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Thursday Evening Service

March 9, 2017

Prelude: A trombone quartet played “Ever Gentle, Ever Sweet” and “Just a Little Talk with Jesus.” An octet then sang “Send it On Down.”

Featured Testimonies: Paula Jordan testified that when she moved to Grants Pass six months ago, she was nervous about applying for a job, but God gave her a job that she absolutely loves. Lisa DeBusk said that in a couple months it will be forty years since the Lord saved her, and she is...

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Wednesday Evening Service

March 8, 2017

Prelude: Rosie Lambert played a medley of songs on the piano, including “Spirit of the Living God,” “In the Presence of Jehovah,” and “Near to the Heart of God.” A Worthington-Luka ladies’ ensemble (pictured above) then sang “Hosanna.”

Featured Testimonies: Allison Calhoun testified that she was saved fifteen years ago on March 10, and she is thankful that God led her to a good husband, who is also a great dad to their children. Erik...

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Tuesday Evening Service

March 7, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Beulah Land” and “Sound the Battle Cry.” Then a mixed sextet sang “Heavenly News.”

Featured Testimonies: Jill Anderson (pictured above) said that when she was first saved, the song “It Is Well with My Soul” was often on her mind, and through the ups and downs of life, she is thankful that she can still say it is well with her soul. Ian Anderson stated that ever since he was saved ...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 5, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “There’s Something About that Name” and “Rejoice! Rejoice!” The choir sang “Come, Christians, Join to Sing,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Kristi Riler said she has been having problems with the hearing in one of her ears but was thankful the Lord helped her Saturday as she accompanied soloists and ensembles for a contest. Amanda Lesher mentioned a difficult health challenge she has been dealing with, but said the ...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 5, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” and “Mighty Fortress.” The choir sang “Revive Us Again,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “Yes, I Know.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Luke 5:1-11.

Last Special: The choir sang “Be Thou My Vision.”

Sermon: John Baros (pastor in Roseburg, Oregon, and pictured above), preached from Luke 5:11, focusing on what it means to forsake all to follow Jesus.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.

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Saturday Youth Activities

March 4, 2017

The opening weekend of Portland Special Meetings was marked for the young people, including a youth service on Friday evening and a full day of youth activities on Saturday. The weekend was even more special because of visitors from our churches in Dallas, Roseburg, Grant Pass, and Medford, Oregon; Chehalis, Port Angeles, and Yakima, Washington; Richmond, California; and Stavanger, Norway.

The Saturday schedule began with breakfast in the Fellowship Lodge, including French toast, hash...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

March 3, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” and “Beautiful One,” with “My Jesus, I Love Thee.” The choir (pictured above) then sang “He Made a Way for Me.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka told how she needed to improve her grade in a class, and after praying about it her final was moved due to snow days. That gave her more time to study and do extra assignments, which raised her grade. Tyler...

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Sunday Evening Service

February 26, 2017

Prelude:A trombone quartet of Rich Barrett, Mike Friesen, Curt Cook, and Sam Cantrell, performed two songs, “All He Wants Is You,” and “Just Over in the Glory Land.” A Luka-Worthington ladies’ ensemble sang “Hosanna.”

Testimonies: Bobbi Downey was thankful for God’s daily protection and shared that recently a man went past a stop sign, driving fast, but both she and the man managed to swerve and avoid a collision. Crystal Sletmoe praised the Lord for...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 26, 2017

Prelude: Claudia Hanson and Sungun Yune played a cello duet of “In the Still of the Night,” “My Peace I Give Unto You,” and “Amazing Grace.” The choir then sang “Hallelujah, Our God Reigns.”

First special: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” was sung by a quartet of Shawn Worthington, Peter Moberg, Jillian Luka, and Deborah Brenner.

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Luke 7:36-42.

Last special: Randy Kaady sang a song written by Ted Friesen titled “I Will...

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