Sunset United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Love God. Live His Word. Share the Grace
709 Allendale
Pasadena, Texas 77502
(713) 473-7657
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    We have completed a time of casting visions and are now claiming that vision and living into God Dreams at Sunset United Methodist Church. Whether you have been a part of this great church family for decades or this is your first time to glance at our community of faith, I invite you lean on the Holy Spirit with us as God does a new thing. As we offer our authentic selves to God and to one another, surely we will all be changed for the better.

 Pastor Keith A. Swatzel II
Claim the Vision with us this Sunday!

 9:15 am Sunday School for children, youth, and adults

10:30 am Worship


Almighty God, we are powerless in the face of endless rain and rising waters. Our hearts are full of anxiety, fear, and distress for ourselves and for our family and friends. We give you thanks for every life still lived, for every home still standing, for every first responder still responding. For those whose tears are unrecognized by the waters around them, whose loss of property is extensive, we ask that your arms of mercy envelope them. May your strength provide them the resilience they will need in the days to come. And by God, may the rain fall where it will not be deeply felt. Remind us that rain is not endless, that rolling waves will cease, and that your grace endures through all things. Amen.

I leave you with these words from a song I used to sing in my seminary choir: Encourage my soul and let us journey on. Though the night is dark and I am far from home thanks be to God the morning light appears. The storm is passing over, the storm is passing over, the storm in is passing over, Alleluia! May it be so.



Hygiene Kits



As part of their commitment to mission work, our United Methodist Women are collecting items for Hygiene Kits. This is part of the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief and our volunteers have been to Sager Brown twice this year to assist with assembling these items.

These kits are given to folks just like those pushed from their homes due to this weeks' flooding.Please gather what you can from this list and bring on Sunday or during the following week. 


Joyce Elliott will continue leading our  Alleluia Bells and has begun rehearsals each Wednesday evening 6:30 pm in the choir rehearsal room. 

Jeanie Brady will serve as the new Director of our youth hand bell choir, the Celebration Ringers. The first meeting will be on Sunday,  September 10th at 4 p.m. Jeanie will also lead the JOY Ringers. Details about that group will be forthcoming.


Check out the Photo Gallery (link on the left column of this page) to see the excitement at Vacation Bible School and other Sunset UMC events.