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Sunday Morning Service

June 21, 2020

The Sunday morning service on June 21 was interspersed with special music showing appreciation for our earthly dads as well as our Heavenly Father, and several dads with their families were able to enjoy the music in person by making a reservation.

The service began with a string quartet prelude of “Grace Greater than Our Sin” featuring Jaewon Yune, Mackenzie Ewers, Julianne Luka, and Andrea Gaston. Then Darrel Lee read Ecclesiastes 1:3-8 and 12:13.

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Sunday Evening Service

June 21, 2020

Prelude: The prelude was a brass quartet playing “A Closer Walk” and “When We All Get to Heaven.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read James 2:14-20 and verse 26.

Special: Chris and Marcus Luka sang “In the Arms of Sweet Deliverance.”

Testimony: Rob Moen told of kneeling at a metal chair at youth camp and getting saved just before he went into high school. He gave thanks for his faithful father who raised him in this Gospel, and mentioned special...

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Friday Evening Service

June 19, 2020

Prelude: Carter Luka played “How Majestic Is Your Name” on the bassoon.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 93:1-5.

Testimony: Maya Nedelcu gave a shout to the Lord for saving her and later sanctifying her during a time of home devotions. A few years later the Lord baptized her with the Holy Ghost and she is glad for His comfort during these challenging days.

Special: A ladies’ group sang “Great Is the Lord.”

Testimony:Mackenzie Ewers shared that she was...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 14, 2020

Prelude: Chris Luka played “Day by Day” and “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder” on the trombone.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Romans 8:1-6.

Special: Victoria Heintz, Shelby Warburg, and Azaria Charles (pictured above) sang “This Little Light of Mine.”

Testimony: Shelby Warburg expressed gratitude for her Christian heritage in the Gospel, and that she has the hope of Heaven.

Special: The ladies' trio sang “My Jesus, I Love Thee.”

Testimony: Azaria Charles told of her desire to take advantage of the extra...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 14, 2020

Prelude: Sungun Yune played “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “This Is the Day,” and “He Has Made Me Glad,” on the organ.

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 1 Corinthians 15:51-58.

Special: An octet sang “This Is the Day.”

Testimony: Brad Mathews (pictured above) told how the Lord saved him when he was twelve years old and made a change in his life. He was also thankful that recently when his little granddaughter sprained her arm, the Lord healed it.

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Friday Evening Service

June 12, 2020

Prelude: David Warburg played a tuba solo of “I’m Feeling Fine” and “When We All Get to Heaven.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 67:1-7.

Testimony: Ade Asaya gave thanks for how the Lord saved her and gave her peace and joy. She said it has been a great journey and it is still underway.

Special: Ade and Sarah Asaya sang “The Love of God.”

Testimony: Sarah Asaya (pictured above) shared how recently she had felt scared because of things going on around...

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Sunday Evening Service

June 7, 2020

Prelude: A brass trio of Justin Green, Josh Friesen, and Sam Cantrell played “Living for Jesus” and “Send the Light.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read John 14:1-3.

Special: A Copko/Lee male quartet (pictured above) sang “Bigger than Any Mountain,” accompanied by Donna Copko on the double bass.

Testimony: Payton Lee thanked the Lord for saving and sanctifying him. He also said that society’s shutdown due to the coronavirus has helped him have a better appreciation for some things, such...

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Sunday Morning Service

June 7, 2020

Prelude: Pianist Janice Calhoun played a medley of hymns about Heaven, ending with “I Can Only Imagine.” She also played “If My People Will Pray.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Special: Rosie, Diana, and Holly Lambert (pictured above) sang “Keeping My Eyes on You.”

Testimony: Diana Lambert thanked God for saving and sanctifying her when she was young. She said sanctification has had a significant impact on her life, separating her further from the world and drawing...

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Friday Evening Service

June 5, 2020

Prelude: Jane Ewers played a violin solo of “Seek Ye First” and “I’ll Be a Sunbeam.”

Scripture Reading: Dave Lambert read Psalm 3:1-8.

Special: Sam Cantrell and Troy Ross sang “Built on Amazing Grace.”

Testimony: Sam Cantrell said he was born into a Christian home and taken to church from his earliest memory, but that did not make him a Christian. Several years ago, he prayed on a Friday night and God saved him. Now he is thankful he...

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