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Tuesday Morning Bible Teaching

July 3, 2018

Prelude: Caleb Reid played “My Savior’s Love” and “I’m Feeling Fine” on the tuba. Then Simon, Jill, and Florin Baros sang “Shine on Us.”

Testimonies: Josh Lambert said he is thankful that God delivered him from a heart problem in 2014, and that he can trust God to be with him as he starts a new program. Rachel Hall testified that she was able to pray with her mother on her deathbed, and she encouraged everyone not...

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Midsummer Concert

July 2, 2018

This year’s annual Midsummer Concert was a special celebration of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the first Apostolic Faith orchestra. The concert program noted that in 1908 the church originally had only a small reed organ for music, and after a few years a piano was acquired. Over time more instruments were added, and in 1918 the first orchestra was pioneered by thirty members. The group continued to grow to a symphonic...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 1, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “What Wondrous Love Is This” and “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” A vocal ensemble (pictured above) followed, singing “More Than Conquerors.”

Featured Testimonies: Bill McKibben was thankful that God changed his life almost forty-four years ago, when he was in high school. Rachel Boyce shared how the Lord saved her three years ago and she appreciates His mercy to a backslider. Amanda Friesen rejoiced that she was celebrating her spiritual ...

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Sunday Youth Service

July 1, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Lord, I Need Thee” and “Praise God.” The choir then sang “Praise Him!” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Heidi Copko shared how the Lord saved her at a youth camp when she was a young girl. Caleb Copko said he had been a backslider but shortly before his eighteenth birthday, he admitted to his parents that he needed to be saved, and when they prayed with him the Lord saved him once ...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 1, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, I Want to Know You More” and “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” Then the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Revive Us Again.”

Greetings from afar: Darrel Lee read camp meetings greetings from numerous places including Australia, Brazil, Chile, India, South Africa, Romania, Malawi, Peru, Zambia, Japan, Tortola, and Botswana.

First Special: Iudita Trotter, Shana Bishop, and Dana DeBusk (pictured above) sang “Worthy Is the Lamb.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 24, 2018

Prelude: The brass played “Hallelujah for the Blood,” then Victoria Heintz, Ashley Morgan, and Deborah Brenner sang, “How Majestic Is Your Name.”

Featured Testimonies: Earl Phillips shared a memory of someone years ago who would testify, “Best camp meeting ever!” after each camp meeting, and he said he now feels the same way each year. Cheryl Paulsen was thankful for her spiritual landmarks where the Lord answered prayer, at camp meeting and other places as...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 24, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “There’s Something About That Name,” and “Great Is the Lord.” The choir then sang “Sure Foundation.”

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “Proclaim the Glory of the Lord.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read 2 Samuel 9:1-7.

Last Special: Chris Luka sang “Zion’s Hill.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read 2 Samuel 9:13, and said coming to camp meeting is like coming to a banquet where Christians can sit at the table of the King and feast on the blessings...

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Father's Day Service

June 17, 2018

The Sunday morning meeting on Father’s Day began with the orchestra playing a beautiful “Canon on ‘The Love of God’” and “Now Unto the King Eternal.” The choir then sang “Mighty King.” During congregational singing, earthly fathers were remembered in the hymn “Faith of Our Fathers,” and then the heavenly Father was remembered in “How Great Thou Art.”

After prayer, Darrel Lee asked all the fathers in the room to stand and be acknowledged, beginning...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 17, 2018

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Jesus Loves Me” and “Praise to the Lord.” Jennifer Worthington and Victoria Heintz following by singing “Light from Heaven.”

Featured Testimonies: Ethel Hodson told how their family moved to Portland in 1948, and even though she did not totally understand the Gospel, God wonderfully saved her and has kept her since then. Chet King (pictured above) praised the Lord for saving him fifty years ago and spoke...

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