Song lyrics for Sunday, July 5, 7 pm worship

Click below for the 7 pm song lyrics. 

A word of encouragement – 07.01.2020

Live in the light

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness shall not overcome it.
John 1:5

During these uncertain times one thing I know for sure, God’s love will abide and this too shall pass.

In the midst of suffering, loneliness, sickness, insecurity, and doubt, we are called as Christians to be followers of Christ. Lighting the way for others and remembering to live in the light by showing love, understanding, compassion, and staying thankful, through all circumstances, reminds us and others that God is in control. We serve a God of peace, and not anxiety or chaos. Our true nature is to spread peace to those around us and allow our light to illuminate the darkness. God is begging us to seek and follow Him!

My prayer for you is to shine your light in the darkness. Don’t lose hope, and always look up. God is here and knows exactly what we need.  So, let’s all shine our light for all to see.

“In the morning O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my prayers before You and will look up.”
Psalm 5:3

Peace and blessings to my Evergreen family.
I miss you all so much 

Kathy Gray

Evergreen Church reopening action plan 07/05/2020

Hello Evergreen Church family, 

We will once again have two services this Sunday, July 5. We are excited to open both services to everyone, but do ask that you still register for the 9:30 am service due to limited capacity. Please RSVP online or with the church office by Friday before Sunday church. To RSVP click the button below. If you forget to RSVP we will do our absolute best to accommodate seating for you. 

We are also continuing with our Sunday 7 pm outdoor family worship. Pack a picnic and activities for the children and join us for church on the lawn. Or stay in your car or golf cart for worship and tune in to radio station 102.3 FM for the service. Rain decisions will be made by 5 pm the evening of worship. The congregation will be notified through email. 

Online worship will be posted on our website and Facebook on Sunday at 9:30 am. 

If you have any questions or concerns please email Raymonde Neely at

Have a wonderful week, 
Evergreen Church staff 

Evergreen Church reopening action plan updated

Hello Evergreen Church family, 

As we continue to reopen Evergreen Church we have a few changes to announce this week. This Sunday, June 28, the 9:30 am service will be open to everyone. We are requesting you RSVP online or with the church office by Friday before Sunday church. Our maximum capacity is 115 people. RSVPs help us follow social distancing guidelines and ensure those attending feel safe. Please click the button below to RSVP. 

We will continue with our Sunday 7 pm outdoor family worship. We invite you to pack a picnic and activities for the children and join us on the Evergreen lawn. The outdoor worship does not require an RSVP, but we do ask that you practice social distancing. Rain decisions will be made by 5 pm the evening of worship. The congregation will be notified through email. 

Online worship will be posted on our website and Facebook on Sunday at 9:30 am. 

If you have any questions or concerns please email Raymonde Neely at

Have a wonderful week, 
Evergreen Church staff 

Song lyrics for Sunday, June 28 7 pm worship

Song lyrics for Sunday, June 28, 7 pm worship

Details for Sunday, June 7 worship

Hello Evergreen Church family, 

We had an incredible service last week, and we hope you’ll join us again for church on the lawn at 9:30 am this Sunday. If you were not able to make it last week, but are coming this week, please take a moment to watch the videos below to see an overview on how the morning will go. 

The lyrics will be sent digitally, but we recommend printing them before you come. We realize your phone screen is difficult to see outdoors.

It’s Communion Week – bring juice and crackers for you and your family to take Communion together or if you are watching virtually prepare your elements beforehand. 

Other items you may wish to bring: 

  • face mask
  • hand sanitizer
  • beach towel or blanket
  • lawn chair
  • sunglasses
  • sun tan lotion
  • and lots of smiles and waves for those whom you have not seen in awhile
*We are still hosting online worship at 9:30 am*

We look forward to taking communion with this Sunday! 
Evergreen Church staff 

Slide text- Kingdom Living – “Marriage”

A word of encouragement 05.19.2020

Today’s word of encouragement is from Covenant Partner Linda Hangen. Linda came across this wonderful video of The Hallelujah Chorus and thought it would brighten your day. 

Enjoy and be blessed! 
Linda Hangen

Evergreen Church phase 1 reopening plan

A special message from Pastor Don regarding Evergreen Church phase 1 plan

A word of encouragement 05.14.2020

There is a passage in Isaiah I love. It comes from Isaiah 43 and says the following:
Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.
The wild animals honor me,
    the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
  the people I formed for myself
    that they may proclaim my praise.

Sounds great doesn’t it? Drop the past and look toward the future.  But here’s the challenge: so much of what we do, and how we do it, so much of what we think, feel and expect comes out of what has been. For example, we may be heading into summer but think about Christmas. How much of what we do at Christmas is ‘tradition’? I mean, my kids are grown and finished with college, yet Mary Ann still insists on buying pajamas and underwear for them every year! (Yes, I have pointed they may be a little old for this and consistently get the “it’s a tradition and I like it” look). We LIKE tradition. We feel SAFE with tradition. We KNOW WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO in tradition. Now, to be fair, (and to make sure I don’t have to sleep in the car) I don’t think God is particularly concerned with a pajama-underwear tradition at Christmas. God’s not concerned with it because it isn’t hobbling our view of the future. That’s the real problem, limiting the goodness, power, creativity and ability of God by measuring the present by the past. 

Right now, with so many cancelations and postponements it is easy to be disappointed. Based on what we have done in the past, the present isn’t measuring up. We are missing events and people we love. We are missing our usual patterns. We’ve missed birthdays or weddings. We’ve been stymied in honoring a loved one’s life or retirement. Graduation isn’t happening the way it is ‘supposed’ to happen, even things as simple as enjoying our friends at our favorite restaurant is on hold. Add to that furloughs and pay cuts. The disappointment is real. The cancelations and changes feel like a loss. But remember, God says…I am doing something new…can you see it?
When we get twisted up in the old, when our expectations and patterns (dare I say habits) are based on what has been, allowing the new to emerge is difficult. We might even fight against it. And so, when you put this in the context of a global pandemic, it is hard to see the new things coming out of it as good and positive. Still, it is undeniable that God is doing a new thing, creating a divine reshuffling and reordering in the middle of this.    

I wonder if you’ve felt it or seen “perceived” God doing something new in your own life. Have you noticed God working on a spot in your life or your faith which feels lonely, lost, desolate or without hope? Is there a
“dry place”; an area of life which you stopped visiting long ago because you decided it was never going to change? Is it family or work? Is it the routine of the everyday? Where is it you stopped expecting, anticipating and hoping? And: have you felt God moving your heart back in that direction?

Maybe you have felt isolated and alone but now you’re more connected with your family than you have been in a long time. Grown kids are home or at least calling a lot more; closed relationships beginning to open; parents and little ones more able to share life with working from home and the close of school. It might not be easy and it may point out areas which need work but it is new and it is good. Or maybe your job has been boring or hard. Maybe you’re career had gotten very dry, your passion disappeared or and you were just going through the motions for the paycheck. But now, somehow, working from home has changed your perspective. What was annoying has now become life giving. What was boring has taken on new importance.  Or maybe your desolation was just doing the same things over and over; life without variation or change. But now we’ve been reminded of the value of grocery shopping, a visit to the neighbors, or a walk around the block. It’s like God is pouring out water on the dry areas of our existence and bringing them back to life.  Just as Isaiah said,  God is doing a new thing; water in the desert, restoration in desolation.  

Many years ago, Mary Ann and I went to visit a friend from seminary who was serving a tiny church in a tiny town on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, about two hours from Seattle. Having never been out there, we learned how on the west side of the Cascades things are green and wet but on the East side they are brown and dry. Tumbleweed dry. Still, every now and then, we’d drive past a bright green area, a place where water had been directed and out of which burst forth life.  

I know things are hard right now. I know we are all tired of this pandemic “game”. But I also know God is doing a new thing right now. He is bringing life-filled green into the desert brown of our lives and maybe even into the world. And for me, I just have to stop struggling to get back to the old. What was, was but it is over. What will be, will be and it is coming created and directed by our good God. Oh, I am praying for revival to come on us in heart, mind, spirit and action. I am praying for a greening up, not just of “our” church but of all the church.  I am praying isolation highlighted the healing rain of our families, jobs, friendships and everyday life. I pray we come back deeper, gentler and more grateful. I am praying, as we walk into the next season, that we hold onto the old less tightly than we did before and that we enter it with a renewed sense of awe and wonder. 

I can’t end without asking you to go back and read that Isaiah passage one more time, slowly. Do you see it?  The new thing God is doing has a purpose: to give drink to his people, his chosen ones. Isn’t it crazy how God never stops thinking about us or acting for us? But that is who God is. He is the one who says, I am doing something new and I’m doing it for your good. When you see that, or at least when I do, I am moved to prayer and praise. Sure, I sometimes grieve the loss of what was and I am disappointed at what will never be but when I filter those feelings in the light of having a God who is bringing the new for our good, I am overcome with thanks and peace. May it be the same for you.   

Blessings and peace to you all.
Pastor Don Feuerbach