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Tuesday Evening Service

March 28, 2017

Prelude: Julianne Luka played a viola solo of “Amazing Grace” and “Gigue.” Rebecca Luka then sang “Firm Foundation.”

Featured Testimonies: Wendy Chasteen shared that her mom was diagnosed with stage four cancer about three years ago, but through God’s power and mercy, the latest tests were clear. Jack Chasteen told how the Lord saved him at age thirteen at camp meeting. Sylvia Phillips said she was saved on March 21, 1948, and Jesus is the...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 26, 2017

Prelude: Pianist Janice Calhoun played “Come, Every One Who Is Thirsty” and “O Magnify the Lord.” Then Chris Luka, Brad Mathews, Gary Riler, and Gary Wolfe sang “Step into the Water.”

Featured Testimonies: Shirley Johnson testified that she gave her heart to the Lord while in high school, and God has been good to her through every stage of life. Marlene Heintz said she and her husband have had the privilege to be foster...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 26, 2017

Prelude: Violinist Jane Ewers played “I Asked the Lord,” “Medley of ‘Schindler’s List,’” and “Via Dolorosa.” Then the choir sang “Wonderful, Merciful, Savior.”

First Special: Chris Luka, Michael McCarville, and Imelda Nedelcu sang “Jesus, You’re All that I Need.”

Scripture Reading: Sam Ajayi read Revelation 3:15-22.

Last Special: Kristi Riler (pictured above) sang “I Am Willing, Lord.”

Sermon: Tom Pricskett preached from Revelation 3:20, saying Jesus stands at the door of each person’s heart and knocks, and if invited He will...

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Friday Evening Presentation

March 24, 2017

On Friday evening, March 24, Darrel Lee gave a presentation about Gospel outreach happening around North America. He began by reading Mark 16:15 and 20, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature . . . And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following." Then he explained that it has been remarkable to watch several small church...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

March 24, 2017

Youth focus began with a good meal for a rainy day: the choice of chicken noodle or taco soup, with fruit on the side and the never-disappointing Rice Krispy treats for dessert. Following the meal, the young people played a “get to know you” game in which they had to collect signatures from people in the room who had an uncommon trait, such as that they had ridden a camel, or lived abroad, or...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

March 21, 2017

Prelude: Sam Cantrell played a trombone solo of “The Honor of Thy Name,” which included “O For a Thousand Tongues” and “Blessed Be the Name.” Then the young people’s choir sang “Blood-Washed Band.”

Featured testimonies: Tim Hammer testified that last June his car was hit by a driver who had no insurance, but when he put the situation in the Lord’s hands and praised Him, God worked things out. Payton Lee thanked the Lord for...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 19, 2017

Prelude: Shawn Worthington (pictured above) played “Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know” and “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” on the organ. The choir then sang “Revelation 19.”

First Special: Chris and Jillian Luka sang “Revelation Song,” with Chris accompanying them on the guitar.

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Matthew 12:22-29.

Last Special: Imelda Nedelcu sang “Majesty (Here I Am).”

Sermon: Reading from Matthew 12:29, Darrel Lee warned against the “strong man” (the devil) who wants to control people’s lives....

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Sunday Evening Service

March 19, 2017

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Rob Moen, Dave Green, and Randy Baltzell played “There’s Something About that Name” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name.” The choir followed, singing “I’ve Got a Feeling.”

Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington shared how she was saved at a young age, and said Jesus is always with her. Earl Phillips said March 21 will be sixty-nine years since the Lord saved him and delivered him from cigarettes. Catey Hinkle...

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Friday Evening Service

March 17, 2017

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington (pictured above) played “Concerto in E Flat” on the oboe.

Featured Testimonies: Sandy Cripps rejoiced that after being gone away from the Lord for ten years, God brought her back and saved her at special meetings, and also sanctified her. Tom Pricskett said it was forty-eight years ago yesterday since the Lord saved him, and he was thankful people prayed for him. Carter Luka was thankful Jesus saved him a few weeks...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 12, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “There’s Room at the Cross” and “Testimony Medley.” The choir, with soloist Deborah Brenner, followed by singing “Joy in My Heart,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Moriah Copko said March 8 was the nineteenth anniversary since a car hit her and she should have been killed, but the Lord performed a miracle and today she only has a tiny scar. Caleb Copko told how before his eighteenth birthday, the Lord...

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