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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)

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Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

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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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Sunday Music ~ December 7, 2014

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The Pender UMC Choir, Handbells, Orchestra and Liturgical Dancer will present Joel Raney’s Christmas Cantata, Celebrate the Season, at 8:15 and 11:00 am on Sunday, December 7.

Contemporary and upbeat, this superb cantata celebrates the excitement, joy and true meaning of the Christmas season. Joel Raney retells the Christmas story through a unique partnering of creative, original songs with traditional carols. Most of the originals incorporate strains from traditional carols, weaving a tapestry with just enough familiarity  to warm our hearts and with enough originality to surprise our ears and lift our spirits. The styles he uses range from traditional classical, to jazz and everything in between.


At Pender’s neighbor, Christ Presbyterian:

The Cathedral Brass will perform “A Cathedral Brass Christmas” at Christ Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 pm. The concert features beloved Christmas carols and other holiday favorites, including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated by Alan Cole.

Other selections includeLeRoy Anderson’s Suite of Carols, Antonio DiLorenzo’s The Toymaker, and Alfred Reed’s Joyeux Noel. Jazz trumpeter Roger Rossi, former member of the Army Blues, will be featured. The concert is free; voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.

Cathedral Brass is a brass choir based at Vienna Presbyterian Church and performs under the direction of L. Thomas Vining.

 

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Archived Sermons from Sunday, June 23rd ~ Lay Speaker Sunday

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Sunday, June 23rd ~ Lay Speaker Sunday

Two of our Lay persons shared the love of Christ with us while Pastor Kenny and RevKev were away at the Annual Conference.

8:15 & 11:00 am Services ~ Sermon:  Make Me Whole

Psalm 119:145-152, Psalm 121

Our message was given by Thom Jones, who is a certified lay speaker in the Arlington District and a member of our Church and choir.  Thom is a native of North Carolina and moved to Virginia in 1997 and began working as a teacher in Fairfax County.  His wife, Carolyn, is a software developer and liturgical dancer and will be dancing on Sunday during the anthem.

Listen to the archived sermon here.

9:30 am Common Ground Service ~ Sermon:  Trust God’s Love:  Speak Faith-Filled Words, Luke 1:5-22

Our message was given by our Common Ground Worship Leader, Sean Niehoff.

Listen to the Common Ground archived sermon here.

Find other past sermons on the Pender Podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pender-podcast/id570777662.  More information about how the Podcast works here: http://www.penderumc.org/podcast

 

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Sunday, June 23rd ~ Lay Speaker Sunday

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Sunday, June 23rd ~ Lay Speaker Sunday

Two of our Lay persons will be sharing the love of Christ with us.  Please support them in their ministry with us while Pastor Kenny and RevKev are away at the Annual Conference.

8:15 & 11:00 am Services ~ Sermon:  Make Me Whole

Psalm 119:145-152, Psalm 121

Our message will be given by Thom Jones, who is a certified lay speaker in the Arlington District and a member of our Church and choir.  Thom is a native of North Carolina and moved to Virginia in 1997 and began working as a teacher in Fairfax County.  His wife, Carolyn, is a software developer and liturgical dancer and will be dancing on Sunday during the anthem.

9:30 am Common Ground Service ~ Sermon:  Trust God’s Love:  Speak Faith-Filled Words, Luke 1:5-22

Our message will be given by our Common Ground Worship Leader, Sean Niehoff.

 

 

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