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Sunday Evening Service

August 26, 2018

Prelude: Erin Green on violin and Curt Cook on the guitar, played “Anticipation,” “Day by Day,” “I Need Thee Every Hour,” and “Onward Christian Soldiers.” Following this, Victoria Heintz sang “Oh, Glory.”

Featured Testimonies: Al Smith thanked everyone for their prayers in the loss of his grandson, and said the family could feel those prayers. Anne McCarville shared that on a recent trip a number of things went wrong but the Lord was there to...

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Senior Beach Trip

August 25, 2018

One of the last weekends of summer brought a special treat for seniors (“seniors” being loosely defined as those over age fifty-five) of the Portland congregation. Around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, a group of about forty-five arrived at a Pacific City beach house for a day of fun with friends. Most people carpooled in three church vans, while several drove in their own vehicles, and one (Jim Ott) arrived in his personal...

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Friday Evening Service

August 24, 2018

Prelude: Emily Thompson played “Für Elise” on the piano. Kerby and Shannon Thompson followed, singing “Thank God, I Am Free.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka (pictured above) told how she had to choose between two classes that she had previously felt were both extremely important, but the Lord helped her know which one to choose and she has peace about it. Dick Mixer was thankful he had the opportunity to go to Midwest camp this year,...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 19, 2018

Prelude: Denise Wilson and Kristi Riler played “Like a River Glorious” and “This Little Light of Mine,” on their flutes. The choir followed with “Hallelujah, We Shall Rise.”

Featured Testimonies: Barry Morgan shared that sometimes big things come along that cause major stress, and he has had about four this year, but he is thankful he knows the Master of the wind, and that he can take every concern to Him. Dayle Lee said he...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 19, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “In the Spirit of the Lord” and “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” on the piano. The choir then sang “How Wonderful Thou Art.”

First Special: Gary and Kristi Riler sang “His Strength Is Perfect.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Revelation 3:7-13.

Last Special: Mimi Witham sang “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

Sermon: John Musgrave used Revelation 3:7-13 for his text and said that when God changes a person’s life, He gives that individuala testimony, and with ...

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Friday Evening Service

August 17, 2018

Prelude: Brian and Annika Ewers played a violin duet of “I Sing the Mighty Power of God,” and “Come, Christians Join to Sing.” Sarah and Susan Asaya then sang “In Christ Alone.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka said she felt that she drew closer to the Lord this week through Vacation Bible School, and was very excited when one of the kids in her group told her he got saved. LaDonna Monk told how the Lord...

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Vacation Bible School

August 17, 2018

More than one hundred excited children came to Vacation Bible School from August 13-17. The theme this year was “Maker Fun Factory,” focusing on the message that each person is created by God and designed for a purpose. Jessica Oilar was the VBS coordinator, working with over forty other staff members to make a week of fun, games, crafts, snacks, singing, and learning.

The mornings began in the chapel with songs led by Julianne Luka...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 12, 2018

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” on the organ, with Jaewon Yune on violin, then she continued with “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.” The choir followed, singing “There’s Still Power in the Blood.”

Featured Testimonies: Austin Baltzell was thankful for how the Lord protected and provided for him as he moved across the country and back. Caleb Copko told how the Lord cornered him up shortly before his eighteenth birthday...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 12, 2018

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” and “Above All.” The choir then sang “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.”

First Special: Chris and Jillian Luka and Randy Baltzell sang “There Is a Fountain.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read 1 Peter 4:12-19.

Last Special: The choir sang “As the Deer.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Peter 1:3-7 for his text, and reminded everyone that Christians will experience trials but God, who has the power to save, also ...

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Friday Evening Service

August 10, 2018

Prelude: Ariah Piper played “I Love You, Lord,” and “He Is Exalted” on the bassoon.

Baby Dedication: Brother Darrel read from Deuteronomy 10:6 and spoke of the importance of bringing up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, then he led in a prayer of dedication for Westley Kristopher Witham, son of Shawn and Polina. Audrey and Nora Witham sang “Lullaby Song” followed by Shawn and Polina singing “Hand to Hold,” with...

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