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Home arrow COMMUNITY arrow Spiritual Life arrow SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: April 18, 2014



Service begins with kindling of new fire 

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will celebrate Easter Sunday with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. The service will begin with the kindling of the new fire and lighting of the paschal candle. A festive coffee hour will follow.

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.

‘Hope: Then and Now’ is sermon title

COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church celebrates the Lord’s resurrection for Easter Sunday at its 
10 a.m. worship service. Pastor Carl Seelhoff’s sermon is titled “Hope: Then and Now.” Easter breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 
9:30 a.m. An Easter egg hunt will follow the worship service. All activities are held at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church on Main Street.

Church hosts Good Friday Service

COVE — A Good Friday Service will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cove United Methodist Church. The church will be open for prayers and worship.  

On Easter Sunday, the church will celebrate the resurrection of the Lord as his friends raced to the tomb only to find it empty. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., with the Easter service to follow. 

The final men’s breakfast before summer begins will start at 8 a.m. May 3 in the basement fellowship hall. At this men’s breakfast, the men will invite the women to enjoy food and fellowship. The men’s breakfast will resume in September.  

A Bible study starts 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. 

The church is at 1708 Jasper St. in Cove.

Church celebrates resurrection of Lord 

At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the resurrection of the Lord. Communion will be offered. An Easter egg hunt will immediately follow worship.

Zion Lutheran offers special Easter music 

Zion Lutheran Church Easter Festival Worship with Pastor Colleen Nelson will include Holy Communion and special music including the choir and various instruments. 

Members will be served Easter breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship time 
follows the service.

Zion’s Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” service will begin at 7 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church women’s Bible study is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Zion members will serve the Eastern Oregon University K-House dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Special Easter music planned Sunday

An “Encounter at the Empty Tomb” is the Easter message of Pastor Don Dunn at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave. The message is from John 20:1-18 and Jeremiah 31:1-6. 

Worship begins at 10 a.m., with special Easter music planned. Children will take part in an Easter egg hunt during children’s church, which takes place during the worship service. The nursery is available for infants and toddlers.

Breakfast, special music are highlights 

UNION — Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and special music at the 11 a.m. service will highlight the Easter celebration at the United Methodist Church in Union. Cindy Frick, Sue Peeples, Marguerite Pike, Ora Rollins and Etta Ruberg will present several selections of music vocally, with guitar and piano. Pastor Peeples’ message is “Easter People.”

The church plays host to the Union Food Bank from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

 Fresh Food Alliance is from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. 

Senior lunch is served at noon Tuesday

Prayer service runs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Lutherans celebrate Good Friday

Faith Lutheran Church will celebrate the pinnacle events of Christianity with a Tenebrae (Service of Darkness) Service at 7 p.m. on Good Friday.  

For Easter or Resurrection Sunday, there will be a sunrise service at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:45 a.m. followed with Sunday school and Bible study at 8:45 a.m. 

The Easter service at 10 a.m. will focus on Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene. An Easter egg hunt will follow the service.

Receive all the gifts that God offers 

How can you receive the gift of God’s grace this Easter? Have you received all that He offers? Are you missing out on the best part? Come learn how you can receive all that God offers this Saturday morning as Dr. Dan Beckner presents a vital message. He will speak at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church at 9:30 a.m. and the La Grande Seventh-day Adventist Church during the 11 a.m. service.

Worshipers invited to ‘Remember’

ENTERPRISE — Worshipers will be invited to “Remember” with Matthew 28:1-10 at the Holy Communion Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. at Enterprise Community Congregational Church. Bible study classes will resume April 27. Gail Swart will play an original arrangement of “Here I Am, Lord,” and Jim Clegg will accompany with trumpet the opening hymn, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.”

Methodists joyfully welcome risen Christ 

La Grande United Methodist Church will end the vigil and joyfully welcome the risen Christ at the 10 a.m. Easter Sunday service. Pastor Steve Wolff will present a service of celebration with a sermon on “Going on to Galilee.” 

Easter is a traditional time for baptism and joining in membership with congregations, and the church will join together to celebrate its new members. Children are welcome at the service. Child care is available. Coffee will follow the service.

Crossroads offers Easter celebration

The Easter worship celebration at Crossroads Community Church will feature the contemporary and traditional sounds and music of the Celebration Band at 10 a.m. Sunday. Music will include “Mercy” and “I Need You More” performed by the Celebration Band and “Hero” performed by Kelly Hood.

Pastor Gary Hood will highlight the Easter story of Jesus with the message titled, “When The Son Shines Through The Clouds.” The message points to the hope and purpose for humanity because of the resurrection of Jesus. 

The emphasis tells of how Easter gives people God’s hope for their lives and relationships.  

The worship celebration will be followed by an Easter appetizer buffet.

The church is at 601 Jefferson Ave. For more information, call the church office at 541-963-4342.

Nazarenes present Easter musical 

Everyone is invited to the La Grande Church of the Nazarene for the Easter musical “More Than Just a Man” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A ham dinner and egg hunt for fifth-graders and younger will follow. Find the church at 109 18th St.


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