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RELIGION CALENDAR

Religion Calendar (Sept. 11)

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Sunday worship: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Drive in Corvallis, shares God's Word and Holy Communion both in its sanctuary and via live-stream worship at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Pastor Eric Bohlmann’s sermon theme will be “More Serious than a Broken Bone.”

The congregation continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to protect worshipers’ health, and asks people to wear masks. Live-stream worship is accessible at www.svlccorvallis.org and facebook.com/shepherdcorvallis.

Multi-Gen Bible study follows the worship service at 10:30 a.m., both in church and via Zoom. This week’s study will be a review and discussion of the 2021 Summer Bible Challenge, "100 Days of Gratitude." For access to the Zoom meeting, call the church office at 541-753-2816.

Sunday service: First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. in Corvallis, will hold services at 9:30 a.m. in person (masks required) and online at https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisFUMC/live.

Philemon. As we read through Paul’s letter, note each time he expresses to Philemon an ethic of love above law. What does it look like to live out an ethic of love above law in your own life? Imagine Paul's letter is addressed to the modern-day church. Who are the Onesimuses in our midst? Who are the ones deemed useless or delinquent who need to be welcomed into the beloved community?

Baha'i devotions and discussion: “Advancing World Peace” is set for 10:30 a.m. Sunday online.

Writing of religion, Bahá’u’lláh’s words are emphatic: “Make (religion) not the cause of dissension and strife.” The founder of the Bahá’í Faith goes on to say that peace for “all who dwell on earth” is one of “the principles and ordinances of God.” The forces working in harmony with the spirit of these words continue to move humanity toward an age of peace. Although this journey is long, proceeding in fits and starts, humanity has made progress toward this goal. Sunday's readings and discussion will cover reflections of this global progress, contemporary challenges to peace, and the contribution we are all called to make. All are welcome to join in fellowship, readings and discussion.

Zoom instructions for the meeting and readings can be found on the local Baha'i website: https://linnbenton.local.bahai.us/. Those who need help or have questions can call 541-753-5752.

Women's group: After 5 Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft, will present "Healthy Habits" at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ma's Restaurant, 2416 S. Santiam Highway in Lebanon.

The dinner and program are open to all women. 

Becky McMahon of Albany, a certified health and wellness coach, will give a program including tips on getting and staying healthy. Jen Justus of Lebanon will sing. Pat Abernathy of Madras will present "Close Calls," a program on some of her hair-raising adventures.

Cost of the event is $15 inclusive (not credit-card ready). Reservations are available at 541-258-6414 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net.

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