Home Worship for Sunday, February 20 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.

Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow


Call to Worship - Our World Belongs to God

As followers of Jesus Christ, living in this world-which some seek to control, but which others view with despair-we declare with joy and trust:

Our world belongs to God!

From the beginning, through all the crises of our times, until his kingdom fully comes, God keeps covenant forever.

Our world belongs to him!

God is King! Let the earth be glad! Christ is Victor; his rule has begun. Hallelujah! The Spirit is at work, renewing the creation. Praise the Lord!

Come, Lord Jesus! Our world belongs to you.

Here is Love, Vast as the Ocean


Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, 

You shattered the power of sin and death. We celebrate Him! 

But we confess we remain captive to doubt and fear, 

bound by ways that lead to death. 

We come, asking You to forgive our sin and eradicate evil in the world; 

by Your Word and Spirit, purify the good, 

and raise us from death to a life more abundant and free. 

Transform us into faithful followers of Jesus Christ, 

the One who rules the world and is Head of the Church. 

This we pray in the Name of our Risen Lord, Amen.

Matthew 16:13-17:9 (CEB)

Peter’s declaration about Jesus

13 Now when Jesus came to the area of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Human One is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”

15 He said, “And what about you? Who do you say that I am?”

16 Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

17 Then Jesus replied, “Happy are you, Simon son of Jonah, because no human has shown this to you. Rather my Father who is in heaven has shown you. 18 I tell you that you are Peter. And I’ll build my church on this rock. The gates of the underworld won’t be able to stand against it. 19 I’ll give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Anything you fasten on earth will be fastened in heaven. Anything you loosen on earth will be loosened in heaven.” 20 Then he ordered the disciples not to tell anybody that he was the Christ.

First prediction of Jesus’ death and resurrection

21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and legal experts, and that he had to be killed and raised on the third day. 22 Then Peter took hold of Jesus and, scolding him, began to correct him: “God forbid, Lord! This won’t happen to you.” 23 But he turned to Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan. You are a stone that could make me stumble, for you are not thinking God’s thoughts but human thoughts.”

Saving and losing life

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross, and follow me. 25 All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their lives because of me will find them. 26 Why would people gain the whole world but lose their lives? What will people give in exchange for their lives? 27 For the Human One is about to come with the majesty of his Father with his angels. And then he will repay each one for what that person has done. 28 I assure you that some standing here won’t die before they see the Human One coming in his kingdom.”

Jesus’ transformation

17 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain. 2 He was transformed in front of them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light.

3 Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. 4 Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Lord, it’s good that we’re here. If you want, I’ll make three shrines: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, look, a bright cloud overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love. I am very pleased with him. Listen to him!” 6 Hearing this, the disciples fell on their faces, filled with awe.

7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Don’t tell anybody about the vision until the Human One is raised from the dead.”

Message: "Jesus Hands out Nicknames"

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

Jesus takes his disciples on a field trip. Caesarea Philippi is 25 miles north of home base. For us it would be like walking from the church to the Stuart municipal airport.  It would  take 9 hours.  Once there they have an important conversation about radical changes and what Jesus means to the world and to them. Transfiguration as well. Simon son of Jonah gets a new name.


Oceanview Worship: Face to Face

Verse 1

Oh I'm a traveler far from home, I get lost but I press on

'Cause there's a mansion and streets of gold, Where I belong

Verse 2

Yes there's a day coming soon, Where the old will be made new

And Heaven's glory shines like the morning, Before our eyes

Chorus 1

When we all see Jesus, When we all see Jesus

No more sickness, No more madness, No more pain

When we all see Jesus, Face to face

Verse 3

Then we will sing with the angel voices, There will be a great rejoicing

Holy holy worthy worthy, Is the lamb

Chorus 2

When we all see Jesus, Yes when we all see Jesus

No more sickness, No more madness, No more pain

When we all see Jesus, Face to face yeah

When we all see Jesus Face to face

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Responsive Benediction

(based on 1 Corinthians 15: 1-4 and Acts 10: 39-43)

Remember the Good News that we have received and proclaimed this day–the Good News in which we stand and through which we are being saved.

We will remember and hold tightly to the truth we proclaim with joy!

Christ died for our sins, just as the scriptures said that he would. But the story doesn’t end in death.

Christ was raised on the third day, just as it was promised! 

We are witnesses to this Good News, and God commands that we do not keep this news to ourselves!

We will testify to all that Christ is Lord!