Preaching on "The Easter Axis of Good and Evil," the Rev. Frank Loyd continues his series of pre-Easter sermons on "Easter Insights: Living for God in the Real World" in the 10:50 a.m. Sunday worship at Astoria Christian Church, 1151 Harrison Ave. The Worship Team will lead singing. Frank Loyd presents the communion meditation and Alex Rainey gives the stewardship meditation. Gloria Mathews greets members and visitors at the door. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. A nursery is available during both services. An adult home Bible study on the Psalms meets at 7 p.m. at the home of the Loyds, 1140 Harrison Ave.
Adult Bible study on the Lord's Prayer meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The Promise Keepers Men's Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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 "Finding Solutions, Even When They Are Nowhere in Sight." The 10 a.m. Sunday lesson at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 632 11th St., is "Reality," based on Matthew 10:7. Sunday school for children and young adults is at the same time.
Our Saviour's LutheranSEASIDE - Sunday services at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 320 First Ave., are at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. and Prayer Group at 8 a.m. The sermon, "The Hit Stick," is given by the Rev. David Barnet. There will be no Youth Group this Sunday.
Ecumenical Bible study is offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be a soup supper at 6 p.m. followed by worship at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 7:45 p.m. Quilting is offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, followed by Bible study at 12:15 p.m. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. For information, call 738-6791.
Peace LutheranPeace Lutheran Church, 12th and Exchange streets, presents the topics of snakes, confusion and salvation at the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school, adult study and First Communion classes begin at 10:10 a.m.
The Rev. Ron Zschoche leads studies on the book of Acts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. This week's focus will be on chapters 9 through 11. On Wednesday, Peace offers a soup supper at 6 p.m. followed by the Holden Evening service. The theme for the Lenten services will be "Is God Still There?" Choir practice will follow at 7 p.m. Peace offers a free Lenten Luncheon Concert at 12:15 p.m. each Friday during Lent in the church sanctuary.
Unity by the PacificMANZANITA - The Rev. Kathleen McKevitt teaches a pre-Easter workshop, "Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time," based on Marcus Borg's book of the same name, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 in the Pine Grove Community Hall, 225 Laneda Ave. Cost is $25.
McKevitt speaks on "What Mary Says to Us Today," at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service of Unity by the Pacific, 225 Laneda Ave. For information, call (503) 368-4377.
Astoria First United MethodistThe Rev. David Kinman speaks on "Our Daily Bread" at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at the First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave. Scripture lessons are Isaiah 43:18-25 and Mark 2:1-12. The choir presents "My Song Is Love Unknown." Don Morden is liturgist. Dorothy Churchill is greeter. Violet Olsen and Dorothy Churchill present the Coffee Mingle after worship in the Powell-Turner Room. Childcare is provided. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. Kinman will be continuing a Lenten study, "Pause and Ponder," in the Powell-Turner Room at 7 p.m.
Kinman leads the Brown Bag Lunch Lectionary Bible Study at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday in the pastor's study. Scriptures to read are Psalm 51:1-12, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10 and John 12:20-33. A Lenten service is held at 6 p.m. in the Social Hall. Following the service there will be a light supper of soup and bread. Call the church office to reserve a place. For information, call 325-5454 or visit the Web site www.astoriamethodistchurch.org
Bible BaptistThe message in the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Bible Baptist Church, 1195 Irving Ave., is "Questions, Questions, Questions?" from John 8:19-27. Classes for children, teens and adults begin at 9 a.m. The previous week's service is aired on KKEE at 11 a.m. Bible Baptist holds an ET (Extra Togetherness) time at 6 p.m. in the church basement. It will be a soup and salad potluck with a time of extra fellowship. Senior high youth meet at 7:30 p.m.
Junior high youth meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 325-2263 or e-mail email@example.com
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.
Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. The Rev. Jerry Conklin will continue his study through the book of Daniel in the adult class. His message for the 11 a.m. morning service will be "High Calling - Worthy Walk," from Ephesians 4:1. The 6 p.m. service will be a Singspiration service at Warrenton First Baptist Church, 30 N.E. First St. in Warrenton. Youth group for teens 12 to 18 and Bible Explorer Club for ages 4 to 12 also meet at 6 p.m.
Bible study and prayer are offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 325-7011.
Our Father's WellWARRENTON - Prayer meeting is held at 7 p.m. today at Our Father's Well (formerly Coastlands Christian Fellowship), a five-fold ministry based on Ephesians 4:11, at 675 S.E. Marlin Ave., next to Dairy Queen.
Bible study and Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. with praise and worship offered at 11:30 a.m. This week's service is on "Peace with Surrender." An informal service with prayer and ministry is offered at 6 p.m.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, worship practice is held at the church and prayer meeting is also offered. A soup supper is offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday followed by praise, worship, testimony, teaching and preaching. Teens meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information about Our Father's Well, call 861-0197, fax 861-1737 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site www.coastlandscm.org
Coastline Christian FellowshipWARRENTON - An affiliate of Calvary Chapel, Coastline Christian Fellowship is located on the corner of Third Street and Main Avenue. Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday Night Celebration, a worship and communion service, is at 7 p.m.
Women's Bible study through the Old Testament is held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Mid-week Bible study is at 7 p.m. Thursday. During this study Pastor Jason Biel teaches verse-by-verse through the Bible, currently in the book of 1 John. Children's ministry is available during all services. For information, call 861-1378.
Warrenton First BaptistWARRENTON - Men's Bible reading time will be at 7 a. m. Saturday at Warrenton First Baptist church, 30 N.E. First St.
Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9:15 a.m. The adult class, taught by the Rev. Ed Bussert, is on the book of Hebrews. Worship is held at 10:30 a.m. The Joy Club luncheon will be served after worship for those 55 or older. At 5 p.m., youth groups for all ages are offered, followed by an evening "Singspiration" service at 6 p.m. with guests from Lewis and Clark Bible Church.
Women's fellowship meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Adult Bible study, taught by Bussert on the book of Job, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Bible study for high school and young adults meets at 5:30 p.m., prayer meeting is held at 7 p.m. and choir practice is at 8 p.m. Women's "Prayer and Share" meets at 9 a.m. Thursday. Home Bible studies are offered at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. For information, call 861-2432.
Pioneer PresbyterianWARRENTON - Sunday services at Pioneer Presbyterian Church on Clatsop Plains, located on U.S. Highway 101 at Camp Rilea Road, begins with a Singspiration at 9:40 a.m. Worship begins at 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Doug Rich with the sermon, "God's Good Intentions." Lector is Don Hawley. Greeters are Barbara Richards and Terry Wheatley. Coffee hour hosts are Susan Buntin and Roberta Gray. Children will be dismissed to church school after the children's message.
Lenten soup and study are held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 861-2421.
Olney CommunityThe Rev. Rich Bingham gives the sermon, "No Doubt About It," based on Matthew 27:62-66, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at Olney Community Church. Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m.
Prayer meeting is held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Olney Community Church is on Oregon Highway 202 across from Olney School at Milepost 10.
St. Mary, Star of the SeaA 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.
St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1465 Grand Ave., offers Sunday Mass at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., and at 12:30 p.m. in Spanish. Coffee will follow the morning masses. There will be no religious education this Sunday.
Communion services are held at 8 a.m. Monday, 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday. Weekday masses are at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A Mass in Time of War will be offered to the public at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Thursday Adoration is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and First Friday Adoration is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 4.
The choir practices at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, the Star of the Sea Parents Club meets at 9 a.m. and the Pastoral Council meets at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, a middle school and high school youth penance service is held at 6:30 p.m. and Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and First Communion class meet at 7 p.m. At 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Star of the Sea School holds its open house and science fair.
A discussion on "Devotions to Mary and the Saints" is offered at 12:10 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Also at 7 p.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Seaside holds a penance service. Stations of the Cross are held at 12:10 p.m. Friday.
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 service will be a community forum led by Margaret Blake where all are welcome to share thoughts on "How Nature Affects Your Connection to Spirit."
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.
Abounding Life Family FellowshipYoung adults meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the home of Pastor Toby Downes for game night. Attendees should bring finger food.
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.
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.
Baha'i' Faith/Clatsop CountyIntroduction to the Baha'i' Faith is offered at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Baha'i' Resource Center, 92664 Claremont Road. 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.
Immanuel LutheranKNAPPA - Sunday worship begins at 9 a.m. 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. Carl Hansen leads the service. The Sunday school breakfast is held at 10 a.m.
Adult Bible study is offered at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Astoria Seventh-day AdventistSaturday's service begins at 11 a.m. at the Astoria Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Nehalem Ave. Adult and children's Sabbath school begins at 9:30 a.m.
Women's prayer and study group meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Prayer and Bible study led by Pastor Elwood Starr is offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call 325-0610.
First Assembly of GodSunday school meets at 9:15 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. at First Assembly of God, 1775 Seventh St. Evening worship is offered at 6 p.m.
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.
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. For information, call (503) 728-0654.
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.
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.
First Church of the NazareneThe Rev. Ken Jagger's message in the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship at First Church of the Nazarene, Seventh Street and Niagara Avenue, is "Teach Me the Secrets of the Vine." Sunday school classes for all age groups meet at 9:30 a.m. The 6 p.m. Evening Praise Service focuses on Ephesians 6, "The Armor of God," with the message, "The Helmet of Salvation."
Prayer meeting, youth fellowship and Odyssey for children are offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 325-4477.
Warrenton ChristianWARRENTON - Sunday services at Warrenton Christian Church, 1376 S.E. Anchor Ave., are at 9 and 11 a.m. Pastor Bob Yunker preaches on "He Is the Lord in the Darkest Hours," based on Luke 22:39-46. Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. Nursery care is available during both services. Children's worship is available during the 11 a.m. service.
AA Step Study meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The middle school and high school youth groups both meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Transportation is available in some areas. For information, call 861-1714.
Pacific Unitarian Universalist FellowshipSunday's service will be held at Camp Magruder in Rockaway, the culmination of a weekend-long series of workshops. For information, call 338-6883 or 738-7937.
North Coast Family FellowshipSEASIDE - Sunday services at North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with spiritual growth classes for all ages. Adult electives are "The Bondage Breaker," "Bringing Up Boys" and "How To Be Spiritually Minded and Earthly Good." Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and features the choir and drama team from Ecola Bible School in Cannon Beach. Full care nursery and children's activities are available during the service. Prayer meeting takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The high school youth group, ASYLUM, meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On Monday, women's Bible study with guest teacher Pastor John Nagle is offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and a Gal's Night Out at the Seaside Pig N' Pancake Restaurant is held at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, a 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 meets from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. and men's Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Senior adult ministry meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. On Friday, a Play and Share Group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and adult singles ministry meets at 7 p.m. For information, call 738-7453.
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.
Faith LutheranSEASIDE - The Rev. Joseph Leas leads a special Patriotic Service of Healing and Prayer at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1115 Broadway. Sunday Morning Family hour begins at 9:15 a.m. in the church for prayer and song, followed by Children's Church. Adults remain in the sanctuary for a topical discussion led by the Rev. Leas. Transportation arrangements are available.
The Christian Book Club meets at 3:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, women's Bible study is offered at noon and the mid-week Lenten soup supper will be held at 6 p.m., followed by worship. For information, call 738-7223.
Astoria First Baptist"The Path to Holy Living - Letting God Write Straight on Crooked Lines" is the message in the 11 a.m. Sunday worship at Astoria First Baptist Church, Seventh and Commercial streets. The Rev. Jim Green uses 1 Peter 2:1-3 as the basis for the message. John Lum and Dianne Phillips are instrumentalists. Children's church and Pioneer Pathfinders are offered for elementary students, and nursery care is provided. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages. "Crossover," a youth group for high school teens, meets at 5:30 p.m. An Old Fashioned Sunday Evening Service meets at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Women's Bible study group meets at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Prayer Central, a time of intercessory and personal prayer, meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, as does "Lost and Found," a youth group for middle school students. A home Bible study group meets at 6 p.m. April 4. For information, call 325-1761.
First LutheranFirst Lutheran Church, on the corner of 33rd Street and Grand Avenue, meets for worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on the fourth Sunday in Lent. Sunday school is a cross-generational event which includes a visit to Clatsop Care Center. A fellowship time follows each service. Childcare during worship is available in the nursery. Taize Evening Prayer is offered at 7 p.m.
On Monday, Venture Crew and Narcotics Anonymous meet at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, youth Bible study and the Newcomers' Information Meeting are both held at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, adult Bible study is offered at 9 a.m. and the Children's Ministry Team meets at 3:30 p.m.; the mid-week Lenten observance includes a soup and sandwich meal at 6 p.m. and Evening Prayer using the Holden Vespers at 7 p.m. Susanne Nauman presents "Shiphrah" from the Old Testament. The NA group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the Senior Choir practices at 7:45 p.m. On Thursday, "Through the New Testament" Bible discussion is offered at noon and the Handbell Choir practices at 7 p.m. The NA group meets at 7 p.m. Friday. First Lutheran is handicap accessible with an elevator. For information, call 325-6252, e-mail email@example.com or visit the Web site www.geocities.com/firstlutheranastoria
Seaside United MethodistSEASIDE - Seaside United Methodist Church, 241 N. Holladay Drive, holds its Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Daryl Blanskma will be preaching on the Ten Commandments. Nursery care is available during worship. A Bible study on Ephesians meets at 9:30 a.m. and children are excused to their class during worship. Rehearsal for the children's musical, "Down by the Creek Bank," will be held after worship and at 3:30 p.m. Monday. The Ecumenical Youth Fellowship will not meet this week.
The Hispanic Ministries Team meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone interested in learning and practicing conversational Spanish is welcome. United Methodist Women meet at noon Wednesday for their general meeting and potluck. Lindsey Mizell will present a program on her recent trip to Vietnam and Thailand, and UMW members from the Astoria United Methodist Church will be guests. The choir rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday. For information, call 738-7562.
Warrenton United MethodistWARRENTON - The message for the fourth Sunday in Lent is "A Growing Kind of Love: God Is Love," from John 3:16. Members of the congregation are asked to bring a live green plant to represent eternal life, which will be planted in the Memorial Garden. "Red roses interspersed throughout the green plants will represent the love of God," according to the Rev. Delores Hodney. "A single white rose will represent the son that God gave for the sake of the world." The white rose is given by Irene Davis in memory of her son and in memory of her daughter. For information, call 861-0825.
First PresbyterianWorship on the fourth Sunday in Lent 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 delivers the message, "The Healing Power of the Cross of Christ." Greeters are Ed and Ann Fearey. Coffee hour following the service is hosted by John and Peg Christie. Sunday school for all ages is held from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., with kindergarten through seventh grade 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.