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Sunday Morning Service

December 17, 2017

Beginners Program: The Sunday school students of the Beginners Department presented their Christmas program.

First Special: A mixed octet sang “Don’t Be Afraid.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Luke 1:26-35.

Last Special: A mixed quartet including Peter Moberg and Shawn, Jennifer, and Victoria Worthington sang, “Manger Far Away” (pictured above).

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from John 3:12-17 and spoke of different types of Christmas gifts, emphasizing that the best Gift was when God gave Jesus, and the reason He did...

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Youth Christmas Celebration

December 16, 2017

The young people got together for an evening of fun to celebrate Christmas on December 16. The festivities began at 5:00 p.m. with a delicious meal of roasted beef and vegetables, Caesar salad, and pumpkin pie cake for dessert. It was a meal fit for a king! Following this, everyone had fun participating in a series of group and individual games and activities.

One of the highly anticipated games was the best dressed competition, which...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 10, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Silent Night” and “Christ Is Born Today.” The choir then sang, “Mary, Did You Know?” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Dan Hall, Kylie Lucescu, and Randy Baltzell sang “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read John 1:1-9.

Last Special: The choir sang “Come Hushed to This Holy Place” with orchestra accompaniment and Kristi Riler as soloist.

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from 2 Corinthians 4:6, speaking of Jesus, the Light of the world, and said, “The Gospel of Jesus...

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Christmas on the Campground

December 8, 2017

on the Campground was held December 8-10 this year, and thousands came out during the weekend to enjoy the festivities. It was very cold and windy , but thankfully also dry each night. The campground was beautifully illuminated and a pleasure to see.

Perhaps the most exciting part of Christmas on the Campground is the Nativity Pageant, which requires more than two hundred Sunday school students in order to hold nine performances in three days,...

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Senior Christmas Luncheon

December 5, 2017

On the afternoon of Tuesday, December 5, Darrel and Debbie Lee hosted the annual senior Christmas luncheon. In the days before, there had been a flurry of activity by the cooking crew and those setting up. And actually, there was planning even weeks in advance by those choosing the menu and the theme for decorating. The day of the event turned out to be a brilliant, crisp, sunny day in Portland! This was appreciated...

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Sunday Evening Service

December 3, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “O Come, O Come Emanuel,” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” The choir then joined the orchestra and sang “Good News, Great Joy!”

Featured Testimonies: Barry Morgan gave thanks for his Christian upbringing and was thrilled that his youngest son wanted his family to gather around him as he asked Jesus into his heart. Samuel Asaya was thankful he was able to move to Portland with his son’s family and that they can worship...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 3, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Away in a Manger” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Then the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Glad Tidings.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Psalm 132:1-18.

First Special: An octet (pictured above) sang “O Come, Let Us Adore Him.”

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “Silent Night,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on guitar.

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Psalm 133:1-3 for his text, and said when God’s people are in unity, and their hearts are in harmony with God, He...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

December 1, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The choir with Mikayla Worthington as soloist followed by singing “Shepherds, Go Tell.”

Featured Testimonies: Patrick Lee was thankful to be saved, sanctified, and to be where God wants him to be. Marcus Luka told how much he appreciated God’s help in his first year of high school, and also for the blessing of church friends who attend his school....

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Sunday Evening Service

November 26, 2017

Prelude: The Serenaders played “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” “Ring the Bells of Heaven,” and “Joy to the World.” A Brenner ladies' group then sang “It’s About the Cross.”

Featured Testimonies: Rosie Lambert shared how the doctors thought she would have no brain function when she was born but the Lord healed her, and she was often first to learn things before her twin sister. Dixie Bowlsby gave thanks for God’s healing touch as...

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