Home Worship for

February 28 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!

God of Grace and God of Glory


Responsive Reading: 

Called by a New Name

Leader: Pilgrims, we are invited to journey through this season of Lent

People: towards the One who calls us each by a new name.

Leader: Disciples, we walk with Jesus wherever he leads us,

People: pulling our fears, our doubts, our longings behind us.

Leader: Believers, we seek to trust the God who always surprises us,

People: whose promises take on flesh and blood in the good news called Jesus.

(based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Mark 8:31-38; Romans 4:13-25)

Beneath the Cross of Jesus UMH # 297

1. Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand, the shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land; 

a home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way, from the burning of the noontide heat, and the burden of the day.

2. Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see the very dying form of One who suffered there for me; 

and from my stricken heart with tears two wonders I confess: the wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.

3. I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place; I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of his face; 

content to let the world go by, to know no gain nor loss, my sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.

CCLI Song # 27927. Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane | Frederick Charles Maker © Words: Public Domain. Music: Public Domain. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707.


A Time of Prayer

Take a few moments. Think and remember the blessings of this past week. Think of the joys, the concerns. Think of those things concerning you and your family, your neighbors and friends. Think of the needs and concerns for our community, church and state/country. Perhaps write these things down in your journal. Then center yourself in an attitude of prayer, peace and calm. Speak with the Lord about these things. Remember our courageous health care workers, first responders and caregivers. Remember those dealing with sickness or distress. Remember those who are lost, hungry or anxious; depressed, in mourning or bereft. 

When you are ready... finish your time of prayer by praying the words in the next section:

Prayer of Intercession for the Second Sunday of Lent

(based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25)

O Lord, we give you thanks for the example of Abraham and for all the saints who have gone before us - for those who waited in patience for your promises to come to pass - for those who lived in hope while around them it seemed to be only darkness, for those who witnessed to you when it was not considered the proper thing to do, for those who forgot their own selves in their desire to obey your commands and respond to your call upon their lives. Help us today, O God, to examine the level of our faith - to look seriously at our resistance to talk about the cross and about sacrifice; and to consider in prayer our reluctance to give up the things of this world - to risk our reputations, our comfort, and our security for the sake of following you - for the sake of witnessing to you - for the sake of obeying you ....

People: Lord, hear our prayer, and in your love, answer.

We pray, O Lord, that you would make us bold in our faith. By our self-forgetting, our self-denial, help us make visible to all our brothers and sisters the reality of your power and care - that power and care that is so often made evident when we confess our weakness - and so often concealed from others when we are strong....

People: Lord, hear our prayer, and in your love, answer.

We pray, O Lord, for those people whose names, or faces, or needs are resting upon our hearts – for the members of our church whose health is failing as they age – for those believers whose families are struggling to deal with teenage rebellion and adult confusion and uncertainty – for those who have little or no faith and who seem to be lost even though your light shines around them and your word is close to hand....

People: Lord, hear our prayer, and in your love, answer.

We pray, O Lord, for those in our family, our church, our community and our world that you bring to our hearts and minds at this time – and we hold them up to you with the words of our lips... (Add your prayers) ...

All these things we pray to, through your Son Jesus, who died that we might live, and who lives that we might never die. Amen.

— written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild and posted on his Kir-shalom website, http://www.rockies.net/. Reposted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/prayers-of-people-for-lent-2.html

Love Connection Interview Series

An interview with Kim Wendt about her connection with the second chapter of Bishop Michael Curry's book Love is the Way: Making Do and Making New.


Scripture: Revelation 21:4-5 NRSV

4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes.

Death will be no more;

mourning and crying and pain will be no more,

for the first things have passed away.”

5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Sermon: Making Do and Making New

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Love is the Way Series

Scripture: Revelation 21:4-5 NRSV

4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” 5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”


Offering 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: God of all, you love us and have claimed us. You have invited us into the blessing of connection within the family of humanity whom you continue to bless. We give our tithes and offerings in celebration of the depths of our blessing and pray that they will strengthen the church across the world to bless all your children. In the holy name of Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, we pray in gratitude. Amen. (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16)

The Well - Oceanview Worship

Verse 1

I have what you need, But you keep on searching. I've done all the work, But you keep on working

When you're running on empty, And you can't find the remedy, Just come to the well

Verse 2

You can spend your whole life, Chasing what's missing. But that empty inside, It just ain't gonna listen

When nothing can satisfy, And the world leaves you high and dry, Just come to the well


And all who thirst will thirst no more, And all who search will find. What their souls long for, The world will try but it can never fill

Leave it all behind, And come to the well

Verse 3

So bring Me your heart, No matter how broken. Just come as you are, When your last prayer is spoken

Just rest in My arms a while, You'll feel the change My child, When you come to the well. 

Verse 4

And now that you're full, Of love beyond measure. Your joy's gonna flow, Like a stream in the desert

Soon all the world will see, That living water is found in Me. 'Cause you've come to the well

CCLI Song # 6093707. Mark Hall | Matthew West © 2011 My Refuge Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing); Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing (Admin. by CURB | Word Music Publishing); Songs for Delaney (Admin. by Downtown Music Publishing, LLC); Be Essential Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC); One77 Songs (Admin. by One77 Songs c/o Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP)); Remaining portion is unaffiliated. For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 625707


O Love Divine Blessing

O Love divine, what hast thou done? The immortal God hath died for me! 

The Father's coeternal Son bore all my sins upon the tree. 

Th'immortal God for me hath died: My Lord, my Love, is crucified! 

Words: Charles Wesley, 1742, Music: Isaac B. Woodbury, 1850. Public Domain. Licensed for use in the United Methodist Hymnal Book of United Methodist Worship (c) 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. All rights reserved. Used by Permission.


Blessing: A Sending for the Second Sunday in Lent

Go, in God’s power that moves through acts of faith.

Open your ear to God’s divine revelations.

Depend on God, who is wise beyond the laws of this land.

Do all of these things, so that all that is right and good permeates each day until we meet again.

Linda Furtado, Lenten Liturgical Resources from Africana Writers, edited by Safiya Fosua, 2020.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2021, from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.

1st Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Psalm: Psalm 22:23-31

2nd Reading: Romans 4:13-25

Gospel: Mark 8:31-38


Mission Focus: St. George's Kitchen

Your support, SGC during FY 2020 was able provide some 61,344 meals, to some 8,800 plus Center guest (children and adults). In addition to continuing to provide other support resources, i.e., administrative application assistance for ID Renewal and/or attainment, Social Security Support, Temporary Housing Referral, Food Assistance, Driver’s License Attainment, Clothing, Hygiene and Health Care support.

Covid pandemic has forced SGC to suspend the “Evening Meal” service, and re-direct resources to support the mid-day meal service, which provides guests with two (2) meals (mid-day hot lunch and evening meal to-go bags). Volunteers have been making and providing “thousands of sandwiches, chips, cookies, water, juice boxes and other assorted snacks,” for the to-go bags.

You can support St. George's Mission with a direct gift (Click Here) or a gift to Oceanview with "St. George's Kitchen" in the note field.