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Tuesday Evening Service

December 11, 2018

Prelude: Katia Fedosov, Andrea Gaston, and Diana Lambert played a cello trio of “What Child Is This?” “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Then, Diana and Holly Lambert and Sophie Sobol sang “Salvation Came.”

Featured Testimonies: Sister Diana was thankful for all the prayers God answered when she was graduating from high school and had many decisions to make, and she said remembering those answers gives her faith for...

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Sunday Evening Service

December 9, 2018

Prelude: Janie Ewers played “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne,” on the violin. The choir followed, singing “Born in Bethlehem.”

Featured Testimonies: Rosie Lambert shared how, at the age of thirty, God let her know that she had taken back some consecrations that she had given Him, so she reconsecrated her life and gave Him everything, and it was a wonderful experience that she looks back to. Chris Oilar told how he struggled ...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 9, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Silent Night” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” The choir then sang “The Bells (Reprise),” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: The octet sang “O Come, Let Us Adore Him.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Matthew 2:1-12.

Last Special: Victoria Heintz sang “O Holy Night.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert used Matthew 2:9-11 for his text, listing some of the lessons that can be learned from the Wise Men's seeking God, which include: taking the time and effort to seek,...

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Youth Christmas Celebration

December 8, 2018

There was a festive atmosphere once again at the annual youth Christmas celebration, with over one hundred guests arriving in all manner of holiday attire. The first item on the schedule was dinner, and it was a great meal: smoked beef brisket with macaroni and cheese, green beans, and corn bread on the side, followed by peppermint mud pies and a gingerbread...

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Friday Evening Service

December 7, 2018

Prelude: Sawyer Parker played a piano solo of “Brindisi” and “Amen,” and Henry Parker played “Rondo Alla Turca” on the piano. Sophie Sobol then sang “Noel.”

Featured Testimonies: Dave Lambert read the written testimonies of Judy and David Maynard, a hearing-impaired couple who attend the Portland church faithfully. Sister Judy shared how she was saved in 1999 and is thankful that the Lord has given her many privileges to work for Him in the Gospel. Brother David ...

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Senior Christmas Luncheon

December 4, 2018

The annual senior Christmas luncheon, hosted by David and Rosie Lambert, took place on Tuesday, December 4. Over one hundred attendees gathered in the Fellowship Lodge, which was beautifully decorated for the event. As guests arrived, they saw tables decorated in green and red with vintage Christmas stories and white flowers on display.

After a welcome and opening prayer from Brother Dave, tables were dismissed to the buffet area where they were served a...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

December 2, 2018

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “The King Is Born Medley.” The choir then sang “This Child Is.”

Featured testimonies: Marcus Luka expressed his gratitude for God answering his prayer that a procedure on his ear would not be painful, and that the procedure also helped him to hear better afterwards. Hunter Cripps praised God for His power and wide-reaching love, which he felt during a recent trip to India. Azaria Charles spoke about a seemingly hopeless...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 2, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “O Come, Emmanuel” and “Christmas Joy and Glory.” The combined choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” with “Joy to the World.”

First Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “What Did You Say Was the Baby’s Name?”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read from Matthew 23:25-28.

Last Special: Randy Baltzell sang “Who Is This Child?”

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached his sixth message from the Beatitudes, focusing on Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure...

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Sunday Evening Service

November 25, 2018

Prelude: Curt Cook and Sam Cantrell played a trombone duet of “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Saved, Saved!” Then the choir sang “Joy Medley.”

Testimonies: Gary Riler testified that he was saved in 1990 around this time of year, and he is thankful for how his relationship with God has grown over the years. Justin Green testified that when he finally consecrated his all to God and received the experience of sanctification, it made a powerful ...

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