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Sunday Morning Service

May 10, 2020

The Mother’s Day service on May 10 was different than what we have become accustomed to at the Portland church. There were no bundles of carnations at the front of the sanctuary and very few mothers with their children, though we trust many mothers were watching from home, with their children beside them and fresh flowers nearby!

The service began with a harp, piano, and keyboard trio by Cheryl Paulsen, Janice Calhoun, and Sungun...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 10, 2020

Prelude: Henry Parker played a trombone solo which included “Blessed Assurance” and “My Savior’s Love.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Psalm 11:1-7.

Special: A quartet of Rob, Alicia, and Henry Parker and Debbie Lee (pictured above) sang “Farther Along.”

Testimony: Alicia Parker gave thanks for the examples of her Christian mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers, and said her desire is to follow in their footsteps. She said the Lord saved her as a very young child, kept her as she...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

May 8, 2020

On Friday evening, Tony Boyce continued the study in the Discovery series with the lesson from Jeremiah 34-45: "The Circumstances of the Prophet." These chapters cover events right before the siege in Jerusalem, during the siege, and then after the fall of Judah. He began with the key verse from Jeremiah 36:3, “It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 3, 2020

Prelude: Josh Friesen played “The Cross Suite” and “Crown Him with Many Crowns” on the trumpet.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 4:1-8.

Special: A Worthington/Moberg quartet sang “Just Over in the Gloryland.”

Testimony: Shawn Worthington testified that God saved him at camp meeting when he was five years old, then at thirteen he made a deeper commitment to serve the Lord for the rest of his life. He also shared how his oldest daughter was born nine-and-a-half weeks...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 3, 2020

Prelude: Luke Copko played “The Lord’s Prayer” and “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” on the cello.

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Jeremiah 31:10-14.

Special: Caleb, Luke, and Dale Copko sang “Jesus, I Believe What You Said.”

Testimony: Dale Copko shared how the Lord has taught him how to trust Him—when he received salvation, when his son had appendicitis, when another son had cellulitis, and when his daughter was hit by a car. He added that with what the...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

May 1, 2020

Tony Boyce, pastor in Dallas, Oregon, brought the Friday evening Bible study from the Daybreak and Discovery series. This week focused on Jeremiah chapters 30-33: The Consolations of the Prophet. These chapters recount God’s offer of consolation, or hope, even in the midst of pronouncing judgment upon Judah.

Brother Tony read the key verse, “For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, ...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 26, 2020

Prelude: Flautist Denise Wilson played “How Can I Keep from Singing?” and “Be Thou My Vision,” accompanied by Kristi Riler on the piano.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 1:1-6.

Special: Dan, Darla, and Cheyenna Hall (pictured above) sang “Saved By Grace.”

Testimony: Dan Hall testified that when in his twenties, he had become too focused on work instead of the Gospel, but God was faithful to call him back and save him again. He mentioned that as a...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 26, 2020

Prelude: Shyla Piper (pictured above) played a clarinet solo of “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” and “The Promised Land,” accompanied by Janice Calhoun on the piano.

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read John 1:1-4, 10-14.

Special: A Luka family quartet sang “Revelation 19.”

Testimony: Chris Luka shared how the Lord saved him from a backslidden condition when he was in his twenties, and has kept him since then. He rejoiced that this past week he was...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

April 24, 2020

This week’s Friday evening Bible study focused on the next lesson in the Discovery series, this one titled “Conflicts of the Prophet.” Continuing where the previous lesson left off, it covered chapters 26-29 of Jeremiah, and was once again led by Tony Boyce, pastor in Dallas, Oregon.

To open, Brother Tony read the focus verse of Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and ...

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