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

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”   
 ―        John Wesley   

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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

   

One of my favorite pictures is one I took over 40 years ago of my two cats (still kittens at the time). They were sitting in the very top of a weeping flowering crabapple tree. There was kind of a natural nest there as the branches emerged outward and downward from one central spot. These kittens were kind of like mirror images of each other. Both were mostly white but had some medium to large spots on their bodies. One had orange spots on the right side of his body. The other had black spots on the left side of his body. Both had tails the same colors as their spots. In the picture, one kitten was lying down, the other sitting. They both appeared to be looking at the same thing somewhere off in the distance. The sky behind them was deep blue and clear.

Those two cats were inseparable. Yet they had very different ways of getting on in the world. Pic, the black and white cat, was the leader. He got them both into trouble frequently. Dic was the follower. Pic wanted to sleep  on my legs, Dic across my throat. Pic wanted to be held in my arms when being carried, Dic preferred draping his body across the back of my neck. Pic was a slob. Dic was fastidious about his cleanliness. I’m not sure if Pic ever had a thought in his head beyond “bird!” I swear that Dic read my mind. Oh, they were an interesting pair!

Even though these two were brothers and adored each other, they were very different creatures—not so different from people. In fact, if they had been people, I suspect Pic would have been the talkative, hyperactive one and Dic the laid-back listener. Pic would have been the adventuresome one, always looking for something taller to scale. Dic may have gone along for the fun, or might have been one who’d go so far then take a seat to just watch. They both had different gifts; different ways of looking at and engaging with the world around them.

That’s one of the things that makes people so interesting! We do experience the world in different ways! Some people see butterflies as extraordinary creatures of God. Others see them a bugs. Some are fascinated by spiders. Others would rather there not be any. Some see glorious sunsets. Others see only a blinding light. But from each of our differing perspectives we bring new and exciting ways of observing life and coping with it. The person who sees blinding light probably invented sunglasses instead of blinders and visors. The person who observed the many faceted eyeballs of insects may have had a hand in developing pixels as a way of formatting transmitted pictures (in other words, TV).

So, the differences we see in others is not a bad thing. Our differences don’t make one group inherently right and another inherently wrong. Our differences simply mean that God has created us human beings with nearly as much diversity as He’s created in flowers, fish, rocks, trees, and insects. Everything and everyone in God’s good creation brings its own blessings to the mix of nature. Everything and everyone has a purpose. So thank God for the differences! They help make each new day an adventure and a blessing.

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