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Vacation Bible School

August 17, 2018

More than one hundred excited children came to Vacation Bible School from August 13-17. The theme this year was “Maker Fun Factory,” focusing on the message that each person is created by God and designed for a purpose. Jessica Oilar was the VBS coordinator, working with over forty other staff members to make a week of fun, games, crafts, snacks, singing, and learning.

The mornings began in the chapel with songs led by Julianne Luka...

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Sunday Evening Service

August 12, 2018

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” on the organ, with Jaewon Yune on violin, then she continued with “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.” The choir followed, singing “There’s Still Power in the Blood.”

Featured Testimonies: Austin Baltzell was thankful for how the Lord protected and provided for him as he moved across the country and back. Caleb Copko told how the Lord cornered him up shortly before his eighteenth birthday...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 12, 2018

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” and “Above All.” The choir then sang “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.”

First Special: Chris and Jillian Luka and Randy Baltzell sang “There Is a Fountain.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read 1 Peter 4:12-19.

Last Special: The choir sang “As the Deer.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Peter 1:3-7 for his text, and reminded everyone that Christians will experience trials but God, who has the power to save, also ...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

August 5, 2018

Prelude: A bluegrass-style string ensemble played “Beulah Land” and “Do Lord.” The young people’s choir followed by singing “Let the Rocks Keep Silent.” The youth camp staff and campers then sang the youth camp theme song “First.”

Skit: Shyla Piper, Christi Larrechea, Alicia Parker, and Maria Green demonstrated how there are people who argue against the truth. Shyla Piper concluded the skit by saying, “The funny thing about truth is that it is true whether...

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Sunday Morning Service

August 5, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “He Leadeth Me” and “Higher Ground.” The choir followed by singing “Great Is the Lord Almighty.”

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “Grace Medley.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read 1 John 1:1-10.

Last Special: Michael McCarville sang “Daystar.”

Sermon: Erik Calhoun used 1 John 2:5-6 to tell how the Lord calls everyone to follow Him, and said there are many voices that try to distract from that call but Jesus does not compete with those voices; He...

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Northwest Youth Camp

August 4, 2018

Many Sunday school students see the week of youth camp as the highlight of summer, and this year's event did not disappoint. Campers attended from branch churches in Oregon, Washington, and British Colombia, Canada, totaling nearly three hundred in all. The theme was “Seek God First,” and the key verse was Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” The theme ...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 29, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and David Warberg played a piano/keyboard duet of several songs, including “Come and Dine,” “He Set Me Free,” and “Looking for a City.” The choir then sang “He Is the Rock.”

First special: A men’s quartet of Barry Morgan, Norman Hall, Randy Baltzell, and Randy Kaady sang “I’ll Never Be Lonely Again.”

Testimonies: Norman Hall expressed heartfelt thanksgiving for all his blessings. Marcus Luka recalled a special prayer meeting at the 2016 youth camp when ...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 29, 2018

Prelude: The service began with Brian Ewers playing “I Will Praise Him” and “A Firm Foundation” on violin. The choir then sang “Forever King.”

First Special: Chris and Jillian Luka sang “Be Still and Know.”

Scripture Reading: Erik Calhoun read Revelation 2:12-17.

Last Special: Caleb Copko sang “The Potter Knows the Clay.”

Sermon: John Musgrave (pictured above) read Revelation 1:18-20 and encouraged the congregation, saying that the world may be spiritually dark, but by holding to sound doctrine Christians will be...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 22, 2018

Prelude: Kristi Riler played “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “The Trees of the Field” on the flute. The choir followed, singing “Bless Him (Medley).”

First Special: Randy Kaady and Gary Wolfe sang “Day by Day.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Hebrews 11:32-40.

Last Special: Imelda Nedelcu sang “He Looked Beyond My Fault.”

Sermon: Echoing the instructions outlined in Hebrews 12:1-3, Darrel Lee spoke on running the Christian race with patience.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.

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