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Celebration of Advent – TONIGHT!

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Sing ‘n Celebrate, Tonight at 7pm

Now is a good time to reserve the evening of December 7 for Sing ‘NCelebrate’s time for Celebration of Advent.

Our drama will set the scene and the theme for this time of worship — reminding us of how totally gracious Mary was when first viewing the rustic surroundings where her baby would be born. We will also be reminded that God’s timing for everything, even the birth of His Son, Jesus, is always perfect!

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind.

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.

 

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Celebration of Advent

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Sing ‘n Celebrate, Dec. 7th @ 7pm

Now is a good time to reserve the evening of December 7 for Sing ‘NCelebrate’s time for Celebration of Advent.

Our drama will set the scene and the theme for this time of worship — reminding us of how totally gracious Mary was when first viewing the rustic surroundings where her baby would be born. We will also be reminded that God’s timing for everything, even the birth of His Son, Jesus, is always perfect!

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind.

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.

 

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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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Sermon – December 2, 2012

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Advent Sermon Series ~ Journeying 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 reason for the season — the child Jesus!

Dec. 2 Sermon – Mary of Nazareth:  Journey of Faith – Luke 1:26-38

Christmas is about miracles, love, giving, family, friends, presents.  But the first Christmas didn’t have any of these but a miracle and love.  For Mary, Christmas was a surprise that required of her a lot of FAITH.  How many of us would believe an angel?  How could we even know what an angel is and looks like?  And the message, a virgin will birth a baby?  Now that does take FAITH!  Let’s learn from Mary about how FAITH is needed and helps to bring about a holy Christmas for each of us.

This sermon is now available on the Pender Sermon Podcast series and on the home page of PenderUMC.org

 

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