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Sunday Evening Service

January 29, 2017

Prelude: Sungun Yune played an organ solo including “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Jesus Is All the World to Me.” The choir then sang “Heaven Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Chris Luka told how the culture in Jamaica is quite religious and for many going to church is a social event, but some live the truth and the Spirit of God rests upon their testimony. Sam Ajayi recalled how God washed his sins away while he was attending junior...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 29, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Beneath the Cross of Jesus,” and “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, followed by singing “God of My Praise.”

Featured Testimonies: Mikayla Worthington told how blessed she was to have the privilege of visiting our churches in Jamaica. She said the culture is very different, but she enjoyed the hour-long song services and wonderful prayer meetings. Julianne Luka (pictured above) also went to Jamaica...

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Friday Evening Service

January 27, 2017

Prelude: Claire Moberg played a piano solo titled “Rage Over Lost Penny.” The Moberg family, including Peter with his guitar, Laura, Julia, Claire, and Eli followed by singing “More Precious than Silver.”

Featured Testimonies: George Yellott told how his grandparents took him to Sunday school as a child, and how the Bible stories he learned were instrumental in bringing him back to the Lord. Donna Baker also recalled how her dad read Bible stories to...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

January 24, 2017

Prelude: Josh Friesen (pictured above) played a trumpet solo which included "Great Is the Lord" and "Shine, Jesus, Shine," accompanied by Russell Mathews on the vibraharp.

Featured Testimonies: Angela Martin thanked God for being so near and for His guidance. Marcus Luka told how he was called out of class before a test began, but God helped him finish the test before the time concluded and also to get a good grade. Rachel Heintz gave...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 22, 2017

Prelude: Brian Ewers played “Now Thank We All Our God” and “Rejoice, the Lord Is King” on the violin. Jennifer, Victoria, and Emmaline Worthington then sang “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.”

Featured Testimonies: Caleb Copko was thankful for the Lord’s protection while driving in the snow recently. Shade Ajayi rejoiced that the Lord saved her forty years ago, after being raised in a Muslim family, and she expressed thanks for the power in...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 22, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, then sang “Come, Thou Almighty King.”

First Special: Ashley and Caitlyn Morgan and Moriah Copko sang “Yes, I Am.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read 2 Kings 1:1-17.

Last Special: Caleb Copko sang “It’s Alright.”

Sermon: Using Luke 9:51-56 for his text, John Musgrave urged everyone to take advantage of the Gospel message rather than rejecting it.

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Friday Evening Service

January 20, 2017

Prelude: Sungun and Jaewon Yune played a piano duet of “As the Deer" and “Soon and Very Soon.” Henry, Sawyer and Jackson Parker (pictured above) then sang “You Are My All In All.”

Featured Testimonies: Lisa Butler shared how the Lord saved her at the age of fourteen, and made a change in her life. Wayne Butler said God got his attention when he nearly lost his life on the ocean at seventeen years of...

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Year-End Slideshow

January 6, 2017

The congregation gathered on Friday, January 6, to look back at the year 2016 through a slideshow of photos taken at church events throughout the year. The program was titled “2016 #memories,” which was the first of many hashtags of the evening. The pictures had been provided by photographers Kenny Cripps, Ryan Parker, and a few others who contributed for special occasions.

The photos were grouped by types of event, beginning with a group called...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 1, 2017

Prelude: Violinist Jane Ewers played “Fantasia on Greensleeves” and “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.” She was followed by the choir singing “Born in Bethlehem.”

First special: Ashley Morgan, Peter Moberg, and Shawn and Jennifer Worthington sang “Proclaim the Glory of the Lord.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Numbers 10:29-36.

Last special: Victoria Worthington sang “Once and For All.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Numbers 10:29-36, speaking of the Christian journey. He encouraged everyone to be sensitive to God and His direction, ...

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