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Easter Morning Service

April 4, 2021

Though Easter is always a special time, it was particularly joyful this year considering that the congregation had been unable to gather in person for Easter last year. It was simply wonderful to be with the family of God and celebrate the victory Christ won through His death and resurrection!

The Easter service began with a prelude by a brass ensemble playing “Up from the Grave He Arose” and “Jesus Shall Reign.” The congregation then sang a ...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 4, 2021

Prelude: Gary Riler (pictured above) played “Were You There?” and “Praise to the Lord” on the saxophone.

Testimony: Natalie Tonning shared that although she did not grow up in a Christian home and her parents divorced when she was young, she learned about the Gospel from her grandmother and was saved at a young age. She is thankful that as she grew older, her church family supported her spiritually in many ways, which helped...

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Good Friday Service

April 2, 2021

Prelude: A young string quartet played “Were You There?” and “At the Cross.”

Scripture Readings: Tom Pricskett read Matthew 27:27-31, Luke 23:34-43, and Matthew 27: 46-54.

Specials: A young ladies’ ensemble sang “You Are My King (Amazing Love),” a young men’s ensemble sang “Written in Red,” and Marcus Luka sang “Via Dolorosa.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached from John 19:16-22, speaking of the price Jesus paid on the Cross for the sins of all mankind.

Final Special: Emmaline Worthington...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 28, 2021

Prelude: Violinist Jane Ewers (pictured above) played “Ashokan Farewell” and “The Holy City.”

Testimony: Sherry Chen testified how a case of insomnia brought her to the Lord. A scary incident happened one night when she couldn’t sleep, and when God showed her that His hand had been over her in that situation, as well as throughout her life, she surrendered her heart to Him.

First Special: Peter Moberg and Ashley Morgan sang “Yes, I know.”

Testimony: Rod Tarpo said...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 28, 2021

Prelude: A trumpet quintet played “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “To God Be the Glory.”

First Special: An octet (pictured above) sang “Ancient of Days Processional.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Luke 19:28-40.

Last Special: The octet sang “Lord of All.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read Luke 19:45-48, reminding his listeners that they are the temple of God, and just as the Temple at Jerusalem needed cleansing, so does every heart. If one will repent of his sins,...

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Friday Evening Service

March 26, 2021

Prelude: Claire Moberg played “Sonata (Saint Saens)” and “Do You Know My Jesus?” on the clarinet.

Testimony: Kaye Montgomery testified that when she was a young mother, unhappy in life and marriage, she and her husband attended an Apostolic Faith service where she went to the altar and God washed away her sins. He gave her the happiness she longed for, and healed her marriage, which has now lasted fifty-three years.

First Special: Deborah Brenner...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 21, 2021

Prelude: Josh Friesen played “Trusting Jesus” and “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” on the trumpet.

Testimony: Diana Lambert was thankful the Lord saved her when she was only four years old, and sanctified her around age nine. Recently the Lord helped her make another consecration, and gave her peace when she told Him she was willing to give it to Him.

First Special: Holly and Diana Lambert sang “Amazing Love.”

Testimony: Marianne Tarpo mentioned growing up in...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 21, 2021

Prelude: Sungun Yune, Janice Calhoun, and Cheryl Paulsen played an organ/piano/harp trio of “Daystar” and He’s Coming Soon Medley.”

First Special: Randy Baltzell and Gary Riler sang “Joy of My Desire.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Luke 15:1-10.

Last Special: Randy Baltzell sang “How Long Has it Been?”

Sermon: Dave Lambert brought the message from Luke 15:11-13, speaking of three parables Jesus gave on finding the lost. Brother Dave assured his listeners that any who are spiritually lost can be...

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Friday Evening Service

March 19, 2021

Prelude: Hannah Cook (pictured above) played a flute solo of “Sicilienne” and “Come, Christians, Join to Sing.”

Testimony: Shirley Johnson shared how the Lord saved her soon after she graduated from high school. About four years later she married, and eventually her husband, Bud, was called to preach, and later to be a pastor. They pastored in various cities, and then moved back to Portland to retire when Brother Bud’s health declined. The Lord...

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