Home Worship for Sunday, February 13 2022

Our Home Worship service is much like our in-person service. As you prayerfully journey through Home Worship, we hope it is meaningful for you. 

Staying home is a form of loving your neighbor. 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. 

If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities, please stay home and stay in touch! We hope you will feel close to God who is near even if we are far apart. May God Bless you and keep you.

Prelude: UMH #378 Amazing Grace

1. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see.

2. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.

3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come;

'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

4. The Lord has promised good to me, his word my hope secures;

he will my shield and portion be, as long as life endures.

5. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess, within the veil, a life of joy and peace.

6. When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun,

we've no less days to sing God's praise than when we'd first begun.


Opening Prayer

We believe, O Lord, that you have not abandoned us to the dim light of our own reason to conduct us to happiness, 

but that you have revealed in Holy Scriptures whatever is necessary for us to believe and practice. How noble and excellent are the precepts, 

how sublime and enlightening the truth, how persuasive and strong the motives, how powerful the assistance of your holy religion. 

Our delight shall be in your statutes, and we will not forget your Word. Amen.


Hymn: Grace Greater Than Our Sin

1. Marvelous grace of our loving Lord, grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!

Yonder on Calvary's mount outpoured, there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.


Grace, grace, God's grace, grace that will pardon and cleanse within;

grace, grace, God's grace, grace that is greater than all our sin!

2. Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold, threaten the soul with infinite loss;

grace that is greater, yes, grace untold, points to the refuge, the mighty cross. (Refrain)

3. Dark is the stain that we cannot hide. What can avail to wash it away?

Look! There is flowing a crimson tide, brighter than snow you may be today. (Refrain)

4. Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace, freely bestowed on all who believe!

You that are longing to see his face, will you this moment his grace receive? (Refrain)


The Prayer Of Oscar Romero

It helps, now and then, to step back and take the long view.

The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, It is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.

Nothing we do is complete, Which is another way of saying that The Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that should be said.

No prayer fully expressed our faith.

No confession brings perfection.

No pastoral visit brings wholeness.

No program accomplishes the church's mission.

No set of goals and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow.

We water seeds already planted, Knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development.

We provide yeast that produced effects far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, And there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.

This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.

It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, A step along the way, An opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results, But that is the difference Between the master builder and the worker.

We are workers, not master builders, Ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future that is not our own. Amen.

Archbishop Oscar Romero, https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/prayer-index/morning-and-new-beginnings-prayers.

Scripture: Luke 16:19-31 (CEB)

“There was a certain rich man who clothed himself in purple and fine linen, and who feasted luxuriously every day. 20 At his gate lay a certain poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. 21 Lazarus longed to eat the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Instead, dogs would come and lick his sores. 22 “The poor man died and was carried by angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 

23 While being tormented in the place of the dead, he looked up and saw Abraham at a distance with Lazarus at his side. 24 He shouted, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I’m suffering in this flame.’ 

25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received good things, whereas Lazarus received terrible things. Now Lazarus is being comforted and you are in great pain. 26 Moreover, a great crevasse has been fixed between us and you. Those who wish to cross over from here to you cannot. Neither can anyone cross from there to us.’ 

27 “The rich man said, ‘Then I beg you, Father, send Lazarus to my father’s house. 28 I have five brothers. He needs to warn them so that they don’t come to this place of agony.’ 

29 Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets. They must listen to them.’ 

30 The rich man said, ‘No, Father Abraham! But if someone from the dead goes to them, they will change their hearts and lives.’ 

31 Abraham said, ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the Prophets, then neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.’”

Message: "Jesus and Hell"

Pastor Emily Denmark-McGee, We Make the Road By Walking Series.

Not the way to motivate people for a movement of love, Jesus used Hellfire and Brimstone to get people to change their lives now, so that everyone would have abundant life. We need to recognize God’s mercy and grace is greater than we expect. The story of the rich man and Lazarus was Jesus using the most extreme language of the time to talk about how God wants us to live.


Love Like This - Oceanview Worship

Verse 1

When I am a wasteland You are the water

When I am the winter You are the fire That burns

Verse 2

When I am a long night You are the sunrise

When I am a desert You are the river That turns to find me

Chorus 1

What have I done to deserve love like this?

What have I done to deserve love like this?

Verse 3

Your voice like a whisper Breaking the silence

You say there's a treasure You look 'til You find it, You search to find me

Chorus 2

What have I done to deserve love like this

What have I done to deserve love like this

I cannot earn what You so freely give

What have I done to deserve love like this


Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah

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Blessing: Grant Grace, Rest and Peace

God grant to the living, grace; to the departed, rest; to the Nation, peace and concord; to us all Your servants the promise of everlasting life, light to guide us on our way, courage to support us, and Your blessing to unite us in service to You our God and this our Country. Amen