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Friday Evening Service

August 7, 2020

Prelude: Ariah Piper played a bassoon solo (pictured above) of “Vivaldi Concerto in D Minor,” 2 movements, and “Great Is the Lord.”

Testimony: Sam Asaya thanked God for saving him a few years ago, saying it was a powerful experience and it helps him today as well. He really enjoys socializing and spending time with his friends, so things have been harder in this pandemic, but he is thankful he can always talk to Jesus in prayer.

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Sunday Evening Service

August 2, 2020

Prelude: Josh Friesen and Marcus Luka played a trumpet and trombone duet of “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.”

Testimony: Savannah Lee testified that the Lord saved her during a children’s church service at camp meeting when she was twelve. Later, she was also sanctified and baptized with the Holy Spirit. She praised God for His keeping power, and said her desire is to continue to serve Him.

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Sunday Morning Service

August 2, 2020

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “My Tribute” and “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam” on the piano.

Feature Testimony: Tim DeBusk, visiting from Chehalis, Washington, said he was raised in a Christian home. However, at age seventeen he went to work in a logging camp in Alaska, and began a sinful lifestyle. He thought that getting away from his Christian upbringing would bring happiness, but instead it brought shame and a heavy heart. Eventually he...

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Friday Evening Service

July 31, 2020

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played several songs on the piano, including “Brighten the Corner Where You Are.”

Special: Chris and Marcus Luka sang a father and son duet, “I Won’t Turn Back No More.”

Feature testimony: Chris Luka said the Lord has been good to him, and his faith shelf is full. He can look back on difficult times and see that God was with him and helped, giving strength and grace. He said every trial is an opportunity...

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Zoom Youth Camp Meeting

July 27, 2020

On what would have been the first day of Northwest Youth Camp 2020, a special Zoom meeting was held for everyone who would have attended youth camp this year. Including “campers” and “staff,” there were over 150 devices logged in to the meeting, which meant there were well over 300 people watching since most screens were shared by more than one person.

After camp director Erik Calhoun welcomed everyone to the meeting, the Worthington, Luka,...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 26, 2020

Prelude: Curt Cook, Marcus Luka, and Henry Parker played “Beautiful Savior” and “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” on their trombones.

Special: Debbie Lee and Rob and Alicia Parker sang “He’ll Meet Us There.”

Testimony: Rob Parker (pictured above) said that when he testified about his mother and his Christian upbringing on Mother’s Day, he never imagined that his dad would pass away before Father’s Day, but he is thankful for how God has been there for him and...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 26, 2020

Prelude: Denise Wilson played “The Water Is Wide” and “Great Is the Lord Almighty” on the flute.

Special: Shawn and Jennifer Worthington and David and Victoria Heintz sang “How Can I Keep from Singing?”

Testimony: Shawn Worthington said he is thankful for his Christian heritage and that God has put a song in his heart. The Lord saved him when he was five years old and it is still just as real today as it was then. He...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 19, 2020

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “Meditation from Thais” and “It Is Well with My Soul” on the violin.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 46:1-7.

Special: Ellen and Ashley Morgan and Troy Ross sang “He’s Everything.”

Testimony: Ellen Morgan shared how she was brought to church from the time she was born, and how the Lord would call after her heart during her younger years. When she was in college, she attended Midwest camp meeting and the Lord again drew...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 12, 2020

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Amazing Grace,” and “Greater Is He.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Psalm 37:1-6.

Special: A young ladies’ quartet sang “There’s Still Power in the Blood.”

Testimony: Savannah Lee told how the Lord saved her about thirteen years ago in a children’s church service at camp meeting. She had been struggling, wanting to be saved but fearful that she wouldn’t know when it happened. She is thankful that when the Lord did save her, she...

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