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Sunday Evening Service

January 28, 2018

Prelude: A violin trio of Susan Anderson, Brian Ewers, and Jane Ewers played “Peace Like a River,” “Like a River Glorious,” “Down to the River to Pray,” and “Down by the Riverside.” Following this, an octet sang “This Is Your House.”

Featured testimonies: Mikayla Worthington thanked God for helping her get a job and said when she called about her application, she learned that the job would have gone to someone else a few minutes...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 28, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, I Want to Know You More” and “When We All Get to Heaven,” which featured a trumpet trio (pictured above). Then the choir sang “I’m Gonna Rise” with Deborah Brenner as soloist.

First Special: Michael McCarville, Peter Moberg, and Shawn Worthington sang “Jesus Will Outshine Them All.”

Scripture Reading: Ryan Erdmann read Acts 1:1-9.

Last Special: Imelda Nedelcu sang “Broken Vessels,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston playing the guitar.

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Acts 1:9-11 bringing...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

January 26, 2018

The fifth Bible study in the Living Holy series was titled “Holiness in Entertainment Choices.” It was led by Dayle Lee who focused on how Christians can maintain holiness in their leisure time activities. He said the way Christians choose to spend their free time comes from who they are and what is in their hearts. Therefore, receiving the second definite experience of sanctification is an important step toward making good choices in this...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

January 26, 2018

After taking a break for the holidays, the young people’s monthly youth focus sessions resumed on Friday, January 26. The gathering began with a hearty meal of chicken fajitas and brownies for dessert, and then everyone played a get-to-know-you game. Each person was given a paper with twenty-eight random descriptions such as “Has more than one pet” and “Can say 'good morning' in three languages,” and the participants had to find someone who fit ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

January 23, 2018

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played two songs on the violin: “Grace of God” and “Sound the Battle Cry.” Then a young men’s ensemble (pictured above) sang “Moving Up to Glory Land.”

Featured testimonies: Catey Hinkle thanked God for His hand of protection several years ago when she was in a head-on collision and the only injuries she suffered were bruised knees. Al Smith testified that February 7 will be the fortieth anniversary of the day he...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 21, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “He Was There All the Time” and “Come, Christians Join to Sing” on the piano. A men’s choir then sang “Because We Believe.”

Featured Testimonies: Gary Wolfe appreciated the opportunity to go to India recently, saying that many of the people there have nothing, but their love for God is incredible and it shows on their faces. Jennifer Worthington shared that even as a Christian, hard things can come along in life, and though ...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 21, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Canon on ‘The Love of God,’” and “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place.” The orchestra then accompanied the choir as they sang “O Glorious Love,” with Ashley Morgan and Peter Moberg as soloists.

First Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “Yes I Know.”

Scripture Reading: Sam Ajayi read from Acts 2:40-47.

Last Special: Victoria Worthington sang “Take Your Harp Down,” accompanied by Cheryl Paulsen on the harp.

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Acts 2:42 for his...

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Friday Evening Service

January 19, 2018

Prelude: Claudia Hanson, Andrea Gaston, and Sungun Yune played a cello/guitar/piano trio of “Abide with Me,” “Nocturne No. 1,” and “Jesus the Very Thought of Thee.” Norman and Dan Hall then sang “Born Again.”

Featured Testimonies: Kristi Riler shared that she was saved at the age of six, and is thankful for that early start. Hunter Cripps (pictured above) said he is saved and sanctified, and lately has been realizing how precious the Lord is...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

January 16, 2018

Prelude: Sam Cantrell and Markus Luka played “Goodbye, World, Goodbye” on their trombones. The choir (pictured above) then sang “Let It Be Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Azaria Charles said she came to Portland camp meeting and fell in love with this place, and after she praying, the Lord orchestrated everything for her to move here. David Heintz shared that on Sunday he had felt distracted with the busyness of life, but he desired to dig deeper ...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 14, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, I Want to Know You More,” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, then sang “There Is Coming a Great Day,” with Deborah Brenner as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Tom Pricskett gave thanks for victory in Jesus, and said he appreciates the Gospel. Patrick Lee said he is saved and sanctified and glad to be on the Lord’s side. Lee Voreis told of a time...

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