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Sunday Evening Service

August 27, 2017

Prelude: Sam Cantrell played “Be Thou My Vision” and “Goodbye, World, Goodbye” on the trombone. Dan, Candy, and Norman Hall followed by singing “Feeling at Home in the Presence of Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Cliff Paulsen spoke of the summer he turned fourteen, when he gave his heart to the Lord. Justin Green (pictured above) was thankful for the privilege to attend the recent Peru camp meeting, and said the Lord showed him that the Gospel...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 27, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Father, Lift Me Up” and “Higher Ground.” The choir then sang “Magnify Him.”

First Special: The octet sang “God Leads Us Along.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Colossians 3:1-17.

Last Special: Victoria Worthington (pictured above) sang “Lord, Here Am I.”

Sermon: Erik Calhoun preached from Colossians 3:1-4, giving five lessons on practical Christian living which included: 1) Seek that which is above; 2) Be dead to sin; 3) Put on the Lord Jesus Christ; 4) Let the...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

August 25, 2017

After taking a break from Youth Focus events during June and July, the young people met again on August 25 for an evening of fellowship and study. They began with a meal at 7:00 p.m.—sandwiches, potato salad, and watermelon for dinner, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Around 7:45 a time of singing and worship began, and the group sang several songs. Then Erik Calhoun asked if anyone had prayer requests and led everyone...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

August 25, 2017

During the coming several months, on evenings when the young people have Youth Focus sessions, the rest of the Portland congregation will be studying lessons from the Living Holy series. Friday evening was the first Living Holy Bible study, and the lesson was titled "What Is Holiness?" The instructor, Dayle Lee, first explained what holiness is and gave the definition, “A way of life based on separation from the world.” He noted that ...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 20, 2017

Prelude: The Serenaders played “Pass Me Not” and “A New Name in Glory.” Then Ellen, Ashley, and Caitlyn Morgan sang “God’s Family.”

Featured Testimonies: Caleb Copko remembered going to youth camp after his senior year of high school and feeling conviction because he was unsaved, but soon after he prayed at home and the Lord saved him. David Warberg was thankful for God’s direction and answers to prayer recently when he and his wife had...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 20, 2017

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Randy Baltzell, Dave Green, and Rob Moen, played “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” and “Dwelling in Beulah Land.” The choir then sang “Glorify Thy Name.”

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “He Gave Me the Well.”

Scripture Reading: Samuel Asaya read Judges 7:1-7.

Last Special: Christina Larrechea sang “Your Grace Still Amazes Me.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read from Judges 17:12-14, and encouraged his listeners that as they fight the powers of darkness God will go with...

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Vacation Bible School

August 18, 2017

At 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 14, more than one hundred eager children stepped through a cave entrance draped with tangled roots and vines, and into the world of spelunking at this year’s Vacation Bible School. The theme for the weeklong event was “Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World,” and excitement was evident from the start.

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Friday Evening Service

August 18, 2017

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played an oboe solo of “My Jesus, I Love Thee,” and “Living on the Victory Side.”

Featured Testimonies: Faye Veenhuizen was thankful for the foundation of God’s Word, and that the Lord saved her when she was young. Jodie Hinkle said she injured her foot four weeks ago, and it has been swollen and bruised. The Lord has helped her be able to walk, but a few days ago she asked Him ...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 13, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Praise Medley” and “Come Christians, Join to Sing.” Then Randy Kaady and Gary Wolfe sang “This Love Is Mine.”

Featured testimonies: Julianne Luka said she went to youth camp this year seeking a deeper relationship with God and felt that He answered that prayer. Duane Wilson said he has been through some difficult times in the past few years, but found that God is a match for every situation. Hunter McCarville ...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 13, 2017

Prelude: Pianist Janice Calhoun played “The Lord’s Prayer” and “I Have Found a Hiding Place.” Then the choir sang “Heavenly Father, We Appreciate You.”

First Special: Gary and Kristi Riler sang “When Praise Demands a Sacrifice.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Judges 6:1-13.

Last Special: Butch Carey sang “Had It Not Been.”

Sermon: Taking his text from Judges 6:7-10, Darrel Lee emphasized several lessons from the story of Gideon, including that God has the power to save and to keep, and...

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