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Baccalaureate Service

July 23, 2021

On Friday, July 23, the congregation gathered to celebrate this year’s high school and college graduates. The graduates included Angela Lucescu, Patrick Lee, Annika Ewers, Marcus Luka, Jackson Parker, Cheyenna Hall, Sam Asaya, Naomi Buliga, Joseph Buliga, Maya Nedelcu, Debbie Hinkle, and Clark Wolfe.

The service began with a Scripture reading and a prayer. Following that, graduate Marcus played a trombone solo titled “Indescribable with ‘Praise Him! Praise Him!’” followed by a girls’ vocal ensemble...

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Tuesday Evening Service

July 20, 2021

Prelude: Ginger Patan played a piano solo of “When We All Get to Heaven,” “Bringing in the Sheaves,” and “Light Cavalry Overture.”

Featured Testimonies: Azaria Charles shared how she had been feeling discontented with where she was in life, and how she had not been able to accomplish some of the things she had planned. However, she prayed, asking God to help her, and He did! He kept reminding her of various blessings in her life, ...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 18, 2021

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” and “How Majestic Is Your Name” on the piano. Shelby Warberg, Michael McCarville, and Diana Lambert (pictured above) then sang “Down By the Riverside” with “It’s Me Standing in the Need of Prayer.”

First Special: Shelby Warberg sang “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 24:14-22.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “I Want to Be Like Jesus.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert read Matthew 24:21-22 and spoke on the...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 11, 2021

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “Fairest Lord Jesus” and “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart.” Then the choir sang “God Says You’re Gonna Make It.”

Testimony: Janet Omitoyin said she was born into a polygamous home in Nigeria, but her grandfather would read her Bible stories. Her mother came into contact with the Apostolic Faith Church and after she was saved, the difference in her life was evident. During revival services, Sister Janet surrendered ...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 11, 2021

Prelude: The orchestra played “Come Just As You Are” and “Great Things He Hath Done,” followed by the choir singing “Worship at the Throne” with an accompaniment orchestra.

First special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “If the Lord Wasn’t Walking by My Side.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Romans 5:1-8.

Last special: Michael McCarville sang “Near the Cross.”

Sermon: Bob Bishop, pastor in Richmond, California, took his text from Romans 5:1, and focused on the benefits of being justified...

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Saturday Evening Service

July 10, 2021

Prelude: Erik Calhoun played “You Are My All in All” and “When We All Get to Heaven” on the bassoon. Then a young men’s quartet sang “Here I Am to Worship.”

Ordination: Darrel Lee read Titus 1:5-6, and then the Board of Directors prayed over Olubunmi Omitoyin, the new pastor in Worth, Illinois.

Testimony: Brother Olubunmi said he was not raised in the Gospel, but as a teenager he had a hunger to serve God. After being invited...

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Friday Evening Service

July 9, 2021

Prelude: A flute trio played “Love Lifted Me” and “A New Name in Glory,” followed by a young ladies’ trio (pictured above) singing “Power to Redeem.”

Testimony: Janelle Parker said the Lord saved her at a Midwest camp meeting in Murphysboro, Illinois, when she was thirteen years old. After she and her husband married, God blessed them with a little girl, but just a short time later, the baby passed away. Despite her broken heart, God helped...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 4, 2021

Prelude: The orchestra performed “People Need the Lord” and “Fanfare & Processional on ‘God of Our Fathers.’” The choir and orchestra then gave a musical tribute to all those who have served in the military, highlighting the theme song of each branch of military service. Those who have served in the various branches of service stood while their song was presented (pictured above: Air Force veterans Milt Friesen, Ted Friesen, and Tom Pricskett). ...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 4, 2021

Prelude: The string orchestra played “Grace Greater than All Our Sin” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” followed by the choir singing “Come Back to God, America!”

First Special: A Lambert/Rael women’s sextet sang “These Are They.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Isaiah 61:1-3.

Last Special: Krystal Baars (pictured above) sang “Zion’s Hill.”

Sermon: Josephine McElveen used Luke 4:18-19 for her opening text, comparing a rescue mission by special military forces to the rescue from sin that Jesus ...

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