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


    • The Deacons are planning for Communion during worship on Sunday morning, October, 2nd. Following a brief worship service in the sanctuary, we will gather in the fellowship hall for Love Feast and Communion with optional feet/hand washing stations. We hope you will join us for this very special service as we celebrate World Communion Day.
    • Next week is Jr. High Sunday; our Middle school youth will be leading us in worship and telling about their experience at FaithX in June.
    • Kids Connect is this Friday, Oct 21.  Come have fun and a free meal, 5:30-7:00.
    • We will have our Trunk or Treat on Oct 29, 1-3 here at PVCOB. We look forward to seeing you there!
    • Backpack Pals are in  need of pudding cups, ramen noodles, and we ask that you continue to donate your plastic grocery bags. Thank you!

        Call to Worship

        Based on Psalm 147

        Leader: Praise the Lord!

        People: How good it is to sing praises to God!

        Leader: How great is God! 

           God’s understanding is beyond our comprehension.

        People: How good it is to sing praises to our God!

        Leader: The Lord delights in those who honor him, 

           who put their hope in his unfailing love.

        People: How good it is to sing praises to our God!

        All: Praise the Lord!


        Genesis 32:24-31

        24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

        25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

        26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

        27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

        28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

        29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

        30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

        31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.


        The sermon, “ Determination”,” will be posted soon.

        Sharing Our Gifts


        In response to God’s forgiveness and great love for us, we joyfully and gratefully offer the fruits of our labor and our lives in these gifts. We give, knowing God’s power to bless and multiply them, so that the transformative power of the grace shown through Christ will be a reality in our neighborhood, community, and around the world. Will the ushers please come forward to collect our offerings.