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United States Church Unharmed Amid Wildfires and Hurricane Sally

September 20, 2020

Wildfires in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California began spreading rapidly in the beginning of September, eventually consuming over four million acres of land. Several of the fires were located in proximity to cities, including where we have Apostolic Faith churches. Thankfully, all of our church families are safe. None of our buildings were lost in the fires, though a couple families did lose homes. At this time, no fires are directly threatening ...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 20, 2020

Prelude: Organist Sungun Yune played “In Moments like These” and “We’re Marching to Zion.”

Testimony: Rob Moen stated that he is blessed to have a Christian wife, two sons, and most recently, a puppy. He said the puppy is easily startled by noises outside and will run off, away from his protection. This has been a reminder not to be distracted by the troubling noise of the world, but to remain focused on following...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 20, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Shine, Jesus, Shine” and “Revive Us Again.”

Testimony: Dave Green said he received salvation at age ten, and God has helped him keep it. He spoke of the time when he was in the military and a respiratory infection broke out, and everyone was required to wear face masks. While the others complained, he thanked God no one could see that he did not participate in calling out the ungodly...

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Friday Evening Service

September 18, 2020

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington (pictured above) played an oboe solo of “Be Thou My Vision” and “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.”

Testimony: Pete Mixer told how he was raised in a Christian home, and when he was a young adult he prayed and was saved. Since then, God has always provided. When there was a downturn in the economy ten years ago, he went through various job changes, but that led to the job he has now ...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 6, 2020

Prelude: Chris Luka played “The Love of God” and “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” on the trombone.

Testimony: Gary Wolfe said he was born with some physical problems that required five surgeries. The church people prayed, and fifty-nine years ago, God healed him. God saved his soul fifty years ago and since then has been his Healer, Guide, and Comfort.

First Special: Chris, Jillian, Julianne, and Marcus Luka sang “I Can Almost Hear the Sound of the...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 6, 2020

Prelude: Rosie Lambert played “All Creatures of Our God and King” with “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Seekers of Your Heart” on the piano.

Testimony: Mimi Witham testified that she grew up in the Communist country of Romania, and her family’s dream of coming to the United States and worshiping God freely became a reality in 1978. She was fourteen years old when she moved to America, but she still remembers some of the limitations the...

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Friday Evening Service

September 4, 2020

Prelude: Claire Moberg played “Be Exalted” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” on the clarinet.

Testimony: David Lambert read the testimony of Mildred Frank from the Gospel Pioneer series, Volume 4. She was saved as a teenager but after she married, she and her husband eventually stopped coming to church. For twenty years, they participated in the things of the world, but on March 21, 1976, they knelt together at church and...

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