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Friday Evening Service

October 19, 2018

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Count Your Blessings” and “Nothing But the Blood.”

Baby Dedication: Abigail Anne Mathews, daughter of Michael and Cassy, was dedicated (pictured above). For the dedication message, Darrel Lee read Deuteronomy 6:4 and 6-9, encouraging the congregation to become as little children, dependent upon the Lord, learning obedience, and easily forgiving. He then led everyone in a prayer of dedication.

Featured Testimonies: Cassy Mathews said what a privilege it is to...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

October 16, 2018

Prelude: Austin Baltzell played a trumpet solo accompanied by Andrea Gaston on guitar, Russell Mathews on bongos, and David Heintz on shakers. They played “Soon and Very Soon” and “We’ll Understand it Better By and By.” The choir followed by singing “Loud Enough to Wake the Dead.”

Featured Testimonies: Angela Lucescu expressed her gratitude that she has God as her friend, especially during trials. Tim Hammer spoke of realizing the importance of each opportunity...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 14, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” The choir then sang “The Battle Belongs to the Lord Medley,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Kristi Riler sang “Jesus, Messiah.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Mark 10:17-22.

Last Special: The choir sang “Be Still and Know.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Matthew 5:1-4 for his text, focusing on verse 4, and explained that the right way to mourn...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 14, 2018

Prelude: Randy Baltzell, Rob Moen, and Josh Friesen played a trumpet trio of “Let There Be Praise” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.” A mother-daughter sextet followed, singing “Holy Is the Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Cameron Hinkle told how he fell this past week and hit his head, and he is thankful for God’s protection because his injuries could have been much worse. Susan Baltzell shared how she woke up at 1:30 one morning...

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Friday Evening Service

October 12, 2018

Prelude: Julianne Luka played “Concerto in G Major, 2nd Movement,” “In My Heart there Rings a Melody,” and “Whisper a Prayer in the Morning,” on the viola. The Hall family (pictured above) then sang “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.”

Featured Testimonies: Maria Green said she recently started a new job, and when she gets worried, the Lord reminds her that she can trust Him to help her. Hunter McCarville spoke of the terrible...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 9, 2018

Prelude: Mackenzie Ewers (pictured above) played “My Life Is in You Lord,” “Seitz Violin Concerto No.2, 3rd Movement,” and “Jesus Did it for Me.” Cheyenna Hall and Kailyn McKay then sang “I Know My Redeemer Lives.”

Featured Testimonies: Sandy Cripps told how the Lord blessed her with the baptism of the Holy Ghost at a Tuesday evening church service. Jillian Luka said she wanted to raise her children to love church, so she made...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 7, 2018

Prelude: A string ensemble played “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “There Is a Fountain,” and “He Keeps Me Singing.” A men’s choir followed with “I Will Call Upon the Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Candy Hall was thankful for the Holy Spirit in her life, which was especially helpful when she was caring for her mother recently, and now leading in their upcoming move to Yakima. Duane Wilson rejoiced that thirty-five years ago, when he was...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 7, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “There Is a Savior” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.” The choir then sang “Where Your Glory Dwells,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “Promises One by One.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 15:22-25.

Last Special: Randy Kaady and Peter Moberg sang “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached from Matthew 5:1-3, explaining what it means to be poor in Spirit, which includes being humble, dependent on the Lord, free ...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

October 5, 2018

Prelude: The young people’s orchestra played “Do Lord” and “Deep and Wide.” The choir then sang “I Can Call Upon Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Catey Hinkle appreciated God’s guidance when she was choosing her courses in high school and college, because she has been able to use the subjects she studied in the Lord’s work. Mackenzie Ewers was thankful the Lord blessed her at the Sacramento special meetings recently. Carter Luka was thankful God saved him...

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