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Sunday Morning Service

March 22, 2020

Prelude: Kristi Riler played a piano solo of “Give Thanks.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Psalm 34:1-19.

First Special: Gary played a saxophone solo of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.”

Testimonies: Brother Gary said when he was growing up he didn’t understand what it meant to be saved from sin, but when he was in his twenties he was invited to church, and eventually he gave his life to the Lord, and God made a real change in...

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Portland Church Schedule Changes

March 18, 2020

A Message from Rev. Darrel Lee on COVID-19 Changes

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, federal, state, and local jurisdictions here in the United States have issued a variety of recommendations and requirements regarding public gatherings. These continue to change frequently.

As a result, our Portland church has cancelled all public church services and events until further notice. We recommend that our U.S. branch churches follow the guidelines for their localities. Outside of...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

March 8, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and “Christ, the Solid Rock.” Then the choir sang “Hear the Call.”

Featured Testimonies: Josh Friesen said when he plays his trumpet in competitions or performances he usually gets really nervous, which has a bad effect on his playing. However, last weekend when he played in an important contest, the Lord really helped him do well. Julianne Luka shared that last summer she prayed...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 8, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Be Thou My Vision” and “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken.” The choir followed, singing “Jesus Saves” with orchestra accompaniment.

First Special: The octet (pictured above) sang “Four Days Late.”

Scripture Reading: James Timbilla read Judges 6:11-24.

Last Special: Rosie Lambert sang “The Altar.”

Sermon: Tim DeBusk, pastor of our church in Chehalis, Washington, used Isaiah 43:1-4 for his text, assuring his listeners that God has great plans for them and that if...

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Friday Evening Service

March 6, 2020

Prelude: The brass played “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “When We All Get to Heaven Medley.” The choir then sang “Lead On, O King Eternal.”

Featured Testimonies: Kristin Lee was thankful the Lord undertook in a medical situation recently where a surgery was needed but not covered by insurance, but after praying, approval for the surgery was granted. Deborah Brenner shared that lately she had been feeling discontented, but the Lord showed ...

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Thursday Evening Service

March 5, 2020

Prelude: A youth string quartet (pictured above) played “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” and “Concerto in E Minor,” followed by a ladies’ choir singing “Standin’ in the Need of Prayer.”

Testimonies: Gary Wolfe said God healed him fifty-nine years ago after he had been in and out of the hospital for a year, and God also brought him through another serious health problem last October. Becky Sha testified that during recent special meetings in Richmond, California,...

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Wednesday Evening Service

March 4, 2020

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “I’d Rather Have Jesus” and “Wonderful Words of Life.” Then a men’s choir sang “Water from the Rock” with Marcus Luka as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Shelby Warberg testified that she was saved at nine years old, and she is thankful for friends from church and also family members who encourage her. Michael McCarville said he is thankful for the volunteer musicians who participate in the Lord’s work, and for...

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Tuesday Evening Service

March 3, 2020

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Sungun Yune played several songs including “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” and “Blessed Be the Name of the Lord” on the piano and keyboard. Then the choir sang “Battlefield Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Diana Lambert testified that recently she was feeling some discouragement, but when she prayed and gave everything to God, the burden was lifted and she knew God had answered her prayer. Lisa DeBusk said she will...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 1, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Amazing Grace” and “Jesus in My Heart Medley.” Then the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “I’ve Never Gotten Over Gettin’ Saved,” featuring a male quartet.

Featured Testimonies: Emmaline Worthington was thankful for God’s guidance, explaining that recently she was applying to colleges and felt inclined to discontinue the process with one of them, and then she learned that college would soon close. Greg Bishop shared how, during the Portland...

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