March 29th, 2024


I often imagine myself in the story as I'm reading the Bible. I think about those times when Jesus walked on this earth, especially when Easter arrives, and try to picture in my mind the events that surround His death, burial, and resurrection. What a ‘whirlwind’ time it was for all His disciples dealing with all the chaos and confusion of His crucifixion and all the aftermaths.

Luke 24: 1-8 records one such scene: “But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold two men suddenly stood near them in gleaming clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, ‘Why are you seeking the living among the dead? He is not here, but He is risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise from the dead.’ And they remembered his words…

The ‘whirlwinds’ of life still swirl around us in chaos and confusion “…but the Word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8). So, ” Remember these words, “…never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Invite those on your “Look and See” card to the “Last Days Of Jesus” and to the 10am service Easter Sunday and let’s worship our amazing, risen Lord and introduce them to a new friend in Jesus.

He Is Risen!

Mike W.


  • Lord, mend my broken heart. Guide & direct me to do your will. Protect my family.
  • No news from Randall is good news!. ~ Bonnie
  • PRAISE: Randall is doing great! He seems happy! ~ Bonnie
  • Please pray for my sister Rosie, she go back the positive DNA on her son who died. She knew it was him. This just confirmed it. Be with his wife Anna as they plan his celebration of life. ~ Bonnie
  • Please pray that I find a job and make the right choices in my life. ~ Sammi
  • Please pray for the "harvest" from The Last Days of Jesus pageant. Pray for renewed relationships to Christ and for new believers to be drawn to the Lord. ~ Goodman's

Livestream link for Sunday March 31st

"How to Get Out of Death"

or go to 

search for "First Christian Church The Dalles"

You will also be able to watch any service at any time.

Want to know what songs we'll be singing this Sunday? Click here for our Easter Sunday playlist.

Are you one of our awesome volunteers but perhaps forgot when you're scheduled to serve? Here is the April 2024 Volunteer Schedule

Vacation Bible School Kick-Off Lunch

Sunday April 7th

Everyone is welcome to join us as we officially launch the planning phase for VBS!! You'll get to preview all of the exciting videos & curriculum. You won't want to miss it!

* We are still looking for several more volunteers for VBS. Contact Tiffany Anderson 541-980-8789

Thanks to all the window washers, chair cleaners, plant dusters, kitchen cleaners, floor sweepers, cobweb catchers, handrail dusters, yard mowers, weed pullers, sidewalk sweepers, and all other fixer-uppers who came to the All Church Clean-Up last Saturday. We couldn't do it without an army of volunteers!!

Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt

March 29th ~ 11am

Toddlers thru 5th Grade

Plan to join us in the church side yard on Friday March 29th. Kids will be grouped by age (Toddlers-PreK, Kindergarten-2nd and 3rd-5th) each starting at different times. Questions or to volunteer, please contact Karen 541-980-0625.

Don’t forget to save the date and invite young families, friends and neighbors!


Andy and Karina Smith

Alaska Village Missions & Bible Institute

Praise: For the amazing things that God did through the Spring Missions’

teams from ABI throughout the islands and small villages of Alaska.

The Northway Alaska team, led by Taylor and Marissa Fendley had a

wonderful week of ministering to families and making connections as they

prepare to move there as missionaries this summer.

Eric and Kat Rozeboom led a team to Talkeetna to encourage the church

and community there.

Tanner and Tina Teele will be moving with their family to Alaska this

summer to continue the work started long ago in Port Graham.

Andy and his co-workers Jeff and Kevin continue to fly along the Alaskan

Peninsula & Aleutian Island Chain to encourage believers there.

Praise God for His provision for the growth of His church in these remote

villages as He calls these families into service for Him.

Pray for the protection of these new missionaries and for the growth of the

seeds that God has already sown in these villages.

John and Yoriko Livingston

International Students Inc. Kentucky

Praise: Lily from Japan will be baptized on Easter!, for Yen from China

who is so open and interested in learning more about Christianity.

Praise: for the Friday night Bonfire fellowship that continues to draw new students each week. Pray for the small group Bible studies that have started from this fellowship.

Pray for the seeds planted and roots beginning to grow from our Spring Break retreat.

Praise for all the new students that are being met through the weekly

Sports Day, including students from India, Africa, Iran and other Middle

Eastern countries.

Praise for the Izumi Community Church which is a place for the Japanese to hear the gospel in Japanese. There are about 30 regular attendees that worship and then fellowship together for lunch. They had over 100 people come to the church for and End of Winter Festival. Pray that God will use the relationships built through this body for His glory!

Pray for their daughter Hope Livingston who is leaving her Christian Ballet troupe to minister first in Korea with her church group in June and then moving on to India on her own for the summer to serve at an orphanage in India.

Summit to Summit

Men's Retreat

April 19-21

Washington Family Ranch

Registration $230

online registration at:

Contact Bob Jewett about scholarships

Brochures & poster are available at Hospitality Desk

2024 Church Directories are ready! Feel free to pick up a copy today at the Hospitality Desk!


Just a little reminder that all announcements and/or inserts for the bulletin & weekly email update are due by Wednesday noon to be included in the weekend publications. Anything received after that will be pushed to the following week.


February 2024 budget amount $69,784.00

received to date: $49,783.02

spent to date: $65,572.02

WHAT WE BELIEVE...First Christian Church The Dalles is not affiliated with a denomination, instead choosing to be overseen by a team of elders. We consider the Bible to be the words of God, thus being incapable of error. As we seek a unified practice of our faith, we follow the teachings of the New Testament. We share communion each Sunday and follow the Biblical pattern for conversion. We support any who have accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord through belief, public confession of faith, baptism by immersion and continual obedience to Biblical standards of living. We hold firmly to essential doctrines but celebrate freedom in non-essentials as we seek to love God, love people, and make disciples who follow Jesus.
First Christian Church, The Dalles