Scandinavian Court to be at Peace Lutheran

Peace Lutheran Church, 565 12th St., will hold a service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school and nursery care are available during the service. All are welcome.

The church will host the Scandinavian Court during the social hour following the service. Both the senior court and the junior court will tell about their heritage and their connections to Scandinavian countries. A light lunch will be served.

In March, Peace Lutheran gathered $322 for the local food banks. Multiplied by the power of $7 of purchasing power for every $1 donated, people in the community will have access to $2,254 worth of food. Each month the church tries to focus on groups of items for the local food bank. 

Services set in Hammond

HAMMOND — The Holy Nativity Eastern Orthodox Mission will hold services Sunday at St. Francis de Sales Mission, 867 Fifth St. in Hammond. Matins begin at 9 a.m., with Divine Liturgy starting at 10 a.m. Confessions will be heard during Matins from 9 to 10 a.m. or by appointment. Father Kevin Lien, assistant pastor of the Church of the Annunciation in Milwaukie and rector of Holy Nativity Mission will celebrate the Liturgy.

For questions, contact Steve Sollars at 503-298-3453 or Linda Andres at 503-440-3930.

‘Living in Covenant’ is topic for Unitarians

The Pacific Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship will hold a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church, 820 Alameda Ave. The Rev. Carol McKinley will deliver a sermon, “Living in Covenant.”

McKinley lives in Olympia, Wash., where she serves as director of Washington State UU Voices for Justice, a statewide legislative advocacy group and is an affiliated community minister with the Olympia UU Congregation.

Arline LaMear will facilitate the service, Kit Ketcham will be the greeter. A potluck will be shared after the service. A board meeting follows.

For information, call 503-338-6883 or go to

Reception for art exhibit at Grace

Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave., will celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter at both the 8 and 10 a.m. services. Following the 10 a.m. service, there will be a reception for the new art exhibit hanging in the Parish Hall. The exhibit features art in a variety of media by Elizabeth Bonn Zimmerman, and can be viewed on Sundays and weekday mornings and hangs until early May. Grace is also issuing a “Call for Art” for the annual Art Show which this year is called “Reflections and Renewals,” which will begin on June 8. Information is available on the church website at

The monthly Second Sunday Soup-Supper meal will be served at 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, free of charge. Those willing to help should come at 3 p.m. to set up, or 5 p.m. to help clean up.

For information, call the church at 503-325-4691 or 503-325-6580.

Interfaith group meets in Seaside

SEASIDE — The South County Interfaith Partnership will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pig ’N Pancake, 323 Broadway in Seaside, to foster better understanding among faith practitioners and to nurture one another in spirit. All faiths are welcome. For information, call Ann Souvenir at 503-738-0200.

‘Released From Shame’ is topic at Astoria Methodist

The Astoria First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave., will hold a Third Sunday of Easter Worship Service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Carol Prichard’s sermon, “Released From Shame,” will be taken from the Book of John. All are welcome.

Adult Sunday school will be offered at 9:45 a.m., and children’s Sunday school at 11 a.m. The church, is handicap accessible and nursery care is provided.

Coffee and refreshments will be served after the worship service.

For questions, or for those who need a ride, call the church office at 503-325-5454. 

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