Last updated 8/6/2020 at 10:56am

Cheney Congregational Church

Greetings! Cheney Congregational began hosting outdoor Sunday worship services in our parking lot on Aug. 2 at 8:30 a.m. (we chose an 8:30 a.m. start time to protect against the summer heat. We had a “soft opening” Sunday morning service on July 19 to check out our process.

We have developed a Covid-19 safety plan that is in compliance with guidelines set up by the state. Masks are required, and we are using social distancing. We encourage you to bring your own lawn chair, and we will have chairs provided.

You are also welcome to pull up in your car to listen to the service live over the radio without having to come into contact with anyone else, and we encourage you to come in your car on rainy days. We will be out there rain or shine. We hope to see you there.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Greeting from Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Although we cannot worship together as a congregation, we invite the West Plains community to access our website for weekly worship materials, sermon, and Zoom fellowship. If you should need pastoral support during this difficult time, please contact pastor Arianna Arends at 509-954-5886.

Emmanuel plans to gather for worship services outdoors two weeks after Spokane County opens Phase 3, weather permitting. Will update if plans change.

Our Free Community Pantry remains open to the community and all are invited to take what they need and leave what they can. Donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for all ages are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of this important ministry to our neighbors in need.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

A welcoming haven, nourishing all God’s people in body, mind and spirit. Rev. Kathryn Lamphere, our vicar, will preach and preside, offering Sunday Morning Prayer at 11 a.m.

All safety and sanitizing measures will be strictly observed, in particular wearing masks and keeping social distancing. All are welcome.

The memorial service in honor of our deceased priest, Rev. Christine Soule, is postponed, and will be rescheduled later, to be held at St. John’s Cathedral. We will keep you informed.

For your contemplation: “Peoples say, what is the sense of our small effort. They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time.” Dorothy Day. “The journey of a thousand, thousand miles begins with one step.” Lau Tzu

United Methodist Church

“Prayer not Despair” is a great strategy for our current world situation and what pastor Alissa Bertsch will preach on this Sunday at the United Methodist Church. This is a continuation of a sermon series based on Max Lucado’s book, “Anxious for Nothing.” While our doors remain closed at the United Methodist Church our worship is available online or with an at home worship guide.

You can download a worship guide from the church website at You may also contact Bertsch at 509-879-2278 if you would like be added to our mailing list for a hard copy. We continue to keep the health and safety of all in mind as we worship apart but stay together in spirit.


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