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Sunday Evening Service

February 26, 2017

Prelude:A trombone quartet of Rich Barrett, Mike Friesen, Curt Cook, and Sam Cantrell, performed two songs, “All He Wants Is You,” and “Just Over in the Glory Land.” A Luka-Worthington ladies’ ensemble sang “Hosanna.”

Testimonies: Bobbi Downey was thankful for God’s daily protection and shared that recently a man went past a stop sign, driving fast, but both she and the man managed to swerve and avoid a collision. Crystal Sletmoe praised the Lord for...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 26, 2017

Prelude: Claudia Hanson and Sungun Yune played a cello duet of “In the Still of the Night,” “My Peace I Give Unto You,” and “Amazing Grace.” The choir then sang “Hallelujah, Our God Reigns.”

First special: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” was sung by a quartet of Shawn Worthington, Peter Moberg, Jillian Luka, and Deborah Brenner.

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Luke 7:36-42.

Last special: Randy Kaady sang a song written by Ted Friesen titled “I Will...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

February 24, 2017

Ed Habre led the adult Bible Study on the first four chapters of 1 Corinthians. He first some descriptive background about Corinth, including some history and information on its location. At the time of Paul’s writing, Corinth was a prominent trade city made up of many cultures. The Corinthians enjoyed great material prosperity and intellectual superiority, and this combination led to moral corruption.

Paul’s letter to the Corinthians addressed a foundational spiritual problem that threatened to tear...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

February 24, 2017

The first youth focus session of 2017 was held Friday, February 24. As usual, the evening began with a meal—gyro sandwiches and “Krispy ice cream” (a concoction involving chocolate-peanut-butter Krispy treats rolled into vanilla ice cream) for dessert. The whole meal was a hit!

After dinner, the group moved to the front of the room and joined in a few worship songs including “How Great Is Our God” and “This Is Amazing Grace.” Then Ryan...

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Tuesday Evening Service

February 21, 2017

Prelude:Rebekka Moen played “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Be Thou My Vision” on the flute.

First special: The choir sang “Isn’t the Love of Jesus Something Wonderful?”

Testimonies: Chet King gave thanks for the Lord saving him forty-eight years ago. Cliff Paulsen thanked the Lord that he has been saved now for fifty-six years. Phyllis Waddell told of getting saved the first Sunday of camp meeting when she was sixteen, and she was sanctified later that day during the ...

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Sunday Evening Service

February 19, 2017

Prelude: A Serenaders' group of Curt Cook, Matt Hanson, and Shawn Worthington played “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” and “In the Sweet By and By.” Then the choir sang “I’ve Got Joy!” with Deborah Brenner as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Yvonne Wilson thanked God that she could attend the Chile camp meeting this year and spoke of a very special altar service where the Lord really poured out His blessings. Duane Wilson testified that he...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 19, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” and “Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So.” Then the choir sang “Welcome to the House of the Lord” featuring a vocal trio of Jillian Luka, Michael McCarville, and Imelda Nedelcu.

First Special: The octet sang “How Great Is Our God.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Psalm 87:1-7.

Last Special: The choir sang “Come to the Water.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Psalm 87:5-6, explaining that the Gospel is...

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Friday Evening Service

February 17, 2017

Prelude: Curt Cook played a trombone solo of “Day by Day” and “Sound the Battle Cry.” Then Gary Wolfe and Norman Hall (pictured above) sang “There Is Someone.”

Featured testimonies: Chris Luka said his family has been using their devotional time to study the basic Bible doctrines, and he has been encouraged to see his children embracing the Gospel. Al Smith said his recent cataract surgery enabled him to see at a greater distance and in more vivid...

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Tuesday Evening Service

February 14, 2017

Prelude: Jillian and Julianne Luka played a cello and violin duet of “He Keeps Me Singing” and “In My Heart There Rings a Melody.”

Featured Testimonies: Darrel Lee stated that his marriage began as an adventure forty-one years ago on this date, with several challenges on their wedding day, but God intervened and has continued to be with them since then. Debbie Lee testified that she gave her heart to God when young and life has turned ...

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Beginner's Valentine Program

February 12, 2017

After a nearly two-month delay (due to weather), the congregation was finally able to enjoy the Beginner Program at the beginning of the Sunday morning service on February 12. Originally planned as a Christmas program for December 18, the theme was changed slightly to a Valentine’s Day message celebrating God’s love.

As the performers assembled, the junior orchestra played several songs including “His Banner Over Me Is Love” and “He Is Lord.” Then the program...

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