Portland News

Youth Christmas Celebration

December 8, 2018

There was a festive atmosphere once again at the annual youth Christmas celebration, with over one hundred guests arriving in all manner of holiday attire. The first item on the schedule was dinner, and it was a great meal: smoked beef brisket with macaroni and cheese, green beans, and corn bread on the side, followed by peppermint mud pies and a gingerbread...

Read More

Friday Evening Service

December 7, 2018

Prelude: Sawyer Parker played a piano solo of “Brindisi” and “Amen,” and Henry Parker played “Rondo Alla Turca” on the piano. Sophie Sobol then sang “Noel.”

Featured Testimonies: Dave Lambert read the written testimonies of Judy and David Maynard, a hearing-impaired couple who attend the Portland church faithfully. Sister Judy shared how she was saved in 1999 and is thankful that the Lord has given her many privileges to work for Him in the Gospel. Brother David ...

Read More

Senior Christmas Luncheon

December 4, 2018

The annual senior Christmas luncheon, hosted by David and Rosie Lambert, took place on Tuesday, December 4. Over one hundred attendees gathered in the Fellowship Lodge, which was beautifully decorated for the event. As guests arrived, they saw tables decorated in green and red with vintage Christmas stories and white flowers on display.

After a welcome and opening prayer from Brother Dave, tables were dismissed to the buffet area where they were served a...

Read More

Sunday Evening Youth Service

December 2, 2018

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “The King Is Born Medley.” The choir then sang “This Child Is.”

Featured testimonies: Marcus Luka expressed his gratitude for God answering his prayer that a procedure on his ear would not be painful, and that the procedure also helped him to hear better afterwards. Hunter Cripps praised God for His power and wide-reaching love, which he felt during a recent trip to India. Azaria Charles spoke about a seemingly hopeless...

Read More

Sunday Morning Service

December 2, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “O Come, Emmanuel” and “Christmas Joy and Glory.” The combined choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” with “Joy to the World.”

First Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “What Did You Say Was the Baby’s Name?”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read from Matthew 23:25-28.

Last Special: Randy Baltzell sang “Who Is This Child?”

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached his sixth message from the Beatitudes, focusing on Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure...

Read More

Sunday Evening Service

November 25, 2018

Prelude: Curt Cook and Sam Cantrell played a trombone duet of “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Saved, Saved!” Then the choir sang “Joy Medley.”

Testimonies: Gary Riler testified that he was saved in 1990 around this time of year, and he is thankful for how his relationship with God has grown over the years. Justin Green testified that when he finally consecrated his all to God and received the experience of sanctification, it made a powerful ...

Read More

Sunday Morning Service

November 25, 2018

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “Panis Angelicus” on the organ with Kristi Riler accompanying on the flute, followed by “Count Your Blessings.” Then the choir sang “My Tribute (To God Be the Glory).”

First Special: Victoria Heintz and Mikayla and Emmaline Worthington (pictured above) sang “Little Drummer Boy.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Luke 17:11-19.

Last Special: Peter Moberg and Christi Larrechea sang “Wonderful, Merciful Savior.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read Luke 17:15-16, bringing out that just as Jesus was the remedy for...

Read More

Thanksgiving Service

November 18, 2018

A beautiful Thanksgiving service was held on November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day. The orchestra began the service by playing “How Great Is Our God” and then the choir joined them for “Celebrate the Lord of Love.” The choir song included a reading from Psalm 145 which says in part, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and...

Read More

Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

November 18, 2018

Prelude: The choir sang “Blood Washed Band.”

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Deborah Brenner sang “Pass Me Not, ” as Erik Calhoun and Sam Ajayi (pictured above) brought out the emblems.

Lord’s Supper Sermon: Ed Habre brought the message from 1 Corinthians 11:23-31, and urged his listeners to never forget the great price Jesus paid for their sins, but to observe this ordinance as an expression of their faith in Christ.

Foot Washing Sermon: John...

Read More