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February 15, 2018 | Volume 3: Issue 7
Sunday, February 18, 2018  
Speaker's Hall - 8:30 & 10:00 

Pastor London's message:

                     "Loving Yourself"
                                         "A Gift From God"
                                             Psalm 139:1-14

Loving yourself, when you do not feel good about yourself is tough.
Some of us have gone through so much that we do not feel lovable. Others may have told us we are not lovable - BUT hold your head up. You are lovable, because God says so. We are to encourage ourselves in that reality. "Believe in yourself and love yourself." Someone has written, "Nobody can make you happy until you're happy with yourself first" - so put a smile on your face - YOU are a special person! We will address this very important topic from God's Word this Sunday.

IN ADDITION: Special Music by Don & Darlene Waldbauer
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February Sundays
February 18 - "Loving Yourself"
February 25 - "Loving the Church" - Fellowship Coffee

Sam & Lela Anziano
Carl & Charleene Barron
Elaine Bowdle
Bruno & Jo Ganassin
Linda Harris
Al & Marlene Karnemaat
Mary MacIntyre
Bev Nelson
Jack & Bev Robinson

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A copy of the 2017 Financial Report of giving and expenses will be available for your pick-up in the foyer for the next few Sundays.
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                   ONLINE SERVICES    

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    "How Do I Love Thee "                  
Remember that old line..."Let me count the ways." Well, because Valentine's Day is behind us by one day it is still good to look at the ways we can say to one another "I love you."
For instance:
  •    Practice random acts of kindness
  •    Do nice things for no reason
  •    Share joy
  •    Give unqualified compliments
  •    Go to "In-n-Out"
  •    Just say, "I love you"
  •    Flowers and candy will work
  •    Encourage one another
  •    Give a big hug
  •    Do things together - like a walk
  •    Look at one another with a smile on your face - laugh       together
  •    Pray for, or with, one another
  •    And say things like - "If I had it to do over again, I would do it all over again."
  •    Or maybe - "you do not look a day over '50'"
I'm sure we smile at some of the above, but whether you are a couple or single we need to find ways to let others know how special they are to us.

Jesus said, "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."  John 15:12

- Pastor HB
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A Report From Focus on the Family - Egypt

We at Focus on the Family want you to know how much we appreciate your gracious $30,000.00 donation to our ministry.  What a blessing you and the generous folks are at Friendship Church! Our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Middle East are enduring unprecedented hardship since being driven from their homes - some for seven years! The Focus Egypt Team have been able to bring a "cup of cold water", a warm blanket and many other simple things that these families see as very significant. None of these would be possible without extremely generous gifts like yours. We will report back to you when we hear news of how your gift is impacting lives.

Jim Daly                John Bethany
President               International


Sunday, February 25 at 9:30 - 10:00 am
Oasis/Canyon/Palm Rm (across the hall)
Join us for Coffee, goodies and fellowship between services.
Please bring goodies to share.

Tuesday, February 27 at 9:00 am
Ride a school bus to King's Schools in Palm Springs
take a tour and have lunch.
Stop by the Hospitality Center or call the church office
to sign-up - 760-260-8640. ONLY 6 SEATS LEFT!


Bible Studies:

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

January 17-March 28, 2018 - 9:00 - 11:30 am
Speaker's Hall, Sunset View Clubhouse
Cost: $25 includes study book
Leader: Catherine Martin - "A Heart That Hopes In God"
Registration in the lobby.
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Catherine Martin_ Pastor of Women_s Ministries

Friendship Women Bible Study
Wednesdays, January 17-March 28, 2018 
                        9-11:30 am  
Speaker's Hall, Sunset View Clubhouse
          "A Heart That Hopes In God"  
    Truths from the Psalms to Anchor Your Soul.
Cost: $25 includes book and study                      Catherine Martin 
                                                                                                                Pastor of Women's                                                                                                                             Ministries.
Join other women in this 8 week Quiet Time experience by Catherine Martin.

You can find out more information and register for the Friendship Women's Winter Bible Study at the Women's Ministries table on Sunday.  You can also download the Friendship Women Winter Season registration form here, fill it out, then bring on Sunday or mail to Friendship Church.

Prayer Requests

Pray for Ann Madison whose house burned last week.

Pray for the Pomeroy family having difficult medical, financial and other issues.

Pray for those with financial and relationship difficulties.

Continued prayer for Hank & Norma Brown, Ann Markss, Norma Roache, Darda Townsend, Dee Hanke,  Brigitte Jackson, Betty Robinson,  Nelson Roxas, Donna Pomeroy, Dave & Mary Bayles, Russ Ebert,  Pete & Shirley Hess,  Howard & Nancy Reese, Jerry & Barbara Heinrichs, Roberta Allbritton and Martha Napier.

Prayer Ministry

Between service prayer:

Each Sunday in the Palm Rm. (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.
What's Happening?

FRIENDSHIP SINGLES                            
February 16 at 5:30 pm
Home of Alnita McCarthy 
78586 Waterfall
Appetizer Potluck - fun & games
RSVP to church office - 760-260-8640

Celebration of Life for Sandy Smith (Susan McConnell's daughter)
Sunday, February 18 at 11:30  in Speakers Hall
Reception to follow in Oasis/Canyon/Palm rm.

February 20  at 9:00 am
Ventana Rm, Mountain View Clubhouse
Speaker: Dave Brown, Chief of Police, Hemet, CA


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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Sun City Palm Desert 

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