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Friday Evening Service

August 26, 2016

Prelude: Shyla Piper played two songs on the clarinet: “Shall We Gather at the River” and “Down by the Riverside.” Then Victoria and Emmaline Worthington sang “O’ Lord.”

Featured testimonies: Larry Buckland was thankful for the opportunity to attend the Peru camp meeting this year, and mentioned how much he enjoyed the music specials and especially the prayer meetings....

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End of Summer Picnic

August 23, 2016

Undeniably, our beloved long summer days are coming to an end. So before bidding farewell to warm weather and lighter schedules, everyone was invited to an end-of-summer picnic on the campground on August 23.

That day happened to be a beautiful one, and upbeat music made for a great atmosphere as people started arriving around 6:00 p.m. Seniors were given preference in the serving line, but the...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 21, 2016

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played a cello solo including “Barcarole” and “In the Garden.” A Baltzell/Riler quartet followed, singing “Take a Look in the Book.”

Testimonies: Erik Calhoun told how on July 14, 2001, he got honest with God, and God saved him, making a real change in his life. Ed Habre shared how God saved him the last Sunday evening of camp meeting forty-four years ago. Jodie Hinkle said that after she got saved the Lord helped restore...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 21, 2016

Prelude: Curt Cook, Sam Cantrell, and Rich Barrett played a trombone trio including “In Times Like These” and “Jesus Saves.” The choir followed by singing “Joyful, Joyful.”

First Special: The octet sang “Blessed Is the Man.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read from 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.

Last Special: Caleb Copko sang “My Story,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on the guitar.

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Friday Evening Service

August 19, 2016

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.”

Featured Testimonies: Sam Ajayi shared highlights from his recent trip to Peru for the annual camp meeting in Cajamarca, one being the dedication of the Espina Amarilla church. Special meetings were also held after camp meeting in Guadalupe where a new group became part of the Apostolic Faith Church. Shawn Worthington testified that he is thankful that God helps him to...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

August 19, 2016

The youth focus session on Friday began with a hearty meal of barbecue beef brisket sandwiches, coleslaw, and watermelon. Travis Ferguson was responsible for the delicious meat and barbecue sauce, and we thanked him with a round of applause after the meal. The others who helped with the meal were also appreciated.

Before the evening’s Bible lesson began, the group sang a few worship songs together and shared prayer requests (pictured above). Then Trent...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 14, 2016

Prelude: The Serenaders played “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” “Power In the Blood,” “Higher Ground,” and “Tell It to Jesus.” Ellen Morgan and Norman Hall sang “One More Valley,” with Serenaders' accompaniment.

Featured Testimonies: Darrel Lee requested that testimonies be from those who have just returned from various camp meetings around the globe. Sungun Yune shared how the Lord revealed His love to her in a deeper way this summer at Portland camp meeting and then...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 14, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “Surely the Presence,” and “Great Is the Lord.” The choir then sang “Glorify Thy Name.”

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “At the Cross.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 16:21-28.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “I Stand Amazed.”

Sermon: Pete Sferle, who pastors in Sacramento, California, used Matthew 16:26 for his text, saying that if people will deny themselves,...

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Friday Evening Service

August 12, 2016

Prelude: Mackenzie Ewers played a violin solo of a “Romantische Stucke” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Featured Testimonies: David Heintz said he has been having ear pain for a year, but at youth camp the Lord touched him and since then the pain has been gone. Sam Cantrell shared that at Midwest camp meeting he was able to pray through something and God lifted the burden. Gary Wolfe gave thanks that God saved him forty-five...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

August 7, 2016

Prelude: An ensemble of violins, guitar, and keyboard played “Amazing Grace” and “This is Amazing Grace.” The youth choir then sang “What a Mighty God We Serve,” and “Great and Mighty.”

Featured Testimonies: The testimony service featured those who attended the recent youth camp. Several spoke of the great prayer meeting on Thursday evening. Marcus Luka and Amanda Riler received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Josh Friesen was reassured that the Lord had...

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