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Sunday Evening Service

September 6, 2020

Prelude: Chris Luka played “The Love of God” and “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship” on the trombone.

Testimony: Gary Wolfe said he was born with some physical problems that required five surgeries. The church people prayed, and fifty-nine years ago, God healed him. God saved his soul fifty years ago and since then has been his Healer, Guide, and Comfort.

First Special: Chris, Jillian, Julianne, and Marcus Luka sang “I Can Almost Hear the Sound of the...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 6, 2020

Prelude: Rosie Lambert played “All Creatures of Our God and King” with “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Seekers of Your Heart” on the piano.

Testimony: Mimi Witham testified that she grew up in the Communist country of Romania, and her family’s dream of coming to the United States and worshiping God freely became a reality in 1978. She was fourteen years old when she moved to America, but she still remembers some of the limitations the...

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Friday Evening Service

September 4, 2020

Prelude: Claire Moberg played “Be Exalted” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” on the clarinet.

Testimony: David Lambert read the testimony of Mildred Frank from the Gospel Pioneer series, Volume 4. She was saved as a teenager but after she married, she and her husband eventually stopped coming to church. For twenty years, they participated in the things of the world, but on March 21, 1976, they knelt together at church and...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 30, 2020

Prelude: A brass trio of Henry Parker, Marcus Luka, and Josh Friesen played “Come Thou Fount” and “Count Your Blessings.”

Testimony: Janice Calhoun spoke of starting piano lessons at age seven, and how she asked Jesus into her heart when she was ten. He has helped her with her music and through life, as well as in the “bumps” along the way such as times of sickness and when she broke her wrist. She is thankful that...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 30, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “People Need the Lord” and “Doxology.”

Testimony: Brian Ewers (pictured above) told how the Lord saved him when he was nine years old. At age fifteen he had the privilege of joining the church orchestra and has continued playing in it since. He loves the Gospel and wants to let his light shine.

First Special: A Worthington/Heintz quartet sang “The Sounds of His Coming.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Daniel 6:1-9.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang...

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Friday Evening Service

August 28, 2020

Prelude: Heidi Copko played a flute solo arrangement of “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Testimony: Joseph Asaya shared how God was with them when his youngest daughter, Serena, broke her wrist badly.

First Special: Joseph and Sam Asaya (pictured above) sang “Water from the Rock.”

Testimony: Sarah Asaya expressed her gratitude for Christian parents and for God’s salvation. He has been with her through this pandemic and she can feel His support.

Last Special: Sister Sarah sang “Lovest Thou Me?”

Sermon: Bob...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 23, 2020

Prelude: A young ladies’ string quartet played “Grace Greater than Our Sin” and “Redeemed.”

First Special: Rob, Alicia, and Henry Parker sang “I Know My God Can Do It.”

Testimony: Alicia Parker thanked God for saving her at a very young age, and also for keeping her through these difficult times.

Testimony: Henry Parker was thankful for the privilege to participate in the music at church, and that the Lord helped him to re-commit his life to God recently.

Testimony:...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 23, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Give Thanks” and “We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise.”

Testimony: Matt Hansen said that when God saved him, He took away his fear of not going to Heaven. Matt was thankful that during this pandemic, he can feel God’s Spirit as he watches the church webcast and prays afterward.

First Special: Dale, Luke, and Caleb Copko sang “What a Lovely Name.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read from Genesis 13:5-13.

Last Special: Caleb Copko sang “God with...

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Friday Evening Service

August 21, 2020

Prelude: Annika Ewers played a violin solo of several songs, including “Come Thou Fount” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.”

Testimony: Dave Lambert read Bruce Archer’s testimony from the Gospel Pioneers series, which told how Bruce spent years as a member of the underground and committed many crimes. One day, however, he heard people from the Apostolic Faith Church testify at a street meeting. He went to their service and at the...

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