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Sunday Morning Service

November 22, 2020

The Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 22, provided a reminder that with God leading our lives, we have much to be grateful for. The blessings of God were highlighted throughout the meeting in the music, Scripture readings, and message.

The service opened with an organ prelude by Shawn Worthington, which included “Now Thank We All Our God.” Then Psalm 8 was read asking, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 15, 2020

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played a piano solo of “Give Thanks” and “Come, Christians, Join to Sing.”

Testimony: Tom Pricskett shared how the Lord saved him while he was in the military on a small island in the Pacific. After being discharged, he attended Midwest camp in Murphysboro, Illinois, and then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. After church the very next day, he met Valerie. They married a year later and the Lord has continued to...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 8, 2020

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Sungun Yune played two piano/organ numbers: “More Than Wonderful” and “Worship Medley.”

Testimony: Michael McCarville testified that he was saved at Midwest camp between his junior and senior years in college, and as a result his life has been blessed. He is truly thankful—God has blessed him with a Christian wife and four children, and has provided for them despite this difficult time.

Testimony: Hunter McCarville gave thanks to God for...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 8, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “Power in the Blood.”

Testimony: Lisa DeBusk, visiting from Chehalis, Washington, said her heart is full of praise in this month of thanksgiving, and that she gives thanks every day of the year. Her blessings go back to when she was a baby and was brought to church by her parents, and she attended continually as she grew up and made friends with the other young people...

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Friday Evening Service

November 6, 2020

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played “It Is Well” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” on her cello.

Testimony: Kaity Bishop shared that she was saved on the campground, and was sanctified at an international youth conference in New York a couple of years ago. The Lord has been good to her and her husband, and guided each step of their home purchase and job situations.

First Special: Sam Cantrell and Troy Ross sang “He’s Still Workin’ on Me.”

Testimony: Jeff Bishop...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 1, 2020

Prelude: Brian and Annika Ewers played a violin duet of “All that Thrills My Soul” and “Springs of Living Water.”

Testimony: Emmaline Worthington told how attending a recent funeral brought home the reality of the hope of Heaven, saying she is looking forward to it now more than ever.

First Special: Imelda and Maya Nedelcu sang “King of Kings.”

Testimony: Merrill Mixer stated that forty-four years ago she gave her heart to Jesus and that changed the whole course...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 1, 2020

Prelude: The strings of the orchestra played “I Surrender All,” and “Brethren We Have Met to Worship.”

Testimony: Bobbi Downey gave thanks for her heritage in the Gospel, and that the Lord healed her as a baby from Rubella. He saved, sanctified, and baptized her with the Holy Ghost, and continues to be with her in both good times and difficult times.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “The Call is Still the Same.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read...

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Youth Corn Maze Trip

October 31, 2020

On October 31, about thirty young people met at “The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch” on Sauvie Island for an afternoon of wandering through the Corn Maize, eating treats, picking out pumpkins, and generally enjoying a beautiful, sunny fall day on the farm. The group goes to the pumpkin patch almost every fall, but this trip was especially fun because the young people had not met for an in-person event since mid-March! For those...

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Friday Evening Service

October 30, 2020

Prelude: Henry Parker played “Softly and Tenderly” and “How Firm a Foundation” on the trombone.

Testimony: Rita Cook (pictured above) shared that she was saved as a child, and later sanctified and then baptized with the Holy Ghost. Now she is thankful she can serve the Lord with her husband, Jeremy, and raise their children in the Gospel and teach them about the hope of Heaven.

First Special: Joseph and Sam Asaya sang “Invisible Hands.”

Testimony: Dale Copko told...

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