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Sunday Evening Service

May 24, 2020

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “Keep on the Firing Line” and “I Want to Be There.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 24:1-5.

Special: A mother and daughter sextet sang “Great Is the Lord.”

Testimony: Julianne Luka (pictured above) was thankful the Lord saved her two years ago when she was in a very dark place, and that He has been with her in every situation.

Special: The sextet sang “I Will Sing Medley.”

Testimony: Janelle Parker, visiting from Woodlake, California, said...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 24, 2020

Prelude: Denise Wilson and Kristi Riler played a flute duet of “As the Deer,” “Concerto in C Major,” and “Greater Is He.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Proverbs 2:1-5.

Special: Caleb Copko, Imelda Nedelcu, and Deborah Brenner sang “Man of Sorrows.”

Testimony: Imelda Nedelcu said that she has been blessed with a Christian husband and five children, and she is thankful for God’s protection when her family experienced a house fire a couple of years ago. She said that...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

May 22, 2020

Tony Boyce, the pastor in Dallas, Oregon, taught the Discovery lesson on the Book of Lamentations, written by Jeremiah shortly after the destruction of Judah in 586 B.C. The five chapters in Lamentations are a series of five dirges, or laments. Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet because of his grief over the destruction of his beloved Judah. The key verse for the lesson was Lamentations 3:22-23, “It is of the LORD’s mercies...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 17, 2020

Prelude: Brian, Annika, and Marcus Ewers played “As the Deer” with “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” and “Find Us Faithful,” on their violins.

Scripture reading: Dave Lambert read Matthew 6:25-33.

Special: Shawn Worthington and David Heintz sang “Hallelujah, We Shall Rise.”

Testimonies: Shawn Worthington told of sharing with his children what it really means to have the Gospel in your heart. He went through some challenging times while attending college but the Lord was his strength and help....

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Sunday Morning Service

May 17, 2020

Prelude: Gary Riler played two pieces on his saxophone, “There Is a Balm in Gilead” and “Praise to the Lord.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Exodus 15:1-2.

Special: A men’s quartet sang “When I Get Carried Away.”

Testimony: Gary Wolfe (pictured above) thanked the Lord for His touch throughout his life. At age two, after he had gone through five surgeries and was still struggling to survive, the Lord touched and healed him. Later in Gary's teen years, while...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

May 15, 2020

Tony Boyce continued teaching from the Discovery series, with this week's lesson from Jeremiah 46:1 – 52:34, titled “The Pronouncement of Judgment on the Nations.” Those nations included: Egypt, Philistia, Moab, Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Kedar, Hazor, Elam, and Babylon.

Brother Tony began by asking, “Why do you think God chose to judge the nations surrounding Israel?” Then he answered by saying, “God keeps His Word.” In Genesis 12:3 God promised Abram, “I will bless...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 10, 2020

The Mother’s Day service on May 10 was different than what we have become accustomed to at the Portland church. There were no bundles of carnations at the front of the sanctuary and very few mothers with their children, though we trust many mothers were watching from home, with their children beside them and fresh flowers nearby!

The service began with a harp, piano, and keyboard trio by Cheryl Paulsen, Janice Calhoun, and Sungun...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 10, 2020

Prelude: Henry Parker played a trombone solo which included “Blessed Assurance” and “My Savior’s Love.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Psalm 11:1-7.

Special: A quartet of Rob, Alicia, and Henry Parker and Debbie Lee (pictured above) sang “Farther Along.”

Testimony: Alicia Parker gave thanks for the examples of her Christian mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers, and said her desire is to follow in their footsteps. She said the Lord saved her as a very young child, kept her as she...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

May 8, 2020

On Friday evening, Tony Boyce continued the study in the Discovery series with the lesson from Jeremiah 34-45: "The Circumstances of the Prophet." These chapters cover events right before the siege in Jerusalem, during the siege, and then after the fall of Judah. He began with the key verse from Jeremiah 36:3, “It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they...

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