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Sunday Evening Service

November 25, 2018

Prelude: Curt Cook and Sam Cantrell played a trombone duet of “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Saved, Saved!” Then the choir sang “Joy Medley.”

Testimonies: Gary Riler testified that he was saved in 1990 around this time of year, and he is thankful for how his relationship with God has grown over the years. Justin Green testified that when he finally consecrated his all to God and received the experience of sanctification, it made a powerful ...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 25, 2018

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “Panis Angelicus” on the organ with Kristi Riler accompanying on the flute, followed by “Count Your Blessings.” Then the choir sang “My Tribute (To God Be the Glory).”

First Special: Victoria Heintz and Mikayla and Emmaline Worthington (pictured above) sang “Little Drummer Boy.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Luke 17:11-19.

Last Special: Peter Moberg and Christi Larrechea sang “Wonderful, Merciful Savior.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read Luke 17:15-16, bringing out that just as Jesus was the remedy for...

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Thanksgiving Service

November 18, 2018

A beautiful Thanksgiving service was held on November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day. The orchestra began the service by playing “How Great Is Our God” and then the choir joined them for “Celebrate the Lord of Love.” The choir song included a reading from Psalm 145 which says in part, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and...

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Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

November 18, 2018

Prelude: The choir sang “Blood Washed Band.”

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Deborah Brenner sang “Pass Me Not, ” as Erik Calhoun and Sam Ajayi (pictured above) brought out the emblems.

Lord’s Supper Sermon: Ed Habre brought the message from 1 Corinthians 11:23-31, and urged his listeners to never forget the great price Jesus paid for their sins, but to observe this ordinance as an expression of their faith in Christ.

Foot Washing Sermon: John...

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Friday Evening Service

November 16, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “Count Your Blessings” on the piano, and as she continued to play, a group of children (pictured above) each stood and said something he or she was thankful for.

Featured Testimonies: Savannah Lee was thankful for how the Lord provided a full-time job at a great place to work. Jodie Hinkle told how the Lord provided for her family years ago, helping them not to run out of heating oil while...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

November 13, 2018

Prelude: Dale Copko and Diana Lambert played a piano/guitar duet of “Draw Me Close.” The choir then sang “We Believe.”

Featured Testimonies: Josh Friesen was thankful for the Lord’s help today with something stressful, and he is glad God cares about the little things as well as the big things. Maya Nedelcu shared how God has answered many prayers for her, including healing her of migraines. Julianne Luka said before she got saved in April,...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 11, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Surely the Presence” and “Shout to the Lord.” This was followed by the choir singing “If God Be for Us.”

Featured testimonies: In recognition of Veteran's Day, the veterans in attendance were given the first opportunity to testify. Doug Brenner shared the testimony of his father who served during World War I; God brought him through the war and he was saved afterward. Lee Voreis told how his heart was full...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 11, 2018

Prelude: Brian Ewers played a violin solo of “Now Thank We All Our God” and “Rejoice, the Lord is King!” Then the choir sang “I Will Praise Him!”

First Special: Deborah Brenner, Victoria Heintz, and Ashley Morgan sang “How Majestic Is Your Name” (pictured above).

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Ephesians 2:1-6.

Last Special: Kristi Riler sang “When Answers Aren’t Enough.”

Sermon: David Lambert preached on the beatitude from Mathew 5:7 and said receiving mercy from God is conditional; we must be willing to...

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Friday Evening Service

November 9, 2018

Prelude: Jaewon Yune (pictured above) played two pieces on the violin: “My Peace I Give Unto You” and “Blessed Assurance.” Then a young men’s vocal ensemble sang “Let the Flame Burn Brighter.”

Featured testimonies: Barbara McCormick testified that her parents were not Christians, but she was invited to Sunday school and gave her heart to the Lord on an Easter Sunday morning when she was only eleven. Tim Hammer shared that since receiving salvation...

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