A Word from the Pastor – March 2017

It’s Lent again—the 40- day period (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter, those six weeks (approximately) on the church calendar observed by Christians as a period of preparation and repentance before the celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Many Christians observe Lent by adopting the traditional practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving in some new,… Read More ›

A word From the Pastor – February 2017

Most of us enjoy the various traditions surrounding Valentine’s Day. My husband George and I had our first date on Valentine’s Day, so it’s always a special day for us. But the origins of the holiday aren’t really very romantic at all. The history of St. Valentine is a little sketchy, but the story goes… Read More ›

Adult Sunday School at EPC

Starting Sunday, February 5th 2017 classes will be held in the Fireside Room at 9:15. Our first set of lessons will be on the parables of Jesus and will focus on a video series by Kenneth Bailey. The class is open to all and is free, but donations are accepted to offset material costs. See… Read More ›

A word From the Pastor – January 2017

A Presbyterian pastor friend of mine recently published his favorite “wise sayings” in his church’s newsletter. Among those favorites were: We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. —Albert Einstein Life is 5 percent what happens to me and 95 percent how I respond to what happens to… Read More ›

A word from the Pastor December 2016

Does it seem to you that Christmas decorations appear earlier every year? When I was a child, all the stores put up their trees and wreaths and window dressings the day after Thanksgiving. But now we start celebrating Christmas even before Halloween arrives. Our local Hallmark store has had Christmas ornaments on display since July…. Read More ›

Parish Nurse Notes – Nov 2016

As I was reading my September 2016 issue of the American Journal of Nursing, I encountered an article that I feel is important to share a portion of with you. Debra L. Campo is chair of Level I at St. Joseph School of Nursing, Providence, R.I. She explains the difference in symptoms of myocardial infarction… Read More ›

Thanksgiving Eve Service

We will begin our Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday evening, November 23, at 7:30PM when we gather with members of Crosswinds Presbyterian Church in the EPC sanctuary. The service will include the celebration of Holy Communion and music from a combined CWPC/EPC choir. Please plan to join us for this special service and for refreshments afterward.

A Word from the Pastor – Nov 2016

Last month my husband George and I went on a grand adventure. We took a cruise up the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel, stopping at various places along the way to see the sights and sample the local culture and cuisine. The weather was cold, but not cold enough to prevent our exploring parts… Read More ›

A Word from the Pastor – Sept 2016

I don’t remember much from my high school Latin classes, but I do remember learning the Latin word discere, which means to learn. And it’s from a related Latin word, discipulus, that we get our English word disciple, which means pupil, student, learner. Being a disciple of Jesus means that we are always in student… Read More ›

Water Collection

Each year our food banks struggle to provide enough water to support the needs of the homeless in the valley. Our congregation will also conduct a water collection to help in this effort on August 14. The generosity of each of you in these endeavors to support mission work in our community is very much… Read More ›