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Sunday Morning Service

May 19, 2019

Prelude: Playing her flute, Kristi Riler performed, “Open Our Eyes, Lord,” “People Need the Lord,” and “We Gather Together.”

First Special: A male quartet sang an arrangement by Don Wolfe titled “I’ll Be Ready to Go with Him.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Luke 15:1-10.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “I Must Tell Jesus.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert’s sermon, taken from Luke 15:11-13, focused on Jesus’ love for the lost. He said whether it is a lost sheep (a backslider), a lost ...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

May 17, 2019

The May youth focus session started with dinner at 7:00 p.m. The menu included bowls of chili and a baked potato bar, with chocolate brownies for dessert. After eating, the group played a game that helped everyone get to know each other better. The game required each person to collect initials from people who met a variety of criteria, such as “Can recite 2 Timothy 3:16” or “Has been to Canada at least two...

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Tuesday Evening Service

May 14, 2019

Prelude: Rebecca Luka played “A New Name in Glory” and a classical piece on her flute. A group of children from the Hopkins family (pictured above) then sang “Jesus Loves Me.”

Featured Testimonies: Debbie Lee gave thanks for those that encouraged her throughout her life, including Don Wolfe during four years of high school choir. Erik Calhoun also expressed appreciation for some of the older saints, mentioning Don Wolfe who encouraged him to take up bassoon...

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Mother's Day Service

May 12, 2019

As the orchestra played “Amazing Grace” to open the Mother’s Day service on May 12, dozens of young people bearing flowers and gifts entered the sanctuary and then dispersed to seats throughout the room. The orchestra continued with “How Great Thou Art,” and then the choir sang “Rise Up and Call Her Blessed,” a song based on the comments about the virtuous woman from Proverbs 31:28.

Following a prayer, Pastor Dave Lambert took a few...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 12, 2019

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “Concerto in E Minor” on the violin.Then the choir sang “God Says You’re Gonna Make It.”

Featured Testimonies: Ellen Morgan was thankful the Lord saved her in a young people’s service at Midwest camp meeting when she was a young woman. Caitlyn Ross shared how God gave her peace after a difficult loss a few months ago, and also provided financially when she and her husband were faced with large medical...

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Friday Evening Service

May 10, 2019

Prelude: Katia Fedosov played two songs on the cello, accompanied by Sungun Yune on the piano: “God Will Make a Way” and “Sonata in E Minor.” Then Victoria Heintz and Emmaline Worthington sang “How Great Thou Art” a cappella.

Featured testimonies: Betty Lee testified that she was invited to Sunday school as a child, and when she was nineteen, she prayed and was saved. Josh Friesen said recently God answered prayer for him when...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

May 7, 2019

Prelude: Annika Ewers and Emmaline Worthington played a violin and oboe duet of “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “Do Lord, Remember Me.” Then the choir sang “Our God.”

Featured Testimonies: John Patan testified that God saved him eight years ago, and he thanked the Lord for four wonderful children, especially since the doctors had said he and his wife would not be able to have any. Patrick Lee said he is thankful to...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 5, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “He the Pearly Gates Will Open” and “Feeling Mighty Fine.” Following this, the choir sang “Glorious City of God,” accompanied by the brass.

Featured Testimonies: Jennifer Worthington shared how the Lord saved her when she was eight years old, taking away her hatred for her brother and giving her love for her family. Amanda Friesen testified to a recent answer to prayer: God provided her with a job working with children...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 5, 2019

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “How Great Thou Art” and “God of Grace” on the organ. The choir then sang “Lord of All.”

First Special: Peter Moberg and Ashley Morgan sang “Your Grace Still Amazes Me.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Romans 8:35-39.

Last Special: Mimi Witham (pictured above) sang “No More Night.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Hebrews 12:1-4 for his text, giving instructions on running the Christian race successfully, which included running with patience and keeping your eyes on the goal.

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Friday Evening Service

May 3, 2019

Prelude: Ella Tonning played a harp solo called “Moonlight.” Mattias Tonning (pictured above) then sang “Confidence.”

Featured Testimonies: Emily Luka said not only was she saved on a Friday night, but it was fifty years ago to the day, and her salvation is as fresh now as it was then. Erika Stewart told how she was saved on the last Friday night of camp meeting when she was thirteen years old. Phyllis Waddell was thankful the Lord...

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