Portland News

Youth Retreat

September 18, 2016

About fifty of our young people traveled to the Sunriver Resort near Bend, Oregon, for a youth retreat over the weekend of September 16-18. Along with them were several youth ministers, a small but faithful cooking crew, and a few more parents who served as chaperones.

Vans left the church around 2:00 p.m. and delivered the young people to one of three houses that were rented for the weekend; one for the girls and two ...

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Promotion Sundays

September 18, 2016

As kids head back to school and we resume our regular full schedule of activities at church, we know summer is ending. We also know that it is about time for the Sunday school classes to be promoted to the next grade, and some to the next department. It is an exciting time of year!

Most students switched to their new classes on Sunday, September 11. In the Beginners Department, which includes several dozen two- to five-year-olds, ...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 18, 2016

Prelude: The brass played “Standing in the Need of Prayer” and “Promise Medley.” Then the choir sang “When We All Get to Heaven.”

Featured testimonies: Bob Downey (pictured above) testified that even though he had his own plans, he is glad he responded when Jesus said, “Follow me,” and he has found it to be a good way. Chris Luka was thankful for God’s protection while driving a van home from the youth retreat, and even though ...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 18, 2016

Prelude: The strings played “As the Deer” and “Great Is the Lord.” The choir then sang “Sing to Him a Song of Praise.”

First special: Ashley Morgan and Dan and Darla Hall sang “He Already Sees.”

Scripture reading: Tom Pricskett read John 1:43-51.

Last special: Christi Larrechea sang “Broken Vessels.”

Sermon: John Musgrave read John 1:43-46 for his text, and brought out that just...

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Friday Evening Service

September 16, 2016

Prelude: Claudia Hanson (pictured above) played “Pass Me Not,” “Sonata in E Minor Op 14, No 5 Largo,” and “O My Father” on the cello.

Featured Testimonies: Earl Phillips said that after he was saved on a Sunday night, he couldn’t wait to attend the Tuesday night service, and he still loves coming to church and being with God’s people. Payton Lee said he is thankful...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 13, 2016

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “He” on the piano, followed by Henry Parker playing a piano solo of “Crown Him with Many Crowns.” Jaewon and Henry then played “Give Thanks” together.

Featured Testimonies: Phyllis Waddell gave thanks for God’s protection recently when a man ran a stop sign and came within about a foot from hitting her. Katia Fedosov said the Lord saved her two years ago during camp meeting and has kept her. Cheryl Paulsen...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 11, 2016

Prelude: A trombone trio played “In Tenderness He Sought Me” and “A Volunteer for Jesus.” Chris and Jillian Luka sang “We Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God.”

Featured Testimonies: Sherry Shuermyer shared how the Lord led her step by step to this church and salvation. Steve Mixer said in August of 1977, God saved him and changed his life. Ryan Erdmann was thankful that the Lord saved him at the age of...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 11, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “Jesus, Lord to Me,” and “How Firm a Foundation.” The choir sang “Holy, Holy, God Almighty,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “I Want to be There.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Zechariah 1:1-7.

Last Special: The choir sang “Be Still and Know.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Zechariah 1:18-21, assuring his listeners that whatever problems they may be facing, God can fix anything.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.

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Friday Evening Youth Service

September 9, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “Lord, Reign in Me.” The choir then sang “Days of Elijah,” with Victoria Worthington as soloist.

First Special: A young ladies group sang “Stepping on the Clouds.”

Featured Testimonies: Tim Hammer rejoiced that he has now been saved for two years, and appreciates how God answers all his questions. Russell Mathews gave thanks for God’s protection when someone nearly hit him on his way to church this...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 4, 2016

Prelude: Gary Riler played “In the Presence of Jehovah” and “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” on the saxophone. Shawn Worthington, Peter Moberg, and Chris Luka sang “Step into the Water.”

Featured Testimonies: Jordan Sletmoe gave thanks for her Christian parents, for salvation, and for receiving her sanctification this past camp meeting. Marcus Luka is thankful that even though he is a kid, he can still serve God. Kathi Cantrell shared how the Lord touched...

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