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Sunday Morning Service

February 18, 2018

Prelude: Dave and Justin Green and Rob Moen played a trumpet trio rendition of  “All that Thrills My Soul” and “Power in the Blood.” The choir then sang “The Church Will Live on Forever.”

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu and Mimi Witham (pictured above) sang “More Love, More Power.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Luke 17:26-37.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “Under His Wings.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Revelation 19:7-9, speaking of the importance of making one’s reservation for the Marriage...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

February 16, 2018

This month's youth focus session was held February 16 and began with a meal of chili, bread, marinated veggies, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Following the meal, Trent Paulsen began a study session on the existence of an absolute moral law. To open the topic, the group watched a skit about two people playing the game of Monopoly, but the players made up the rules as they went along. For example, after rolling...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

February 16, 2018

Tom Pricskett taught about Holiness in Financial Matters for part six of the Living Holy Bible study series. Beginning with the key verses in Matthew 6:19-21, he spoke about spiritual treasures which are incorruptible, compared to treasures of this world which are easily destroyed.

Brother Tom also read part of the lesson handout which states, “Godly financial stewardship is the use of God-given resources for the accomplishment of God-given goals. It is not based on...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

February 13, 2018

Prelude: Julianne Luka played a viola solo of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “There Is Power in the Blood.” The youth choir then sang “Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Troy Ross was thankful God gives peace and that he can cast his cares on Him. Azaria Charles moved to Portland from New York one month ago, and said last week she woke up in terrible pain. Normally in this situation she would ask her mom to pray...

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Sunday Evening Service

February 11, 2018

Prelude: Susan Anderson played a violin solo of “Peace, Peace,” “From the Canebrake Op 5, No. 1,” and “Jesus, Rose of Sharon.” The choir then sang “God Says You’re Gonna Make it.”

Featured Testimonies: Deborah Brenner was thankful for how the Spirit of God has worked in her life to draw her closer to Jesus. Duane Wilson said 2017 was a difficult year with health issues, the loss of a loved one, and then financial...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 11, 2018

Prelude: The junior orchestra played “He Is Exalted,” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” A young ladies’ ensemble (pictured above) followed, singing “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” and “We Will Lift Up the Name of the Lord.”

First Special: Angela Lucescu, Maya Nedelcu, and Emmaline Worthington sang “Better Is One Day.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read from Luke 16:19-22.

Last Special: Shelby Warberg sang “He Will Carry You,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on the guitar.

Sermon: Darrel...

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Friday Evening Service

February 9, 2018

Prelude: Shyla Piper (pictured above) played “Deep River” and “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” on the clarinet. Ashley, Ellen, and Caitlyn Morgan then sang “Go Ask.”

Featured Testimonies: The Rael family, visiting from Los Angeles, opened the testimony service. Julia Rael shared how the Lord saved her when she was only four years old, and made a difference in her heart that has lasted. Natalie Rael said she is thankful God cares about people...

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Tuesday Evening Service

February 6, 2018

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played the First Movement of “Down a River of Time” on the oboe.

Featured Testimonies: Kristin Lee told how she struggled to believe the Gospel was real when she was younger, but one night she prayed and God answered all her questions, and soon after that He saved her. Rosemary Worthington said although she was saved as a child, in her teen years she began to dabble in worldly things, but did...

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Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

February 4, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played a piano solo of “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Calvary’s Stream Is Flowing,” and “Oh, How He Loves You and Me.” The choir then sang “I Plead the Blood.”

Special: Butch Carey sang “Jesus Is Precious to Me.”

Lord's Supper Sermon: John Musgrave read from 1 Corinthians 11:23-31, which is the Apostle Paul’s historical account of the Lord’s Supper, where Jesus gave His followers an example to follow. Brother John said verse 26...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 4, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “10,000 Reasons,” and “Great Is the Lord.” The choir, with Victoria Worthington as soloist, sang “Blessed Be Your Name,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: The octet sang “This Is God’s House.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read John 5:24-29.

Last Special: Randy Baltzell (pictured above) sang “He’ll Never Leave Me.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used John 5:28-29 for his text and said that God gave man the choice to serve Him or not, and one day all will...

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