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Friday Evening Service

November 17, 2017

Prelude: Brian, Marcus, and Annika Ewers played “There Is a Redeemer” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” on their violins. Then Alicia Parker, Ashley Morgan, and Deborah Brenner sang “Great Is the Lord.”

Featured testimonies: Valerie Pricskett recounted a time when her husband drove over a piece of metal and damaged the gas tank, but they found out later that God protected them from a serious accident that occurred while they were delayed....

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

November 14, 2017

Prelude: Julianne Luka played “Let There Be Praise” and “We Bow Down” on the viola. The choir then sang “Open Up the Heavens.”

Featured Testimonies: Julianne Luka testified that God helped her defend her stand at school when she was the only “no” vote in her class on a certain statement. Maya Nedelcu said she is thankful for God’s protection and that she has a testimony that she is saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy ...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 12, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “I’d Rather Have Jesus” and “Shout to the Lord.” Then the choir sang “Right in the Middle.”

Featured Testimonies: Moriah Copko said she is thankful for the family of God and the encouragement she has received since the death of her cousins. Steve Hopper (pictured above) testified that recently he asked God to help him be a better witness to his high school students, and a short time later, he had...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 12, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “All Hail the Power.” Then the choir sang “In the Name of the Lord,” accompanied by the brass.

First Special: A male quartet sang “Grateful for His Goodness.”

Scripture Reading: Psalm 91:1-16 was read by Erik Calhoun.

Last Special: Christi Larrechea sang “O Come to the Altar.”

Sermon: Wayne Butler (pictured above), visiting from Dallas, Oregon, took his text from Psalm 91:1-16 and spoke on the benefits of walking close to the ...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

November 10, 2017

The November youth focus session was held on November 10, beginning with a meal of salads and hot ham and cheese sandwiches, and concluding with molten lava chocolate cake. Following this, the young people participated in a repeat of last month’s popular Bible trivia game. This time the teams were strictly geographical—the left side of the room versus the right side. One question was, “Who preached and three thousand were saved?” Some of ...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

November 10, 2017

The topic of the fourth Bible study in the Living Holy series was “Holiness in Communication.” Dayle Lee, who was the speaker for the evening, opened the session by reading 1 Peter 3:10, “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.” He explained guile as being “slyly deceptive,” and for an example, pointed to how the serpent...

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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 8

November 8, 2017

The final study session of the fall Bible study series on “The Life and Teachings of Paul” was held on November 1. The topic was Paul’s imprisonments and final testimony, with the source texts being taken from the Books of Philemon, Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, and 2 Timothy. The teacher was Dayle Lee. He began by sharing that in his personal experience of working with prisoners, he found the correctional facility environment to be ...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

November 5, 2017

Prelude: The young people’s orchestra played “Are You Washed in the Blood?” The choir then sang “Your Love Awakens Me.”

Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington shared that she is a dental assistant, and recently when wishing for more time with God at her busy job, she was able to have an uplifting conversation with a Christian patient. Ade Asaya was thankful for traveling mercies when her husband recently made a long coast-to-coast trip. April Rudolph appreciated...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 5, 2017

Prelude: Organist Shawn Worthington played “A Quiet Place” and “Festival Alleluia.” The choir followed with “Be Exalted, O God.”

First Special: Mimi Witham and Imelda Nedelcu sang “Jesus, Lover of My Soul.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Romans 10:1-10.

Last Special: The choir sang “As the Deer.”

Sermon: Using Matthew 16:13-15 for his text, Andy Chasteen, visiting from Medford, Oregon (pictured above), asked his listeners who Jesus is to them, and assured them that He can be their Savior and King....

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Friday Evening Service

November 3, 2017

Prelude: The junior orchestra played “I’m Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing!” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” Isaiah Nedelcu then sang “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies: Michael Mathews said he was thankful he could point back to a time and place where the Lord saved him, and that He has kept him. Cassy Mathews said they are doing well in Port Angeles, and she is thankful for her roots in Portland...

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