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Tuesday Evening Service

May 16, 2017

Prelude: Katia Fedosov played “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” on the cello. Henry Parker and Marcus Luka followed with a trombone duet of “I’m Feeling Mighty Fine” and “When We All Get to Heaven.”

Featured Testimonies: Mylo Ivany shared how the Lord saved him at camp meeting over four years ago. Troy Ross thanked the Lord for saving him during the 2005 camp meeting, and appreciates being in the...

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Mother's Day Service

May 14, 2017

The Mother’s Day Sunday morning service began with the orchestra playing the hymns “Be Thou My Vision” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The choir followed with the song of worship, “Where Your Glory Dwells,” and later the congregation sang “A Christian Home.”

During the announcements time, Darrel Lee asked all the great-great-grandmothers, great-grandmothers, grandmothers, and mothers to stand (pictured above) and to be acknowledged with applause and a colorful carnation. Then he named all...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 14, 2017

Prelude: A string quartet of John and Jennifer Buss and Matt and Claudia Hansen played “Sweet Hour of Prayer” and “Nearer My God to Thee.” Jim Ott joined the strings with his oboe and played “Gabriel’s Oboe.” The choir followed, singing “Wonderful Love…Matchless Grace.”

Featured Testimonies: Barry Morgan gave thanks for being raised in a Christian home, and said his personal decision to follow the Lord has served him well throughout his life. Chris...

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Friday Evening Service

May 12, 2017

Prelude: Annika Ewers played a classical number as a violin solo. Victoria, Mikayla and Emmaline Worthington followed, singing “You Are God Alone” and “How Great Is Our God”

Musical History Report and First Special: Russell Mathews played “Savior, Like a Shepard Lead Us” on the vibraphone. Jim Ott (pictured above) gave a brief history of the vibraphone, and mentioned various people who played this instrument in our church over the years. Russell then played “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y” ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

May 9, 2017

Prelude: Russell Mathews played “Beulah Land” and “Shout to the Lord” on the vibraphone.

Featured Testimonies: Sylvia Phillips praised God for being her stability throughout the many years since God saved her. Julianne Luka was saved three years ago and is thankful God has kept her since that time. Troy Ross gave thanks for the blessing he received at the West Coast Youth Challenge where God made it plain to him the Gospel is real...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 7, 2017

A flute ensemble played “Come Lovely Spring,” “Worthy Is the Lamb,” and La Caccia.” A ladies’ choir then sang “Heaven’s Jubilee.”

Baby dedication: Darrel Lee read Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Matthew 18:1-3, and stated that parents who set a good Christian example will find that their children will be more likely to follow God’s will in their lives. After Angela and Julie Lucescu (pictured above) sang “Savior, Like a Shepherd,” Scott and Emily Hoskin brought their...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 7, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “You Are My King” and “Glory to His Name.” The choir then sang “Jesus, the One and Only.”

First Special: Jillian Luka and Victoria Worthington sang “In the Arms of Sweet Deliverance.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Matthew 7:1-23.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “At the Right Time.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from Matthew 7:1, 7, and 15, bringing out that Christians should be prayerfully discerning, but also merciful in their judgment of others....

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Friday Evening Youth Service

May 5, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing),” followed by the choir singing “Boundless Love.”

Featured testimonies: Katia Fedosov said the Saturday night sermon during the West Coast Youth Challenge made her realize she needed a greater hunger for God. Amanda Friesen testified that she recently got a job that allows her to attend church regularly. Riley Friesen said that being away at college has challenged him to make sure he knows what he...

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