions! Please call our church office at 703-278-8023 between 9 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Once at Pender, ask any friendly face for help! We are here to assist you.

Easter Offering:
Our Easter Offering this year will support:

 

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ November 12, 2017

Please join us today at our 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 am worship services. We will bring to a conclusion the three week series on the Three Simple Rules of our founder John Wesley. These are rules which call forth the best in each of us, and challenge us to be Jesus’ disciples every day. The key to our success is in the third rule: Stay in Love with God. (Mark 12:28-34)
We also will begin to receive our Pledge Cards for your financial stewardship commitments.
Also today:
The United Methodist Women will host a Fair Trade Market after the 11am service (during the Chicken-Chili lunch) in the fellowship room and fellowship hall. The vendors will sell fair trade goods, including: food, clothing, accessories, household goods, decorations, etc. Please come peruse the merchandise and know that anything you purchase has helped to better the life of someone in a less fortunate situation than ours.
Fair trade means workers in developing countries are paid a living wage. Some of the proceeds will go to the Pender UMW for our mission work and UMCOR. Thanks for your support and happy shopping!

JLU (Jesus Loves You)
Youth Group for 4th-6th Graders
JLU (Jesus Loves You) Pender’s Junior Youth Group for grades 4 – 6 meets this Sunday, November 12th, from 5 – 7pm in the Cornerstone Room (Room 215). We will continue our study of places in the Bible.
 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ October 15, 2017

Please join us today at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11am Worship Services.
Pastor Dan will be preaching his final sermon in his series based on our church-wide study, “Solve: Finding God’s Solutions in a World of Problems” entitled ” The Beauty of Name-Dropping” (Nehemiah 3:1-5).

Last week’s sermon:

Flea Market and Boutique Set Up Begins today.

Enjoy a BBQ luncheon (provided by the UMW) immediately following the 11am service and then help us get a start on all of the set up and unpacking of boxes!
Our Pender men will return from their retreat later in the day, so we really need as many hands on deck as possible to make this happen! Please remember, these are the biggest fundraisers for the UMW and UMM and allow us to raise all of our budget for missions throughout the year!
Of course we will continue to need help throughout the week with getting everything in its place, so consider helping then as well or you can be a cashier during the event.
We would also love to have extra bakers for our women’s bake sale. Donations for the flea market will be accepted beginning this Sunday through Wednesday.
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact our leaders below:

 

WFCM’s Current Request for Donations:
Fresh Oranges, Apples, Potatoes & Onions
All donations may be left in the blue grocery cart located in the coat rack area. Financial contributions are also accepted (cash, check or through our website). Please mark your tax deductible donation “WFCM Food Pantry.” This will be recorded on your giving statement.
Please note: We do not accept any items that have been opened.

Save the Date

Oct. 15-18 – Flea Market/Boutique Setup
Oct.19-21 – Flea Market/Women’s Boutique
Oct. 27 – Women’s Movie Night
Oct. 28 – Dinner & Movie in the Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 29 – Farewell Celebration for Pastor Kenny & Mary Dale
Nov. 5 – Deadline for Donations for Operation Christmas Child
Nov. 11 – Rise Against Hunger
Nov. 12 – Chicken Chili Lunch sponsored by Ruth Circle
Nov. 13-20 – Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Collection
Nov. 17 – Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Pizza Dinner
Nov. 19 – Thanksgiving Basket Assembly
Nov. 20 – Thanksgiving Basket Distribution
Nov. 20 – Charge Conference
Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving Eve Service at Pender
Dec. 3 – Christmas Cantata
Dec. 8 – Gingerbread House Decorating – Session 1
Dec. 9 – Gingerbread House Decorating – Session 2
Dec. 10 – Carols, Cookies & Coffee
Dec. 13 – Christmas Comfort Worship Service
Dec. 16 – UMW Christmas Breakfast
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Services: 10am (followed by potluck lunch), 5:30, 7:30,11:00pm
 

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Today, September 17, at Pender UMC

 

Please join us this Sunday, September 17th, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11am Worship Services.

Pastor Dan will begin a new sermon series based on our church-wide study, “Solve: Finding God’s Solutions in a World of Problems” and their first sermon in the series is entitled “Problemists” (Nehemiah 1:1-11).

 

Turning Point Youth Group for 7th – 12th Grades

All 7th through 12th graders are invited to bring their friends to Youth Group every Sunday at 6:30pm (dinner will be provided).

All parents of teenagers are invited to a parents meeting regarding our Turning Point Youth Group on September 17th at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Click here to contact Tim Lyberger for more info

WFCM’s Current Request for Donations:
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All donations may be left in the blue grocery cart located in the coat rack area. Financial contributions are also accepted (cash, check or through our website). Please mark your tax deductible donation “WFCM Food Pantry.” This will be recorded on your giving statement.

Please note: We do not accept any items that have been opened.

Click here for more info about WFCM

 

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Today, August 27, at Pender UMC

Please join us this morning, August 27th, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11am Worship Services.

Pastor Kenny will continue his sermon series at our 8:15 & 11am services on “The Games We Play.”
At our 9:30 Service, Pastor Dan will continue his sermon series entitled “Playlist” and will be preaching on “Scars to Your Beautiful” (Ephesians 2:8-10).
From last weeks message in this series. At our 9:30 Service, Pastor Dan began a new sermon series entitled “Playlist” and preached on “Million Reasons” (Hebrews 12:2-3). Your life has a soundtrack. Every peak, every low note, and every rhythm make up a part of who you are. Don’t just shuffle through your days — create a Playlist worth listening to!

Also today:

 
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