5305 N. Harvard Rd, PO Box 879, Otis Orchards, WA 99027-0879, US
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(509) 924-0010


  

Welcome to the "Little Church with the Big Heart". 

Thoughts

“He said "Love...as I have loved you." We cannot love too much.”   
 ―     Amy Wilson Carmichael 

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Our History

  

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.

   

About Us

Worship Service and Bible Studies

Led by Marcia Taylor, Pastor:


Worship service each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Coffee hour and fellowship follows the service.

Bible study, on the book of Psalms, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.


Please visit this site for daily scripture reading.

  

https://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/revised-common-lectionary/


A message from Pastor Marcia

 I had a lot of time this past week to consider what’s really important to me in this life. I did that as I worked with my uncle so I could better understand his wishes and to become acquainted with his personal affairs. See, his health has taken a sudden turn and every bit of logic says he may not be around this world much longer. I really don’t like that thought. He’s the uncle I could always play with, untying his shoes (or even tying them together!), making horns behind each other’s heads in most of our family pictures, playing ‘ping thunk (our version of ping pong, only our balls usually went ‘ping’ off the table, then ‘thunk’ off the floor). He taught me to drive a stick shift. He tried to teach me how to back up a trailer (that didn’t go so well!). He always treated me like I was important to him. Now, I know I’m going to lose that joyful person out of my life.

We’ve all experienced such losses of loved ones. It hurts terribly—the anticipation of the loss almost as much or more as the loss itself. We start grieving. We might feel like we want to run away from it all, as if that might prevent death from coming. We might feel compelled to hover over our loved one and try to do every little thing we can think of for them. But, when it comes down to it, all we really need to do is keep loving them. Be with them as much as we can. Listen to them speak about what they want to say, whether it be memories, stories, regrets, joys, hopes, lost dreams. Help them validate their own life. Let them know what they mean to you. Let them know what they mean to God. And, finally, give them your permission to let go of this life and move on to the next.

Those things-- listening, validating, assuring them of your love and God’s, and permission-giving—are the most precious gifts we can give to another person at the end of their life on earth. Those things are the gifts you can give that leave you with no regrets about having left something unsaid. But most importantly, they are also the things we should be doing for others every day of our lives, never leaving to chance that we might not get to do or say them at the end of their life or ours.

So, follow, Jesus’ advice: “Love one another as I’ve loved you.” Live that way every moment of every day for the rest of your life. Amen.    

 


Contact Us

East Valley Presbyterian Church

5305 N. Harvard Rd, PO Box 879, Otis Orchards, WA 99027-0879, US

(509) 924-0010, Email to office@evpreschurch.org