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


      • Karis has reopened at their new location in the old Super Save. Stop by and see our beautiful new store! If you are interested in consigning call the store during business hours to make an appointment. As always, we are looking for new volunteers so if you have a few extra hours and would like to help out talk to Sara Houff or Teri Sumey.

      • Jubilee Sunday School Class will be studying Parables of Jesus each Sunday of February and all are invited! If there is a specific Parable you would like to study with Jubilee then please contact Vickie (540-294-3515) and Jubilee Class will be happy to welcome you and study together. If anyone would like to lead the study of a Parable in February then please call as this, too, would be welcome. See you in Sunday School! 

      • Our church-sponsored Disaster Trip to Dawson Springs, Kentucky is   scheduled for September 17-23. If you are interested, please contact Eddie Meyerhoeffer for more information at (540) 255-7366

      • The Disaster Auction will be held on May 19-20 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds! For more information, please pick up an info packet in our narthex, or call Brenda Fawley at (540) 810-2578

      • There will be a Deacons’ meeting March 5th, following worship.

      • On March 18, 2023, there will be a new fundraiser for the YOUTH of Pleasant Valley.  We are hosting “The Big Thank You Dinner” for District Disaster Response Ministry volunteers. The dinner will be 4:00-5:00 pm, with cooking and prep before and clean-up after.  Please consider helping in one of the following ways:
      • set-up tables, chairs, decorations on Friday March 17.
      • Cook food at home to bring in for the dinner.
      • Cooking and preparation of some food just before the dinner.
      • Serving during the dinner 
      • Washing dishes and Clean-up

      Specifics will be available soon, but if you already know you can help in a certain way, please contact Pastor Rebecca. Thank you for supporting the youth!

     Gathering Prayer

    Welcome & Announcements

    Call to Worship


    “I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and                                                           grounded in love.” Ephesians 3:16-17 NRSV



    This is our call, to be a church Growing Together in Christ’s Spirit, for the glory of God and our neighbor’s good.



    We will commit ourselves to Growing by seeking opportunities for God to teach and shape us, and by sharing these opportunities with others.



    We will come Together, intentionally, to form and strengthen relationships that help us to faithfully and joyfully follow Christ.



    We will be formed In Christ, recognizing that his teachings differ from the world and call us to another way of living.



    We will devote ourselves with intentionality to the Spirit of God that moves, directs, and heals. We will commit ourselves in prayer, bible study, and spiritual discipline, so that we will grow ever more responsive to the leading of God in Christ.


    Praise Songs  

    They Will Know We Are Christians

    How Great Is Our God

    Sharing our Gifts

    Invitation to Give




    Sharing Praises and Prayer Requests

    Praying Together 

    Hymn                                       Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all

    Children’s Time

    Ministry In Music

    Children of the Heavenly Father

                         Swedish Folksong
                         arr. by Eric Nelson
    “Neither life nor death shall ever from the Lord his children sever.”


    Scripture                                              Matthew 4:1-11

     Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]

    Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

    “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
        and they will lift you up in their hands,
        so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]

    Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]

    Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

    10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]

    11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

    Sermon                                                Betcha Can’t Eat Just One!

    Song                                                  Sent forth by God’s blessing