April 12, 2019
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Palm Sunday Parade
Every year on Palm Sunday, children are invited to join the Palm Sunday Parade at 9:30 am worship. Gather on the patio at 9:15 am, and find your Sunday School teacher. Walk with the teachers and children, waving palms and singing as we remember how Jesus was welcomed riding into Jerusalem on a donkey.
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

We begin Holy week as a time to remember and focus on Jesus’ final words and acts. These moments give us a close look at the courage and culmination of Jesus’ ministry. The last supper, praying in the garden of Gethsemane, the trial and crucifixion are events that reveal Jesus’ self-giving love and challenge us to live as more faithful disciples.

The events of Holy week ask us if we will follow Jesus to these places that form our faith, to the Upper Room, to the Garden and ultimately to the cross itself. Each character in the Passion story has a different reaction to Jesus, so it is not hard to see ourselves in those who betray or deny Jesus, those who disagree with his methods or those who in compassion stop to help him. The people around Jesus carried such differing expectations on what the Messiah should do and how he should act to deliver God’s people. Yet none could truly grasp how the Messiah could be a suffering servant who willingly takes on the pain of the world as a way of redeeming our lives...

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 Sunday, April 14 at 8, 9:30 or 11 am. Ignite at 11 am meets in the sanctuary this Sunday and next. It's Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. If you have young children, you're invited to come at 9:30 am to participate in the Sunday School Palm Parade. Ignite will offer a children's message.

Download your Looking Ahead for this Sunday and see what's on the schedule for this week. We include news and events as well as Prayers of Intercession so you can pray for others. Bulletins and the Looking Ahead are available online at our website.

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.
Ignite Modern Worship Service Meets in the Sanctuary in April
The 11 am worship service, also known as Ignite, is in the Sanctuary this Sunday and on Easter Sunday. Pastor Christopher Wurpts posted on the Ignite Facebook Group that he is expecting a larger crowd for Easter. Who will you invite and how can you help us welcome guests on Easter?

Choir Sings Rutter's Requiem Good Friday, April 19
On Friday, April 19, at 7 pm, you're invited to experience Good Friday through music. The Chancel Choir and Soprano Soloist Abby Krawson sing John Rutter's Requiem, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. The Requiem features traditional movements of the Latin Mass with English texts from Psalm 130, Psalm 23 and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. We also offer a Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm April 18.

Easter is coming!
Pick up your invitation cards this Sunday and invite a friend to join you for worship on Easter Sunday. Check out our video Facebook event on the church Facebook page and invite a friend from your online network. Join us at sunrise at 6 am in the amphitheater or at 8, 9:30 am, or 11 am (Modern) in the sanctuary. If you can help with hospitality, please email Betty Price .

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, and enjoy the fun, fellowship and 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. Bounce houses, giant Connect Four, corn hole, an obstacle course and board games will make it hard to say goodbye! Invite your friends to this event hosted by the Fellowship Ministry Team. 

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.