Portland News

Youth Corn Maze Trip

October 31, 2020

On October 31, about thirty young people met at “The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch” on Sauvie Island for an afternoon of wandering through the Corn Maize, eating treats, picking out pumpkins, and generally enjoying a beautiful, sunny fall day on the farm. The group goes to the pumpkin patch almost every fall, but this trip was especially fun because the young people had not met for an in-person event since mid-March! For those...

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Friday Evening Service

October 30, 2020

Prelude: Henry Parker played “Softly and Tenderly” and “How Firm a Foundation” on the trombone.

Testimony: Rita Cook (pictured above) shared that she was saved as a child, and later sanctified and then baptized with the Holy Ghost. Now she is thankful she can serve the Lord with her husband, Jeremy, and raise their children in the Gospel and teach them about the hope of Heaven.

First Special: Joseph and Sam Asaya sang “Invisible Hands.”

Testimony: Dale Copko told...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 25, 2020

Prelude: A trumpet trio played “Lead Me to Calvary” and “I Know Whom I Have Believed.”

Testimony: Kaye Montgomery shared how the Lord saved her and her husband when they were a young married couple. Later, when her youngest son was a senior in high school, she injured her back. After getting prayed for at Portland camp meeting, she felt the Lord touch her, but the doctor said she still needed surgery. She kept...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 25, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Open Our Eyes, Lord” and “Great Things He Has Done.”

Testimony: Jim Ott (pictured above) said as he gets older, he thinks often about his Gospel roots. He grew up wanting to be saved, and as a teenager, he surrendered his life to God. He contracted glaucoma before the age of forty and was faced with losing his eyesight, but he prayed and gave the situation to the Lord. Forty...

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Friday Evening Service

October 23, 2020

Prelude: Mackenzie Ewers (pictured above) played “As the Deer” with “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” and “I’ll Fly Away” on the violin.

Testimony: Sister Mackenzie said that seeing people’s lives in school and in college has made her thankful that she was raised in a Christian home, and that she was saved at a young age. Although she is doing college classes online, she is glad that she can still look for opportunities to share her ...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 18, 2020

Prelude: The brass section of the orchestra played “Near the Cross” and “Hallelujah! We Shall Rise.”

Testimony: Peter Moberg (pictured above) described how he was saved as a young boy, and then the Lord led him to this church while he was a college student. He shared that after his son was born, his wife became very ill, but he is thankful the Lord brought her through in a miraculous way.

First Special: Butch Carey and Gary Wolfe...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 18, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Surely the Presence” and “Jesus Shall Reign.”

Testimony: Heidi Copko told how her son Tommy was in the hospital last year shortly after he was born, and it was a scary time. However, the Lord was with them and one day as she knelt beside the hospital daybed, the Lord’s presence filled the room. She is thankful He carried them through.

First Special: Caleb and Heidi Copko sang “Your Love Defends Me.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel...

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Friday Evening Service

October 16, 2020

Prelude: Carter Luka play a bassoon solo of “Give Me that Old Time Religion” and “Goodbye, World, Goodbye,” accompanied by Julianne Luka on the piano.

Testimony: Azaria Charles expressed gratitude for God’s grace to her, and shared her desire to extend that grace to others.

First Special: Azaria Charles, Savannah Lee, and Victoria Heintz sang “’Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus,” accompanied by David Heintz on the guitar.

Testimony: Nikita Jones (pictured above) was thankful that although she...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 11, 2020

Prelude: A young men’s brass quartet played “Living for Jesus” and “Praise Him.”

Testimony: Trina Ruiz remembered several months ago when she was quite sick, how she looked outside at the tall trees bending in the wind. The Lord used that as an example to show her that there is beauty even in the storms of life, and that spiritual roots grow deeper during trials when people stay focused on Him.

First Special: Jennifer and...

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