LA GRANDE — The La Grande First United Methodist Church will celebrate the second Sunday in Lent at 10 a.m. Pastor Al Trachsel will speak from Romans 4:13-25 in a sermon focusing on Abraham, titled “Never Too Old for an Adventure.” Abraham was the founder of a great nation and a great faith at the age of 100, teaching us that we’re never too old. A time of fellowship follows the service.

Scriptures address the cost of discipleship

LA GRANDE — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in La Grande will continue the observance of Lent with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. The gospel story from Mark focuses on the cost of discipleship.

On Tuesday, the ecumenical Lenten study series and dinner continues at 5:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Friendship Center. In the chapel at 8:30 a.m., Centering Prayer is offered Tuesdays and Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer is offered Thursdays. A midweek Eucharist is held Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m., also in the chapel.

Housing Matters group meets at Zion Lutheran

LA GRANDE — Zion Lutheran Church in La Grande will worship at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Colleen Nelson. A children’s class is available during the sermon. Fellowship and fair trade coffee follows the service.

Housing Matters Union County will meet at the church from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, the ZLCW Bible study is held at the church at 9:30 a.m. That evening, the congregants are invited to join the meal and ecumenical Lenten series at 5:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Friendship Center.

‘Who do you say I am?’

COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church in Cove will celebrate the second Sunday of Lent with a traditional worship service at 10 a.m. Pastor Carl’s sermon, “Who Do You Say I Am,” will be taken from Mark 8 where Jesus asks Peter, “Who do the people say I am?” Adult Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and is led by the pastor.

The men’s Bible study meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at the Island City City Hall.

Pastor explores benefits of confession

LA GRANDE — At the La Grande First Presbyterian Church, Pastor Laura Hudson will present “Confession: The Posture for Engaging” during the 9 a.m. worship service.

The Wednesday night ecumenical gathering at the Presbyterian Friendship Center continues, with a fellowship dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a service at 6 p.m. Suggested donation for the dinner is $2.75. Offerings and/or donations to help defray the costs of the meals are always welcome.

Jesus brings ‘healing medicine’

LA GRANDE, ENTERPRISE — The sermon at Faith Lutheran will focus on confession and discipleship. The message will be drawn from Mark 8:27-38, in which Jesus’ disciples’ confession of faith is followed with living for the sake of the gospel. Services are offered at 10 a.m. in La Grande and at 2 p.m. in Enterprise.

Wednesday night’s Lenten service begins at 6:30 p.m. and will consider the “healing medicine” of Jesus’ salutary gifts.

Everything we do is potentially ministry

LA GRANDE — At the 10 a.m. service at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in La Grande, Pastor Ray Smith’s message will be “Speak God, I Hear You,” taken from 1 Samuel 3:1-10. The message encourages us to listen to God’s call and recognize that everything we do is potentially ministry.

Pastor says: ‘Deliverance Has Come’

LA GRANDE — The worship service at La Grande’s Church of the Nazarene begins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor All Mortimer’s message, “Deliverance Has Come,” will be drawn from 1 John 3:4-10.