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Sunday Morning Service

December 10, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Silent Night” and “Christ Is Born Today.” The choir then sang, “Mary, Did You Know?” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: Dan Hall, Kylie Lucescu, and Randy Baltzell sang “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read John 1:1-9.

Last Special: The choir sang “Come Hushed to This Holy Place” with orchestra accompaniment and Kristi Riler as soloist.

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from 2 Corinthians 4:6, speaking of Jesus, the Light of the world, and said, “The Gospel of Jesus...

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Christmas on the Campground

December 8, 2017

on the Campground was held December 8-10 this year, and thousands came out during the weekend to enjoy the festivities. It was very cold and windy , but thankfully also dry each night. The campground was beautifully illuminated and a pleasure to see.

Perhaps the most exciting part of Christmas on the Campground is the Nativity Pageant, which requires more than two hundred Sunday school students in order to hold nine performances in three days,...

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Senior Christmas Luncheon

December 5, 2017

On the afternoon of Tuesday, December 5, Darrel and Debbie Lee hosted the annual senior Christmas luncheon. In the days before, there had been a flurry of activity by the cooking crew and those setting up. And actually, there was planning even weeks in advance by those choosing the menu and the theme for decorating. The day of the event turned out to be a brilliant, crisp, sunny day in Portland! This was appreciated...

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Sunday Evening Service

December 3, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “O Come, O Come Emanuel,” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” The choir then joined the orchestra and sang “Good News, Great Joy!”

Featured Testimonies: Barry Morgan gave thanks for his Christian upbringing and was thrilled that his youngest son wanted his family to gather around him as he asked Jesus into his heart. Samuel Asaya was thankful he was able to move to Portland with his son’s family and that they can worship...

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Sunday Morning Service

December 3, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Away in a Manger” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Then the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Glad Tidings.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Psalm 132:1-18.

First Special: An octet (pictured above) sang “O Come, Let Us Adore Him.”

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “Silent Night,” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on guitar.

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Psalm 133:1-3 for his text, and said when God’s people are in unity, and their hearts are in harmony with God, He...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

December 1, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The choir with Mikayla Worthington as soloist followed by singing “Shepherds, Go Tell.”

Featured Testimonies: Patrick Lee was thankful to be saved, sanctified, and to be where God wants him to be. Marcus Luka told how much he appreciated God’s help in his first year of high school, and also for the blessing of church friends who attend his school....

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Sunday Evening Service

November 26, 2017

Prelude: The Serenaders played “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” “Ring the Bells of Heaven,” and “Joy to the World.” A Brenner ladies' group then sang “It’s About the Cross.”

Featured Testimonies: Rosie Lambert shared how the doctors thought she would have no brain function when she was born but the Lord healed her, and she was often first to learn things before her twin sister. Dixie Bowlsby gave thanks for God’s healing touch as...

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Sunday Morning Service

November 26, 2017

Prelude: Gary Riler played “Savior Medley” and “Let There Be Praise” on the saxophone. The choir followed, singing “To God Be the Glory.”

First Special: A ladies’ quartet sang “I Call Him Lord.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read John 9:1-11.

Last Special: Randy Kaady sang “Then Jesus Came.”

Sermon: David Lambert (pictured above), pastor in Woodlake, California, preached from Psalm 51:10-12 and spoke of the restoration God offers to those who will come to Him in faith and repentance.

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Sunday Morning Thanksgiving Service

November 19, 2017

A Thanksgiving service was held Sunday morning, November 19, and the orchestra began in a spirit of gratitude as they played “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” and “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” The choir then joined them for a grand version of the song “How Great Is Our God,” which included a Scripture reading by Butch Carey from Philippians 4:6-7 and Psalm 145:1-13. Verses 8-10 of the second reading said, “The

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