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Sunday Evening Service

March 5, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “There’s Something About that Name” and “Rejoice! Rejoice!” The choir sang “Come, Christians, Join to Sing,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Kristi Riler said she has been having problems with the hearing in one of her ears but was thankful the Lord helped her Saturday as she accompanied soloists and ensembles for a contest. Amanda Lesher mentioned a difficult health challenge she has been dealing with, but said the ...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 5, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” and “Mighty Fortress.” The choir sang “Revive Us Again,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “Yes, I Know.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Luke 5:1-11.

Last Special: The choir sang “Be Thou My Vision.”

Sermon: John Baros (pastor in Roseburg, Oregon, and pictured above), preached from Luke 5:11, focusing on what it means to forsake all to follow Jesus.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.

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Saturday Youth Activities

March 4, 2017

The opening weekend of Portland Special Meetings was marked for the young people, including a youth service on Friday evening and a full day of youth activities on Saturday. The weekend was even more special because of visitors from our churches in Dallas, Roseburg, Grant Pass, and Medford, Oregon; Chehalis, Port Angeles, and Yakima, Washington; Richmond, California; and Stavanger, Norway.

The Saturday schedule began with breakfast in the Fellowship Lodge, including French toast, hash...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

March 3, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” and “Beautiful One,” with “My Jesus, I Love Thee.” The choir (pictured above) then sang “He Made a Way for Me.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka told how she needed to improve her grade in a class, and after praying about it her final was moved due to snow days. That gave her more time to study and do extra assignments, which raised her grade. Tyler...

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Sunday Evening Service

February 26, 2017

Prelude:A trombone quartet of Rich Barrett, Mike Friesen, Curt Cook, and Sam Cantrell, performed two songs, “All He Wants Is You,” and “Just Over in the Glory Land.” A Luka-Worthington ladies’ ensemble sang “Hosanna.”

Testimonies: Bobbi Downey was thankful for God’s daily protection and shared that recently a man went past a stop sign, driving fast, but both she and the man managed to swerve and avoid a collision. Crystal Sletmoe praised the Lord for...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 26, 2017

Prelude: Claudia Hanson and Sungun Yune played a cello duet of “In the Still of the Night,” “My Peace I Give Unto You,” and “Amazing Grace.” The choir then sang “Hallelujah, Our God Reigns.”

First special: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” was sung by a quartet of Shawn Worthington, Peter Moberg, Jillian Luka, and Deborah Brenner.

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Luke 7:36-42.

Last special: Randy Kaady sang a song written by Ted Friesen titled “I Will...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

February 24, 2017

Ed Habre led the adult Bible Study on the first four chapters of 1 Corinthians. He first some descriptive background about Corinth, including some history and information on its location. At the time of Paul’s writing, Corinth was a prominent trade city made up of many cultures. The Corinthians enjoyed great material prosperity and intellectual superiority, and this combination led to moral corruption.

Paul’s letter to the Corinthians addressed a foundational spiritual problem that threatened to tear...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

February 24, 2017

The first youth focus session of 2017 was held Friday, February 24. As usual, the evening began with a meal—gyro sandwiches and “Krispy ice cream” (a concoction involving chocolate-peanut-butter Krispy treats rolled into vanilla ice cream) for dessert. The whole meal was a hit!

After dinner, the group moved to the front of the room and joined in a few worship songs including “How Great Is Our God” and “This Is Amazing Grace.” Then Ryan...

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Tuesday Evening Service

February 21, 2017

Prelude:Rebekka Moen played “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Be Thou My Vision” on the flute.

First special: The choir sang “Isn’t the Love of Jesus Something Wonderful?”

Testimonies: Chet King gave thanks for the Lord saving him forty-eight years ago. Cliff Paulsen thanked the Lord that he has been saved now for fifty-six years. Phyllis Waddell told of getting saved the first Sunday of camp meeting when she was sixteen, and she was sanctified later that day during the ...

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