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Easter Lilies

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EASTER LILIES AND THE RESURRECTION. Does your church fill up its chancel area with Lilies on Easter? And what do lilies and Easter have in common?

Chuck’s Easter message with a smile.

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016

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The days leading up to Easter often have an understandably somber feel to them, particularly as we contemplate Jesus’ arrest, trial, and execution. It’s easy to forget that the week begins with a joyful event: the Triumphal Entry!

Sunday, March 20, 2016 is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’ celebrated entry into Jerusalem just a few days before his arrest, trial, and crucifixion.

The “palm” in Palm Sunday refers to the palm branches waved by the adoring Jerusalem crowds who welcomed Jesus and proclaimed him King. The event is commonly referred to as the Triumphal Entry.

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Please join us at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11am worship services.

Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will be continuing our current sermon series, The God We Can Know, and will be preaching on “Knowing God’s Way.”  Scripture: John 14:1-6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

Listen to 272 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Sunday Childcare

Wondering where to take your children on Sunday mornings? Below is a summary. More detailed information is available at the Welcome desk located in the main lobby and here.

  • NURSERY CARE ~ Birth through 2 years, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 ~ 2 yrs. – Adults, 9:30 am – 10:40 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 2 ~ Grades 4 – Adults, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • CHERUB CHURCH ~ 3 yrs.- Kindergarten, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP ~ Grades 1-3, 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • JUNIOR CHURCH ~ Grades 1 – 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Calendar of Events

Also Today:

  • March 20: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • March 20: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • March 20: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Condiments
    • 46 oz. bottles of oil, fruit juices, plastic bags and egg cartons are always needed and welcome too!

    Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section.

  • March 20: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 272 sermons available.  More information
  • March 20: LAST DAY to Register for Easter Story Time & Egg Hunt. More information
  • March 20: Holy Week Begins  More information
  • March 20: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • March 20: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • March 20: New Directions Sunday School Class. New study entitled “Soul Keeping – Caring for the Most Import Part of You” by John Ortberg. We meet in Rooms 218-220 at 9:30 AM. If any questions, feel free to contact Carol Wilson If any questions, feel free to contact Carol Wilson by email or at (703) 815-1744.
  • March 20: The 10:30am Sunday School Class is reading a new study by Adam Hamilton entitled Seeing Gray in A World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics. Contact Angie Green for more information.
  • March 20: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • March 20: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • March 20: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • March 20: The Pender Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm. The Youth Orchestra is open to all youth grades 7 through 12 who play a wind, brass, stringed or percussion instrument. New members are always welcome! The Orchestra plays 4-5 times during Sunday morning worship from December-June. More information.
  • March 20: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • March 20: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • March 20: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • March 20: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Holy Week Services

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Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the church year. At the other end of Holy Week is Easter, the most important day of the church year.

For Christians, this is the big event! And it’s all about the mystery that somehow Jesus Christ makes us one with God.

Make Plans to Invite a Friend and Join us for our Easter Services!

Palm Sunday Services– March 20 at 8:15, 9:30,11:00 am

 

Holy Thursday Communion Service — March 24, 7:30 pm

Join us as we gather in our Sanctuary to remember the Last Supper.

 

Good Friday Service — March 25, 7:30 pm

“Behold the Lamb” — A Lenten Cantata presented by our Sanctuary Choir in our Sanctuary.

 

Easter Worship Services — March 27:

  • 6:45 am “Sonrise” Worship (led by youth followed by a breakfast)
  • 8:00 am Traditional Worship with Organ, Orchestra & Choir (in the Sanctuary)
  • 9:30 am Contemporary Worship with Live Band (in the Fellowship Hall)
  • 9:30 am Traditional Worship with Organ, Orchestra & Choir (with Communion in the Sanctuary)
  • 11:00 am Traditional Worship with Organ, Orchestra & Choir (in the Sanctuary)

Lenten Sing ‘n Celebrate Service – April 3rd, 5 pm

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.  Rev. Dan 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 Kenny. 

Come for this Easter’s Contemporary Worship to experience great rock-style music and a special message brought by Pastor Dan.  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 instead 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!

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.

 

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Register for the Kids’ Easter Event

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Please join us for the Pender UMC Kids’ Easter Event on Monday March 30th at 10 am.

We will be enjoying an Easter story, crafts and egg hunts for kids up to 12 years old.

Please bring a basket to collect eggs and a camera!

There is no fee for this event; please RSVP by clicking on the link below to help us prepare for your kids!

More information at http://www.penderumc.org/easter-event

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ February 14, 2016

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Please join us this Sunday, February 14th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11am worship services.

Pastor Kenny and Pastor Dan begin their new sermon series,The God We Can Know, and will be preaching on Knowing the Great “I AM” (Exodus 3:1-15)

Listen to 264 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Sunday Childcare

Wondering where to take your children on Sunday mornings? Below is a summary. More detailed information is available at the Welcome desk located in the main lobby and here.

  • NURSERY CARE ~ Birth through 2 years, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 ~ 2 yrs. – Adults, 9:30 am – 10:40 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 2 ~ Grades 4 – Adults, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • CHERUB CHURCH ~ 3 yrs.- Kindergarten, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP ~ Grades 1-3, 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • JUNIOR CHURCH ~ Grades 1 – 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Calendar of Events

Also Today:

  • February 14: Happy Valentine Day!
  • February 14: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • February 14: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Coffee, Tea & Cocoa
      (individual bags or sleeves)
    • 46 oz. bottles of oil, fruit juices, plastic bags and egg cartons are always needed and welcome too!

    Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section.

  • February 14: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 264 sermons available.  More information
  • February 14: Time to order mulch! This year the Pender Men are teaming with our sponsored  and combining our mulch sales so that we can help each other’s programs and deliver your mulch to your driveway on Saturday March 5th. More information
  • February 14: Easter Story Time & Egg Hunt, Registration is open. More information
  • February 14: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • February 14: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • February 14: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • February 14: New Directions Sunday School Class. We meet in Rooms 218-220 at 9:30 AM. If any questions, feel free to contact Carol Wilson If any questions, feel free to contact Carol Wilson by email or at (703) 815-1744.
  • February 14: The 10:30am Sunday School Class is reading a new study by Adam Hamilton entitled Seeing Gray in A World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics. Contact Angie Green for more information.
  • February 14: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • February 14: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • February 14: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • February 14: The Pender Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm. The Youth Orchestra is open to all youth grades 7 through 12 who play a wind, brass, stringed or percussion instrument. New members are always welcome! The Orchestra plays 4-5 times during Sunday morning worship from December-June. More information.
  • February 14: JLU, 5:00-7:00 pm.  More information
  • February 14: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • February 14: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • February 14: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • February 14: Sing ‘n Celebrate, 5 pm You won’t want to miss Pastor Dan sharing about “The Power of Prayer for America’s Future”. More information
  • February 14: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Help Decorate Our Easter Altar!

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Order a plant for Easter in memory or in honor of a loved one.

Plants are yours to take after the 11:00 Service on Easter.

Order forms are available at the Sign Up Center in the Narthex (payment is requested with order).

Deadline to order is March 20th.

The following plants are available for purchase:

  • Tulips – $11
  • Geraniums – $6
  • Hydrangeas – $16.75
 

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Registration is Open for Kids’ Easter Event 2016!

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Please join us for the Pender UMC Kids’ Easter Event on Monday March 21st at 10 am.

We will be enjoying an Easter story, crafts and egg hunts for kids up to 12 years old.

Please bring a basket to collect eggs and a camera!

There is no fee for this event; please RSVP by clicking on the link below to help us prepare for your kids!

NOTE: Registration is open!

More information at http://www.penderumc.org/easter-event

 

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