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Sunday Morning Service

July 28, 2019

Prelude: A Ewers string ensemble (pictured above) played “How Beautiful,” “March in D,” and “Soon and Very Soon.” Then the choir sang “Great Is the Lord Almighty.”

First Special: A Luka ladies’ trio sang “In the Arms of Sweet Deliverance.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 25:1-13.

Last Special: Christi Larrechea sang “There Is a River.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used 2 Timothy 4:8 for the basis of his instructions on how Christians must keep their spiritual garments spotless, as the Bride...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 21, 2019

Prelude: Rosie Lambert played “Fairest Lord Jesus,” and “Isn’t He Beautiful,” on the piano. The choir then sang “Hallelujah, Our God Reigns.”

First Special: Kristi and Gary Riler and Maria Green sang “Shepherd of My Heart.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read 1 Samuel 14:6-15.

Last Special: Caleb Copko sang “Four Days Late.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached from 1 Peter 5:8-9, discussing the tactics of the devil and giving instruction and promises from the Bible to successfully combat those tactics, and especially...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 14, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “He the Pearly Gates Will Open,” “I’m Feeling Fine,” and “Goodbye, World, Goodbye.” Following this the choir sang, “We Have Won.”

Featured Testimonies: Joseph Lamidi (pictured above) told how it looked like the doors were closing for him to come to camp meeting this year, so he prayed for the Lord’s will and felt the Lord said to pray for camp meeting. After he did that, the doors opened for him...

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Sunday Youth Service

July 14, 2019

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” and “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart.” Austin Baltzell read Isaiah 55:7 and then the choir sang “Hear the Call.”

Featured Testimonies: Natalie Rael (pictured above) shared how she had stopped reading and praying, and let worldly things slip into her life but God cornered her up last December and saved her, taking away all the anger and hatred in her heart, and giving her...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 14, 2019

Prelude: The orchestra played “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” and “Morning Praise.” The choir then sang “We Will Serve Him,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “I Could Never Praise Him Enough.”

Scripture Reading: Bill McKibben read Revelation 7:9-14 and 19:6-9.

Last Special: The choir sang “Draw Me Nearer.”

Sermon: Using Ephesians 5:25-27, John Baros, pastor in Medford, Oregon, spoke of God’s love and plan for His Church and what it takes to be a part of this ...

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Sing-Along on the Front Lawn

July 13, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, as Portland Camp Meeting 2019 came to a close, visitors and locals gathered for an outdoor evening of music on the campground. As dusk approached, the front lawn filled with camping chairs and blankets, and later, those chairs and blankets were occupied by families and friends from near and far.

The program included musicians of all ages and from numerous countries spanning the globe. One of the first specials was a...

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Saturday Morning Ordinance Service

July 13, 2019

Ordination and Dedication: Darrel Lee read Titus 1:5-9 and explained that ordain means “to appoint to office,” or “arrange” and as God is the one who calls or appoints people to specific roles in His service, an ordination observance is to publicly recognize that calling. The Board members then gathered around Tony Boyce, pastor in Dallas, Oregon, and the congregation joined them in prayer for him. Also a prayer of dedication was made ...

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Saturday Water Baptismal Service

July 13, 2019

Special Solo: Ginny Friesen sang “Then I Met the Master.”

Sermon: Olusola Adesope, pastor in Pullman, Washington, preached from Matthew 28:19-20, explaining that water baptism is an outward symbol of an inward work that God has done; the Bible does not teach that water baptism brings salvation, but that a person has to be saved to be qualified to be water baptized.

Candidates: Eight girls/ladies and twenty-six boys/men were baptized in water.

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Friday Morning Bible Teaching

July 12, 2019

Prelude: Timothy Dotun (pictured above) played “Concerto No. 2, Third Movement” and “O My Soul, Bless Thou Jehovah” on the flute, followed by a vocal ensemble from Australia singing “O the Blood of Jesus” with “There is Power in the Blood.”

Featured testimonies: Laura Pichardo said she is thankful to be at Portland camp meeting for the first time, and that God saved her soul fifty-two years ago. Lucinda Hersisia testified that she and her...

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