The Chancel of Valley Presbyterian Church
Valley Presbyterian Church
945 Portola Road - Portola Valley, CA 94028


We are called to risk the Spirit-led journey...

Come, find out what God has in store for you, and find out more about the person God is calling you to be!


Worship is the heart and soul of Valley Church. Worship is eclectic and energetic. It is Biblically based, Christ centered, and arts driven. We try to stay open to the moving of the Spirit. We honor the history and tradition of the Reformed Protestant faith, but we are not constricted by that tradition. Preaching is well prepared, yet improvisational, and the sermons speak to contemporary life and issues. Both of our preachers have theater backgrounds and love to tell stories. Our music program is among the finest on the Peninsula. On any Sunday you may experience dance, drama, visual arts, music of different genres, children everywhere, and centering prayer or lectio divina. And in it all, God’s presence, grace, challenge, and comfort is experienced.

Contemplative Communion Service 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Early worship meets in the front of the sanctuary (or in the Redwood Grove if the weather is good). This worship service has three parts that flow into each other: 

  • *The bell calls us to prayer and worship. It begins with Centering Prayer or walking the Labyrinth.
  • *The second ring of the bell moves us into a community time of reflection on the morning scripture. Insights are shared and prayed.
  • *The third ring marks the beginning of the communion -- the community gathered to share in the Lord's Supper. Please join us for this intimate, unique and joyful time of worship.


Traditional Worship Service - 10:45 - noon

A traditional service with 150-250 people held in the sanctuary. A time for quiet meditation and prayer begins at 10:30 am. Chancel Choir provides music throughout the church year. Children are welcome to sit with their parents and then are excused to Sunday School following the Children's Time. On Communion Sundays (usually the first Sunday of each month) children go straight to Sunday School at 10:45 am and return to the sanctuary for communion.

  Weekly Worship Schedule

worship in the redwoods



Mark preaching in the redwoods

Cheryl at Children's Time

Cheryl leading children's time at worship



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