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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

Here is the video for the full worship service.  A video of the Children’s time (including better visibility of the pictures in the book!) is posted below.

Pastor Daniel and Pastor Rebecca will be on vacation July 20 – 25.  In case of emergency, please contact the church office or your Deacon.

Pleasant Valley is recruiting workers to go to Dayton, Ohio for a Brethren Disaster Ministries project August 16-22. Can you go? Join the crew by calling Eddie Meyerhoeffer today.

The Prayer Group for Lydia House and His Light House is now meeting online. Email Arbo Miller at to participate.

Donations of pudding cups are needed for BackPack Pals. Please place in blue bins in the narthex.

Donations for the Mini Free Pantry can be placed in the Jubilee Class or directly in the box.

Karis reopened June 4. New consignments will be accepted by appointment only beginning July 3 & you must call during regular business hours to schedule a time. New consignment hours will be Fridays & Saturdays 10am-1pm. The cafe remains closed at this time.

Brethren Woods: Helping Hands Adopt a Staff: Contributions are needed to help make the summer vision a reality. Please send contributions to 4896 Armentrout Path, Keezletown, VA 22832

Brethren Woods is opening its facility for Family Camp experiences. Rent a cabin, retreat facility, or hogan for a minimum of two nights. More information is available at

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus!

by Jeremiah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Jesus spoke of a sower scattering his seed on the ground

And Jesus words fell among fishermen and merchants

They lodged in the ears of farmers and tax collectors

They were overheard by soldiers and centurions

And some did not understand
The birds carried these seeds away

Some perked up, but then scoffed and turned away
The day grew hot, and they were nowhere to be found.

A few found root, but developed no growth.
So the thorns grew tall and blocked them from light

But for others, the words penetrated, sending shoots that sank deep, penetrating years and decades of drought and neglect, and underneath they found an opening to the waters of life. The sprouts sprang forth, the leaves opened wide. They sought the light of the sun, bore fruit, and glorified God.

Jesus, even before this could be seen,
knew what was coming,
and continued to sow.

Psalm 65 Paraphrase

You deserve all the credit we can give you, O God.
We will gather on your holy mountain
and make good on all we have promised you.

You are the one who answers prayers
and everyone on earth will turn to you.
When we are weighed down by our guilt,
you wipe away the record of our wrongs.

What a privilege it is to be among your chosen ones;
to be invited to live in your presence.
Everything we could want is provided
here in your sacred temple.

You take action in awesome ways, O God;
you step in and rescue us when we call.
You are the answer to the hopes of people everywhere,
in every land and across the seas.

You rolled up your sleeves
and lifted the mountains into place.
You tamed the angry seas,
silencing both roaring waves
and frenzied crowds.

From one end of the earth to the other,
everyone is mind-boggled by what you do.
Dawn and sunset join their voices
as all the earth shouts for joy.

You tend the earth like a garden,
enriching the soil and keeping it watered.
Your rivers never run dry, God,
and the fields you have plowed
yield a bumper harvest to feed your people.

You level the uneven ground
and nourish the soil;
you water it with softening showers
and set the seeds growing and flourishing.

The year is crowned with a bumper harvest
and everything you touch is bursting with life.

Wilderness fields erupt in flower,
mountains and hills pour forth joy;
paddocks are clothed with healthy flocks,
barren land is ablaze with golden grain.

All of them shout for joy;
all the earth breaks into song.


What is this place

What is this place, where we are meeting?
Only a house, the earth its floor.
Walls and a roof, sheltering people,
Windows for light, an open door.
Yet it becomes a body that lives
When we are gathered here,
And know our God is near.

Words from afar, stars that are falling.
Sparks that are sown in us like seed;
Names for our God, dreams, signs and wonders
Sent from the past are all we need.
We in this place remember and speak
Again what we have heard:
God’s free redeeming word.

And we accept bread at his table,
Broken and shared, a living sign.
Here in this world, dying and living,
We are each other’s bread and wine.
This is the place where we can receive
What we need to increase:
God’s justice and God’s peace.

CCLI License # 1699256

What is This Place?

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

Romans 8:1-11

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law—indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.

Praying for the Seed

O God,
We gather together in Your presence with expectation,
hungry for an encounter with You.

Open our eyes and ears to the presence of Your Holy Spirit.
May the seeds of Your Word scattered among us this morning
fall on fertile soil.
May they take root in our hearts and lives,
and produce an abundant harvest
of good words and deeds.

We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ,
our teacher and our Lord.

-Christine Longhurst, re:Worship, adapted.

The Spirit of our surprising and generous God is among us, sending us into new adventures, opening new doors, leading us to explore possibilities beyond our dreams. May we be a people filled with the desire to respond, with the energy for God’s purpose.

The Holy Spirit comes with blessing, wanting to fill our souls with such abundance that we joyfully share as freely and generously as did our ancestors in faith. Let’s invite the Spirit to renew us, transform us, and send us so that we can become vessels of God’s life-giving love.

(inspired by Psalm 119:105-112)

Your word is a lamp to my feet, Lord.
Your word is a light to my path.
Though the world around me tosses and tumbles,
I hold fast to you.
Though I have doubts and worries and I wonder,
I hold fast to you.
Though my heart hurts, my spirit aches, and I lose my way,
I hold fast to you.
Though I encounter wickedness and hate seemingly around every corner,
I hold fast to you.
Your stories and your songs, O Lord-
They comfort me.
Your will and your way, O Lord-
They nudge me along.
Your presence and your promise, O Lord-
They give me hope.
Your world is my heritage and my heart.
And I will turn toward you forever.
I will hold fast to you.
And I will sing praises to your name!

-by The Rev. Erin Counihan,
Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), St. Louis, MO.

Gentle Shepherd

Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us,
for we need you to help us find our way.
Gentle Shepherd, come and feed us,
for we need your strength from day to day.
There’s no other we can turn to
who can help us face another day.
Gentle Shepherd, come and lead us,
for we need you to help us find our way.

CCLI License # 1699256

Gentle Shepherd

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

Grow our Fire

As fire twists and turns
with colors ebbing and flowing,
one into the other

May the Spirit move and flow among us

Let us see the Holy Spirit at work
in others and ourselves

May our fire grow,
to share the Spirit’s movement
within our church, our community, and our world.

– copyright MennoMedia, adapted.

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

Verse 1
Praise is rising.
Eyes are turning to You.
We turn to You.
Hope is stirring.
Hearts are yearning for You.
We long for You.

Misc 1
When we see You
We find strength to face the day.
In Your presence
All our fears are washed away.
(Washed away)

Chorus 1
Hosanna! Hosanna!
You are the God who saves us,
Worthy of all our praises!
Hosanna! Hosanna!
Come, have Your way among us.
We welcome You here, Lord Jesus.

Verse 2
Hear the sound of
Hearts returning to You.
We turn to You.
In Your Kingdom,
Broken lives are made new.
You make us new.

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

by PCVOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366