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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

January 16, 2018

Prelude: Sam Cantrell and Markus Luka played “Goodbye, World, Goodbye” on their trombones. The choir (pictured above) then sang “Let It Be Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Azaria Charles said she came to Portland camp meeting and fell in love with this place, and after she praying, the Lord orchestrated everything for her to move here. David Heintz shared that on Sunday he had felt distracted with the busyness of life, but he desired to dig deeper ...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 14, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, I Want to Know You More,” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, then sang “There Is Coming a Great Day,” with Deborah Brenner as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Tom Pricskett gave thanks for victory in Jesus, and said he appreciates the Gospel. Patrick Lee said he is saved and sanctified and glad to be on the Lord’s side. Lee Voreis told of a time...

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Sunday Morning service

January 14, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra performed “You Are My All in All,” “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship,” and “Praise Him.” The choir, with soloist Mimi Witham, then sang “Saved,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First special: A ladies' sextet (pictured above) sang “I Want to Be Like Jesus.”

Scripture Reading: Sam Ajayi read Matthew 8:5-13.

Last special: Michael McCarville sang a medley of “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Sermon:John Musgrave preached from Matthew 8:10-11,...

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Friday Evening Service

January 12, 2018

Prelude: Heidi Copko played “Whiter than Snow” on the flute and then was joined by Caleb Copko (pictured above) in singing “Greater Is He.”

Testimonies: Sam Ajayi expressed that he doesn’t deserve the many blessings the Lord has given him, but he is thankful for them. Emily Luka talked of how the Lord has taken the whole puzzle of her life—even the last few months—and has made a beautiful picture, for which she gave thanks. Rob ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

January 9, 2018

Prelude: Julianne Luka played “Prelude in C Major” by Bach, and “Sonata in C” on the piano. She was followed by Sam Cantrell and Troy Ross singing “He’s Still Working on Me.”

Testimonies: Earl Phillips said he wanted to start the New Year out right by giving thanks and praise to God, and stated that after all these years it is still good to serve the Lord. Sam Cantrell thanked the Lord for answering his...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

January 7, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Christ, the Solid Rock.” The choir then sang “I Go to the Rock,” with Maya Nedelcu as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington told how she is experiencing a lot of changes in her life right now, and is thankful God is with her through all of it. Tim Hammer appreciated the opportunity to share his testimony recently with someone whom he had known before he was saved. Troy Ross shared how...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 7, 2018

Prelude: The brass played “Lead on, O King Eternal,” and “I Am Bound for the Promised Land.” The choir, accompanied by the brass, then sang “All Rise,” with Victoria Worthington as soloist.

First Special: Dan Hall, Kylie Lucescu, and Randy Baltzell sang “He Already Sees.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Acts 9:1-18.

Last Special: The choir sang “Through the Fire,” with soloist Caleb Copko.

Sermon: Using Luke 18:35-43 for his text, Gary Riler urged his listeners to experience the change of...

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Friday Evening Service

January 5, 2018

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played “I Surrender All” on the oboe. She was then joined by Mikayla Worthington in singing “Lord Reign in Me.”

Featured Testimonies: Rosemary Worthington said she had been a difficult child until she was saved at age nine, but after that her mother said it was like having an angel in the home. Larry Montgomery (pictured above) thanked everyone for their prayers when he had a heart attack recently, and said he ...

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Year End Fellowship Night

December 31, 2017

On the final day of 2017, the congregation gathered for a look back at highlights of the past year. A slideshow of pictures taken by regular photographers Kenny Cripps and Ryan Parker, as well as some photos of special events from David Heintz and Debbie Lee, were compiled into various categories that walked the audience down memory lane of the year 2017.

Each section of the slideshow began with a related quote. For example, a...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 31, 2017

Prelude: Violinist Jane Ewers played “O Holy Night” and “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne,” accompanied by Janice Calhoun on the piano. Then the choir sang “Great, Great Joy!”

First Special: A ladies’ quartet (pictured above) sang “Nothing But the Blood.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Luke 15:1-10.

Last Special: Peter Moberg sang “When Love Was Born.”

Sermon: Trent Paulsen took his opening text from Luke 19:10, saying people seek more diligently for something they have lost if the object is ...

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