Portland News

Senior Christmas Luncheon

December 5, 2017

On the afternoon of Tuesday, December 5, Darrel and Debbie Lee hosted the annual senior Christmas luncheon. In the days before, there had been a flurry of activity by the cooking crew and those setting up. And actually, there was planning even weeks in advance by those choosing the menu and the theme for decorating. The day of the event turned out to be a brilliant, crisp, sunny day in Portland! This was appreciated...

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Sunday Evening Service

December 3, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “O Come, O Come Emanuel,” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” The choir then joined the orchestra and sang “Good News, Great Joy!”

Featured Testimonies: Barry Morgan gave thanks for his Christian upbringing and was thrilled that his youngest son wanted his family to gather around him as he asked Jesus into his heart. Samuel Asaya was thankful he was able to move to Portland with his son’s family and that they can worship...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 3, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Away in a Manger” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Then the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Glad Tidings.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Psalm 132:1-18.

First Special: An octet (pictured above) sang “O Come, Let Us Adore Him.”

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “Silent Night,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on guitar.

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Psalm 133:1-3 for his text, and said when God’s people are in unity, and their hearts are in harmony with God, He...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

December 1, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The choir with Mikayla Worthington as soloist followed by singing “Shepherds, Go Tell.”

Featured Testimonies: Patrick Lee was thankful to be saved, sanctified, and to be where God wants him to be. Marcus Luka told how much he appreciated God’s help in his first year of high school, and also for the blessing of church friends who attend his school....

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Sunday Evening Service

November 26, 2017

Prelude: The Serenaders played “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” “Ring the Bells of Heaven,” and “Joy to the World.” A Brenner ladies' group then sang “It’s About the Cross.”

Featured Testimonies: Rosie Lambert shared how the doctors thought she would have no brain function when she was born but the Lord healed her, and she was often first to learn things before her twin sister. Dixie Bowlsby gave thanks for God’s healing touch as...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 26, 2017

Prelude: Gary Riler played “Savior Medley” and “Let There Be Praise” on the saxophone. The choir followed, singing “To God Be the Glory.”

First Special: A ladies’ quartet sang “I Call Him Lord.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read John 9:1-11.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “Then Jesus Came.”

Sermon: David Lambert (pictured above), pastor in Woodlake, California, preached from Psalm 51:10-12 and spoke of the restoration God offers to those who will come to Him in faith and repentance.

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Sunday Morning Thanksgiving Service

November 19, 2017

A Thanksgiving service was held Sunday morning, November 19, and the orchestra began in a spirit of gratitude as they played “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” and “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” The choir then joined them for a grand version of the song “How Great Is Our God,” which included a Scripture reading by Butch Carey from Philippians 4:6-7 and Psalm 145:1-13. Verses 8-10 of the second reading said, “The

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Sunday Evening Service

November 19, 2017

A string quartet with oboe played “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “Redeemed,” and “Winter by Vivaldi.” The choir then sang “Redeemed,” with brass accompaniment.

Featured testimonies: Hunter McCarville testified that he got his driver’s license a week ago, and he is thankful for God’s protection. Ann McCarville said she is thankful God called her before she went too far into sin, and for how real the experiences of sanctification and the baptism of the Holy ...

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Friday Evening Service

November 17, 2017

Prelude: Brian, Marcus, and Annika Ewers (pictured above) played “There Is a Redeemer” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” on their violins. Then Alicia Parker, Ashley Morgan, and Deborah Brenner sang “Great Is the Lord.”

Featured testimonies: Valerie Pricskett recounted a time when her husband drove over a piece of metal and damaged the gas tank, but they found out later that God protected them from a serious accident that occurred while they...

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