LA GRANDE — First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in La Grande will celebrate the third Sunday of Lent with worship at 10 a.m. Pastor Ray Smith’s message, “What Matters,” will come from Matthew 15:21-28 and Romans 11:13-16, 29-32, with an emphasis on faith and grace.

The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at noon Wednesday for a potluck lunch and preparation for the March 10 rummage sale. The sale to be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 10.

St. Peter’s holds Tuesday Lenten supper and study

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. In the gospel reading from John, Jesus drives the money-changers from the temple.

On Tuesday, St. Peter’s will host an ecumenical Lenten study series, which begins at 5:30 p.m. with a simple supper. A presentation on God’s call to love our neighbors and Evening Prayer from the New Zealand Prayerbook follows the meal.

At 8:30 a.m. in the chapel, Centering Prayer is offered Tuesdays and Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer is offered Thursdays. A midweek Eucharist is held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, also in the chapel.

Zion quilters make blankets for World Relief Tuesday

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

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, the quilters will meet at the church and work on sewing quilts for Lutheran World Relief. That evening, the congregants are invited to the Lenten meal and study at 5:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

What if Jesus came to church?

LA GRANDE — The La Grande First United Methodist Church will celebrate the Third Sunday in Lent at 10 a.m. Pastor Al Trachsel’s sermon, “Beware! Jesus Is Coming to Church,” will be drawn from John 2;13-22, where it tells that when Jesus went to the Temple, he drove out the money changers because they were taking advantage of the worshipers. What would Jesus find if he were to come to your church?

‘Blest Communion’ is Wednesday’s Lenten sermon

LA GRANDE — The 10 a.m. service at Faith Lutheran Church in La Grande will expound on John 2:13-22. These verses record a time when Jesus went to Jerusalem during the time of Passover. Deviant practices were being performed in the Temple, and Jesus demonstrated that he was zealous for the things of God. Following the service will be the first Sunday potluck and an elders’ meeting.

Midweek Lenten services continue on Wednesday. A soup supper is served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a service at 6:30 p.m. The Lenten sermon is “Blest Communion.”

Lutheran’s ‘Ladies Luncheon’ is Wednesday

COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church in Cove will celebrate the third Sunday of Lent with a worship service beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Carl will preach from John 2 with his sermon title being “In Three Days I Will Raise It Up.” Adult Bible study is offered before the service at 9 a.m. A time of fellowship follows the service.

A Ladies Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Flying J Restaurant outside La Grande. On Thursday, both the men’s and women’s Bible studies meet at 10 a.m.

Judging God considered in context of last-day events

LA GRANDE — The La Grande Seventh-day Adventist Church will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Mike will talk about humanity’s tendency to question the mercy and judgment of God, which is common among anti-God activists and secular media. He will discuss this subject in the context of last-day events as prophesied in the Bible.

At 9:30 a.m. in the seminar room, Pastor Mike will continue the Journey Through the Bible series, discovering and rediscovering the great people, events and themes in Scripture.

Presbyterian Church hosts fellowship dinner

LA GRANDE — The La Grande First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the third Sunday in Lent at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Keith Hudson’s message will discuss “Respect: The Golden Rule for Helping.”

The church continues to host the Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Presbyterian Friendship Center. A suggested donation of $2.75 will be collected with additional donations graciously accepted.

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