CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘One as We Are’ is sermon title for community church

By Observer staff May 30, 2014 09:28 am

‘One as We Are’ is sermon title for community church

ENTERPRISE — “One as We Are,” based on John 17:1-26, will be the focus of study this Sunday at Enterprise Community Congregational Church. Bible study classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and worship follows at 11.

The next men’s Fellowship Breakfast is set for 8 a.m. June 7 at the Red Rooster.

Potluck follows Faith Lutheran service

The sermon at the 10 a.m. Faith Lutheran worship service will focus on Jesus’ prayer found in John 17. May 29 marked the 40th day of Easter. Jesus appeared in His resurrected body for 40 days before ascending into heaven. The day of Pentecost (50th day after the Sabbath before Easter) is June 8. Jesus’ prayer is comforting to receive during this time after His ascension and before the Holy Spirit’s arrival. 

There will be a potluck following the service.

‘Fly Away’ at Union United Methodist Church

UNION — “I’ll Fly Away” is the title of Pastor Sue Peeples’ message this Seventh Sunday of Easter during the 11 a.m. service at the United Methodist Church in Union. Communion will be offered.

Fresh Food Alliance is from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, and senior lunch is served at noon on Tuesday. Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step group, begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday; the group is open to anyone desiring to explore his or her emotional reactions to various situations. Call Mary at 541-805-4826 for more information. The weekly prayer meeting is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; prayer or theme requests can be called in to 541-562-5848.

On June 8 the visioning group will be discussing plans for the church’s Bizarre Bazaar in November. Other upcoming special public services of interest are a pet blessing at 11 a.m. June 29 led by Pastor Mike Lamb and a North Powder barn raising Aug. 2.

St. Peter’s offers Eucharist Sunday, Wednesday 

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the Sunday after the Ascension with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach.

Morning Prayer is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. A midweek Eucharist is offered Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m., also in the chapel.

Biblical promises focus of services 

Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Mike is continuing his “My Favorite Bible Promises” series that will focus this Saturday on where you can find the motivation to live your life more unselfishly. The service in Cove begins at 9:30 a.m., and the service in La Grande at 11 a.m.

Last men’s Bible study breakfast is Thursday

COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church remembers the Ascension of our Lord this Sunday with a worship service beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages meets before the service at 9, and a time of fellowship follows the service.

The final men’s Bible study and breakfast before the summer will meet this Thursday at 7:30 a.m. All activities are held at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Celebrate with the La Grande Methodists 

This Sunday will be a day of celebration at the La Grande United Methodist Church. The 10 a.m. worship service will celebrate the baptism of Rosalie Leotta Goodman-Kofoed, and Pastor Steve Wolff will continue with the theme of Living in the Resurrection through the examination of “What’s Next? Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” 

The service will also include a celebration of 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 our open communion, unfermented grape juice is used in the place of wine. Gluten free bread is available. Following the service, coffee will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Child care is available.