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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

January 14, 2020

Prelude: Annika Ewers played a violin solo of “Wonderful Peace” and “Rejoice, the Lord Is King.” Then the young people’s choir sang, “Are You Ready for the Wedding?”

Featured Testimonies: Holly Lambert testified that she has many decisions to make in the near future, and sometimes they seem overwhelming. However, she knows she can seek God and He will guide her. Hunter Cripps said God watches over him on the job site, and recently...

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Sunday Evening Service

January 12, 2020

Prelude: A trumpet trio of Rob Moen, Josh Friesen, and Justin Green played “Lead Me to Calvary” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.” The choir then sang “I Don’t Know Why.”

Featured Testimonies: Sam Ajayi was thankful that when he had a health crisis in December, God was there and brought him through. Shade Ajayi was also thankful for God’s help in their recent difficult time, and that He spared her husband’s...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 12, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, followed by singing “In Christ Alone,” with Victoria Heintz as soloist.

First Special: The octet sang “These Are They.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Daniel 4:28-35.

Last Special: Deborah Brenner sang “Wherever You Go.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Proverbs 16:18 for his text, warning against the dangers of pride and urging everyone to practice humility. He assured the congregation ...

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Friday Evening Service

January 10, 2020

Prelude: Josh Friesen played a trumpet solo of “Amazing Grace.” A young men’s ensemble (pictured above) then sang “Step Into the Water.”

Featured Testimonies: Rob Moen was thankful that God takes his burdens away when he leans on Him. Amanda Friesen shared how God worked things out when she found out recently that her hours at work were getting cut, but that actually opened the door for her to become the new art teacher, which gave ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

January 7, 2020

Prelude: Carter Luka (pictured above) played a bassoon solo of “Great Is the Lord” and “How Majestic Is Your Name.” Timothy Sobel then sang “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Featured Testimonies: Payton Lee thanked the Lord for saving and sanctifying him, and for the blessing of being raised in a Christian home. Debbie Lee was thankful for God’s protection on their recent trip to Africa when there was flooding due to heavy rain. Duane Wilson appreciated...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

January 5, 2020

Prelude: The youth orchestra performed “Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So.” This was followed by the choir singing “Revelation 19.”

Testimonies: Mackenzie Ewers expressed her appreciation for how the Lord helped her through her first year of college, telling how she had felt she was failing at the start of the semester but with the Lord’s help, she ended with a perfect grade-point average. Tim Hammer shared that when he met Jesus, ...

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Sunday Morning Service

January 5, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, How He Loves You and Me” and “What a Mighty God Medley.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “O Glorious Love,” with Peter Moberg and Ashley Morgan as soloists.

First Special: Emmaline Worthington and Victoria Heintz (pictured above) sang “I Am Yours.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Matthew 7:21-29.

Last Special: Chris Luka sang “At the Altar.”

Sermon: Taking his text from Matthew 7:24-27, Dave Lambert spoke on the importance of building one’s eternal...

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Friday Evening Service

January 3, 2020

Prelude: A piano, violin, and cello trio of Inae Park and Jaewon and Sungun Yune (pictured above) played the song “Through the Wilderness.”Then Sungun accompanied on piano as Jaewon played “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” on the violin.

Testimonies: Dale Copko shared that he recently had suffered with kidney issues, but is thankful he could trust the Lord during that difficult time. Merrill Mixer gave praise for forty years of the Lord’s...

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Year End Evening of Fellowship

December 29, 2019

The congregation gathered on Sunday evening, December 29, to look back at the year 2019 through a slideshow of photos taken at church events throughout the year. As people arrived, they were served a light meal of bento bowls, with Bible verse fortune cookies for dessert.

Once everyone had settled down with their food, the year-end slideshow began, featuring photos provided by photographers Kenny Cripps, Bobbi Downey, Ryan Parker, and a few others who...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 29, 2019

Prelude: Jane Ewers played “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “O Holy Night” on the violin. The choir then sang “Born in Bethlehem.”

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 1 Peter 2:1-10.

Last Special: Diana Lambert sang “Be Still.”

Sermon: Wayne Butler, from Port Angeles, Washington, took his message from 1 Peter 2:9 and urged any who are tired of sin to come to Jesus and let Him take...

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