Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church
150 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville, PA
(right near the Community Library)
Phone: (570) 992-0158
Church Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Lori’s Email: email@example.com
A Community Church within the West End Community
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
at 10:00 am
A blended contemporary service where God can touch your life.
Sharing God’s Message each & every Sunday
w/ Lori Phinney, Interim Pastor
Coffee fellowship immediately following Worship Services
February Sermons — “Our Purpose”
February 25: “Our Purpose — Covenant”
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
March Sermons — “Enter In”
March 3: “Enter In — Afterwards”
Acts 19:1-7, 20:22-24
March 10: “Enter In — Prophecy”
March 17: J&J Speaking
Going to Northern Africa,
Leading the Mission, State of Current Situation
Palm Sunday, March 24: “Enter In — The Triumphal Entry”
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Easter, March 31: “Enter In — Easter”
Lord of presence and power, be with us on this second step of our Lenten journey to the Cross. The journey of discipleship is never easy; but be assured that you will not be alone! Place your trust in Jesus. He is always there, and He will help us make a commitment of our lives, our spirits and our hearts to ministry in His name. Amen.
The Cross In My Pocket
I carry a cross in my pocket —
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian,
No matter where I may be.
This little cross is not magic
Nor is it a good luck charm;
It isn’t meant to protect me
From every physical harm.
It’s not for identification
For all the world to see;
It’s simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.
When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or key,
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me.
It reminds me, too, to be thankful
For my blessings day by day,
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do and say.
It’s also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to His care.
So I carry the cross in my pocket,
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life —
If only I’ll let him be.
What’s Happening at PVPC…
Baptism — we had the pleasure of baptizing Corbin Allen and welcoming him into Christ and our PVPC family. God bless him!
St. Patrick’s Day Ice Cream Social – Join us at PVPC on Friday, March 15 at 6:30 pm for our annual Ice Cream Social. This is a night of fun, games & fellowship for all. Bring a game & snacks to share, we will provide the ice cream & toppings. Don’t forget to wear your green! See Ann or call the church office FMI.
Easter Egg Hunt – Join us at PVPC on Saturday, March 23 for an Easter Egg Hunt from 1:00-4:00 pm. This is a free event for everyone. We will have arts & craft, a bouncy house for kids & the Easter Bunny will be there. Craft vendors are wanted – $10 a table. In the event of rain, we will hold it on Sunday, March 24 from 2:00-4:00 pm. FMI call the church office at 570-992-0158 &/or Wendy Miller at 570-856-2489.
Day of the Dogs Fall Festival — Look for a return of this festival in the Spring!
Keep Sunday Holy – Our church, along with other local churches is a part of the Keep Sunday Holy Team. We want to keep Sunday morning free of mandatory events like sporting practices or games. That way, we can choose church, if we feel it has an importance in our family. This effort was started as a result of a letter from a teenager about how her family has been torn up over the choice of church attendance versus other mandatory events outside of church. So far we have started conversations via letters to the Editor. We manned a tent at the West End Fair & Chestnuthill Community Day to share our feelings. We are also encouraging other churches to join in this effort. We consider this to be a non-confrontational, ecumenical bridge building service to strengthen families in their spiritual growth.
Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network — (PVEN) serves residents of Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Polk & Ross townships. They are always in need of non-perishable food items, as well as clothing (including school approved items), blankets and personal care items, as they help many families in need in our community! They are open for Food Distribution on the 1st through 4th Tuesdays of the month and the 2nd Saturday of the month, all are from 9:00-11:30am and both food and clothing distribution is by appointment only. There are currently no evening hours. Call 570-992-3136 to register or make an appointment. Contact Colleen (Director of Operations) at 570-992-3136 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on volunteering & pantry needs. Donations can also be brought directly to their new facility located at 2234 Route 209 in the Sciota/Brodheadsville/Saylorsburg area. You can donate all items Monday, Tuesday & Friday from 8:00-11:00 am. THANK YOU!
If you are in need of assistance from PVEN, please give them a call at 570-992-3136. Forms will be required to fill out and an appointment made in order receive help & pick up goods. Please call ahead to gather information on qualifications.