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Sunday Evening Service

October 28, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “I Will Serve Thee” and “I’m Gonna Fly Away Medley,” featuring Matt Hanson on the banjo. The choir then sang “I Will Exalt You.”

Featured Testimonies: Dave Andersen shared his journey as a rock-and-roll band member seeking to find out if God was real, and how God led him to the truth, saved him, and enabled him to raise his family in a Christian home. Kathy Green was thankful that although...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 28, 2018

Prelude: A brass ensemble with organ played “Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven,” and “All People that on Earth do Dwell.” The choir followed, singing “Rejoice, the Lord Is King.”

First Special: The octet sang “Sanctuary” with “Total Praise.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read 1 Peter 2:20-24.

Last Special: Victoria Heintz (pictured above) sang “Take Your Harp Down,” with Cheryl Paulsen accompanying on the harp.

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached from Matthew 5:1-5, describing the blessings that come to those who...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus Session

October 26, 2018

A youth focus session was held on Friday, October 26, and started with chili soup for dinner and then pumpkin bars and a variety of cupcakes for dessert. It was a perfect meal for a fall evening!

Once everyone finished eating, the group was divided into ten teams in order to participate in a game called "Pumpkin Pictionary." Each team was assigned a lesser-known personality from the Bible, such as Queen Esther’s uncle, Mordecai, or...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

October 26, 2018

Dayle Lee (pictured above) led the eleventh Bible study session of the Living Holy series. Titled “Holiness in Relationships,” the key verse for this study asks “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3). Brother Dayle stated that a relationship which is based on one’s relationship with the Lord and holiness will bring out the best in everyone. God instituted friendship and fellowship, and when those are based on Him the rewards ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 23, 2018

Prelude: Heidi Copko played a flute solo of “Redeemed.” A young men’s ensemble (pictured above) followed, singing “Let the Flame Burn Brighter.”

Featured Testimonies: Jennifer Worthington told how she used to fear the Rapture, but when the Lord saved her at the age of eight, He took away that fear. Jodie Hinkle shared how after getting saved she began to experience empathy for others, which she had not experienced before. Josh Friesen was thankful he...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 21, 2018

Prelude: Shyla Piper played a clarinet solo of “The Water is Wide” and “Down By the Riverside.” The choir followed by singing “House of the Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Caleb Copko was thankful he was saved as a teenager, and has been blessed by faithful Christian examples throughout his life. Shade Ajayi praised God for miraculously bringing her through a difficult pregnancy twenty-two years ago when she could have died, and also for her current privilege...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 21, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “My Faith Still Holds” and “Morning Praise.” The choir then joined with them and sang “Come, Christians, Join to Sing.”

First Special: Alicia Parker, Imelda Nedelcu, Rebekka Moen, and Kristin Lee sang “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read from Galatians 1:11-24.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Galatians 1:15-17 for his text, and instructed that when Christians experience a period of time alone with God,...

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Friday Evening Service

October 19, 2018

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Count Your Blessings” and “Nothing But the Blood.”

Baby Dedication: Abigail Anne Mathews, daughter of Michael and Cassy, was dedicated (pictured above). For the dedication message, Darrel Lee read Deuteronomy 6:4 and 6-9, encouraging the congregation to become as little children, dependent upon the Lord, learning obedience, and easily forgiving. He then led everyone in a prayer of dedication.

Featured Testimonies: Cassy Mathews said what a privilege it is to...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

October 16, 2018

Prelude: Austin Baltzell played a trumpet solo accompanied by Andrea Gaston on guitar, Russell Mathews on bongos, and David Heintz on shakers. They played “Soon and Very Soon” and “We’ll Understand it Better By and By.” The choir followed by singing “Loud Enough to Wake the Dead.”

Featured Testimonies: Angela Lucescu expressed her gratitude that she has God as her friend, especially during trials. Tim Hammer spoke of realizing the importance of each opportunity...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 14, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” The choir then sang “The Battle Belongs to the Lord Medley,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Kristi Riler sang “Jesus, Messiah.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Mark 10:17-22.

Last Special: The choir sang “Be Still and Know.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Matthew 5:1-4 for his text, focusing on verse 4, and explained that the right way to mourn...

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