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Tuesday Evening Service

November 8, 2016

Prelude: Ethan Krasnogorov played a piano solo of “Ode to Joy,” and “Colorful Sunset.” Rachel Krasnogorov played “Spanish Fiesta,” and “Rage Over Lost Penny” on the piano, and Joshua Krasnogorov played “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” and “River Flows in You,” also on the piano.

Featured testimonies: Faye Veenhuizen was thankful for the privilege to pray as she works around her home and for the many prayers God has answered. Debbie Lee testified...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 6, 2016

Prelude: Playing his bassoon, Erik Calhoun performed “Glorify Thy Name” and “Power in the Blood.” A men’s choir then sang “Triumphantly, the Church Will Rise.”

First special: Sisters Deborah Brenner and Darla Hall sang “What a Savior.”

Testimonies: Darla Hall thanked the Lord for saving her at a young age and being her best Friend. Deborah Brenner gave thanks that the Lord...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 6, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “He Leadeth Me” and “Glorious Is Thy Name.” Then the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Blessed Jesus.”

First special: A ladies’ quartet of Mimi Witham, Kristin Lee, Imelda Nelducu, and Jennifer Buss sang “Here Comes the Bride.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Matthew 9:1-8

Last special: Randy Baltzell sang “If He Hung the Moon.”

Sermon: Harlan Lee (visiting from...

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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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