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Sunday Morning Service

October 25, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Open Our Eyes, Lord” and “Great Things He Has Done.”

Testimony: Jim Ott (pictured above) said as he gets older, he thinks often about his Gospel roots. He grew up wanting to be saved, and as a teenager, he surrendered his life to God. He contracted glaucoma before the age of forty and was faced with losing his eyesight, but he prayed and gave the situation to the Lord. Forty...

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Friday Evening Service

October 23, 2020

Prelude: Mackenzie Ewers (pictured above) played “As the Deer” with “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” and “I’ll Fly Away” on the violin.

Testimony: Sister Mackenzie said that seeing people’s lives in school and in college has made her thankful that she was raised in a Christian home, and that she was saved at a young age. Although she is doing college classes online, she is glad that she can still look for opportunities to share her ...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 18, 2020

Prelude: The brass section of the orchestra played “Near the Cross” and “Hallelujah! We Shall Rise.”

Testimony: Peter Moberg (pictured above) described how he was saved as a young boy, and then the Lord led him to this church while he was a college student. He shared that after his son was born, his wife became very ill, but he is thankful the Lord brought her through in a miraculous way.

First Special: Butch Carey and Gary Wolfe...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 18, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Surely the Presence” and “Jesus Shall Reign.”

Testimony: Heidi Copko told how her son Tommy was in the hospital last year shortly after he was born, and it was a scary time. However, the Lord was with them and one day as she knelt beside the hospital daybed, the Lord’s presence filled the room. She is thankful He carried them through.

First Special: Caleb and Heidi Copko sang “Your Love Defends Me.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel...

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Friday Evening Service

October 16, 2020

Prelude: Carter Luka play a bassoon solo of “Give Me that Old Time Religion” and “Goodbye, World, Goodbye,” accompanied by Julianne Luka on the piano.

Testimony: Azaria Charles expressed gratitude for God’s grace to her, and shared her desire to extend that grace to others.

First Special: Azaria Charles, Savannah Lee, and Victoria Heintz sang “’Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus,” accompanied by David Heintz on the guitar.

Testimony: Nikita Jones (pictured above) was thankful that although she...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 11, 2020

Prelude: A young men’s brass quartet played “Living for Jesus” and “Praise Him.”

Testimony: Trina Ruiz remembered several months ago when she was quite sick, how she looked outside at the tall trees bending in the wind. The Lord used that as an example to show her that there is beauty even in the storms of life, and that spiritual roots grow deeper during trials when people stay focused on Him.

First Special: Jennifer and...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 11, 2020

Prelude: The string section of the orchestra played “More Precious than Silver” and “Great Is the Lord.”

Testimony: Emily Buss shared how observing a turkey protect her eggs and then her poults under her wings was an encouraging visual lesson of Psalm 91.

First Special: A Luka family quartet sang “Moving Up to Glory Land.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Exodus 17:8-13.

Last Special: Sister Emily sang “By Our Love.”

Sermon: Wayne Butler (pictured above), visiting from Port Angeles, Washington, used the account in...

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Friday Evening Service

October 9, 2020

Prelude: Josh Friesen played a trumpet solo of “Now I Belong to Jesus” and “Lead On, O King Eternal.”

Testimony: Natalie Tonning told how the Lord saved her at age twelve at youth camp, and the next year He sanctified and baptized her. She is thankful that although this year has been crazy, the Lord has been close, pouring out His blessings.

First Special: Kris and Natalie Tonning (pictured above) sang “We Are So Blessed.”

Testimony: Shawn Worthington reflected...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 4, 2020

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “He Will Carry You” and “Keep on the Firing Line.”

Testimony: Deborah Brenner (pictured above) recounted her experience of sanctification, remembering how she earnestly sought for that experience though she wondered how she would know when it happened. When the Lord did sanctify her, she felt His power purge her heart in a powerful way, making her clean. Without a doubt, she knew what the Lord had done.

First Special:...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 4, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “You Are My All in All” and “The Name of the Lord.”

Testimony: Caleb Copko (pictured above) recalled the anxiety and worry he felt about the possibility of the Rapture taking place when he was not saved. One night in his parent’s home, he knelt and said a simple prayer, and there God forgave him and changed his life completely. He said with all that is going on in the...

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