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Sunday Morning Service

March 19, 2017

Prelude: Shawn Worthington (pictured above) played “Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know” and “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” on the organ. The choir then sang “Revelation 19.”

First Special: Chris and Jillian Luka sang “Revelation Song,” with Chris accompanying them on the guitar.

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Matthew 12:22-29.

Last Special: Imelda Nedelcu sang “Majesty (Here I Am).”

Sermon: Reading from Matthew 12:29, Darrel Lee warned against the “strong man” (the devil) who wants to control people’s lives....

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Sunday Evening Service

March 19, 2017

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Rob Moen, Dave Green, and Randy Baltzell played “There’s Something About that Name” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name.” The choir followed, singing “I’ve Got a Feeling.”

Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington shared how she was saved at a young age, and said Jesus is always with her. Earl Phillips said March 21 will be sixty-nine years since the Lord saved him and delivered him from cigarettes. Catey Hinkle...

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Friday Evening Service

March 17, 2017

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington (pictured above) played “Concerto in E Flat” on the oboe.

Featured Testimonies: Sandy Cripps rejoiced that after being gone away from the Lord for ten years, God brought her back and saved her at special meetings, and also sanctified her. Tom Pricskett said it was forty-eight years ago yesterday since the Lord saved him, and he was thankful people prayed for him. Carter Luka was thankful Jesus saved him a few weeks...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 12, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “There’s Room at the Cross” and “Testimony Medley.” The choir, with soloist Deborah Brenner, followed by singing “Joy in My Heart,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Moriah Copko said March 8 was the nineteenth anniversary since a car hit her and she should have been killed, but the Lord performed a miracle and today she only has a tiny scar. Caleb Copko told how before his eighteenth birthday, the Lord...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 12, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Thou Art Worthy” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, then sang “All Praise to You, Almighty King.”

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Alicia Parker, Kristin Lee, and Jennifer Buss (pictured above) sang “I Rejoice in Your Love.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read from 2 Kings 6:15-23.

Last Special: Emily Luka sang “Broken and Spilled Out.”

Sermon: Charles Schleicher, pastor in Madison, Wisconsin, preached from John 1:5 about God’s light and...

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Friday Evening Service

March 10, 2017

Prelude: A Serenaders' group (pictured above) played “Jesus Loves Me” and “In the Sweet By and By.” The choir followed by singing “Be Exalted, O God.”

Featured Testimonies: Janelle Parker was thankful that God healed her of carpal tunnel syndrome after putting in a simple prayer request. Rachel Parker is grateful God showed her one Sunday morning that she wasn’t ready for the Rapture, and she repented of her sins and God saved her. Dawn Boyce testified ...

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Thursday Evening Service

March 9, 2017

Prelude: A trombone quartet played “Ever Gentle, Ever Sweet” and “Just a Little Talk with Jesus.” An octet then sang “Send it On Down.”

Featured Testimonies: Paula Jordan testified that when she moved to Grants Pass six months ago, she was nervous about applying for a job, but God gave her a job that she absolutely loves. Lisa DeBusk said that in a couple months it will be forty years since the Lord saved her, and she is...

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Wednesday Evening Service

March 8, 2017

Prelude: Rosie Lambert played a medley of songs on the piano, including “Spirit of the Living God,” “In the Presence of Jehovah,” and “Near to the Heart of God.” A Worthington-Luka ladies’ ensemble (pictured above) then sang “Hosanna.”

Featured Testimonies: Allison Calhoun testified that she was saved fifteen years ago on March 10, and she is thankful that God led her to a good husband, who is also a great dad to their children. Erik...

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Tuesday Evening Service

March 7, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Beulah Land” and “Sound the Battle Cry.” Then a mixed sextet sang “Heavenly News.”

Featured Testimonies: Jill Anderson (pictured above) said that when she was first saved, the song “It Is Well with My Soul” was often on her mind, and through the ups and downs of life, she is thankful that she can still say it is well with her soul. Ian Anderson stated that ever since he was saved ...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 5, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “There’s Something About that Name” and “Rejoice! Rejoice!” The choir sang “Come, Christians, Join to Sing,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Kristi Riler said she has been having problems with the hearing in one of her ears but was thankful the Lord helped her Saturday as she accompanied soloists and ensembles for a contest. Amanda Lesher mentioned a difficult health challenge she has been dealing with, but said the ...

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