The Rev. Rich Bingham gives the sermon, "The Lord Is Risen Indeed," based on Luke 24:34, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Olney Community Church. Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m.
Mid-week prayer and Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Olney Community Church is on Oregon Highway 202 across from Olney School at Milepost 10.
Calvary EpiscopalSEASIDE - Calvary Episcopal Church, 503 N. Holladay Drive, holds an Easter Vigil with Baptism at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Easter Eucharist is celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Immanuel LutheranKNAPPA - Knappa's traditional Community Good Friday Service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church, on the corner of U.S. Highway 30 and Valley Creek Lane, half a mile east of The Logger restaurant. The Rev. Price Northcutt of Crossroads Community Church will deliver the sermon. Also participating will be the Rev. Carl Hansen of Immanuel and the Rev. Mark Acuna of Knappa Assembly of God.
The community Easter Egg Hunt takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel. All children ages 12 and under are welcome.
Easter Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carl Hansen leads the service. An Easter Vigil with the Pascal candle is offered at 7:30 p.m.
Astoria First United MethodistAn Easter egg hunt for church youth will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the home of George and Helen Gunn.
A Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday will be held at the Astoria Column for the community. In case of rain, the service will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, Seventh Street and Niagara Avenue. At 11 a.m. at First United Methodist, the Rev. Dave Kinman will speak on "For Thine Is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory Forever! Amen!" Liturgist is Don Morden and greeter is Janice Elvidge. A Coffee Mingle will be presented by George and Helen Gunn.
Grace EpiscopalHoly Week will close with the Holy Saturday Liturgy at noon Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave. Easter commences at 8 p.m. Saturday with The Great Vigil of Easter.
Easter Sunday will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m.
Bethany Free LutheranEaster Sunday begins with a family breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday school for the whole family begins at 9:30 a.m. with an Easter Jesus video, treasure hunt and songs. Worship starts at 11 a.m. The Rev. Craig Johnson brings the Easter message, "Joy that Overcomes Fear," from Matthew 28:1-10. For information, call 325-2925.
Community PresbyterianCANNON BEACH - Community Presbyterian Church, 132 E. Washington St., offers three services on Easter Sunday: a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at Ecola State Park and two service at the church at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time follows the service at 11:45 a.m. Nursery care for children younger than 3 is available during the service. For information, call (503) 436-1222.
Great Vow Zen MonasteryCLATSKANIE - Buddhist meditation and service led by Zen teachers Hogen and Chozen Bays is offered at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Sunday at the Great Vow Zen Monastery, 79640 Quincy-Mayger Road. Meditation instruction is provided.
Debra Seido Martin of Horton Road Organics leads a weekend retreat, "Being One with the Earth: Organic Gardening with an Expert," from 6 p.m. April 25 to 1 p.m. April 27. Cost is $100 and includes accommodations and meals. For information, call (503) 728-0654.
Our Saviour's LutheranSEASIDE - Easter services are at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 320 First Ave. The sermons "Early Edition," "Celebrating Jesus" and "Rejoicing and Praising" will be given by the Rev. David Barnet. There will be no youth group this Sunday.
Ecumenical Bible study is held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Choir practice is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Quilting is offered at 10 a.m. Thursday followed by Bible study at 12:15 p.m. Office hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. For information, call 738-6791.
PhiladelphiaHAMMOND - Sunday worship is held at 10:30 a.m. at Philadelphia Church, 796 Pacific Drive. Adult classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Nursery service is provided for children up to 3 years old.
Philadelphia Church also hosts North Coast Christian School, which offers academics for grades K-4 to 12th grade and athletic teams for junior high. For information or to register your student, call 861-3333.
Lewis and Clark BibleMen's Bible study is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Lewis and Clark Bible Church, 2.5 miles south of Miles Crossing just off Lewis and Clark Road on Seppa Lane.
There will be no Sunday school on Easter Sunday; instead, a potluck Easter Breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Jerry Conklin's message for the 11 a.m. service will be Part 2 of a series, "The Seven Sayings of Christ on the Cross," and will be "The Most Tragic Words Ever Uttered - Why They Should Be Treasured by You." The choir will sing "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" and "Christ Arose." There will be no evening service.
Bible study and prayer are offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 325-7011.
Seaside Seventh-day AdventistSEASIDE - The 11 a.m. Saturday service at the Seaside Seventh-day Adventist church, 1450 N. Roosevelt Drive, will be "Reviving Resurrection," presented by Rae Marie Zimmerling. Sabbath school and Bible study start at 9:30 a.m.
Peace LutheranPeace and First Lutheran churches offer a combined Good Friday worship at 7 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd St. The Women of the ELCA (WELCA) will host a tea at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, 12th and Exchange streets. The theme will be "Encouraging Our Faith." Attendees are encouraged to wear hats.
Peace celebrates Easter Sunday with a contemporary service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Between services a coffee hour will be hosted.
Bible study on the book of Acts continues with classes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. On Tuesday, Martha Circle will meet at 7 p.m. and Matthew 28 meets at 8 p.m. The NAMI support group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship room.
Coastline Christian FellowshipWARRENTON - On the corner of Third Street and Main Avenue, Coastline Christian Fellowship is an affiliate of Calvary Chapel. Easter Sunday service is at 9:30 a.m. at the Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St. in Astoria.
Women's Bible study through the Old Testament is held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Mid-week, verse-by-verse Bible study is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pastor Jason Biel is teaching through the book of 1 John. Children's ministry is available during all services. For information, call 861-1378.
Our Father's WellWARRENTON - Intercessory prayer is offered at 7 p.m. today at Our Father's Well, formerly Coastlands Christian Fellowship, 675 S.E. Marlin Ave.
A Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday followed by breakfast cooked and served by the men of the church. There is no Sunday school this week. Worship is held at 11 a.m., followed by baptism. An informal service with prayer and ministry is offered at 6 p.m.
Men's ministries with Ed Wood's "Breaking the Power" is held at 7 p.m. Monday. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, worship practice is held at the church and prayer is offered at the home of Ray and Alvor Salmi. Gateway Bible College also meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Teens meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Women's ministry Bible study, "Breaking the Power," is held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Koni Morrill's home. For information, call 861-0197, fax 861-1737, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site www.coastlandscm.org
Unity by the PacificMANZANITA - The Rev. Kathleen McKevitt will speak on "Potential Unleashed!" for the Easter message at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday meeting of Unity by the Pacific at the Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda. A fellowship time follows.
Warrenton First BaptistWARRENTON - Men's Bible reading time is 7 a.m. Saturday at Warrenton First Baptist Church, 30 N.E. First St.
The Easter Sunrise Service will be at 6 a.m. Sunday, followed by a continental breakfast. Regular worship begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes the choir presenting the musical, "There's Room at the Cross." The Rev. Ed Bussert gives the sermon, "I Am the Resurrection." The evening service begins at 6 p.m.
The 7 p.m. Tuesday Bible study features the book of Job, taught by the Bussert. On Wednesday, Bible study for high school and young adults is offered at 5:30 p.m., followed by prayer meeting at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 8 p.m. Women's "Prayer and Share" meets at 9 a.m. Thursday. Home Bible studies meet at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. For information, call 861-2432.
Bible BaptistEaster Sunday will be celebrated at Bible Baptist Church, 1195 Irving Ave., beginning with a continental breakfast/fellowship time at 9 a.m., followed by Easter worship at 10:15 a.m. The message will be "Come and Get It," from John 21:9-14. Nursery care is provided for up to 3 years of age and children age 4 through fifth grade are provided with a special time during the message. There will be no evening service this Sunday. For information, call 325-2263 or e-mail email@example.com
Astoria ChristianEaster worship begins with the Community Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at the Astoria Column. If raining, the service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene. At 9:45 a.m., Sunday school will meet at the church building, 1151 Harrison Ave. Morning worship will begin at 10:50 a.m. "Surprised by Joy" is the Easter morning sermon by the Rev. Frank Loyd from John 20:1-18. Gary Kaufman and the Worship Team lead singing. Ron Miller gives the communion meditation. Gloria Mathews will greet visitors and members at the door. A nursery is available for Sunday school and worship.
Adult Bible study meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call 325-2591.
First Church of Christ, ScientistThe Christian Science Sentinel radio broadcast is at 8:05 a.m. Sunday on KKEE 1230-AM titled "Can Inner Peace Make Things Better on the Outside?" The 10 a.m. Sunday lesson at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 632 11th St., is "Doctrine of Atonement," based on Romans 5:11. Sunday school for children and young adults is at the same time.
St. Mary, Star of the SeaCelebration of the Lord's Passion is held at 7 p.m. today at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1465 Grand Ave. On Saturday, a Tenebrae Service will be held at noon and an Easter Vigil begins at 9 p.m. A Vigil Mass is offered at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Mission, 867 Fifth Ave., Hammond. Confession is from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Astoria and before Mass in Hammond.
Sunday Mass is held at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., and at 12:30 p.m. in Spanish.
Communion services are held at 8 a.m. Monday and 9 a.m. April 25. Weekday masses are at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, First Communion Class, RCIA and Middle and High School Religious Education will meet. The Altar Society Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Astoria Seventh-day AdventistPastor Elwood Starr brings the message of a risen savior at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Astoria Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Nehalem Ave. Youth and adult classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
The Monday Women's Bible Study resumes at 6:30 p.m. April 28 as well as "With Christ in the School of Prayer" at 7 p.m. April 30. Women's Bible study using the Bible and "Becoming a Woman of Freedom," by Cynthia Heald, is offered at noon Thursday. For information, call 325-0610.
Pacific Unitarian Universalist FellowshipWorship begins at 11 a.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church of Astoria, 820 Alameda Ave., across from Capt. Robert Gray Elementary School. During "Flower Communion," the traditional Easter Sunday service, participants are asked to bring a flower to exchange. There will be In-Gathering of new members during the service and an Easter egg hunt afterwards for the children. Families and children are welcome, and refreshments follow the service. For information, call 338-6883. People in need of a ride share may call 338-6883 in Astoria, 738-7937 in Seaside or (360) 642-5054 on the Long Beach Peninsula.
First Church of the NazareneThe Rev. David and Carolita Fraley, missionaries to France, will be sharing at 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at First Church of the Nazarene, Seventh Street and Niagara Avenue.
Sunday school classes for all age groups are offered at 9:30 a.m. There will be no Evening Praise Service this Sunday.
Prayer meeting, youth fellowship and Odyssey for children are offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 325-4477.
North Coast Family FellowshipSEASIDE - North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Road, hosts a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. today. Pastor John Nagle's message is "What's So Good About Friday?" Holy Communion will be served.
Prayer Service is offered at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. Easter services at North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Road, are at 9 and 11 a.m. and include contemporary music and Bible teaching by Pastor John Nagle. The message is "What's God Trying To Tell Us?" Full care nursery and children's activities are available during the service. The high school youth group, ASYLUM, meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On Monday, women's Bible study is offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Play and Share Group for moms with their babies and preschoolers meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the middle school youth group, RUSH, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Awana Club for children in kindergarten through sixth grade meets from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., Divorce Care is held from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. and men's Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Senior adult ministry is offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. A Play and Share Group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. For information, call 738-7453.
First Congregational United Church of ChristWorship begins at 9:30 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 820 Alameda Ave., across from Capt. Robert Gray Elementary School.
Faith LutheranSEASIDE - The Children's Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for ages 1 to 9 at Faith Lutheran Church, 1115 Broadway. The event is free and open to the public.
On Easter Sunday, a breakfast is offered from 9 to 10 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m.
The Christian Book Club meets at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Women's Bible study is at noon Wednesday. For information, call 738-7223.
First Assembly of GodThe youth group, "The Factor," meets at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, 1775 Seventh St.
Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. The Sanctuary Choir will present "Christ the King," by Johnathon Crumpton, in the 10:30 a.m. worship on Resurrection Sunday. There will be no evening service.
Wednesday night is Family Night, with Missionettes and Royal Rangers meeting at 7 p.m. The pastor's Bible study is held in the sanctuary at the same time. For information, call 325-7331.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets at 10 a.m. Sunday for Sacrament meeting. At 11:20 a.m., Sunday school classes are held for all age groups and Primary class begins for children 18 months to 12 years. This year's course of study is the New Testament. At 12:10 p.m., meetings are held for the Relief Society, Priesthood and Young Men's and Young Women's organizations. Meeting times are the same for the Astoria Ward, 350 Niagara Ave., the Seaside ward, 1403 S. Wahanna Road, and the Long Beach, Wash., ward, 1306 Washington Ave. N.
Young Men's and Young Women's organizations also meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday for service projects, learning activities and monthly dances. For an Astoria activity schedule, call Jared or Jenna Rickenbach at 325-8806.
The Family History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The public is welcome. For information, call 325-8256.
Calvary Assembly of GodWARRENTON - Youth group gathers at 7 p.m. today at Calvary Assembly of God, 1365 S. Main Ave.
Pastor Jeremy Siebert leads the 10:30 a.m. Sunday celebration. An attended nursery, preschool and primary classes are offered during worship.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, adult Bible study is held and Royal Rangers and Missionettes meet. For information, call 861-1712.
Bible TalksTama Brown and Annie Collins lead a free Bible talk at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Warrenton Community Center, 170 S.W. Third St. in Warrenton, and a midweek talk from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pacific Transit building, 2750 Pacific Way in Seaview, Wash. The one-hour talks are meant to strengthen the faith of believers and help others receive faith, and are open to anyone.
Baha'i' Faith/Clatsop CountyA study circle, "Raising the Call," for those interested in learning to effectively teach the Baha'i' Faith, is held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baha'i' Resource Center, 92664 Claremont Road. For information, call 325-4362. For current events and news of the Baha'i' Community of Clatsop County, visit the Web site bahai.homestead.com
Baha'i' Faith/AstoriaAn interfaith devotional meeting is held from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at 472 Pleasant Ave. Call 325-4679 for information.
Introductory study of the Baha'i' Faith is offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Baha'i' Library, 584 Eighth St., and is open to anyone. Topics cover the founder of the faith, Baha'u'llah, and his teachings for spiritual and social development. For information, call 325-7595.
Abounding Life Family FellowshipPastor Toby Downes leads Sunday services beginning with prayer at 9:30 a.m. and a hospitality and fellowship time at 9:45 a.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites conference room, 3420 Lief Erikson Drive. Worship begins at 10 a.m.
Youth Bible study is offered at 5 p.m. Thursday. Those attending should bring a sack supper. Also on Thursday, Clatsop County Puppeteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the instructor's home, and casual Bible study is offered at 7 p.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites conference room, with hospitality and fellowship time beginning at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 717-8202.
Center for Spiritual Living of the North CoastCenter for Spiritual Living of the North Coast, a Metaphysical/New Thought center at 1 Portway St., holds its Sunday celebration at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Ethel Anderegg brings the message, "The Real Easter," and Holy Communion will be assisted by the Rev. Ann Robben Dott.
A spiritual practices and support group meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Gentle yoga and meditation is offered at 6 p.m. Thursday. For information, call 325-8839.
Seaside United MethodistSEASIDE - Seaside United Methodist Church, 241 N. Holladay Drive, holds an ecumenical Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. today.
Easter celebration is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Daryl Blanksma's sermon is "Shock and Awe," and Holy Communion will be offered. Nursery care is available during worship. The adult Bible study class meets at 9:30 a.m. Children will be excused to their class during worship. An Easter egg hunt for children will follow the service. The children will also rehearse for the musical, "Down by the Creek Bank," after worship.
On Monday, a rehearsal for the children's musical is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and Elizabeth Circle meets at 7 p.m. Hispanic Ministries Team meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday for conversational Spanish. The choir rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday. April 25 features a Karaoke Night and potluck dessert at 7 p.m. For information, call 738-7562.
Warrenton ChristianWARRENTON - Warrenton Christian Church hosts an Easter Celebration beginning with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the church, 1376 S.E. Anchor Ave. Services follow at Warrenton High School, 1700 S.E. Main Ave., with youth worship at 9 a.m., coffee fellowship at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Children's church is available during the 11 a.m. service.
AA Step Study meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Middle and high school youth groups both meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Transportation arrangements are available. For information, call 861-1714.
Knappa Assembly of GodKNAPPA - Knappa's traditional Community Good Friday Service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church, on the corner of U.S. Highway 30 and Valley Creek Lane, half a mile east of The Logger restaurant. The Rev. Price Northcutt of Crossroads Community Church will deliver the sermon. Also participating will be the Rev. Carl Hansen of Immanuel and the Rev. Mark Acuna of Knappa Assembly of God.
Coffee and rolls will be served at 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday at Knappa Assembly of God, on Old Highway 30 between Koppisch Road and Knappa schools. A Celebration Service begins at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Acuna bringing the Easter sermon. There will be no Sunday school or evening service this week. For information, call 458-6676.
Astoria First BaptistMembers of Astoria First Baptist Church will gather at 7 a.m. at the Astoria Column for a Sunrise Service sponsored by the North Coast Ministerial Association. Breakfast at the church, Seventh and Commercial streets, follows from 9 to 10 a.m. The Celebration Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with music, scripture, celebration and rejoicing. The Rev. Jim Green brings the message, "It Is Finished," from John 19:28-30. Willie Richburg sings "He's Alive!" and John Lum and Dianne Phillips are instrumentalists. There will be no evening service this Sunday. For information, call 325-1761.
First PresbyterianEaster Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, on 11th Street between Grand and Harrison avenues, three blocks above Safeway. The Rev. David Prichard shares the message, "Choosing Life: Chosen by God." Phil Keim and Tommy Jones perform special music. Worship leader is Rod Miller. Greeters are John and Diane Hankins. Coffee hour following the service is hosted by Sunny and Gary Pedersen. Sunday school for all ages is held at 9:45, with kindergarten through seventh-grade classes meeting on the Sanctuary level and the adult class in the parlor of the Fellowship Hall upstairs. Nursery care is available during Sunday school and worship. For information, call 325-1702.
First LutheranGood Friday is observed at 7 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church, on the corner of 33rd Street and Grand Avenue. The choirs of First and Peace Lutheran churches combine to present "Requiem" by Gabriel Faure, accompanied by a community orchestra.
Easter begins with breakfast hosted by the youth at 7:30 a.m. A free will offering will be taken. Festival worship is offered at 9 and 11 a.m. The Children's Ministry Team will sing at 9 a.m. and the Handbell Choir will play at 11 a.m. The Senior Choir sings "Alleluia" by J.S. Bach at both services. An attended nursery is available for worship.
On Monday, Venture Crew and Narcotics Anonymous both meet at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Stewardship Sewing meets at 10 a.m. and youth Bible study is held at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, adult Bible study is offered at 9 a.m., the Children's Ministry Team meets at 3:30 p.m., the NA group meets at 7 p.m. and Senior Choir practice is at 7:30 p.m. Lutheran Men in Mission meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for their monthly supper and program. The NA group meets at 7 p.m. Friday. First Lutheran is handicap accessible with an elevator. For information, call 325-6252, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site www.geocities.com/firstlutheranastoria
Warrenton United MethodistWARRENTON - A candlelight service at 7 p.m. today at Warrenton United Methodist Church, 679 S.W. Main Ave., includes a vignette, "Watchers on the Hill - The Gift."
The congregation joins in the processional hymn, "Easter People, Raise Your Voices," in the 11 a.m. Easter Sunday service. Each person will put live flowers on the cross as they enter the doors of the church. Other favorite songs include "In the Garden," "He Lives" and "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today." During the recessional, the live floral cross will be carried outside and placed in a planter outside the front doors. For information, call 861-0825.
Unprogrammed FriendsAn Unprogrammed Friends (Quaker) Worship Group meets at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Lower Columbia Clinic, 595 18th St. A social hour and discussion time follows the Meeting for Worship. For information or to learn more about Quakers, call 338-3871 or 338-7262.