Posts Tagged "EasterWeek"

Pastors Ponderings: Christ the Lord is Risen Today!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  Christ the Lord is Risen Today!

No Easter Sunday at PUMC would be complete without singing the hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today. In this article (and in the corresponding podcast on the UMC website), Dr. Paul Chilcote guides us through this hymn’s verses and shows us how to take the Risen Christ into the other 364 days of the year.

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2017 Easter Egg Hunt is ready to Hatch! (4/15/17)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

2017 Easter Egg Hunt is ready to Hatch! (4/15/17)

April 15!  What unpleasant duty does that date conjure up?  IRS???  Well, think again… what PLEASANT event does that date also mean?  Saturday April 15 is the date of our Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt!  April 15 means EGG! From 11:00AM until 1:00 PM our parking lot and Fellowship Hall will be the site of some Eggciting Activity- Lunch, a “special presentation” (magic show?), and of course, the Big Hunt on our lawn.  The Easter Egg Hunt will be held Rain or Shine! Last year,...

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He Ain’t Here- He’s Done Gone! (4/10/16)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Sermons | 0 comments

He Ain’t Here- He’s Done Gone! (4/10/16)

Early on Easter morning, some of the women reported that the tomb was empty.  Jesus’ body wasn’t there.  The disciples were confused and fearful, so two of them got out of town by walking to Emmaus.  Jesus caught up with them along the way and their lives were changed forever.  In his sermon, Pastor Jim invited us to walk along with these disciples and to “let Jesus jump into your arms.”  Click the below “Play” button and scroll down to follow along (the...

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A Rock ‘n Roll Resurrection! (3/27/16)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Sermons | 0 comments

A Rock ‘n Roll Resurrection!  (3/27/16)

Christ our Lord is Risen Today!  This is not only a historical event, but a reality that should shake our being on each and every breath we take.  Pastor Jim’s Easter Sermon encouraged us to Experience the Resurrection; not just to commemorate it once a year. Click the below “Play” button and scroll down to follow along (the recording is from the 11:00 service)…   The scripture was Matthew 28:1-10.  Click the following Drop Down box to follow along.  Pastor Jim...

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Holy Week Events Prepare for Resurrection Day (3/20/16 – 3/27/16)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Holy Week Events Prepare for Resurrection Day (3/20/16 – 3/27/16)

Easter Sunday is quickly approaching!  In order to celebrate the resurrection, we need to experience everything that led up to that glorious morning. On Palm Sunday, March 20, we considered the beginning of this Holy Week when our Lord entered Jerusalem.  Our choirs led us through a special worship where to journeyed from the palms, through the cross, and to the empty tomb. During this special week, PUMC is providing some special opportunities to prepare ourselves for the majesty of Easter...

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Choirs set to Lead Palm Sunday Worship (3/20/16)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs set to Lead Palm Sunday Worship (3/20/16)

Can it be Palm Sunday already?  Didn’t we just celebrate or Lord’s birth??? Yes- we’re there.  The Lord is coming! On Sunday March 20, we will “sing hosanna” to our Savior by worshiping in music.  During both services, our Choirs and Praise Team will lead a musical journey through Holy Week.  Traditional  hymns and contemporary praise music will be sung by the choirs.  The music to be “presented” will be familiar to most of the congregation, so sing...

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PUMC Scrambles to Organize Easter Egg Hunt! (3/26/16)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

PUMC Scrambles to Organize Easter Egg Hunt! (3/26/16)

Easter eggs… Really? Eggs represent life, and new life comes from the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  So we’re going to use the symbol of Easter Eggs to help teach our children about the true meaning of Easter… and to have a little fun while we’re at it! On Holy Saturday, March 26, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, we will host our 8th annual Easter Egg Hunt.  There will be lunch, a “special presentation,” and (of course) plenty of Easter eggs.  Last year’s Egg...

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Lenten Devotional for 2016

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Godprints | 2 comments

Lenten Devotional for 2016

Members from four local churches have come together to produce a Daily Devotional for this year’s Lenten season.  The booklets were published in hardcopy form and distributed within the participating churches, but electronic copies of the devotions are presented here. If you want a printed copy, visit or contact one of the participating churches: Evangelical UMC (Clarksboro) Zion Community Church (Clarksboro) Trinity United Methodist Church (Mullica Hill) and Pitman United Methodist...

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fwd: Email From God (4/5/15)

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

fwd: Email From God (4/5/15)

Ever get one of those emails that had been forwarded to a gazillion people?  It might be yet another message with jokes or another advertisement.  When these messages come, we usually hit the delete key without even considering to open them.  If the message starts with the letters “fwd:”, the word “ignore” tends to pop into most of our minds. But have we experienced so many Easters that the amazing message of the Resurrection has simply dissolved into a familiar, worn...

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Choirs Present “The Seven Last Words” in Palm Sunday Cantata (3/29/15)

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Present “The Seven Last Words” in Palm Sunday Cantata (3/29/15)

Palm Sunday is usually viewed as a joyous time of celebration; the King is arriving into the Holy City.  But we quickly discover that the Holy City rejected and crucified this King instead of celebrating and worshiping Him. And so it’s appropriate that Palm Sunday finds us looking at the Seven Last Words of Christ. The choir led our Palm Sunday service by continuing Pastor Jim’s theme of Christ’s Seven Last Words on the Cross. Along with narration and scripture readings, the...

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PUMC Joins Community to Celebrate Holy Week (4/5/15)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

PUMC Joins Community to Celebrate Holy Week (4/5/15)

This week (“Passion Week” or “Holy Week”) is perhaps the most important week on the Christian calendar.  Our church will join with others in Pitman and with millions across the globe to celebrate the Passion of our Lord and of His Resurrection. Here’s the schedule… Thursday 4/2 Friday 4/3 Saturday 4/4 Sunday 4/5 7:00PM  Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) communion service 8:30 AM The women will sponsor our annual Good Friday breakfast (no charge!), and...

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Word 5: How’s Your Thirst Quenched? (3/22/15)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Sermons | 1 comment

Word 5: How’s Your Thirst Quenched? (3/22/15)

On this last Sunday before Palm Sunday and the Passion Week that it ushers in, Pastor Jim spoke on Jesus’ 5th “Word” from the cross:  “I Thirst.”  This continues the seven part series which will end on Good Friday.  Click the below “Play” button to begin listening to the recording (from the 11:00 service), then scroll down and follow along…     The scripture was from Matthew 5:6 and John 19:28-30.  Open the below Drop Down box to read...

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Word 3: Behold Your Son, Behold Your Mother (3/8/15)

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

Word 3: Behold Your Son, Behold Your Mother (3/8/15)

On Sunday March 8 2015, Pastor Jim continued his lenten series on the seven final Words of Christ from the cross.  His message this morning was from John 19:26…. Woman, behold your son. Click on the below “Play” button to start the recording.  Scroll down and follow along. The scripture  was from John 19:25-27.  Open the drop down box to read…   John 19:25-27 25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of...

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Lenten Schedule (March-April 2015)

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Lenten Schedule (March-April 2015)

Starting with Ash Wednesday (on February 18), we left the season of Epiphany and entered the season of Lent.  If you start with the Saturday before Easter and count backwards 40 days (not including Sundays), you’ll land on Ash Wednesday. Lent is the 40 day (less Sundays) period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.  It’s a time for introspection and repentance.  A time to look at our sin, God’s holiness, and to appreciate the value of Jesus’ death on the cross....

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What’s YOUR Easter Story? (4/27/14)

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

What’s YOUR Easter Story? (4/27/14)

Our sermon during the services on Sunday April 27 was given by Kimberly Dybeck.  Kim is a seminarian student who is serving an internship with PUMC.  During her time with our church she has coordinated our small groups and has been a huge inspiration.  In a few weeks, her education will take her to another internship assignment, but we will always be grateful that she became part of our family.  We were also blessed that she had the opportunity to share her first sermon with us…...

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Jesus Faced Down Death! (4/20/14)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

Jesus Faced Down Death! (4/20/14)

Google can answer everything!  Want to know how long a twinkie will last?  Google it!  Want to know whether it’s called Duct Tape or Duck Tape? Google it!  But if you want to know anything about death and where someone goes when they die, you’ll get a 404 error- answer not found! But Google is actually trying to do something about that… what can we do to extend life and maybe even eliminate death itself? A 2013 article in Time Magazine reports that Google is working on a...

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Easter EGGcitement!!!- Easter Egg Hunt (4/19/14)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

Easter EGGcitement!!!- Easter Egg Hunt (4/19/14)

For weeks, the PUMC congregation donated bags of candy.  On the day of Maundy Thursday, the Elderberries (our Senior Adult group) gathered together to fill 2600 plastic eggs with candy.  Then the day of our annual Easter Egg Hunt arrived on Saturday morning, and over 200 children were in our church! What’s an Easter Egg Hunt at  PUMC?   If you’re a kid, it’s a bit of everything!  First you get a chance to decorate your own “Hunting Bag.”  But if you’re...

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Community Sunrise Easter Service (4/20/14)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in EventReport | 0 comments

Community Sunrise Easter Service (4/20/14)

Many in our community began their Easter Sundays by attending the community Sunrise Service which was held at the Alcyon Lake Park Pavilion.  This year’s service was coordinated by the First Presbyterian Church of Pitman, and the service was led by their pastor, Rev. Pat Weikart.  Several other local pastors took part in the reading of litany and scripture.  The Presbyterian Church’s bell choir led the music. The scripture readings focused on God’s protective and life giving...

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Easter Message from Bishop Schol (4/20/14)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in EventReminder | 0 comments

Easter Message from Bishop Schol (4/20/14)

Bishop John Schol, the bishop of our Greater New Jersey Annual Conference recently released the following open letter to all “Easter People”… To an Easter people who have everything to live for Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for. –1Peter 1:3, The Message The Familiar Becomes Fuzzy Resurrection sometimes feels rare during times of great challenge. We are living in some of the most challenging times...

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Maundy Thursday Sermon (4/17/14)

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Maundy Thursday Sermon (4/17/14)

Following Jesus… During the Maundy Thursday service on April 17, Pastor Kee preached on John 13:1-17, 31-35.  His sermon was followed by a communion service in which participants had their hands washed before sitting at a table behind the pulpit.  12 people at a time filled the tables, giving the sense that we were actually participating in the Last Supper after Jesus had washed our feet. Read Scripture John 13:1-17, 31 35 It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time...

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Palm Sunday 2014- Grace Present, Past, and Future (3/13/14)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Palm Sunday 2014- Grace Present, Past, and Future (3/13/14)

Abounding Grace… The choirs presented an entire musical service for Palm Sunday (April 20, 2014). The service  opened with the traditional singing of “The Palms”, as children weaved between the pews to welcome the Savior into our midst.   As we’ve seen in our recent Lenten devotional series, we are surrounded by God’s grace; unmerited favor.  Grace that draws us near to God, grace that leads us to accept God, grace that makes us more like Him.  The musical...

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Easter Sunday Breakfast (4/20/14)

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, SS-adults, SS-kids | 0 comments

Easter Sunday Breakfast (4/20/14)

Let’s Celebrate Easter as a Family! The Christian Education Committee will host a covered dish Easter Breakfast on Easter Morning during (April 20)  during the Sunday School Hour.  The celebration will take place in the Fellowship Hall between 9:30 and 10:30 AM. We’ll start out with some music and a fun interactive program, then we’ll enjoy the fellowship of sharing breakfast on this special morning. Please bring one breakfast item.  We will provide the beverages. All Are...

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Palm Sunday Cantata: “Grace- Past, Present, and Future” (4/13/14)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Palm Sunday Cantata: “Grace- Past, Present, and Future” (4/13/14)

Grace… On Palm Sunday morning (April 13),the members of the music program  will present a Sunday worship service filled with grace!  This Lenten Season,  our church family has been reading through the devotional, “Forty Days of Fruitful Living: Practicing a Life of Grace.“ On Palm Sunday, as we gather together to worship, we will celebrate the grace that is ours in Jesus Christ.  By His death and resurrection, we are free to live a life of grace. Grace- God becomes human and...

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Holy Week Schedule & Meditations (4/13 – 4/20)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Holy Week Schedule & Meditations (4/13 – 4/20)

Holy Week Schedule (Palm Sunday thru Easter)...

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Good Friday Breakfast (4/17/14)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, Rambo, UMW, women | 0 comments

Good Friday Breakfast (4/17/14)

The United Methodist Women will sponsor their annual Good Friday Breakfast on the morning of Good Friday (April 17) at 8:30 AM. The guest speaker will be Meg Rambo. To learn more about Meg, her husband Scott, and their missions, click here....

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Now Taking Orders for Easter Lilies (4/7/14)

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Now Taking Orders for Easter Lilies (4/7/14)

Each Easter, it has been our tradition to adorn our Sanctuary with with white lilies to remind us of the freshness and rebirth offered by the resurrection of our Lord and Savior on that first Easter morning. The lilies may be purchased in memory or in honor of a loved one, and then picked up after the Easter service.  Order forms are provided in the church bulletins, and you can also print out a copy here: Easter Lily Order Form.  Please complete the form and drop it in the offering plate or...

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