Home Worship for

Sunday, February 27, 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.



Call to Worship:

In Awe and Wonder

Leader: We come together today in awe and wonder before the God we worship.

People: We also come burdened down with the worries of the world and the struggles of our individual lives.

Leader: But in the midst of the worries and the struggles is God, our radiant source of love and hope.

People: We worship together today in awe and wonder to worship the God who transforms our lives.

Opening Hymn: There is a Balm in Gilead (UMH 375)

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Prayer - We Are Imperfect People

Heavenly Father, we confess that we come to this day of resurrection as imperfect people. Although we may have faith, we also carry doubts and apprehensions. Just as Jesus’s disciples were unsure of his presence with them, we are unsure of your presence with us. We go out into a world of demands without the full confidence that you are our guide and our sustainer, and we are too often motivated by our own shortcomings and anxieties than by your grace and love. Forgive us and help us to see your Holy Spirit’s work in all things. We ask that you hear us as we continue our prayers in silence…

[your own prayers, joys and concerns]

We pray these things in the name of Jesus, who returned to his disciples despite their own faults. Amen.

Special Prayers for Ukraine


Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

There is war in Europe, Russia has invaded Ukraine, which is a free independent democracy. War and violence are evil and always entail considerable human costs. The Christian message points to the path of reconciliation and never to war and violence, as a solution to conflicts. In the face of this evil, we pray for a logic different from the one based on geopolitical competition. We pray for a change of hearts and minds of leaders, we pray for de-escalation and dialogue instead of violence and war. The Social Principles of the Methodist Church say: “We deplore war and urge the peaceful settlement of all disputes among nations. From the beginning, the Christian conscience has struggled with the harsh realities of violence and war, for these evils clearly frustrate God’s loving purposes for humankind. We yearn for the day when there will be no more war and people will live together in peace and justice.Our central conference consists of Nordic, Baltic and Eurasian countries, including Russia and Ukraine. The Christian Church is not nationalistic and our relations with our brothers and sisters in other countries are not limited by nationality or culture. We have deep relations with Methodists in Ukraine and in Russia, and although we are influenced by our culture and the political realities, we must never allow this to hinder or break our unity in Christ. We stand with the United Methodists in Ukraine in prayer for protection, reconciliation and peace. We pray for pastors, leaders and congregations in the United Methodist Church in Ukraine; may God grant that their witness of reconciliation and peace will bring strength and hope to the Ukrainian people.  We pray for Bishop Eduard Khegay, bishop of both Russia and Ukraine, may God give him the wisdom and grace that he needs in his ministry and leadership under these challenging circumstances.In the Nordic and Baltic episcopal area, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania all have borders with Russia, and in addition Latvia and Lithuania have borders with Belarus. In the Baltic countries in particular, the invasion of Ukraine causes great concern. The United Methodists in the Nordic countries stand with the Methodists in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in prayer for protection and peace. May the Church's testimony of reconciliation and peace in Christ offer hope and strength to the people in the Baltic countries. In the coming week we will enter the season of Lent, which in the church is a time for prayer and soul-searching. I call on all our congregations to intercede for the people of Ukraine, and for the leaders in the world, who have the power to bring an end to war. I call on all our congregations to pray and fast for reconciliation and peace in the world. 

May God, in his grace, open our eyes to the things that make for peace, may He protect us all from the escalation and spreading of war, and may we follow Him on His path of truth and peace. 

May Christ have mercy on us all

Christian Alsted


Scripture: Mark 2:1–19 (CEB)

Mark 2:1–19  After a few days, Jesus went back to Capernaum, and people heard that he was at home. 2 So many gathered that there was no longer space, not even near the door. Jesus was speaking the word to them. 3 Some people arrived, and four of them were bringing to him a man who was paralyzed. 4 They couldn’t carry him through the crowd, so they tore off part of the roof above where Jesus was. When they had made an opening, they lowered the mat on which the paralyzed man was lying. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven!” 6 Some legal experts were sitting there, muttering among themselves, 7 “Why does he speak this way? He’s insulting God. Only the one God can forgive sins.” 8 Jesus immediately recognized what they were discussing, and he said to them, “Why do you fill your minds with these questions? 9 Which is easier—to say to a paralyzed person, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take up your bed, and walk’? 10But so you will know that the Human One[a] has authority on the earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed, 11 “Get up, take your mat, and go home.” 12 Jesus raised him up, and right away he picked up his mat and walked out in front of everybody. They were all amazed and praised God, saying, “We’ve never seen anything like this!” 13 Jesus went out beside the lake again. The whole crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he continued along, he saw Levi, Alphaeus’ son, sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Levi got up and followed him. 15 Jesus sat down to eat at Levi’s house. Many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples. Indeed, many of them had become his followers. 16 When some of the legal experts from among the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, “Why is he eating with sinners and tax collectors?” 17 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor, but sick people do. I didn’t come to call righteous people, but sinners.” 18 John’s disciples and the Pharisees had a habit of fasting. Some people asked Jesus, “Why do John’s disciples and the Pharisees’ disciples fast, but yours don’t?” 19 Jesus said, “The wedding guests can’t fast while the groom is with them, can they? As long as they have the groom with them, they can’t fast.

Sermon: Make It Real

Are you considering following Jesus?


SONG: The Blessing - Oceanview Worship

The Lord bless you, And keep you, Make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you
The Lord turn his, Face toward you, And give you peace

Amen, Amen, Amen

May his favor, Be upon you, And a thousand generations
And your family, And your children, And their children, And their children

May his presence Go before you And behind you And beside you
All around you And within you He is with you He is with you

In the morning, In the evening, In your coming, And your going
In your weeping, And rejoicing, He is for you, He is for you

CCLI Song # 7147007. Chris Brown | Cody Carnes | Kari Jobe | Steven Furtick © 2020 Capitol CMG Paragon (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Kari Jobe Carnes Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Worship Together Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Writer's Roof Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Music by Elevation Worship Publishing (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707.


Blessing: Peace Within

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you May you be confident knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us. Amen.

Ash Wednesday Service at Oceanview, March 2nd, 7:00 pm

Ash Wednesday emphasizes a dual encounter: we confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. The form and content of the service focus on the dual themes of sin and death in the light of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ. 

The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship, and the Imposition of Ashes can be a powerful nonverbal and experiential way of participating in the call to repentance and reconciliation. 

Join us for Ash Wednesday at Oceanview, March 2nd at 7:00 pm. 

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. 

Farm Box Sunday: February 27th

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 for more info, or help in ordering.