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.
Church celebrates God’s word
COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church plans a 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. Sunday school for all ages starts at 9 a.m. with the adult class studying Ephesians. Fellowship this week is the Thrivent picnic held at Riverside Park in La Grande at noon. All are invited. Church services are held at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Lamb performs pet blessing services
Pastor Mike Lamb will conduct pet blessing services at the Cove Methodist Church and Union United Methodist Church Sunday. Weather permitting, the Cove service will be outside, behind the lower parking lot, in the grass.
The Cove service will start at 9 a.m., with a coffee fellowship afterward.
The Union service is set for 11 a.m. on the lawn.
The community is welcome to bring their animals and join either celebration.
At Union, the church hosts 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. For more information, call Mary at 541-805-4826.
Union’s Wednesday prayer meeting runs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. People with a prayer request can contact a church member or call 541-562-5848.
Special service set July 4 in the chapel
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the third Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. The office will be closed and there will be no services Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, while the rector is at Discovery Camp at Ascension School in Cove. A special service of Morning Prayer for Independence Day will be offered at 8:30 a.m. July 4 in the chapel.
‘Notes on Christian Conduct’ is lesson
Doug Edmonds’ lesson Sunday at the Church of Christ will be “Notes on Christian Conduct” coming from the passage Colossians 4. Communion is taken every Sunday. Sunday morning classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and worship service follows at 10:30 a.m. A children’s church is offered during the sermon. Wednesday small groups are at 7 p.m. at various homes.
Foot-washing service unfolds Saturday
All who have taken the Lord Jesus as their death, burial and resurrection are welcome to join the La Grande Seventh-day Adventist church at 11 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the Lord’s Supper preceded by a foot-washing service.
‘Make Joyful Noise’ is theme Sunday
“Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord” is the theme of the fifth Sunday Sermon-in-Song at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave. Special musical numbers are planned for the 10 a.m. worship service, which will also include a celebration of Christian baptism. Refreshments will follow the service.
Jesus is willing to be with all people
Faith Lutheran Church will hold its Divine Service at 10 a.m. Sunday with a sermon referencing Matthew Chapter 9. There, Jesus has dinner with Matthew the tax collector, a man considered a sinner. The sermon will highlight that Jesus is willing to be with all people. All are invited to a picnic at Riverside Park immediately following the service. The picnic is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Church Out Of Church serves community
The La Grande United Methodist Church sets aside the fifth Sunday to dedicate its time and talents to the community through Church Out Of Church. Following a brief service at 9 a.m., church members will use their talents in several ways. Some will work in the woodlot. Others will work to repair a porch and install a ramp or to paint a carport. Another group will remain inside the church and prepare pillowcases for community distribution. A final group will provide support and assistance for the other groups. At noon, church members will join together for lunch and progress reports.
Song fest, ‘Ask the Pastor’ slated
ENTERPRISE — A song fest and “Ask the Pastor” are happening at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship at Enterprise Community Congregational Church. The 9 a.m. Bible study will reference Matthew 10:40-42.