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Friday Evening Service

August 31, 2018

Prelude: Carter Luka played “Sonata” by Gilliard on the bassoon. Julianne Luka then played “Clementi Sonatina #4, Movements 1 & 2” on the piano.

Featured Testimonies: Emily Luka spoke of her appreciation for God’s love and how He mended the broken mess in her heart when He saved her, filling her heart with love, joy, and peace that has lasted. Nolan Roby told how the Lord saved him in 1953 and he has enjoyed the Gospel through every stage ...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 26, 2018

Prelude: The brass played “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” and “Brethren, We Have Met Together.” Then Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Mimi Witham sang “Out of His Great Love.”

First Special: The choir sang “He Is Here.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Psalm 84:1-12.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan (pictured above) sang “The King of Who I Am.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Psalm 84:1-12 for his text, which speaks of the Psalmist’s longing to be in the house of God. The chapter...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 26, 2018

Prelude: Erin Green on violin and Curt Cook on the guitar, played “Anticipation,” “Day by Day,” “I Need Thee Every Hour,” and “Onward Christian Soldiers.” Following this, Victoria Heintz sang “Oh, Glory.”

Featured Testimonies: Al Smith thanked everyone for their prayers in the loss of his grandson, and said the family could feel those prayers. Anne McCarville shared that on a recent trip a number of things went wrong but the Lord was there to...

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Senior Beach Trip

August 25, 2018

One of the last weekends of summer brought a special treat for seniors (“seniors” being loosely defined as those over age fifty-five) of the Portland congregation. Around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, a group of about forty-five arrived at a Pacific City beach house for a day of fun with friends. Most people carpooled in three church vans, while several drove in their own vehicles, and one (Jim Ott) arrived in his personal...

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Friday Evening Service

August 24, 2018

Prelude: Emily Thompson played “Für Elise” on the piano. Kerby and Shannon Thompson followed, singing “Thank God, I Am Free.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka (pictured above) told how she had to choose between two classes that she had previously felt were both extremely important, but the Lord helped her know which one to choose and she has peace about it. Dick Mixer was thankful he had the opportunity to go to Midwest camp this year,...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 19, 2018

Prelude: Denise Wilson and Kristi Riler played “Like a River Glorious” and “This Little Light of Mine,” on their flutes. The choir followed with “Hallelujah, We Shall Rise.”

Featured Testimonies: Barry Morgan shared that sometimes big things come along that cause major stress, and he has had about four this year, but he is thankful he knows the Master of the wind, and that he can take every concern to Him. Dayle Lee said he...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 19, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “In the Spirit of the Lord” and “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” on the piano. The choir then sang “How Wonderful Thou Art.”

First Special: Gary and Kristi Riler sang “His Strength Is Perfect.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Revelation 3:7-13.

Last Special: Mimi Witham sang “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

Sermon: John Musgrave used Revelation 3:7-13 for his text and said that when God changes a person’s life, He gives that individuala testimony, and with ...

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Friday Evening Service

August 17, 2018

Prelude: Brian and Annika Ewers played a violin duet of “I Sing the Mighty Power of God,” and “Come, Christians Join to Sing.” Sarah and Susan Asaya then sang “In Christ Alone.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka said she felt that she drew closer to the Lord this week through Vacation Bible School, and was very excited when one of the kids in her group told her he got saved. LaDonna Monk told how the Lord...

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Vacation Bible School

August 17, 2018

More than one hundred excited children came to Vacation Bible School from August 13-17. The theme this year was “Maker Fun Factory,” focusing on the message that each person is created by God and designed for a purpose. Jessica Oilar was the VBS coordinator, working with over forty other staff members to make a week of fun, games, crafts, snacks, singing, and learning.

The mornings began in the chapel with songs led by Julianne Luka...

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