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Sunday Evening Service

August 18, 2019

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played a medley on the violin of “I Love You, Lord” and “More Love to Thee,” followed by “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” The choir then sang “Dwelling in Beulah Land.”

Testimonies: Rosie Lambert testified that she is thankful for the miracles God has done in her life, including when He healed her younger daughter as a baby. Samuel Asaya Sr. said that he “had a little talk with Jesus” forty-six years ago that...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 18, 2019

Prelude: Rebekah Moen, Kristi Riler, and Denise Wilson played a flute trio of “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” Then the choir (pictured above) sang “God, and God Alone.”

First special: The octet sang “Born to Praise.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read 1 Corinthians 1:24-31.

Last special: Michael McCarville played the piano and sang “Think About His Love.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert read 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 for his text, and encouraged the congregation to depend on God for...

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Friday Evening Service

August 16, 2019

Prelude: Russell Mathews played “Savior, Like a Shepherd, Lead Us” and “Come, Christians, Join to Sing,” on the organ.

Featured Testimonies: Butch Carey said he has been reflecting recently on the change God made in his life when he got saved, and he is thankful for God’s faithfulness down through the years. Catey Hinkle testified that it was a privilege to attend the camp meetings in Chile and Peru, and she was encouraged by how...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 11, 2019

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Are You Washed in the Blood?” A Brenner ladies’ quartet then sang “For I’m Persuaded to Believe.”

Featured Testimonies: Nikita Jones told about a recent trial where she longed to feel the Lord’s presence, and through fervent prayer felt the Lord’s touch and learned God was always there, even when she could not feel Him. Christi Larrechea was thankful that youth camp is...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 11, 2019

Prelude: Kristi Riler (pictured above) played a flute solo including “Near to the Heart of God,” “Children of the Heavenly Father,” and “Blessed Assurance.” The choir followed by singing “My Tribute.”

First Special: Gary Wolfe, Gary Riler, and Michael McCarville sang “He Leadeth Me.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read from Psalm 133:1-3.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “The Pearl.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Corinthians 1:9-11 to emphasize the importance of unity, saying it is possible to have unity for the...

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Friday Evening Service

August 9, 2019

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played a medley of songs including “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “There’s Something about that Name,” and “Better Is One Day” on the cello.

Featured Testimonies: Shelby Warberg was thankful she got saved at age nine while attending her first youth camp, and was richly blessed for the privilege to be a co-counselor this year. Maria Green told how blessed she was to be a youth camp counselor and have...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 4, 2019

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.” The choir then sang “You Are God.”

Skit: Jeff Bishop and Ryan Chasteen performed a skit they had done at youth camp which portrayed Jesus and Peter discussing Peter’s failures and his need for God’s grace, which is freely given.

Featured Testimonies: Katia Fedosov gave thanks that the Lord helped her to let go of bitterness and hurt, and to forgive. Tyler Green (pictured above) ...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 4, 2019

Prelude: Shawn Worthington performed “My Tribute” and “Doxology (Old 100th)” on the organ. The choir then sang, “Glorious Is Thy Name.”

First Special: Victoria Heintz and Emmaline and Mikayla Worthington (pictured above) sang “Chain Breaker.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 5:13-16.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “For All My Sin.”

Sermon: The focal point of Dave Lambert’s message, taken from Matthew 5:13-14, was the importance of the Christian life being as salt (purifying or flavoring) and light (necessary for life),...

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Northwest Youth Camp 2019

August 3, 2019

Northwest Youth Camp 2019 began Monday morning, July 29. Campers came from the Portland church, as well as from the branch churches in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada, and converged at the Mayfield Lake campsite. Most of the 290 attendees, including staff and students, arrived by noon, full of energy and excitement and looking much cleaner than they would for the next five days. The theme this year was “Jesus Is Coming Again,”...

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Friday Evening Service

August 2, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Cheryl Paulsen played a piano/harp duet, which included: “Jesus Whispers Peace,” “Master, the Tempest is Raging,” “Wonderful Peace,” “Peace in My Heart to Stay,” and “Sweet Peace, the Gift of God’s Love.” They concluded with “In the Garden,” as Shawn Worthington read the history of this song. The congregation then joined in singing to finish the prelude.

Featured Testimonies: Ashley Morgan told how the Lord has been her rock, shelter, peace,...

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