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Thanksgiving Service

November 24, 2019

The Thanksgiving service on Sunday morning, November 24, opened with the orchestra playing “The Heart of Worship” with “Come Thou Fount,” and then “Praise Him” with “All Creatures of Our God and King.” Then the choir join them for “God of My Praise,” which says, “Exalt the Lord our Holy God, bow down before His feet, and we will worship Him with hallowed hearts; our praise belongs to Him.” It was a beautiful start...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 24, 2019

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Randy Baltzell, Josh Friesen, and Justin Green played “Dwelling in Beulah Land” and then the choir sang “I’m Redeemed Medley.”

Featured testimonies: Diana Lambert said she is thankful that she gave her heart to the Lord at the young age of four, when she was too young to overthink things, and before life got complicated. Rosie Lambert said that she was also saved at a young age, and God...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

November 22, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “You Are My All in All” and “You Are Worthy of My Praise.” Then the choir sang “Jonah.”

Featured testimonies: Angela Lucescu (pictured above) testified that recently she was taking a college placement test for math and found it to be too difficult even though she had studied, but when she prayed, the Lord helped her to finish the test and pass. Allison Calhoun said that in 2002, she realized ...

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Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

November 17, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Sungun Yune played a piano/organ duet of several songs including “There Is a Fountain,” “Calvary’s Stream is Flowing,” and “There’s Room at the Cross for You.” The choir followed with “I Plead the Blood.”

Last Special: Butch Carey sang “Beyond Understanding.”

Lord’s Supper Sermon: Bob Downey brought the message, taken from 1 Corinthians 11:23-30, and spoke of this special, solemn time remembering Christ’s sacrifice. He said it is a time just...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 17, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “The Wondrous Cross” and “Shout to the Lord.” The choir then sang “Unspeakable,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Victoria Heintz (pictured above) sang “Peace in the Valley.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Romans 7:14-24.

Last Special: A mixed quartet sang “Refiner’s Fire.”

Sermon: Reading from Romans 1:14-16, Darrel Lee’s focus was on the shame sin brings and the remedy for sin: God’s transforming power that removes sin from a person’s life, giving deliverance.

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Friday Evening Service

November 15, 2019

Prelude: Kristi Riler and Rebekka Moen played a flute duet of “Take My Life and Let it Be,” and a medley which included “He Keeps Me Singing,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “and “We’ve a Story to Tell.”

Featured Testimonies: Brian Ewers (pictured above) said when he was nine years old the Lord came into his heart and He has been with him ever since, and has helped him shine his light at work. Jodie...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

November 12, 2019

Prelude: A guitar/ukulele group played “Our God Reigns” and “Shout to the Lord” to open the young adult service. The choir followed with “Lead Me On.”

Featured Testimonies: Hunter Cripps shared how he had been stressed about trying to find a new vehicle to buy after he was in a car accident, but when he gave the matter to the Lord, everything worked out and he is thankful the Lord takes care of him....

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Sunday Evening Service

November 10, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “The Love of God” and “I’ll Fly Away Medley.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, then sang “Grace,” with soloist Randy Kaady.

Testimonies: Jennifer Worthington told how she recently prayed for the Lord’s will in deciding between two job opportunities, and although she has faced some challenges where she is working, she feels at peace. Alicia Parker thanked the Lord for saving her at age five, and that He has...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 10, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra performed “There’s Room at the Cross for You” and “I Will Enter His Gates.” The choir then sang “This Is the Day!”

First Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “Canaan Land Is Just in Sight.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read 1 Samuel 14:6-14.

Last Special: Rosie Lambert sang “I Am Willing, Lord.”

Sermon: Reading Psalm 27:13-14, Dave Lambert spoke on the topic of discouragement, stating that everyone will experience a season or time of discouragement at...

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