Home Worship for Sunday, September 19 2021

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. We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and Keep you.

If you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain safe as much as possible. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to do the same, so as to not jeopardize their loved ones.

If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch! 

Oceanview Worship: "Broadway"


Reading the Psalms: Psalm 51 (CEB)

1 Have mercy on me, God, according to your faithful love! 

Wipe away my wrongdoings according to your great compassion! 

2 Wash me completely clean of my guilt; purify me from my sin!

3 Because I know my wrongdoings, my sin is always right in front of me.

4 I’ve sinned against you—you alone. I’ve committed evil in your sight.

That’s why you are justified when you render your verdict,

completely correct when you issue your judgment.

5 Yes, I was born in guilt, in sin, from the moment my mother conceived me.

6 And yes, you want truth in the most hidden places;

you teach me wisdom in the most secret space.

7 Purify me with hyssop and I will be clean; wash me and I will be whiter than snow.

8 Let me hear joy and celebration again;

let the bones you crushed rejoice once more.

9 Hide your face from my sins; wipe away all my guilty deeds!

10 Create a clean heart for me, God; put a new, faithful spirit deep inside me!

11 Please don’t throw me out of your presence;

please don’t take your holy spirit away from me.

12 Return the joy of your salvation to me

and sustain me with a willing spirit.

13 Then I will teach wrongdoers your ways,

and sinners will come back to you.

14 Deliver me from violence, God, God of my salvation,

so that my tongue can sing of your righteousness.

15 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will proclaim your praise.

16 You don’t want sacrifices. If I gave an entirely burned offering,

you wouldn’t be pleased.

17 A broken spirit is my sacrifice, God.

You won’t despise a heart, God, that is broken and crushed.

18 Do good things for Zion by your favor. Rebuild Jerusalem’s walls.

19 Then you will again want sacrifices of righteousness—

entirely burned offerings and complete offerings.

Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

There's A Wideness In God's Mercy UMH# 121

1 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy

like the wideness of the sea;

there’s a kindness in God's justice,

which is more than liberty.

2 There is welcome for the sinner,

and more graces for the good!

There is mercy with the Savior;

there is healing in his blood.

3 For the love of God is broader

than the measure of our mind;

and the heart of the Eternal

is most wonderfully kind.

4 If our love were but more simple,

we should rest upon God's word;

and our lives would be illumined

by the presence of our Lord.

Frederick W. Faber (1854), Lizzie S. Tourjee (1877), Harm. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. 


Prayer: The Peace We So Desperately Crave

(Based on Psalm 1 and James 3:13-4:2)

Our Creator and sustainer, we confess that we are not always strong like the trees planted by the water’s edge. Sometimes we are weak and indecisive. When the first big wind comes, we lean and break. We plot revenge instead of letting you fight our battles. By our silence and busyness, we let wickedness and ugliness fester and flourish. Today Lord, forgive us when we covet and lie and when we get caught up in things that displease you. Heal us, direct our paths, and be for us the peace we so desperately crave. Amen.

Cynthia A. Bond Hopson, The Africana Worship Book for Year B (Discipleship Resources, 2007), 160.

Text Your Prayers

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Text Prayers are shared at The Gathering (during live Sunday morning worship) and sent to Oceanview clergy, the Care Team and the Prayer Team. Share your joy or concern with your forever family at Oceanview Church. 

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Scripture James 4:1-8 (CEB)

4 What is the source of conflict among you? What is the source of your disputes? Don’t they come from your cravings that are at war in your own lives? 2 You long for something you don’t have, so you commit murder. You are jealous for something you can’t get, so you struggle and fight. You don’t have because you don’t ask. 

3 You ask and don’t have because you ask with evil intentions, to waste it on your own cravings.

4 You unfaithful people! Don’t you know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world's friend becomes God's enemy. 5 Or do you suppose that scripture is meaningless? Doesn’t God long for our faithfulness in the life he has given to us? 6 But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, God stands against the proud, but favors the humble. 7 Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you. 8 Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Message: "Come Near to God"

Pastor Emily Denmark-McGee

"[We] come to understand God as one who consistently prefers non-violence over violence, equality over dominance, and justice over injustice. Taken together these stories make one of the most audacious claims in all of history: the living God doesn't uphold the status quo but repeatedly disrupts it and breaks it open so that something better can emerge and evolve."


Tithes and Offerings

Giving is a part of our worship to God. Partner with us as we share God’s hope and healing to our community and beyond. Contribute here: Oceanview Give. Thank you for helping show Christ real and relevant to the world.Contribute here: Oceanview Give. 

Offering Prayer

Offering Prayer: Gracious God, grant us the grace to be extravagant in the gifts we give to you. Help us be wise and just in how we live with the resources we keep. Guide us in the way to lives that bear the fruit that is pleasing to you: lives full of mercy and compassion. Free us from envy and selfish ambition that leads us away from you, that we might draw near to you. We pray in the love and hope that is Jesus, our Savior. Amen. (James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a)

Oceanview Worship: Jesus Rides The Subway

Verse 1

Jesus rides the subway With the junkies and the freaks

Jesus rides the subway With the hustlers and the creeps

He rubs shoulders with the thieves

And He looks a lot like everyone He sees

Jesus rides the subway

While the pretty people sleep and He says


You can lay your burden down, You can lay your burden down

Oh maybe you've been kicked around

But you can lay your burden down

Verse 2

Jesus strolls the sidewalks On the wrong side of the tracks

Jesus strolls the sidewalks That poverty attacks

He makes His home among the shacks

Where the fatherless have fallen through the cracks

Jesus strolls the sidewalks

While the righteous turn their backs and He says

Verse 3

Jesus went to church on Sunday

Sat in the back and sang the hymns

Jesus went to church on Sunday

But they didn't recognize Him and He said...

CCLI Song # 5918821 Trevor Morgan © 2011 Trevor Morgan Music

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

CCLI License # 625707


Benediction Medley


Blessing from Romans 8

Rom. 8:38-39 - 

"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, 

nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, 

nor anything else in all creation, 

will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." 

Go in peace, seeking justice and mercy, allowing others to see Christ through you.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 19, 2021 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.

1st Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31

Psalm: Psalm 19:7-14

2nd Reading: James 5:13-20

Gospel: Mark 9:38-50


Farm Box Sunday with United Farmer’s Alliance

Support Local Farms AND Those In Need

Order a Pre-Paid, Farm Fresh, Food Box Online

Farm Truck Delivers Boxes to Oceanview Church, (701 Ocean Drive, Juno Beach) on "Farm Box Sunday" for Pick Up at the Lower Level Parking area. 

Next Farm Box Sunday: September 26th

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

EBT, Apple/Android Pay, Credit Card and SNAP

Sign Up/Shop at: www.MyFloridaFarms.com

Want fresh food from local farms? We support local farmers and those in need, and you can  too! All while providing you and your loved ones with fresh, healthy food. We accept Credit Cards, Apple Pay, EBT, SNAP and Fresh Access Bucks. Reserve your food box today at https://MyFloridaFarms.com

What’s In the Fresh Greens Box (Grill Boxes Now Available - See Website):

10-15 lbs. of Local Farm-Fresh products. That’s 4 to 12 meals per box! Our Greens and Veggies box is full of in-season produce from local farms. Past boxes have had various mixes of Kale, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Romaine, Spinach, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Daikon and Watermelon Radish, Summer Squash, Celery, Fennel Fronds, Dill, Cucumbers, Green Peppers, Parsley, Mustard Greens, Zucchini and lots more - all grown here in South Florida. When available we also offer spices, dairy, fresh eggs and processed goods from Local Farmers. Your purchases help support Local Farms, Oceanview Church and help donate healthy food to low-income families here in South Florida. 

Benefits of Purchasing a Farm Box:

  • Supplies low-income families with healthy local foods.
  • Reconnects people with farms – and ‘real’ food.
  • Gives local farmers more resources, options for product output.
  • Increases farmer security with additional economic stability.
  • Provides your family with Local Farm-Fresh products.

How Do I Pre-Order My Farm Box?

  1. Visit our website https://MyFloridaFarms.com
  2. Pick your Farm Fresh Box, and any à la carte options items (like milk or fresh eggs!), add them to the "CART".
  3. Check out through the Cart, answering the questions.
  4. During this process, the system will ask you to choose a "Pick Up Location" - CHOOSE OCEANVIEW CHURCH.
  5. Pre-pay for your Box using Credit Cards, Apple or Android Pay, EBT, SNAP, or Fresh Access Bucks.
  6. Come to Oceanview Church (join us for our service at 10 am) to pick up your box on "Farm Box Sunday" between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. 

It’s just that easy! (EBT and SNAP cardholders will receive Fresh Access Bucks equal to 50% off all purchases!)

Contact Kim Wendt at kimwendt.oceanviewumc@gmail.com or via cell/text: 561-436-8555 for more info, or help in ordering. 

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Live Stream Worship

Florida United Methodist Churches With Online – Live Stream Services

Here is the list of Florida UMC churches 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

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