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Friday Evening Service

April 13, 2018

Prelude: Michael McCarville and Andrea Gaston played a guitar duet including “Precious Memories,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” and “I Saw the Light.” Larry and Kay Montgomery then joined with them and sang “An Unclouded Day.”

Featured Testimonies: Sam Ajayi said that as a student he tried to rid himself of sin through fasting but only went further into sin until the Lord saved him; he was surprised to learn of the many blessings included...

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Tuesday Evening Service

April 10, 2018

Prelude: Annika Ewers (pictured above) played a violin solo called “Concertino in D Major #15.”

Featured Testimonies: Tim Hammer praised God for a healing touch when he suffered an episode that usually would put him in the hospital for several days, but this time lasted only about a half hour. Jim Snider told of a concern he has had, yet he feels God’s peace after thinking about previous answers to prayer. Catey Hinkle was thankful...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

April 8, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Mighty Is Our God,” followed by the choir singing “One Thing Remains.”

Testimonies: Sam Asaya testified that recently he was feeling overwhelmed with his homework and responsibilities, but he prayed about it and the Lord gave him strength to get it done. Josh Friesen testified that he received his sanctification last camp meeting, and he is thankful for how God helped him make the necessary consecrations to receive it. Jeremy Heintz...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 8, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “There Is None Like You” and “Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So.” Then the choir sang “Revelation 19.”

First special: Peter Moberg and Ashley Morgan (pictured above) sang “Here I Am, Lord.”

Testimony: Peter Moberg shared how the Lord saved him at the age of five while praying at his parents’ bedside, and that he still carries the verse Isaiah 26:3 in his wallet that his grandmother wrote out for him when he...

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Friday Evening Service

April 6, 2018

Prelude: Katia Fedosov played “Allegro from Sonata in E Minor” on the cello.

Testimonies: Terry Ross (pictured above) testified that he disliked going to church when he was young, but when he was saved at the age of fourteen, God became his best Friend and Helper. Kathy Owen said she is thankful for the privileges she has had in the Gospel, including working in the headquarters office and playing her violin in the church orchestra....

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Easter Celebration

April 1, 2018

On Sunday evening, April 1, an Easter program was presented which featured the combined choir, orchestra, an ensemble, and narrators, all directed by Gary Riler. The orchestra began with arrangements of “Beautiful Savior” and “Easter Overture,” which included the familiar melodies of “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” and “Up from the Grave He Arose!” The opening pieces definitely set the tone of an Easter celebration!

After a brief welcome from John Musgrave, the celebration...

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Easter Sunday Morning Service

April 1, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Then Came the Morning” and “Crown Him King! Medley.” The choir then sang “Easter Song,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A ladies’ quartet (pictured above) sang “Because He Lives.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Mark 16:1-14.

Last Special: The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “And God Cried.”

Sermon: John Musgrave preached from 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, and said when people give their hearts to the Lord and experience the Resurrection power, they will find a Savior...

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Good Friday Service

March 30, 2018

The Good Friday service on March 29 was a poignant time of remembering the suffering of Christ as He atoned for the sins of the world. The orchestra opened the meeting with “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Beautiful.” Then the choir joined them for “Jesus, the One and Only” with “Champion of Love.” During congregational singing time, there were more praises for Jesus in “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” and “Calvary Covers...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 25, 2018

Prelude: Jane Ewers played a violin solo of “Somebody’s Praying for You” and “The Holy City.” The choir followed, singing “We Cry Hosanna, Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Denise Macomber shared how her grandmother was faithful to bring her to Sunday school and pray for her when she was a child, and at the age of eighteen she gave her heart to the Lord. Much has happened since then, and now she is a grandmother who desires to help her...

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