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Sunday Evening Service

June 19, 2017

The music during the Sunday services on Father’s Day featured music by one of the fathers in our congregation—Ted Friesen. He started writing music at age sixteen when his mother gave him a simple song that inspired him, and he wrote many songs since then. For prelude, Riley Friesen played his grandfather’s song, “I Can Almost Hear the Sound of the Trumpet,” and then a mixed trio followed with “I’ll Do What I Can.”...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 18, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra began with “This Is My Father’s World,” and “Fanfare and Processional on God of Our Fathers.” The choir then sang “By His Strength.”

Father’s Day Recognition: Fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and two great-great-grandfathers were asked to stand and be recognized. In addition, Ted Friesen, a grandfather in the Portland congregation, has written many songs over the years. The congregational songs and vocal specials for this morning’s service featured his...

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Friday Evening Service

June 16, 2017

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” on the piano.

Featured Testimonies: Marcus Luka told how he was stressed over an upcoming final at school, but he prayed, and the parts he was struggling with ended up not being on the test. Cindie Baltzell said she had not been feeling good the last few months so she got prayed for last Sunday night, and this week has been so much...

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Tuesday Evening Service

June 13, 2017

Prelude: Amanda Riler (pictured above) played “Sonata No. 1” by Vivaldi and “It Is Well” on the bass viol. A Fedosov ladies’ quartet then sang “This Little Light of Mine.”

Featured Testimonies: Gary Riler was thankful God called after his heart and helped him pray through to salvation and gave him a victorious life. Verna King remembered the day before the church dedication service in Langley, BC, Canada, how the Lord provided for their need...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 11, 2017

Prelude: The brass played “Promise Medley.” After this, the choir sang “When He Calls I’ll Fly Away.”

Featured Testimonies: Irina Fedosov was thankful for the change God made in her life when He saved her even though she was just a young child. Ellen Morgan shared how the Lord saved her at the age of nineteen at Midwest camp meeting, sanctified her later that fall, and the next spring at special meetings in Denver, Colorado,...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 11, 2017

Prelude: The brass played “Amazing Grace” and “Days of Elijah.” The choir followed, singing “We Believe,” with Moriah Copko as soloist.

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Christi Larrechea sang “At Your Name.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read 1 Thessalonians 5:11-24.

Last Special: Chris Luka sang “Voice of Truth.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee read from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7, teaching on the subject of holiness and sanctification.

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Friday Evening Service

June 9, 2017

Prelude: Mackenzie Ewers played a violin solo of “I’ll Fly Away Medly,” accompanied by Kristi Riler on the piano and Matt Hanson on the banjo. A male quartet then sang “A Miracle of Love.”

Featured Testimonies: Duane Wilson shared how the Lord has been helping take care of details regarding the care of his brother who has cancer. Matt Hanson was thankful that when he leans on the Lord, He holds him up. Trina Paulsen...

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Tuesday Evening Service

June 6, 2017

Prelude: Harmony Hinkle played “Happy Birthday,” “Kite in the Sky” and “Rain Forest” on the piano. Harmony, Grace and Charity Hinkle then sang “Fruit Song.” Leah Lup played a piano solo of “Firefly” and Zachary Lup played “Sonata in A Minor.” Zachary then accompanied Leah as she sang “Jesus.”

Featured Testimonies:Jodie Hinkle told how when she first came to church she didn’t realize God could save children, but when her son asked Jesus into his...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 4, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Surely, the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place” and “I Sing Praises.” The choir followed with “Holy Spirit Medley.”

First Special: The octet sang “Born to Praise” (pictured above).

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read Acts 1:1-8.

Last Special: Deborah Brenner sang “Breath of God.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Acts 2:1-4 for the text of his sermon on Pentecost, focusing on four aspects: God’s promise to send the Holy Spirit, the purpose of the baptism of...

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Sunday Evening Youth Service

June 4, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “How Great Is Our God” and “Your Grace Is Enough.” The choir followed with “We Shall Rise Medley” (pictured above).

Featured Testimonies: David Heintz told how the Lord saved him and made a real change in him. Victoria Worthington is thankful God can help even when everything seems overwhelming, and that He has a plan for her life. Russell Mathews thanked the Lord for his new job, saying that although it is not what...

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