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Sunday Morning Service

April 30, 2017

Prelude:A trombone trio of Curt Cook, Chris Luka, and Rich Barrett played “Bigger than Any Mountain” and “I’m Standing on the Solid Rock.” The choir sang “Great Is the Lord Almighty.”

First special: Dan Hall and Deborah Brenner sang “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Matthew 5:1-12.

Last special: Randy Kaady sang “Then Jesus Came.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read from Matthew 5:13, speaking of the purpose of salt and encouraging Christians by saying that their...

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Friday Evening Service

April 28, 2017

Prelude: Jaewon Yune performed two songs on the violin, “Your Raise Me Up” and “Souvenir de Sarasate.”

Testimonies: Cliff Paulsen gave thanks for the Lord’s protecting hand when he was on a recent trip with his son and several others. While on the highway, a bolt fell out from their vehicle’s front wheel brakes causing the front tire to lock up, but they found the bolt lying nearby, and were soon back on the road with no...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 23, 2017

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played “More Love to Thee” and “Ode to Joy” on the organ. The choir followed by singing “Blessed Be the Rock.”

Featured Testimonies: Faye Stehlik (pictured above) rejoiced that after having been told in February that her cancer from fifteen years ago was back, she is currently cancer free! Anne Ajayi thanked the Lord for helping her pass the Bar exam, and she is trusting Him to direct her life. Tim Hammer shared ...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 23, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” and “Doxology.” The choir then sang “Forever King,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: The octet sang “It’s Almost Over.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Revelation 2:1-7.

Last Special: Victoria Worthington (pictured above) sang “Give Me Jesus.”

Sermon: John Musgrave preached from Revelation 1:9-11 and 12-20, encouraging his listeners to be sure their love for the Lord is fresh and alive in their hearts, just as it was at the time of...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

April 21, 2017

A youth focus session was held on April 21, beginning with a meal: Sloppy Joe’s and veggies for dinner with cookies and ice cream for dessert. After eating and visiting for about forty-five minutes, the young people gathered for a time of singing. David Warberg played piano and led several songs including “Our God Reigns” and “Thank You, Lord.” This was followed by a time for prayer requests.

The study session was led by Erik...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

April 21, 2017

Friday evening, April 21, a Bible study session was held in the church chapel. This was part two of a three-part series on the book of 1 Corinthians, with this part focusing on chapters five through eleven. Ed Habre was the teacher and he opened with the Scripture from 1 Corinthians 5:6-7, ". . . Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may...

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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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