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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

May 15, 2018

Prelude: The youth choir began the service by singing “I’ve Been Changed.”

Testimonies: Susie Lucescu shared that she had been going through some hard things and was feeling sad, but Jesus gave her comfort. Ashley Morgan spoke of the Lord’s leading in her schooling choices. David Warberg said God orchestrated his life in a way that has been much better than he never could done. Tyler Green was thankful he can share the Gospel with...

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Sunday Morning Mother’s Day Service

May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day started with a special treat in the Beginner Department—Muffins with Mom! All of the young students were invited to bring their moms or a special mother figure with them to class and were given tasty muffins, as well as some lovely flowers.

The Sunday morning service began with a violin ensemble including Jane Ewers with her son, Brian, and her three grandchildren, Marcus, Annika, and Mackenzie playing “Jesus Loves Me,” “How Beautiful,” and...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 13, 2018

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played, “My Savior’s Love” on the cello. The choir then sang “We Are More than Conquerors.”

Featured Testimonies: Azaria Charles was thankful for her mother, who was an example of a virtuous woman in her home, and now she wants to emulate what her mother showed her. Shelby Warberg gave thanks for the Christian examples of her parents, and that she is ready for Heaven. Sandy Cripps told how she prayed...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

May 11, 2018

The May youth focus began with a delicious burrito bar for dinner and ice cream with homemade fudge sauce for dessert. Once everyone had finished their meal, the group moved to a seating area and split into two teams for a game of charades (pictured above). The teams sent representatives to silently act out Bible characters such as Queen Esther, Daniel, and Moses, while the rest of the team guessed who was being portrayed....

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Friday Evening Bible Study

May 11, 2018

Part nine of the Living Holy study series, titled “Holiness in our Wills,” was taught by Linda Spinas. Beginning with the key verse from Romans 12:1-2, she first spoke of how a person surrenders his life to God when receiving salvation. A saved individual realizes the need for the Lord’s help to live the right way and follow His will.

Sister Linda described two types of consecration, or surrendering of the will to God. The first...

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Tuesday Evening Service

May 8, 2018

Prelude: Rebecca Luka played a flute solo of “Sonata” by Clementi.

Featured Testimonies: Cheryl Downey expressed appreciation for her Christian upbringing and that the Lord made a real change in her heart when she was young, which has lasted. Ray Dickey spoke of the joy and contentment that God has given him in his Christian walk. Cheryl Paulsen is thankful for the Christian examples she observed growing up in the church, and how their faithfulness...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 6, 2018

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played an organ solo of “In the Garden,” and “We Will Glorify.” The choir followed with “Deeper, Deeper.”

Featured Testimonies: Anna Ross (pictured above), who along with her husband Terry was visiting from our church in Medford, Oregon, expressed her gratitude for the blessings that come with serving God, including her happy marriage, and for her son who was just married the day prior and desires to continue serving the Lord with his...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 6, 2018

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Rob Moen and Justin and Dave Green played “Our Great Savior” and “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” The choir then sang “He Is the King.”

First Special: Alicia Parker, Imelda Nedelcu, and Jillian Luka sang “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising).”

Scripture Reading: Ed Habre read Acts 6:1-15.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “Your Roses May Have Thorns,” accompanied by Susan Anderson on the violin.

Sermon: Using the example of Stephen from Acts 7:54-56, Erik Calhoun encouraged his listeners to...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

May 4, 2018

Prelude: Andrea Gaston and Maya Nedelcu played a guitar duet of "Jesus Paid it All," “I Surrender All,” and "Make Me a Servant." Then the youth orchestra played “Victory in Jesus.” The choir concluded the prelude with “You Are God.”

Featured Testimonies: Patrick Lee said that although he was raised in a Christian family, he came to the age where he chose for himself to come to church, and he is thankful he lives close...

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