>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer 02/08/16

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow COMMUNITY arrow Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

HIGHLIGHTS: First Christian Church celebrates pastor’s ministry

Pastor Don Dunn’s message, “Encouragement in Christ,” will be based on Philippians 2:1-13 at the 10 a.m. service at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in La Grande. During the service, the Children’s Choir and Stacy Webster will sing.

This will be Pastor Don’s last Sunday with the congregation. Friends are invited to a reception celebrating the ministry of Pastor Don and his wife, Bobbi, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall of the church.

At 150 years old, the La Grande Wesleyan Church returns to its roots

Pastor Steve Wolff poses in front of the La Grande United Methodist Church’s organ. (Will Bowman photo)
Just in front of the Oregon capital building in Salem, stands an iron gray statue: a man in a cape on a horse, hair parted down the middle, left hand firmly on his reins, his right holding up a Bible, a book into which he buries his head and reads as he rides. 



Church turns 100: Celebration unfolds Aug. 9

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church has been a La Grande institution for 100 years. (Will Bowman photo)
Sanctuary: a long straight aisle parts pews like the Red Sea. Two stairs. An altar draped in white. Sacrosanct statuettes of Christ, his disciples and Theotokos: Mary, mother of God, the church’s namesake.



HIGHLIGHTS: Bowman shows video ‘The Son’

Bowman shows video ‘The Son’ 

Zion Lutheran Church will celebrate the sixth Sunday after Pentecost. The 9:30 a.m. worship service is followed by fellowship at 10:30 a.m.

During the 11 a.m. class/forum time, Zion Lutheran has invited representatives from various local organizations that are supported by Zion.

HIGHLIGHTS: MEGA Sports Camp starts Monday

MEGA Sports Camp starts Monday 

If parents want to drop a ton of fun into their child’s summer, then MEGA Sports Camp is right for them.

Valley Fellowship in La Grande is offering kids in kindergarten through sixth grades three days to learn more about sports, discover character-building concepts and have fun.

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost celebrated

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost celebrated 

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the fourth Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. The office will be closed and there will be no midweek services next week while the rector is serving at Beginners Camp at Ascension School in Cove.

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Help from the Hills’ is focus Sunday

‘Help from the Hills’ is focus Sunday 

The Third Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated during the 9:30 a.m. service at the First Presbyterian Church. During the summer, favorite psalms of the congregation will be the focus of the Sunday services. This Sunday, scripture and hymns commemorate Psalm 121. The sermon, “Help from the Hills,” will be based on that Psalm and also Romans 8:31-39. The Bible Mini-series continues Sunday afternoon at the Andrews’ residence from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Freedom rally seeks to abolish injustice in 21st century

JOSEPH — Joseph Baptist, Summit and Christ Covenant churches along with several corporate sponsors will join forces in The Wallowa County A21 Campaign, beginning with a freedom rally on July 4.

“From Boko Harum to immigrants fleeing trafficking into the U.S., we are hearing more and more about this horrible injustice,” said Stephen Bartlow, pastor of the Joseph Baptist Church. “It’s happening right now in Oregon, and it grabs my heart because my daughter is the average age of these girls who are sex trafficked.”

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Second Sunday after Pentecost observed

Second Sunday after Pentecost observed 

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the second Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. Morning prayer is offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the chapel.

HIGHLIGHTS: Church celebrates Trinity Sunday

Church celebrates Trinity Sunday 

As the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave., celebrates Trinity Sunday, Pastor Don Dunn will speak on “The Trinity and Discipleship,” from 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Matthew 28:16-20. Worship begins at 10 a.m. 

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Pentecost will be celebrated Sunday

Pentecost will be celebrated Sunday 

Pentecost will be celebrated during the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday morning at the First Presbyterian Church.

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘One as We Are’ is sermon title for community church

‘One as We Are’ is sermon title for community church

ENTERPRISE — “One as We Are,” based on John 17:1-26, will be the focus of study this Sunday at Enterprise Community Congregational Church. Bible study classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and worship follows at 11.


CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Painting the Stars’ forum continues

‘Painting the Stars’ forum continues 

Zion Lutheran Church will observe the Fourth Sunday of Easter with Pastor Colleen Nelson. The 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion worship service will be followed by fellowship time at 10:30 a.m., with classes and an adult forum following at 11 a.m. 

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘They Did Not Recognize Him’

‘They Did Not Recognize Him’ 

COVE — The Grace Community Lutheran Church worship service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Carl Seelhoff’s sermon title is “They Did Not Recognize Him.” Sunday school for all ages starts at 
9 a.m. Fellowship follows the service. Men’s Bible study and breakfast continues its study of Romans at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays. All activities are held at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church.

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Painting the Stars’ series begins Tuesday

‘Painting the Stars’ series begins Tuesday 

“Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith” will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning April 29, at K-House, 900 Sixth St.

<< Start < Previous page 1 2 Next page > End >>

Results 1 - 25 of 29
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2016 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use