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Sunday Evening Service

April 9, 2017

Prelude: A string group played “Surely the Presence,” “Intermezzo,” and “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” Then the choir sang “This Is the Day.”

Featured Testimonies: Victoria Worthington expressed gratitude for God’s help recently when she had to take a national board exam. Nolan Roby shared how the Lord was with them when his wife had a stroke recently, and how they were able to let their light shine through the difficult circumstances. One of the nurses...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 9, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Antiphonal Praise” and “Crown Him King Medley.” The choir followed with “Blessed Is the King of Israel,” accompanied by the orchestra.

First Special: A ladies’ sextet sang “We Declare Your Majesty.”

Scripture Reading: Steve Mixer read Mark 11:1-11.

Last Special: Chris Luka sang “I Will Praise Him.”

Sermon: Preaching from Mark 11:15-18, Darrel Lee compared Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple with the cleansing of a person’s heart.

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Friday Evening Youth Service

April 7, 2017

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Glorify Thy Name” and “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing).” The choir then sang “Are You Dressed for the Wedding?”

Featured Testimonies: Iudita Trotter said in June it will be one year since her mom passed away, which reminds her of the importance of being ready for Heaven. Emmaline Worthington was thankful she can shine her light at high school. Hunter Cripps mentioned that sometimes he stresses out when he tries ...

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Sunday Evening Service

April 2, 2017

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “My Jesus, I Love Thee” on the organ. The choir sang “We Are Still the Church.”

Baby Dedication: Shawn and Polina Witham requested the dedication of their daughter Nora Jane. Darrel Lee began by reading Deuteronomy 4:32 and spoke of the responsibility of parents to share with their children the mighty acts of God that they have seen and experienced. The parents sang “Every Mother’s Prayer,” followed Brother Darrel leading everyone...

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Sunday Morning Service

April 2, 2017

Prelude: A brass ensemble played “Saints Bound for Heaven” and “Brighten the Corner.” The choir then sang “You’re Gonna Make It.”

First Special: Imelda Nedelcu, Michael McCarville, and Moriah Copko (pictured above) sang “This I Believe.”

Scripture Reading: Dwight Baltzell read 2 Corinthians 5:10-21.

Last Special: Peter Moberg sang “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached using 2 Corinthians 5:17 for his text, speaking of the change that takes place in a person when he or she is justified and ...

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Friday Evening Service

March 31, 2017

Prelude: Jon and Sam Cantrell (pictured above) performed a trumpet/trombone duet, first playing “Hallelujah, What a Savior” and then “Are You Washed?” Dan and Norman Hall followed singing “I’ve Got a New-Born Feeling.”

Featured Testimonies: Earl Phillips shared how, when he was a young man, his mother prayed for him, and conviction came upon him, causing him to pray and give his heart to the Lord. Isabella McCarville was thankful her brother helped her pray...

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Tuesday Evening Service

March 28, 2017

Prelude: Julianne Luka played a viola solo of “Amazing Grace” and “Gigue.” Rebecca Luka then sang “Firm Foundation.”

Featured Testimonies: Wendy Chasteen shared that her mom was diagnosed with stage four cancer about three years ago, but through God’s power and mercy, the latest tests were clear. Jack Chasteen told how the Lord saved him at age thirteen at camp meeting. Sylvia Phillips said she was saved on March 21, 1948, and Jesus is the...

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Sunday Evening Service

March 26, 2017

Prelude: Pianist Janice Calhoun played “Come, Every One Who Is Thirsty” and “O Magnify the Lord.” Then Chris Luka, Brad Mathews, Gary Riler, and Gary Wolfe sang “Step into the Water.”

Featured Testimonies: Shirley Johnson testified that she gave her heart to the Lord while in high school, and God has been good to her through every stage of life. Marlene Heintz said she and her husband have had the privilege to be foster...

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Sunday Morning Service

March 26, 2017

Prelude: Violinist Jane Ewers played “I Asked the Lord,” “Medley of ‘Schindler’s List,’” and “Via Dolorosa.” Then the choir sang “Wonderful, Merciful, Savior.”

First Special: Chris Luka, Michael McCarville, and Imelda Nedelcu sang “Jesus, You’re All that I Need.”

Scripture Reading: Sam Ajayi read Revelation 3:15-22.

Last Special: Kristi Riler (pictured above) sang “I Am Willing, Lord.”

Sermon: Tom Pricskett preached from Revelation 3:20, saying Jesus stands at the door of each person’s heart and knocks, and if invited He will...

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