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Sunday Evening Service

October 11, 2020

Prelude: A young men’s brass quartet played “Living for Jesus” and “Praise Him.”

Testimony: Trina Ruiz remembered several months ago when she was quite sick, how she looked outside at the tall trees bending in the wind. The Lord used that as an example to show her that there is beauty even in the storms of life, and that spiritual roots grow deeper during trials when people stay focused on Him.

First Special: Jennifer and...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 11, 2020

Prelude: The string section of the orchestra played “More Precious than Silver” and “Great Is the Lord.”

Testimony: Emily Buss shared how observing a turkey protect her eggs and then her poults under her wings was an encouraging visual lesson of Psalm 91.

First Special: A Luka family quartet sang “Moving Up to Glory Land.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Exodus 17:8-13.

Last Special: Sister Emily sang “By Our Love.”

Sermon: Wayne Butler (pictured above), visiting from Port Angeles, Washington, used the account in...

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Friday Evening Service

October 9, 2020

Prelude: Josh Friesen played a trumpet solo of “Now I Belong to Jesus” and “Lead On, O King Eternal.”

Testimony: Natalie Tonning told how the Lord saved her at age twelve at youth camp, and the next year He sanctified and baptized her. She is thankful that although this year has been crazy, the Lord has been close, pouring out His blessings.

First Special: Kris and Natalie Tonning (pictured above) sang “We Are So Blessed.”

Testimony: Shawn Worthington reflected...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 4, 2020

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “He Will Carry You” and “Keep on the Firing Line.”

Testimony: Deborah Brenner (pictured above) recounted her experience of sanctification, remembering how she earnestly sought for that experience though she wondered how she would know when it happened. When the Lord did sanctify her, she felt His power purge her heart in a powerful way, making her clean. Without a doubt, she knew what the Lord had done.

First Special:...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 4, 2020

Prelude: The orchestra played “You Are My All in All” and “The Name of the Lord.”

Testimony: Caleb Copko (pictured above) recalled the anxiety and worry he felt about the possibility of the Rapture taking place when he was not saved. One night in his parent’s home, he knelt and said a simple prayer, and there God forgave him and changed his life completely. He said with all that is going on in the...

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Sunday School Drive Through

October 3, 2020

When Sunday school let out at 10:25 a.m. on March 15, students and teachers said goodbye to each other expecting to come back together on March 22. No one imagined that more than six months later, meeting in-person for Sunday school would still be suspended indefinitely. And while it has been wonderful to see different students and teachers in the weekly Sunday...

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Friday Evening Service

October 2, 2020

Prelude: Kristi Riler played a flute solo including “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” and “When We All Get to Heaven.”

Testimony: Jessica Oilar testified that she was saved at nine years of age. In high school, the Lord began calling her to make a full commitment to Him, which she did, and she knows that decision anchored her in the Gospel and gave her a foundation that has kept her through difficult times and the challenges ...

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Sunday Evening Service

September 27, 2020

Prelude: Andrea Gaston played “Blessed Be Your Name,” “Blessed Quietness,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” on the cello.

Testimony: Randy Kaady shared how he used to have terrible canker sores in his mouth as well as frequent severe sore throats. This went on throughout his life, but when he was in his forties, God healed him and he has not had trouble with those afflictions for the last sixteen years.

First Special: Brad, Delores, and...

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Sunday Morning Service

September 27, 2020

Prelude: Sungun Yune and Janice Calhoun played an organ/piano duet of “All that Thrills My Soul” and “A Glorious Church.”

Testimony: Josh DeBusk said that before the birth of his youngest daughter, doctors discovered that she had club feet. The doctor offered termination as an option, which was a shock to the parents-to-be; that wasn’t even a consideration for them. They prayed during the pregnancy and when the baby was born, they found that...

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Friday Evening Service

September 25, 2020

Prelude: Jaewon Yune (pictured above) played “Follow Me” and “For the Beauty of the Earth” on the violin.

Testimony: Diana Lambert testified that a couple weeks ago she felt she should start seeking for her baptism and drawing closer to God. She knows that He heard her prayer and feels He has been helping her. She knows He hears her every time she prays, and He continues to increase her faith.

First Special: Cheyenna Hall and Kailyn McKay...

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