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Sunday Evening Service

September 3, 2017

Prelude: Denise Wilson (pictured above) played “Be Thou My Vision,” on the flute. The choir then sang “Old Fashioned Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Kristin Lee said the Lord spoke to her heart when she was around eleven years old, and after a children’s church service, He saved her and the following night sanctified her. Phyllis Waddell told how she ran over something with her tire, so pulled into a station to get it fixed, then...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 3, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “I’m Standing on the Solid Rock.” After that, the choir sang “I Will Glory in the Cross.”

First Special: Ashley Morgan and Peter Moberg (pictured above) sang “O Glorious Love.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Judges 9:6-15.

Last Special: Randy Baltzell sang “The Strength of the Lord.”

Sermon: Using Judges 9: 8,10,12 and 14 for his text, Darrel Lee spoke of the quality, richness, and sweetness that can only be found in Jesus Christ, encouraging ...

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Friday Evening service

September 1, 2017

Prelude: Annika Ewers played “In Christ Alone” and “Lord I Lift Your Name on High,” on the violin.

Featured Testimonies: Kaye Montgomery (pictured above) shared how she was saved in 1974, and God has answered many prayers over the years since then. Dixie Bowlsby said she has had several physical challenges over the past year, but she is thankful the Lord has been with her. Larry Montgomery appreciated that the Lord has been with him...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 27, 2017

Prelude: Sam Cantrell played “Be Thou My Vision” and “Goodbye, World, Goodbye” on the trombone. Dan, Candy, and Norman Hall followed by singing “Feeling at Home in the Presence of Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Cliff Paulsen spoke of the summer he turned fourteen, when he gave his heart to the Lord. Justin Green (pictured above) was thankful for the privilege to attend the recent Peru camp meeting, and said the Lord showed him that the Gospel...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 27, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Father, Lift Me Up” and “Higher Ground.” The choir then sang “Magnify Him.”

First Special: The octet sang “God Leads Us Along.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Colossians 3:1-17.

Last Special: Victoria Worthington (pictured above) sang “Lord, Here Am I.”

Sermon: Erik Calhoun preached from Colossians 3:1-4, giving five lessons on practical Christian living which included: 1) Seek that which is above; 2) Be dead to sin; 3) Put on the Lord Jesus Christ; 4) Let the...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

August 25, 2017

After taking a break from Youth Focus events during June and July, the young people met again on August 25 for an evening of fellowship and study. They began with a meal at 7:00 p.m.—sandwiches, potato salad, and watermelon for dinner, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Around 7:45 a time of singing and worship began, and the group sang several songs. Then Erik Calhoun asked if anyone had prayer requests and led everyone...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

August 25, 2017

During the coming several months, on evenings when the young people have Youth Focus sessions, the rest of the Portland congregation will be studying lessons from the Living Holy series. Friday evening was the first Living Holy Bible study, and the lesson was titled "What Is Holiness?" The instructor, Dayle Lee, first explained what holiness is and gave the definition, “A way of life based on separation from the world.” He noted that ...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 20, 2017

Prelude: The Serenaders played “Pass Me Not” and “A New Name in Glory.” Then Ellen, Ashley, and Caitlyn Morgan sang “God’s Family.”

Featured Testimonies: Caleb Copko remembered going to youth camp after his senior year of high school and feeling conviction because he was unsaved, but soon after he prayed at home and the Lord saved him. David Warberg was thankful for God’s direction and answers to prayer recently when he and his wife had...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 20, 2017

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Randy Baltzell, Dave Green, and Rob Moen, played “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” and “Dwelling in Beulah Land.” The choir then sang “Glorify Thy Name.”

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “He Gave Me the Well.”

Scripture Reading: Samuel Asaya read Judges 7:1-7.

Last Special: Christina Larrechea sang “Your Grace Still Amazes Me.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read from Judges 17:12-14, and encouraged his listeners that as they fight the powers of darkness God will go with...

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