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Sunday Morning Service

March 17, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “I Will Serve Thee” and “Stayed Upon Jehovah.” The choir then sang “The Solid Rock,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Deborah Brenner, Victoria Heintz, and Diana Lambert sang “Magnify the Lord.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 7:13-14.

Last Special: Peter Moberg sang “I Cannot Tell.”

Sermon: Using Ephesians 4:1 for his text, Dave Lambert compared the "broad way" that leads to destruction with the "narrow way" that leads to life eternal, and gave instructions on how...

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Friday Evening Service

March 15, 2019

Prelude: The junior orchestra played “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” and “How Majestic Is Your Name.”

Featured Testimonies: Tom Pricskett (pictured above) was thankful that fifty years ago, on a small island in the Pacific, when he let go of his sin and took hold of God's love, God saved him. Sylvia Philips told how the Lord saved her on March 21, 1948, and although there have been trials along the way, they just helped...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 10, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “Come, Just as You Are” and a piece titled “African-American Spiritual Medley.” Next the choir, with accompaniment orchestra, sang “Right in the Middle.”

Testimonies: Janelle Parker testified that at the age of thirteen, the Lord spoke to her heart during Midwest camp, and when she prayed until she knew she was saved, God made a real change in her heart. Steve Hopper gave thanks that the Lord has given him a...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 10, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra performed “How Beautiful” and “Glorious Is Thy Name.” The accompaniment orchestra then played with the choir as they sang “Holy, Holy, God Almighty.”

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”

Scripture Reading: Byron Parker read John 1:1-5.

Last Special: The choir sang “Give Me Jesus,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Sermon: Olusola Adesope, pastor in Pullman, Washington, read from John 8:12, and stated that the light of the Gospel will always shine, regardless of the ...

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Friday Evening Service

March 8, 2019

Prelude: The Serenaders performed “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” “Glory to His Name,” “A New Name in Glory,” and “Keep on the Firing Line.” This was followed by a men’s quartet singing “O Come Along.”

Testimonies:Julianne Luka gave thanks for the Lord’s protection last week when the car in front of her braked suddenly and her car slid as she tried to stop. Boniface Osunkwo (pictured above) thanked the Lord for changing him from a troublesome...

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Thursday Evening Service

March 7, 2019

Prelude: A trombone ensemble (pictured above) played “I’ve a Home Beyond the River” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” Then the choir sang “Great Is the Lord God Almighty!”

Featured testimonies: Holly Lambert testified that the Lord saved her at age seven and gave her a loud conscience to protect her, which lately has been leading her to let go of every hindrance and draw closer to the Lord. Julia Rael was thankful that...

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Wednesday Evening Service

March 6, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Sungun Yune played a piano duet of “He Brought Me Out” and “It Is Truly Wonderful.” Then the choir sang “Praise Him Medley.”

Featured testimonies: Lisa Butler testified that when she was fourteen, her Sunday school teacher invited her to call anytime for a ride to the church services, so she began coming to church and eventually the Lord saved her. Kristi Riler (pictured above) said there was a change in...

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Tuesday Evening Service

March 5, 2019

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Randy Baltzell, Justin Green, and Rob Moen played “Blessed Be the Lord God Almighty” and “Dwelling in Beulah Land.” Then a ladies’ sextet sang “We Shall Rise.”

Featured Testimonies: Christiana Timbilla testified that when she was sixteen, she observed her friends receiving salvation and getting serious about the Gospel, so she prayed, “Lord, if You will save me, I will get serious,” and He did. Barry Morgan (pictured above) gave...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 3, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “Testimony Medley.” The Serenaders then accompanied the choir as they sang “Blood-Washed Band.”

Featured Testimonies: Hunter McCarville gave thanks for God’s help with some classes that had been causing him concern, and is thankful God is in control. Lisa DeBusk said that over forty years ago Jesus came into her heart and brought her peace. Glenda Andersen told how she had a spiritual battle going on the first...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 3, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “His Faithfulness” and “Beautiful Savior.” The accompaniment orchestra then played as the combined choir sang “Let the People Rejoice (Medley),” featuring a vocal quartet (pictured above).

First Special: A male quartet sang “Yes, I know.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Luke 18:10-14.

Last Special: The combined choir sang “Draw Me Nearer,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Sermon: James Timbilla, pastor in Wharton, New Jersey, preached from Deuteronomy 30:19 about making serious choices, and declared that choosing the...

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