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Sunday Evening Service

April 26, 2020

Prelude: Flautist Denise Wilson played “How Can I Keep from Singing?” and “Be Thou My Vision,” accompanied by Kristi Riler on the piano.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 1:1-6.

Special: Dan, Darla, and Cheyenna Hall (pictured above) sang “Saved By Grace.”

Testimony: Dan Hall testified that when in his twenties, he had become too focused on work instead of the Gospel, but God was faithful to call him back and save him again. He mentioned that as a...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 26, 2020

Prelude: Shyla Piper (pictured above) played a clarinet solo of “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” and “The Promised Land,” accompanied by Janice Calhoun on the piano.

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read John 1:1-4, 10-14.

Special: A Luka family quartet sang “Revelation 19.”

Testimony: Chris Luka shared how the Lord saved him from a backslidden condition when he was in his twenties, and has kept him since then. He rejoiced that this past week he was...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

April 24, 2020

This week’s Friday evening Bible study focused on the next lesson in the Discovery series, this one titled “Conflicts of the Prophet.” Continuing where the previous lesson left off, it covered chapters 26-29 of Jeremiah, and was once again led by Tony Boyce, pastor in Dallas, Oregon.

To open, Brother Tony read the focus verse of Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and ...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

April 19, 2020

Prelude: A trio of Shawn Worthington on the piano, Andrea Gaston on the guitar, and David Warberg on the keyboard played “How Great Is Our God” and “Goodbye, World, Goodbye,” with “Moving Up to Gloryland.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Isaiah 40:28-31.

Special: Sophia and Joseph Sobol sang “Chain Breaker.”

Special: David and Shelby Warberg sang “God Will Take Care of You.”

Testimonies: David Warberg (pictured above) said that although he did not grow up hearing about the Gospel, he...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 19, 2020

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “In This Dark World There’s a Bright Shining Light” and “Someone Is Praying for You” on the violin, accompanied by his mother, Sungun, on the piano. He then played “Blessed Assurance.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Ephesians 3:14-21.

Special: Michael, Ann, and Hunter McCarville sang “Think About His Love.”

Testimony: Hunter McCarville said he had faced a challenge the day before, but God brought him through, and he is thankful for the faith that God...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

April 17, 2020

Tony Boyce, pastor in Dallas, Oregon, focused on two Discovery lessons taken from chapters 1 through 25 in the book of Jeremiah. He said that Jeremiah was born during the reign of Manasseh, Judah’s most wicked king, and began his ministry around the age of twenty during the reign of Josiah, one of Judah’s most righteous kings. In Jeremiah, chapter 1, Jeremiah felt the weight of God’s call, and felt too young to be...

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Easter Concert Replayed

April 12, 2020

Though the congregation could not gather in person to celebrate Easter this year, Christ’s Resurrection remains the most important event in all of history, and our personal rejoicing in the spiritual victory He won cannot be diminished! In lieu of a typical Easter program, the 2019 Easter concert was streamed live on the church website so congregation members could enjoy it from home.

The concert was a musical titled “Believe” that was presented by...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 12, 2020

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played “Christ Arose,” and “The Hallelujah Chorus” on the organ.

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Matthew 28:1-8.

Special: A Copko quartet (pictured above) sang “The Easter Song.”

Scripture Reading: Brother Darrel read 1 Corinthians 15:1-8.

Special: Dale, Luke, and Caleb Copko sang “Then Came the Morning.”

Scripture Reading: Brother Darrel read 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.

Special: Caleb Copko sang “Because He Lives.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert read from 1 Corinthians 15:13-14, and 20, and spoke of the transforming power of the Resurrection. He brought out...

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Good Friday Service

April 10, 2020

A live Good Friday service (without audience) was held on April 10, which included special song selections interspersed with Scripture readings from the account of Christ’s Passion, and then a message from Gary Riler. The meeting opened somberly with a piano solo of “Lead Me to Calvary” and “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” by Rosie Lambert. Shawn Worthington led the webcast audience in a few congregational songs, including “At the Cross” and “The ...

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