Morning Worship

We have our morning worship service on Sunday morning, beginning  at 10:30 with a time of fellowship or adult small group starting at 9:15.   Each week we gather together to pray, lift our hearts and voice in praise and thanksgiving to our great God and seek to hear from God through the preaching of His Word. Our music is a blend of contemporary praise songs as well as some of the traditional hymns. Our focus with our time is the proclaiming of the gospel of Jesus. Come join us every Sunday as we explore God’s Word and apply it to our lives daily as we seek to intentionally grow disciples who follow Jesus.

Our nursery is prepared to receive children from birth to age 4 staffed by 2 able volunteers for the  worship service.  It is stocked with supplies and toys.


Sunday School

We have a place for you! Nursery, K-1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grades , 4th-5th grades, 6th-8 grades , 9th-12th, and adults  are all buzzing with activity . Sunday school begins at 9:15. We meet each Sunday Sept through April.

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Student Classes

Our mission is to come alongside parents to teach their children to find  the Living God within the pages of the Bible. We also seek to teach them that God desires a relationship with them and encourage them to live a Christ-centered life. It is our prayer that students will go into the world glorifying God through good deeds and service.

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Adult Class and Life Groups

We take seriously the command of Jesus to go make disciples of all peoples. It is our desire to equip followers of Jesus to come alongside those in their families, jobs, and community and help them begin and grow in their walk with Christ. In addition to the Sunday morning adult class, we have a few small groups that meet during the week. Call Pastor Dave if you have any questions or need directions to locations.

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Worship Music Team

Our worship team is made up of followers of Christ who wish to share musical talents with the church family. We practice on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Sept – Apr and an hour later from May through August. The worship team leads music for worship for the 10:30 a.m. service. Our team is always looking for more people to join, so just show up at the morning rehearsals to see where you would fit. If you have any questions, contact our Worship Team Leader, Richard Tuttle at

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AWANA and Junior Youth Group

SonRise AWANA is a vibrant and fun children’s ministry for pre-schoolers through 6th grade. Our mission is to help kids to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. AWANA Club meets at the NCW Elementary School in Hendrum from 6:00-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday, mid-September through mid-April. Contact Heather Luoma at 218-861-6287 for more info or to register your child.

Junior high youth group, or JYG ( 7th & 8th grade) meets on Wednesday night in Hendrum starting at 6:00p.m.  JYG kids come to dig into the Scriptures to find out what God’s Word says about their day-to-day situations and how they can apply what they have learned to become more like Jesus. Lessons are followed up by thought-provoking Biblical videos, fun games, and delicious snacks. Contact Paul or Kaitlyn Luoma to register or for more information at 218-861-6287.

Learn more about AWANA here.

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Our model for missions is taken from Acts 1:8 . “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

It is our purpose and privilege to be involved with proclaiming the gospel through the following ways within Norman County, our region and world.

Norman County:  Awana, Junior Youth Group, Youth Group, our contact with Bridges Care Community, Norman County DAC, Tabitha’s Closet, and the Food Shelf.

Our Region: Awana Missionaries, Open Doors 65 (Fargo), The Northern Plains District  the National EFCA and Copperstown Bible Camp.

The World:  Reach Global EFCA ( Japan, ) and  Ken & Leah Spieler with CTEN, Mexico.

Our mission focus also includes setting aside funds to support a new church plant in our district of the Northern Plains.  Short Term mission trips will also be pursued and supported.

Presently, 8 – 10 % of the total church budget is set aside for missions.

Northland AWANA with Arlyn and Marcy Nies  : Arlyn and Marcy serve North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Minnesota – Arlyn is a Development Missionary and Marcy is a Church Care Missionary. Arlyn also serves as North Central Region Director covering ND, SD, MN, IA, NE, and southeast WY.

ReachGlobal, EFCA Japan : Names for this couple are not provided in order to protect their identity in these restrictive countries.

Ken & Leah Spieler : Commission To Every Nation in Piedras Negras, Mexico.  Ken and Leah, along with their 4 sons will be relocating to Piedras Negras once they complete language school in Texas. Once in Piedras Negras, The Spielers will partner with believers of a new church plant . Ken will disciple the men and encouraging them to walk with God wholeheartedly. Leah will be working with children and building transparent relationships with women.  They will also be helping with a new Awana program.

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Food Shelf

SonRise E Free cooperates with the other area churches and provides volunteers to help operate the Norman County Food Shelf. Those in need of food assistance can come to the distribution center, Grace Lutheran Church Annex door, on each Tuesday 9am – 1pm

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Tabitha’s Closet

In response to a need communicated by Norman County Social Services, SonRise has launched Tabitha’s Closet—a ministry which will provide good used or new clothing to area children and teens who are in need. We will be accepting donations of gently used or new clothing and baby blankets, and these may be placed under the table in the back of the sanctuary. Baby clothes in particular are needed right away. Monetary donations are also welcomed, with checks written to SonRise and designated on the memo line for Tabitha’s Closet. Contact Beth Nepstad if you have a need or for more info.

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Sunday Morning Hospitality

We enjoy visiting with one another! Join us for great coffee and fellowship. We always have coffee and most of the time we have snacks available starting at 9:30 until 10:25 a.m.

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Cooperstown Bible Camp

Located in Cooperstown , North Dakota, this is the camp destination in the Evangelical Free Church Northern Plains District. Summer camps for grades 1 through high school, along with fall and winter teen and adult conferences and retreats . The mission of CBC is to develop relationships between campers and Christ. Opportunities for youth leadership development are also available SonRise has scholarships for anyone needing assistance.

Learn more here.

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