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Sunday Evening Service

August 12, 2018

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” on the organ, with Jaewon Yune on violin, then she continued with “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.” The choir followed, singing “There’s Still Power in the Blood.”

Featured Testimonies: Austin Baltzell was thankful for how the Lord protected and provided for him as he moved across the country and back. Caleb Copko told how the Lord cornered him up shortly before his eighteenth birthday...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 12, 2018

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” and “Above All.” The choir then sang “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.”

First Special: Chris and Jillian Luka and Randy Baltzell sang “There Is a Fountain.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read 1 Peter 4:12-19.

Last Special: The choir sang “As the Deer.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Peter 1:3-7 for his text, and reminded everyone that Christians will experience trials but God, who has the power to save, also ...

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Friday Evening Service

August 10, 2018

Prelude: Ariah Piper played “I Love You, Lord,” and “He Is Exalted” on the bassoon.

Baby Dedication: Brother Darrel read from Deuteronomy 10:6 and spoke of the importance of bringing up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, then he led in a prayer of dedication for Westley Kristopher Witham, son of Shawn and Polina. Audrey and Nora Witham sang “Lullaby Song” followed by Shawn and Polina singing “Hand to Hold,” with...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

August 5, 2018

Prelude: A bluegrass-style string ensemble (pictured above) played “Beulah Land” and “Do Lord.” The young people’s choir followed by singing “Let the Rocks Keep Silent.” The youth camp staff and campers then sang the youth camp theme song “First.”

Skit: Shyla Piper, Christi Larrechea, Alicia Parker, and Maria Green demonstrated how there are people who argue against the truth. Shyla Piper concluded the skit by saying, “The funny thing about truth is that it is...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 5, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “He Leadeth Me” and “Higher Ground.” The choir followed by singing “Great Is the Lord Almighty.”

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “Grace Medley.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read 1 John 1:1-10.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “Daystar.”

Sermon: Erik Calhoun used 1 John 2:5-6 to tell how the Lord calls everyone to follow Him, and said there are many voices that try to distract from that call but Jesus does not compete with those voices; He...

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Northwest Youth Camp

August 4, 2018

Many Sunday school students see the week of youth camp as the highlight of summer, and this year's event did not disappoint. Campers attended from branch churches in Oregon, Washington, and British Colombia, Canada, totaling nearly three hundred in all. The theme was “Seek God First,” and the key verse was Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” The theme ...

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