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Sunday Evening Service

September 19, 2021

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “Chorale by Bach,” and “Sunlight” on the organ.

Featured Testimonies: Sam Ajayi shared that recently God’s presence came into the room and gave him a glimpse of what eternity with Him might feel like. Dixie Bowlsby was thankful that throughout this year, in spite of the many difficult things she has gone through, God has been there. Troy Ross spoke of a spiritual battle he had been struggling with the...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 19, 2021

Prelude: The orchestra played “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us,” and “My Savior’s Love.” Then the choir sang “Rejoice, the Lord Is King.”

First Special: Shelby Warberg, Emmaline Worthington, and Diana Lambert sang “Jesus, Help Me to Stand.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 139:1-6, 17-18.

Last Special: Roxie Rael sang “Sometimes He Whispers.”

Sermon: LeRoy Tonning used Isaiah 55:8-9 for his text and brought out that God can help Christians to be Spirit filled and not filled with their own thoughts ...

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Saturday Evening Youth Focus

September 18, 2021

The young people met for the September youth focus session on Saturday, September 17. The evening began with dinner, which was spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, and garlic bread and salad on the side. Dessert included cream puffs topped with a choice of ice cream, sauces, sprinkles, and whipped cream!

After dinner, the group played a game where one person would leave the room and everyone else chose someone in the room to be...

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Friday Evening Service

September 17, 2021

Prelude: Henry Parker played a trombone solo of “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” and “And Can it Be?” The choir followed, singing “O Happy Day Medley.”

Featured Testimonies: Michelle Hancock told how she has had opportunities to minister to her children’s sports teammates over the last several years. Now, as her youngest is completing his last year, she wants to keep her hand in the Lord’s and let Him guide her. Bella McCarville...

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Tuesday Evening Service

September 14, 2021

Prelude: Eloise Tonning played “Lightly Row,” on the cello then was joined by Oliver Tonning on his cello, playing “May Song.” Oliver then played “Minuet #1.” To conclude the prelude, Oliver and Eloise sang “Beloved, Love One Another,” as Oliver accompanied them on the guitar.

Featured Testimonies: Ray Dickey shared how, in January of this year, he fell, hitting his head and sustaining severe injuries, but the Lord was with him and spared his...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 12, 2021

Prelude: Brian and Annika Ewers played a violin duet of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Blessed Assurance.” A mixed quartet then sang “Give Me Oil in My Lamp.”

Featured Testimonies: Debbie Boyd was thankful the Lord saved and sanctified her, and has helped her since her mother passed away last year. Al Smith shared how the Lord took away his brother’s pain shortly after saving him on his deathbed. Chet King...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 12, 2021

Prelude: The orchestra played “Antiphonal Praise” and “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” The choir followed, singing “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.”

First Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “All in the Name of Jesus.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Matthew 7:26-29.

Last Special: Victoria Heintz and Emmaline Worthington sang “The Mercy of His Grace.”

Sermon: LeRoy Tonning, Scandinavia District Superintendent and pastor in Stavanger, Norway, preached from Isaiah 28:16, and spoke of the importance of ...

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Friday Evening Service

September 10, 2021

Prelude: Josh Friesen played “Softly and Tenderly” and “O For a Thousand Tongues” on the trumpet.

Featured Testimonies: Brother Josh testified that he is thankful that God led him to the right college, even though it was not one of his original choices. Marcus Luka said that God paved the way for him to go to college debt free, and that he is thankful for how God is leading in his life. Caitlyn Ross ...

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End of Summer Picnic

September 7, 2021

Undeniably, the long summer days are coming to an end. So before bidding farewell to warm weather and lighter schedules, everyone was invited to an end-of-summer picnic on the campground on September 7.

People started arriving a little before 6:00 p.m., and before long, there were dozens of children playing games on the front lawn and particularly enjoying the use of a giant bubble wand. Seniors were given preference in the serving line, but...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 5, 2021

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “Sweeter as the Years Go By,” and “Living on the Victory Side.”

Featured Testimonies: Vigdis Tonning (pictured above) said she was saved at the age of eight. She described how God spared her life when she was a baby by telling her mom to move her from her bed just before an explosion caused a large stone to crush the bed. Leroy Tonning shared that he had been terribly ...

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