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Sunday Morning Service

October 13, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “There is Something About that Name” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” Then the combined choir sang “The Battle Belongs to the Lord.”

First Special: Jennifer Worthington and Victoria Heintz (pictured above) sang “I Am Not Alone.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read John 5:2-9.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “Come to Jesus.”

Sermon: For his text, Dave Lambert read John 5:6-7, and said that Jesus came to make people whole in body and in...

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Friday Evening Service

October 11, 2019

Prelude: A young men’s brass ensemble played “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “Give Me That Old Time Religion.” Then a Luka siblings quartet sang “Just a Little Talk with Jesus.”

Feature Testimonies: Roxie Rael was thankful that although she backslid during her college years, God was faithful to call her back to Him and saved her once again. Dwight Baltzell told how God protected him during his reckless teenage years, and saved him at the...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 8, 2019

Prelude: Julianne Luka (pictured above) played four pieces on the viola: “People Need the Lord,” “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “A Mansion Over the Hilltop,” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

Featured Testimonies: Naomi Buliga thanked the Lord for saving her on Saturday during the special meetings youth activities. Dave Luka said it was such a blessing when one of his grandchildren called and said she had asked Jesus into her heart, and it is...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 6, 2019

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Glorify Thy Name” and “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.” The choir then sang “He Reigns Forever.”

Featured Testimonies: Austin Baltzell was thankful that even when things don’t go the way he planned, God has a much better plan; he can trust God and there’s no reason to worry or fear. Julianne Luka shared how the Lord saved her about two years ago when she was in a low place, doubting God...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 6, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “He Leadeth Me” and “Lead On, O King Eternal.” The combined choir, accompanied by the orchestra, then sang “Come, Christians, Join to Sing.”

First Special: A ladies’ ensemble sang “Bless God.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Colossians 1:3-14.

Last Special: The combined choir sang “Do You Thirst?” with Kristi Riler accompanying on the flute.

Sermon: Wayne Butler, from Port Angeles, Washington, read 1 Peter 1:18-19 and used the analogy of redeeming a gift card to relate...

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Special Meetings Youth Activities

October 5, 2019

Young people from Dallas, Grants Pass, and Medford, Oregon, and Chehalis, Washington, joined our Portland youth group for a day of fun and inspiring activities on Saturday, October 5. About eighty of them met at “The Maize at the Pumpkin Patch” on Sauvie Island for an afternoon of wandering through the maze, eating treats, picking out pumpkins, and generally enjoying a beautiful, sunny fall day on the farm.

This year’s “Maize” had a Big...

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Friday Evening Service

October 4, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, I Want to Know You More” and “Great Is the Lord.” The combined choir then sang “The Solid Rock,” with orchestral accompaniment.

Featured Testimonies: Rob Parker testified of the peace God gave him when he was saved at age fifteen, and that He has been with him in all the decisions of life. Nikita Jones told how the enemy had been attacking her mind but the Lord led her...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 29, 2019

Prelude: The Serenaders played “There Is a Fountain,” “His Sheep Am I,” “Come, Thou Fount,” and “Down By the Riverside.”

Testimonies: Cliff Paulsen thanked the Lord for the victory he has had for over sixty years, one day at a time. Nolan Roby testified that as a young man, he had a tongue that got him into trouble, but when he was saved God cleaned up his mouth and has kept him now for over sixty-six years! Donna...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 29, 2019

Prelude: Brian, Marcus, and Annika Ewers played “As the Deer” and “Shine, Jesus, Shine” on their violins. This was followed by the combined choir singing “Forever King.”

First Special: A mixed quartet (pictured above) sang “God Can Do Anything.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Matthew 3:1-10.

Last Special: The combined choir sang “His Hand in Mine.”

Sermon:Gary Bertram, visiting from Chehalis, Washington, preached from Matthew 3:5-6, echoing the message both John the Baptist and Jesus preached, which ...

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