Come to Home FELLOWSHIP Friday, May 29th at 7:00 pm

Hi there, all Oceanview Family and Friends....


We had so much fun, seeing each other on Friday night... we're DOING IT AGAIN! You are invited to a Zoom Gathering of Oceanview Church. Let's get together, see each others faces, spend some time just swapping stories and catching up. 


When: May 29, 2020 -  07:00 PM


Register in advance for this gathering:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlc-CtqjsjHdVvOSLsFFqJlp6W86ykKUdx


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May 24 2020 - Home Worship - The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. Think about it, you may be staying home for your own health but in reality you then become less of a carrier to others that you might come in contact with. These days might get very lonely for some. Please be in prayer for those who live alone. Remember in your prayers those who do not have a home to stay in. Take this time to grow in your trust of God and not be anxious.

This is not live worship, it is a way to worship at your home in place of our worship gatherings. You see Oceanview family and staff sharing our gifts with each other. As we do this, we hope you will feel close to God who is near even though we are far apart. May God Bless you and Keep you. 

Oceanview Celebrates Our Graduates!

(in order from left to right)

Marshal Bock - Graduating from Dwyer

Jade Kelley - Graduating from Palm Beach Gardens

Connor Flowers - Graduating from Dwyer

Prelude Hymn: Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

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Call to Worship

L: This is the day that the Lord has made!

P: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!


L: This is a day of new beginnings!

P: This is a time for growing into new disciples for Jesus.


L: Come, let us prepare ourselves for worship

P: Let us be prepared for service to God. AMEN.

Prayers of the People

Offer up your own prayer. Offer praise and thanksgiving to God. Share your worries and concerns with God. Pray for other people. Pray for people who are sick, lonely, and afraid. Pray for medical professionals, medical researchers, first responders, and community leaders who are working so hard to keep us well. Ask God to help you find creative ways to reach out to people and share God’s love via phone, card, email, or social media, etc.

Pastoral Prayer with Rev. Betty Kniss

Lord, in this season of growth, open our hearts to grow in your love. Help us to truly trust in your creative process in our lives. We look around and we see the beauty of your world, the blossoming flowers and plants, the growth of children, the joy of celebrations of graduations, of receiving new life. And we also see the sadness and sorrow that has invaded the world when systems of injustice and hatred lay claim to people’s lives. 


Prepare us, O Lord, to become ambassadors of peace and hope. Help us to place our trust in you, so that when we are serving others, they may come to know your abiding love and power. Give us courage and great joy as we serve you. AMEN.

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Graduation Congratulations

To our Graduates... just a little 'something' from your family at Oceanview.

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Special Song: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

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Scripture: Matthew 8: 1-4 NIV

8 When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with leprosy[a] came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” 3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. 4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

Message: JHC "Hammers and Smells"

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Part 3 of the Jesus H. Christ Sermon series.


Gospel attraction is more like a smell than a hammer.

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Worship Team Antics: The Power of Love

Oceanview's Worship Team - Socially Distanced


The Power of Love was the 1985 single by Huey Lewis and the News, written for and featured in the 1985 blockbuster film: "Back to the Future". The song won the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single and the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Video. Written by: Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis, Christopher Hayes. The Power of Love lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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Go with God: A Blessing for Graduates

As your classes and grading are now complete, 

     may you strive toward excellence in all you do.

As the speeches conclude, 

     may your voices rise up to pronounce justice and peace in the world.

As the fanfares cease, 

     may you sing of joy, even in the dark and lonely places.

As the applause quiets, 

     may you celebrate and lift up those around you.

As you graduate today, 

     may your achievements grow and cause growth in your communities.

And may we all know of the overwhelming blessings of the One who created all things.

Further Readings for Sunday, May 17, 2020

from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A


1st Reading: Acts 1: 6-14

2nd Reading: Psalm 68: 1-10; 32-35

Epistle: 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5: 6-11

Gospel: John 17: 1-11

Announcements

There are no in-person public worship gatherings on the property of Oceanview United Methodist Church until after June 15th. Employees are working from home and can be reached through email. Please keep in touch as we each look for more creative ways to reach out and worship together. May all be well.


Oceanview Online Giving: Giving is a part of our worship to God. While we may not have in-person worship at the moment, church is not closed. Our ministries continue. Your generosity helps us minister God’s hope and healing to our community and beyond. Contribute on Oceanview's 'Give' page found on the main menu or by clicking here: Oceanview Give. Thank you for helping show Christ real and relevant to the world.


Rance's Yoga Class resumes: M, W & F from 10 to 11:15 @ the lower parking lot west behind the professional building.  Bring own folding chair. rubber sole shoes, water and towel, mask. 


Florida United Methodist Churches Who Worship Online – Live Stream


Here is the list of Florida UMC church that live stream services. Live streaming refers to online streaming media simultaneously recorded and broadcast in real time. Check out a few great services: https://www.flumc.org/virtual-church-list



If you have a pastoral emergency during this time, Pastor Emily and Rev. Betty are available via email:


Pastor Emily: emily@oceanviewumc.com

Rev. Betty: betty@oceanviewumc.com


Oceanview Church participates in the Christian Copyright License International's (CCLI) music, rehearsal and video copyright licensing programs. Our CCLI License #625707.