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Evergreen Connection

Evergreen’s Approach to Face Coverings

Two weeks ago, we received an email from the Washington State Department of Health. We were notified that they had received communication through the Report a Safe Start Violation site that some individuals in our establishment are not wearing face coverings as required. The message said this was a “courtesy” letter, and that if future […]

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Money on Mission

I have not done any research on this, but I have to assume that many churches have been forced to tighten their belts due to all the upheaval over the past year. To be honest, I have tried to internally prepare myself for lean financial times should that be the case at Evergreen. Incredibly, the […]

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Going There For To Make Disciples

“Go therefore and make disciples…” These were some of the very last words of Jesus and they were undoubtedly ringing in the ears of the saints throughout the centuries when they decided to leave home to go here and there for to make disciples. It is a privilege and a great honor to move to […]

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Breaking the Media Feed

The Leadership Team couples spent last weekend in a pair of houses at the coast and the firm intention was to seek the Lord together in prayer. We always pray at this annual retreat, but this year we made prayer the primary content. We literally spent hours looking at God’s word and responding in prayer […]

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Fear Drifting More Than Covid

Ever since the world turned upside with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have primarily tried to be a peacemaking voice. I have not advocated for or against the government mandated precautions, nor taken a stand one way or the other regarding the vaccine. I certainly have my opinions, but I have felt called […]

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Midnight Rest

I climbed into bed about 11pm last night, a bit later than my norm, and quickly fell fast asleep. The morning came far too quickly and I sat on the edge of the bed, staring at the clock with bleary eyes, trying to make sense of the numbers. They weren’t computing. It took me a […]

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Your Will Be Done in Me as it is in Heaven

“Trouble, oh we got trouble, right here in River City!” This signature line from the old musical popped into my head as I considered the collective amount of breath spent commenting the many things that are wrong in this world. Seriously, consider the sheer volume of words. Talk radio stations focus almost exclusively on things that are […]

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The Sun After the Storm

The first day of this new year, we drove to the coast to spend the weekend in a rental house near the beach. A quick glance at my weather app told me it would be a wet weekend, but a closer look would have warned me a winter storm was barreling in. The first downpour […]

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Bridge Open for Maintenance

Did you know Ralph Kemptner, former EBC elder, is a bridge engineer? And did you know that over the last few months he did some excellent bridge work for Evergreen Bible Church, Marrion Elementary, and several of their families? Let me tell you about it… Knowing our connection to Marrion Elementary, a few months back […]

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Get Your Candles Ready

Christmas Eve services have provided some of the sweetest moments of worship I have ever experienced with God’s people. I cherish one such memory in particular. The sanctuary of the old building was absolutely packed, candles were burning brightly on every flat surface we could find and the power of the combined voices of those gathered was […]

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