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Sunday Evening Service

January 31, 2021

Prelude: Erik Calhoun played a bassoon solo which included “In the Presence of Jehovah” and “How Majestic Is Thy Name.”

First Special: Darla and Cheyenna Hall and Deborah Brenner sang “I Could Never Praise Him Enough.”

Testimony: Jim Snider said his dad was an atheist, but his mom picked berries and beans to send him to a religious school. However, in the church he attended, people didn’t talk about what God was doing in their lives. Eventually he...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 31, 2021

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “Hallelujah! What a Savior” and “This Is My Father’s World” on the violin, with piano accompaniment by his mother, Sungun.

First Special: Imelda and Maya Nedelcu (pictured above) sang “You Are God Alone,” accompanied by Annika Ewers on the guitar.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 2 Corinthians 5:10-21.

Last Special: Sister Imelda sang “Yes, I Believe.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from 2 Corinthians 5:17-19, teaching on the doctrine of justification. He described it as an instantaneous experience ...

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Friday Evening Service

January 29, 2021

Prelude: A three-generation family violin trio of Jane, Brian, and Annika Ewers played  “Find Us Faithful” and “Praise and Adoration Medley.”

Testimony: Delores Mathews told how she was saved as a little girl, but as she got older, she let things slip. Later, as a young mother the Lord helped her to repent and He saved her again. She mentioned that sometimes she has gone through hard times, but the Lord has always been there for her.

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Sunday Evening Service

January 24, 2021

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” and “Shall We Gather at the River?” on the cello.

Testimony: Bob Downey told how the Lord called him at the 1989 Midwest camp meeting to make a life-changing consecration. Eight years earlier, he had taken over the family business—something he had always wanted to do. But God asked him to give it up and go into full-time ministry. Five years later, he...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 24, 2021

Prelude: Joshua Friesen (pictured above) played two pieces on the trumpet: “Softly and Tenderly” and “Lead On, O King Eternal.”

First Special: Kristin and Savannah Lee and Alicia Parker sang “God Can Do Anything.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Luke 15:11-24.

Last Special: Rob and Alicia Parker and Kristin and Payton Lee sang “I Must Tell Jesus.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert read Matthew 3:1-2 and spoke on the foundational doctrine of repentance. He said repentance is more than confessing one’s sin and ...

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Friday Evening Service

January 22, 2021

Prelude: Pianist Kristi Riler played “Tell Me the Story of Jesus” and “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now.”

Testimony: Kathi Cantrell thanked the Lord for her Christian heritage. As a child, she wanted to serve God, but also wanted to fit in with the kids at school. She was miserable until she prayed and surrendered everything to the Lord at the age of seventeen. She said there have been challenges during her...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 17, 2021

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played “Fill My Cup, Lord” and “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks” on the organ.

Testimony: Heidi Copko told how the Lord saved her at the age of eleven at a youth camp. At the 2009 camp meeting, He sanctified her, and that made a real change in her. Before, she could be very stubborn, but when the Lord sanctified her, He put a desire in her to let Him have His way even if it...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 17, 2021

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played an oboe solo of “I Know Whom I Have Believed.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 61:1-8.

Special: Jennifer and Emmaline Worthington and Victoria Heintz (pictured above) sang “God Still Delivers.”

Testimony: Jeff Yellott shared how the Lord brought him to a place of repentance after he had turned his back on Him. The Lord saved him and he is so thankful for God’s mercy.

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Matthew 3:13-17.

Special: Sister Jennifer and Sister...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 10, 2021

Prelude: Diana Lambert played a cello solo of “Take My Life and Let It Be” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 52:1-9.

Special Song: Rosie, Diana, and Holly Lambert sang “Isn’t the Name of Jesus Wonderful?”

Scripture Reading: Brother Dave read Romans 8:18-28.

Special Song: The Lambert trio sang “How Beautiful.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read again verses 22-25 of Romans 8, assuring his listeners that Christians have hope that their redemption is at hand, and reminding ...

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