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Sunday Evening Service

January 27, 2019

Prelude: A trombone sextet played “All He Wants Is You” and “Down At the Cross.” Following this, a men’s quartet sang “Heaven’s Jubilee.”

Featured Testimonies: Jane Ewers (pictured above) told how the Lord saved her just before she turned ten years old, and has answered many prayers for her since then. Dick Mixer was thankful for the day he gave his life to the Lord, and said God has given him a blessed life. Caleb Copko testified that ...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 27, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “Moment by Moment” and “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.” The choir then sang “Worship at the Throne,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Emmaline Worthington and Victoria Heintz (pictured above) sang “O, Lord,” with Andrea Gaston accompanying on the guitar.

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read 1 Peter 4:12-19.

Last Special: Caleb Copko sang “Four Days Late.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Matthew 5:10-12 for his text, speaking of the blessings and help God gives to those who are persecuted for righteousness'...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

January 25, 2019

The first youth focus session of 2019 was held Friday, January 25, and began with a hearty dinner of chili and cornbread, with cookies and ice cream for dessert. Following the meal, the group moved to a seating area for a time of praise and worship and then an opportunity to share prayer requests and be led in prayer.

The teaching for the evening was given by Tony Boyce, visiting from Dallas, Oregon. For his...

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Friday Evening Adult Bible Study

January 25, 2019

Dayle Lee (pictured above) gave the first Bible study from the “Highlighting Our Heritage” series. The focus was on living by Jude 3, which is the verse that inspired the motto of the Apostolic Faith Church, “Earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Brother Dayle spoke of the hardships experienced by those who contended to deliver this faith in the early days of the Apostolic Faith Church. They were...

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Tuesday Evening Service

January 22, 2019

Prelude: Diana Lambert, Katia Fedosov, and Andrea Gaston played a cello trio. Then a mother/daughter duo, Ade and Sarah Asaya, sang “I Will Stand as a Witness of Christ,” accompanied by Joseph Asaya on the piano.

Featured Testimonies: Xavier Charles (pictured above), visiting from New York, stated that the Lord saved and sanctified him, and he has appreciated the welcome he felt while visiting Portland. Rodica Musgrave shared how, several years after she came to...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 20, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “I’ll Fly Away Medley.” The choir followed by singing “Glorious City of God.”

Featured Testimonies: Susan Baltzell was thankful God saved her and made a wonderful change in her heart, and mentioned how the words of Christian songs are a blessing to her. Dwight Baltzell said in 1966 he was headed in the wrong direction, but God mercifully saved him, and he has proven the Gospel since that time. Shade Ajayi...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 20, 2019

Prelude: Sungun Yune and Janice Calhoun played a keyboard and piano duet, “Oh, I Want to Know You More.” Curt Cook and Sam Cantrell then played “Greater Is He that Is in Me” on their trombones. The choir, with soloists Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Alicia Parker, then sang “House of the Lord.”

First Special: A ladies’ quartet sang “Light from Heaven.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read from Romans 1:1-12.

Last Special: Christie Larrechea sang “Sometimes it Takes a Mountain.”

Sermon:...

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Friday Evening Service

January 18, 2019

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played a violin solo of “Wondrous Cross (I Know Whom I have Believed)” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” The choir followed by singing “This Is the Day.”

Baby dedication for Mason Hoskin (pictured above): Dave Lambert read Matthew 19:13-15 where Jesus sanctioned the dedication of children through His example—He laid His hands on them and prayed for them. Brother Dave encouraged parents to raise their children in the nurture and...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

January 15, 2019

Prelude: Russell Mathews played an organ solo including “Crown Him with Many Crowns.” The choir (pictured above) followed by singing “Jesus, Messiah.”

Featured testimonies: Holly Lambert said her move to Portland has been the biggest event in her life, but she is thankful for the kindness others have shown to her. Christian Hall was thankful God saved him during camp meeting last year, and requested prayer to be sanctified. Patrick Lee testified about how he...

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