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Today at Pender UMC ~ February 5, 2017

Please join us today, February 5th, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Worship Services.

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At our 8:15 & 11:00 Services, Pastor Kenny begins a new sermon series entitled “Coming to Terms with the Story – Parables of Jesus.” All of us love a good story. Jesus loved a good story and told them as parables.

For the next 4 weeks we will see what the stories really say and come face to face with Jesus’ story. The sermon title for this Sunday is“What Have You Done with the Story?” (Mark 4:1-20)

lifehacks-feature

At our 9:30 service, Pastor Dan begins a new sermon series entitled “#Lifehacks” and his message this Sunday is entitled “Who Do You Love?” (Matthew 5:43-48)

Pender’s Vision Statement: 

By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God’s transformation of ourselves and our world.

Listen to past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Sunday Childcare

Wondering where to take your children on Sunday mornings? Below is a summary. More detailed information is available at the Welcome desk located in the main lobby and here.

  • NURSERY CARE ~ Birth through 2 years, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 ~ 2 yrs. – Adults, 9:30 am – 10:40 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 2 ~ Grades 4 – Adults, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • CHERUB CHURCH ~ 3 yrs.- Kindergarten, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP ~ Grades 1-3, 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • JUNIOR CHURCH ~ Grades 1 – 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • Get your event on the Pender UMC Calendar
  • This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Condiments
    • Cereals

    Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section.

  • The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  More information
  • Shop using AmazonSmiles and benefit the Capital Campaign! More information
  • Quick Link to My Pender Page
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • Registration is open for The Women’s Retreat.  More information
  • Sign up to help with the Hypothermia Center.  More information
  • February 5: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • February 5: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • February 5: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • February 5: New Directions Sunday School Class. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • February 5: The 11:00am Sunday School Class is very excited to announce its new study of C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters.” This is a timeless Christian classic that is as thought provoking today as it was when it was first released, and promises to spur great discussions about our faith, our church, and our nation. Contact Angie Green for more information.
  • February 5: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • February 5: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • February 5: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • February 5: Poland Sports Camp STMT informational meeting, 12:00 pm More information.
  • February 5: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Friends are definitely welcome, so feel free to invite as many as you like! More information
 

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Today is Palm Sunday! Pender UMC

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Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the church year. At the other end of Holy Week is Easter, the most important day of the church year.

For Christians, this is the big event! And it’s all about the mystery that somehow Jesus Christ makes us one with God.

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!

Today 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.”

Read more

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

March 29 at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am – PALM/PASSION SUNDAY – 

8:15 & 11:00 am Service Sermon Title: Old Rugged Cross

9:30 am Service Sermon Title: Palm Branches & Kings – Luke 19:28-38

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 Sunday:

  • March 29: Palm Sunday – Holy Week Begins More information
  • March 29: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • March 29: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • March 29: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Hamburger Helper & Peanut Butter
    • 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.

  • March 29: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 206 sermons available.  More information
  • March 29-April 15: Sign up for Mulch, delivered by the Pender Men. More information
  • March 29: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • March 29: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • March 29: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • March 29: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • March 29: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • March 29: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • March 29: 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.
  • March 29: Sunday School II for adults.  10:45 am-noon
  • March 29: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • March 29: Youth Confirmation Classes
  • March 29: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Sunday, March 29, at Pender UMC ~ Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the church year. At the other end of Holy Week is Easter, the most important day of the church year.

For Christians, this is the big event! And it’s all about the mystery that somehow Jesus Christ makes us one with God.

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!

Today 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.”

Read more

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

 

March 29 at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am – PALM/PASSION SUNDAY – Green and Dry Trees – Luke 23:26-31

            This Sunday we look at the cross and its meaning.  The tree had been cut down and was dead when they chose it for a cross.  So what is this about a green tree?  Let’s see the life that is in the Cross!

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 Sunday:

  • March 29: Palm Sunday – Holy Week Begins More information
  • March 29: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • March 29: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • March 29: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Fruit & Fruit Juice
    • 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.

  • March 29: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 206 sermons available.  More information
  • March 29-April 15: Sign up for Mulch, delivered by the Pender Men. More information
  • March 29: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • March 29: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • March 29: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • March 29: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • March 29: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • March 29: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • March 29: 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.
  • March 29: Sunday School II for adults.  10:45 am-noon
  • March 29: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • March 29: Youth Confirmation Classes
  • March 29: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ March 22, 2015

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Please join us this Sunday, March 22, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

SERIES FOR LENT;  LIVING THE HARD SAYINGS OF JESUS

March 22 –

8:15 and 11:00 am: Be Perfect – You’re kidding Right!Matthew 5:43-48

            Be perfect!  No way that’s gonna happen in my life is it?  Is it impossible or just improbable because we aren’t willing to strive for perfection.  If Jesus lives in us to say perfection in us is impossible means Jesus lied.  Let’s see how its done!

9:30 am:  Seeking Perfection, Embracing Love – 1 John 4:7-21 

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 Sunday:

  • March 22: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • March 22: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • March 22: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Fruit & Fruit Juice

    • 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.

  • March 22: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 204 sermons available.  More information
  • March 22-March 23: Sign up for the Easter Story Time & Egg Hunt. More information
  • March 22-April 15: Sign up for Mulch, delivered by the Pender Men. More information
  • March 22: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • March 22: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • March 22: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • March 22: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • March 22: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • March 22: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • March 22: 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.
  • March 22: Sunday School II for adults.  10:45 am-noon
  • March 22: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • March 22: Youth Confirmation Classes begin
  • March 22: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Pender UMC

hardsayings

 

Please join us this Sunday, March 22, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

SERIES FOR LENT;  LIVING THE HARD SAYINGS OF JESUS

March 22 – Be Perfect – You’re kidding Right! – Matthew 5:43-48

            Be perfect!  No way that’s gonna happen in my life is it?  Is it impossible or just improbable because we aren’t willing to strive for perfection.  If Jesus lives in us to say perfection in us is impossible means Jesus lied.  Let’s see how its done!

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 Sunday:

  • March 22: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • March 22: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • March 22: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Hamburger Helper & Chunky Soups
    • 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.

  • March 22: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 204 sermons available.  More information
  • March 22-March 23: Sign up for the Easter Story Time & Egg Hunt. More information
  • March 22-April 15: Sign up for Mulch, delivered by the Pender Men. More information
  • March 22: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • March 22: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • March 22: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • March 22: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • March 22: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • March 22: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • March 22: 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.
  • March 22: Sunday School II for adults.  10:45 am-noon
  • March 22: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • March 22: Youth Confirmation Classes begin
  • March 22: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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