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Sunday Evening Youth Service

November 5, 2017

Prelude: The young people’s orchestra played “Are You Washed in the Blood?” The choir then sang “Your Love Awakens Me.”

Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington shared that she is a dental assistant, and recently when wishing for more time with God at her busy job, she was able to have an uplifting conversation with a Christian patient. Ade Asaya was thankful for traveling mercies when her husband recently made a long coast-to-coast trip. April Rudolph appreciated...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 5, 2017

Prelude: Organist Shawn Worthington played “A Quiet Place” and “Festival Alleluia.” The choir followed with “Be Exalted, O God.”

First Special: Mimi Witham and Imelda Nedelcu sang “Jesus, Lover of My Soul.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Romans 10:1-10.

Last Special: The choir sang “As the Deer.”

Sermon: Using Matthew 16:13-15 for his text, Andy Chasteen, visiting from Medford, Oregon (pictured above), asked his listeners who Jesus is to them, and assured them that He can be their Savior and King....

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Friday Evening Service

November 3, 2017

Prelude: The junior orchestra played “I’m Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing!” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” Isaiah Nedelcu then sang “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Michael Mathews said he was thankful he could point back to a time and place where the Lord saved him, and that He has kept him. Cassy Mathews said they are doing well in Port Angeles, and she is thankful for her roots in Portland...

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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 7

November 1, 2017

The fall Bible study series on “The Life and Teachings of Paul” continued on November 1 with a session taught by Earl Phillips on Paul’s mentoring of Christians. The primary texts were taken from 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. Brother Earl began by pointing out that these epistles from Paul were special because they were written to individuals, rather than to churches. In his opening greetings, Paul called the recipients his “sons,” revealing how...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 31, 2017

Prelude: Carter Luka (pictured above) played “Therefore the Redeemed,” “Jesus Loves Me,” and a classical piece on the bassoon.

Featured Testimonies: Ray Dickey told how the Lord saved him when he was a backslider, and said these days it is glorious to walk with Him. Heidi Copko related when she was eleven years old, at youth camp, the Lord helped her see that she could not do the right thing without His help, and that night ...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 29, 2017

Prelude: The Serenaders opened the meeting by playing “In the Sweet By and By” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Randy and Cindie Baltzell, and Gary and Kristi Riler (pictured above) then sang “I Feel Like Praising the Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Deborah Brenner was thankful for the blessing she received during her Sunday school class that morning, and how just learning to pray a simple prayer like “Jesus, help me to be true” encouraged her. Mackenzie Ewers...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 29, 2017

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played a piano solo of “Jesus' Name Medley” and “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship.” The choir followed by singing “Blessed Jesus.”

First Special: Jennifer and Victoria Worthington sang “I Want to Be Like Jesus.”

Scripture Reading: Ed Habre read Numbers 13:17-29.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “We Shall Behold Him.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Numbers 13:30-31 as his text, and encouraged his listeners to not only receive God’s salvation, but also to persevere until they receive sanctification,...

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Friday Evening Service

October 27, 2017

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played a cello solo of “Concerto #1 First Movement,” “Great Is the Lord,” and “I Love You, Lord.”

Featured testimonies: Tim Hammer told how God helps him to defeat discouragement by thinking about a favorite camp meeting song, “The Blood-Washed Pilgrim,” as this brings other encouraging thoughts to his mind. Matt Hanson was thankful for the Light that revealed his sin, and that God then mercifully forgave him and gave him power to live without sin....

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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 6

October 25, 2017

The seventh session of the fall Bible study series on “The Life and Teachings of Paul” was held on October 25. The topic, taught by Samuel Asaya, was Paul’s arrest and journey to Rome, and the text was Acts 23:3 through 28:16. Brother Samuel began by speaking about how Paul had a unique opportunity to share the Gospel with Roman leaders because he was a Roman citizen, and therefore had the right to present...

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