April 27, 2018
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
The Last Jedi
Family Movie TONIGHT, Friday, April 27, you're invited to watch The Last Jedi, at Family Movie Night hosted by our Fellowship Ministry Team. We'll be in the Amphitheater at 7 pm (unless it gets REALLY windy, then look for us in the Fellowship Center). Bring blankets, pillows or low lawn chairs to enjoy the HD movie on the big screen after dark, and under the stars. Free pizza, popcorn & beverages; remember, we're a tobacco-free and alcohol-free campus. See you tonight!
Pastor's Message

  Dear Friend in Faith,

What happens when you pit the Letter of the Law against the Spirit of the Law? It is our final question for this series on the Law and how we see the Old Testament.

The law is good – it creates order in a society and lays foundations for how we treat one another. But the law is only one dimensional (black and white) and doesn’t of itself reach into situations with intention and ultimate meaning. We sometimes give judges the right to consider the law in light of other circumstances, but not always.

Jesus is clear that he has come not to abolish the Law (Matthew 5:17), but to fulfill it. Consider the Law as given to the people of God through Leviticus which includes but is not limited to the 10 commandments. Then look again at Jeremiah 31 where the prophet tells the people, God is making a new covenant with them, “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” (Jer. 31:33)

Moving on to the New Testament we circle right around to what was stated at the beginning of the Law in Deuteronomy 6, that the greatest of all the commandments...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi TONIGHT
TONIGHT, Friday, April 27, join us for Family Movie Night Under the Stars in our outdoor amphitheater. We'll gather at 7 pm and watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) when it gets dark. Everyone's welcome; invite a friend! Free pizza, popcorn and beverages. No tickets needed. Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on the stone steps. NOTE: The church campus is tobacco-free and alcohol-free.
Sunday Worship at PVUMC
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) invites you to worship with us as we celebrate Confirmation at 9:30 am. We welcome Brolin Cox and Luke LaMont as they confirm their baptism and become full members of PVUMC.

Download your bulletins and Looking Ahead below, or read them online.
Looking Ahead (announcements, weekly calendar and prayers of intercession)


Prayer Requests
 Submit prayer requests using our online request form or call the church office at 602.840.8360. Your request will be shared with our 200+ list of prayer warriors on email and listed in the bulletin if you desire. If you haven't been receiving prayers, and are already on the prayer team list, please make sure you add " prayer@pvumc.org" to your safe sender and recipient lists. To make sure the E-News lands in your inbox, add " paradisevalleyumc@gmail.com" to your email list of safe recipients.
Summer Sundays, Vacation Bible Camp and Sportball
Vacation Bible Camp, Rolling River Rampage: Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God , July 16-20, 2018 , 9 am – 12 noon, will be here before you know it! If you can volunteer to lead a class, help with decorating, or assist in any way, please email Rev. Brenda Smith, brenda@pvumc.org OR Bethany Taylor, VBC chair, bethany_taylor@hotmail.com . NEW this year is an afternoon sports camp, Sportball, which extends the day until 3:30 pm.


We're also getting ready for teacher appreciation and the Mini-Singers Concert NEXT week, and Summer Sundays begin June 3. Read more
VIP Delegates Focus on Education
As a follow-up to our Better Together Sunday last year, Church and Society Ministry Team members invite you to discuss your experiences and faith-based responses to societal issues, including the #RedforEd movement, at a small group meeting this Sunday, April 29, at 10:45 am (right after the 9:30 am worship service), in A2. The responses will help inform the VIP (Valley Interfaith Project) Delegates Assembly on May 1. Stop by the table outside worship to learn more and attend. Or email Dave Ryan, chair of the team, or call the church office, 602.840.8360.
GOOD NEWS About The Good Life
The pledges the church has received so far show a 9 percent increase over last year. That's wonderful, and we thank you for your generosity! However, we still need to have commitments to support our church financially for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The budget is created based on our pledge commitments, and we are 30 percent short of what we need to equal last year’s budget. Please pledge before April 30, 2018 so we can better budget for the new year. Watch Laurel's video to get the full picture and  Pledge online TODAY!

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Youth Missions, VBC and Camping
We encourage our youth to volunteer at Vacation Bible Camp the week BEFORE the 2018 Senior High Mission Trip to Houston, TX, July 22-27, 2018, and at Mingus Mountain elementary camps. There are also camps for junior and senior high youth. Read more about the summer camps via the Desert Southwest Conference and register today.

Serendipities
Stop by Sunday, April 29, 9-11 am to see what's new at the church gift shop. Also open Wednesdays, 9 am-12 noon.

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