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The Lord’s Supper Celebration: 4:45 p.m. Annual Mother’s Day Shelter Luncheon 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mother’s Day Providence Missionary Baptist District Association 80th Annual Congress of Christian Education – Christian Instruction: Providing Life to Our Local Churches Proverbs 4:13- Host Church: Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church 11328 S. Central Ave. L.A. 90059 -Rev. John D. Long, Host Pastor – Bishop Dr. Wm LaRue Dillard will be Keynote Speaker -Tuesday May 15th at 6 p.m. -See Flyer 44th Jubilee Service 10:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guest Churches: Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church and St. Reed Baptist Church Board of Trustees Meeting 7:30 p.m. Memorial Day

Church mailing address: P.O. Box 479, Monrovia, CA. 91017 Email: sbcmon925@gmail.com

Bishop Wm. LaRue Dillard, Ph. D. Parish-Under-Shepherd/Soul-Watcher

May 6, 2018

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Election of Officers BLL/Gideon’s Army Annual Father’s Day Breakfast 9-11 a.m. Donation $10.00 Important and Very Brief VBS 2018 Meeting-- To all who are interested in volunteering to serve during this year's VBS, please attend this meeting immediately following 10:45 AM service. V BS 2018 is scheduled for July 16-20. The Lord’s Supper Celebration: 4:45 p.m. Prayer Vigil 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Graduate Recognition Day 10:45 a.m. UWFG Breakfast 9-12noon Father’s Day Joint Board 10 a.m. Semi - Annual Convocation Meeting 7:30 p.m.

Special Announcements G. G. Bailey Scholarship Commission is accepting scholarship applications. Flyer and application are available in Church Office. Application deadline, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Graduates’ Recognition Day Registration forms available in Church Office for any student promoting/graduating from any level. You must register to be included in the printed program. Deadline to return form, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

HIS GLORY IS OUR STORY! (John 1:1-14) “Troubles Break the Syndrome of Independence and Willfulness and Bring Us Back to the Lord!”

Bishop Dr. Wm. LaRue Dillard www.secondbaptistmonrovia.org


Bishop’s Epistle

May 6, 2018

THE RECOVERING OF INTIMACY IN REDEMPTION! (I John 1:5-10) Brothers and Sisters of my flock, God’s Grace to You!

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oday marks a very special day in my Christian pilgrimage. On this day, May 6, 1956, I was Spirit-Baptized into the Family of God, at a revival meeting in Victorville, California, during my Air Force career. That Sunday is still fresh in my mind. At the age of twenty, I said ‘YES!’ to God and He transformed my life.

From that day forward, it has been an exciting pilgrimage with the Lord for me. I have learned more about Him and His desire for my life and for my growth in His Grace. Moreover, I refuse to let the flame of my intimate relationship with Him dwindle. God says: “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” (I John 1:6NKJV) Christians were created for an intimate relationship with God and one another. Few words are as misused and misunderstood as intimacy. It implies so much more than just romance or sex. An intimate relationship is one which is distinguished by close association, contact, and familiarity of personal interest. Intimacy implies an intrinsic encounter, the essential nature and inner being of two persons. I have spent my whole life with people in the Christian Church. Most of the people who are dead-locked in problems have not discovered that our Lord Christ is able to take any problem we will entrust to Him and transform it into a potential. We say we have fellowship with God, but all the crucial commitments and concerns of our lives have never been surrendered to Him. Honesty with God means constantly inviting Him to take charge of all our relationships and responsibilities. If our family, sex life, career, money, self-image, hopes and dreams have never been opened to Him sincerely, our Christianity and churchmanship are an eloquent lie. That’s the reason for the lack of intimacy in so many Christians in the church today with dull lives and dying relationships. I encourage you to break the chain in your family and churchmanship. Start by allowing God’s light to infiltrate your memories, hidden thoughts, and secret desires. The darkness of your soul needs the exposing light of the Spirit’s judgment, healing, and rededications. Walking in the light begins in our intricate heart. Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to restore your intimacy with Him and those in your life whom you care about and love.

Until He Comes, I Am Serving Christ Joyfully

Bishop Dr. Wm. LaRue Dillard Parish Under-shepherd/Soul-Watcher

NOT EVEN OUR DOUBTS CAN MAKE CHRIST STOP LOVING US!

The Call to Worship.......................................Lyceum Council of Elders Hymn of Victory.....................................................Gathered Assembly (“My Faith Looks Up to Thee” #203) Diaconates Ministry Leading the Worship

Responsive Scripture Reading.........................Diakona (Acts 2:1-4)

Fervent Prayer..................................................................Diakona The Period of Worship and Praise..........................Gathered Assembly Appeal......................................................Jubilee of Love Commission Financial Stewardship of Worship.........................Diakona (Paying Tithes and Giving Offerings) Selection…………………………………………………………….…Voices of Unity Welcome………………………………………………………………………….Diakona Intercessory Prayer Selection......................................................................Voices of Unity

Sermonic Gospel Message Guest Clergyman: Pastor John Berry Associate, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles A Christian Appeal, Your Requests and Decisions for Christ to be born again, restore your faith, and/or join this parish church Announcements.........................................Diakona Terrance Williams The Doxology (Reverently Chanted) “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!” The Blessing of the Benediction and Recessional Chant “Let the Church Say Amen”

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