Portland News

April 28, 2019

Sunday Evening Service

Prelude: A Serenaders group played several numbers including “Reach Out to Jesus,” “I Believe Jesus Saves,” “In the Sweet By and By,” and “Just a Little While.” A vocal ensemble (pictured above) then sang “Take Up the Cross,” with Michael McCarville as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Maya Nedelcu spoke of the simplicity of the Gospel, saying that although she was only in the fourth grade when the Lord saved her, she was able to understand what He had done for her. Sandy Cripps shared that this year she got distracted during the Easter holiday with family events and planning, but the Lord reminded her she needed to focus on what’s important: Jesus. She is thankful He checks her heart when she starts to get off track. Deanna Moen told how the Lord helped her make a restitution when she was a young girl and had told her violin teacher a lie, but when she confessed, her teacher was very kind to forgive her. Caleb Copko gave thanks for the many times he has seen the Lord work in his life and in the lives of those around him, which can be an encouragement to look back on when challenges come.

First Special: The choir sang “God Is So Wonderful.”

Last Special: Caleb Copko sang “The Potter Knows the Clay.”

Sermon: Using Genesis 35:1-3 for his text, John Musgrave assured his listeners that God’s inexhaustible promises and blessings are available to those who will commit themselves to Him.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.