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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 observes third Sunday of Easter

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the third Sunday of Easter with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. The “1st Sunday Forum” follows the service. 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.

St. Ann’s Guild is holding its annual spring luncheon at noon today in the parish hall. The final business meeting of the year, including election of officers, will follow the luncheon.

Men’s fellowship takes place Saturdays 

ENTERPRISE — Explore the human cry, “Stay With Us,” at Enterprise Community Congregational in worship at 11 a.m. and Bible study at
9:30 a.m. Sunday. Men’s Fellowship breakfast meets at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Red Rooster.

Pastor presents four Biblical principles

Saturday morning, Pastor Michael Armayor will present the four primary Biblical principles by which one may employ to identify a true prophet or messenger of God. Armayor’s message, titled “When Demons Speak Through Men,” will also expose the way modern-day spiritualism can manifest itself in the church. The Cove Seventh-day Adventist church meets at 9:30 a.m., and the La Grande SDA church meets at 11 a.m.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, people are invited to join Armayor at the New Town Square Market Place for the opening of World Events In Bible Prophesy Revelation Seminar. The event continues nightly except Thursday and Sunday. 

Armayor said the seminar will satisfy people’s curiosity about the future and offer specific and dramatic revelations of things to come — not from the psychics but from the unfailing Word of God. When people complete the seminar, Armayor said, they will really understand the Book of Revelation. The seminar is free. Seating and materials are limited.

Sermon focuses on the bread of life 

The Third Sunday of Easter will be celebrated during the 9:30 a.m. worship service at the First Presbyterian Church. The sermon, “I am the Bread of Life,” is based on Psalm 34:1-8 and John 6:35-51. Fellowship time will follow the service.

‘Painting the Stars’ forum continues

Zion Lutheran Church will observe the Third Sunday of Easter at its 9:30 a.m. worship service. Fellowship time will follow at 10:30 a.m.  Classes begin at 11 a.m. with the Adult Forum continuing the “Unbinding the Gospel” series.

The Quilters meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The “Painting the Stars” forum will continue from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the K-House, Sixth Street and I Avenue.  This series of film and discussion will meet Tuesdays through June 10. 

The event is free to the public. A light sandwich supper will be served. 

For more information, call Zion Lutheran Church mornings at 541-963-5998.

Sermon is titled ‘Great Power” 

COVE — The Cove United Methodist Church is celebrating the third Sunday of Easter.  The sermon, titled “Great Power,” is about the power and authority given to the disciples after the resurrection. 

The service will start at 9 a.m., with a coffee fellowship afterward.  

The final men’s breakfast before summer begins will be at 8 a.m. Saturday in the daylight basement fellowship hall. This time, the men will invite the women to enjoy food and fellowship. The next men’s breakfast will be September, as summer farming and ranching schedules make it hard for many to attend.  

A Bible study is held at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the fellowship hall. All are welcome. This Wednesday, the focus will be on the Beatitudes in Matthew. 

Find the church at 1708 Jasper St. in Cove.

Transformation is message focus

“Two Persons’ Unexpected Transformation” is the subject of Pastor Don Dunn’s message at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave. He will refer to Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 and Luke 24:13-35. Worship begins at 10 a.m., and communion is observed every Sunday. All believers are invited to participate in communion.

A potluck luncheon will follow worship Sunday. New members, from the past year, will be introduced and honored.

Pastor’s sermon is titled ‘Road Show’ 

On the third Sunday of Easter, the La Grande United Methodist Church will continue to work toward Living the Resurrection. To this end, Pastor Steve Wolff will present a  sermon titled “Road Show.” Communion will also be offered. The church celebrates an inclusive communion. All who hear this 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 communion bread is also available. Following the service, coffee will be shared in the Fellowship Hall.

Sermon is titled ‘The Imperishable Seed’

UNION — Communion will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at the United Methodist Church in Union. Pastor Sue Peeples’ sermon is titled, “The Imperishable Seed.” 

The monthly Administrative Council meeting will follow.

The church plays host to Fresh Food Alliance from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and the weekly senior lunch at noon Tuesday.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, a new group called Emotions Anonymous, a 12 step program helping people to cope with everyday events and relationships, will meet. For more information, call Mary at 541-805-4826.

The church is hosting a 90th birthday lunch for Bob Shelton at noon Wednesday. The meal will be provided. Cards are welcome but no presents.

The weekly prayer service will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Those with prayer requests who cannot attend should call 541-562-5848 and leave a message.

First Sunday Potluck follows service 

For the Third Sunday in Easter, Faith Lutheran Church will have a sermon that expounds on Jesus Christ appearing to two people as they were on the road to Emmaus. 

Christ explains to them about the things that happened concerning his death and resurrection. This historical account is found in Luke 24:13-35.

 Faith Lutheran will have its First Sunday Potluck following the Divine Service. Sunday School is at 8:45 a.m., with the Divine Service following at 10 a.m.

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