Portland News

Memorial Day Workday

May 29, 2017

This year was a marvelous Memorial Day on the campground. Even though the weather forecast suggested it could be hot, the cloud cover was just the right depth to give us great working conditions. People of all ages and skill sets showed up to help prepare for camp meeting 2017, and all kinds of work was accomplished in a very short amount of time.

From cabin cleaning to gardening, painting to carpentry, and masonry...

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Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

May 28, 2017

Prelude: Shyla Piper played “O Mio Babbino Caro” and “Here I am to Worship” on the clarinet. Then the choir sang “Jesus Paid it All.”

First Special: A string/oboe ensemble accompanied Peter Moberg as he sang “How Beautiful.”

Lord’s Supper Sermon: Tom Pricskett read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 and said Jesus took the place of the Passover lamb, and now all who abide under His Blood are saved from the penalty of sin.

Foot Washing Sermon: John Musgrave took his text from...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 28, 2017

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Randy Baltzell, Dave Green, and Rob Moen (pictured above) played “All that Thrills My Soul” and “Count Your Blessings.” Then the choir sang “When Morning Gilds the Skies.”

First Special: A ladies’ quartet of Imelda Nedelcu, Jennifer Buss, Kristin Lee, and Alicia Parker sang “Light from Heaven.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read 2 Kings 3:1-9.

Last Special: Imelda Nedelcu sang “Lead Me to the Cross.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read 2 Kings 3:16-17 and said the...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

May 23, 2017

Prelude: Julianne Luka and Maya Nedelcu played a piano/keyboard duet of “Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty.” Then the choir sang “Look for Me Around the Throne.”

Featured Testimonies: Marcus Luka thanked the Lord for healing his hearing when he was a baby and helping him in school. Hunter McCarville said God healed him recently when he had been sick for several days. Jeremy Heintz said that when he was six, his mom showed him...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 21, 2017

Prelude: Brian Ewers played “Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” and “Gospel Medley” on the violin. The choir then sang “He Is the King.”

Featured Testimonies: Randy Kaady said the Lord saved him in 1981 and has helped him through life’s trials. Peter Moberg told how the Lord spoke to his heart when he was five years old, and when he prayed the Lord came in and made a real change in his life. Milton O’Neill said...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 21, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, I Want to Know You More” and “God of Grace and God of Glory.” The choir followed, singing “Sure Foundation,” accompanied by the brass.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “Keep on the Firing Line.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Revelation 3:14-22.

Last Special: Caleb Copko (pictured above) sang “Take My Life and Let it Be.”

Sermon: John Musgrave preached from Revelation 3:15-17, speaking of the necessity of listening to God’s voice when He speaks to...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

May 19, 2017

Youth focus began with dinner, which was bento bowls, followed by ice cream and cookies for dessert. After eating, the group moved to the seating area and were led in singing and then prayer. The topic for study was "What Is Truth?" and Trent Paulsen was the speaker. He began with brain-teaser type of game: he passed around a jar of M&Ms and asked people to guess how many candies were inside, and then asked everyone to think about what...

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Friday Evening Bible Teaching

May 19, 2017

Ed Habre brought part three of the Bible teaching series on 1 Corinthians, covering chapters 12-16. He began by reviewing some of chapter 11 which says in verse 3: “The head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” He spoke of the importance of submission to authority and God’s divine order. When Christians follow God’s plan, things work like they should...

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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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