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Sunday Evening Service

April 11, 2021

Prelude: Henry Parker and Marcus Luka played a trombone duet of “Blessed Assurance” and “I Will Sing of My Redeemer.”

Testimony: George Yellott expressed gratitude for the Christian foundation he had. When he was first saved, he wondered how he could keep his salvation. His pastor advised him to take it one day at a time, and after fifteen years, he is looking forward to enjoying this salvation throughout eternity.

First Special: Rob, Alicia, and Henry Parker sang...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 11, 2021

Prelude: Brian Ewers and his daughter Annika (pictured above) played a violin duet of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”

First Special: A mixed quartet sang: “Behold He Comes Medley.”

Scripture Reading: Darrel Lee read Matthew 20:20-28.

Last Special: Peter Moberg sang “King of Kings.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert’s text was taken from Matthew 20:26-28. He emphasized that all people are servants from the day they are born, and each one must choose ...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

April 9, 2021

Prelude: A young brass and percussion ensemble played “How Great Is Our God” and “Therefore the Redeemed of the Lord.”

Special: A young ladies’ group sang “Cornerstone.”

Testimonies: Mackenzie Ewers thanked the Lord for her Christian upbringing and all it saved her from. Cheyenna Hall (pictured above) was thankful for the chance to have fellowship together, even though life has been a little crazy. Sarah Asaya said she feels so blessed—her mom wakes her and her ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

April 6, 2021

Prelude: Ty Mom played “Give Me Jesus” on the violin, accompanied by his sister, Francesca, on the piano.

Testimony: Larry Montgomery (pictured above) said he still enjoys the Gospel, maybe more than when he was saved over forty years ago. Before he was saved, he had wondered how someone could be happy going to church, but he has found out tthat’s what happiness is all about.

Testimony: Zelma Pierce told how, growing up, she watched Christian programs on...

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Easter Morning Service

April 4, 2021

Though Easter is always a special time, it was particularly joyful this year considering that the congregation had been unable to gather in person for Easter last year. It was simply wonderful to be with the family of God and celebrate the victory Christ won through His death and resurrection!

The Easter service began with a prelude by a brass ensemble playing “Up from the Grave He Arose” and “Jesus Shall Reign.” The congregation then sang a ...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 4, 2021

Prelude: Gary Riler (pictured above) played “Were You There?” and “Praise to the Lord” on the saxophone.

Testimony: Natalie Tonning shared that although she did not grow up in a Christian home and her parents divorced when she was young, she learned about the Gospel from her grandmother and was saved at a young age. She is thankful that as she grew older, her church family supported her spiritually in many ways, which helped...

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Good Friday Service

April 2, 2021

Prelude: A young string quartet played “Were You There?” and “At the Cross.”

Scripture Readings: Tom Pricskett read Matthew 27:27-31, Luke 23:34-43, and Matthew 27: 46-54.

Specials: A young ladies’ ensemble sang “You Are My King (Amazing Love),” a young men’s ensemble sang “Written in Red,” and Marcus Luka sang “Via Dolorosa.”

Sermon: Dave Lambert preached from John 19:16-22, speaking of the price Jesus paid on the Cross for the sins of all mankind.

Final Special: Emmaline Worthington...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 28, 2021

Prelude: Violinist Jane Ewers (pictured above) played “Ashokan Farewell” and “The Holy City.”

Testimony: Sherry Chen testified how a case of insomnia brought her to the Lord. A scary incident happened one night when she couldn’t sleep, and when God showed her that His hand had been over her in that situation, as well as throughout her life, she surrendered her heart to Him.

First Special: Peter Moberg and Ashley Morgan sang “Yes, I know.”

Testimony: Rod Tarpo said...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 28, 2021

Prelude: A trumpet quintet played “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “To God Be the Glory.”

First Special: An octet (pictured above) sang “Ancient of Days Processional.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Luke 19:28-40.

Last Special: The octet sang “Lord of All.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read Luke 19:45-48, reminding his listeners that they are the temple of God, and just as the Temple at Jerusalem needed cleansing, so does every heart. If one will repent of his sins,...

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