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Sunday Morning Service

September 23, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “Power in the Blood Overture.” The choir then sang “An Inscription of Praise,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Randy and Austin Baltzell and Kylie Lucescu sang “I Am Redeemed.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Luke 15:13-24.

Last Special: Christi Larrechea sang “Be Still.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert (pictured above), Portland’s new senior pastor, read Matthew 3:1-2 and explained what genuine repentance is, the signs of repentance, and the benefits it brings, such as restoration, reconciliation,...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 23, 2018

Prelude: A flute ensemble (pictured above) played “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,” and “We’re Marching to Zion.” The octet then sang “Almighty.”

Featured Testimonies: Rosie Lambert shared how the Lord saved her at age four, later sanctified her and baptized her, and then at age thirty helped her to more fully consecrate to Him. Susie Lucescu was thankful for the wonderful gift of salvation, as well as many other...

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Friday Evening Service

September 21, 2018

Prelude: Marcus and Chris Luka played a trombone duet of “Day By Day” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.” Following that, Emmaline and Mikayla Worthington and Victoria Heintz sang “When God Dipped His Love in My Heart,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on guitar and Caleb Copko on bass.

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka said she had been having a rough day at school, so she prayed and asked for peace, and God gave her peace and...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

September 18, 2018

Prelude: Josh Friesen played a trumpet solo then the young people’s choir then sang “Your Love Never Fails.” Caleb Copko and LJ Barley led the congregational singing, accompanying on their guitars.

Featured Testimonies: Austin McCarville told how he had been feeling spiritually stagnant this summer, but at camp meeting he made goals for getting closer to God, then at the young men’s retreat he was encouraged to follow through with those goals. Tyler Green appreciated...

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Promotion Sundays

September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 9, was an exciting day for Sunday school students—Promotion Sunday! After general assembly, the Primary and Junior Department students went to their departments where they had time to say goodbye to their teachers from the past year. Before meeting their new teachers for the 2018-2019 school year, the Primaries gathered to say goodbye to fifteen fourth graders who were moving over to the Junior Department, and the Juniors bid farewell ...

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Young Men’s Retreat

September 16, 2018

A weekend retreat was held September 14-16 for young men ages ninth grade and older. Including staff and attendees, about fifty made the trip to Eagle Crest in Central Oregon. The theme for the weekend was from Psalm 119:9-11, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 16, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Come Just As You Are,” “Saved and Forgiven,” and “Introduction and March from Symphony No. 6” by Tchaikovsky. The choir then sang “I’ve Never Gotten Over Getting Saved,” featuring a men’s quartet.

Featured Testimonies: Joseph Krishnapurim shared that he was saved years ago, and in December of 2017, he experienced a oneness with God and a deep peace. After coming to this church, he realized he had been sanctified. Yvonne Wilson...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 16, 2018

Prelude: Shawn Worthington played “Blessed Assurance” and “Majesty” on the organ. The choir followed with “We Have Won.”

First Special: Jennifer Worthington and Victoria Heintz (pictured above) sang “Hallelujah! Praise the Lamb.”

Scripture Reading: Sam Ajayi read 1 Kings 17:1-16.

Last Special: The choir sang “Cares Chorus.”

Sermon: Using Lamentations 3:21-23 for his text, John Musgrave affirmed that God’s promises do not diminish or fade, and His compassion fails not.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.

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Portland Pastor Announcement

September 16, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Over the past few years, I have conferred with the Board of Trustees and a few others about an aspect of the work that has been on my mind since my appointment as superintendent general in the year 2000: that is installing a Portland senior pastor whose role is separate from that of the superintendent general.

While we rejoice at the growth of the Apostolic Faith globally, it does increase...

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Friday Evening Service

September 14, 2018

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played “Shine, Jesus, Shine,” and “I Surrender All” on the oboe.

Featured Testimonies: Edna Musgrave spoke of the change that sanctification made in her heart and life. Duane Wilson shared how God helped him through a stressful situation and gave him a song in his heart during that difficult time. Alicia Parker was thankful God answered a prayer yesterday regarding the schooling of her youngest son. Ade Asaya was thankful for her...

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