Sun City United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
December 2017
All worship services are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. 
Dec 3rd     "God Only Knows"     Mark 13:24-37
We begin Advent with Jesus' warning in Mark 13 about the sudden end of things as we know it.  "You don't know when the time is coming, but you are to watch and stay alert" Jesus says.  Join us as we celebrate Holy Communion, mindful of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.
Dec 10th       "Believing in What You Are Yet to Become"     
                       Isaiah 40:1-5 & Mark 1:1-8
The only way to fully experience the birth of our Savior is to hear and respond to John the Baptist's call to acknowledge the sin in our lives, earnestly seek God's forgiveness, and gratefully accept His gift of Grace.  Pastor Tom Rothhaar will lead us in worship.
Dec 17th     "One You Do Not Know"       John 1:6-8, 19-28
John the Baptist knows his role is to prepare people for the coming Messiah.  He is not the quarterback, carrying the message, but rather a supporting role player.  In the same way, Christmas is about Christ, not about us or our traditions.
Dec 24th     "Our Christmas Cathedrals"        Luke 1:26-38 
2 Samuel 7 tells of David's ambition to build a temple where God could live, but God wanted David to be the line that would bear the Messiah, Jesus.  Luke 1 tells of an angel who visits Mary to announce that not only will she have a baby, but that she will bear THE Baby.  Christmas is not about buildings, but about the Incarnation - God becoming flesh. 
Dec 24th     Christmas Eve Candlelight Service     at 6:00 PM
Join us for a Christmas Eve celebration where we hear the Christmas story in Scripture, sing favorite Carols, and conclude our service with the tradition of candle lighting.  This is an excellent service to bring family and friends who are visiting for the Christmas holiday.  Pastor Rex will share a Christmas story. 
Dec 31st     "For Their Eyes Only"     Luke 2:22-40
Shortly after Jesus' birth, Mary and Joseph took Him for dedication at the Temple in Jerusalem.  There, two old saints were given the extraordinary blessing of seeing the Messiah before they died.  One was a priest named Simeon, and the other was a prophet named Anna.  Both were led by the Spirit to be present and given the ability to see and understand who Jes. 
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.
Was there a sermon you missed? Or was there a message that moved your soul and you want to revisit it? Well we invite you to check below, and we hope these past sermons can serve you still.
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!