March 9, 2017
Thursday Evening Service
Prelude: A trombone quartet played “Ever Gentle, Ever Sweet” and “Just a Little Talk with Jesus.” An octet then sang “Send it On Down.”
Featured Testimonies: Paula Jordan testified that when she moved to Grants Pass six months ago, she was nervous about applying for a job, but God gave her a job that she absolutely loves. Lisa DeBusk said that in a couple months it will be forty years since the Lord saved her, and she is thankful for His keeping power. Emily Hoskin gave thanks for the examples of God’s faithfulness in her family and friends, and she knows she can trust Him to help her with every need. Jordyn Sletmoe shared that her mom has not been feeling well, and she is thankful for the peace and assurance that God gives in difficult times. Leonard Pressley gave greetings from his church in Columbia, South Carolina, and said that since he was saved at the age of fifteen, God has kept him through school, on his job, and now as a husband and father. Olubunmi Omitoyin (pictured above) told how there has been a lot of uncertainty on his job, but he is thanking God that he still has a job, and he is glad he can be in Portland to receive what God has for him.
First Special: The choir sang “Those Good Old Gospel Songs (medley).”
Last Special: Norman Hall sang “Walk with Me.”
Sermon: Leroy Tonning, District Superintendent of Scandinavia, took his text from Psalm 31:24, bringing out that the Gospel is personal, and encouraging the congregation to put their hope in God.
Watch the full service in the Media Center.