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Sunday Evening Service

August 11, 2019

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Are You Washed in the Blood?” A Brenner ladies’ quartet then sang “For I’m Persuaded to Believe.”

Featured Testimonies: Nikita Jones told about a recent trial where she longed to feel the Lord’s presence, and through fervent prayer felt the Lord’s touch and learned God was always there, even when she could not feel Him. Christi Larrechea was thankful that youth camp is...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 11, 2019

Prelude: Kristi Riler (pictured above) played a flute solo including “Near to the Heart of God,” “Children of the Heavenly Father,” and “Blessed Assurance.” The choir followed by singing “My Tribute.”

First Special: Gary Wolfe, Gary Riler, and Michael McCarville sang “He Leadeth Me.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read from Psalm 133:1-3.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “The Pearl.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Corinthians 1:9-11 to emphasize the importance of unity, saying it is possible to have unity for the...

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Friday Evening Service

August 9, 2019

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played a medley of songs including “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “There’s Something about that Name,” and “Better Is One Day” on the cello.

Featured Testimonies: Shelby Warberg was thankful she got saved at age nine while attending her first youth camp, and was richly blessed for the privilege to be a co-counselor this year. Maria Green told how blessed she was to be a youth camp counselor and have...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 4, 2019

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.” The choir then sang “You Are God.”

Skit: Jeff Bishop and Ryan Chasteen performed a skit they had done at youth camp which portrayed Jesus and Peter discussing Peter’s failures and his need for God’s grace, which is freely given.

Featured Testimonies: Katia Fedosov gave thanks that the Lord helped her to let go of bitterness and hurt, and to forgive. Tyler Green (pictured above) ...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 4, 2019

Prelude: Shawn Worthington performed “My Tribute” and “Doxology (Old 100th)” on the organ. The choir then sang, “Glorious Is Thy Name.”

First Special: Victoria Heintz and Emmaline and Mikayla Worthington (pictured above) sang “Chain Breaker.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 5:13-16.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “For All My Sin.”

Sermon: The focal point of Dave Lambert’s message, taken from Matthew 5:13-14, was the importance of the Christian life being as salt (purifying or flavoring) and light (necessary for life),...

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Northwest Youth Camp 2019

August 3, 2019

Northwest Youth Camp 2019 began Monday morning, July 29. Campers came from the Portland church, as well as from the branch churches in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada, and converged at the Mayfield Lake campsite. Most of the 290 attendees, including staff and students, arrived by noon, full of energy and excitement and looking much cleaner than they would for the next five days. The theme this year was “Jesus Is Coming Again,”...

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Friday Evening Service

August 2, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Cheryl Paulsen played a piano/harp duet, which included: “Jesus Whispers Peace,” “Master, the Tempest is Raging,” “Wonderful Peace,” “Peace in My Heart to Stay,” and “Sweet Peace, the Gift of God’s Love.” They concluded with “In the Garden,” as Shawn Worthington read the history of this song. The congregation then joined in singing to finish the prelude.

Featured Testimonies: Ashley Morgan told how the Lord has been her rock, shelter, peace,...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 28, 2019

Prelude: The combined adult/youth orchestra played “Open Our Eyes, Lord” and “Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So.” The choir then sang “A Glorious Church,” accompanied by the brass.

Featured Testimonies: Alicia Parker told how the Lord saved her at a children’s church service at camp meeting when she was five. Hazel Wilson shared that she was twelve when the Lord saved her, and although that was a long time ago, Jesus is still...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 28, 2019

Prelude: A Ewers string ensemble (pictured above) played “How Beautiful,” “March in D,” and “Soon and Very Soon.” Then the choir sang “Great Is the Lord Almighty.”

First Special: A Luka ladies’ trio sang “In the Arms of Sweet Deliverance.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 25:1-13.

Last Special: Christi Larrechea sang “There Is a River.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used 2 Timothy 4:8 for the basis of his instructions on how Christians must keep their spiritual garments spotless, as the Bride...

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