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Fall Bible Study Series

October 26, 2016

The sixth Bible study session on the twelve disciples was held Wednesday, October 26, with Ed Habre teaching about Thomas and Matthew. First he spoke of the qualities that allowed these ordinary men to be chosen by the Lord for such a unique role, including their faith, loyalty, and their confidence in Jesus. They followed the Lord even when many others turned...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 25, 2016

Prelude: Victoria Worthington sang “Take Down Your Harp” accompanied by Cheryl Paulsen on the harp and Janice Calhoun on the piano.

Featured testimonies: Sam Ajayi gave a report of his recent trip to Australia for camp meeting in Sydney and special meetings in Melbourne. He said the theme for both was “That I May Know Him,” and from the beginning, the prayer meetings were especially fervent, and at least five were saved and two sanctified....

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Sunday Youth Evening of Music

October 23, 2016

The special youth weekend ended Sunday with an evening of music presented by young musicians. Erik Calhoun directed the choir and orchestra and also led program, beginning with the orchestra playing “He Reigns.” Then a group of twelve girls sang “Speechless,” which says, “What kind of love could this be, that traded a throne for a cross? . . . I’m astounded as I consider how You have showed us a love that leaves...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 23, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “What Wondrous Love Is This?” and “Stayed Upon Jehovah.” The choir sang “The Battle Belongs to the Lord.”

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “When the Trumpet Sounds.”

Scripture Reading: Clark Wolfe read Acts 9:1-9.

Last Special: Paulette Wyatt sang “In Christ Alone” (pictured above).

Sermon: Johnny Wyatt Jr. took his text from Acts 9:4-6, and encouraged the congregation to have the same response Paul did when Jesus shone the light on him on the road to...

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Saturday Youth Rally

October 23, 2016

The special youth weekend held October 23-25 included activities on Saturday, beginning in the morning with a Christmas on the Campground work party. Young helpers set up lights and did a variety of other tasks, and lunch was provided in the Fellowship Lodge afterwards.

After free time in the afternoon, everyone met back at the Lodge for a youth rally. The rally began with a light supper followed by a game that incorporated Bible trivia,...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

October 21, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “He Reigns.” Then the choir sang “Celebrate the Lord of Love,” with “Look What God Is Doing.” Johnny Wyatt Jr. was the narrator.

Featured Testimonies: Imelda Nedelcu said it is a blessing to be able to sing with her daughter and be an example to her children. Shannon Gonzalez stated that she is thankful for those who have prayed for her during a recent bout with anxiety, and for the peace that God has...

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Fall Bible Study Series

October 19, 2016

October 19 was the fifth session of the fall Bible study called “The Twelve: Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Calling.” Bob Downey was the speaker, and Philip and Bartholomew were the focus of the study. Brother Bob began by describing Philip’s call—just two words from Jesus, “Follow Me.” Brother Bob said we would do well to follow quickly and without resistance, as Philip did. Later Phillip told Bartholomew (also known as Nathanael) about Jesus, ...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 16, 2016

Prelude: Gary Riler played a saxophone solo of “Jesus Loves Me” and “This Is My Father’s World” with “He’s Got the Whole World.” The choir sang “There’s Still Power in the Blood.”

Featured Testimonies: Jennifer Worthington told how the Lord healed her from a spider bite during camp meeting one year. Duane Wilson shared how the Lord turned his life around. Scott Preston said that due to a car accident and kids going off to...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 16, 2016

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “Victory in Jesus.” The choir then sang “I Plead the Blood.”

First Special: Gary Wolfe and Randy Kaady sang “Precious Hiding Place.”

Scripture Reading: Trent Paulsen read Romans 1:1-17.

Last Special: Caleb Copko sang “Go Ask” with Andrea Gaston on guitar (pictured above).

Sermon: Reading from Romans 1:17, Erik Calhoun spoke of what it means to be justified and to live by faith.

Watch the full service in the Media Center.

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Friday Evening Service

October 14, 2016

Prelude: Annika, Mackenzie, and Marcus Ewers played “Jesus Loves Me” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” on their violins. Ashley Morgan, Victoria Worthington, and Kylie Lucescu then sang “God of Grace.”

Featured Testimonies: Tim Hammer rejoiced that God turned his life around two years ago. Jim Snider shared how the Lord changed his life when he was twenty-one years old. Marcus Luka was thankful for God’s help when he was suffering with headaches...

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