Observer staff

Beginning April 3, Valley Reformed Church will meet at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande. For more information go to or call 541-428-2177.

Pastor Andrews asks, 'Now What?'

The second Sunday of Easter will be celebrated during the 9:30 a.m. worship service at the First Presbyterian Church in La Grande. Bruce Andrews will give the sermon titled "Now What?" The message will be based on Psalm 150 and John 20:19-21. Fellowship will follow the service.

St. Ann's Guild meets next Friday

St. Peter's Episcopal Church will observe the second Sunday of Easter with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach.

Centering Prayer is offered Tuesdays and Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer is offered Thursdays; each service begins at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel.

A midweek Eucharist is offered Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m., also in the chapel.

On Friday, St. Ann's Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. in the parish hall.

Quilters gather Tuesday at Zion

Zion Lutheran Church in La Grande will worship at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Colleen Nelson. Sunday school for children is offered during the sermon. Fellowship and fair trade coffee follows the service.

Tuesday at 9 a.m. the Quilters group meets at the church, and at 6:30 p.m. the StudentWorshipArtTeam will also meet at the church. On Thursday the church hosts a PFLAG meeting at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Speaker draws from character sketches

Saturday morning at the 11 a.m. service at the La Grande Seventh-day Adventist Church guest speaker and La Grande High School math teacher James Akers will present character sketches to answer the question: "What does it take to be called a man after God's own heart?"

The Savior of the World series of studies will not meet April 2 or 9 but will resume April 16.

Sermon details story of Martha and Mary

COVE - Grace Community Lutheran Church will celebrate the second Sunday of Easter with a worship service beginning at

10 a.m. Pastor Carl Seelhoff's sermon, "The Lord Cares," details the story of Martha and Mary. Adult Bible study is offered before the service at 9 a.m., and a time of fellowship follows the service.

The men's Bible study and breakfast resumes Thursday at 7:30 a.m. Transportation is available for all activities by calling Bob at 541-568-4230.

Service focuses on missions of church

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in La Grande will learn about "The Missions of Our Church" as Cheryl Hudson shares about the mission work supported by Disciples of Christ. Worship begins at 10 a.m.

John 20:31 explains purpose of Scripture

The purpose of Scripture will be examined during the service at Faith Lutheran Church.The text upon which the sermon is based is John 20:31: "These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name."

Following the Divine Service will be the First Sunday Potluck.

Lesson continues journey through Bible

Doug Edmonds at the La Grande Church of Christ this Sunday will present the lesson "God with Us: The Kingdom Falls." Continuing the journey through the Bible, the message will look at men of God speaking to the kingdom of Judah before it goes into Babylonian exile. Communion is taken every Sunday.

Sunday morning classes for all ages are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and the worship service follows at 10:30 a.m. "Kingdom Kids" is available during the sermon for children age 2 years through kindergarten.

Wednesday nights the congregants meet for small groups at various homes.

Pastor Doug suggests taking advantage of the free online World Bible School series as well as "Getting to Know Your Bible" airing on DTV channel 377 Monday to Friday at 7:30 p.m.