One of the least understood Christian days of the year. Chuck provides some insight while having an epiphany of his own.
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?
One of the special Sundays authorized by the General Conference to be observed with the taking of an offering throughout the denomination.
World Communion Sunday is observed the first Sunday in October. The observance focuses the attention of United Methodists on the universal and inclusive nature of the church.
Please join us this Sunday, October 2nd, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.
At our 8:15 & 9:30 Services, Pastor Dan will be preaching the final message in our series:“Shift Happens: Embracing What God’s Got Next.” (Isaiah 43:16-19).
At our 11:00 Service, Javaid Haroon will be preaching on “We are All One in Christ.” (Galatians 3:23-29)
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. Here’s the account from Matthew 21:1-11:
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
From Chuck Knows Church — Palm Sunday. Have you ever waved a palm branch in a worship service? If so, do you know why? Chuckle along and learn about Palm Sunday with Chuck
2015 Giving Statements are now available in “My Pender Page” accounts. You can click on this link to log in. Statements are found in your “Giving History.”
This would be a great time to sign up for “My Pender Page”!
For those who don’t have “My Pender Page” accounts, statements have been mailed.
It was on witnessing!
The Way of Witness
For many people, the term evangelism has a bad reputation because of the way it has been abused by mean-spirited preachers and manipulative politicians. Others are intimidated by the idea of sharing their faith. Some suggest that faith in Christ is a private affair, not to be shared with others. In spite of our hesitations, the New Testament is clear that we are called to share with others the good news of what God has done in Christ. How do we do that? Join us and find out.
Listen to it again, or for the first time, at http://www.penderumc.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=301595&programId=228132
Chuck Knows Church also has information on witnessing.
“Evangelism”. What’s your church’s relationship with the “E-Word”? Do people run when they hear it? Chuck helps the members of Park Grove Community Church learn how not to be scared of evangelism.