Portland News

Sunday Easter Concert

April 16, 2017

At this year’s Easter concert, Gary Riler directed the choir and orchestra as they presented a cantata titled “The Borrowed Tomb.” The drama cast included over two dozen actors who were directed by Tina Weaver.

In the first scene, Nicodemus (Bill Smith) and Joseph of Arimathaea (Doug Schuermyer) discussed their skepticism regarding a recent spiritual revival led by John the Baptist (Ryan Erdmann). Once Jesus (Jeff Yellott) stepped on the scene, the religious leaders immediately...

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Easter Sunday Morning Service

April 16, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “O How He Loves You and Me” and “Easter Song Overture.” The choir then sang “Jesus Christ Is the Risen Son,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First special: Shawn and Jennifer Worthington, Deborah Brenner, and Michael McCarville sang “The Lord Our God Is Risen.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Matthew 28:1-9.

Last Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “He Became Poor.”

Sermon: John Musgrave preached from John 19:38-42, saying man cannot conquer sin on his own; it...

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Good Friday Service

April 14, 2017

The Good Friday service featured special music selections to honor and remember Christ’s death that purchased our atonement. The orchestra began with “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” and “Lamb of Glory,” which was followed by a men’s trio singing “There Is a Fountain.” The congregation participated as well, singing, “I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary” and “O How He Loves You and Me.”

For the first special, the choir and orchestra...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 9, 2017

Prelude: A string group played “Surely the Presence,” “Intermezzo,” and “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” Then the choir sang “This Is the Day.”

Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington expressed gratitude for God’s help recently when she had to take a national board exam. Nolan Roby shared how the Lord was with them when his wife had a stroke recently, and how they were able to let their light shine through the difficult circumstances. One of the nurses...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 9, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Antiphonal Praise” and “Crown Him King Medley.” The choir followed with “Blessed Is the King of Israel,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A ladies’ sextet sang “We Declare Your Majesty.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Mark 11:1-11.

Last Special: Chris Luka sang “I Will Praise Him.”

Sermon: Preaching from Mark 11:15-18, Darrel Lee compared Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple with the cleansing of a person’s heart.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.

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Friday Evening Youth Service

April 7, 2017

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Glorify Thy Name” and “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing).” The choir then sang “Are You Dressed for the Wedding?”

Featured Testimonies: Iudita Trotter said in June it will be one year since her mom passed away, which reminds her of the importance of being ready for Heaven. Emmaline Worthington was thankful she can shine her light at high school. Hunter Cripps mentioned that sometimes he stresses out when he tries ...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 2, 2017

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “My Jesus, I Love Thee” on the organ. The choir sang “We Are Still the Church.”

Baby Dedication: Shawn and Polina Witham requested the dedication of their daughter Nora Jane. Darrel Lee began by reading Deuteronomy 4:32 and spoke of the responsibility of parents to share with their children the mighty acts of God that they have seen and experienced. The parents sang “Every Mother’s Prayer,” followed Brother Darrel leading everyone...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 2, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Saints Bound for Heaven” and “Brighten the Corner.” The choir then sang “You’re Gonna Make It.”

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Moriah Copko (pictured above) sang “This I Believe.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read 2 Corinthians 5:10-21.

Last Special: Peter Moberg sang “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached using 2 Corinthians 5:17 for his text, speaking of the change that takes place in a person when he or she is justified and ...

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Friday Evening Service

March 31, 2017

Prelude: Jon and Sam Cantrell (pictured above) performed a trumpet/trombone duet, first playing “Hallelujah, What a Savior” and then “Are You Washed?” Dan and Norman Hall followed singing “I’ve Got a New-Born Feeling.”

Featured Testimonies: Earl Phillips shared how, when he was a young man, his mother prayed for him, and conviction came upon him, causing him to pray and give his heart to the Lord. Isabella McCarville was thankful her brother helped her pray...

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