April Portland LINK
April 27, 2017
Prelude: Shawn Worthington played “More Love to Thee” and “Ode to Joy” on the organ. The choir followed by singing “Blessed Be the Rock.”
Featured Testimonies: Faye Stehlik (pictured above) rejoiced that after having been told in February that her cancer from fifteen years ago was back, she is currently cancer free! Anne Ajayi thanked the Lord for helping her pass the Bar exam, and she is trusting Him to direct her life. Tim Hammer shared ...
Prelude: The orchestra played “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” and “Doxology.” The choir then sang “Forever King,” with orchestral accompaniment.
First Special: The octet sang “It’s Almost Over.”
Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Revelation 2:1-7.
Last Special: Victoria Worthington (pictured above) sang “Give Me Jesus.”
Sermon: John Musgrave preached from Revelation 1:9-11 and 12-20, encouraging his listeners to be sure their love for the Lord is fresh and alive in their hearts, just as it was at the time of...
A youth focus session was held on April 21, beginning with a meal: Sloppy Joe’s and veggies for dinner with cookies and ice cream for dessert. After eating and visiting for about forty-five minutes, the young people gathered for a time of singing. David Warberg played piano and led several songs including “Our God Reigns” and “Thank You, Lord.” This was followed by a time for prayer requests.
The study session was led by Erik...
Friday evening, April 21, a Bible study session was held in the church chapel. This was part two of a three-part series on the book of 1 Corinthians, with this part focusing on chapters five through eleven. Ed Habre was the teacher and he opened with the Scripture from 1 Corinthians 5:6-7, ". . . Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may...
At this year’s Easter concert, Gary Riler directed the choir and orchestra as they presented a cantata titled “The Borrowed Tomb.” The drama cast included over two dozen actors who were directed by Tina Weaver.
In the first scene, Nicodemus (Bill Smith) and Joseph of Arimathaea (Doug Schuermyer) discussed their skepticism regarding a recent spiritual revival led by John the Baptist (Ryan Erdmann). Once Jesus (Jeff Yellott) stepped on the scene, the religious leaders immediately...
Prelude: The orchestra played “O How He Loves You and Me” and “Easter Song Overture.” The choir then sang “Jesus Christ Is the Risen Son,” accompanied by the orchestra.
First special: Shawn and Jennifer Worthington, Deborah Brenner, and Michael McCarville sang “The Lord Our God Is Risen.”
Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Matthew 28:1-9.
Last Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “He Became Poor.”
Sermon: John Musgrave preached from John 19:38-42, saying man cannot conquer sin on his own; it...
The Good Friday service featured special music selections to honor and remember Christ’s death that purchased our atonement. The orchestra began with “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” and “Lamb of Glory,” which was followed by a men’s trio singing “There Is a Fountain.” The congregation participated as well, singing, “I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary” and “O How He Loves You and Me.”
For the first special, the choir and orchestra...
Prelude: A string group played “Surely the Presence,” “Intermezzo,” and “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” Then the choir sang “This Is the Day.”
Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington expressed gratitude for God’s help recently when she had to take a national board exam. Nolan Roby shared how the Lord was with them when his wife had a stroke recently, and how they were able to let their light shine through the difficult circumstances. One of the nurses...
Prelude: The orchestra played “Antiphonal Praise” and “Crown Him King Medley.” The choir followed with “Blessed Is the King of Israel,” accompanied by the orchestra.
First Special: A ladies’ sextet sang “We Declare Your Majesty.”
Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Mark 11:1-11.
Last Special: Chris Luka sang “I Will Praise Him.”
Sermon: Preaching from Mark 11:15-18, Darrel Lee compared Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple with the cleansing of a person’s heart.
Watch the full service in the Media Center.