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.
Congregation sings patriotic numbers
“When We Cannot Have Both!” is the message Pastor Don Dunn will share at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave., at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. He will refer to Solomon 2:8-14 and Romans 7:15-25. As this Sunday is only a couple of days following Independence Day, the congregation will sing several patriotic numbers.
Multiple personalities is sermon focus
UNION — Pastor Sue Peeples’ message at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at the United Methodist Church of Union is “The Christians with Multiple Personalities.” Communion will be offered. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. The monthly Administrative Council will then convene.
The church plays host to Fresh Food Alliance from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.
Senior lunch is at noon Tuesday, followed at 2 p.m. with Emotions Anonymous, a 12-Step program for anyone desiring to explore emotional reactions to various situations. For more information on EA, call Mary at 541-805-4826.
Wednesday prayer meeting is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. People with prayer requests should contact a church member or call 541-562-5848.
Favorite Psalms, hymns continue
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost will be celebrated during the 9:30 a.m. worship service at the First Presbyterian Church. Favorite Psalms and hymns of the congregation continue this week with Psalm 139 and hymns, “In The Garden” and “Here I Am, Lord.” Pastor Keith Hudson will lead the service. His sermon, “No Escape. Amen,” will be based on the chosen Psalm for the day.
After fellowship, which will follow the service, Hudson will show a video in the parlor about his experience the last couple of weeks on his mission trip to Oklahoma, sponsored by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
The Bible Miniseries continues from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Andrews’ home.
Young Life group gets started locally
COVE — This week, Grace Community Lutheran Church worships God and recognizes the newly formed Union County Young Life group.
Visiting Pastor John Meyer’s sermon title is “Come Ye Weary” taken from Matthew 11. Cole Clemens, area director, and his wife, Amy, will give an overview of the Young Life program. All activities are conducted at the Cove Adventist Church.
‘Hearing’ is focus of reflection Sunday
ENTERPRISE — “Hearing Father and Son,” with reference to Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, is the focus of reflection in the 9:30 a.m. Bible study and 11 a.m. worship at Enterprise Community Congregational Church Sunday.
Watch fireworks from church parking lot
Faith Lutheran welcomes people to use its parking lot and front lawn to watch the Fourth of July city fireworks.
The sermon at the church Sunday will use the Gospel of Matthew 9:35-10:8. In these verses, Jesus saw the crowds and was compassionate. They were “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Therefore, he sent out the disciples to care for them. The disciples were directed to work with those closest to them first. Eventually, Christ directs us to reach out to the world with his grace and peace.
A potluck will follow the service.
Revelations seminar kicks off July 12
Tired of living for yourself and desire something new and better now and the future? There is good news in the Bible. The Bible declares through one of the greatest men of faith — the apostle Paul — that self has already died through Christ.
The message Saturday morning at the La Grande Seventh-day Adventist church will focus on how people can experience death to the self-centered life and begin living a more love- and peace-filled life with no guilt. The church meets at the 11 a.m.
People who would like to understand the last book of the Bible, Revelations, and its symbols have a chance to do just that. A Revelations seminar begins at 9:30 p.m. July 12 at the pastor’s office at the church. This ongoing series on Saturday mornings will help people understand not only the significance of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Seven Trumpets, The Mark of the Beast, the Harlot Woman and more.
The seminar will also help people see Jesus in a more glorious and spectacular light. Seating and materials are limited.
Zion’s veterans to be recognized Sunday
Zion Lutheran Church will celebrate the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost with Pastor Colleen Nelson. The 9:30 a.m. service includes the celebration of Holy Communion. During the service, recognition of Zion’s veterans will be held. The worship service is followed by fellowship at 10:30 a.m.
Zion Lutheran is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation.
Church reflects on word of God
For the fourth Sunday after Pentecost, the La Grande United Methodist Church will reflect on the word of God in both verse and music. Pastor Steve Wolff will revisit the story of Abraham with a sermon titled “Texts of Terror: Abraham and Isaac Take a Walk.”
The church will also celebrate communion at the 10 a.m. service. At La Grande United Methodist Church, inclusive communion is celebrated. All who hear the invitation and desire to experience God and Christ in the bread and the fruit of the vine are welcome. In keeping with open communion, unfermented grape juice is used in the place of wine. Gluten-free bread is available. Following the service, coffee will be available in fellowship hall. Child care is available.