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Friday Evening Service

November 4, 2016

Prelude: The youth orchestra performed “Friend of God” featuring Victoria Worthington as the soloist. The choir then sang “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

First Special: A young ladies’ ensemble sang “Speechless.”

Testimonies: Having recently moved to Port Angeles, Washington, Cassy Mathews shared that she had not wanted to leave Portland, but once she consecrated the decision to the Lord, she became excited about being wherever the Lord would lead. God made all the details of the move come together in...

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Fall Bible Study Series

November 2, 2016

The seventh session of the fall Bible study series titled “The Twelve: Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Calling” was held on November 2. Dwight Baltzell was the speaker, and the topic was James, Thaddeus, and Simon. These three are the least known of all the disciples, and Brother Dwight began by clarifying the difference between these three and other people mentioned in the Bible with the same name. He explained that Bible names can be confusing...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 30, 2016

Prelude: The Serenaders played “It’s Just Like Jesus,” “He Keeps Me Singing,” You Can Have a Song,” “Whosoever Surely Meaneth Me,” and “An Unclouded Day.” Then they were joined by Michael and Ann McCarville who sang “We’ll Understand it Better.”

Featured testimonies: Josh Hopkins shared how the Lord saved him after speaking to his heart through a Christian song, and also how the Lord has been ...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 30, 2016

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Eternity” and “Great Things He Hath Done.” Then the choir sang “Hallelujah, We Shall Rise!”

First Special: Michael McCarville, Peter Moberg, and Gary Riler sang “Shine On Us.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Psalm 51:1-7.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “We Shall Behold Him.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from Haggai 2:10-14, stating that a small amount of sin will defile one’s heart, but a small amount of cleanliness will not have the opposite effect;...

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Youth Corn Maze Trip

October 29, 2016

About forty young people and chaperones left the church parking lot in three separate vans on Saturday, October 29, and others traveled on their own, all headed to The Corn Maize on Sauvie Island. There they were met by what was described as “rivers of mud!” The heavy rain during the last few weeks caused the paths through the maze to become an ankle-deep mud soup. However, that did not stop our young people...

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Friday Evening Ordinance Service

October 28, 2016

Prelude: Pianist Janice Calhoun and organist Sungun Yune opened our quarterly ordinance service by playing a duet of “Walk with Me” and “Springs of Living Water.” Then the choir sang “The Blood Medley.”

First Special: Butch Carey sang “This Love Is Mine.”

Sermon on the Lord's Supper: Clark Wolfe read 1 Corinthians 11:23, reminding his listeners that Jesus saw man’s sinful condition and the grief it causes, and chose to suffer death on the Cross, so...

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Fall Bible Study Series

October 26, 2016

The sixth Bible study session on the twelve disciples was held Wednesday, October 26, with Ed Habre teaching about Thomas and Matthew. First he spoke of the qualities that allowed these ordinary men to be chosen by the Lord for such a unique role, including their faith, loyalty, and their confidence in Jesus. They followed the Lord even when many others turned...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 25, 2016

Prelude: Victoria Worthington sang “Take Down Your Harp” accompanied by Cheryl Paulsen on the harp and Janice Calhoun on the piano.

Featured testimonies: Sam Ajayi gave a report of his recent trip to Australia for camp meeting in Sydney and special meetings in Melbourne. He said the theme for both was “That I May Know Him,” and from the beginning, the prayer meetings were especially fervent, and at least five were saved and two sanctified....

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Sunday Youth Evening of Music

October 23, 2016

The special youth weekend ended Sunday with an evening of music presented by young musicians. Erik Calhoun directed the choir and orchestra and also led program, beginning with the orchestra playing “He Reigns.” Then a group of twelve girls sang “Speechless,” which says, “What kind of love could this be, that traded a throne for a cross? . . . I’m astounded as I consider how You have showed us a love that leaves...

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