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Sunday Morning Service

December 18, 2016

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Joy to the World,” and “What Child Is This?” on the organ. A ladies’ sextet then sang “Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy.”

First Special: The choir sang “Journey of Hope,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimony: Alicia Parker shared some Christmas memories of growing up in a Christian home, enjoying Christmas programs and candlelight services. She said that two of her children were born during...

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Christmas on the Campground

December 11, 2016

Icy roads threatened to delay the opening of Christmas on the Campground 2016, but temperatures warmed up just in time to ensure safe travels from most parts of the city. The campground gates were open three hours each night from Friday to Sunday, December 9-11, and in that time more than 4,500 guests took part in this celebration of Christmas.

A new activity this year was the manger photo booth, where groups could pose as characters...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 11, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “Silent Night” and “The Sound of Christmas.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, then sang “Finale” from the cantata “Joy, Joy, Joy,” which includes “Joy to the World,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Joyful, Joyful.”

First special: An octet sang “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy.”

Featured Testimony: Brad Mathews recited several Christmas memories as a boy, including growing up next to the church in Yakima, Washington, playing football in the...

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Senior Christmas Luncheon

December 6, 2016

The annual senior Christmas luncheon, hosted by Darrel and Debbie Lee, took place on Tuesday, December 6. Over one hundred attendees gathered in the sanctuary for prayer and then progressed to the church chapel, which was beautiful decorated for the event. Centerpieces displayed greenery down the length of each table, and lit camp meeting kerosene lanterns created a cozy effect.

The meal began with a spinach salad garnished with candied walnuts, raspberries, dried cranberries,...

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Sunday Evening Service

December 4, 2016

Prelude: The brass section of the orchestra played “Away in a Manger,” “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” and” “How Great Our Joy.” Shelby Warberg, Michael McCarville, and Imelda Nedelcu sang “It Is Well (Oh My Soul).”

Featured Testimonies: Kathi Cantrell expressed thanksgiving that her children have embraced the treasure of the Gospel. Al Smith told how God saved him in 1978, and he is still rejoicing. Terri Hoskin said the Lord helps her as...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 4, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “What Child Is This?” and “Celebrate the Joy.” The choir followed with “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “Look Up, Children.”

Special Testimony: Rodica Musgrave shared some Christmas memories of when she was growing up in Communist Romania. She was thankful for her Christian parents who taught their children the true meaning of Christmas, and for the special time they spent with family.

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Friday Evening Youth Service

December 2, 2016

Prelude: A girl’s ensemble sang “Christmas Canon,” accompanied by a string group. The young people’s choir then sang “Peace On Earth,” with Emmaline Worthington as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Caleb Copko said before he was saved he used to feel conviction, especially in the evening, and would fear missing the Rapture. But after he got saved, he called a friend and said, “I don’t have to worry anymore.” Catey Hinkle appreciated God’s healing touch several months...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 27, 2016

Prelude: Dave Green and Randy Baltzell played a trumpet duet of “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,” “He Leadeth Me,” and “Send the Light.” The choir sang “I Stand Upon the Rock Medley.”

Featured testimonies: Jill Anderson stated that she was thankful for freedom from the burden of sin. Cheryl Paulsen gave thanks for her Christian heritage. Chet King said he was born seventy-two years ago, and born again forty-eight years ago, and has...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 27, 2016

Prelude: Gary Riler played “Be Thou My Vision,” “We Gather Together,” and “Count Your Blessings” on the saxophone. The choir sang “The Solid Rock.”

First Special: Gary Wolfe and Randy Kaady sang “Day By Day.”

Scripture Reading: Clarke Wolfe read Acts 1:1-9.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “We Are the Reason.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Acts 2:1-4, speaking of the necessity for a Christian to have God’s power in order to be an effective witness for Him.

Watch the full service in the...

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