Home Worship for April 18 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! 

"Hymn to Joy" Jason Payne, Charles "Doc" Erwin


Call to Worship: Witnesses

(inspired by Luke 24:45-48)

We are witnesses,

to the love God has poured into us.

We are witnesses of God’s love,

sharing it with each person we meet.

We are witnesses to everyone we encounter,

little children like us,

sisters and brothers in God’s family.

Written by Thom Shuman

Hymn: Blest Be the Tie that Binds UMH #557

1. Blest be the tie that binds, our hearts in Christian love;

the fellowship of kindred minds, is like to that above.

2. Before our Father's throne, we pour our ardent prayers;

our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, our comforts and our cares.

3. We share each other's woes, our mutual burdens bear;

and often for each other flows, the sympathizing tear.

4. When we asunder part, it gives us inward pain;

but we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.

CCLI Song # 25369. Johann Hans Georg Nägeli | John Fawcett © Words: Public Domain, Music: Public Domain. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707.


Prayer of Intercession

(based on Luke 24:36-48) 

Lord Jesus Christ, the light of your love shines on, illuminating the places where you are present. As the bewildered disciples pondered the stories of your appearance, you penetrated the darkness of their fear and doubt with your word of peace. You showed them the appalling marks of evil pierced on your hands and feet. You opened their minds to understand why you had to die to defeat such evil and death. Increase our understanding, we pray, and open our minds and hearts to receive you . . . [Time of Silence]

Bring to us O God, the sense of your living presence as we go into this new week. Renew in us the faith you want us to have, the faith that is not afraid to reach out in your name and to share the treasure you have given us, that treasure which is greater than silver and gold . . .

Lord – you know our hearts, you know our needs, and you know the hearts of those around us and their needs. We lift ourselves and them before you at this time . . . [Time of Silence]

Lord, we specially hold before you today . . . (intercessions are shared) [Time of Silence]

Finally, O Lord, we ask that you would bless us at [local congregation] with vision for the future and reverence for the past. Guide us each day as we minister to one another and to world for which you gave yourself. Help us each day to bear witness to your name and to do that which you would have us do. We ask it through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild and posted on his Kir-shalom website. Opening paragraph written by Moira Laidlaw, on Liturgies Online. Reposted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/prayers-of-people-easter-3.html.

Text Your Prayers

Please TEXT your prayers to (561) 318.1PYR [561.318.1797]

Text Prayers are shown on screen 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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Message: "The Real Rebellion"

Pastor Emily Denmark-McGee

Lectionary Series

If sin is rebellion then what is sin? The passage begins with identifying Christ followers by their love. The real rebellion is going against the Way of Love.

Scripture: 1 John 3:1-7 CEB

3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us in that we should be called God’s children, and that is what we are! Because the world didn’t recognize him, it doesn’t recognize us.

2 Dear friends, now we are God’s children, and it hasn’t yet appeared what we will be. We know that when he appears we will be like him because we’ll see him as he is. 3 And all who have this hope in him purify themselves even as he is pure. 4 Every person who practices sin commits an act of rebellion, and sin is rebellion. 5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and there is no sin in him. 6 Every person who remains in relationship to him does not sin. Any person who sins has not seen him or known him.

Practicing sin or righteousness

7 Little children, make sure no one deceives you. The person who practices righteousness is righteous, in the same way that Jesus is righteous.


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.

Offering Prayer

Mighty God who brings life and hope out of death and despair, help us hear the invitation Christ offered to the disciples, “Touch me and see!” Make us bold to grab hold of the risen Christ – not for this day but for all our days. May we offer our gifts this morning not to the church historical—the church that was—but to a church that is becoming, that is still being born, that Christ will bring into the future. May our eyes and ears and hearts continue to hold on to him as we help Christ lead his church forward! In his name, we pray. Amen. (Luke 24:36b-48)

They'll Know We Are Christians

Los Angeles First United Methodist Church


Blessing for God's Chosen Witnesses

Go now as God’s chosen witnesses to testify that Christ has been raised and that we are raised with him. Do not look for him among the dead, but be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

And may God raise you from all that would entomb you; May Christ Jesus call you by name and go ahead of you; And may the Holy Spirit empower you for all that is good.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord, . . . In the name of Christ. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 2021, from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.

1st Reading: Acts 3:12-19

Psalm: Psalm 4

2nd Reading: 1 John 3:1-7

Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48


Farm Box Sunday with United Farmer’s Alliance

Support Local Farms AND Those In Need

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

Refrigerated 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: April 25

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. Check our website to reserve your food box today. https://MyFloridaFarms.com

What’s In the Box:

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 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. 

Mission Focus - Farm Box Sunday

Mission Focus: United Farmer's Alliance FARM BOX SUNDAY IS APRIL 25th! Order your fresh produce boxes now and help us support farmers and our community! 

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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.