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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.

Pastor Laura Hudson’s sermon, “Receiving the Spirit,” will be based on Numbers 11:24-30 and John 20:19-23. Holy Communion will be served.

St. Peter’s observes day of Pentecost

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the Day of Pentecost with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. Those attending are invited to wear something red. 

Book club will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall. Morning prayer is offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the chapel. A midweek Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, also in the chapel.

Zion celebrates EOU graduates 

Zion Lutheran Church will celebrate the Day of Pentecost with Pastor Colleen Nelson Sunday. The 9:30 a.m. service includes the celebration of Holy Communion. Three Eastern Oregon University seniors will be honored with a graduation reception during fellowship time following the worship service.

The last of the “Painting the Stars” film series and discussion forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the K-House, Sixth and I streets. The forum is free to the public.

Zion Lutheran Church is an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregation.

Lineage of Jesus is sermon focus

COVE — Sunday, the Cove United Methodist Church is starting to go through the Book of Matthew. The sermon, during the 9 a.m. service, will take an in-depth look at the lineage of Jesus, all the way from Abraham to Joseph and how God’s promise to both Abraham and King David were fulfilled. 

Matthew 1:1-17 is the Scripture reference.

A coffee fellowship will follow.  

 A multi-denominational church effort has started a Young Life program in Cove and Union. The new organization is looking for prayers and support.  

The church is located at 1708 Jasper St., in Cove.

Church honors graduates Sunday 

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave., will celebrate Pentecost and honor high school and college graduates at the 10 a.m. worship service. Pastor Don Dunn will speak on “Pentecost and Church Leadership,” with references to Numbers 11:24-30 and Psalm 104:24-35.  The chancel choir will sing “On Eagle’s Wings.” A no-host lunch at the Smokehouse Restaurant will follow worship.

Pastor focuses on reconciliation

Reconciliation is one of the greatest words in all the Bible and in our vocabulary as well, says pastor Michael Armayor.

“Greater yet is to know that God has already reconciled us to himself as a human race some 2,000 years ago,” Armayor said. “For those who accept and experience it, God has privileged us as ambassadors of the ministry of reconciliation.” Armayor will focus on this subject, speaking first at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist church and then at 11 a.m. at the La Grande SDA church.

Yard sale, Bible school coming soon 

Sunday is the 50th day after Passover. The term Pentecost means “50th day.” On that day in the first century, which was seven Sundays after Jesus Christ’s resurrection, the Holy Spirit was poured out on the disciples in order that they proclaimed the Gospel in every person’s language. The prophet Joel prophesied this as he wrote, “I (the Lord) will pour out My Spirit on all people.” (Joel 2:28). Christians recognize the Holy Spirit’s work to have people live sanctified. There will be a Matins Service at 10 a.m. 

Faith Lutheran Church’s annual yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14.

Faith’s Vacation Bible School, “Gangway to Galilee, Amazing Grace Adventures,” will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 16-20. 

Methodists celebrate with music, ministry

The La Grande United Methodist Church will celebrate Pentecost through music and ministry Sunday. The congregation continues to work toward living the resurrection, Pastor Steve Wolff will explore this process though a sermon titled “What It Was Like.”

The service begins at 10 a.m. Fellowship follows the service. While child care is available, all are welcome in the service.

‘Alive with Christ’ is lesson topic 

Doug Edmonds’ lesson Sunday at the Church of Christ will be “Alive with Christ,” based on Colossians 2:11-23. Communion is taken every Sunday. 

Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and the worship service follows at 10:30 a.m. A children’s church is offered during the sermon for the little ones. Wednesday small groups are at 7 p.m. at various home locations.

‘Living waters’ is Sunday theme

ENTERPRISE — Enterprise Community Congregational Church celebrates Pentecost with “Rivers Flowing Living Waters” in Bible study at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. 

Men’s Fellowship meets for breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Red Rooster.

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