April 19, 2019
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Rutter's Requiem on Good Friday
You're invited to join us TONIGHT in the sanctuary this Good Friday for a special service featuring the Chancel Choir singing Rutter's Requiem. The choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra and feature soprano soloist Abby Krawson. The Requiem features traditional movements of the Latin Mass with English texts from Psalm 130 and 23.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

The tomb is empty! Mary, followed by Peter and John, go to the garden tomb on Easter and are immensely puzzled by the absence of Jesus’ body. At first, they fear grave-robbers have committed a terrible deed. The idea of resurrection does not occur to them. What they see does not make sense. Then Jesus appears to Mary and calls her by name. In this tender encounter we are reminded how God knows each one of us so very well, knows us by name and at the right time calls to us so that we may hear and know God is speaking to us.

The Easter story is so remarkable....


Pledge Your Support to PVUMC
If you have not yet pledged your support to the church for 2019-2020, please make your commitment this Sunday to give your time, talent and treasure to Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. We're counting on YOU to be God's love in action. Turn in a pledge card or pledge online . Read why the Davidsons pledge their support to PVUMC.

Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 6 am (Sunrise), 8 or 9:30 am (Traditional) or 11 am (Modern).
Though our sign out front says "Traditional" for 8, 9:30 and 11 am, the Ignite Modern service will be at 11 am in the sanctuary. Members are encouraged to come to the 8 am service to make sure there's enough room at the 9:30 am service for all our guests. This is one of the biggest Sundays all year and we're excited to welcome new people who may be coming for the first time. The 8 and 9:30 am services are IDENTICAL. Download your bulletins below:




There is no Looking Ahead this week; we included all you need to know in the Easter bulletins.


Check our Calendar Online
See the website calendar at pvumc.org/calendar for all our children's, youth and adult activities, during the week and all year long.

Prayer Requests
 Submit prayer requests using our online request form, email prayer@pvumc.org or call the church office at 602.840.8360. Your request will be shared with our 200+ list of prayer warriors on email. If you haven't been receiving prayers, and are already on the prayer team list, please make sure you add " prayer@pvumc.org" and our new prayer chain coordinator's email, " ddoran@pvumc.org" to your safe sender and recipient lists. To make sure the E-News gets to you, add " paradisevalleyumc@gmail.com" to your email list of safe recipients.
You're Invited to the Mother's Day Music Celebration
You're invited to the Mother's Day Music Celebration at the 9:30 am worship service Sunday, May 12, 2019 . Every year, we lift up our music ministry and feature performances from our choir and bell groups, from our Music Makers to Paradise Singers. If you're looking for something special to do on this special day, join us, and invite a friend, or your mom! Invitations will be available at the traditional services on Easter Sunday.
Community Concert: Jazz at the Perk on Friday, April 26
On Friday, April 26, at 7 pm, you're invited to the final PVUMC Community Concert of the year, Jazz at the Perk featuring Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee. The Perk will be open selling coffee, tea, smoothies and snacks. Purchases benefit youth missions. As with all our concerts, no tickets are necessary; donations are gratefully accepted the night of the event.

PVUMC Serves Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, May 4
PVUMC Serves offers monthly service opportunities for you to get out into the community and be God's love in action. On May 4, 2019 , anyone age 16 and older who wants to paint the interior of a home is invited to join the Habitat for Humanity crew for a day. Sign up online ( SignUpGenius ) and visit our website for more information.

All-Church Worship and Picnic
Join us the Sunday after Easter, April 28, for an all-church family worship service and picnic in the Fellowship Center. Wear casual attire, your name tags, and enjoy the fun, fellowship and free food! There will be childcare for little ones if you need it, but no Sunday School.

This is a family friendly event featuring music from the youth choir during worship, a message from our new minister of engagement, Lauren Coffman, and food trucks and ice cream after worship. Get your free tickets at the service. Invite your friends to this event hosted by the Fellowship Ministry Team. We'll have invitation cards for you to pick up in worship this Easter Sunday. 

Children's Easter Carnival
The annual Easter Children's Carnival is Saturday, April 20, 2019 , the day before Easter Sunday. Join us from 9:30-11am in the Fellowship Center and on the patio, where we'll have egg hunts for all ages, bounce houses, arts & crafts, model trains, games, a petting zoo, and Perk coffee! Bring a dozen treat-filled plastic eggs (no chocolate or nuts) for each child you bring. Please donate baby wipes or diapers for the children and families served by UMOM.


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Legacy Luncheon - May 5, 2019
On Sunday, May 5, 2019, the PVUMC Foundation is hosting its annual spring John Wesley Legacy Society Luncheon, in recognition of members of our Society members. Guest speaker, Christopher Wurpts, will talk about the changes to the Ignite service, which have been partially funded in collaboration with the PVUMC Foundation. If you have not already done so, now is a great time to join the Legacy Society. Legacy gifts help sustain the church for generations to come. If you have added the church to your estate plan, please let us know so that we can invite you to this luncheon and add you to the Society.

NOTE: Childcare is availa ble with a 48-hour reservation for all our campus events.
Call 602.840.8360, ext 134.