Portland News

November 3, 2019

Sunday Evening Service

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “Joy in the Camp” and “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms.” The choir then sang “Bigger than Any Mountain.”

Featured Testimonies: Ann McCarville told how God has let her know that rather than trust in her own strength, it is better to trust in God’s power. Michael McCarville shared how his childhood was rough and as a teen he felt deep anger towards his abusive father, but God helped him forgive. Now, he feels so blessed that his children love to be in church and camp meeting is their favorite time of year. Vickee Martin (pictured above) recalled how God required her to forgive her husband when he left her and their two children, and although it was not easy, through prayer God put an incredible forgiveness in her heart that was as real as receiving salvation had been.

First Special: Michael, Ann, and Hunter McCarville sang “Shout to the Lord.”

Last Special: Randy Baltzell sang “I Thirst.”

Sermon: Gary Riler preached from Luke 18:10-13, reminding his listeners of the importance of approaching God with reverence, and stating that the way one approaches God affects the result of an encounter with Him.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.