Portland News

Father's Day Service

June 17, 2018

The Sunday morning meeting on Father’s Day began with the orchestra playing a beautiful “Canon on ‘The Love of God’” and “Now Unto the King Eternal.” The choir then sang “Mighty King.” During congregational singing, earthly fathers were remembered in the hymn “Faith of Our Fathers,” and then the heavenly Father was remembered in “How Great Thou Art.”

After prayer, Darrel Lee asked all the fathers in the room to stand and be acknowledged, beginning...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 17, 2018

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Jesus Loves Me” and “Praise to the Lord.” Jennifer Worthington and Victoria Heintz following by singing “Light from Heaven.”

Featured Testimonies: Ethel Hodson told how their family moved to Portland in 1948, and even though she did not totally understand the Gospel, God wonderfully saved her and has kept her since then. Chet King (pictured above) praised the Lord for saving him fifty years ago and spoke...

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Friday Evening Service

June 15, 2018

Prelude: Josh Friesen played a trumpet solo including “Jesus, Name Above All Names,”and “You Are My All in All.”

Featured Testimonies: Troy Ross was thankful God immediately healed his back recently after the ministers anointed and prayed for him. Hunter McCarville was thankful his employer gave him time off to attend camp meeting and some vacation time as well. Bob Downey shared a recent blessing, telling how he needed a key which cost $150 to...

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Tuesday Evening Service

June 12, 2018

Prelude: An ensemble with Matt Hanson on banjo, Dale Copko on the bass, and Russell Mathews on piano played “God Be With You” and “Are You Washed in the Blood?”

Featured Testimonies: Debbie Lee was thankful for the privilege to attend the recent church dedication in Oceanside, New York. Tom Pricskett told how in his military bunk forty-nine years ago he realized Jesus’ love for him, and he surrendered his life to the Lord that...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 10, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Sungun Yune played a piano and organ duet of “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and “It Is Truly Wonderful.” The choir then sang “Lord of All.”

First Special: A vocal ensemble sang “More than Conquerors.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Revelation 4:1-11.

Last Special: Michael McCarville (pictured above) sang “Go Light Your World,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on the guitar.

Sermon: Erik Calhoun used Revelation 5:9-13 for his text, describing John’s vision of the throne room...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 10, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “My Jesus, I Love Thee” and “Power in the Blood.” Caleb and Moriah Copko then sang “My Redeemer Lives.”

Featured Testimonies: Catey Hinkle said when her passport was stolen last year in Europe, at first she felt like she had lost the one thing a traveler must never lose. Then she realized that was not correct – she still had her salvation and God, which are much more important. Trina Ruiz (pictured ...

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Friday Evening Serivce

June 8, 2018

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington and Annika Ewers played an oboe/violin duet of “Just a Closer Walk” and “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka told how she had lost an important item that morning, but after she prayed it was found. Caleb Copko stated that he also lost something recently, and it was not found, but he gives God praise anyway and is thankful God is always there. Irina Fedosov said the Lord recently reminded her...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

June 3, 2018

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Days of Elijah,” then the choir sang “Big, Mighty God.”

Featured Testimonies: Katia Fedosov said the Lord saved her three years ago at camp meeting and sanctified her a year later. Annika Ewers (pictured above) was thankful that she can count on God through the hard days, and for how He guides her. Trent Paulsen shared how the Lord sanctified him at the age of seven, and he stated that...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 3, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh How He Loves You and Me,” and “O, How I Love Jesus.” The choir then sang “Agnus Dei,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A ladies’ quartet sang “I Rejoice in Your Love.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read John 21:15-19.

Last Special: Erin Morgan (pictured above) sang “O Come to the Altar,” accompanied by Seth Morgan on the guitar.

Sermon: Bill McKibben, pastor in Seattle, Washington, preached from John 21:20-23, and said just as Jesus asked Peter to “Follow...

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Friday Evening Service

June 1, 2018

Prelude: Susan Anderson played a medley of “Because He Lives” and “He Lives,” and then “Frasquita Serenade” on the violin. She then accompanied Randy Kaady as he sang “It’s in My Heart.”

Featured Testimonies: Norman Burgess shared how he knelt in a hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of twenty-six, and asked God to come in and change his life. His wife, Pauline, was thankful for how the Lord was with them several...

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