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Thanksgiving Service

November 18, 2018

A beautiful Thanksgiving service was held on November 18, the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day. The orchestra began the service by playing “How Great Is Our God” and then the choir joined them for “Celebrate the Lord of Love.” The choir song included a reading from Psalm 145 which says in part, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and...

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Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

November 18, 2018

Prelude: The choir sang “Blood Washed Band.”

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Deborah Brenner sang “Pass Me Not, ” as Erik Calhoun and Sam Ajayi (pictured above) brought out the emblems.

Lord’s Supper Sermon: Ed Habre brought the message from 1 Corinthians 11:23-31, and urged his listeners to never forget the great price Jesus paid for their sins, but to observe this ordinance as an expression of their faith in Christ.

Foot Washing Sermon: John...

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Friday Evening Service

November 16, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “Count Your Blessings” on the piano, and as she continued to play, a group of children (pictured above) each stood and said something he or she was thankful for.

Featured Testimonies: Savannah Lee was thankful for how the Lord provided a full-time job at a great place to work. Jodie Hinkle told how the Lord provided for her family years ago, helping them not to run out of heating oil while...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

November 13, 2018

Prelude: Dale Copko and Diana Lambert played a piano/guitar duet of “Draw Me Close.” The choir then sang “We Believe.”

Featured Testimonies: Josh Friesen was thankful for the Lord’s help today with something stressful, and he is glad God cares about the little things as well as the big things. Maya Nedelcu shared how God has answered many prayers for her, including healing her of migraines. Julianne Luka said before she got saved in April,...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 11, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Surely the Presence” and “Shout to the Lord.” This was followed by the choir singing “If God Be for Us.”

Featured testimonies: In recognition of Veteran's Day, the veterans in attendance were given the first opportunity to testify. Doug Brenner shared the testimony of his father who served during World War I; God brought him through the war and he was saved afterward. Lee Voreis told how his heart was full...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 11, 2018

Prelude: Brian Ewers played a violin solo of “Now Thank We All Our God” and “Rejoice, the Lord is King!” Then the choir sang “I Will Praise Him!”

First Special: Deborah Brenner, Victoria Heintz, and Ashley Morgan sang “How Majestic Is Your Name” (pictured above).

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Ephesians 2:1-6.

Last Special: Kristi Riler sang “When Answers Aren’t Enough.”

Sermon: David Lambert preached on the beatitude from Mathew 5:7 and said receiving mercy from God is conditional; we must be willing to...

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Friday Evening Service

November 9, 2018

Prelude: Jaewon Yune (pictured above) played two pieces on the violin: “My Peace I Give Unto You” and “Blessed Assurance.” Then a young men’s vocal ensemble sang “Let the Flame Burn Brighter.”

Featured testimonies: Barbara McCormick testified that her parents were not Christians, but she was invited to Sunday school and gave her heart to the Lord on an Easter Sunday morning when she was only eleven. Tim Hammer shared that since receiving salvation...

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Tuesday Evening Service

November 6, 2018

Prelude: Organist Russell Matthews played “Down by the Riverside” and “Come, Christians, Join to Sing.” Then Diana and Holly Lambert (pictured above) sang “Offering.”

Featured testimonies: Dwight Baltzell told how the first time he testified was as a new convert fifty-two years ago, after the Lord saved him at the age of eighteen. Karen Barrett testified that when her grandfather first attended an Apostolic Faith service in 1921, he commented, “There is enough ...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 4, 2018

Prelude: A flute trio with bass accompaniment played “Jesus Loves Me,” “Jesus Loves Even Me,” and “Trust and Obey.” A ladies’ choir then sang “Heaven’s Jubilee.”

Featured Testimonies: Sam Ajayi told of the complete change God made in his life when He saved him thirty-three years ago. Nikita Jones was thankful that she has a real relationship with God, and that He takes good care of her. Dianna Erdmann (pictured above) shared how she appreciates...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 4, 2018

Prelude: Gary Riler played “Spirit Medley” and “Draw Me Nearer” on the saxophone. The choir then sang “God and God Alone.”

First Special: Michael McCarville, Peter Moberg, and Shawn Worthington (pictured above) sang “He Leadeth Me.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Luke 14:16-24.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “Without the Cross.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Matthew 5:6 for his message on the importance of having a spiritual hunger, and instructed his listeners to be careful what they fill their time with,...

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