A church with a view

Pastor David Woodruff is taking some guff from his congregation about having to compete with a breathtaking view from the sanctuary of the new Seventh-day Adventist Church being built.

June 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

National Day of Prayer

A crowd gathers May 3 at the Wasco County Courthouse to “Pray for America Unity”” as part of the National Day of Prayer.

May 4, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

A Servant Retires

Sister Patricia Pfenning doesn’t look 78, and she certainly doesn’t act it. A 20-year fixture in Dufur who is leaving soon, she quietly goes about finding help for those in need. But she is outspoken in every other regard.

April 23, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Sunrise at Pulpit Rock

To celebrate the 180th year since the founding of the Methodist Mission in The Dalles, the Masonic Lodge and the First United Methodist Church will hold an Easter sunrise service at Pulpit Rock. The service at Pulpit Rock — 12th and Court streets, immediately south of The Dalles High School — begins at 6:30 a.m. on April 1. The public is welcome to attend, and other local congregations and United Methodist churches throughout the area have been invited.

March 28, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

‘Last Days’ celebrates 40 years

Following a somewhat rocky dress-rehearsal, Last Supper director Erich Dorzab told the Last Days of Jesus cast, “even if it’s not in the script, the Holy Spirit will give you the words to say.” As the Last Days of Jesus pageant celebrates its 40th anniversary, the cast and crew reflect on how the four-day pageant depicting the last week of Jesus’ life has impacted their own lives in remarkable ways.

March 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

An invitation to prayer

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is offering Taizé prayer services during Lent on Sundays at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Fifth and Union streets. Lent, a preparation period in the Christian liturgical calendar leading up to Easter Sunday, is used as a time of prayer, penance and fasting for Christian communities to prepare for the celebration of Easter.

February 21, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

Christmas Story

Cornerstone Church, at 1313 Mt. Hood St., has again created its Christmas light display that is set to music.

December 20, 2017 1:22 p.m. read more..

Memorial focuses on loss, healing

“Everybody has scars and you will remember exactly how you got them, even though the wound has healed over,” said Tim Willis, pastor, celebrant speaker and “general problem fixer” for Celilo Chapel in The Dalles. “My father died in 2000 and every Christmas I get a little sad about it.” He invites people who want to honor lost friends and family to attend the “Tree of Remembrance Memorial” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the chapel, 202 E. Fourth St.

December 7, 2017 11:51 a.m. read more..

New intern pastor at United Methodist

Gigi Siekkenen, the new part-time intern pastor at First United Methodist Church in The Dalles, came to seminary as a second career — an ever more common path to the pulpit.

September 1, 2017 3:11 p.m. read more..

Fatima statue coming to TD

Hundreds are expected at a once-in-a-lifetime event, when a world-famous religious statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on display at St. Peter Catholic Church in The Dalles Aug. 3-4 as part of a national tour of peace.

July 29, 2017 2:52 p.m. read more..

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.

May 5, 2017 12:59 p.m. read more..

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.

May 5, 2017 12:57 p.m. read more..

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.

April 12, 2017 1:25 p.m. read more..



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