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

  • A Message From Sharon, Ron and family

    To our Pleasant Valley Family:  thank you all so much for your loving support, prayers, cards, visits, and food.  This has been a difficult time for our family with the passing of my mother and the health issues of our son-in-law, Tory Kemp.  Tory is home from UVA and recovering from Rotavirus and a blood infection.  A complete recovery is expected with no damage to his kidney.

     We recognize and cherish the true blessings of our caring church family.

     God is good!

  • This week begins our Summer Worship Schedule! Sunday School will be held from 9-10 AM followed by a 15 minute transition period. We will be having Praise and Worship together starting at 10:15-10:30 AM which will transition into our Combined Worship from 10:30-11:30 AM. Services will be held in the Sanctuary throughout the month with Outdoor Worship on the Last Sunday of each month. This includes May 29 and the following Sundays: June 26, July 31, August 28th, and our Worship in the Grove on September 11
  • Backpack Pals do not need any more food donations for the summer; however, we ask that you continue to donate your plastic grocery bags. Thank you!
  • All Aboard! Join us for PVCOB Vacation Bible School    Wednesday, July 6th-8th from 6-8pm. Join us for fun, community service, and a reminder of Jesus’ love . . . a love that pulls us through anything! See Evonne Hall for how you can help!

Call to Worship

Adapted from Psalm 27

The LORD is my light and my salvation–
whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life–
of whom shall I be afraid?

Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;

be merciful to me and answer me.

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”

Your face, LORD, I will seek.

Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;

Teach me your way LORD;
lead us on the straight path
away from our brokeness.

I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.

I will wait for the LORD.
I will be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.


God of goodness and mercy,
of gentleness and kindness,
of righteousness and faithfulness,
light of our salvation
That sustains our souls.

We pause and offer the daily tasks
that consume us to you,
seeking to remember
that we accomplish nothing
without your grace.

We submit to your will,
that we should love you
with our everything
and love our neighbors,
and even our enemies,
as ourselves.

Renew us and transform us
by your steadfast love
into people of your own heart.

Thomas Turner, adapted,

The Children’s Time will be posted soon . . .

Genesis 15:1-6 NRSV


After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.’ But Abram said, ‘O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’* And Abram said, ‘You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.’ But the word of the Lord came to him, ‘This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.’ He brought him outside and said, ‘Look towards heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ And he believed the Lord; and the Lord * reckoned it to him as righteousness.

The sermon, “Unafraid – Walking with God,” will be posted soon . . .

Christ has made us his own.

It’s not because of our status or power,
our credentials or reputation.

Christ has made us his own.

It’s not because of our own righteousness,
but because of our faith in the One
who is God’s righteousness.

Christ has made us his own.

Let us press on, then, toward the goal of becoming like Christ!
By sharing in his sufferings, we receive the power of his resurrection.

Christ has made us his own.

May we push aside all that distracts us
all that trips us up
as we run the race set before us.

Christ has made us his own.

Above all, may we want to know Christ. May we be found in his grace, transformed by his love!

Christ has made us his own. Thanks be to God!

– Del Keeney, © 2020 Brethren Press

In Prayer Together

Light-giving, salvation-making God,
we have staked our living and our dying
and our being raised to new life
on your steadfast love and faithfulness.

You have promised
to hide us in your shelter in the day of trouble.
You have promised to set us high on a rock,
above those powers and forces
that batter us,
that tempt us,
that work against us.

We have sought your presence here,
listening for your Word:
your Word that gives life;
your Word that heals the wounded heart;
your Word that speaks truth.

Teach us your Way, O Lord Jesus.
Lead us on a well-lighted path.
In the times when you are silent,
grant us the courage to wait,
trusting in your grace that brings your resurrection power 
to our dead ends.


You are doing a ‘new thing’ among us.
though, it is hard to see at times what that ‘new thing’ is.
We bring to you our grieving over what is being lost,
our fears about what the future might hold,
our desire to love and serve you.

By the power of your Holy Spirit,
you are refining us,
purifying our discipleship,
pulling us into following Jesus
in this new world.

Grant us mercy and grace
to trust you more deeply,
for the only secure place is with you,
our light and our salvation,
the stronghold of our life.

We pray all these things in the name of Jesus,
the first-born of your new creation
our hope, our life.

-Christine Jerrett

The word of the Lord is upright,
   and all God’s work is done in faithfulness.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
So let all the earth fear the Lord;
   let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe;
stand together in reverence and love.

Our soul waits for the Lord;
   he is our help and shield.
Our hearts seek him,
   because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
   even as we hope in you. Amen