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Evergreen Connection

Masking Worship

The breaking news on June 5 was that Clark County officially moved to Phase 2 in Washington state’s reopening plan. After three long months we would finally be able to gather for worship again! However, my initial joy was quickly tempered as I read the fine print detailing a long list of restrictions: limit of 50 people per […]

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Resuming Worship Services

Dear Church Family, All three English services (Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9am and 11am) and one Spanish service (Sunday 1:30pm) will be starting back up this coming weekend at limited capacity! For now, we are limited by the government to 50 people on-site at each service. We will also continue streaming the Sunday 11am English service […]

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Worship and Prayer Night

Dear Church Family, Our last corporate gathering as a church happened 12 weeks ago, which is why I’m very pleased to remind you that we will be gathering in the EBC field this Friday from 6:00-7:30 pm. for a night of Corporate Worship and Prayer. I want to acknowledge that although this season has without a doubt […]

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Why We Are Waiting to Reopen

“When are we going to start having church again?” That is the number one question I hear these days. Many are ready to start immediately, regardless the Governor’s orders, while others feel strongly we must wait for the all-clear to be sounded. The Leadership Team (LT) met a week ago to discuss what God would […]

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Building a New Boat

I am still astonished at the way coronavirus seemingly came out of nowhere and blew a hole in our boat, the good ship Evergreen. On the first weekend in March we were acknowledging this viral threat seemed to be a legitimate threat and then six days later we canceled all onsite gatherings until further notice. […]

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Mercy

I don’t really know what to say. I’m very sobered by what I’m supposed to write about today so I apologize in advance: I just did a little research into it and I have a slight headache and upset stomach. I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around the fact that according to the […]

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Drive in Prayer

I wonder how many words have been spilled collectively throughout the world expressing concern or opinion about coronavirus? I’m not great with large numbers, but I think it might soon rival the number of grains of sand on the earth or stars in the night sky. Opinions are not hard to find, and I certainly […]

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Don’t Waste Your Pandemic

Pastor T (the title I occasionally and affectionately refer to Toby by) recently led us in a sermon series entitled “My Hopes and Fears for Evergreen”. Startlingly, he didn’t Include the fear that EBC might experience a pandemic. I guess my boss is not an Old Testament Prophet (you should see the look of disappointment […]

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When Losing Touch Hurts Most

The phenomenon of social distancing has produced some startling revelations, one of which is the value of human touch. I fully recognize there is a wide spectrum of preferences, from extremely huggy-types to those who feel better keeping their distance. But as we are now over a month into strong contagion control measures, many people […]

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Ten Ways to Redeem a Stream

Streaming church is now the norm for Evergreen Bible Church, as well as countless other churches across our nation and world. But what can you do to actually make it a worship service?  I humbly offer the following. Shower and dress: Yes, you could stay in your pajamas. You could even stay in bed. But getting cleaned up […]

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