Sunday Worship

We are now open for in-person Worship Services.  All are welcome.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School available during the school year with childcare
17560 Chillicothe Road
Chagrin Falls, OH  44023
phone:  440-543-1071
email:  info@valleypresbychurch.org
Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Thesis Summary

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Sunday Services

See below for a link to the live streaming of our services:

YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYF6JWnNARixsYXmVVp-ImA/?guided_help_flow=5


6/4/23 Sunday Service

Here is a link to this past Sunday’s service:

6/4/23 Service


Want to Help With Sunday Services?

Here is a link to signup to be a Liturgist or Greeter for Sunday services:

Liturgist / Greeter Signup


C • O  • N • N • E • C • T

Join us in our support of the 
Geauga County Dog Shelter

On Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, we’ll be making toys and fleece blankets for the dogs at the shelter and for their adoption bags.

All ages are welcome!

We are accepting the items below to deliver with our blankets and toys! 

 Dog bones, collars, leashes, kongs, paper towels, or check out their Facebook page.

For more information, contact the church office at 440-543-1071 or email valleycecommission@gmail.com.

Drop in or let us know you’re coming in this Google form:

Geauga County Dog Shelter, June 3, Sign Up

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Vacation Bible School

Valley Presbyterian Church invites you to join us for Vacation Bible School

Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30,

9:30 a.m. to Noon

Register on-line at:

VBS on-line registration link

To print a registration form:

VBS registration form


June 1, 2023

 

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart…” (Psalm 9:1)

Members and Friends of Valley –

Each year, as the seasons turn from spring to summer, we pause to give thanks to Valley’s many volunteers:  musicians and worship leaders, sound and video coordinators, mission volunteers, money counters, and more.  In thanking them, we, also, offer gratitude to God for gifting and lifting up those who serve.

At the same time, we, also, honor graduates who have completed their diplomas or degrees and are preparing to transition to new opportunities.  We celebrate their accomplishments and give thanks to God for the care and ongoing support for what comes next.

These transitions – whether a pause at the end of a program year or in preparation for a new stage in life – are worth celebrating.  We were created as social beings; what we feel and hear from others makes a difference in whether we can harness the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love necessary to serve in the ways God calls us.

I hope you will join me in giving thanks to graduates and volunteers; and in giving thanks to God for gathering us as the church so that we can be sent out as Christ’s disciples in the world.

In Peace,
Pastor John

Bumper Sticker Faith Video
Is what we say really what we believe?

Today’s Bumper Sticker Faith message is: “God Helps Those who Help Themselves.”

https://quickshare.samsungcloud.com/kdMKSEkAmPJG

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
(additional announcements are in the bulletin and newsletter)

C • O • N • N • E • C • T

Join us in our support of the Geauga County Dog Shelter.

This Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, we’ll be making toys and fleece blankets for the dogs at the shelter and for their adoption bags.  See the May or June Valley Voice or above for more details and to sign up.

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LINKS

 

Church YouTube Channel

The livestream of the worship service is being broadcast via the Valley YouTube channel using this link:

Link to YouTube Live

 

Link to Facebook

Link to Prayer Request List

Link to Sermons

Link to service bulletin:

Sunday, June 4, 2023 service bulletin


May 25, 2023

“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.” (Acts 2:4)

Members and Friends of Valley,

Painting by Jennifer Rodriguez

Magdalena Garcial
“Blow and Blaze”
A reflection/confession based on Acts 2:1-13

Segregated by race and divided by class,
speaking one language and listening to insiders,
hoarding resources and neglecting the poor,
the church gathers in lovely spaces
and prays for a new awakening,
forgetting or misunderstanding
the events of Pentecost.
Was it the wind?, we ask in desperation,
and attempt adjusting the sails
by undertaking one more restructuring,
while we cleverly garner
what we have no intention of sharing.
Was it the fire?, we ask in consternation,
and attempt fanning the flames
by sponsoring one more conference,
while we boldly proclaim
what we have no intention of doing.
We don’t know much
about the disruptive and transformative
power of wind and fire,
because we are afraid to invite them
into our orderly and privileged lives;
but this we do know…
Pentecost happened as the people were
gathering together in one place,
speaking multiple languages,
embracing the outsiders,
understanding one another,
stepping out of their comfort zone.
Blow, Wind of change, through the church,
sweep up our illusion of control,
create a new disposition to welcome and to hear,
and launch us into the unknown.
Blaze, Fire of passion, through the church,
burn up our complacent attitude,
create a new capacity to embrace and to heal,
and propel us towards the forgotten.

Friends, the Holy Spirit is with us – urging us to be the bold, compassionate, beautiful church for the world.

In Christ,
Pastor John

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
(additional announcements are in the bulletin and newsletter)

Pentecost Sunday
Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2023, marks the descent of the Holy Spirit and dawning of the church.  We encourage you to wear red Sunday to help with a Valley “Happy Birthday!”.

C • O • N • N • E • C • T

Join us in our support of the Geauga County Dog Shelter.

On Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, we’ll be making toys and fleece blankets for the dogs at the shelter and for their adoption bags. See the May Valley Voice or Church website for more details and to sign up.

Calling all Graduates
If you have family members that are graduating (from high school, college, or other programs), please contact the office with names, schools, and any future plans. These will be listed in the June newsletter and recognized in the Sunday, June 4, worship service.

 

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LINKS

 

Church YouTube Channel

The livestream of the worship service is being broadcast via the Valley YouTube channel using this link:

Link to YouTube Live

 

Link to Facebook

Link to Prayer Request List

Link to Sermons

Link to service bulletin:

May 28, 2023 service bulletin



Pass-It-On Mission Store

Pass-it-on will be open:

Tuesday, June 20

(10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

and

Wednesday, June 21

(2:00 – 6:00 p.m.)

  Donations are now being accepted.

 

Pass-It-On is a mission of and is located behind
Valley Presbyterian Church
17560 Chillicothe Road
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
440-543-1071

 

To find out more about our Pass-It-On, A Mission of Love, Store, use the following link to go to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/passit.on.716

 

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