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Sunday Evening Service

August 25, 2019

Prelude: The Serenaders played “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Unclouded Day.” Following this, Caleb Copko, Kristi Riler, and Jennifer Worthington sang “Mansion Over the Hilltop,” accompanied by the Serenaders.

Featured testimonies: Norman Hall testified that he is especially thankful for the nearness of God as he battled health concerns during the past six months. Caleb Copko expressed his gratitude that he can take every trouble to the Lord. When his first child was born...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 25, 2019

Prelude: Jane and Brian Ewers performed a violin duet of “All That Thrills My Soul” and “Amazing Grace” with “Power in the Blood.” Then the choir sang “I Will Praise Him.”

First Special: A mixed quartet (pictured above) sang “He Is My Song,” written by Ted Friesen, a member of the Portland congregation.

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Psalm 26:1-12.

Last Special: Victoria Heintz sang “Give Me Jesus.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from Psalm 26:1-5, reminding everyone that Christians...

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Friday Evening Service

August 23, 2019

Prelude: Katia Fedosov and Sungun Yune played a cello duet, which included “O How I Love Jesus” and “Grace Greater than Our Sins.”

Featured testimonies: Hunter Cripps shared that recently he hurt his back. He turned the problem over to the Lord, and then later in the day suddenly realized he was not in any pain. Tom Lambert testified that just a few days ago, he prayed about a business situation and the next morning, he received a...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 18, 2019

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played a medley on the violin of “I Love You, Lord” and “More Love to Thee,” followed by “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” The choir then sang “Dwelling in Beulah Land.”

Testimonies: Rosie Lambert testified that she is thankful for the miracles God has done in her life, including when He healed her younger daughter as a baby. Samuel Asaya Sr. said that he “had a little talk with Jesus” forty-six years ago that...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 18, 2019

Prelude: Rebekah Moen, Kristi Riler, and Denise Wilson played a flute trio of “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” Then the choir (pictured above) sang “God, and God Alone.”

First special: The octet sang “Born to Praise.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read 1 Corinthians 1:24-31.

Last special: Michael McCarville played the piano and sang “Think About His Love.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert read 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 for his text, and encouraged the congregation to depend on God for...

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Friday Evening Service

August 16, 2019

Prelude: Russell Mathews played “Savior, Like a Shepherd, Lead Us” and “Come, Christians, Join to Sing,” on the organ.

Featured Testimonies: Butch Carey said he has been reflecting recently on the change God made in his life when he got saved, and he is thankful for God’s faithfulness down through the years. Catey Hinkle testified that it was a privilege to attend the camp meetings in Chile and Peru, and she was encouraged by how...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 11, 2019

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Are You Washed in the Blood?” A Brenner ladies’ quartet then sang “For I’m Persuaded to Believe.”

Featured Testimonies: Nikita Jones told about a recent trial where she longed to feel the Lord’s presence, and through fervent prayer felt the Lord’s touch and learned God was always there, even when she could not feel Him. Christi Larrechea was thankful that youth camp is...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 11, 2019

Prelude: Kristi Riler (pictured above) played a flute solo including “Near to the Heart of God,” “Children of the Heavenly Father,” and “Blessed Assurance.” The choir followed by singing “My Tribute.”

First Special: Gary Wolfe, Gary Riler, and Michael McCarville sang “He Leadeth Me.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read from Psalm 133:1-3.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “The Pearl.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Corinthians 1:9-11 to emphasize the importance of unity, saying it is possible to have unity for the...

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Friday Evening Service

August 9, 2019

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played a medley of songs including “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “There’s Something about that Name,” and “Better Is One Day” on the cello.

Featured Testimonies: Shelby Warberg was thankful she got saved at age nine while attending her first youth camp, and was richly blessed for the privilege to be a co-counselor this year. Maria Green told how blessed she was to be a youth camp counselor and have...

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