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    FAITH
Friday, January 26, 2018
East Oregonian
Page 7A
LIMEY PASTOR
A country of countries
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AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File
In this Monday photo, a Hindu holy man burns dried cow dung cakes in earthen pots on his head as he
performs a ritual at Sangam, confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna on “Basant Panchami” day at the
annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad, India. Basant Panchami is celebrated by worshipping
Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Saraswati and marks the advent of spring. Hundreds of
thousands of devout Hindus bathe at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over
45 days celebrated as “Magh Mela.”
BRIEFLY
Toby Mac to perform
live in Kennewick
KENNEWICK — Christian
alternative, urban pop and rap
musician Toby Mac will be
performing in Kennewick.
Mac got his start in DC Talk, a
Grammy-winning Christian pop
group formed while he was in
college. When the group disbanded
in 1999, Mac — aka Toby
McKeehan — embarked on a solo
career with ever-expanding genres.
Mac has continued to garner
awards, including a handful of
Grammy Awards. He received Best
Contemporary Christian Music
Album in 2013. As part of his Hits
Deep Live tour, Toby Mac will
perform Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
Tickets are $15-$70 and are available
via www.ticketmaster.com.
Gathering encourages
sharing the gospel
HERMISTON — What if we
followed God with perseverance
instead of insecurity?
That is the focus of a faith-based
gathering of women in Texas that
is being live-streamed across the
globe. Women are gathering in
churches, homes and community
centers to participate in the event. In
Hermiston, New Hope Community
Church is coordinating IF: Gathering
Hermiston to participate program
that includes a large gathering and
then break-out groups to facilitate
deeper conversations.
IF: Gathering Hermiston is
401 Northgate, Pendleton
401 Northgate,
Celebration
of Worship
Pendleton
Sundays 10:00am
CELEBRATION
Youth: 0-6th grade OF
WORSHIP
Midweek 10:00
Service am
Sundays
Youth:
Wednesdays
6:00pm
0-6th
grade
Youth:
0-6th
grade
Overcomer’s Outreach
MIDWEEK
SEVICE
Tuesday’s 6:00pm
Wednesdays
6:00 pm
In the
Annex
Youth:
A Christ
Centered,
12 Step
0-6th
grade
Recovery Support Group
Pastor
Sharon Miller
Pastor Sharon Miller
541-278-8082
541-278-8082
Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP
In this Oct. 11, 2016 file photo, Toby Mac performs at the 47th Annual
GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University, in Nashville, Tenn. The
Christian singer will perform Feb. 15 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.
Friday, Feb. 9 from 5-9 p.m. at New
Hope Community Church, 1350 S.
Highway 395. It continues Saturday,
Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 30
host locations. A suggested donation
of $1 for the registration is requested
to offset costs for the live-stream. For
those who can’t make a donation,
arrangements can be made. Childcare
for kids through age 5 is available by
donation.
The focus is on Paul’s letters
to Timothy as he reminded him
of the power and responsibility of
sharing the gospel. The gathering
will also serve as a celebration and
encouragement to share about God’s
work.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
-Presbyterian Church (USA)-
201 SW Dorion Ave.
Pendleton
Service of Worship - 10:00 am
Children’s Sunday School -
10:20 am
Fellowship - 11:00 am
www.pendletonpresbyterian.com
P eace L utheran C hurch
Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church
Join us Sundays
9:30 am Sunday Worship
9:30 am Sunday Worship
10:30 am Fellowship
11:00 am Sunday School & Adult Class
~Come and be at Peace ~
on 1290 KUMA noon each Sunday
LCMC
Sunday worship at
11:00 AM
420 Locust St. • Boardman, OR
541-481-6132
Colin Brown, Pastor
Redeemer
Episcopal
Church
Faith Center Church
Worshiping God
Loving People
108 S. Main • 276-9569
241 SE Second St. Pendleton
(541)276-3809
www.pendletonepiscopal.org
Worship Service: 10:30am
Sunday School: 9:30am
Sunday Holy Communion 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday Holy Communion Noon
Weekly Adults Spiritual Life Group
Sr. Pastor,
Ray O’Grady
All Are Welcome
St. Johns
Episcopal Church
Join Us
Join
On Our Journey
With Jesus.
Scripture, Tradition and Reason
Family service 9am Sunday
N.E. Gladys Ave & 7th, Hermiston
PH: 567-6672
We are an all inclusive Church
who welcomes all.
“See ye no strangers, rather see all men as friends, for love
and unity come hard when ye fi x your gaze on otherness.”
– Abdu’l Baha
Community
Open Hearted...
Open Minded
ELCA
BAHA’I FAITH IN PENDLETON
Worship
www.livingwordcc.com
www.livingwordcc.com
210 NW 9th, Pendleton
To register, visit https://register.
ifgathering.com/event/ifhermiston.
For more information, contact
Heather Beal at if.hermiston@gmail.
com or search Facebook.
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Friday’s faith page features local,
national and international faith-re-
lated news. Send information about
local faith-related news and events,
including concerts, special speakers
and activities to community@
eastoregonian.com or drop off to
the attention of Tammy Malgesini at
333 E. Main St., Hermiston or Renee
Struthers at 211 S.E. Byers Ave.,
Pendleton. Call 541-564-4539 or
541-966-0818 with questions.
pendletonfaithcenter.org
Seventh-Day
Adventist
Church
Saturday Services
Pendleton
1401 SW Goodwin Place
276-0882
Sabbath School 9:20 am
Worship Service 10:45 am
remember when I
regions, ostensibly
first encountered
by international
the United
agencies for very
States, flying over it,
thought-out designs,
casting the shadow
have had the opposite
of the airplane far
effect. They have
below onto the
created radicalism,
endless green sod
the feeling of
and mountainous
being “other” and
Colin
gray. The thing I
of belonging to a
Brown
was struck with was
world that has been
Faith
the vastness and
dissolved from the
emptiness of the
maps.
plains below. Each state is
The art of assimilation
just a piece of this God-given is the particular work that
magnificence.
this country is good at. It is
Our land is a country
a blender and alchemist of
made up of little countries, a
cultural selves. We cannot
wee simulacrum of Europe.
help ourselves but become
We forget the scale of what
new in this place. Every new
we have been given. America generation is a new version
is much, much more than a
of America — braver, kinder
country. It is majesty.
and more creative. It is a fine
Over the years I have
and heady brew. I love it.
been fortunate enough
Jesus came out of
to roam around this
Samaria, being born in
Bethlehem, yet he is owned
unimaginable place. I have
by the whole world and
been in the vast mountains
nobody claims Jesus as
of Alaska. I have stood and
uniquely belonging to their
gazed upon the horrifying
country. Yet many countries
remains of Ground Zero in
claim their own prophets as
New York. I have traversed
being unique to their state or
Lake Superior in a sailboat
groupings of states, which
under the Northern Lights.
makes a colossal mess as
I have seen beauty in every
you can see as it is played
raindrop and rainbow.
out among the little armies
I remember working in
Wisconsin in Rice Lake and
that fill the world with a froth
Barron, near the relics of
of blood.
Indian mounds, for Jennie-O
The current political
Turkey Stores (now part of
distortion in our own
Hormel), working on making environment (which many,
the company compliant for
including me, characterize as
the Sarbanes-Oxley law
racism) is, seen in the light of
many years ago.
our history, not American. At
The first time I came to
least not modern American.
the company’s doors I saw
I am praying very hard that
the workers coming to work, this disease of the soul, this
dressed in African garb and
disease of little countries,
surrounded by snowflakes
does not poison our vast
and falling turkey feathers.
land of promise. I ask God to
Because there were few
intervene and send his angels
local natives to work at the
of amity to end this before
factory, the majority of the
it rots.
workforce were drawn from
I say this prayer for you
the Somali community in
and your family:
Minnesota, refugees from
“May God’s love blossom
civil war. It was a strange
in our household and grow
and surreal scene.
out into your garden.
They were a lost people.
May God’s holiness spill
The international community out into the waterways of
had broken up the original
your heart. May you be a
families, shattered by their
proclaimer of the One, and
civil war into even more
become a vessel for the life
brokenness, and sending
of his son.
members of each family to
May you fear not of bring
Canada, Australia or Europe, different for you are made
where the seeds of shocking
to be new, a new creation of
isolation, grief and trouble
love to shine and renew.
would be sewn among these
May you protect the little
separated families.
ones, who can grow in your
The local church told me
shade, who can shelter from
that the international policy
cruelty and take part in the
of breaking up families was
Way.
actually causing radicalism.
Become the defender the
The church in Wisconsin was Lord made you to be. May
making an effort to create
the Lord walk beside you,
new groupings among the
every day.
Somali people, but it wasn’t
Amen.
enough.
■
I have noticed that
You can email Pastor
this policy of breaking
Brown at bpicolin@gmail.
up families in war-torn
com.
Please come visit with us at Th e Baha’i Center:
1015 SE Court Place
Everyone invited!
Sunday Devotions @ 11:00am
Th ursday Investigate Religion Class, 7pm Th ursdays –
Everyone welcome!
(541) 276-9360 or visit us at www.pendletonbahais.com
To share your worship times
call 541-278-2678
Grace Baptist Church
555 SW 11th, Hermiston
567-9497
Nursery provided for all
services
Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Worship - 10:45 AM
6:00 pm
Wed Prayer & Worship -
7:00 PM
“Proclaiming God’s word,
growing in God’s grace”
14 Martin Drive,
Umatilla, OR
922-3250
Worship: 10 AM
Sunday School at 11:30
The Salvation Army
Center for Worship & Service
9:30 - Sunday School
10:30 - Worship Service
We off er: Sunday School • Sign Language
Interpreters • Nursery • Transportation • & more!
Wednesday Bible Study
5:30 Family Fellowship Meal • 6:00 Bible Study
150 SE Emigrant
(541) 276-3369
PENDLETON
LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH
Sunday Service: 10am & 6pm
Tuesday Kingdom Seekers: 7pm
Wednesday Bible Study: 7pm
Sunday Worship Service
COME AS YOU ARE
Community
Presbyterian Church
Pastor Dan Satterwhite
541.377.4252
417 NW 21st St. • Pendleton, OR 97801
www.facebook.com/
PendletonLighthouseChurch
Come meet Jesus at
PENDLETON BAPTIST
CHURCH
3202 SW Nye Ave Pendleton, OR
541-276-7590
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Bible Classes 9:45 AM
Sunday Youth Group 6:00 PM
Mon. Community Women’s Study
9:30 AM & 6 PM
Awana Kids Club (K-6th grade)
Wed Men’s Study 6 PM
MOPS meeting the 1st Thur of the Month 6 PM
First United
Methodist
Church
Pendleton
352 SE 2nd Street, Pendleton OR
Sunday Worship 9am • 541-276-2616
Worship Broadcast on KUMA 1290 @ 11am
Worship Livestream at
www.facebook.com/FUMCPendleton/
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Rev. Dr. Jim Pierce, pastor
FAITH LUTHERAN
CHURCH
in Mission for Christ LCMC
Sunday Worship.........9:00 AM
Bible Study......10:00 AM
Red Lion Hotel
( Oregon Trail Room )
www.faithpendleton.org
SUNDAYS
Morning Celebration - 10am
Morning Kids Place - 10am
Evening - 6pm
Adult - Study
Youth - Small Group
Kids - Rangers & Girl’s Ministries
THURSDAYS
Behind These Stone Walls Beat the Hearts
of Some of the Warmest Most Sincere,
Most Caring People in Pendleton.
We Invite You to Come Get Acquainted!
Sunday School: 9:30am
Worship: 10:40am
Fellowship to follow
Offi ce 541-276-5358 M-F, 8:30-12:30
www.fccpendleton.org
OPEN HEARTS – OPEN DOOR
www.graceandmercylutheran.org
Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. (Nursery Provided)
Fellowship, Refreshments & Sunday School
Check Out our Facebook Page or
Website for More Information
541-289-4535
Tom Inch, Pastor
Grace and Mercy Lutheran Church, ELCA
(First United Methodist Church)
191 E. Gladys Ave. / P.O. Box 1108
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Celebrate Recovery - 6pm
Celebration Place - Kids - 6pm
The Landing - Teens - 6pm
WEEKLY
Groups For All Ages
AN ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
1911 SE Court Ave.
541.276.6417 • pendletonfi rst.com