Portland News

December 6, 2020

Sunday Evening Service

Prelude: A flute ensemble played “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” “O Come and Worship,” and “The Little Drummer Boy.”

Testimony: Cheryl Downey was thankful to be raised in a Christian home and nurtured by the church family. Shortly before marrying her husband, she made a full surrender to the Lord. Later when they moved to Minneapolis where he was to pastor, she was concerned about her children. However, God worked for them in ways she never imagined.

First Special: Alicia and Rob Parker and Kristin Lee (pictured above) sang “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.”

Testimony: Kristi Riler gave thanks for her Christian heritage and also for her church family who have prayed for her through the years. When her brother unexpectedly passed away at the age of eighteen, their prayers held her up. She was thankful the Lord led her and her husband to become foster parents and then adopt children, and knows that story is not yet finished. She said, “God has always been faithful to me.”

Last Special: Savannah Lee sang “Make Room.”

Sermon: Bob Downey used Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 for his text, saying that the time of your birth was recorded, and the time of your death likely will be recorded. This is the season of your life, and how you choose to live will determine where you spend eternity. He also brought out that an earnest prayer now can change a previous wrong direction.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.