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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 are celebrating Bread and Cup Communion this Sunday. As a part of our Covid precautions, we will not be passing out the Bread and the Cup. Instead, as you enter the pavilion, there will be trays with plastic bags containing individual portions for communion. Please take one bag per individual as we gather for worship.

  • Our Congregational Business Meeting will be held on October 11 as a part of our regular worship time.

  • At our August 30 Board meeting, the Board voted to continue worshiping outside through October 11.

  • Please be praying for educators, students, and parents preparing for the new school year.

  • Please be praying for those suffering from Covid-19, including President Trump, his family, and other government officials, and those caring for them.

  • Please pray for those suffering from other illnesses during this time.

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart

by Jeremiah Padilla | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

The gospels tell us that on the night that he was betrayed, Jesus gathered his disciples together to share a meal. The group that he gathered came with various things on their minds, with various plans in their hearts. None of them fully understood what Jesus was doing.

Yet, they were the ones that Jesus wanted with him that night. They were there to receive the cup and the bread, to be washed by Jesus, to be told to do the same for others, and also to be told how much he loved them.

Today, we gather at the table with Jesus. We too, are here by invitation. We too, are here because Jesus wants us here, because Jesus wants us to be with him. Lets respond, receiving, sharing, celebrating and serving.

Build Your Kingdom Here

Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again.
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we’re made.
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls.
Holy Spirit come invade us now.
We are Your church.
We need Your pow’r in us.

We seek Your kingdom first,
We hunger and we thirst,
Refuse to waste our lives
For You’re our joy and prize.
To see the captives’ hearts released,
The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace,
We lay down our lives for heaven’s cause.
We are Your church.
We pray revive this earth.

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear.
Show Your mighty hand,
Heal our streets and land.
Set Your church on fire
Win this nation back.
Change the atmosphere,
Build Your kingdom here we pray!

Unleash Your kingdom’s pow’r
Reaching the near and far.
No force of hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts.
You made us for much more than this.
Awake the kingdom seed in us,
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ.
We are Your church.
We are the hope on earth.


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Build Your Kingdom Here

by PVCOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

Most Gracious God
we greet you once again in this sacred space.

We have come because we need to be reminded
of your love and your expectations for our living.

We are like the vine you planted, watered and protected.
We know in our hearts
that we need, want and desire your presence in our lives.

So we come in prayer
and listen for your Word to speak to our hearts
and reveal again your desires for us. Amen.

-Henrietta Stith Andrews,

Psalm 139:1-18
O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night’, even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.

For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed. How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! I try to count them—they are more than the sand; I come to the end—I am still with you.

Confession and Prayer
Holy God, we confess today that when we come to the table,
we focus too much on our own seat, and too little on the seats of others.

Remind us to pull out the chair for our neighbors.

Remind us to offer the potatoes to others first, before we take for ourselves.

Remind us what a blessing it is to share the cool glass of water.

Remind us that the table is set by Jesus, in his sacrifice of love.


Your Grace is Enough

Great is Your faithfulness, O God.
You wrestle with the sinner’s restless heart.
You lead us by still waters into mercy,
And nothing can keep us apart.

So remember Your people,
Remember Your children,
Remember Your promise, O God.
Your grace is enough.
Your grace is enough.
Your grace is enough for me.

Great is Your love and justice God of Jacob.
You use the weak to lead the strong.
You lead us in the song of Your salvation,
And all Your people sing along.


Your grace is enough.
Your grace is enough.
Your grace is enough for me.

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Your Grace is Enough

by PVCOB Praise Team | Streamed with permission. CSPL121366

This week, youth in our congregation gathered acorns that had fallen form the trees around the church. These acorns were included in the communion packets for this Sunday’s worship. If you are worshiping from home, I invite you to pause and go outside to find an acorn to join us in this activity.

The acorns that our youth gathered are already eager to grow. They found a number of acorns that had already split open, and were starting to sprout.

Sometimes, though, there are things that are keeping us from growing. This is what Jesus saw in the disciples during the last supper. There were cautions and distractions in their hearts that were making them hesitant to follow Jesus fully. And so Jesus knelt down to wash their feet, reminding them that his path was one of humble service to humanity. Jesus came to wash us and set us free from the things that keep us from growing as God created us to.

We all still struggle with things that make us hesitant to follow Jesus fully. But we are all held in Jesus love also. Traditionally, we mark this during the Love Feast by washing each others feet. Today, I want you to mark this with this acorn. Instead of washing feet today, I want you to pick an individual in our church. Think about them, and pray for their growth as a follower of Jesus. Pray for them, for the cleansing that we all need, to be washed of every sinful hindrance, and freed to grow.

Then, I invite you in the next couple of days to find a place to poke that acorn in the earth. Continue to pray that God will continue to provide for us the things that we need to grow in Christ.

God of hope and grace,
You take acorns and make oaks.
You take slaves and make kings.
You take fishermen and make apostles.
We too have known your love,
and experienced your call to grow:
more loving,
more forgiving,
more holy and closer to you.

You invite us to extend your love to the world around us—
to care for others as deeply as we care for ourselves.
And so we pray for the world you create;
the world you yearn to heal.

We pray for the many who do not have enough:
enough food to eat, or shelter to keep warm;
enough employment, or money to pay their bills;
enough medicine or medical care.

We also pray for those who have more than enough,
but recognize today that we are all weak and in need of your wisdom and strength.
We pray for our politicians and leaders, that they will guide us well.
We pray for healing for our president, and the many others stricken by the coronavirus.
We pray that we will remember our vulnerability,
and care for each other compassionately.

God, your grace reaches out to all of us.
You call us to live as citizens of heaven,
working together with one heart and mind.
Strengthen us to live in a manner worthy
of the good news we have received,
offering our lives in service of Your kingdom,
where the last are first, and the first are last,
and there is grace enough for all.
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord, Amen.

-including prayers from Christine Longhurst, re:Worship

Here in this Place

Here in this place, new light is streaming, now is the darkness vanished away.
See, in this space, our fears and our dreamings, brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in – the lost and forsaken, gather us in – the blind and the lame.
Call to us now, and we shall awaken, we shall arise at the sound of our name.

We are the young – our lives are a mystery, we are the old – who yearn for your face.
We have been sung throughout all of history, called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in – the rich and the haughty, gather us in – the proud and the strong.
Give us a heart so meek and so lowly, give us the courage to enter the song.

Here we will take the wine and the water, here we will take the bread of new birth.
Here you shall call your sons and your daughters, call us anew to be salt for the earth.
Give us to drink the wine of compassion, give us to eat the bread that is you.
Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

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Here in this Place

by David Tate and Jeremiah Padilla | Streamed with permission. OneLicense: A-733101

A Celebration of the Bread and Cup

Matthew 26:26-29
While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.’

Lord Jesus, in that upper room with the disciples, you took the ordinary bread, and made it food for our souls. You gave yourself, in order to save us. You do the same each time we gather in your name, transforming our hearts and desires into a full longing for your ways and your peace. As we eat this bread and drink this cup, we pray that they would be vessels of your transformation, bringing us to life in the communion of your death and resurrection.
According to your love, Amen.

Paul gave us instructions on receiving the Bread and Cup in 1 Corinthians. You are invited to participate in the communion of Christ, as guided by Paul below.

1 Corinthians 11:23-24
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’

This bread which we break is the communion of the body of Christ.

Take and eat.


1 Corinthians 11:25-26
In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The cup which we bless is the new covenant in Christ’s blood poured out for many.

Take and drink.

Lord, as you have given, may we receive,
for the renewal of our souls,
the renewal of your love,
the coming of your new way in the earth.

May we never take it for granted,
but receive it new each day,
as fresh nourishment for our spirits,
as life that none can take from us,
as your salvation poured out for us.

In Jesus, our Lord, we pray. Amen.

Blessed Be the Tie that Binds

Blessed be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love.
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

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Blessed Be the Tie the Binds

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