Light of the world, you have come into the world's darkness and the darkness cannot overwhelm the light. Let your holy name be known through all the earth, that all people and nations may praise you and walk in your ways; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
East Valley Presbyterian Church has served the communities of Otis Orchards, Newman Lake, Liberty Lake, and Greenacres since 1986. Located on Harvard Road, just 2.5 miles north of Liberty Lake, this is a small church in which people see one another as family. The hallmarks of this congregation the warm, welcoming, and loving way in which all newcomers are treated; its traditional-style of worship; its deep exploration of scripture; and, its firm belief in the power of prayer.
We see ourselves as “The Little Church with the Big Heart where people help one another feel safe, loved, and spiritually whole.”
Our pastor is the Reverend Marcia Taylor, a native of Spokane Valley, who has served God with us since 2000.
Worship service each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Come a little early during the Advent season to sing carols before the service begins.
Coffee hour and fellowship follow the service.
Bible study, on the book of Isaiah, Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.
Sewing group: Every Saturday, at the Church, from 2 P.M. to 4 p.m. Bring a project and enjoy the fellowship!
Christmas Eve Worship will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 4:30 p.m.
Join with us in carols, candlelight, and communion to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.
Please visit this site for daily scripture reading.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this. – Isa. 9:6-7 (NIV)
In the midst of all the chaos of Christmas cards, shopping, planning gatherings for friends and family, decorating, and so on, we simply need to pause, take a deep breath, and remember why we’re celebrating. Over 2,000 years ago, a baby was born. He was given the name Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew), which means ‘God saves.’ He was also called Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’ This baby grew and became a wandering teacher, preacher, healer, prophet, and pastor. He helped people look with new eyes at the God of all creation, the God he called Father. He helped people see how much they were loved and valued by God. He taught people to live as faithfully as they could under God’s guidance, not to earn God’s favor, but to give thanks to all that God had already done for them. And, he reminded us all of the many ways through which God has demonstrated his faithfulness to his promises, his love, his mercy, and his grace. Then, Jesus allowed himself to be nailed to a cross and killed. In this, he became the ultimate sacrifice for all creation, the bridge between our brokenness and God’s grace. Though he had died, he rose again to new life, a life that he now offers to all who will love him, listen to him, and seek to live by his example—faithfully, compassionately, generously, giving of himself to others.