LA GRANDE — The Bible tells us that Jesus appeared in his resurrected body for 40 days following that glorious Easter morning. The sermon during the 10 a.m. service at La Grande’s Faith Lutheran Church will focus on the peace that Christ offers to people, based on Luke 24:36-49 in which it says that “Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” Faith Lutheran’s monthly Church Council meeting will be held after the Divine Service.

Centering prayer offered Tuesday morning

LA GRANDE — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in La Grande will observe the third Sunday of Easter with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. The gospel reading from Luke focuses on our calling as witnesses to Christ’s resurrection.

Centering prayer will be offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel. The office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, and there will not be a midweek Eucharist, while the rector is away.

Message looks at Jesus’ journey after Easter

ELGIN — The service at the Elgin United Methodist Church begins at 11 a.m. Based on John 21: 1-9, Lay Pastor Gerald Hopkins’ message, “Cast Your Nets,” will explore Jesus’ post-Easter journey. A time of fellowship follows the service.

Message explores connection between creation and resurrection

LA GRANDE — The congregation of the La Grande First Presbyterian Church will celebrate communion during the 9:30 a.m. service. The observance will follow Pastor Laura Hudson’s sermon, “Flesh and Bones, Body and Spirit,” connecting bodily resurrection and creation.

The Eastern Oregon Presbytery will meet in La Grande April 20-21.

Guest speaker addresses vindication Saturday

LA GRANDE — The guest speaker at the Saturday service at the La Grande Seventh-day Adventist Church will be Marilyn, the pastor’s wife. She is an inspirational speaker who will address the subject of better understanding humanity’s bent to self-vindication and how we can instead vindicate our creator and give glory to him. Bible study is offered at 9:30 a.m., and the service follows at 11 a.m.

Women’s luncheon honors ‘angels among us’

LA GRANDE — “Why Not Me?” is the question Pastor Ray Smith will raise at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in La Grande during the 10 a.m. service. Referencing Matthew 20:1-16, the message will explore the generosity of God.

The annual Christian Women’s Fellowship Spring Friendship Luncheon will be held at noon tomorrow, April 14. The program, “Angels Among Us,” will honor past CWF presidents and celebrate those who are angels to the people around them.

Bible studies held on Monday and Tuesday

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

On Monday, there will be meeting of Housing Matters from noon to 2 p.m., and an evening Bible Study meets at 7 p.m. at the home of Ruth Zemke, 480 Esther in Imbler. On Tuesday, the Quilters meet at 9 a.m., sewing quilts for Lutheran World Relief, and a nondenominational Bible study is held at 6 p.m.

We can ‘know the code’ with help

LA GRANDE — At the La Grande Church of the Nazarene, Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the worship service follows at 10:30. Pastor Bob Kavanaugh’s message, “Know the Code,” teach that we have help now and help along the way.

Jesus instructed disciples to spread good news
LA GRANDE — The La Grande United Methodist Church will celebrate the third Sunday of Easter at 10 a.m. Pastor Al Trachsel’s message, drawn from Luke 24:36-49, will be “Would You Mind Rescuing Me?” In one of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances, he instructs his disciples to preach the gospel to all the world. Pastor Al will explore what that means for our lives. Worship will be followed by a time of fellowship.