Pleasant View Evangelical Lutheran Church

2733 Springhill Road

Staunton, Virginia 24401

540 | 885 | 2954

Worshiping and serving the Lord at this location since 1878

COVID19 - Worship changes

Advent Season Wreath Services Second Sunday of Advent, December 4 Blue Bethlehem Candle "PEACE" The second candle symbolizes PEACE and is the “Bethlehem Candle” 
(representing the journey of Joseph and Mary). Third Sunday of Advent, December 11 Pink Shepherd’s Candle "JOY" The third candle symbolizes JOY and is the “Shepherd’s Candle.” The angels announced to the shepherds in the field, “good news of great joy that will be for all people.” This candle is pink because the colors pink or rose signify joy. Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18 Blue Angel’s Candle "LOVE" The fourth candle represents LOVE and is the “Angel’s Candle.” The angels announce the birth of the good news of a Savior.

Advent Service Luncheon

PVELC Social Hall

Wednesday, December 7 and 14, 11:00AM

All are welcome, and please invite a friend.

See the sign-up sheet to contribute lunch soups and sandwiches

December 7, 2022, 11:00AM

Readings from the Advent play “ADVENT OUT LOUD by Linda S. Allen. The play involves 4 short scenes with the 4 themes of Advent. The plays are humorous but thought-provoking which can lead to discussions of the play. Please join us in these Advent programs.

Christmas Eve Worship Service including Holy Communion Saturday, December 24, 7:00PM Christmas Worship Service,
including Holy Communion Sunday, December 25, 11:00PM Celebration of Christmas Season with Lessons and Carols Sunday, January 1, 11:00PM

Order Donation Poinsettias

Due December 4, 2022, rather than purchasing Donation Poinsettias for the Christmas season, please consider a donation to one (or more) of several PVELC initiatives.

A listing of the donations and their corresponding memorials or honorariums will be distributed in the Christmas bulletin (amount excluded). Suggested initiatives include:  Outreach; General Fund; Building Fund; HVAC fund; and the Memorial Fund. Please return the form and your associated check to PVELC or contact Becci Page.

Changes in our In-Person Sunday Worship Service

Optional Masking Policy Update - may 2022

This email is being sent to inform you that two of our members were having COVID symptoms and received a positive test result. If you are having COVID symptoms, please get tested.

Sunday morning worship services and all other church-related activities will remain in place and as planned.

Currently the Community COVID-19 Level for Augusta County is LOW.

On Sunday, May 6, 2022 at a called Council meeting, the Council approved a decision to change the indoor masking policy at church from “required masking” to “optional masking” effective immediately. Masking within the church building is strongly recommended. Please continue to social distance, maintaining a distance of six feet between persons or family groups and seating in alternate pews in the sanctuary.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact either Pastor Phyllis or Carol Troxell.

Welcome to Pleasant View Evangelical Lutheran Church

Inviting… Nurturing… Growing… Serving…


Good News is Inviting

Start to think about that friend of new neighbor who might not have a church. Invite them to come with you. God may have already opened a door in their life; now they only need someone to make a connection.

News from the Evangelism Committee

Take A Little Christmas With You!

Everyday during the Advent

During December, there will be a display of Christmas Ornaments in the Narthex. You are welcome to take an ornament home to enjoy. We ask that you take one per household please. Merry Christmas!

"O Little Town" Choir Christmas Cantata & Luncheon

Sunday, December 18, 12:00AM after the Worship Service

The Cantata & Luncheon will immediately following the Worship Service in the Social Hall. The Hospitality Committee will provide meatloaf and drinks. Please bring covered dishes, salads and desserts.


Christmas Gift Exchange Gift Exchange Table in the back hallway This year we will set up a gift exchange table, in the back hallway, across from the bulletin boards, which will remain up through Advent. Bring items that you no longer want, need, or have room to keep, that you think others might appreciate! (No Clothing) Items can be new or used. This is a way for us to practice environmental and financial stewardship while still enjoying the seasonal tradition of gift giving. All items left after Christmas will be donated to a local thrift store


Pleasant View Evangelical Lutheran Church

2733 Springhill Road

Staunton, Virginia 24401

540 | 885 | 2954