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Friday Evening Service

May 12, 2017

Prelude: Annika Ewers played a classical number as a violin solo. Victoria, Mikayla and Emmaline Worthington followed, singing “You Are God Alone” and “How Great Is Our God”

Musical History Report and First Special: Russell Mathews played “Savior, Like a Shepard Lead Us” on the vibraphone. Jim Ott (pictured above) gave a brief history of the vibraphone, and mentioned various people who played this instrument in our church over the years. Russell then played “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y” ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

May 9, 2017

Prelude: Russell Mathews played “Beulah Land” and “Shout to the Lord” on the vibraphone.

Featured Testimonies: Sylvia Phillips praised God for being her stability throughout the many years since God saved her. Julianne Luka was saved three years ago and is thankful God has kept her since that time. Troy Ross gave thanks for the blessing he received at the West Coast Youth Challenge where God made it plain to him the Gospel is real...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 7, 2017

A flute ensemble played “Come Lovely Spring,” “Worthy Is the Lamb,” and La Caccia.” A ladies’ choir then sang “Heaven’s Jubilee.”

Baby dedication: Darrel Lee read Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Matthew 18:1-3, and stated that parents who set a good Christian example will find that their children will be more likely to follow God’s will in their lives. After Angela and Julie Lucescu (pictured above) sang “Savior, Like a Shepherd,” Scott and Emily Hoskin brought their...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 7, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “You Are My King” and “Glory to His Name.” The choir then sang “Jesus, the One and Only.”

First Special: Jillian Luka and Victoria Worthington sang “In the Arms of Sweet Deliverance.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Matthew 7:1-23.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “At the Right Time.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from Matthew 7:1, 7, and 15, bringing out that Christians should be prayerfully discerning, but also merciful in their judgment of others....

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Friday Evening Youth Service

May 5, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing),” followed by the choir singing “Boundless Love.”

Featured testimonies: Katia Fedosov said the Saturday night sermon during the West Coast Youth Challenge made her realize she needed a greater hunger for God. Amanda Friesen testified that she recently got a job that allows her to attend church regularly. Riley Friesen said that being away at college has challenged him to make sure he knows what he...

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West Coast Youth Challenge

April 30, 2017

The 2017 West Coast Youth Challenge was held April 28-30 at a campsite near Sutherlin, Oregon. This year, attendees came from California, Oregon, and Washington, and also the East Coast and Canada. The weekend theme was “Experience the Fullness of God” and the key Scripture was from Ephesians 3:14-19, which includes, “That ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 30, 2017

Prelude: Dan Hall and Jon Cantrell played a French horn duet of “O Worship the King” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” The choir sang “Just a Little While.”

Special Song: Imelda Nedelcu sang “A Living Prayer.”

Baby Dedication: Steve Mixer read Mark 10:13-16 and spoke of Jesus’ love for children, and how He could see their true potential. After a special song, Justin and Erin Green brought their baby, Evora Ester, up front and Brother Steve led...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 30, 2017

Prelude:A trombone trio of Curt Cook, Chris Luka, and Rich Barrett played “Bigger than Any Mountain” and “I’m Standing on the Solid Rock.” The choir sang “Great Is the Lord Almighty.”

First special: Dan Hall and Deborah Brenner sang “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Matthew 5:1-12.

Last special: Randy Kaady sang “Then Jesus Came.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read from Matthew 5:13, speaking of the purpose of salt and encouraging Christians by saying that their...

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Friday Evening Service

April 28, 2017

Prelude: Jaewon Yune performed two songs on the violin, “Your Raise Me Up” and “Souvenir de Sarasate.”

Testimonies: Cliff Paulsen gave thanks for the Lord’s protecting hand when he was on a recent trip with his son and several others. While on the highway, a bolt fell out from their vehicle’s front wheel brakes causing the front tire to lock up, but they found the bolt lying nearby, and were soon back on the road with no...

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