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Sunday Evening Service

February 24, 2019

Prelude: The Serenaders played “Rock of Ages,” “Down by the Riverside,” and “Mansion Over the Hilltop.” Then Mikayla and Emmaline Worthington and Victoria Heintz, sang “Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?”

Testimonies: Azaria Charles (pictured above) testified that her unsaved grandfather went to church that morning for the first time in awhile, and her prayer is that he will give his heart to God. Sumin Wolfe said she is thankful for how God...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 24, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “People Need the Lord” and “The Wondrous Cross.” The choir then sang “O Glorious Love,” with soloists Ashley Morgan and Michael McCarville.

First special: An octet sang “I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read 1 Samuel 13:7-14.

Last special: Peter Moberg (pictured above) sang “This Blood.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert read John 14:15 for his text, bringing out that Christians prove their love for God by being obedient to His Word.

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

February 22, 2019

Every chair in the Fellowship Lodge was soon filled as young people from about eighth grade through college age gathered on Friday evening, February 22, for the monthly youth focus session. It began with a meal of Teriyaki chicken over rice and an Asian salad, followed by the choice of s’mores brownies or salted peanut chews for dessert. It was delicious.

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Friday Evening Bible Study

February 22, 2019

Linda Spinas (pictured above) gave the second Bible study from the Highlighting Our Heritage series, this one titled “Our Logo,” which is “Jesus, the Light of the World.” She opened with the key verse from John 8:12, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” She stated that Jesus is the Light in...

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Tuesday Evening Service

February 19, 2019

Prelude: Julianne Luka played a piano which included “There Is a Fountain.” Then she accompanied her brother and father, Marcus and Chris Luka (pictured above), as they sang “I’ll Keep Holding On.”

Featured Testimonies: Cindie Baltzell shared a time when, as a young mother, she washed feet with another young mother and the Spirit of the Lord came down; she enjoyed the blessings but also was thankful her children were able to be a part of...

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Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

February 17, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “O Lord, You’re Beautiful,” on the piano. The choir followed with “I Plead the Blood.” (The prelude was not webcast.)

Last Special: As Arthur Ruiz sang “Written in Red (I Love You),” with “Hallelujah, Praise the Lamb,” Clark Wolfe and Erik Calhoun brought out the emblems for the Lord’s Supper (pictured above).

Lord’s Supper Sermon: Dayle Lee read from Luke 22:7-20, speaking on the importance of remembering Christ’s sacrifice. He brought...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 17, 2019

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played an organ solo of “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Toccata on Hymn to Joy.” Then the choir, with Victoria Heintz as soloist, sang “Blessed Be the Name.”

First Special: Shawn Worthington, Michael McCarville, and Caleb Copko (pictured above) sang “Shine On Us.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Luke 10:25-29.

Last Special: The choir sang “Come to the Water,” with Christina Larrechea as soloist.

Sermon: Reading from Matthew 7:7-8, Dave Lambert encouraged his listeners that when they come...

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Friday Evening Service

February 15, 2019

Prelude: Annika Ewers played a classical piece on the violin. Shelby Warberg and Victoria Heintz (pictured above) then sang “I Will Trust in You.”

Featured Testimonies: Dave Green shared that he got prayed for a few months ago for a health concern, and although on this occasion the results were positive, swift, and medically measurable, he knows that God is not constrained by those things and always does what’s best for His children. Kaye Montgomery ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

February 12, 2019

Prelude: Rider Morgan played “Für Elise” on the piano. Victoria Heintz and Lily Oilar then sang “You Are My All in All.”

Featured Testimonies: Harlan Lee was grateful God saved him over forty years ago when he prayed a simple prayer, and echoed the Psalmist in saying that through all his years serving the Lord, he has not seen the righteous forsaken. Larry Buckland said he was saved when very young, and loves God with ...

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