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Sunday Evening Service

September 25, 2016

Prelude: Justin and Dave Green and Rob Moen played “Jesus, Name Above All Names” and “Jesus Saves” on their trumpets. The choir sang “I’ll Take the Old Highway (medley).”

Testimonies: Jennifer Worthington (pictured above) gave thanks that even in dark times, the light of Jesus is always bright in her life. Faith Wright told how she got saved at the recent youth retreat. Shelly Barley thanked the Lord for her Christian heritage, Christian grandparents, and...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 25, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “I Will Serve Thee” and Fanfare and Processional on “The Church’s One Foundation.” The choir sang “We Will Serve Him.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Acts 3:6-18.

First Special: Shawn Worthington, Dan Hall, and Michael McCarville sang “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” (pictured above).

Last Special: The choir sang an arrangement of “Face to Face.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Acts 3:19-20 for...

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Back to School Palooza

September 24, 2016

A rock climbing wall, bounce house, an inflated obstacle course, crafts, prizes—these are just a few of the activities that awaited the children and young people who came to the Back-to-School Palooza on September 24. This event is our way of kicking-off a new year in Sunday school; it is a special treat for our students and a good way to let other neighborhood kids know that they are welcome to join us too.

Games,...

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Fall Bible Study Series

September 21, 2016

An eight-part Bible study series called “The Twelve: Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Calling” began this Wednesday in the Fellowship Lodge.

The first session introduced the series, giving an overview of who the disciples were and why we are studying them. Ed Habre was the speaker and he pointed out that shortly before Jesus chose the twelve, He had asked all of his followers to pray that God would send more laborers to do His work. The twelve ...

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Tuesday Youth Service

September 20, 2016

Prelude: Julianne Luka performed “Wonderful Savior” and “Beautiful One” on viola. The youth choir sang “Everlasting.”

Testimonies: Susie Lucescu said she was encouraged in her faith as she attended the recent youth challenge and saw many others like her serving the Lord. Victoria Worthington told of how the Lord showed her that she needs to give more of her time to Him if she is serious about drawing closer to Him. Emmaline Worthington and Marcus...

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Youth Retreat

September 18, 2016

About fifty of our young people traveled to the Sunriver Resort near Bend, Oregon, for a youth retreat over the weekend of September 16-18. Along with them were several youth ministers, a small but faithful cooking crew, and a few more parents who served as chaperones.

Vans left the church around 2:00 p.m. and delivered the young people to one of three houses that were rented for the weekend; one for the girls and two ...

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Promotion Sundays

September 18, 2016

As kids head back to school and we resume our regular full schedule of activities at church, we know summer is ending. We also know that it is about time for the Sunday school classes to be promoted to the next grade, and some to the next department. It is an exciting time of year!

Most students switched to their new classes on Sunday, September 11. In the Beginners Department, which includes several dozen two- to five-year-olds, ...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 18, 2016

Prelude: The brass played “Standing in the Need of Prayer” and “Promise Medley.” Then the choir sang “When We All Get to Heaven.”

Featured testimonies: Bob Downey (pictured above) testified that even though he had his own plans, he is glad he responded when Jesus said, “Follow me,” and he has found it to be a good way. Chris Luka was thankful for God’s protection while driving a van home from the youth retreat, and even though ...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 18, 2016

Prelude: The strings played “As the Deer” and “Great Is the Lord.” The choir then sang “Sing to Him a Song of Praise.”

First special: Ashley Morgan and Dan and Darla Hall sang “He Already Sees.”

Scripture reading: Tom Pricskett read John 1:43-51.

Last special: Christi Larrechea sang “Broken Vessels.”

Sermon: John Musgrave read John 1:43-46 for his text, and brought out that just...

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Friday Evening Service

September 16, 2016

Prelude: Claudia Hanson (pictured above) played “Pass Me Not,” “Sonata in E Minor Op 14, No 5 Largo,” and “O My Father” on the cello.

Featured Testimonies: Earl Phillips said that after he was saved on a Sunday night, he couldn’t wait to attend the Tuesday night service, and he still loves coming to church and being with God’s people. Payton Lee said he is thankful...

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