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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 will be contining to meet at 9:30AM on Sunday mornings for worship in the pavilion. We will be making preparations in hope to resume indoor worship on September 20.
  • Thank you to Kyle Remnant for sharing the message with us today!  Kyle is a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, teaches trombone at Bridgewater College, and is a graduate student at JMU.
  • 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

Simple Gifts

by Jeremiah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

  Call to Worship Litany
(based on Psalm 133)

Though we may be inclined to brag,
let us come together with humility.
How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.

Though we may be tempted to use harsh words,
let us come together with gentleness.
How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.

Though we may want everything to happen quickly,
let us come together with patience.
How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.

Though the world around often encourages hate,
let us come together in love.
How good a thing it is when all of God’s people live together in unity.

In humility, gentleness, patience, love, and unity,
Let us worship our God who has called us together.

—by Joanna Harader, adapted.
posted on her Spacious Faith blog.


I see Your face in ev’ry sunrise.
The colors of the morning
are inside Your eyes.
The world awakens
in the light of the day.
I look up to the sky and say,
“You’re beautiful!”

I see Your power in the moonlit night,
where planets are in motion
and galaxies are bright.
We are amazed
in the light of the stars.
It’s all proclaiming who You are.
You’re beautiful!

I see You there hanging on a tree.
You bled, and then You died,
and then You rose again for me.
Now You are sitting
on Your heavenly throne.
Soon we will be coming home.
You’re beautiful!

When we arrive at eternity’s shore,
where death is just a memory
and tears are no more,
we’ll enter in
as the wedding bells ring.
Your bride will come together
and we’ll sing,
“You’re beautiful!”

I see Your face.
You’re beautiful!
You’re beautiful!

Gathering Prayer
(based on Romans 8:26-34)

Father God,
Your extravagant love has called us together.

Long before we even knew You,
You already knew us,
and were preparing us to be part of Your own family—
sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ.
What an amazing love You have given!

And so we come before You with praise and thanksgiving,
offering You the worship of our hearts and lives,
and opening ourselves to the prompting and leading of Your Holy Spirit.

Receive our worship—our praise and prayers and offerings—
through the intercession of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord.

May the time we spend here honor and glorify you.
Amen., adapted.

Romans 8:26-39

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written,
‘For your sake we are being killed all day long;
we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

How He Loves

He is jealous for me loves like a hurricane
I am a tree bending beneath
The weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden I am unaware of
These afflictions eclipsed by glory
I realize just how beautiful You are
And how great Your affections are for me

Oh how He loves us so
Oh how He loves us
How He loves us so

(Yeah) He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves

We are His portion and He is our prize
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
If grace is an ocean we’re all sinking
So Heaven meets earth
Like an unforeseen kiss
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets
When I think about the way that

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In gratitude for God’s amazing gifts – of love and mercy, beauty and grace – let us dedicate our lives and our living, sharing so others may also come to know the wondrous love of God.

Wondrous God,
we know there is injustice in the world;
we know there is poverty;
we know there is greed;
we know there is violence.

Yet, we also know your love and grace
is more powerful than all of these.

We give our resources and our lives
toward continuing your work of peace and justice.

May all that we have given
encourage the blossoming of your mercy and grace
in all of your children.

Even in the hardest and darkest of times,
may your loving presence be made known
through your graces alive in us.

Spirit of the Living God

Spirit of the Living God,
fall afresh on me.
Spirit of the Living God,
fall afresh on me.
Melt me, mold me,
fill me, use me.
Spirit of the Living God,
fall afresh on me.

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Spirit of the Living God

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

In Prayer Together

We turn to you, O Lord, with our hearts and minds poised for prayer… Hear us… Hear the words we say… Hear the prayer desires of our hearts that have no words, that are known only to us, and to you… Hear us, O Lord… Hear us…

We turn to you, O God, with joy. With gratitude. With celebration. For this new day and for the opportunity to learn more about you. For the blessings in our lives. For the gift of relationship and family. For the chance to work and play and help others.

We turn to you, O God, with our worries and anxieties. For ourselves. For our families. For those whom we love dearly. Be with us amidst the anxiety, pulling us toward trust in you. Transform our worry to prayer, as we rely more completely on you and your promise to be with us always, no matter what.

We turn to you, O God, with our concern, for those whom we know and those in our congregation who are sick … for those who are awaiting surgery or diagnosis … for those who are homebound and no longer able to come to church … for those who are dying … for those who are in mourning.

Be with each one whom we have named in a way that allows your presence to make a difference in their struggle. Remind them that they are not alone. Remind them you walk with them through everything and you are walking with them in this difficult time.

We turn to you, O God, with hope. For our community, for our nation and for our world. We turn to you with hope, and pray for your love to cast out fear. We pray for your goodness to triumph over evil, for your peace and your justice to prevail. We pray for those in the midst of harm’s way to cling to you for safety and strength. Guide those in power, guide each one of us, as we seek to create a world more aligned with you, and immersed in your love.

We turn to you, O God, with all that we are, and all that we hope to be. In the name of Christ we pray, Amen.

-Scripture Echo, adapted.

Bless’d Be the Tie that Binds

Blessed be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like that to that above.

Before our Father’s throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares.

We share each other’s woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

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Bless'd Be the Tie that Binds

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


If God is for us, who is against us?

He who gave us his son,
now gives us the Spirit in power!

The Holy One is in our midst:
equipping us for life in the service of Christ.

In Christ we are more than conquerors,
for nothing in creation
can separate us from the love of God!

May the all surpassing grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And the unshakable love of God be with you.

– from “Keeping in Step with the Spirit”, adapted.