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Sunday Evening Service

March 31, 2019

Prelude: A trombone quartet played “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” “Glory to His Name,” and “A New Name in Glory.” The choir sang “Boundless Love.”

Featured Testimonies: Deborah Brenner shared how she was saved as a child, but when she was in college she had her own plans for her life that weren’t God’s plans. She is thankful that He drew her back to Him and saved her again, and later sanctified her and baptized her. Cheyenna Hall said...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 31, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “Antiphonal Praise” and “Great Is the Lord.” The choir then sang “God of My Praise.”

First Special: The octet sang “Through the Fire,” with Caleb Copko as soloist.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 2 Peter 3:1-13.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “Without the Cross.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 2 Peter 3:14 for his text, stating that Jesus could return at any time. He encouraged those present to live in such a way that no matter when Christ's return happens,...

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Friday Evening Service

March 29, 2019

Prelude: Ariah Piper played a bassoon solo called “Four Sketches.” Following this, Ilanya Piper sang “You Say.”

Featured Testimonies: Chris Oilar testified that he was not raised in a Christian home but was invited to Sunday school as a teenager, and at the age of nineteen the Lord saved him. Roberta Parker told how she was saved at age five but didn’t keep it, so when she was eleven years old, after feeling much conviction,...

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Tuesday Evening Service

March 26, 2019

Prelude: Claire Moberg began the service by playing a solo on the clarinet.

Featured Testimonies: David Heintz (pictured above) remembered being excited to come to church on a Tuesday night a year ago, but when he arrived his mind became distracted, so he prayed and God helped him focus and he had a wonderful prayer service. Lily Oilar said she was looking for something and couldn’t find it, so she prayed, and the Lord helped...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 24, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played a piano solo which included “Meditation” and “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” Emmaline Worthington, Victoria Heintz, and Julianne Luka then sang “Power to Redeem,” with Andrea Gaston accompanying on the guitar.

Featured Testimonies: Ade Asaya (pictured above) was thankful that the Lord has been good to her family and shared that when her little girl broke her arm, He healed it, and when another daughter had appendicitis, He took care of that...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 24, 2019

Prelude: Jane Ewers played “In the Garden” and “Joybells/Heaven Came Down” on the violin. The choir then sang “Magnify Him.”

First Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “I Found it All in Jesus.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Matthew 24:32-42.

Last Special: Christina Larrechea sang “O Come to the Altar.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, exploring four questions about the Rapture of the Church which included: What is it? How will it happen? Why must it take place?...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

March 22, 2019

The March youth focus session started with dinner—chicken salad with French bread and brownies and ice cream for dessert. Following the meal, everyone stayed seated at their tables for a game of “Name that Sunday School Tune.” Julianne Luka was at the piano to play the first few notes of ten well-known Sunday school songs, such as “I Am a C” and “I’m All Wrapped Up.” Each table conversed amongst themselves and wrote what...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

March 22, 2019

The Friday night Bible study was a combination of parts 3, 4, and 5 of the Highlighting Our Heritage series. Karen Barrett (pictured above) led the study, which focused on the three elements noted in the church's mission statement: Pray, Preach, and Publish. Sister Karen opened with Daniel 12:3, “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and...

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Tuesday Evening Service

March 19, 2019

Prelude: Henry Parker played “Sonata in F Major” on the trombone.

Featured Testimonies: Dan Hoskin testified that he was not raised in a Christian home, but was invited to church as a teenager, and the Lord saved and sanctified him. Jessica Oilar shared how she was saved during special meetings at the age of nine, and when she went through the next day without telling a lie, she realized there is power through Jesus. Rob...

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