Portland News

Memorial Day Cleanup

May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, was another successful Memorial Day cleanup on the campground. Those who came to help out were grateful for fabulous weather, lots of cheerful helpers to work with, and great food to keep them fueled!

The day began for most with a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and eggs in the Fellowship Lodge. Around 8:00 a.m., teams began dispersing to tackle a variety of tasks. Several dozen worked on cleaning cabins, a team of...

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Sunday Evening Ordinance Service

May 27, 2018

Prelude: Shyla Piper played “If My People Will Pray” and “Summer” on the clarinet. The choir then sang “The Blood Medley.”

Last Special: Butch Carey sang “Jesus Is Precious.”

Lord’s Supper Sermon: Tom Pricskett read 1 Corinthians 11:23-32, bringing out that Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper so that Christians will not forget the purpose for which He came.

Foot Washing Sermon: Chet King read John 13:2-17, and encouraged the congregation to experience the peace and joy that comes with following...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 27, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun played “My Tribute” and “When Morning Guilds the Sky” on the piano. The choir then sang “Honor the Lord Medley.”

First Special: A men’s quartet sang “I’ve Been to Calvary.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Exodus 16:2-15.

Last Special: Kristi Riler (pictured above) sang “You Are My Keeper.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Exodus 16:31-33 for his text, and brought out that just as the manna was a reminder to the Israelites of God’s sustenance, remembering God’s special blessings...

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Friday Evening Service

May 25, 2018

Prelude: Ariah Piper played “Marche Slave” and “The Fly,” on the piano, followed by her sister, Ilanya, playing “Snakecharmer” on the piano. Then Ilanya sang “Trust in You” as Ariah accompanied her.

Testimonies: Cliff Paulsen testified that over fifty years ago, he experienced a real hunger for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and God helped him to earnestly seek until he received. Cindie Baltzell expressed her gratitude for the prayers and support her family received...

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Tuesday Evening Service

May 22, 2018

Prelude: Marcus Luka played “Vocalise by Rachmaninoff” and “Spirit of the Living God” on the trombone.

Testimonies: Tim Hammer testified that he realized the importance of seeking for his sanctification when he got saved, and two months later, God gave him a verse that helped him pray through and receive it. Al Smith testified that he was saved at home in 1978, and God sanctified him at church during his first Friday evening service. Deanna...

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Sunday Evening Service

May 20, 2018

Prelude: Rachel Heintz and Denise Wilson played a flute duet of “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” To complete the prelude, Dan, Cheyenna, and Darla Hall sang “The Touch of the Master’s Hand,” accompanied by Jane Ewers on the violin.

Testimonies: Rachel Heintz (pictured above) expressed gratitude for being able to come to church where she finds great support and shelter. Candy Hall thanked everyone for their cards...

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Sunday Morning Service

May 20, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” and “God of Grace and God of Glory.” The choir than sang “The Solid Rock,” with orchestral accompaniment.

First Special: The octet sang “How Great Is Our God.”

Scripture Reading: John Musgrave read Matthew 11:1-11.

Last Special: Mimi Witham sang “Eternal Life.”

Sermon: John Baros (pictured above), pastor in Medford, Oregon, used Matthew 11:2-3 for his opening Scripture and warned against having the wrong expectations of the Gospel. He brought out...

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Friday Evening Service

May 18, 2018

Prelude:The Moberg children each performed a piano solo: Eli played “The Time Machine,” Claire played “Volga Boatman,” and Julia played “Prelude in A Minor” by Bach.

Testimonies: Sam Ajayi thanked the Lord for the work of salvation, saying nothing compares to the joy it gives, and when you pray, God hears and answers. Debbie Lee spoke of visiting Romania ten years ago and was surprised at the progress of the beautiful churches and grounds she...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

May 15, 2018

Prelude: The youth choir began the service by singing “I’ve Been Changed.”

Testimonies: Susie Lucescu shared that she had been going through some hard things and was feeling sad, but Jesus gave her comfort. Ashley Morgan spoke of the Lord’s leading in her schooling choices. David Warberg said God orchestrated his life in a way that has been much better than he never could done. Tyler Green was thankful he can share the Gospel with...

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