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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 recording of the full worship service from this Sunday.  The Children’s Time and an audio-only link for the sermon are posted below.

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 on line. 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 & 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

I've Got Peace Like a River

by Jeremiah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Brothers and sisters, boys and girls—
come and worship!
Even if you’re tired and worn out—
come and worship!
Lay down the heavy things you are carrying—
come and worship!
Listen to what Jesus wants to tell you—
come and worship!
See if you can discover how Jesus wants to use you—
come and worship!
For Jesus is humble and gentle,
and he will give us everything we need to follow him.

-Christine Longhurst,

I come with joy to meet my Lord

I come with joy, a child of God
Forgiven, loved, and free,
The life of Jesus to recall
In love laid down for me,
In love laid down for me.

I come with Christians far and near
To find, as all are fed,
The new community of love
In Christ’s communion bread,
In Christ’s communion bread.

As Christ breaks bread and bids us share,
Each proud division ends.
The love that made us makes us one,
And strangers now are friends,
And strangers now are friends.

The spirit of the risen Christ,
Unseen, but ever near,
Is in such friendship better known.
Alive among us here,
Alive among us here.

Together met, together bound,
By all that God has done,
We’ll go with joy to give the world
The love that makes us one,
The love that makes us one.

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I come with joy to meet my Lord

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

A Psalm of Praise
Based on Psalm 145

Who is our God?

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
slow to anger and of great kindness.

The Lord is loving to everyone
and his compassion is over all his works.

All your works praise you, O Lord,
and your faithful servants bless you.

We make known the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your power;

That the peoples may know of your power
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

God’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;
full of faithfulness and grace forever.

Our God transforms and heals.
Our God leads and renews.
Our God loves us and strengthens us.

Bearing our brokeness,
Guiding us on the good path,
Giving us hope and salvation.

Romans 7:14- 25a

For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Come, thou fount

Come, thou fount of ev’ry blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace.
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer,
Hither by Thy help I’m come,
And I hope by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wand’ring from the fold of God.
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy grace, now, like a fetter,
Bind my wand’ring heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

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Come thou fount

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

Prayer of Brokenness/Confession

Almighty God, we confess to You
we want the easy answers, the shortcuts,
the quickest way to get what we want
with minimal sacrifice.

The ways of this world tempt us toward an easier life,
in which we do not care about others,
only our own desires.

Forgive us for these desires that are not Yours.

Call us into Your way of life,
a way that seeks justice for the oppressed,
relief for the suffering,
love for the least.

Guide us into Your way of life,
a way of deep listening,
of seeking truth
even when it painfully strips away our illusions.

Keep us to the path of knowledge and insight,
knowing that You are with us, always.

In the name of Christ,
who showed us this Way, this Truth, and this Life,
we pray.

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Assurance of God’s Grace
Based on Jeremiah 31

Thus says the Lord,
who gives the sun for light by day
and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night,
who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
the Lord of hosts is his name.

Keep your voice from weeping,
and your eyes from tears;
there is hope for your future.

I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
Again I will build you, and you shall be built.

I will put my law within you, and I will write it on your hearts; and I will be your God, and you shall be my people.
You shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive your iniquity, and remember your sin no more.

One way our church teaches compassion, justice and grace is by encouraging youth to go to workcamps offered by the denomination each year. The youth (and the adults!) learn about ways that we can work for justice for those who are the least and the last. We also learn to work side by side with those who are in need so we are not presenting ourselves as their saviors, but introducing Jesus the Savior and letting others make the decision to serve and grow in him.

This year, when all overnight and close quarter activities have been canceled, Pleasant Valley decided to donate part of the money that we would have used to participate in workcamps, to make sure costs are covered and that these amazing opportunities continue in the future, for the glory of God and our neighbor’s good. Thank you for your support of the ministry of the church, caring for our neighbors, close at home, and far abroad.

In Prayer Together

Holy Lord God Almighty, heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
How small we are, in the vastness of the universe You created!
Yet You created us in Your image,
gave us hearts to love,
minds to understand,
bodies to live and explore.
You fill us with Your Spirit in every breath we take.
We cannot begin to understand You, and yet we continue to grasp at straws.
Draw us into the deeper way of life You intend for us,
a life of wisdom, insight, knowledge, and exploration.
A life that pursues justice, practices mercy, and lives in humility,
knowing we can never fully understand or know You,
yet You are with us and know us.
We give You thanks and praise, our quiet questions and musings,
and lift them all to You, O God. Amen.

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May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May God bless you with courage to trust in his forgiveness

and keep you from fearing to place yourself in his hands.

May God hold you in the grace that washes you,

And send you in the Spirit that delivers you.

May God remind you,

that it is in Christ that you are truly free. Amen.

Build Your Kingdom Here

by PCVOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366