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Sunday Morning Service

May 5, 2019

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “How Great Thou Art” and “God of Grace” on the organ. The choir then sang “Lord of All.”

First Special: Peter Moberg and Ashley Morgan sang “Your Grace Still Amazes Me.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Romans 8:35-39.

Last Special: Mimi Witham (pictured above) sang “No More Night.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Hebrews 12:1-4 for his text, giving instructions on running the Christian race successfully, which included running with patience and keeping your eyes on the goal.

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Friday Evening Service

May 3, 2019

Prelude: Ella Tonning played a harp solo called “Moonlight.” Mattias Tonning (pictured above) then sang “Confidence.”

Featured Testimonies: Emily Luka said not only was she saved on a Friday night, but it was fifty years ago to the day, and her salvation is as fresh now as it was then. Erika Stewart told how she was saved on the last Friday night of camp meeting when she was thirteen years old. Phyllis Waddell was thankful the Lord...

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Tuesday Evening Service

April 30, 2019

Prelude: Marcus Luka played “All Through the Blood” and “Concerto for Trombone and Piano.”

Featured Testimonies: Al Smith was thankful for the opportunities he had to share the Gospel while he was in Arizona over the winter. Amy Patan spoke of her Christian heritage, which included the faithful example of her grandma, Vivian who, even in hard times, had the joy of the Lord showing in her life. Chet King remembered being sent to Vietnam...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 28, 2019

Prelude: A Serenaders group played several numbers including “Reach Out to Jesus,” “I Believe Jesus Saves,” “In the Sweet By and By,” and “Just a Little While.” A vocal ensemble (pictured above) then sang “Take Up the Cross,” with Michael McCarville as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Maya Nedelcu spoke of the simplicity of the Gospel, saying that although she was only in the fourth grade when the Lord saved her, she was able to understand what...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 28, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “Jesus’ Name Medley” on the piano, then the orchestra played “My Faith Still Holds.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, followed with “Find Us Faithful,” with narration by Butch Carey.

First Special: Rich Barrett, Alicia Parker, and Curt Cook sang “Someday.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read John 21:1-9.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “I Bowed on My Knees and Cried Holy,” with Susan Andersen accompanying on the violin.

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from John 21:14, stating...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

April 26, 2019

The young people met in the Fellowship Lodge on April 26 for dinner, fun, and a lesson on receiving deeper Christian experiences. The Youth Focus event started at 7:00 p.m. with a delicious BBQ dinner and homemade strawberry pie for dessert. Following this, the attendees divided into teams for a “Catch Phrase” competition, a word guessing game where players describe a word for their teams and try to figure out the right answer before ...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

April 26, 2019

Ed Habre led the study on part six of the Highlighting Our Heritage series, titled "Doctrine Part 1," which addressed the doctrines of the Divine Trinity, repentance, restitution, and divine healing. Brother Ed began by reading 1 Timothy 4:16 which states, “Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” He then explained that doctrine is from...

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Tuesday Evening Service

April 23, 2019

Prelude: Josh Friesen played an impressive trumpet solo to begin the service.

Featured Testimonies: Tyler Green shared how the devil has been attacking him, trying to discourage him lately, but the Lord has been helping him through. Joe Friesen (pictured above) described the conviction he felt as a freshman in high school in 1985, which brought him to the point of giving God his all and receiving salvation. Austin McCarville told how the Lord has...

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Easter Concert

April 21, 2019

The sanctuary was full on Easter evening as people gathered to celebrate Christ’s resurrection through the musical “Believe,” presented by the combined choirs, orchestra, and soloists, and directed by Gary Riler. The audience was first welcomed by Pastor Dave Lambert, and then the lights dimmed and narrators Jeff Yellott and Delores Mathews described the political situation in Israel leading up to Jesus’ ministry. Video clips showed actors portraying key witnesses to...

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