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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 worshiping on Sunday mornings in the pavilion through July 12th. This will be reviewed at the July 12 Church Board Meeting.

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 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 .


Faith of our Fathers

by Jeremiah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Gathering Prayer
Almighty and Loving God,

We confess our need to you this morning. We need a Gardner in this world, and we need a Gardener in our hearts.

We confess that our world is broken and hurting, in ways that we have long neglected.
We have ignored the murder of the foreigner, neglected the hunger of the stranger.

We confess that our disease is deeper than even a pandemic.
We have declined to pluck the log from our own eyes, and focused on the splinters of others.

We confess that our brothers and sisters have been treated unequally.
We have tried to justify ourselves, and then closed our eyes to those around us.

We confess that we have welcomed our own blessings
and failed to acknowledge the ways blessings have been stolen from others.

We confess that we have allowed systems where others have been labeled and abused.
We confess that we have allowed ourselves to be more concerned with our own fears than we have been with the kingdom of God and all of its citizens.
We confess that we have broken the body of Christ by declaring the pain of other members to not be our concern.

We confess our need to you.

Tear out the weeds that sprout in our hearts. Prune the branches that are bearing ill fruit. Sow the seeds of your righteousness and love.

Cultivate us as a garden of your joy, where all can flourish and celebrate.
In Christ we pray, Amen


Isaiah 55:10-13

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth,

making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,

but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;

the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;

and it shall be to the Lord for a memorial,
for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Holy Spirit

There’s nothing worth more that will ever come close
No thing can compare You’re our living hope
Your Presence

I’ve tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves
Where my heart becomes free and my shame is undone
In Your Presence Lord

Holy Spirit You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your Presence Lord


Let us become more aware of Your Presence
Let us experience the glory of Your goodness (Lord)

(Repeat 3x)

Holy Spirit You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your Presence Lord

Romans 5:1-11

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

We live in the joy of God’s love.

In times when we could let frustration, anger, fear and pride hold our hearts and cause us to act in judgement over our brothers and sisters,

We choose to reach out with mercy.
We choose to live in gratitude.
We choose to see the beauty of diversity.
We choose to share from what we have.
We choose to live in joy and share God’s love.

Thank you for sharing with hands, or voice, or heart.

Thank you for the many choices and actions you make each day
that bring joy to the lives of those around you.

Thank you for embodying the grace and love known through Jesus Christ.

A Prayer for Fathers

Holy God,
Today we pray for and thank you for fathers:
those who raised their own children,
and those who share your love with children born to others.
Bless those that we think of now.

We honor all those who have worked hard to provide for others:
for those who put their comfort second, and their responsibility first;
for those who have given comfort and strength in equal share.

We give thanks for those who have taught and challenged and encouraged us:
for moments with fishing poles and worms;
for times with bicycles and skinned knees.

We know that fathers can experience their own weakness,
and that not every father lives up to the ideals we expect.
Imbue us all with the grace that makes room for a new path,
and the courage to be able to find a new way together.
Help us to forgive what needs to be forgiven,
forbid what needs to be forbidden,
and name that your grace is extended to us all.

We pray for the fathers that are still becoming:
for new fathers and fathers of children to come.
Give them the guidance they need:
to raise and encourage well,
to encourage happy and holy children,
to build families beautiful and honoring to you.

Finally, we remember the fathers that are with us no longer.
May they be one with you.
And may we never forget your promise
that through Jesus, we all have a Father in you.

In Christ we pray, Amen.

Lord, Listen to your Children Praying


Lord, listen to Your children praying.
Lord, send Your Spirit in this place.
Lord, listen to Your children praying.
Send us love.
Send us pow’r.
Send us grace.

Something’s gonna happen
Like the world has never known
When the people of the Lord get down to pray.
A door’s gonna swing open
And the walls come a-tumbling down
When the people of the Lord get down to pray.

Chorus x2

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Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

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


Go now with your trust in the good shepherd,
and let us love, not just in words,
but in truth and action.
Believe in the name of Jesus Christ,
and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

And may God be at your side, even in valleys of death.
May Christ Jesus be the cornerstone of your life.
And may the Holy Spirit abide in you
….and tend you with love and mercy all the days of your life.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
…In the name of Christ. Amen.

Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton

Creation Sings the Father’s Song

Verse 1

Creation sings the Father’s song.
He calls the sun to wake the dawn
And run the course of day,
Till evening falls in crimson rays.
His fingerprints in flakes of snow,
His breath upon this spinning globe,
He charts the eagle’s flight,
Commands the newborn baby’s cry.


Let all creation stand and sing,
Fill the earth with songs of worship.
Tell the wonders of creation’s King!


Verse 2

Creation gazed upon His face.
The ageless One in time’s embrace,
Unveiled the Father’s plan
Of reconciling God and man.
A second Adam walked the earth,
Whose blameless life would break the curse,
Whose death would set us free,
To live with Him eternally.

Verse 3

Creation longs for His return,
When Christ shall reign upon the earth.
The bitter wars that rage
Are birth pains of a coming age.
When He renews the land and sky,
All heaven will sing and earth reply,
With one resplendent theme,
The glory of our God and King.

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Creation Sings the Father's Song

by PCVOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366