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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

October 29, 2019

Prelude: A brass group played “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” and “Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty.” The choir followed by singing “Days of Elijah.”

Featured Testimonies: Josh Friesen gave thanks for the opportunity he had to share the Gospel with someone who asked what he believes. Patrick Lee was thankful the Lord saved and sanctified him, and gave thanks in advance for the baptism of the Holy Ghost because he knows God’s...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 27, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” and “I’ve Got Joy.” The choir, with soloist Deborah Brenner, followed by singing “Joy in my Heart,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Michael McCarville, Caleb Copko, and Shawn Worthington (pictured above) sang “What a Lovely Name.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Luke 15:11-24.

Last Special: Peter Moberg sang “How Beautiful.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Luke 15:24, offering hope to those who are lost in sin, assuring them that God...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 27, 2019

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played an organ solo of “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above,” and “Every Time I Feel the Spirit.” The choir then sang “He Is the King.”

Featured Testimonies: Debbie Lee, from Roseburg (pictured above), shared how as a young woman she had tried to make her life better by attempting to quit bad habits, but her efforts only lasted for a time. However, when...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

October 25, 2019

The last Friday in October was the monthly youth focus session, which began with a filling dinner of pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Following the meal, the group was divided into two teams for a quick trivia game that involved identifying Bible characters from a few clues given by the moderator, Clark Wolfe. After the game, Erik Calhoun took prayer requests and led the group in prayer.

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Friday Evening Bible Study

October 25, 2019

Dave Green presented the session on part 9 of the Highlighting Our Heritage series. This lesson was titled “Our Azusa Roots,” and he started by reading Mark 13:11, “But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.” He said the working of the...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 22, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun (pictured above) played “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam” and “Brighten the Corner” on the piano.

Featured Testimonies: Kaye Montgomery said she was saved as a young mother, and since then God has been there for every need, including when she lost her son. Al Smith said that the morning he was saved, he opened a Bible that a faithful Christian woman had given to him when he was ten years old, and ...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 20, 2019

Prelude: The brass played “Brethren, We Have Come to Worship” and “Glory Bound Medley.” A young people’s octet (pictured above) then sang “Soul on Fire” with “Revive Us Again.”

Featured Testimonies: Justin Green said he is thankful for how his faith has grown since he was saved, and he has confidence that God will take care of needs in his life. Yosady Baltzell said that God led her to an outdoor service at the...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 20, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “Jesus, Lord to Me” and “Higher Ground,” followed by the choir singing “Alleluia,” with orchestra accompaniment.

First Special: A Worthington family quartet (pictured above) sang “I Have a Father Who Can.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Genesis 5:21-24.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “The Unmerited Favor of God.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert took his text from Acts 4:19-20, and stated that a personal, consistent, and current testimony is a powerful tool in reaching others for Christ.

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Friday Evening Service

October 18, 2019

Prelude: Ariah Piper played “Third Movement Weber Bassoon Concerto in F Major” on the bassoon. Then a Worthington family quartet sang “I Have a Father Who Can.”

Featured Testimonies: Rob Moen (pictured above) said that God saved him at a youth camp, and he has been able to prove Him down through the years. Rebecca Luka said that high school has been challenging, but she is thankful that God saved her last week, and...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 15, 2019

Prelude: Henry Parker played a trombone solo of “Blessed Assurance.”

Featured Testimonies: Troy Ross testified that he had been having shooting pain in his arm that kept him awake at night and in pain all day, but last Sunday he got prayed for and the Lord healed him. Larry Buckland (pictured above) shared how the Lord has protected him over the years, specifically describing a time when he almost drowned. Ade Asaya thanked the...

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