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Fall Series from the Gospel of Mark

Friendship Church
October 12, 2017 | Volume 2: Issue 41
Sunday, October 15, 2017  
Sierra Ballroom: Coffee - 9:00 & Service - 10:00 

Pastor London's Message from Mark nine

                                  "Glory on the Mountain Top"
We serve a God who is not only our strength on the mountain top - but also in the valley. Next week from Mark 7 we speak to the subject "Heartbreak on the Valley Floor." In other words, God is with us through the good times , and the challenging. Key to all of this is our being where God is.

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             "One More London "

We are not a very large family. In fact until Saturday there were only 10 of us. Now, since my grandson married Cassy, their are 11 who answer to the "London" name.

Beverley and I had a wonderful few days in Oregon. It didn't even rain. You could actually see the sun. The wedding was cute, big crowd, lots of young people, and great food. The bride was beautiful and the groom handsome (aren't they all). There were some things I would have done differently, but my place was sitting by my bride in the second row. Taylor and Cassy will do fine. They are a delightful couple who love God, and value their church family.

But you know what I enjoyed as much as my thing? It was having all 10 of us together - now 11. I sat back and watched my two sons make me proud, and my other grandkids get along. There was no "in-fighting" or sour grapes. There was a lot of hugging, and catching up on things. It was hard to leave. I wish it could be like that forever, but I know it can't.

I thanked God last Saturday night for allowing me to make it to the wedding. It might have been so different. I also thanked him for letting me be "Dad and Papa" for our small band of London's. There is no greater honor or privilege than being a parent and grandparent. At times I think we forget that.

I have often mentioned to you in sermons that I pray by name for my "11 London's" every night, (for some of you that would take all night) because there is no greater responsibility. Bev and I have been doing all we can, to get all the "London's" we can into our heavenly homes whenever that might be.

I missed you last Sunday. Thanks to all who made it a blessed day. Now, you be blessed and we will see you on Sunday at 10:00 in the ballroom. Please do not miss it.

Be Blessed.
- Pastor HB

Welcome to Friendship Church for New Members and welcome back "Snowbirds".

OCTOBER 15 - 9:00 am Fellowship Coffee
10:00 am Service (one service only)

Ladies bring your favorite goodies.

In Session:

Bible Studies:

October 25 at 9:00 am in Tahoe Rm, Lakeview
Leader: Terry Taylor - "The Book of Revelation"

October 25 at 9:00 - 11:30 am in the Big Bear Rm, Lakeview
Leader: Catherine Martin - "Walking With The God Who Cares"
Registration: Sunday in the Lobby

Prayer Requests

Pray for Gary Sherff who is having kidney issues due to his stroke.

Pray for Oliver Marquis' half-brother who is having health issues.

Pray for Joan and the family of Don Eyer who pased away this morning.

Pray for Penny Wrobel's mother, Madaline Hodel as she starts to close the last chapter of her life, and for Penny as she cares for her in Portland.

Pray for Lois Williams who is starting a new series of Chemo.

Pray for the people in No. & So. California who are suffering the losses of homes and vineyards in the terrible fires.

Pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria in the South and Caribbean Islands. Also, for the families of those who perished in the Las Vegas shooting.

Praises: Bob Mack is rejoicing after results of test show no cancer. Rev. George Smith was in church Sunday, and Carol Russakow was in church walking on her own.

Continued prayer for Donna Pomeroy, Joann Ray ,Harvey & Geri Olsen,
Sharlene & Frank Gafkowski, Burt Sike, Bob Mack,  and Ray & Roberta Allbritton.

Prayer Ministry

Between service prayer:

This Sunday, the group will meet in the Palm Room (across the hall) at approx.9:30, couples and singles meet for 15-20 minutes of prayer prior to the service.  We believe in the power of prayer.

If you have a prayer need, or would like to be prayed for
you are welcome to join them.

Our ministry is primarily focused on personal prayers for our congregational family and friends.

We'd love to have you come to pray with us as often as you're free to do so.
Catherine Martin
Pastor of Women's Ministries.

Fall Fellowship Gathering
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9:00-11:30 am - Big Bear Rm, Lakeview 

You are invited to this gathering to find out more about Friendship Church Women's Ministries, the Fall season Bible Study, upcoming events, and to meet Catherine Martin, the Pastor of Women's Ministries. Be encouraged as you make new friends, connect with women after the summer, and  hear an inspirational message from Catherine Martin entitled 
Experiencing the Hope of a New Day.

Bible Study
Wednesday, October 25-December 6, 2017
9:00-11:30 am - Big Bear Rm, Lakeview
Cost: $20 includes study book (make checks payable to Friendship Church)
Registration Sunday

Join other women in this 30-day journey by Catherine Martin. Discover how to find hope and joy even in the midst of trials, sorrow and pain.
Includes small group discussion and messages by Catherine Martin.
"Walking with the God Who Cares - Finding Hope When You Need it Most"

What's Happening?                             

October 15 - 9:00 am Fellowship Coffee 
10:00 am Service (one service only)
Sierra Ballroom, MV

October 18 - Women's Fall Fellowship
9:00 - 11:30 am in the 
Big Bear Rm, LV 

October 20 - Friendship Singles 
Boulevards at 5:30 pm (Separate checks)
RSVP - church office 760-260-8640

October 25 - Men's & Women's Bible Studies begin - Lakeview Clubhouse
9:00 am


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