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Sunday Evening Service

November 11, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Surely the Presence” and “Shout to the Lord.” This was followed by the choir singing “If God Be for Us.”

Featured testimonies: In recognition of Veteran's Day, the veterans in attendance were given the first opportunity to testify. Doug Brenner shared the testimony of his father who served during World War I; God brought him through the war and he was saved afterward. Lee Voreis told how his heart was full...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 11, 2018

Prelude: Brian Ewers played a violin solo of “Now Thank We All Our God” and “Rejoice, the Lord is King!” Then the choir sang “I Will Praise Him!”

First Special: Deborah Brenner, Victoria Heintz, and Ashley Morgan sang “How Majestic Is Your Name” (pictured above).

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Ephesians 2:1-6.

Last Special: Kristi Riler sang “When Answers Aren’t Enough.”

Sermon: David Lambert preached on the beatitude from Mathew 5:7 and said receiving mercy from God is conditional; we must be willing to...

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Friday Evening Service

November 9, 2018

Prelude: Jaewon Yune (pictured above) played two pieces on the violin: “My Peace I Give Unto You” and “Blessed Assurance.” Then a young men’s vocal ensemble sang “Let the Flame Burn Brighter.”

Featured testimonies: Barbara McCormick testified that her parents were not Christians, but she was invited to Sunday school and gave her heart to the Lord on an Easter Sunday morning when she was only eleven. Tim Hammer shared that since receiving salvation...

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Tuesday Evening Service

November 6, 2018

Prelude: Organist Russell Matthews played “Down by the Riverside” and “Come, Christians, Join to Sing.” Then Diana and Holly Lambert (pictured above) sang “Offering.”

Featured testimonies: Dwight Baltzell told how the first time he testified was as a new convert fifty-two years ago, after the Lord saved him at the age of eighteen. Karen Barrett testified that when her grandfather first attended an Apostolic Faith service in 1921, he commented, “There is enough ...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 4, 2018

Prelude: A flute trio with bass accompaniment played “Jesus Loves Me,” “Jesus Loves Even Me,” and “Trust and Obey.” A ladies’ choir then sang “Heaven’s Jubilee.”

Featured Testimonies: Sam Ajayi told of the complete change God made in his life when He saved him thirty-three years ago. Nikita Jones was thankful that she has a real relationship with God, and that He takes good care of her. Dianna Erdmann (pictured above) shared how she appreciates...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 4, 2018

Prelude: Gary Riler played “Spirit Medley” and “Draw Me Nearer” on the saxophone. The choir then sang “God and God Alone.”

First Special: Michael McCarville, Peter Moberg, and Shawn Worthington (pictured above) sang “He Leadeth Me.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Luke 14:16-24.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “Without the Cross.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Matthew 5:6 for his message on the importance of having a spiritual hunger, and instructed his listeners to be careful what they fill their time with,...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

November 2, 2018

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Just a Little Talk with Jesus.” The choir followed, singing “Are You Dressed for the Wedding?”

Featured Testimonies: Katia Fedosov (pictured above) told how something happened at school recently that caused her to panic, but she asked the Lord to help her and He did. Austin Baltzell said he was driving into a dangerous intersection earlier this week, and felt that another driver was going to pull out in front...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 28, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “I Will Serve Thee” and “I’m Gonna Fly Away Medley,” featuring Matt Hanson on the banjo. The choir then sang “I Will Exalt You.”

Featured Testimonies: Dave Andersen shared his journey as a rock-and-roll band member seeking to find out if God was real, and how God led him to the truth, saved him, and enabled him to raise his family in a Christian home. Kathy Green was thankful that although...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 28, 2018

Prelude: A brass ensemble with organ played “Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven,” and “All People that on Earth do Dwell.” The choir followed, singing “Rejoice, the Lord Is King.”

First Special: The octet sang “Sanctuary” with “Total Praise.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read 1 Peter 2:20-24.

Last Special: Victoria Heintz (pictured above) sang “Take Your Harp Down,” with Cheryl Paulsen accompanying on the harp.

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached from Matthew 5:1-5, describing the blessings that come to those who...

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