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A Day of Prayer

Sonrise Academy students participate May 4 in a local worship service tied to the National Day of Prayer, an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May.

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Pulpit Rock service set

To celebrate the 179th year since the founding of the Methodist Mission in The Dalles, the First United Methodist Church and Zion Lutheran Church are hosting a worship service this Sunday at Pulpit Rock.

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Zion seeks flowers for cross

Since the early 1960s, Zion Lutheran Church has celebrated Easter by erecting a stark wooden cross on its lawn at the beginning of Lent, and then decorating it with a riot of flowers the day before Easter.

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Passion play this week

The 39th annual Last Days of Jesus pageant takes place over three days this week at several locations in and near downtown The Dalles.

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Two heads are better than one

If you contact Concordia Lutheran Church in Hood River or Bethany Lutheran Church in The Dalles and ask for “Pastor Jesse,” you’ll now need to get a bit more specific. The dual parish is happy to announce the arrival of Pastor Jesse DeDeyne, who will be formally installed in a special service at Concordia Lutheran on Sunday, Oct. 23. He joins Pastor Jesse Jacobsen, who has shepherded the parish since 2006.

Pope preaches forgiveness in Assisi

Pope Francis employed a colloquial hand gesture as he preached forgiveness Thursday during a pilgrimage to his namesake's hometown.

To love your neighbor as yourself

“’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

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Salvation Army reacts to city pot ruling

Although recent decisions of The Dalles City Council may make it a moot point, Maj. Ronald Wildman of the Salvation Army wants to make it clear that the facility at 623 E. Third Street indeed serves as a church. And he brought out plenty of evidence to back his case.

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In the business of life

Pam Tebow visited The Dalles last week to speak about “Timmy,” her son who is widely known as Tim Tebow, a football quarterback who earned the Heisman trophy — college’s most prestigious award — in 2007.

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Church murals bring Bible stories to life

Pat Van Eaton has taught Sunday school to Kindergartners through second graders in the same room at First Christian Church for more than 15 years, trying to bring the stories in the Bible to life. Thanks to a new collection of murals painted by one of the church’s members, that’s easier now.

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Women leading more and more churches

A little over five years ago when Deb Allen became the first woman pastor at the United Church of Christ, which has been in The Dalles for more than 150 years, she didn’t think it was a big deal. Allen had already blazed the same trail at UCC churches in Wisconsin and Washington.

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Faith Briefs

The 90-minute documentary “This Changes Everything” will screen in The Dalles Friday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, downstairs in Tayler Hall, for free.

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Haitian priest, dinner coming to St. Paul’s

For six years, members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in The Dalles have been taking mission trips to Haiti. On Saturday, May 7, the community will have the opportunity to meet the man the parish has supported, as Father Noe and his wife Sherly Bernier will be in town.

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Young pastors at work in The Dalles

If Tyler Beane, 31, and Adam Jenkins, 27, even went to church, they would clearly be in the minority. The fact that both are pastors is even more extraordinary.

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