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9:00 am - Praise Team Rehearsal
9:30 am - Sunday Small Group
10:00 am - Brunch
10:30 am - Worship Service
CLC meeting - Sunday, August 18 immediately after the worship service.
Sermon This Week:
Pastor Jeff will be bringing the message:
“Sometimes It’s Okay to Get Angry”
(John 2:13-22 NRSV)
Sermon Theme: In the gospel lesson, we see Jesus, the Son of God, cleansing his Father’s house – the temple. Beginning at this point, we have the Lord’s first witness to the city of Jerusalem. The Passover was an annual feast commemorating the time when the children of Israel were delivered from slavery in Egypt and were led through the Red Sea to the wilderness, and then to the Promised Land. Being a devout Jew, Jesus went to Jerusalem for this important day on the Jewish calendar. Coming to the temple, he found it had become a marketplace of business, instead of being a place of worship. This angered the Lord. He began screaming at these merchants, overturning their tables and, making a whip, he drove them all out of the temple. It is not recorded that he used the whip on anyone, it was merely a symbol of his authority. Was Jesus’ anger justified? If Jesus got angry, what about us? Is it okay for us, then, to get angry at times over certain things?
Something to Ponder ~ from Pastor Jeff
Only Christ can solve the complicated racial problem that is facing the world today. Until people of all races come to accept Christ as Savior, they do not have the ability to love each other. Christ can give supernatural love, which enables us to love even those whom we otherwise could not love.
“But if we are living in the light of God's presence, just as Christ does, then we have wonderful fellowship and joy with each other, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.” (1 John 1:7)
It is with great pleasure to write my first article for the newsletter. Each month I will write an article that will run in the first two weeks of that month’s newsletter. Also, each week you will receive “Something to Ponder” which is a brief thought along with a scripture verse. I hope you will look for these additions to the newsletter and that they will be a blessing to you.
On behalf of Laurie and myself, thank you for the warm reception we’ve received. You have overwhelmed us with your love and kindness from the time we stepped through the doors to the delicious luncheon you provided. We already feel a strong connection here at Sunrise and look forward to making it even stronger, as we get to know each of you individually and share life together.
I’m sure many of you are wondering about me and what I’m planning to do and change at Sunrise. Well, my answer for now is: I don’t know! I want to learn more about the church and then discern the Holy Spirit’s guidance and do what is best for God’s church. Just so you know, I’m wondering about you too. So I guess we are even!! It’s going to take some time to get to know each other. I hope I can build your trust in me. I know that is not automatic – it’s earned. I plan to work hard to gain it.
My goal is to grow this church – not only in membership, but more importantly, in faith. I want every one of you to expand and mature in your knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. If I can succeed in that – you will be “on fire” for the Lord and people will be drawn to Sunrise and want to join this fellowship – and thus, we will increase in numbers. But, keep in mind, our objective is not merely numbers. We must be intentionally committed and focused on making disciples of Jesus Christ. This is the Christian’s mission. In my opinion, there is nothing better than to lead someone to Jesus, because lives change when one surrenders to Him. Life here and now takes on a whole new meaning and one’s destiny is then set. How much do you care about this? I hope a lot. It means a lot to me and I know it means a lot to God. 2 Peter 3:9 says: “The Lord wants no one to perish, but everyone to be saved.” We must remember how passionate God is to His free gift of salvation to all His creation.
My hope is that love, peace, and harmony will thrive at Sunrise. The church of Jesus Christ is a great institution. We have an incredible responsibility to uphold it with conviction and integrity. Let’s make Him proud of us in the things we say and do here.
Yours in Christ’s name,
Cancer Support Group: It's true: Cancer Sucks. It has caused ripples of pain throughout our community. And while it is not something we can fix we can share the burden together and offer a space for dialogue and healing. If you or someone you know needs a place or a community to share their story or listen to the stories of others, invite them to join us at Sunrise, every 3rd Wednesday @ 6:30 pm.
Anyone seeking more information on our group or how to volunteer as a greeter or to help with refreshments please email Cindy Bacon.
Red Cross Blood Drives - Put these important dates on your calendar and "give the gift of life" at the next Lewisville Community Blood Drive.
September 14 - Shallowford Presbyterian
November 9 - Sharon UMC
January 11 - Trinity Community
March 14 - Sunrise United Methodist
May 9 - Lewisville United Methodist
July 11 - Unity Moravian
September 12 - Shiloh Lutheran
November 14 - TBA
MINISTERIAL CONTACT INFORMATION
Pastor Jeff asks everyone to feel free to call him if you have a need or desire a visit. You may contact him by email or by phone: (336) 416-5869.
Our other leaders are contactable below:
Rev. Darren, Pastor Jayne Radionov and Tim Bralley
---Ongoing Ministry Information---
***Is on Summer Break now and will resume in the Fall ***
5:30-7pm on Sunday evenings during school year-please check online calendar or email Sunrise Youth.
Below is a link to sign up for meals! Thank you for your generosity in this ministry and ensuring that our kids eat each week! It is a true blessing to have such great support for our ministry.
Visit Our Events Page to register for all upcoming Fundraisers, Mission projects, Retreats:
Sunrise Kids’ Club
***Is on Summer Break now and will resume in the Fall ***
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s at 5:30 pm
Please remember that if you are able to serve Kids Club by providing a meal or through volunteering to please sign up!
We love to have parents and friends involved in serving our kids.
Youth Praise Team
YOUTH BAND!! Practicing after Youth Meetings on Sunday and leading praise for Genesis Kardia on Monday nights. Thanks so much for all your hard work and dedication. Rev. Darren 919-698-252
Genesis Kardia Monday night program Mondays 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Plan to join us each week for music, fellowship and learning, plus our prayer time. You will be lifted up with the smiles and fun. If you are interested in attending or volunteering we would love to have you.
We love to have volunteers! Please come check us out. Pastor Jayne Radionov
Current Small Groups
Sunday Small Group -Sunday @ 9:30am- Email Linda Hammett
Genesis Kardia Monday @ 6:30- Email Jayne Koeslin-Radionov-re-starts in the Fall
Supper Club Friday or Saturday Evening once a month- Email Kathi Vaughn
Children & Youth Small Groups - Email Sunrise Youth
Youth Fellowship: 6-12th grade (Sunday 5:30-7)
Clemmons Food Pantry & Lewisville Community Assistance Program-LCAP
August 2019 Emphasis:- Canned Tuna
Volunteer for SUNRISE BRUNCH
Please click on the link above or contact Paige Reeder
Visit our MAKE SUNRISE HAPPEN page under SERVE and sign up on the Honey Do List.
Make Sunrise Happen
Every time we gather for worship there are numerous servants giving of their time and energy just to MAKE SUNRISE HAPPEN. If you worship with us and can give of yourself to offer that same gracious experience for others, then let us know! Yes, you! Step up and reach out! We are the body.
Worship Production Team
Visit our MAKE SUNRISE HAPPEN page under SERVE and see the many ways we need servant leaders.
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