Home Worship for April 11 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! 

Florida UMC Special Cabinet Worship Service
April 11 2021

Please enjoy this wonderful worship service provided by our Bishop, Ken Carter, and the Florida Conference Cabinet. This service was created with love and care as a means to provide a Sabbath rest for your pastors, your worship leaders, laity, and staff who have been working so hard during these last months.

Order of Worship

 We dedicate this worship service to the pastors, worship leaders, laity, and staff who have faithfully produced creative, uplifting, and meaningful worship during this challenging time.



Bishop Ken Carter


Build Your Kingdom Here

Eleven20, First UMC Lakeland


Call to Worship

The Rev. Dr. Sharon Austin, Connectional & Justice Ministries


Psalm 98:4-9

The Rev. Mark Becker, Florida UM Foundation


Prayers of the People

The Rev. Sara McKinley, Clergy Excellence


Word of Gratitude & Thanks for Gifts to God

Janet Earls, Congregational Vitality


He Wants It All

Impact @ FAMU Wesley Foundation

Shavonne Chappell & Shanice Richards


John 20:19-31

The Rev. Dr. Rini Hernandez, Latino/a Ministries



Bishop Ken Carter

A Beatitude for the Faithful Church



The Rev. Dionne Hammond, Atlantic Central District Superintendent



Beulah Land

Seth Carlson, First UMC, Coral Gables


Online Offering Link and Prayer

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: Holy God, we continue to hold on to the celebration and triumph of Easter. As we look back over the past year, we may ask. “Can we be the church, the body of Christ, when we can’t see the body gathered in our sanctuary?” Yet Christ has opened our eyes to his risen body that can’t be confined by walls and is not diminished by precautions and social distance. As we make our gifts to you, we affirm the Resurrection power that we have seen, and so we say again, “Alleluia!” In the powerful name of Jesus, we pray. Amen! (John 20:19-31)

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021, from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.

1st Reading: Acts 4:32-35

Psalm: Psalm 133

2nd Reading: 1 John 1:1-2:2

Gospel: John 20:19-31