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 By Steve McLachlan    Church

The alternative responses to Easter

I’ve always been baffled by the other response to the resurrection. The response we think about is, “Rejoice! He’s risen from the dead! Have a chocolate bunny!” and so on. That part makes sense (part of it, anyway). But wha... — Updated 4/8/2021


A Brief History of the County Line Church, Part 3

Continued from Dec. 17, 2020 Editor’s note: Part 3 concludes the history of the County Line Church The church formally began admitting members into the congregation in May of 1899. Admission was achieved by each prospective membe... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Pastor Bill Cox    Church

Pastor's Corner: Let the Peace of God Rest In Your Heart

The angel told the Shepherds in Luke 2: 14 “ Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” This year has been anything but peaceful for many of us. People have lost their jobs and are not able to make... — Updated 1/20/2021


A brief history of the County Line Church, Part 2

Continued from Dec. 3, 2020 Editor’s note: The previous installment ended with the arrival of 17 Volga-German families to the Ritzville area from Russia. Please also note a correction: The County Line Church is located in Adams... — Updated 1/20/2021


A Brief History of the County Line Church

ODESSA – This week, The Record begins a series on the history of the Odessa region's immigrant past, A history of the County Line Church could not begin without a recap of how... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Pat Estes    Church

Pastor's Corner: The Good News

Writing a column for a newspaper should probably start with an audience survey in order to determine a subject and delivery of the least offense to the broadest spectrum of people. This, being a Christian articulation however,... — Updated 1/20/2021

 By Tim Coley    Church

Book Review: Moving among the faithful: "Pew" and "Transcendent Kingdom"

For many, the church is a place of community and comfort during trying times. It can encourage personal growth, challenge, and reflection. Two novels I recently had the joy of reading approach the church in very different ways,... — Updated 1/20/2021


Pastor's Corner: Eucharisteo

What does “eucharisteo” mean? You may recognize it from the term Eucharist which refers to the presence of Christ in the taking of the elements of the Lord’s Supper. But what does the term mean? Eucharisteois the form of a... — Updated 1/20/2021


Christian Music Freedom Fest set for July 25

ODESSA — The Christian Music Freedom Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 25. Promoter Nate Lathrop has two Idaho Christian bands volunteering to play music that day on the stage across from Rolling Thunder Pizza in... — Updated 7/20/2020

 By Jeremy Burnham    Church

Church offers drive-in service

AIRWAY HEIGHTS - Hope Baptist Church is holding a weekly Sunday church service, drive-in movie-style. With churches not counted as essential under Gov. Jay Inslee's stay-at-home... — Updated 4/30/2020

 By Pat Estes    Church

What do you do when you are free to do anything?

Mark, Chapter 14, tells us of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane just before his betrayal by Judas into the hands of the crowd bent on killing him. He had gone, “a stone’s throw away” to pray to the Father, leaving the... — Updated 7/24/2019


Church Services Calendar

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THE Resurrection

Mama said there'll be days like this, there'll be days like this my mama said… Although, music lyrics are often quoted out of context, this one always seemed to pop into my mind whenever something difficult or bad happened. It... — Updated 4/4/2015


Church Services

Heritage Church 302 S. First Street, Odessa, WA 99159 Office: 509-982-2951 Rev. Jon Hayashi Sun.: 9 a.m. Sunday school- Adult and Youth 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 2p.m. Nursing home service Mon.: 7 p.m. Men’s Meeting Tue.: 10:30... — Updated 3/23/2015


The Weather

High Low Prec. S Feb. 19 52 24 .00 Feb. 20 48 26 .00 Feb. 21 54 25 .00 Feb. 22 50 21 .00 Feb. 23 44 17 .00 Feb. 24 47 19 .00 Feb. 25 49 20 .00 Yearly total to date 3.78 inches. Snow accumulation: .93 inches to d... — Updated 2/28/2015


Pastor's Corner

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 By JON HAYASHI    Church

Pastor's Corner

Here we are on the cusp of another Thanksgiving holiday. As is typical, we start making our preparations for where we’re going to go or with whom we’re going to spend it. We... — Updated 11/19/2014


Pastor's Corner; Can you read?

St. Joseph Catholic Church "Of course," you say. But in all fairness, I didn't ask the whole question. After all, there are only so many words you can fit into the title of an artic... — Updated 8/20/2014


Pastor's Corner; Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church

This week, we're reminded of the freedoms we enjoy. But, those who hear the words of Jesus soon begin to experience a tension, to say the least. We have rights. Rights! There's a... — Updated 7/4/2014


Odessa Ministerial Association receives $3,000 grant

The Odessa Ministerial Association received a grant in the amount of $3,000 from Washington Federal Bank's Local Knows Best Campaign this week, awarded by Odessa branch manager... — Updated 4/23/2014


Pastor's Corner; Christ Lutheran Church

This coming Sunday begins the week that Christians call "Holy Week". From the gospel accounts of Jesus' ministry we begin Holy Week with Palm Sunday where Jesus' entry into Jerusalem is described as a joyous event where the people... — Updated 4/9/2014

 By REV BILL COX    Church

Pastor's Corner; Rev. Bill Cox

Well here we are again, fast approaching the day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and savior, Jesus. As we do, I know that most of us know and understand the true meaning of the season. I say "most of us" because there are... — Updated 12/4/2013

 By REV TIM HAUGE    Church

Pastor's Corner; Rev. Tim Hauge

At Colossians 3:17 we read the words of the Apostle Paul, "whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him... — Updated 11/13/2013


St. Joseph Catholic Church welcomes a new pastor

The parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church are welcoming a new priest, Fr. Kenny St. Hilaire. He has transferred from St. Patrick parish in Spokane and will also be pastoring... — Updated 7/17/2013


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