Portland News

100-Year Campground Commemoration Service

June 28, 2020

June 28 marked one hundred years since the first camp meeting service was held on the 52nd and Duke Street campground. Though camp meeting could not be held this year due to health restrictions, the special occasion was commemorated with a service held in the tabernacle. A limited number were able to attend in person and many more joined through the webcast, collectively thanking God for one hundred years of past camp meeting blessings...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 28, 2020

Prelude: The Serenaders (pictured above) played several songs including “Whisper a Prayer,” “Amen,” and “Down by the Riverside.”

Music Scholarship Awards: Gary Riler announced the recipients of the Music Scholarship Award for this year: Cheyenna Hall, Sam Asaya, and Jackson Parker.

Special: A men’s quartet sang “Just Wait ‘til He Stands Up” and “I’ll Be Ready to Go with Him.”

Special: Caleb Copko sang “Four Days Late.”

Sermon: Tony Boyce used Philippians 3:14 for his text, and encouraged the audience to keep focused...

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Friday Evening Baccalaureate Service

June 26, 2020

A Baccalaureate service was held Friday evening, June 26, to honor the graduates of the congregation. Although attendance was limited mainly to the graduates and their families, the service was webcast so all could join in the celebration.

The music specials for the evening were provided by a few of the graduates. For prelude, Josh Friesen played a trumpet solo called “Gospel Medley.” Erik Calhoun then welcomed everyone and read Jeremiah 29:11-13, which says,...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 21, 2020

The Sunday morning service on June 21 was interspersed with special music showing appreciation for our earthly dads as well as our Heavenly Father, and several dads with their families were able to enjoy the music in person by making a reservation.

The service began with a string quartet prelude of “Grace Greater than Our Sin” featuring Jaewon Yune, Mackenzie Ewers, Julianne Luka, and Andrea Gaston. Then Darrel Lee read Ecclesiastes 1:3-8 and 12:13.

The...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 21, 2020

Prelude: The prelude was a brass quartet playing “A Closer Walk” and “When We All Get to Heaven.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read James 2:14-20 and verse 26.

Special: Chris and Marcus Luka sang “In the Arms of Sweet Deliverance.”

Testimony: Rob Moen told of kneeling at a metal chair at youth camp and getting saved just before he went into high school. He gave thanks for his faithful father who raised him in this Gospel, and mentioned special...

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Friday Evening Service

June 19, 2020

Prelude: Carter Luka played “How Majestic Is Your Name” on the bassoon.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 93:1-5.

Testimony: Maya Nedelcu gave a shout to the Lord for saving her and later sanctifying her during a time of home devotions. A few years later the Lord baptized her with the Holy Ghost and she is glad for His comfort during these challenging days.

Special: A ladies’ group sang “Great Is the Lord.”

Testimony:Mackenzie Ewers shared that she was...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 14, 2020

Prelude: Chris Luka played “Day by Day” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder” on the trombone.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Romans 8:1-6.

Special: Victoria Heintz, Shelby Warburg, and Azaria Charles (pictured above) sang “This Little Light of Mine.”

Testimony: Shelby Warburg expressed gratitude for her Christian heritage in the Gospel, and that she has the hope of Heaven.

Special: The ladies' trio sang “My Jesus, I Love Thee.”

Testimony: Azaria Charles told of her desire to take advantage of the extra...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 14, 2020

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “This Is the Day,” and “He Has Made Me Glad,” on the organ.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 1 Corinthians 15:51-58.

Special: An octet sang “This Is the Day.”

Testimony: Brad Mathews (pictured above) told how the Lord saved him when he was twelve years old and made a change in his life. He was also thankful that recently when his little granddaughter sprained her arm, the Lord healed it.

Special:...

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Friday Evening Service

June 12, 2020

Prelude: David Warburg played a tuba solo of “I’m Feeling Fine” and “When We All Get to Heaven.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 67:1-7.

Testimony: Ade Asaya gave thanks for how the Lord saved her and gave her peace and joy. She said it has been a great journey and it is still underway.

Special: Ade and Sarah Asaya sang “The Love of God.”

Testimony: Sarah Asaya (pictured above) shared how recently she had felt scared because of things going on around...

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