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Sunday Evening Youth Service

April 19, 2020

Prelude: A trio of Shawn Worthington on the piano, Andrea Gaston on the guitar, and David Warberg on the keyboard played “How Great Is Our God” and “Goodbye, World, Goodbye,” with “Moving Up to Gloryland.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Isaiah 40:28-31.

Special: Sophia and Joseph Sobol sang “Chain Breaker.”

Special: David and Shelby Warberg sang “God Will Take Care of You.”

Testimonies: David Warberg (pictured above) said that although he did not grow up hearing about the Gospel, he...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 19, 2020

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “In This Dark World There’s a Bright Shining Light” and “Someone Is Praying for You” on the violin, accompanied by his mother, Sungun, on the piano. He then played “Blessed Assurance.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Ephesians 3:14-21.

Special: Michael, Ann, and Hunter McCarville sang “Think About His Love.”

Testimony: Hunter McCarville said he had faced a challenge the day before, but God brought him through, and he is thankful for the faith that God...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

April 17, 2020

Tony Boyce, pastor in Dallas, Oregon, focused on two Discovery lessons taken from chapters 1 through 25 in the book of Jeremiah. He said that Jeremiah was born during the reign of Manasseh, Judah’s most wicked king, and began his ministry around the age of twenty during the reign of Josiah, one of Judah’s most righteous kings. In Jeremiah, chapter 1, Jeremiah felt the weight of God’s call, and felt too young to be...

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Easter Concert Replayed

April 12, 2020

Though the congregation could not gather in person to celebrate Easter this year, Christ’s Resurrection remains the most important event in all of history, and our personal rejoicing in the spiritual victory He won cannot be diminished! In lieu of a typical Easter program, the 2019 Easter concert was streamed live on the church website so congregation members could enjoy it from home.

The concert was a musical titled “Believe” that was presented by...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 12, 2020

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played “Christ Arose,” and “The Hallelujah Chorus” on the organ.

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Matthew 28:1-8.

Special: A Copko quartet (pictured above) sang “The Easter Song.”

Scripture Reading: Brother Darrel read 1 Corinthians 15:1-8.

Special: Dale, Luke, and Caleb Copko sang “Then Came the Morning.”

Scripture Reading: Brother Darrel read 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.

Special: Caleb Copko sang “Because He Lives.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert read from 1 Corinthians 15:13-14, and 20, and spoke of the transforming power of the Resurrection. He brought out...

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Good Friday Service

April 10, 2020

A live Good Friday service (without audience) was held on April 10, which included special song selections interspersed with Scripture readings from the account of Christ’s Passion, and then a message from Gary Riler. The meeting opened somberly with a piano solo of “Lead Me to Calvary” and “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” by Rosie Lambert. Shawn Worthington led the webcast audience in a few congregational songs, including “At the Cross” and “The ...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 5, 2020

Prelude: Claire Moberg played a clarinet solo of “Forlana from Five Bagatelles” and “My Savior’s Love.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Psalm 107:1-9.

Special: The Moberg Family sang “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior.”

Testimony: Laura Moberg was thankful to sing with her family and recalled how as a teenager she was asked to participate in a camp meeting concert, if she was saved. She realized she was not saved, so she soon prayed and asked Jesus into her...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 5, 2020

Prelude: Brian, Markus, and Annika Ewers (pictured above) played a violin trio of “Jesus, Name Above All Names” and “Praise and Adoration Medley.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Psalm 8:1-9.

Special: Imelda and Maya Nedelcu sang “Living Hope.”

Testimony: Maya Nedelcu gave thanks for her Christian experiences and said even though she cannot be with her friends during this time, Jesus has proven to be a wonderful Friend and she enjoys singing praises to Him.

Special: Gary and Kristi Riler...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

April 3, 2020

On Friday evening, Tom Pricskett taught the Discovery lesson titled “The Prophecies of Nahum and Zephaniah," covering those two books of the Bible. The key verse from Zephaniah 2:3 says, “Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.”

Brother Tom brought out three...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 29, 2020

Prelude: Chris and Marcus Luka played “Blessed Assurance” and “My Savior’s Love” on their trombones.

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Psalm 19:1-6.

Special: A Luka sibling quartet sang “He Is My King.”

Testimony: Julianne Luka shared that the Lord saved her nearly two years ago and delivered her from a lot of terrible things that could have happened. He kept her through the rest of high school and now, in her first year of college, she is thankful she...

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