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Sunday Morning Service

April 28, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “Jesus’ Name Medley” on the piano, then the orchestra played “My Faith Still Holds.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, followed with “Find Us Faithful,” with narration by Butch Carey.

First Special: Rich Barrett, Alicia Parker, and Curt Cook sang “Someday.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read John 21:1-9.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy,” with Susan Andersen accompanying on the violin.

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from John 21:14, stating...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

April 26, 2019

The young people met in the Fellowship Lodge on April 26 for dinner, fun, and a lesson on receiving deeper Christian experiences. The Youth Focus event started at 7:00 p.m. with a delicious BBQ dinner and homemade strawberry pie for dessert. Following this, the attendees divided into teams for a “Catch Phrase” competition, a word guessing game where players describe a word for their teams and try to figure out the right answer before ...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

April 26, 2019

Ed Habre led the study on part six of the Highlighting Our Heritage series, titled "Doctrine Part 1," which addressed the doctrines of the Divine Trinity, repentance, restitution, and divine healing. Brother Ed began by reading 1 Timothy 4:16 which states, “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” He then explained that doctrine is from...

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Tuesday Evening Service

April 23, 2019

Prelude: Josh Friesen played an impressive trumpet solo to begin the service.

Featured Testimonies: Tyler Green shared how the devil has been attacking him, trying to discourage him lately, but the Lord has been helping him through. Joe Friesen (pictured above) described the conviction he felt as a freshman in high school in 1985, which brought him to the point of giving God his all and receiving salvation. Austin McCarville told how the Lord has...

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Easter Concert

April 21, 2019

The sanctuary was full on Easter evening as people gathered to celebrate Christ’s resurrection through the musical “Believe,” presented by the combined choirs, orchestra, and soloists, and directed by Gary Riler. The audience was first welcomed by Pastor Dave Lambert, and then the lights dimmed and narrators Jeff Yellott and Delores Mathews described the political situation in Israel leading up to Jesus’ ministry. Video clips showed actors portraying key witnesses to...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 21, 2019

Prelude: Organist Shawn Worthington played “Christ Arose.” The orchestra followed playing “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” and then the choir, with accompaniment orchestra, sang “And God Cried.”

First Special: The octet sang “Easter Song.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read from 1 Corinthians 15:1-9.

Last Special: The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Love Divine,” with Caleb Copko (pictured above) as soloist.

Sermon: Dave Lambert began the sermon by reading from 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, then spoke about the evidence of Christ’s...

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Good Friday Service

April 19, 2019

The Good Friday service was a special time of remembering Christ’s sacrifice, featuring touching music, Scripture readings, a personal testimony, and inspiring message. The service opened with the orchestra playing “Jesus Paid it All” and “What Wondrous Love Is This?” Then Clark Wolfe read Luke 22:7-16, which relates how Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples on the eve of His death. Following this, the choir and accompaniment orchestra performed “Here...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

April 16, 2019

Prelude: A young men’s brass group played “The Way of the Cross Leads Home” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” The choir then sang “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising).”

Featured Testimonies: Caleb Copko said all it took was a simple prayer by his parents’ bed for Jesus to come into his heart, and that he is thankful God leads and guides in situations that are unclear. Hunter Cripps thanked God for saving and sanctifying him, and said he...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 14, 2019

Prelude: Kristi Riler played “Jesus, Name Above All Names” on the piano. The choir followed with “We Cry Hosanna, Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Gary Wolfe told how he has faced a lot of challenges with aging parents and sick siblings in the past year, but he is thankful the Lord shows Himself strong all the time. Shade Ajayi explained that she had been having trouble with her knee and could not take a step without pain, ...

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