Portland News

Evening of Christmas Music

December 20, 2020

A limited number of congregation members were happy to attend a special evening of Christmas music on Sunday, December 20, and hundreds more were also happy to be able to watch online. The program began with a piano and organ duet of “Christmas Bells Medley” and “Good Christian Men Rejoice,” and then pastor Dave Lambert officially welcomed the audience and introduced Gary Riler who would direct the congregation in several carols throughout the evening. ...

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Sunday Evening Service

December 13, 2020

Prelude: The Serenaders played “What Child Is This?” along with “Joy to the World” and “I Saw Three Ships.”

Testimony: Erin Green (pictured above) said she is thankful that God saved her when she was nine years old. Throughout her life she has been able to serve God in a variety of ways, including being a mom and teaching her children about Him. Last year, she and her family moved to a new home, and God has ...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 13, 2020

Prelude: A brass group played “I Wonder as I Wander” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.”

Testimony: Gary Bertram (pictured above) said that he grew up going to church, but had no knowledge of the true Gospel. His wife had attended Sunday school at the Apostolic Faith Church in Tacoma, Washington, and after they were married, she prayed through to salvation at home. He saw the change in her life, and one Sunday...

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Friday Evening Service

December 11, 2020

Prelude: Jaewon Yune (pictured above) played “Ring the Bells” and “Joy to the World” on the violin.

Testimony: Bonnie Scholz said she is thankful for the Christian home she was raised in. During her high school years, she got involved with the wrong people, but God protected her and talked to her heart. One night she prayed and God made a real change in her . Although she was in a difficult marriage, God ...

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Sunday Evening Service

December 6, 2020

Prelude: A flute ensemble played “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” “O Come and Worship,” and “The Little Drummer Boy.”

Testimony: Cheryl Downey was thankful to be raised in a Christian home and nurtured by the church family. Shortly before marrying her husband, she made a full surrender to the Lord. Later when they moved to Minneapolis where he was to pastor, she was concerned about her children. However, God worked for them in...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 6, 2020

Prelude: The string orchestra played “O, Little Town of Bethlehem” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful” including “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night.”

Testimony: Cameron Hinkle (pictured above) expressed his thankfulness that God saved him when he was eighteen, and since that time has taken care of him. He described how the Lord protected his family when they were in a car wreck a few years ago, and also protected his wife and...

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