Join us this week
This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Lent already, and our Sacred Rhythms series continues. Pastor Lee will be on vacation, and we’re pleased to welcome Rev. Brigit Stevens, a UCC (United Church of Christ) pastor who lives right in our neighborhood. She’ll share a message on “Discernment, a Way of Being” based on Genesis 1. Discernment is another of the many spiritual practices we’ve explored in this season, as we allow them to become rhythms for us. Please do join in!
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Most Recent Worship Service
If you’re visiting when we aren’t “live,” you can worship anytime with our most recent worship service.
Sunday, March 19, 2023-Sacred Rhythms: Self-Examination
Our Sacred Rhythms worship series continues with the subject of self-examination. Our faith tradition invites us to hold up a mirror and notice the good and the disappointing things we see there, in our behaviors, our actions, our patterns of thought and our spiritual practices. We explored this subject through the lens of John 9.1-41 and the ancient practice of Examen. Pastor Lee’s message is titled Sacred Rhythms; Self-Examination. We heard music from The Back Row (our men’s chorus) and Sunday School returned at 10:30 for both adult classes. Follow along with our Order of Worship.
Join us in person
We’d love to welcome you in person. We have ample parking and you can enter from the east doors (under the carport) with no steps or from the lower doors on the north side, and walk up the steps to the sanctuary.
An informal time of fellowship with coffee and occasional treats happens after worship, in the Fellowship Hall right next to the sanctuary. It’s a great chance to connect with a new friend!
What to expect
We worship in a semi-traditional style, with an organ alongside piano most weeks and sometimes a guitar, handbells, and other instruments. We sing from the hymnal and also incorporate newer songs and melodies, seeking to express and connect with the worship theme, the moment we’re in, and the people with us in person and by Livestream.
During most seasons, we’ll follow a theme for four to six weeks, usually based on the lectionary or a book or theme of the Bible.
We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month, and occasionally at other times. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table who are seeking to grow in faith. We understand Holy Communion as a means of grace by which we may be brought closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.. You do not have to be a member of Valley or even baptized. You are welcome.
For several weeks since the start of 2022, we offered a worshipful gathering on Thursday evenings at 7:00 that’s intended to offer some space to breathe. This program is on hold right now but will likely return later in the year. We’d include some music, a bit of Scripture, time to consider some simple questions, a little prayer, and sometimes a ritual to connect us with our faith roots or our own spirit. Check back for future opportunities.