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Sunday Morning Service

November 20, 2016

The Primary and Junior Department students all had an extra reason to be thankful on Sunday, November 20— they were all given pumpkin pie during Sunday school! However, even those who didn’t get pie have plenty to thank the Lord for, and that was the theme of the Thanksgiving service that day.

The morning meeting began with the orchestra playing “Thanksgiving Praise,” which was followed by Darrel Lee reading Psalm 95:1-6. Part...

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Friday Evening Service

November 18, 2016

Prelude: Jon Cantrell played “At the Cross” and “Love Lifted Me” on the French horn. Emmaline Worthington, Julianne Luka, and Mackenzie Ewers (pictured above) sang “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing).”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka expressed thankfulness for her family and the blessing it is to be able to serve the Lord together with them. Tyler Green said the Lord saved him last year, and this year he started high school and is thankful he can...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

November 15, 2016

Prelude: The brass played “Days of Elijah” and “He Set Me Free.” The choir then sang “You Are Holy.”

Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington shared how the Lord has been helping her as she recently started a dental assistant program. David Heintz told how he had struggled with ear pain for over a year but at youth camp this year the Lord took away the pain. Payton Lee said it’s easy to take church and the...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 13, 2016

Prelude: Jane Ewers played “O Solo Mio,” and “Joybells” with “Heaven Came Down,” on her violin. The choir accompanied by the Serenaders then sang “Are You Dressed for the Wedding?”

Featured Testimonies: Jennifer Worthington spoke of special memories of her mom singing “Blessed Jesus, Hold My Hand,” in church in Arkansas. Shawn Worthington told how he was saved when he was five years old and was thankful that after he grew up he made a...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 13, 2016

Prelude: Jane Ewers played “O Solo Mio,” and “Joybells” with “Heaven Came Down,” on her violin. The choir accompanied by the Serenaders then sang “Are You Dressed for the Wedding?”

Featured Testimonies: Jennifer Worthington spoke of special memories of her mom singing “Blessed Jesus, Hold My Hand,” in church in Arkansas. Shawn Worthington told how he was saved when he was five years old and was thankful that after he grew up he made a...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 13, 2016

Prelude: Sungun Yune played an organ solo including “Love Medley,” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” The choir followed by singing “The King Is Coming.”

First Special: Gary Wolfe, Kristi Riler, and Peter Moberg sang “Only Jesus Can Satisfy Your Soul” (pictured above).

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read from James 1:17-27.

Last Special: Michael McCarville and Shelby Warberg sang “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”

Sermon: John Musgrave took his text from James 2:14-18, saying faith that follows instruction from God’s...

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Fall Bible Study Series

November 9, 2016

The final Bible study session on the twelve disciples was held Wednesday, November 9. The focus of this session was Judas Iscariot, and Clark Wolfe was the speaker. He began by giving some background information about Judas, pointing out that his parents must have been God-fearing people to have given him a name which means “God is praised.” Also, Iscariot means “man of Kerioth,” which was a city in Judea. This indicates that Judas...

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Tuesday Evening Service

November 8, 2016

Prelude: Ethan Krasnogorov played a piano solo of “Ode to Joy,” and “Colorful Sunset.” Rachel Krasnogorov played “Spanish Fiesta,” and “Rage Over Lost Penny” on the piano, and Joshua Krasnogorov played “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” and “River Flows in You,” also on the piano.

Featured testimonies: Faye Veenhuizen was thankful for the privilege to pray as she works around her home and for the many prayers God has answered. Debbie Lee testified...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 6, 2016

Prelude: Playing his bassoon, Erik Calhoun performed “Glorify Thy Name” and “Power in the Blood.” A men’s choir then sang “Triumphantly, the Church Will Rise.”

First special: Sisters Deborah Brenner and Darla Hall sang “What a Savior.”

Testimonies: Darla Hall thanked the Lord for saving her at a young age and being her best Friend. Deborah Brenner gave thanks that the Lord...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 6, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “He Leadeth Me” and “Glorious Is Thy Name.” Then the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Blessed Jesus.”

First special: A ladies’ quartet of Mimi Witham, Kristin Lee, Imelda Nelducu, and Jennifer Buss sang “Here Comes the Bride.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Matthew 9:1-8

Last special: Randy Baltzell sang “If He Hung the Moon.”

Sermon: Harlan Lee (visiting from...

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