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Sunday Morning Service

March 11, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra opened with “More Precious than Silver, and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Then they accompanied the choir for the song “The Great Medley.”

First Special: Shelby Warberg, Michael McCarville, and Moriah Copko sang “The Blood-Washed Pilgrim.”

Scripture Reading: Byron Parker read 2 Kings 6:8-18.

Last Special: The choir sang “Give Me Jesus,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Sermon: Using James 4:7 for his text, Charles Schleicher, pastor in Madison, Wisconsin, reminded the congregation that if they submit to God and...

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Friday Evening Service

March 9, 2018

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Standin’ in the Need of Prayer,” and “Sound the Battle Cry.” The choir then sang “Be Exalted, O God.”

Testimonies: Tina Chasteen said the Lord saved her twenty nine years ago at special meetings in Roseburg, when she surrendered her heart to Him. Boniface Osunkwo shared how the Lord came into his heart and transformed his life. Charles Schleicher told how he brought a broken life and problems to God, ...

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Thursday Evening Service

March 8, 2018

Prelude: A string quartet played “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5,” and “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.” Then the octet (pictured above) sang “This Is God’s House.”

Featured testimonies: Kristin Lee testified that she received salvation at a young age during a children’s church service, and the experience was real; God gave her new life. Irina Fedosov said the Lord called after her heart when she was a young girl, and...

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Wednesday Evening Service

March 7, 2018

Prelude: Janice Calhoun and Rosie Lambert played a piano duet of “Amazing Love,” “Lord, I Lift your Name on High,” and “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” Then the choir sang “Victory in Jesus.”

Featured testimonies: Melissa Downey testified that God saved her at the age of thirteen during a Midwest camp meeting, and a burden was lifted. Caleb Copko testified that as his eighteenth birthday approached, he was not ready for Heaven and...

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Tuesday Evening Service

March 6, 2018

Prelude: A trombone quartet of Rich Barrett, Sam Cantrell, Curt Cook, and Chris Luka played “All He Wants Is You” and “As a Volunteer.” Then a men’s quartet sang “Sinner, You’ll Miss Heaven.”

Featured Testimonies: Lori McKibben testified that when she gave her heart to the Lord as a teenager, He gave her peace and joy that has lasted through the ups and downs of life. Donovan Ewers testified that he loves the Lord and...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 4, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” and “We Will Glorify.” A mixed quartet sang “We Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God.”

Testimonies: Don Scholz (pictured above) testified that he and his wife came to church the Sunday before Thanksgiving in 1976 with the purpose of getting saved, and God has given him over forty-one years of victory over sin. Lisa Butler said that she felt conviction for the first time when...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 4, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Antiphonal Praise” and “Stayed Upon Jehovah.” The choir then sang “Victor’s Crown,” with accompaniment orchestra.

First special: The octet sang “We Believe.”

Scripture reading: John Musgrave read Luke 11:5-13.

Last special: Michael McCarville sang “For What Earthly Reason”

Sermon: Dave Lambert (pictured above), the pastor in Woodlake, California, took his text from Luke 11:8, and encouraged the congregation to keep persevering in prayer, believing that God will answer according to His will.

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Saturday Youth Activities

March 3, 2018

The opening weekend of Portland special meetings was designated as a youth weekend, including a youth service on Friday evening and a full day of activities the following day. The first item on the agenda for Saturday was breakfast at the Fellowship Lodge, with breakfast burritos, mixed fruit, and cinnamon rolls on the menu. Once everyone’s appetite was satisfied, the plates were cleared and teams of young people participated in a short challenge to...

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Friday Evening Youth Service

March 2, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “My Life Is In You, Lord,” followed by the choir singing “Let the Worshippers Arise.”

Testimonies: Tyler Green testified that God saved him on the last Sunday of Portland camp meeting. Hunter McCarville said he is thankful God has kept him from sinful habits, and he believes that God will help him get something out of special meetings. Riley Friesen thanked God for His protection while driving on the highways, including...

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Sunday Morning Service

February 25, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “What a Mighty God.” The choir then sang “Hallelujah (Alleluia)” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A ladies’ quartet sang “Bring All Your Needs to the Altar.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read Isaiah 35:1-10.

Last Special: Ashley Morgan sang “No More Night.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee used Revelation 20:1-3 for his text, outlining events that will take place when Jesus returns. He encouraged everyone to be ready, saying that there is something beautiful ahead for...

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