Portland News

Sunday Morning Service

March 1, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “It Is Well with My Soul” and “Our Foundation.” Then the choir sang “Revive Us Again,” with accompaniment orchestra.

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “Here Am I.”

Scripture Reading: David Lambert read 1 Kings 17:1-14.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “One Day.”

Sermon: Donald Fittin (pictured above), from Van Buren, Arkansas, used Jonah 1:1-3 for his text, and told his listeners that God has a specific place where He wants each person to be, both...

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Special Meetings Youth Activities

February 29, 2020

Portland Special Meetings 2020 opened with a weekend focused on the youth, beginning with a youth service on Friday evening and then a full day of activities on Saturday. Several visitors attended from youth groups in Medford, Grants Pass, and Dallas, Oregon, as well as Seattle and Chehalis, Washington, and the weekend was an encouragement to all who came.

The Saturday schedule began in the Fellowship Lodge with a meal of breakfast casserole and...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

February 28, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)” and “Revive Us Again.” Then the choir sang “To the King Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Marcus Luka (pictured above) said that when he was recently troubled by a teacher promoting ungodly ideas, he prayed about the situation, and shortly afterward a supervisor observed the class and reprimanded the teacher. Joel Andersen told how he was blessed to visit some of our churches in India, and...

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Sunday Evening Service

February 23, 2020

Prelude: Henry Parker played a trombone solo of “How Great Thou Art” and “Concertino in B flat.” The choir followed with “The Name of the Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Alicia Parker thanked the Lord for saving her at a very early age and for the His blessing of good news regarding a medical issue. Patrick Lee thanked the Lord for his salvation, sanctification, and that he can always trust the Him. Cheryl Paulsen (pictured above) said she is...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 23, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “In the Garden” and “Higher Ground.” The choir then sang “Song of the King,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: Shawn Worthington and Michael McCarville sang “For What Earthly Reason.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read John 1:9-11,19-20.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “My Redeemer Is Faithful and True.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert read from Revelations 2:1-7, and spoke about the warning given to the churches through Christ Jesus: remember, repent, and return from where you have fallen.

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

February 21, 2020

The February youth focus began with a Mexican dinner of salad, taquitos, burritos, quesadillas, and delicious ice cream bars for dessert. Following the meal, several young musicians led the whole group in singing “We Believe” and other worship songs. Then there was a time for prayer requests before Ryan Erdmann led the group in prayer.

The study topic of the evening was 1 and 2 Thessalonians, in anticipation of the upcoming special meetings “Bible Bowl”...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

February 21, 2020

Part 11 of the Highlighting Our Heritage Bible study was held on February 21 and focused on “Examples to Follow.” Cheryl Downey was the presenter and she began by explaining that from the beginning of the Apostolic Faith work, testimonies have always been a central part of the services. The purpose is so people can hear real accounts of God’s power to transform lives, heal, change, and strengthen. Sister Cheryl spoke of the importance of...

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Tuesday Evening Service

February 18, 2020

Prelude: Ginger Patan (pictured above) sang “You Are My All in All,” while accompanying herself on the piano.

Featured Testimonies: Mackenzie Ewers said last night she was preparing for an online quiz, and then this morning realized she had the quiz time incorrect, so she started it very late, but the Lord helped her and she still got a good score. Elizabeth Buliga gave thanks for the example of the older saints, and how...

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Sunday Evening Service

February 16, 2020

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played the piano and Sungun Yune played the keyboard in a duet which included “He Looked Beyond My Fault” and “I Feel Like Traveling On.” A ladies’ choir then sang “Standin’ in the Need of Prayer.”

Featured Testimonies: Dan Hall praised the Lord for saving him and for His faithfulness to provide his needs. Victoria Heintz thanked God for protection from a serious accident, and also for God’s peace after receiving...

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