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Tuesday Evening Service

January 28, 2020

Prelude: The youth Serenaders played “Amazing Grace,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Do Lord.” Then Cheyenna Hall and Kailyn McKay (pictured above) sang “Tell the Mountain.”

Featured Testimonies: Matt Hanson testified that once he was saved and realized that Jesus gives the ability to live without sinning, he found peace and victory in his life. Rebecca Luka said that since she was saved in October, God has been helping her, including with school finals...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 26, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “I Love You, Lord” and “Goodbye, World, Goodbye.” Randy Kaady then sang “The Holy City,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Roberta Parker (pictured above) told how the Lord guided her in her schooling and teaching career, opening and closing doors until she ended up at just the right place where she taught until retirement. Luke Copko shared how he had struggled all of his adult life trying to be a ...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 26, 2020

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played an oboe solo of “Near to the Heart of God” and “Immortal, Invisible.” The choir followed with “Mighty King.”

First Special: The choir sang “God Says You’re Gonna Make It.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 1 Peter 5:1-11.

Last Special: Tricia Downey sang “He’s Always Been Faithful.”

Sermon: Jeff Downey (pictured above), pastor of our church in Van Buren, Arkansas, preached from 1 Peter 5:10. He gave instructions on how to be a thriving Christian, which...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

January 24, 2020

The first youth focus session of 2020 started with a dinner of fresh salads and tasty chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A, followed by triple-layer chocolate cream pie for dessert. Once everyone had finished the meal, the group moved to the general seating area for a time of singing led by Caleb Copko and several musicians. There was also a time to share prayer requests before Ryan Erdmann led the group in prayer.

The speaker for the...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

January 24, 2020

The tenth session of the “Highlighting Our Heritage” series was given by Ed Habre and focused on “The Call of God.” He opened with a verse taken from the handout, “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name” (Revelation 3:8). Brother Ed explained that initially, God’s call is to...

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Tuesday Evening Service

January 21, 2020

Prelude: Samarai Mom played a trumpet solo of “Higher Ground”. Franchesca and Chandler Mom (pictured above) then played a violin duet of “You Lift Me Up,” accompanied by Ty Mom on the piano. Mackenzie Ewers and Emmaline Worthington followed singing “Goodness of God.”

Featured Testimonies: Maria Green shared how the Lord led her step by step to a place of repentance and salvation. Jim Ott spoke of an ongoing challenge he has had with...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 19, 2020

Prelude: Josh Friesen played a trumpet solo of “Amazing Grace.” The choir followed, singing “Heavenly Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Kristin Lee testified that she was raised in the Gospel but needed to know for herself that it was true, so she prayed one evening and afterward God revealed Himself to her in an undeniable way, and then He saved her at camp meeting that year. Dave Green (pictured above) said several months ago, he reminded...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 19, 2020

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Sungun Yune played a keyboard duet of “Think about His Love” and “Blessed Be the Lord, God, Almighty.” Then the choir sang “We Are Going to See the King Medley.”

First Special: A male quartet sang “I Can’t Even Walk.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Philippians 3:17 – 4:9.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan (pictured above) sang “That’s Worth Everything.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from Philippians 4:1-9, and encouraged believers to be determined to stand...

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Friday Evening Service

January 17, 2020

Prelude: A cello ensemble, along with a stringed bass and guitar, played “What a Lovely Name” and “Redeemed.”

Testimonies: Annika Ewers shared that she was rear-ended about one week ago, and she was thankful that although the car was damaged a little, the Lord was with her and she had no injuries. Caleb Copko gave thanks for his Christian heritage and for the opportunity to share the Gospel story at Christmas on the Campground,...

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