LA GRANDE — Pastor Ray Smith will speak on “God’s Vision” at the 10 a.m. service at the La Grande First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). His message will explore God’s vision for the followers of Christ, drawn from Ephesians 1:3-10. The church building will be cool on Sunday, as worshippers give a special offering for Church World Service Blanket Sunday, recognizing the need for warm blankets by those who are out in the cold each day. Those attending are encouraged to bring a blanket to wrap up in as they worship.
Jesus shows that he knows all things
LA GRANDE, ENTERPRISE — The sermon at Faith Lutheran Church will expound on John 1:43-51. In these verses, Jesus reveals that he knows all things, even very personal things, like Jesus telling Nathanael, “When you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” This impressed Nathanael, and Jesus assured him, and all humankind, that “you will see greater things than these.” Services will be held at 10 a.m. in La Grande and 2 p.m. in Enterprise.
St. Peter’s book club meets Sunday evening
LA GRANDE — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in La Grande will celebrate the second Sunday after the Epiphany with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. The book club will meet Sunday at 6 p.m. in the parish hall.
During the week, Centering Prayer is offered Tuesdays and Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer is offered Thursdays; both services are held at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. A midweek Eucharist is offered Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m., also in the chapel.
Cove church offers two Sunday services
COVE — At the Calvary Baptist Church in Cove, Sunday school will be offered at 10 a.m. The service will follow at 11 a.m., and there will also be a 6 p.m. service.
A women’s Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. on Monday. Women are also invited to join in the late-morning “Ladies Project Time” on Wednesday. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, a time of devotions and prayer is open to all.
Zion holds nondenominational Bible study
LA GRANDE — Zion Lutheran Church in La Grande will worship at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Colleen Nelson. A children’s class is offered during the sermon. Fellowship and fair trade coffee follow the service.
At 7 p.m. Monday, the Evening Bible Study will take place at Cathy Lease’s house, 67038 Hunter Road in Summerville. On Tuesday, the Quilters meet at 9 a.m., and there will be a nondenominational Bible study in the fellowship hall at 6:15 p.m.
Study explores what a substitutionary-only gospel leaves out
LA GRANDE — During the 11 a.m. Saturday service at the La Grande Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Mike will explore the question: Why is the cross of one man who lived more than 2,000 years ago the central theme of Christianity, and how can and does it affect a person’s life? Before the service, the Savior of the World series continues at 9:30 a.m. in the pastor’s seminar room. In this series, Pastor Mike takes a deeper look at what the gospel of Jesus Christ is and a substitutionary-only gospel leaves out.
This world is not our home
LA GRANDE — The La Grande Church of the Nazarene congregation will worship at 10:30 a.m., following Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. During the service, Pastor Al Mortimer will bring a message from 1 John 2:15-17 entitled “This World Is Not Our Home.”