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


      • There will be a church board meeting today, following service.
      • Karis has reopened at their new location in the old Super Save. Stop by and see our beautiful new store! If you are interested in consigning call the store during business hours to make an appointment. As always, we are looking for new volunteers so if you have a few extra hours and would like to help out talk to Sara Houff or Teri Sumey.
        • Our church-sponsored Disaster Trip to Dawson Springs, Kentucky is   scheduled for September 17-23. If you are interested, please contact Eddie Meyerhoeffer for more information at (540) 255-7366
        • The Disaster Auction will be held on May 19-20 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds! For more information, please pick up an info packet in our narthex, or call Brenda Fawley at (540) 810-2578
          • On March 18, 2023, there will be a new fundraiser for the YOUTH of Pleasant Valley.  We are hosting “The Big Thank You Dinner” for District Disaster Response Ministry volunteers. The dinner will be 4:00-5:00 pm, with cooking and prep before and clean-up after.  Please consider helping in one of the following ways:
          • set-up tables, chairs, decorations on Friday March 17.
          • Cook food at home to bring in for the dinner.
          • Cooking and preparation of some food just before the dinner.
          • Serving during the dinner 
          • Washing dishes and Clean-up

          Specifics will be available soon, but if you already know you can help in a certain way, please contact Pastor Rebecca. Thank you for supporting the youth!

         Gathering Prayer


        Welcome & Announcements

        Pleasant Valley Ringers                 All Glory, Laud, and Honor             arr.  C. Dobrinski

        Call to Worship


        Praise Songs  

        Build Your Kingdom Here

        Sharing our Gifts

        Invitation to Give

        Offering                                                As the Deer                                   arr. Susan Geschke

        Presentation                          Praise God From Whom                                      119A


        Sharing Praises and Prayer Requests

        Praying Together 

        Hymn                                            There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy                      145

        Scripture                                              John 4:5-26

        So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.

        When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

        The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a])

        10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

        11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

        13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

        15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

        16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”

        17 “I have no husband,” she replied.

        Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”

        19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”

        21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

        25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”

        26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”

        Children’s Time

        Ministry In Music

        O Love

        music by Elaine Hagenberg

        “O love, that will not let me go,
        I rest my weary soul in Thee.”


        Scripture                                              John 4:39-42

        39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.

        42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

        Sermon                                                        “Astonished”

        Song                                                            Here I Am Lord                                            395