Join us this week

Pastor Lee returns this Sunday with lots of energy following last weekend’s annual conference, and a focus that was evident there: the ways each of us is called to God’s service, in a staggering variety of ministries and roles. Our Scriptures this week are Genesis 12.1-9 and Matthew 28.16-20, and Pastor Lee’s message is titled “Called. Again.” Follow along with our Order of Worship.


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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, June 4, 2023 – God is ???

We celebrated Trinity Sunday this weekend, with retired Rev. Clare DeBoef leading worship while Pastor Lee is at annual conference (our annual gathering and business meeting of the Iowa United Methodist Church). We considered the mystery of our God whom we claim as One in Three and Three in One. Our readings are 2 Corinthians 13.11-13 and Matthew 28.16-20 (the Great Commission!). We received an offering for Peace with Justice Sunday and we shared Holy Communion. (Be sure and have some bread and juice at hand if you’re joining by livestream.) We hope you’ll join in and 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.

Thursday Exhale

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.