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Year End Slideshow and Fellowship

December 30, 2018

The last church event of 2018 was held on Sunday evening, December 30, and it was an opportunity to look back at all the great memories that were made in the past year. The congregation met in the Fellowship Lodge at 7:00, and after a brief welcome from Dave Lambert, they were invited to get in line for a bento box and chocolate chip cookie. Another treat was the fortune cookies which had Bible...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 30, 2018

Prelude: Jane Ewers played “Gesu Bambino” and “Fantasia on Greensleeves” on the violin. The choir followed with “King of the Ages.”

First Special: Visiting from Woodlake, California, Peter, Sierra, and Jodie Mixer (pictured above) sang “I’m Glad I Know Who Jesus Is.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Mark 5:25-34.

Last Special: Imelda Nedelcu sang “When Love Was Born.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Mark 5:25-26 for his text, and assured his listeners that just as Jesus healed the woman who suffered twelve years with an...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 23, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “Christmas Splendor.” Then the choir and orchestra performed “Emmanuel/Gloria!” featuring an octet and soloist Michael McCarville.

First Special: Dale, Donna, and Caleb Copko (pictured above) sang “Mary’s Little Boy Child.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Romans 5:12-17.

Last Special: The choir and orchestra performed “Almost There” with soloists Peter Moberg and Ashley Morgan.

Sermon: Taking his text from 2 Corinthians 9:15, David Lambert focused on the great gift of God’s...

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Christmas Concert

December 23, 2018

On December 23, the sanctuary filled with guests for the annual Christmas concert, presented by the combined choirs, orchestra, and soloists, and directed by Gary Riler. After a welcome from Senior Pastor David Lambert, the program opened with the orchestra playing the festive holiday favorite “Sleigh Ride,” followed by “O Come, Emmanuel” and “Christmas Joy and Glory.” Then the choir took its place on the risers and the audience was invited to join ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

December 18, 2018

Prelude: Charlet Andersen (pictured above) sang “Mary, Did You Know?” accompanied by her grandfather, Dave Andersen, on the guitar. Then Gary Riler read the story of how the song “Silent Night” came to be written and everyone joined in singing that song.

Featured Testimonies: Kristi Riler said she is thankful to have been raised in a Christian home and saved at the age of six, because it spared her a lot of heartache. Chris Luka...

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Beginner Christmas Program 2018

December 16, 2018

After delaying and then cancelling the Beginner Christmas program last year due to inclement weather, there was great anticipation leading up to the 2018 Christmas presentation from the congregation’s youngest performers! This year the program was titled “Christmas Day Express” and all the children were dressed in old-fashioned train crew attire, with several child-sized train cars parked in front of them. The program took the audience on a “ride” through the...

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Christmas on the Campground

December 16, 2018

The campground was aglow with hundreds of thousands of lights, the tabernacle was set up for the Nativity pageant, the Fellowship Lodge was beautifully decorated and stocked with thousands of cookies and hundreds of gallons of cocoa; trains for a ride around the campground were freshly painted, giant inflated light displays awaited happy passersby, and Curly the camel stood in his tent near the rest of the petting zoo animals. It was time for the ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

December 11, 2018

Prelude: Katia Fedosov, Andrea Gaston, and Diana Lambert played a cello trio of “What Child Is This?” “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Then, Diana and Holly Lambert and Sophie Sobol sang “Salvation Came.”

Featured Testimonies: Sister Diana was thankful for all the prayers God answered when she was graduating from high school and had many decisions to make, and she said remembering those answers gives her faith for...

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Sunday Evening Service

December 9, 2018

Prelude: Janie Ewers played “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne,” on the violin. The choir followed, singing “Born in Bethlehem.”

Featured Testimonies: Rosie Lambert shared how, at the age of thirty, God let her know that she had taken back some consecrations that she had given Him, so she reconsecrated her life and gave Him everything, and it was a wonderful experience that she looks back to. Chris Oilar told how he struggled ...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 9, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Silent Night” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” The choir then sang “The Bells (Reprise),” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: The octet sang “O Come, Let Us Adore Him.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Matthew 2:1-12.

Last Special: Victoria Heintz sang “O Holy Night.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Matthew 2:9-11 for his text, listing some of the lessons that can be learned from the Wise Men's seeking God, which include: taking the time and effort to seek,...

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