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Sunday Evening Service

September 24, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place,” “There’s Room at the Cross” and “Heaven Medley.” A men’s quartet then sang “When We All Get Together with the Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Becky Lepisto (pictured above) was thankful that at fifteen years of age, she received the gift of God’s salvation. Later, God sanctified and baptized her and He has held her in a good place since then. Phil Wong said he always...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 24, 2017

Prelude: The meeting opened with an organ solo by Sungun Yune playing “In the Garden” and “Sunlight.” The choir then sang “Mighty King.”

First Special: A ladies’ sextet sang “Be Still and Know.”

Scripture Reading: Larry Montgomery read from 1 Samuel 7:3-11.

Last Special: Butch Carey sang “Jesus the Son of God.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Samuel 7:12-13 for his text and said that while mankind is born in a sinful, helpless condition, God still requires an honest heart, and...

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Friday Evening Service

September 22, 2017

Prelude: Katia Fedosov played a cello solo including “He Is Exalted” and “Sonata in C Major Op. 40, No 1.” The choir followed by singing “I Found the Joy.”

Featured Testimonies: Kristi Riler was thankful that she was saved at a young age and for the many blessings God has provided throughout her life. Katia Fedosov gave thanks for the privilege to go on visitations, and how it makes the people they visit happy to see young people...

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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 1

September 20, 2017

An eight-week Bible study series titled “The Life and Teachings of Paul” began on Wednesday, September 20, in the Fellowship Lodge.

Dayle Lee was the speaker for the first session, which was an overview of the series. He gave an introduction to Paul’s background, travels, writings, and message.

Of Paul’s background, Brother Dayle said he was born in Tarsus, Turkey, around A.D. 1 to a Jewish family. He received Roman citizenship upon birth, indicating that...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

September 19, 2017

Prelude: The youth choir sang “Jesus Messiah.”

Featured Testimonies: Emmaline Worthington was thankful she could be a light at school to other students. Katia Fedosov praised the Lord for saving her three years ago, sanctifying her a year later, and for God’s help with her schooling. Patrick Lee was thankful for encouragement from his Christian family. David Warberg (pictured above) told how God saved him ten years ago and also said how helpful Tuesday night...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 17, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “People Need the Lord,” and “Power in the Blood.” The choir followed, singing “Grace Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Kylie Lucescu gave thanks that the Lord provides for all her needs. Sam Ajayi stated that he was saved nearly forty-two years ago and expressed appreciation for his Christian wife. Sherrie Buckland thanked everyone for their prayers and told how the Lord has been with her through her recent cancer diagnosis. Christi Larrechea told...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 17, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Come Just As You Are,” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.” The choir then sang “Jesus Saves,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “All Because of God’s Amazing Grace.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Revelation 2:18-29.

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

Sermon: John Musgrave used Revelation 2:18-29 for his text, encouraging Christians to hold on to what God has done in their lives, and continue to the ...

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Back to School Palooza

September 16, 2017

The annual Sunday school Palooza took place on Saturday, September 16. The event was held in the church parking lot, because of construction work on the campground.

Upon approaching the church, the festive atmosphere was immediately apparent. There were balloons and music, and many happy kids! Sunday school teachers from each department staffed the different stations around the church.

The opportunity to dunk some of those teachers was tempting. The seat in the dunk...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 12, 2017

Prelude: Jillian and Julianne Luka played a cello/viola duet of “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” and “Surely the Presence of the Lord.” Then Julianne played “Presto from Sonata in G” on the viola.

Featured Testimonies: Cheryl Paulsen said she wanted to be a Christian from the time she was a little girl, and the Lord saved her when she was very young and has taught her a lot of lessons since then. Jillian Luka gave thanks for...

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Promotion Sundays

September 10, 2017

Excited chatter could be heard in the stairwell on Sunday morning, September 10, as Primary and Junior Sunday school students headed upstairs to their departments after general assembly in the sanctuary. After all, this was Promotion Sunday! While some students were making guesses as to who their new teachers might be, others were asking their friends, “Do you think we will be in the same class?”

At the top of the stairs in the...

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