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Friday Evening Service

September 30, 2016

Prelude: Sam Cantrell and Johnny Musgrave played a trombone duet including “Come, Christians, Join to Sing,” “I’m Feeling Fine,” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” Sam and Jon Cantrell followed by singing “I’m Climbing Up the Mountain.”

Featured Testimonies: Lonnie Carlson praised God, saying there is no place he would rather be than in church with like-minded people. Sylvia Phillips was thankful God has been with them through sixty-six years of marriage, and has...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 27, 2016

Prelude: Julianne Luka and Janice Calhoun played a piano/keyboard duet of “There’s Just Something About That Name.” A brass quartet of young men then played “I’ve Got a River of Life” and “I’ve Got Peace Like a River.”

Featured Testimonies: Tim Hammer gave thanks for the wonderful gift of salvation. Josh Friesen is thankful he is saved and sanctified, and can always ...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 25, 2016

Prelude: Justin and Dave Green and Rob Moen played “Jesus, Name Above All Names” and “Jesus Saves” on their trumpets. The choir sang “I’ll Take the Old Highway (medley).”

Testimonies: Jennifer Worthington (pictured above) gave thanks that even in dark times, the light of Jesus is always bright in her life. Faith Wright told how she got saved at the recent youth retreat. Shelly Barley thanked the Lord for her Christian heritage, Christian grandparents, and...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 25, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “I Will Serve Thee” and Fanfare and Processional on “The Church’s One Foundation.” The choir sang “We Will Serve Him.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Acts 3:6-18.

First Special: Shawn Worthington, Dan Hall, and Michael McCarville sang “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” (pictured above).

Last Special: The choir sang an arrangement of “Face to Face.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Acts 3:19-20 for...

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Back to School Palooza

September 24, 2016

A rock climbing wall, bounce house, an inflated obstacle course, crafts, prizes—these are just a few of the activities that awaited the children and young people who came to the Back-to-School Palooza on September 24. This event is our way of kicking-off a new year in Sunday school; it is a special treat for our students and a good way to let other neighborhood kids know that they are welcome to join us too.

Games,...

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Fall Bible Study Series

September 21, 2016

An eight-part Bible study series called “The Twelve: Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Calling” began this Wednesday in the Fellowship Lodge.

The first session introduced the series, giving an overview of who the disciples were and why we are studying them. Ed Habre was the speaker and he pointed out that shortly before Jesus chose the twelve, He had asked all of his followers to pray that God would send more laborers to do His work. The twelve ...

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Tuesday Youth Service

September 20, 2016

Prelude: Julianne Luka performed “Wonderful Savior” and “Beautiful One” on viola. The youth choir sang “Everlasting.”

Testimonies: Susie Lucescu said she was encouraged in her faith as she attended the recent youth challenge and saw many others like her serving the Lord. Victoria Worthington told of how the Lord showed her that she needs to give more of her time to Him if she is serious about drawing closer to Him. Emmaline Worthington and Marcus...

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Youth Retreat

September 18, 2016

About fifty of our young people traveled to the Sunriver Resort near Bend, Oregon, for a youth retreat over the weekend of September 16-18. Along with them were several youth ministers, a small but faithful cooking crew, and a few more parents who served as chaperones.

Vans left the church around 2:00 p.m. and delivered the young people to one of three houses that were rented for the weekend; one for the girls and two ...

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Promotion Sundays

September 18, 2016

As kids head back to school and we resume our regular full schedule of activities at church, we know summer is ending. We also know that it is about time for the Sunday school classes to be promoted to the next grade, and some to the next department. It is an exciting time of year!

Most students switched to their new classes on Sunday, September 11. In the Beginners Department, which includes several dozen two- to five-year-olds, ...

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