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All About Pentecost ~ Chuck Knows Church

Seen any symbols of fire around your sanctuary?

Do you know what’s the second most important day of the Christian year?

Chuck messes with candles again and explains Pentecost.

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2019 in Chuck Knows Church, Videos

 

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Christmas Eve Worship at Pender UMC – Tonight!

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Christmas Eve – December 24, 2015

5:30 pm Children’s Service — Asbury & Wesley Choirs present “The Reluctant Innkeeper”

7:00 pm Pre-service Handbell & Instrumental Concert

7:30 pm Candlelight & Communion Worship Service with Live Band

10:30 pm Pre-service Handbell & Instrumental Concert

11:00 pm Candlelight & Communion Worship Service with Traditional Organ

 

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What is a Tenebrae service?

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The word “tenebrae” comes from the Latin meaning “darkness.” The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus’ burial.

This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, sometimes with a final candle, the Christ candle, carried out of the sanctuary, symbolizing the death of Jesus. A loud noise may also sound symbolizing the closing of Jesus’ tomb. The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ’s death and await the coming Resurrection.

From http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-a-tenebrae-service

 

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Christmas Eve Worship at Pender UMC – Tonight!

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Christmas Eve Services ~ December 24th

5:30 pm Children’s Service~Asbury & Wesley Choirs present “Room for Christmas”

7:00 pm Pre-Service Concert ~ Handbell & Piano Music

7:30 pm Family Service with Communion

10:30 pm Pre-Service Concert ~ Handbell & Piano Music

11:00 pm Candlelight Communion Worship Service

 

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The Fourth Sunday in Advent ~ December 21, 2014

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The fourth candle, lit on the fourth Sunday of advent, is the Angel’s candle.

As we light this flame, we are reminded of the heavenly hosts that proclaimed Christ’s arrival with “Behold, I bring unto you good tiding of great joy!”

The Angel candle is also purple, reminding us that it was a King’s birth the angels were announcing.

Suggested Bible Reading: Ezekiel 34:23, Luke 2:15-20 and John10:11

Did you miss the video from Chuck on the Advent Wreath?  View it here.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2014 in Advent, Holidays, Posts of Interest

 

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Christmas Eve Worship at Pender UMC – Please Join Us!

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Christmas Eve Services ~ December 24th

5:30 pm Children’s Service~Asbury & Wesley Choirs present “Room for Christmas”

7:00 pm Pre-Service Concert ~ Handbell & Piano Music

7:30 pm Family Service with Communion

10:30 pm Pre-Service Concert ~ Handbell & Piano Music

11:00 pm Candlelight Communion Worship Service

 

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Advent Wreath – November 30, 2014

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Sunday, November 30, 2014  is the First Sunday in Advent.

The first Candle of the Advent Wreath is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, on November 30 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?

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2014 in Advent, Holidays, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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