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2018 Congregational Theme!
"LET'S KEEP IT GOING!"


10:00 am - One Service Only
Sierra Ballroom - Mountain View Clubhouse
Friendship Express will be running

Friendship Church
SUN CITY
July 12, 2018 | Volume 3: Issue 28

EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY WILL BE 10:00 IN THE SIERRA BALLROOM. (ONE SERVICE ONLY)
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NEW:
Summer  Series

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

Pastor' London's Sermon from Galatians 5:22-25; Romans 5:5-8

                                       " A Fruit Cocktail "

There are many different types of cocktails. There are those made with alcohol and others mixed with medicine. And then there is the Fruit Cocktail - a combination of various fruit that when mixed together taste really good. There is also The Fruit of the Spirit, a divine mixture of gifts that edify the Body of Christ.
    
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 MY
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                     MOMENT


"Avoiding Spiritual Recession"     

We are all aware of a national financial recession. When confidence in the money managers of our country drops and there is a fall-off of economic activity. The whole nation suffers.

There is also a danger of Spiritual Recession when an individual allows a battle between "God and man" to rage within their souls. The truth is a Spiritual Recession can last longer than an economic one.

How to avoid a Spiritual Recession:
If a financial recession can be defined as "an economy that is shrinking rather than growing." The same can be said of our Spiritual lives. Look for the following:

Bible Reading - "All scripture is God-breathed...so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."                                                                                                                     II Timothy 3:16,17

Prayer - "Look to the Lord and His strength: seek His face always"
   
                                                                           I Chronicles 16:11                                                                                                                  Fellowship - "For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them."                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Matthew 18:20  

 

Witness  
- "Let the redeemed of the Lord say this - those He redeemed from the hand of the foe (salvation)."                                                                                                                                                Psalm 107:2

Obedience - Jesus said,"For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."   Matthew 12:50 and "Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did."                                                                                                                    I John 2:6   
Forgiveness - Peter asked Jesus how many times must I forgive my brother -seven? Jesus answered, "I tell you not seven times, but seventy-seven times" or how many times it takes.                                     
                                                                                         Matthew 10:22

Well, do any of the above set off alarm bells in your soul? If so you may be on the verge of Spiritual Recession. Your roll is to begin the activity of faith, and reverse your direction. 



Pastor HB 
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A Thought for the Week
   Things turn out best for those who make 
the best of the way things turn out.

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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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  ONLINE SERVICES    

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


     NEW PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES
AVAILABLE!

Our beautiful new Directories - the fine work of Jim Boehner, Jackie Collins, Ramona Larson and Ben Cardell will be available in the foyer of the ballroom this Sunday.
Please one to a family.
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Notes of Thanks:
Thank you for your gracious hospitality as we visited Friendship Church. Your generous offering, a $50,000 gift, has been sent to work providing over 42,600 testaments to those needing God's Word. God Bless. 
Randy & Judy Harmon, 
The Gideon's International


Wow! God bless Friendship Church for being God's Vessel to make a huge difference in the Kingdom of God around the world!  We are still in humble shock over this additional gift of $25,000, through your amazing church. Please thank the anonymous donor from the bottom of our hearts.
Don DeLair, Headmaster
King's Schools

Celebration of Freedom Video

What a wonderful time we had together this past Sunday at our Celebration of Freedom and our indoor picnic. Enjoy this video filled with pictures from the day.

IN SESSION - 2018

Bible Studies for Summer:


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

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Friendship Women's Summer Season: 
From Wednesday, June 13 at 9:00 am until July 25 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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  FRIENDSHIP WOMEN
 
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.        

     
             
Our study of  Faithful Women And Their Extraordinary God  continues again on Wednesday, July 11 from 9-11 AM in the Lakeview Clubhouse. We will be discussing another amazing, extraordinary woman of God - Gladys Aylward. It's not too late to join in. You can download registration form here or register at the Women's Ministries table on Sundays.  See you soon!


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

Prayer Requests

Pray for Claude Turner recuperating from surgery.

Pray for Pastor HB. 

Pray for Tom Coburn.

Pray for Don Kellogg.

Continued prayer for Dottie Gray, Norma Wood, Helen Appleby, Bev & Jack Turner, VJ Lord, Cheryl Miller, Penny Bell, Ted DeGroot, Jinja Karleen, Betty Robinson,  Donna Pomeroy, Russ Ebert,  Roberta Allbritton and Ramona Larson.

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THE FRIENDSHIP CHURCH'S PRAYER MINISTRY HAS A PLACE FOR YOU.
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. 

HOME SICK? NEED GROCERIES?

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.

Flowers

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
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