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Friendship Church
June 14, 2018 | Volume 3: Issue 24
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - Father's Day 
Speaker's Hall at 8:30 &10:00 am

We continue the WALKING series. 
     April 29 - Walking  in the LIGHT
     May 6 -    Walking in JOY
     May 13 -  Walking in OBEDIENCE
     May 20 -  Walking in FAITH
     May 27 -  Walking in FREEDOM
     June 3 -    Walking in PERSISTENT PRAYER
     June 10 -  Walking as a Family HAND-IN-HAND with God

             " Dads and God Walking Side-By-Side "
  Pastor's continues Message:
"Oh, by the Way How is Dad Doing."
There are times when Dads get the short end of the straw, or the last chicken leg or last to know - but Dad deserves a day to be honored and blessed. Father's Day 2018 is that day. Dad you will feel special this Sunday at Friendship Church.
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IN ADDITION: We will bless The Gideons this week represented by California State President, Mr. Randy Harmon and Judy.

Special Music: Garet Mouat

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"Me and My Pop"

My grandfather A.S. London had the most influence of anyone in my life. He lived in Oklahoma. I lived in Arkansas and Missouri, but we would see one another on holidays and for long stretches in the summer. 

He was a Sunday School Evangelist. He traveled all over the United States holding Sunday School Evangelistic Crusades. He was very popular and in most of the churches he served, they would have their largest attendance on the final service of the crusade.

Everybody loved Pop. He just made people feel special. He was full of gratitude and joy. He was not a "doom-'n-gloomer"! He brought sunshine wherever he went. I really loved Pop not because he bought me "stuff", but because he took time to be with me.

I was in the beginning of my ministry when Pop took sick and was dying. I flew into Houston to see him. He was in the hospital, barely able to speak. I spent the day just loving on him, and when it was time for me to leave I sat on the side of the bed, and asked him one last question, "Pop", I said, "How is it that your ministry has been so successful, and you are so loved"? I did not know if he could answer me, but he did. He called me Junior. "Junior, I learned a long time ago that people need to know how much God loves them, but they also need to know how much you love them." Those were the last words I ever heard Pop say - and words that have guided my ministry ever since. Pop - I really miss you.
Be blessed .

Pastor HB 
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NEW OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Closed
                                      Tuesday - Friday - 10:00 am - 1:00pm
New Email Address: friendshipchurchscpd@gmail.com

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To see a live stream of the Sunday service please   

If you would like to see a video of our Sunday service please click here

     June 17 - FATHER'S DAY - Recognition of The Gideons and  
                      Chairman, Randy Harmon
     June 24 - Recognition of a new mission ministry - Grace 
                     Extended Ministry with President, Michael Gray.

You are the ones who enable Friendship Church to support these mission agencies as they help us reach our standard for giving. "To Know Christ and Make Him Known"

Our Annual Celebration of Freedom filled with beautiful Patriotic music. Our theme this year: "Friends and Family"
We encourage you to bring a friend with you, or a family member. A great Sunday to introduce FRIENDSHIP CHURCH to your "Friends and Family"
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JULY 1st
                                          11:30 am - Potluck
Delicious home cooking. Our Annual 4th of July Indoor picnic - you can contribute, and we will contribute. You will go home with your hearts filled and your bodies nourished.

Sign up in lobby - If your last name begins with:
A-H  Salads
          I-Q   Main Course
  R-Z  Desserts

Invite your neighbors and friends!

Bible Studies for Summer:

Wednesdays at 9:00 am in Tahoe Rm, Lakeview
Beginning June 6 - July 25 (excluding 4th of July) 
"Key Doctrine of the Christian Faith"
Leader: Rev. George Smith

Friendship Women's Summer Season begins: 
Wednesday, June 13 at 9:00 am in Big Bear/Silverwood Rooms in Lakeview Clubhouse
We will read through Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper with a large group discussion on Wednesday mornings.
Register this Sunday at the Women's Ministry Table.
Cost: $15 includes study book

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Catherine Martin_ Pastor of Women_s Ministries
         You are invited to join Friendship 
     Women for Bible study and        
     fellowship. Our goal is "to know Christ 
     and make Him known."
       But more than that, I count everything as loss         
       compared to the priceless privilege and supreme    
       advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of 
       growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with                Him-a joy unequaled].  Philippians 3:8 AMP        
          Catherine Martin                                                                                                                       
Pastor of Women's Ministries.        

Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God

Join other women this summer to read together a very special book,
Faithful Women And Their Extraordinary God. In this powerful book, you will discover the stories of five ordinary women - Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare - who trusted in their extraordinary God as He led them to do great things for His kingdom. The author, Noel Piper, holds up the lives and deeds of these five amazing women as examples of what it means to be truly faithful.  Learning about these women will challenge readers to make a difference for Christ in their families, in the church, and throughout the world. Noël Piper is the wife of pastor and author John Piper, mother of five, and grandmother of twelve.

Each week we will read one chapter in Faithful Women And Their Extraordinary God, focusing on one of the five women. Then we will meet from 9-11 AM in Lakeview Clubhouse and share together in a discussion of all we have learned about these powerful women and their faith in an extraordinary God. We will discover their challenges, victories, and the secrets to their faith in God.

When: Wednesdays June 13 to July 25, 2018
Time: 9-11:00 AM
Where: Meet at 9 am in Big Bear & Silverwood at Sun City LakeView Clubhouse
Cost: $15 includes book and study

You can download registration form here or register at the Women's Ministries table on Sundays. 

Prayer Requests

Pray for Norma Wood who is having surgery.

Pray for Pastor HB. 

Pray for Jean and the family of David Moberly who passed away Tuesday afternoon. 

Pray for Oliver & Betty Marquis who have health issues.

Joy Bellan requests prayer for Karen & Tommy Harod.

Pray for Bev & Jack Turner. 
Continued prayer for Penny Bell, Tom Coburn, Jinja Karleen, Jim Church, Hank Brown, Betty Robinson,  Donna Pomeroy, Russ Ebert,  Roberta Allbritton and Ramona Larson.

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Come to express your prayers for our church family and perhaps to be prayed for. We meet at 9:30 am (between services) for about 20 minutes in the Palm Rm. Visit us to be blessed with fellowship as you enjoy the privilege of praying for others in their time of need. For more information call the church office at 760-260-8640. 


This service is excellent when you're home bound or just rushed for time.

Go to: 
www.instacart.com /staterbros

Select your groceries and they will be delivered within 1 hour to your home.

Several stores participate in this service: Stater Bros., Albertsons, Walmart, Costco, etc.

First order has free delivery and then $5.99 delivery after that.


For those of you who want to order flowers for the altar please stop by Hospitality Center or call the church office - 760-260-8640

Each arrangement is $50 inclusive of tax.
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Friendship Church of Sun City | 760-260-8640 | FriendshipChurchSunCity.com

Sun City Palm Desert 

36890 Del Webb Boulevard 
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Sunset View Clubhouse in the Speakers Hall