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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 1

September 20, 2017

An eight-week Bible study series titled “The Life and Teachings of Paul” began on Wednesday, September 20, in the Fellowship Lodge.

Dayle Lee was the speaker for the first session, which was an overview of the series. He gave an introduction to Paul’s background, travels, writings, and message.

Of Paul’s background, Brother Dayle said he was born in Tarsus, Turkey, around A.D. 1 to a Jewish family. He received Roman citizenship upon birth, indicating that...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

September 19, 2017

Prelude: The youth choir sang “Jesus Messiah.”

Featured Testimonies: Emmaline Worthington was thankful she could be a light at school to other students. Katia Fedosov praised the Lord for saving her three years ago, sanctifying her a year later, and for God’s help with her schooling. Patrick Lee was thankful for encouragement from his Christian family. David Warberg (pictured above) told how God saved him ten years ago and also said how helpful Tuesday night...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 17, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “People Need the Lord,” and “Power in the Blood.” The choir followed, singing “Grace Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Kylie Lucescu gave thanks that the Lord provides for all her needs. Sam Ajayi stated that he was saved nearly forty-two years ago and expressed appreciation for his Christian wife. Sherrie Buckland thanked everyone for their prayers and told how the Lord has been with her through her recent cancer diagnosis. Christi Larrechea told...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 17, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Come Just As You Are,” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.” The choir then sang “Jesus Saves,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “All Because of God’s Amazing Grace.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Revelation 2:18-29.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “For All My Sin.”

Sermon: John Musgrave used Revelation 2:18-29 for his text, encouraging Christians to hold on to what God has done in their lives, and continue to the ...

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Back to School Palooza

September 16, 2017

The annual Sunday school Palooza took place on Saturday, September 16. The event was held in the church parking lot, because of construction work on the campground.

Upon approaching the church, the festive atmosphere was immediately apparent. There were balloons and music, and many happy kids! Sunday school teachers from each department staffed the different stations around the church.

The opportunity to dunk some of those teachers was tempting. The seat in the dunk...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 12, 2017

Prelude: Jillian and Julianne Luka played a cello/viola duet of “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” and “Surely the Presence of the Lord.” Then Julianne played “Presto from Sonata in G” on the viola.

Featured Testimonies: Cheryl Paulsen said she wanted to be a Christian from the time she was a little girl, and the Lord saved her when she was very young and has taught her a lot of lessons since then. Jillian Luka gave thanks for...

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Promotion Sundays

September 10, 2017

Excited chatter could be heard in the stairwell on Sunday morning, September 10, as Primary and Junior Sunday school students headed upstairs to their departments after general assembly in the sanctuary. After all, this was Promotion Sunday! While some students were making guesses as to who their new teachers might be, others were asking their friends, “Do you think we will be in the same class?”

At the top of the stairs in the...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 10, 2017

Prelude: The string section of the orchestra, led by violinist Jane Ewers, played “As the Deer” and “Great Is the Lord.” Then the choir sang “Ring the Bells of Heaven.”

Featured testimonies: Debbie Lee testified that she lost her keys recently but after several days, the Lord brought to her mind where to find them. Rosemary Worthington told how when she prayed at age nine, God saved her and took away her stubborn attitude. Avery...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 10, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” and “Worship Our God and King.” The choir, accompanied by the brass, sang “Praise to the Lord.”

First Special: A mixed quartet (pictured above) sang “Something Worth Living For.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Judges 13:1-8.

Last Special: Chris Luka sang “Sheltered in the Arms of God.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from Judges 16:28 and mentioned several lessons that can be learned from Samson’s failures which included: it is best ...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

September 8, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Glorify Thy Name” and “Brighten the Corner Where You Are.” Then the choir sang “When the Praises Go Up, the Glory Comes Down,” featuring soloist Victoria Worthington.

Featured Testimonies: Shannon Gonzalez testified that she had asked God to help her find a job, yet wishing she would not miss camp meeting, and He answered her prayer and she was offered a job that started the day after camp meeting ended....

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