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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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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

November 14, 2017

Prelude: Julianne Luka played “Let There Be Praise” and “We Bow Down” on the viola. The choir then sang “Open Up the Heavens.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka testified that God helped her defend her stand at school when she was the only “no” vote in her class on a certain statement. Maya Nedelcu said she is thankful for God’s protection and that she has a testimony that she is saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy ...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 12, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “I’d Rather Have Jesus” and “Shout to the Lord.” Then the choir sang “Right in the Middle.”

Featured Testimonies: Moriah Copko said she is thankful for the family of God and the encouragement she has received since the death of her cousins. Steve Hopper (pictured above) testified that recently he asked God to help him be a better witness to his high school students, and a short time later, he had...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 12, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “All Hail the Power.” Then the choir sang “In the Name of the Lord,” accompanied by the brass.

First Special: A male quartet sang “Grateful for His Goodness.”

Scripture Reading: Psalm 91:1-16 was read by Erik Calhoun.

Last Special: Christi Larrechea sang “O Come to the Altar.”

Sermon: Wayne Butler (pictured above), visiting from Dallas, Oregon, took his text from Psalm 91:1-16 and spoke on the benefits of walking close to the ...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

November 10, 2017

The November youth focus session was held on November 10, beginning with a meal of salads and hot ham and cheese sandwiches, and concluding with molten lava chocolate cake. Following this, the young people participated in a repeat of last month’s popular Bible trivia game. This time the teams were strictly geographical—the left side of the room versus the right side. One question was, “Who preached and three thousand were saved?” Some of ...

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