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Sunday Evening Service

March 25, 2018

Prelude: Jane Ewers played a violin solo of “Somebody’s Praying for You” and “The Holy City.” The choir followed, singing “We Cry Hosanna, Lord.”

Featured Testimonies: Denise Macomber shared how her grandmother was faithful to bring her to Sunday school and pray for her when she was a child, and at the age of eighteen she gave her heart to the Lord. Much has happened since then, and now she is a grandmother who desires to help her...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 25, 2018

Prelude: The brass (pictured above) played “Oh Master, Let Me Walk with Thee,” and “Praise Medley.” The choir then sang “Praise to the King,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A male quartet sang “He Became Poor.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read Matthew 21:1-11.

Last Special: Peter Moberg sang “Healer of My Heart.”

Sermon: Randy Macomber, from Chehalis, Washington, used John 1:29-36 for his text and offered this message of hope: “Whatever you need today, may I encourage ...

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Friday Evening Service

March 23, 2018

Prelude: Jaewon Yune played “Praeludium and Allegro” on the violin.

Featured Testimonies: Sylvia Phillips said that it has been seventy years since the Lord saved her at age fifteen, and He has given her a beautiful life. Sam Asaya was thankful that when he had a sore throat recently, the Lord healed him. Natacha Andrews was also thankful for God’s healing touch recently when her parents were out of the country and she got very...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Service

March 20, 2018

Prelude: Sam Cantrell played “Worthy Is the Lamb” on the trombone. The young people’s choir then sang “Everlasting.”

Featured Testimonies: Moriah Copko was thankful that when her co-workers ask her about weekend plans, they know not to invite her to go drinking with them because she’s a Christian, and they respect her for it. Savannah Lee gave thanks that she can also shine her light at work, and although she doesn’t remember telling her boss...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 18, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “I’d Rather Have Jesus” and “Joy Medley.” The choir joined the orchestra and sang “Come, Thou Almighty King.”

Featured Testimonies: Makasya Larrechea recalled how scared she was when her appendix ruptured a few years ago, but a minister prayed for her before her operation, and God healed her. Ade Asaya (pictured above) said that leaving work recently she asked God to provide for a need, and she was thankful that by...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 18, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Sungun Yune played a piano and organ duet of “I am Willing, Lord” and “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, followed by singing “Jerusalem,” with Mimi Witham as soloist.

First Special: A men’s quartet (pictured above) sang “John Saw.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read from Jonah 1:1-5.

Last Special: Deborah Brenner sang “Holy Like You.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from Jonah 2:8 warning that it is useless to try to believe that...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

March 16, 2018

The youth group met for their monthly youth focus session on Friday, March 23. They started with a meal of nachos and a time of fellowship, and then played a game of “team Pictionary.” Teams raced to sketch and identify a variety of Bible characters and objects, with the fastest team winning one billion points! The points had no monetary value, but the pride of accomplishment was invaluable.

The study topic of the evening was...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

March 16, 2018

The seventh Bible study in the Living Holy series was titled “Holiness in Our Actions.” Sam Ajayi used Psalm 101:1-8 where the Psalmist identified some actions that are vital for holy living. Psalm 101:2 says, “I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way . . . I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.”

Brother Sam shared some of his personal testimony about how God saved him in 1975, and how he later learned...

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Tuesday Evening Youth Recital

March 13, 2018

A youth recital was held on Tuesday evening, March 13. Several of the performers had recently participated in music competitions, some of whom were awarded a ranking at the state level! The music from those competitions and other special numbers were presented at the recital.

During the one-hour program, the audience heard thirteen musicians whose grade levels ranged from sixth through twelfth. They played a variety of instruments, including the piano, violin, viola, cello,...

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