Portland News

Lee Appreciation Reception

September 30, 2018

Following the Sunday evening service on September 30, a reception was held to recognize and thank Darrel and Debbie Lee for their nineteen years of service to the Portland congregation. Light refreshments were provided, including some delicious black and white cookies, as everyone had time to visit and reminisce about all that has happened in the Portland church over the past two decades.

Conversations paused briefly while John Musgrave spoke on behalf of the congregation,...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 30, 2018

Prelude:The Serenaders played “He the Pearly Gates Will Open” and “Life’s Railroad to Heaven.” A ladies’ sextet (pictured above) followed by singing “I Will Sing Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Cliff Paulsen was thankful he yielded his life to the Lord in 1959, and said he has been blessed throughout the years since. Sylvia Phillips shared that many years ago, there was a man who used to testify that he wished the Lord would return that...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 30, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “I Sing Praises” and “To God Be the Glory.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, followed with “Let All the People Sing Praise.”

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read from Luke 19:1-10.

Last Special: Imelda Nedelcu sang “Saved.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert took his text from Luke 19:1-3, using Zacchaeus as an example of how obedience and a humble attitude are the best way to get...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

September 28, 2018

The monthly youth focus held September 28 began with a dinner of teriyaki chicken and rice, and freshly fried churros for dessert. One of the youth ministers ate an impressive eight churros! There was no contest to eat the most churros, but if there had been, he certainly would have been the clear winner. Following the meal, the group played a version of musical chairs that involved racing across the room to get a...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

September 28, 2018

Ed Habre (pictured above) taught the tenth session of the Living Holy series titled “Holiness in Purpose.” He began by defining the word purpose, explaining that it means “resolve or firmness of intent.” His opening text, 1 Peter 2:9, gives a clear example of how purpose relates to holiness. It says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 25, 2018

Prelude: Katia Fedosov played a cello solo including “We Have Come into His House” and “How Majestic Is Your Name.” Joe and Josh Friesen (pictured above) followed, singing “I Won’t Turn Back.”

Featured Testimonies: Trina Ruiz said she specifically wanted to express her gratitude for salvation, which is her biggest blessing. LaDonna Monk thanked those who have prayed for her family during the difficult time of realizing her mother will not be with them much...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 23, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “Power in the Blood Overture.” The choir then sang “An Inscription of Praise,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Randy and Austin Baltzell and Kylie Lucescu sang “I Am Redeemed.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Luke 15:13-24.

Last Special: Christi Larrechea sang “Be Still.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert (pictured above), Portland’s new senior pastor, read Matthew 3:1-2 and explained what genuine repentance is, the signs of repentance, and the benefits it brings, such as restoration, reconciliation,...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 23, 2018

Prelude: A flute ensemble (pictured above) played “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,” and “We’re Marching to Zion.” The octet then sang “Almighty.”

Featured Testimonies: Rosie Lambert shared how the Lord saved her at age four, later sanctified her and baptized her, and then at age thirty helped her to more fully consecrate to Him. Susie Lucescu was thankful for the wonderful gift of salvation, as well as many other...

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Friday Evening Service

September 21, 2018

Prelude: Marcus and Chris Luka played a trombone duet of “Day By Day” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.” Following that, Emmaline and Mikayla Worthington and Victoria Heintz sang “When God Dipped His Love in My Heart,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on guitar and Caleb Copko on bass.

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka said she had been having a rough day at school, so she prayed and asked for peace, and God gave her peace and...

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