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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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Sunday Morning Service

April 21, 2019

Prelude: Organist Shawn Worthington played “Christ Arose.” The orchestra followed playing “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” and then the choir, with accompaniment orchestra, sang “And God Cried.”

First Special: The octet sang “Easter Song.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read from 1 Corinthians 15:1-9.

Last Special: The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Love Divine,” with Caleb Copko (pictured above) as soloist.

Sermon: Dave Lambert began the sermon by reading from 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, then spoke about the evidence of Christ’s...

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Good Friday Service

April 19, 2019

The Good Friday service was a special time of remembering Christ’s sacrifice, featuring touching music, Scripture readings, a personal testimony, and inspiring message. The service opened with the orchestra playing “Jesus Paid it All” and “What Wondrous Love Is This?” Then Clark Wolfe read Luke 22:7-16, which relates how Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples on the eve of His death. Following this, the choir and accompaniment orchestra performed “Here...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

April 16, 2019

Prelude: A young men’s brass group played “The Way of the Cross Leads Home” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” The choir then sang “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising).”

Featured Testimonies: Caleb Copko said all it took was a simple prayer by his parents’ bed for Jesus to come into his heart, and that he is thankful God leads and guides in situations that are unclear. Hunter Cripps thanked God for saving and sanctifying him, and said he...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 14, 2019

Prelude: Kristi Riler played “Jesus, Name Above All Names” on the piano. The choir followed with “We Cry Hosanna, Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Gary Wolfe told how he has faced a lot of challenges with aging parents and sick siblings in the past year, but he is thankful the Lord shows Himself strong all the time. Shade Ajayi explained that she had been having trouble with her knee and could not take a step without pain, ...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 14, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and “Rejoice! The Lord Is King.” The choir then sang “Praise Adonai,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: A young ladies’ sextet (pictured above) sang “Here Comes the King.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Luke 19:29-38.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “What a Beautiful Name” with “Agnus Dei.” which also featured an organ solo by Shawn Worthington.

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Luke 19:39-44 for his text, speaking of the spiritual kingdom Jesus came to establish rather than the...

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Friday Evening Service

April 12, 2019

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played an oboe solo of “Immortal, Invisible.”

Featured Testimonies: Susan Baltzell expressed gratitude that she had two praying grandmothers, and now, as a grandmother herself, she has the privilege to pray for her grandchildren. Samuel Asaya said over forty years ago he met his loving Savior and he is thankful for the hope of Heaven. Kayla Ivany shared how the Lord led in an employment situation, closing one door and then opening...

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Tuesday Evening Service

April 9, 2019

Prelude: Franchesca and Ty Mom (pictured above) played a violin duet of “Jesus Loves Me” and “A Closer Walk.”

Featured Testimonies: Butch Carey described how he felt when the Lord saved him in 1965, saying that the peace of God flooded his soul and it was like liquid being poured in, filling him from his feet to his head. Vickee Martin was thankful that although she was not raised in a Christian home, God would...

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