CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Second Sunday in Lent observed

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Second Sunday in Lent observed 

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the Second Sunday in Lent with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. The vestry will meet after 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. The Lenten soup supper and adult study will continue at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the parish hall.

Summer camp accepts registrations

COVE — Ascension School Summer Camp in Cove is accepting camp registrations for its summer camp programs. The camping program offers week-long overnight camps from June 22 to Aug. 24. Camps are for children going into third grade through 12th grade.  

In addition to the week-long camps, Ascension also offers Discovery Camp, a two-day camp for parents and children and a weekend Bicycle Family Camp designed for individuals and families to take advantage of the Oregon Grand Scenic Bikeway. Visit the website for more information and registration forms. Scholarships are available.

For more information, call the Ascension School office at 541-568-4514.  

Zion observes Second Sunday 

Zion Lutheran Church will observe the Second Sunday of Lent with Pastor Colleen Nelson. The Lenten theme for the 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion service is “Change of Perception.” The worship service will be followed by fellowship time at 10:30 a.m.  

Classes begin at 11 a.m. with the Adult Forum continuing with the “Unbinding the Gospel” series.

Quilting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

The Wednesday evening Lenten service begins at 6:15 p.m. with this week’s theme “Change of Habit.” Choir practice follows at 7 p.m. The Wednesday evening 7 p.m. Bible study will be held at Kathy Walker’s.  

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

‘The Long Walk’ is message theme

“The Long Walk” is the theme of Pastor Don Dunn’s message at 10 a.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave. Shawn Hays will read from Genesis 12:1-4, and Psalm 121 will be sung.

The Christian Women’s Fellowship will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. A baked food and plant sale will benefit the Hope House home for troubled children and youth in Marsing, Idaho.

Gospel services set in March

Gospel services will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Sunday in March and from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday in March at Kurt’s RV, 62851 Philynda Loop. For more information, call 541-568-4419.

‘Reborn First — How?’ is sermon title

COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Seelhoff’s sermon, Reborn First — How? Sunday school for all ages starts at
9 a.m. Fellowship follows the service. The community will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kimsey Commons in Cove to discuss creating a Christian youth program. All are invited.

Old-fashioned testimony time set 

Saturday morning in La Grande the Seventh-day Adventist Church will have an old-fashioned testimony time when anyone can share their experience of what God has done or is doing in their life. 

In Cove, the church will have a video presentation of Kenneth Copeland and the pope reaching out to each other over the notion that Protestantism has ended and there is nothing to protest any longer.  This presentation is introduced and interspersed with comment from Amazing Facts’ speaker and pastor Doug Batchelor. 

The Cove Seventh-day Adventist church service starts at 9:30 a.m., and the La Grande SDA church service starts at 11 a.m.

‘Condemned Already?’ explored 

ENTERPRISE — A question, “Condemned Already?” and John 3:1-2 will be explored in worship at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Enterprise Community Congregational Church. “The Sacrifice of Jesus” will be taken up with Dr. John Dominic Crossan in the Challenge of Jesus Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Message is ‘Giving Up Expectations’

The Second Sunday of Lent will be observed during the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. The message, “Giving Up Expectations,” is based on Genesis 12:1-4 and John 3:1-9. Holy Communion will be served, and the Chancel Choir will sing. Wednesday night community fellowship dinner is at 6 p.m., with choir practice at 7 p.m.

‘In the Shadows’ is message focus 

UNION — The Union United Methodist Church Sunday service will begin at 11 a.m. with the message “In the Shadows” based on John 3:1-17.

Fresh Alliance will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Senior lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Prayer meeting is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Sermon based on living water

The sermon at Faith Lutheran Sunday will be based on John Chapter 4. In these verses, Jesus shares about the gift of “living water.” Jesus is being active in demonstrating that “God so loved the world” (John 3).

Sunday School is at 8:45 a.m., with the Divine Service at 10 a.m.

 Midweek Lenten Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday will focus on the Penitential Psalm 38. A soup supper is at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

‘The Privilege of Being Poor’ is lesson

Doug Edmonds’ lesson Sunday at the Church of Christ will be “The Privilege of Being Poor.” The Scripture reading will be Matthew 5:3-12. Communion is taken every Sunday. Sunday morning 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 held during the sermon for the little ones. 

Wednesday small groups are at 7 p.m. at various home locations.