Portland News

June 7, 2019

Friday Evening Youth Service

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Lord, I Need You” and “My Life Is in You, Lord.” The choir then sang “This Is the Day.”

Baby Dedication: Dave Lambert read Mark 10:13-16, commenting that the dedication of a child does not ensure the eternal destiny of the infant – each one must make that decision for himself or herself once old enough – but it is a way for the parents to show they have a desire to raise the child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The Garrisons then brought up Luke Wesley Christian Garrison, and Brother Dave said a prayer for God’s blessing upon little Luke's life.

Featured Testimonies: Imelda Nedelcu gave thanks for God’s protection for her family when their house burned, and said that no matter what you go through in life, God will be with you. Tim Hammer shared how the Lord saved him over four years ago, and he appreciates God’s patience with him. Sarah Asaya told how God drew her to pray at youth camp a few years ago, and saved her. Hunter Cripps was thankful God saved him from his sins, and that he will meet Him in Heaven someday. Julianne Luka (pictured above) related how her car was stolen and she was unhappy at first, but after three days she realized there were more important things in life, and she put it in God’s hands. That very day the car was found!

First Special: Imelda and Maya Nedelcu sang “Highlands (Song of Ascent),” with Andrea Gaston on the guitar.

Last Special: Savannah Lee and Azaria Charles sang “How Deep the Father’s Love.”

Sermon: Tony Boyce, from Dallas, Oregon, read 1 Thessalonians 2:3-4, speaking of the importance of sharing the truth of the Gospel with the world.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.