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Today at Pender ~ the Third Sunday of Advent ~ December 14, 2014

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Please join us this Sunday in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

8:15 & 11:00 Services Sermon Title: “Christmas is Not Your Birthday”

9:30 Common Ground Sermon Title: “Keeping Christ in Christmas”

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.
  • December 14: The Third Sunday of Advent
  • December 14: In the spirit of Advent we are excited to offer devotionals written by the congregants here at Pender church. We hope that in these busy and hectic times, you will return each day, to find peace and Christ in the stories you will find here. Pender Advent Devotions
  • December 14: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 14: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 14: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Juice, Coffee and Hot Cocoa
    • 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.

  • December 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 182 sermons available.  More information
  • December 14: Christmas Cookie Tray distribution
  • December 14: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 14: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • December 14: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 14: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • December 14: New Directions Sunday School Class, “All In” by Mark Batterson. The following is a brief synopsis regarding the study – “Nothing belongs to you — not even you! Discover the radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King of your life!” New members are always welcome!! We meet in Room 206 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.
  • December 14: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) (in the Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class in Room 218-220) This Focus on the Family’s DVD series, with 26 one-half hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
  • December 14: Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (began September 21) (Room 205 – Library) A new Sunday School course immediately after the 9:30 am worship service led by Brian and Angie Green will be reading and discussing this book. To sign up or find out more information, please sign up on the Connection Card in the bulletin on Sunday.
  • December 14: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 14: Carols, Cookies, and Coffee Handbell program, 5:00 pm More information

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Today at Pender ~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~ December 7, 2014

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Please join us this Sunday in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

You won’t want to miss our Christmas Cantata this Sunday at both the 8:15 & 11:00 Services.

At our 9:30 Common Ground Service, the Sermon Topic is “Socks & Underwear” (Isaiah 41:10)

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.
Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Also Today:

  • December 7: The Second Sunday of Advent
  • December 7: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 7: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 7: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Cereal and Breakfast Foods
    • 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.

  • December 7: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 180 sermons available.  More information
  • December 7: Christmas Cantata, 8:15 & 11:00am Services
  • December 7: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 7: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • December 7: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 7: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • December 7: New Directions Sunday School Class, “All In” by Mark Batterson. The following is a brief synopsis regarding the study – “Nothing belongs to you — not even you! Discover the radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King of your life!” New members are always welcome!! We meet in Room 206 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.
  • December 7: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) (in the Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class in Room 218-220) This Focus on the Family’s DVD series, with 26 one-half hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
  • December 7: Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (began September 21) (Room 205 – Library) A new Sunday School course immediately after the 9:30 am worship service led by Brian and Angie Green will be reading and discussing this book. To sign up or find out more information, please sign up on the Connection Card in the bulletin on Sunday.
  • December 7: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 7: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm.  Register for this orchestra.
  • December 7: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
  • December 7: Advent Sing ‘n Celebrate, 7:00pm
 

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Today at Pender ~ The First Sunday of Advent ~ November 30, 2014

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Please join us today, the first Sunday in Advent, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

November 30
Sermon: It’s Not Your Birthday
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.
Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

 Also Today:

  • November 30: The First Sunday of Advent
  • November 30: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • November 30: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • November 30: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Fresh Produce
    • 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.

  • November 30: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 180 sermons available.  More information
  • November 30: LAST Day to register for Christmas VBS. . More information
  • November 30: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 30: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • November 30: Common Ground Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 30: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • November 30: New Directions Sunday School Class, “All In” by Mark Batterson. The following is a brief synopsis regarding the study – “Nothing belongs to you — not even you! Discover the radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King of your life!” New members are always welcome!! We meet in Room 206 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.
  • November 30: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) (in the Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class in Room 218-220) This Focus on the Family’s DVD series, with 26 one-half hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
  • November 30: Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (began September 21) (Room 205 – Library) A new Sunday School course immediately after the 9:30 am worship service led by Brian and Angie Green will be reading and discussing this book. To sign up or find out more information, please sign up on the Connection Card in the bulletin on Sunday.
  • November 30: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • November 30: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 30: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 30: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 30: Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm.  Register for this orchestra.
  • November 30: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 
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Today’s Bible Verse ~ Amos 5:14-15

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Today’s Bible Verse

“Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the LORD God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.” –Amos 5:14-15
 

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Journey to Bethlehem

Journey to Bethlehem

Advent Sermon Series ~ Journey to Bethlehem

Each Christmas is a journey! We make it from wherever we are to the manger. Mary and Joseph journeyed from Nazareth to Bethlehem on the First Christmas. What will our journey be like? Are there helps along the way? How do we really prepare to receive the King? Let’s see how we might journey together so that this Christmas we find the true meaning of Christmas – the Christ child.

Dec. 23 – From Nazareth to Bethlehem – Journey to a Manger – Luke 2:1-7

You can’t have Christmas without Bethlehem’s manger. For in it we find the reason for the season-the Christ child! As you have moved from store to store, house to house, party to party have you come to a manger yet? It took Mary and Joseph a long time to make that 90 mile trek, how long will it take us? Let’s talk about where to find Jesus this Christmas. Without him we have nothing but X-mas!

 
 

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This Week’s Sermon – December 9, 2012

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December 9, 2012: Joseph of Bethlehem:  Journey of TrustMatthew. 1:18-24

The Night Before Christmas says that the dreams were of “sugarplums that danced in their heads.”  Don’t know about you but during the rush of Christmas my dreams are more nightmares and not sugarplums.  For Joseph I think it was the same.  Mary pregnant and it wasn’t his!  His life over and dreams crushed!  Now he is told “Don’t be afraid!”  Trust is the word that Joseph had to learn so that there would be a Christmas.

I wonder do we TRUST that Christmas is love, peace and hope?  Do we put our trust in the one who does the Impossible at Christmas?  Let’s see how we can Trust Christmas!

 
 

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