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Sunday Morning Service

February 11, 2018

Prelude: The junior orchestra played “He Is Exalted,” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” A young ladies’ ensemble (pictured above) followed, singing “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” and “We Will Lift Up the Name of the Lord.”

First Special: Angela Lucescu, Maya Nedelcu, and Emmaline Worthington sang “Better Is One Day.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read from Luke 16:19-22.

Last Special: Shelby Warberg sang “He Will Carry You,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on the guitar.

Sermon: Darrel...

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Friday Evening Service

February 9, 2018

Prelude: Shyla Piper (pictured above) played “Deep River” and “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” on the clarinet. Ashley, Ellen, and Caitlyn Morgan then sang “Go Ask.”

Featured Testimonies: The Rael family, visiting from Los Angeles, opened the testimony service. Julia Rael shared how the Lord saved her when she was only four years old, and made a difference in her heart that has lasted. Natalie Rael said she is thankful God cares about people...

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Tuesday Evening Service

February 6, 2018

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington played the First Movement of “Down a River of Time” on the oboe.

Featured Testimonies: Kristin Lee told how she struggled to believe the Gospel was real when she was younger, but one night she prayed and God answered all her questions, and soon after that He saved her. Rosemary Worthington said although she was saved as a child, in her teen years she began to dabble in worldly things, but did...

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Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

February 4, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played a piano solo of “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Calvary’s Stream Is Flowing,” and “Oh, How He Loves You and Me.” The choir then sang “I Plead the Blood.”

Special: Butch Carey sang “Jesus Is Precious to Me.”

Lord's Supper Sermon: John Musgrave read from 1 Corinthians 11:23-31, which is the Apostle Paul’s historical account of the Lord’s Supper, where Jesus gave His followers an example to follow. Brother John said verse 26...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 4, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “10,000 Reasons,” and “Great Is the Lord.” The choir, with Victoria Worthington as soloist, sang “Blessed Be Your Name,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: The octet sang “This Is God’s House.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read John 5:24-29.

Last Special: Randy Baltzell (pictured above) sang “He’ll Never Leave Me.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used John 5:28-29 for his text and said that God gave man the choice to serve Him or not, and one day all will...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

February 2, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Count Your Blessings,” followed by the choir singing “Days of Elijah.”

Featured Testimonies: Jessica Oilar was so thankful that God saved her while she was young, sparing her from the pitfalls of sin. Riley Friesen gave thanks that God has kept him through a year of unexpected changes, and is faithful to meet him in prayer. Shelby Warberg shared how God saved her at age nine, after she learned in children's...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 28, 2018

Prelude: A violin trio of Susan Anderson, Brian Ewers, and Jane Ewers played “Peace Like a River,” “Like a River Glorious,” “Down to the River to Pray,” and “Down by the Riverside.” Following this, an octet sang “This Is Your House.”

Featured testimonies: Mikayla Worthington thanked God for helping her get a job and said when she called about her application, she learned that the job would have gone to someone else a few minutes...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 28, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, I Want to Know You More” and “When We All Get to Heaven,” which featured a trumpet trio (pictured above). Then the choir sang “I’m Gonna Rise” with Deborah Brenner as soloist.

First Special: Michael McCarville, Peter Moberg, and Shawn Worthington sang “Jesus Will Outshine Them All.”

Scripture Reading: Ryan Erdmann read Acts 1:1-9.

Last Special: Imelda Nedelcu sang “Broken Vessels,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston playing the guitar.

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Acts 1:9-11 bringing...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

January 26, 2018

The fifth Bible study in the Living Holy series was titled “Holiness in Entertainment Choices.” It was led by Dayle Lee who focused on how Christians can maintain holiness in their leisure time activities. He said the way Christians choose to spend their free time comes from who they are and what is in their hearts. Therefore, receiving the second definite experience of sanctification is an important step toward making good choices in this...

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