Sun City United Methodist Church
Friday, July 19, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
for 
July 2019
All worship services are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. 
 
 
July 7th
 
Rev. Rex Wignall, will be leading us in worship for the first time since his retirement.  The Bible passage will be Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16, "Generous Orthodoxy."  Paul calls upon all Christians to embrace our unity.  We are One Body, One Spirit... and are drawn together by One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.  He also challenges us to care for each other in our diversity, "forbearing one another in love."  The message of Ephesians 4 is vital to the present and future health of our church (locally and globally).   
 
July 14th
 
this Sunday is the story of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37, and the title is "The Real Good Sam Club."  A lawyer challenges Christ's expansive understanding of loving one's neighbor and Jesus answers with the story where it is the hated Samaritan who loves.
 
July 21st
 
"A Tale of Two Ladies" of course we are speaking of the story of Mary and Martha.  It is found in Luke 10:38-42, following directly after the story of the lawyer's challenge found in the prior week's reading. The story of Mary being allowed to sit at Jesus' feet and learn, is how we love God in both action and emotion.   
 
July 28th
 
Luke 11:1-13 is a version of the Lord's Prayer which is short and to the point.  The title is "Forgive Us Our Trespasses As..." which asks the question, do we really want God's forgiveness limited to the level of our own ability?  My understanding is that it is a promise to forgive as we are forgiven; but ultimately, we are all dependent on God's mercy.  
 
 
 
DVD recordings of each Sunday service are available the following Tuesday through our church office. If you would like a copy, please call Judy in the church office at (951) 679-1016.
 
 
We now have begun to put our Sunday Sermons on YouTube so that you may watch them any time you wish.  Click the link below to go to our YouTube site and choose from many different sermons.  Enjoy!