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Sunday Evening Service

October 22, 2017

Prelude: Sam Cantrell, Chris Luka, and Rich Barrett played “More Precious than Silver” on their trombones. Following this, Dan Hall, Kylie Lucescu, and Randy Baltzell sang “I Believe God.”

Featured Testimonies: Dan Hall was thankful that when facing a possible schedule change, he prayed and the Lord worked it out so he can continue having Sundays off from work. Duane Wilson shared how he had the opportunity to pray with his brother a few months...

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Youth Corn Maze Trip

October 21, 2017

Despite a Saturday forecast of four to six inches of rain, the young people were determined to continue the annual tradition of a fall trip to The Maize on Sauvie’s Island. They met at the church at 3:00 p.m. and three vans departed together. It was, indeed, very rainy. However, in comparison to the downpour experienced at the corn field last year, there was a general sense of gratitude for this year’s moderate amount...

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Friday Evening Bible Study

October 20, 2017

Bob Downey taught on Holiness in Beliefs and Values, as part three of the Living Holy series. He began with the admonition that all one’s beliefs and values need to be grounded in God’s Word, no matter what society may say to the contrary. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” God’s ways are always best.

Sanctification enables...

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Friday Evening Youth Focus

October 20, 2017

Dinner was served starting at 7:00 p.m. to begin the October 20 youth focus session. The menu included a hot bowl of chili and chocolate chip or pumpkin cookies for dessert—a perfect meal for a fall evening! After eating, everyone moved to the general seating area and divided into a boys' team and a girls' team for a game of Bible trivia led by Clark Wolfe. The questions ranged from easy to difficult, and...

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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 5

October 18, 2017

The fall Bible study series on “The Life and Teachings of Paul” continued on October 18 with a session taught by Dwight Baltzell on Paul’s third missionary journey. His primary text was Acts 18:23 through 21:17, 1 and he also included passages from 2 Corinthians and Romans.

Brother Dwight began by establishing some facts about Paul’s third missionary trip. It was his final trip of this kind and the duration was about five years...

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Tuesday Evening Service

October 17, 2017

Prelude: Caleb Copko played “Heaven Came Down” on the double bass.

Featured Testimonies: Darrel Lee interviewed his wife, Debbie (pictured above), since this was her birthday. In the interview, she shared how she was saved at about age six, and mentioned some of the things that impacted her spiritually as she grew up. The Lord blessed her with two children and now she is thankful for seven grandchildren and one on the way. At the...

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Sunday Morning Service

October 15, 2017

Prelude: The brass played “All the Way My Savior Leads Me” and “Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore Him.” The choir then sang “We Have Won.”

First Special: A mixed quartet sang “This Is My Father’s World.”

Scripture Reading: Tom Pricskett read 1 Timothy 4:1-13.

Last Special: Deborah Brenner sang “Let the Words of My Mouth.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used 1 Timothy 4:16 for his text, explaining that doctrine means teaching or instruction, and that those who will embrace sound doctrine will...

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Sunday Evening Service

October 15, 2017

Prelude: Shyla Tarpo played “Shall We Gather at the River” and “Down By the Riverside,” on the clarinet. Alicia Parker and Savannah and Kristin Lee then sang “I’ve Been Changed.”

Featured Testimonies: Trina Ruiz said she has been having trouble with her equilibrium which kept her from singing in the choir, but she prayed about it recently and God has helped her to feel well whenever it is time for the choir to sing....

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Friday Evening Service

October 13, 2017

Prelude: Emmaline, Mikayla, and Victoria Worthington sang “Greater Is He.”

Featured Testimonies: Troy Ross rejoiced that he received his sanctification this year at camp meeting, and said that lately he has really been enjoying God’s presence in his life. Kaye Montgomery shared how the Lord called after her heart forty-three years ago in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and made a wonderful change in her life. Sylvia Phillips said recently she got very sick after knee surgery,...

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Fall Bible Study Series: Part 4

October 11, 2017

The fourth session of “The Life and Teachings of Paul” study series was held October 11. The topic was Paul’s second missionary journey, and the Scriptures covered were Acts 15:36 to 18:22, the Book of Galatians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Ed Habre began the lessons by reading John 20:21, “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you." He brought out...

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