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Friday Evening Service

September 27, 2019

Prelude: A cello trio of Sungun Yune, Diana Lambert, and Katia Fedosov performed two songs, “O, How I Love Jesus,” and “Grace Greater than Our Sin.”

Testimonies: Al Smith gave praise for the many privileges he has had over the years serving the Lord. Ade Asaya thanked the Lord for finding her, saving her, and giving her all she has wanted or needed. Bonnie Davis praised God that although she suffered with high blood pressure back in...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 24, 2019

Prelude: Marcus Luka played “When the Roll Is Called up Yonder” on the trombone.

Featured Testimonies: Matt Hansen testified that his greatest victory is the peace and contentment that God has placed in his heart since being saved. Marcus Luka thanked the Lord for being able to be at church, for helping him through school, and for His care for him. Julianne Luka praised the Lord for building her faith by answering prayer in...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 22, 2019

Prelude: Jane Ewers played “Ashokan Farewell” and “I’ll Be a Sunbeam” on the violin. The choir then sang “The Old Landmark.”

Featured testimonies: Rosie Lambert told how the Lord saved her when she was just four years old, and has given her many privileges to work for Him over the years. Randy Baltzell remembered the camp meeting in 1991 when the Lord baptized him with the Holy Spirit, and how the devil tried to make him ...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 22, 2019

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played a piano solo beginning with “Bless the Lord” and then “Eternal Life” with narration by Butch Carey. The choir followed with “How Wonderful Thou Art.”

First Special: Gary Riler, Michael McCarville, and Shawn Worthington (pictured above) sang “We Shall Behold Him.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Matthew 13:44-46.

Last Special: Kristi Riler sang “Do They See Jesus in Me?”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 for his text and spoke of the greatest Treasure, Jesus Christ,...

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Friday Evening Adult Bible Study

September 20, 2019

Session 8 of the Highlighting our Heritage Series, "Doctrines Part 3," was led by Cheryl Downey. This covered several end-time events, beginning with Christ’s Second Coming and concluding with Eternal Heaven and Eternal Hell. Sister Cheryl stated that these Bible doctrines are well established in Scripture. She then read the key verse found in Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

September 20, 2019

After taking a few months off for summer break, Youth Focus resumed on September 20. As usual, the meeting began with a meal, this time consisting of lasagna, breadsticks (cheesy and non-cheesy), and salad, with frosted pumpkin bars for dessert. Following dinner, everyone gather for a time of singing several worship songs, including “How Great Is Our God” and “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” After this, prayer requests were taken and then Victoria...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 17, 2019

Prelude: Josh Friesen played “Fill My Cup, Lord,” and “Glory to His Name,” on the trumpet.

Featured testimonies: Jim Snider shared how the Lord saved him when he was twenty-one, and delivered him from drugs, alcohol, and a rock-and-roll lifestyle. Kristi Riler spoke of a situation that had come up suddenly that day and was scary, but she asked people to pray, and as she waited at her appointment, she felt the peace of God...

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Promotion Sundays

September 15, 2019

Promotion Sunday is a fun time to be in Sunday school, and this year it took place on September 8 for most students and on September 15 for the Beginners. The departments looked especially nice with some fresh decorations, and teachers brought farewell gifts for their old classes and special treats for the new ones. It was an exciting time for students and teachers alike.

After general assembly on September 8, students had time to...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 15, 2019

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” and “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms.” A men’s quartet followed by singing “Keep On the Firing Line.”

Featured Testimonies: Gary Riler rehearsed how he was invited to a camp meeting where he heard the Gospel, and said he is thankful for the complete change God made in his heart when He forgave his sins. Karen Lambert said the Lord called and saved her...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 15, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “It Is Well with My Soul” and “God of Grace and God of Glory.” The combined choir joined the accompaniment orchestra and sang “Blessed Jesus.”

First Special: The octet sang “Mercy Saw Me.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read from John 3:1-8.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “For What Earthly Reason?”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from John 3:1-2 where Jesus told Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again,” meaning he needed a spiritual birth to be born into the ...

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