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Sunday Morning Service

September 22, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played a piano solo beginning with “Bless the Lord” and then “Eternal Life” with narration by Butch Carey. The choir followed with “How Wonderful Thou Art.”

First Special: Gary Riler, Michael McCarville, and Shawn Worthington (pictured above) sang “We Shall Behold Him.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Matthew 13:44-46.

Last Special: Kristi Riler sang “Do They See Jesus in Me?”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 for his text and spoke of the greatest Treasure, Jesus Christ,...

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Friday Evening Adult Bible Study

September 20, 2019

Session 8 of the Highlighting our Heritage Series, "Doctrines Part 3," was led by Cheryl Downey. This covered several end-time events, beginning with Christ’s Second Coming and concluding with Eternal Heaven and Eternal Hell. Sister Cheryl stated that these Bible doctrines are well established in Scripture. She then read the key verse found in Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

September 20, 2019

After taking a few months off for summer break, Youth Focus resumed on September 20. As usual, the meeting began with a meal, this time consisting of lasagna, breadsticks (cheesy and non-cheesy), and salad, with frosted pumpkin bars for dessert. Following dinner, everyone gather for a time of singing several worship songs, including “How Great Is Our God” and “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” After this, prayer requests were taken and then Victoria...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 17, 2019

Prelude: Josh Friesen played “Fill My Cup, Lord,” and “Glory to His Name,” on the trumpet.

Featured testimonies: Jim Snider shared how the Lord saved him when he was twenty-one, and delivered him from drugs, alcohol, and a rock-and-roll lifestyle. Kristi Riler spoke of a situation that had come up suddenly that day and was scary, but she asked people to pray, and as she waited at her appointment, she felt the peace of God...

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Promotion Sundays

September 15, 2019

Promotion Sunday is a fun time to be in Sunday school, and this year it took place on September 8 for most students and on September 15 for the Beginners. The departments looked especially nice with some fresh decorations, and teachers brought farewell gifts for their old classes and special treats for the new ones. It was an exciting time for students and teachers alike.

After general assembly on September 8, students had time to...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 15, 2019

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” and “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms.” A men’s quartet followed by singing “Keep On the Firing Line.”

Featured Testimonies: Gary Riler rehearsed how he was invited to a camp meeting where he heard the Gospel, and said he is thankful for the complete change God made in his heart when He forgave his sins. Karen Lambert said the Lord called and saved her...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 15, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “It Is Well with My Soul” and “God of Grace and God of Glory.” The combined choir joined the accompaniment orchestra and sang “Blessed Jesus.”

First Special: The octet sang “Mercy Saw Me.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read from John 3:1-8.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “For What Earthly Reason?”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from John 3:1-2 where Jesus told Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again,” meaning he needed a spiritual birth to be born into the ...

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Friday Evening Service

September 13, 2019

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington (pictured above) played an oboe solo including “Here I Am to Worship” and “God of Wonders.”

Featured Testimonies: Jodie Hinkle told about two miraculous, recent answers to prayer and also one that happened several years ago. Susan Baltzell praised the Lord for answering her prayer for help to find her personal identification that was lost in the Chicago airport. Terri Hoskin was thankful that God healed her from a serious infection caused...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 8, 2019

Prelude: Kristi Riler played “Change My Heart, O God,” and “The Solid Rock,” on the piano. Jillian and Chris Luka (pictured above) then sang “Another Time, Another Place.”

Featured Testimonies: Ann McCarville told how she broke her foot in January, and had expected it to be recovered by August when she and her son had a trip planned, but when that time arrived she was still feeling pain. However, God took away the pain the...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 8, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.” Following this, the choir sang “Honor the Lord Medley,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Emmaline and Mikayla Worthington and Victoria Heintz sang “When God Dips His Pen of Love in My Heart,” with Caleb Copko accompanying them on the bass and Andrea Gaston on the guitar.

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Matthew 14:22-33.

Last Special: Caleb Copko (pictured above)...

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