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Good morning!  This page is intended to both serve as a continuing worship option for those participating in our worship service from home, and to serve in place of print resources during our in-person worship.  Following the worship service on Sunday, one or more video recordings from the service will be placed on this page, including the sermon.  This may take several hours, due to the time needed to process the videos.  We will email the congregation when the recordings have been posted.  If you would like to be added to our congregational email list, please contact

    • We anticipate continuing to worship outdoors through the summer, as the weather allows. The service will begin at 11:00 AM, for now, to allow the air to be a little warmer. We will likely move the service earlier as we get into the heat of summer.
      • Social distancing and mask use will need to follow state regulations. Currently, masks are required outdoors, when you cannot keep a 6-foot separation between yourself and others. However, this allows for a great deal more relaxation than we have been able to experience indoors. We also will be able to resume congregational singing. We are taking steps to be able to live stream worship from the pavilion and expect that to be ready by Easter Sunday. We also will have the radio broadcaster set up for people to be able to listen in their cars again.
      • Finally, if the weather is not cooperating, we will be able to move back inside again, on short notice if necessary, but continuing to observe state and CDC regulations. More details can be found at
  • Youth and Children’s Sunday School classes will resume this Sunday, at 10 AM.Classes will meet in their normal classrooms, but teachers can decide to move outside if they want to take advantage of beautiful weather.
    • Logistical plans will be reviewed when the worship schedule shifts for the warmth of summer.
    • Social distancing and mask use will follow state Covid regulations, which include face coverings for all people 5 years and older. Masks are required indoors. Currently, they are also required outdoors, when you cannot keep a 6 foot separation between yourself and others.
  • The youth will be cooking and selling Chicken BBQ on May 15, 2021.
    Look forward to some finger lickin’ good food! This is the first youth fundraiser we have had in over a year, and we could use your help! We will need help with cooking and wrapping the chicken at the Mt. Sidney Ruritan pit. We would love for some adults from the congregation to help out alongside our youth. We also need to borrow some coolers to transport chicken after it is cooked. If you can help out in any way, please contact Pastor Rebecca.
  • Adult Sunday School classes are setting their own plans of time and location for resuming meeting.

  • The 2021 Church Directories have been published and are available for you to pick up.
  • The Shenandoah District Disaster Auction Coordinating Committee has decided to hold in-person auctions at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds (4808 S ValleyPike,Harrisonburg) on May 21-22 in the Barn Complex. The recent change in outdoor gathering restrictions has now made it possible for the Friday evening livestock and Saturday morning auctions to take place, although with social distancing and mask-wearing required. Unfortunately, the oyster and ham dinner and the Saturday morning breakfast and lunch offerings will not be available. However, the committee is evaluating ideas for making meals available outdoors using a drive-by method for pick up.
  • Softball is coming! We are anticipating the season starting May 10 and practices are scheduled for 6 pm on April 18, 25, May 2, and May 9.  Anyone that is interested can just show up to a practice or  contact Kyle Meyers.

Please remember in your prayers the many in and around our congregation who have been fighting illness.

So much is going on.
We come from a hundred different directions,
some of us feeling pulled in a dozen more.
We are invited to pause, and take a breath.

Breathe out the tensions that weigh on us;
breathe in the awareness of the Holy Spirit.
Breathe out the frenzied pace of deadlines;
breathe in the freshness of God’s grace.
Breathe out toxicity, hurt, and despair;
breathe in the healing love of Jesus.

We are here together – to love, to learn, to sing, to laugh, to pray, to grow
– to become aware of God among us.
Let’s worship, knowing the Spirit is moving through us.

All to Us

Precious cornerstone sure foundation

You are faithful to the end

We are waiting on you Jesus

We believe You’re all to us

Precious cornerstone sure foundation

You are faithful to the end

We are waiting on you Jesus

We believe You’re all to us

Let the glory of Your name
Be the passion of the Church
Let the righteousness of God
Be a holy flame that burns
Let the saving love of Christ
Be the measure of our lives
We believe You’re all to us

Only Son of God sent from heaven
Hope and mercy at the cross
You are ev’rything
You’re the promise
Jesus You are all to us

Let the glory of Your name
Be the passion of the Church
Let the righteousness of God
Be a holy flame that burns
Let the saving love of Christ
Be the measure of our lives
We believe You’re all to us

Let the glory of Your name
Be the passion of the Church
Let the righteousness of God
Be a holy flame that burns
Let the saving love of Christ
Be the measure of our lives
We believe You’re all to us

You’re all to us
You’re all to us
You’re all to us
Yes You are

When this passing world is over
We will see You face to face
And forever we will worship
Jesus You are all to us

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In this time of Spring:
Ever-renewing and energizing Creator,
come, stir in our dormant spiritual limbs.

Wake up our tired prayer.
Revive our weary efforts of care.
Sing Hope into our discouragement.

Wash our dusty, drab attitude with the cleansing rains of your vision.
Go deep to our roots and penetrate our faith with the vibrancy of your grace.

Shake loose the old leftover oak leaves of our tenacious ego-centeredness.
Coax joy to sprout from our difficulties.

Warm the buds of our relationships so they bloom with healthy love.
Clear out the wintered debris with the wild breeze of your liberating presence.

Nudge us, woo us, entice us, draw us to you.
We give you our trust and our gratitude as you grace our slowly thawed spirits.

Our Joy and our Hope, let the greening in our spirits begin!

-Joyce Rupp

Mark 12: 28-34 NRSV

One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, ‘Which commandment is the first of all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.’ Then the scribe said to him, ‘You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that “he is one, and besides him there is no other”; and “to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength”, and “to love one’s neighbour as oneself”,—this is much more important than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.’ When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ After that no one dared to ask him any question.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Verse 1
I know that my Redeemer lives
What joy this blest assurance gives
He lives He lives Who once was dead
He lives my everlasting Head

Verse 2
He lives to bless me with His love
He lives to plead for me above
He lives my hungry soul to feed
He lives to help in time of need

Verse 3
He lives all glory to His name
He lives my Savior still the same
What joy this blest assurance gives
I know that my Redeemer lives

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I Know That My Redeemer Lives

by Jeremiah Padilla, Sarah Padilla, and David Tate | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Jesus draws us from the margins into a great feast; he draws us out of a crowd, to healing; he draws us out of ourselves and into relationship with God and others; he draws us from death to new life. Each day, God finds the way that we need to be loved and challenged, and then calls us to minister to others in warm hospitality, healing mercies, and the promise of resurrection and new life. We respond to this marvelous call through our living and our giving this day, and each day.

– Rev. Kathryn Matthews Huey, adapted

Holy and mighty God,
You wrought the heavens and forged the earth
Your laughter set waves in motion
And your tears still water and bring to bloom the desolate places.

So we give thanks to you today
for the knowledge that we are loved.
And we pray for a world crying out to feel loved.

We pray for a world torn apart by conflict and war;
a world that lives uneasily in a climate of fear
with no clear vision for future days.
Be the hope that reaches to every corner of the earth.

We pray for a world that thinks less of others than of self;
a world where division between nations, race, religion
neighbour and family leads to distrust.
Be the Father that makes us feel at home
sitting at your table of peace.

We pray for a world that is short on happiness,
too busy to enjoy this world you have created,
too preoccupied with living to appreciate life.
Give us visions of your joy,
and the freedom of spirit to open ourselves to it.

We pray for a world where spiritual longing is satisfied
by fashionable notions and temporary solutions
with no thought for tomorrow.
Draw us close, and help us to step in
to your kingdom, eternal on earth as in heaven.

We pray for a world that needs to know your love, your hope,
your peace, your joy and Salvation.
As you taught us to pray, saying:



Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
And, forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors.

Lead us not into temptation
But, deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom
And the power, and the glory forever,

-based on a prayer by John Birch

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Verse 1  When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

Verse 2
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing so divine
Demands my soul my life my all

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We rejoice in the greatness of God –
God’s power and gentleness and love;
God’s mercy and justice.
We go, empowered by the Spirit,
to serve God and neighbor,
through word and action,
as taught by Jesus Christ.

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” 2 Cor 13:13