Younger Children’s

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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

  • Our Church Board met last Sunday and voted to continue worshiping in our pavilion at 9:30AM on Sunday mornings. We will be making preparations in hope to resume indoor worship on September 20.
  • Pastors Daniel and Rebecca will be on vacation July 20-25. We have invited a guest preacher in for worship on July 26, Kyle Remnant. Kyle is a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, and was the keynote speaker at this year’s youth Roundtable at Bridgewater College.
  • 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.
  • Pudding cups are needed for BackPack Pals. Please, place in the bins in the narthex.
  • Karis reopened June 4. New consignments will be accepted by appointment only; 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

We're Marching to Zion

by Jeremiah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Call To Worship

Abba! Father!
Jesus cried in the garden!

Abba! Father!
Cries the Holy Spirit on our behalf.

Abba! Father!
Is the cry we offer;
Not by right of birth, by right of heritage, or by right of accomplishment.

We are adopted into the Family of God.

Jesus, himself, abandoned the throne and took the form of a servant,
To wash our feet and break our bread;
To teach us to pray, “Our Father!”

Abba! Father!
Holy and glorious is your name. Amen!

Holy Spirit, Come with Power

Holy Spirit, come with power,
breathe into our aching night.
We expect you this glad hour,
waiting for your strength and light.
We are fearful, we are ailing,
we are weak and selfish too.
Break upon your congregation,
give us vigor, life anew.

Holy Spirit, come with fire,
burn us with your presence new.
Let us as one mighty choir
sing our hymn of praise to you.
Burn away our wasted sadness
and enflame us with your love.
Burst upon your congregation,
give us gladness from above.

Holy Spirit, bring your message,
burn and breathe each word anew
deep into our tired living
till we strive your work to do.
Teach us love and trusting kindness,
lend our hands to those who hurt.
Breathe upon your congregation
and inspire us with your word.

Holy Spirit, Come with Power

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

Gathering in Prayer

Holy God,
We learned to call you Father
because of your son,
on whom your Spirit rested,
in whom your Spirit dwells.
Jesus is one with you
and prayed that we would be also.
Receive us, as children baptized in your love today.
Open us to your will and love.
Make us your own.
Enliven our hearts with your word,
and our living with your way.
By this, may all the world know you,
and their place with you as well. Amen.

Romans 8:12-25

So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Every Praise

Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord.
Every praise, every praise is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God.
Glory, hallelujah is to our God.
Every praise, every praise is to our God.
(Repeat 3x)

God my Savior!
God my Healer!
God my Deliverer!
Yes He is! Yes He is!

Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord.
Every praise, every praise is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God.
Glory, hallelujah is to our God.
Every praise, every praise,
Every praise, every praise,
Every praise, every praise,
is to our God!

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Every Praise

by PVCOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Psalm 139 reminds us of the depth of God’s knowledge of us.

Lord, you have searched me out and known me;
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.

It also declares the depth of God’s love for us.

You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.

The psalm reminds us of God’s faithfulness;

If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there your hand will lead me
and your right hand hold me fast.

And also of God’s power to save us.

If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me,
and the light around me turn to night,”
Darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day;
darkness and light to you are both alike.

Let us continue to place our trust and thanksgiving in the Lord. Let us continue to give thanks with our lips and our hearts, to seek the fullness of God’s covenant and to share God’s peace. May God bless all of our efforts. May God sanctify our love. May God make our offerings to be vessels of divine grace.

In Prayer Together

You, O God, love us from the moment of our conception,
You know us and you love us in the womb,
You love us and you call us from before the moment of our first breath,
and you love us when we first see the light of day.
As a mother/father loves her/his child before she/he ever sees it,
and then embraces it gently from the moment of its birth,
so you love us—and we thank you.
Help us dear God to love one another in this way….
Lord hear our prayer.

You love us, O God from the time of our naming
You love us in our growing and hold us as we take our first steps.
You love us and walk beside us
as we explore the world with eager hands and eyes
As a mother/father loves her/his child as she/he sees it grow and develop
so you love us—and we thank you.
Help us dear God to love one another in this way….
Lord hear our prayer…

You love us, O God, as we mature and seek our way,
You love as we become aware of the world around us,
You love us as we smile and play,
you even love us when we say no and when we begin to stray.
As a mother/father loves her/his child as she/he sees it become proud and tall,
so you love us even when we sin and fall.
Help us dear God to love one another in this way….
Lord hear our prayer…

We thank you God for loving us when we are unloving,
for caring for us when we are uncaring,
and for calling to us when we go far away.
Help us dear God to love one another in this way…
Lord hear our prayer…

Lord hear our prayers of love this day for those around us,
for those we have held before you in our time of sharing,
and for those we have thought of in our moments of caring:

(add your own prayers)

Lord hear our prayer….

We ask all these things in the name of Christ Jesus,
who is our Lord and our brother.  Amen

-by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild, adapted

Beautiful Things

Verse 1
All this pain
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change
At all

Verse 2
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground
At all

Chorus 1
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

Verse 3
All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found
In You

You make me new You are making me new
You make me new You are making me new

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May God’s word always be a lamp to your feet.

May Christ’s love always be a light in your darkness.

May the Spirit shine through us for all to see.

Go in Christ, Amen.