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Friday Evening Youth Service

March 2, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “My Life Is In You, Lord,” followed by the choir singing “Let the Worshippers Arise.”

Testimonies: Tyler Green testified that God saved him on the last Sunday of Portland camp meeting. Hunter McCarville said he is thankful God has kept him from sinful habits, and he believes that God will help him get something out of special meetings. Riley Friesen thanked God for His protection while driving on the highways, including...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 25, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “What a Mighty God.” The choir then sang “Hallelujah (Alleluia)” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A ladies’ quartet sang “Bring All Your Needs to the Altar.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Isaiah 35:1-10.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “No More Night.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Revelation 20:1-3 for his text, outlining events that will take place when Jesus returns. He encouraged everyone to be ready, saying that there is something beautiful ahead for...

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Sunday Evening Service

February 25, 2018

Prelude: A serenaders' group played “The God of the Mountain,” “God Leads Us Along,” “Come, Thou Fount,” and “I Feel Like Traveling On.” Shelby Warberg, Michael McCarville, and Moriah Copko then sang “Goodbye, World, Goodbye,” accompanied by the serenaders.

Featured Testimonies: Nikita Jones stated that she is thankful she can go to the Lord anytime she needs Him, and He is always there for her. Sabrina Stewart told how she had been having knee problems,...

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Friday Evening Service

February 23, 2018

Prelude: Josh Friesen (pictured above) played a trumpet solo called “Hummel Trumpet Concerto.”

Featured Testimonies: Debbie Lee shared that although she has been sewing for years, recently she had to keep going back to the instructions to figure something out, and she compared this with coming to church often, where she continues to learn and be encouraged. Julianne Luka testified that while texting with a friend the other day she was able to tell them...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 18, 2018

Prelude: Dave and Justin Green and Rob Moen played a trumpet trio rendition of  “All that Thrills My Soul” and “Power in the Blood.” The choir then sang “The Church Will Live on Forever.”

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu and Mimi Witham (pictured above) sang “More Love, More Power.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Luke 17:26-37.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “Under His Wings.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Revelation 19:7-9, speaking of the importance of making one’s reservation for the Marriage...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

February 16, 2018

This month's youth focus session was held February 16 and began with a meal of chili, bread, marinated veggies, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Following the meal, Trent Paulsen began a study session on the existence of an absolute moral law. To open the topic, the group watched a skit about two people playing the game of Monopoly, but the players made up the rules as they went along. For example, after rolling...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

February 16, 2018

Tom Pricskett taught about Holiness in Financial Matters for part six of the Living Holy Bible study series. Beginning with the key verses in Matthew 6:19-21, he spoke about spiritual treasures which are incorruptible, compared to treasures of this world which are easily destroyed.

Brother Tom also read part of the lesson handout which states, “Godly financial stewardship is the use of God-given resources for the accomplishment of God-given goals. It is not based on...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

February 13, 2018

Prelude: Julianne Luka played a viola solo of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “There Is Power in the Blood.” The youth choir then sang “Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Troy Ross was thankful God gives peace and that he can cast his cares on Him. Azaria Charles moved to Portland from New York one month ago, and said last week she woke up in terrible pain. Normally in this situation she would ask her mom to pray...

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Sunday Evening Service

February 11, 2018

Prelude: Susan Anderson played a violin solo of “Peace, Peace,” “From the Canebrake Op 5, No. 1,” and “Jesus, Rose of Sharon.” The choir then sang “God Says You’re Gonna Make it.”

Featured Testimonies: Deborah Brenner was thankful for how the Spirit of God has worked in her life to draw her closer to Jesus. Duane Wilson said 2017 was a difficult year with health issues, the loss of a loved one, and then financial...

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