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Reopening In-Person Sunday School

May 2, 2021

Sunday, May 2, was an exciting day as Sunday school classes for all ages resumed holding in-person classes! For more than a year, older students joined for classes through online platforms and younger ages watched their teachers present lessons in a weekly video. As much as everyone appreciated those resources, it was simply wonderful to go back to meeting in person for Sunday school!

In the Beginner, Primary, and Junior Departments, students were spread out...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 2, 2021

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Sungun Yune played a piano/organ duet titled “Peace Medley.” A ladies’ ensemble followed by singing “Talkin’ About the Love of God.”

Testimony: Verna King (pictured above) testified that she gave her heart to the Lord as a young child and always wanted to serve God. After marriage, her family went through some times of great sorrow with the death of parents, her son, and also being flooded out of their...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 2, 2021

Prelude: The string orchestra (pictured above) played “As the Deer” and “Brethren, We Have Come to Worship.”

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “The Blood of Jesus.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Hebrews 11:1-6.

Last Special: Deborah Brenner sang “If You Want Me To.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read from Genesis 5:18-24 and said a godly heritage is a great blessing, but does not guarantee righteousness. Each person must make his or her own choice regarding whom to serve.

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Friday Evening Service

April 30, 2021

Prelude: Russell Mathews (pictured above) played a vibraphone solo including “Fairest Lord Jesus,” “More Precious than Silver,” and “Amazing Love.”

Testimony: Kathy Green testified that in 2013, after she was diagnosed with cancer, she was anointed and prayed for by the ministry and knew God touched her, but the cancer was still there. She consecrated it to the Lord, wanting God’s will more than anything else, and God gave her peace and was with ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

April 27, 2021

Prelude: Emmaline Worthington, Annika Ewers, Angela Lucescu, and Maya Nedelcu sang “Shut de Do’” and “We Fall Down.”

Testimonies: Annika Ewers told how at one point she wondered if she was really saved, and couldn’t remember an exact time when she was saved. Then on April 20, 2018, she gave her life to God completely and was wonderfully changed. Later, the Lord sanctified and baptized her with His precious Holy Spirit.

Angela Lucescu was thankful God saved and...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 25, 2021

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth” and “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” on the organ.

First Special: Michael McCarville and Imelda and Maya Nedelcu (pictured above) sang “When God Dips His Love In My Heart.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 1 Kings 18:41-46 and 19:1-3.

Last Special: The trio sang “Pass Me Not.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from 1 Kings 19:2-4, exhorting everyone to lean on God’s grace in times of discouragement, for He promises: “My grace is sufficient...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 25, 2021

Prelude: Dale and Luke Copko played a cello duet of “Just a Closer Walk” and “Do Lord.”

Featured Testimony: Sylvia Phillips told how the Lord saved her seventy-three years ago, and Brother Earl was saved the same night. They have now been married for seventy years. She was excited that last September, when she was in the hospital for several days with double pneumonia, the Lord gave her the opportunity to share her testimony...

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Saturday Evening Youth Focus

April 24, 2021

The first Youth Focus event in over a year took place on Saturday evening, April 24. Although the Zoom Youth Connection was an encouragement and enjoyed by everyone, it was very exciting to be together in person once again.

Dinner was served to begin the evening. Everyone was given a to-go box with delicious homemade ribs, mac and cheese, green beans, and a Crumbl cookie for dessert. Tables were set up outside, as well as...

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Friday Evening Service

April 23, 2021

Prelude: Dale Copko and Shawn Worthington played a piano/organ duet of “Something About that Name,” “I’m Not Ashamed,” and “The Meeting in the Air.”

Featured Testimony: Dawn Boyce (pictured above) described how a college friend shared with her how Jesus died on the Cross for her sins, and it broke her heart. She prayed and gave her heart to the Lord that day back in 1990, and He continues to walk with her now.

First Special: Gary Wolfe...

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