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Sunday Morning Service

October 30, 2016

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Eternity” and “Great Things He Hath Done.” Then the choir sang “Hallelujah, We Shall Rise!”

First Special: Michael McCarville, Peter Moberg, and Gary Riler sang “Shine On Us.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Psalm 51:1-7.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “We Shall Behold Him.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee took his text from Haggai 2:10-14, stating that a small amount of sin will defile one’s heart, but a small amount of cleanliness will not have the opposite effect;...

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Youth Corn Maze Trip

October 29, 2016

About forty young people and chaperones left the church parking lot in three separate vans on Saturday, October 29, and others traveled on their own, all headed to The Corn Maize on Sauvie Island. There they were met by what was described as “rivers of mud!” The heavy rain during the last few weeks caused the paths through the maze to become an ankle-deep mud soup. However, that did not stop our young people...

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Friday Evening Ordinance Service

October 28, 2016

Prelude: Pianist Janice Calhoun and organist Sungun Yune opened our quarterly ordinance service by playing a duet of “Walk with Me” and “Springs of Living Water.” Then the choir sang “The Blood Medley.”

First Special: Butch Carey sang “This Love Is Mine.”

Sermon on the Lord's Supper: Clark Wolfe read 1 Corinthians 11:23, reminding his listeners that Jesus saw man’s sinful condition and the grief it causes, and chose to suffer death on the Cross, so...

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Fall Bible Study Series

October 26, 2016

The sixth Bible study session on the twelve disciples was held Wednesday, October 26, with Ed Habre teaching about Thomas and Matthew. First he spoke of the qualities that allowed these ordinary men to be chosen by the Lord for such a unique role, including their faith, loyalty, and their confidence in Jesus. They followed the Lord even when many others turned...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 25, 2016

Prelude: Victoria Worthington sang “Take Down Your Harp” accompanied by Cheryl Paulsen on the harp and Janice Calhoun on the piano.

Featured testimonies: Sam Ajayi gave a report of his recent trip to Australia for camp meeting in Sydney and special meetings in Melbourne. He said the theme for both was “That I May Know Him,” and from the beginning, the prayer meetings were especially fervent, and at least five were saved and two sanctified....

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Sunday Youth Evening of Music

October 23, 2016

The special youth weekend ended Sunday with an evening of music presented by young musicians. Erik Calhoun directed the choir and orchestra and also led program, beginning with the orchestra playing “He Reigns.” Then a group of twelve girls sang “Speechless,” which says, “What kind of love could this be, that traded a throne for a cross? . . . I’m astounded as I consider how You have showed us a love that leaves...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 23, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “What Wondrous Love Is This?” and “Stayed Upon Jehovah.” The choir sang “The Battle Belongs to the Lord.”

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “When the Trumpet Sounds.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Acts 9:1-9.

Last Special: Paulette Wyatt sang “In Christ Alone” (pictured above).

Sermon: Johnny Wyatt Jr. took his text from Acts 9:4-6, and encouraged the congregation to have the same response Paul did when Jesus shone the light on him on the road to...

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Saturday Youth Rally

October 23, 2016

The special youth weekend held October 23-25 included activities on Saturday, beginning in the morning with a Christmas on the Campground work party. Young helpers set up lights and did a variety of other tasks, and lunch was provided in the Fellowship Lodge afterwards.

After free time in the afternoon, everyone met back at the Lodge for a youth rally. The rally began with a light supper followed by a game that incorporated Bible trivia,...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

October 21, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “He Reigns.” Then the choir sang “Celebrate the Lord of Love,” with “Look What God Is Doing.” Johnny Wyatt Jr. was the narrator.

Featured Testimonies: Imelda Nedelcu said it is a blessing to be able to sing with her daughter and be an example to her children. Shannon Gonzalez stated that she is thankful for those who have prayed for her during a recent bout with anxiety, and for the peace that God has...

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