by Pastor Richard

for the week beginning Sunday, April 13, 2014

Today is one of those days where our church family is having church  in two locations: 1) one service is right here in Whittier plus 2) a group of us men are up at the Forest Home Men’s Conference having our final service of the weekend while you are worshipping in Whittier. We return this afternoon and I will look forward to seeing you at Communion.

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The message preached in Whittier today is from 2 Timother 3 while us men on the mountain have been studying the armor of God from Ephesians 6.

Set some special time aside during this Easter week. I hope you join me later today at Communion or at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Friday (see Claudia for details). Attend one of the Sunrise Services but for sure join me next Sunday at 10:45.

The Long Beach Japanese Cornerstone Gospel Choir invites you to a great Saturday night of toe tapping Gospel Music. Admission free. Invite your friends to a joyful time. The Gospel Choir performed right here on our church campus in 2013. This year’s concert is on Saturday, May 10th at 6pm at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church (6565 Stearns Street in Long Beach).

Tim & I tackled the next facet of love on April 6 which is LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS. Tim pointed out that Love bears all means that we 1) accept personal differences and 2) tolerate imperfections and 3) go to Disneyland and 4) overlook selfishness. Which one of these four explanations is not what Tim suggested? No helpsies on this one.

One more time I want to mention those of you who have recently said YOU CAN COUNT ON ME committing to the believers here at Community in membership: Andy and Lindsey Leonette and and Gil and Diana Sandoval and Sheri Elisaldez.

It was so good to have a visitor from the state of Ohio on April 6th who was none other than our friend, Paul White. Melanie, now based in San Diego, was also with us. Good to see you all.

God’s best to you,

Pastor Richard

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