CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Painting the Stars’ forum continues

By Observer staff May 09, 2014 08:19 am

‘Painting the Stars’ forum continues 

Zion Lutheran Church will observe the Fourth Sunday of Easter with Pastor Colleen Nelson. The 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion worship service will be followed by fellowship time at 10:30 a.m., with classes and an adult forum following at 11 a.m. 

The “Painting the Stars” film and discussion forum continues at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the K-House, Sixth Street and I Avenue. The series is free to the public. A light sandwich supper is available. For more information, call Zion Lutheran Church at 541-963-5998.

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

Mother’s Day Tea follows service

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the Fourth Sunday of Easter with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. A Mother’s Day Tea will follow the service. The church office will be closed, and there will be no weekday services next week.

St. Peter’s will host the Thursday K House dinner May 15. If you can help, call Val Royes at 541-534-2291.

Celebration continues with music, ministry 

The La Grande United Methodist Church will continue to celebrate Easter through music and ministry. Sunday, working toward Living the Resurrection, Pastor Wolff will explore this process though a sermon titled “Protection Racket.” 

The service begins at 10 a.m. with fellowship following. While child care is available, all are welcome in the service.

‘Beware of the Thief’ is sermon title

COVE — The fourth Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at the Cove United Methodist Church. The sermon is titled “Beware of the Thief.” It’s about watching out for those people who sound like Christ but are not; they are false teachers. A baptism will take place for two children, with communion following the service.

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

There will be no Men’s Breakfast until the first Saturday in September.    

A Bible study takes place at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the fellowship hall. All are welcome. This Wednesday, the Scriptures to discuss are Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19-25 and John 10:1-10. 

Find the church at 1708 Jasper St.

Four tributes given to mothers Sunday 

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave., will celebrate Mother’s Day with four tributes to mothers given by church members during the 10 a.m. worship service. Pastor Don Dunn’s message, “Hearing the Shepherd’s Voice” will explore who the Shepherd is, with reference to John 10:1-10 and Psalm 23. The Children’s Chimes and Choir will provide special music.

The church will hold a FUNraising Auction, with ice cream sundaes, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 16. Many great items have been donated for the silent auction, as well as the oral auction. Ice cream and toppings will be available at the ice cream sundae bar.

Mother’s Day message presented

COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church celebrates the word of God with a contemporary worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Roger Wilkerson will present a Mother’s Day message titled “Beyond Charm and Beauty.” Sunday school for all ages begins at 9 a.m. Fellowship follows the service.

Men’s Bible study and breakfast meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday. All activities are held at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Revelations seminar begins Monday 

The Apostle John describes in Revelation 13 the deception of Satan’s game plan to lead the world astray. Saturday morning, Pastor Michael Armayor will continue to counter the fallen one’s lies with the presentation of the four primary Biblical principles that one may employ to identify a true prophet or messenger of God. Armayor’s message, titled “Deception — Satan’s Game,” will 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  at the New Town Square Market Place is the opening of World Events In Bible Prophesy, Revelation Seminar. The seminar continues nightly except Thursday and Sunday.  

This seminar will satisfy people’s curiosity about the future, Armayor said, and will give people specific and dramatic revelations of things to come — not from the psychics but from the unfailing Word of God. 

The seminar is free. Seating and materials are limited.

‘Abundant Life Leader’ is focus 

ENTERPRISE — “Abundant Life Leader,” with reference to John 10:1-10, is the focus at Enterprise Community Congregational Church in Bible study at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday.

‘Light of the World’ is sermon topic

The Fourth Sunday of Easter will be celebrated during the 9:30 a.m. worship service at the First Presbyterian Church. The sermon, “I Am the Light of the World,” will be based on Psalm 27:1-6 and John 8:12-20. The handbell choirs and an organ and bell piece will be part of the music offerings for the morning’s worshipful praise to God. Fellowship will follow the service.

Jesus as good shepherd is focus

The sermon at Faith Lutheran will be based on John Chapter 10. This Scripture records Jesus’ words about himself as the good shepherd. Psalm 23 is a beautiful, poetic Scripture that foretold Jesus’ calling and leading the faithful. In John 10:3 we hear, “He (Jesus) calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.” 

 Services are at 10 a.m. in La Grande and 2 p.m. in Enterprise.

Message topic is ‘Hide and Seek’ 

UNION — A tribute to Mother’s Day and Festival of the Christian Home will be led by Pastor Sue Peeples at 11 a.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Union. Her message topic is “Hide and Seek.” Fellowship will follow the service. The potluck has been postponed until May 18.

This week, the church plays host to the Monday Fresh Food Alliance from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Senior lunch is served at noon Tuesday, and Wednesday prayer service runs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A new program is beginning for the community called Emotions Anonymous. This is a 12-step program for those who desire to learn more about their emotional views. For more information, call Mary at 541-805-4826.

Looking after other people is lesson

Doug Edmonds’ lesson Sunday at the Church of Christ will be “Everyone Needs to be Looked After” coming from the passage Romans 12:1-8. 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. Children’s church is offered during the sermon for the little ones. 

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

For more information, call Doug at 541-805-5070.