Home Worship for Sunday February 6, 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: All Things Now Living



Tender Call to Worship

Our call to worship comes from Luke 1:78-79

By the tender mercy of our God,

   the dawn from on high will break upon us,

to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,

   to guide our feet into the way of peace.’ [NRSV]

Let’s pray:

Merciful God:

We come together to worship longing for tenderness

because this world can be hard.

We come longing for light

because our lives are crowded with shadows.

We come desperately needing direction.

Fill us this morning with your peace:

your spirit is our peace and our path.

Opening Hymn: There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Verse 1

There's a wideness in God's mercy

Like the wideness of the sea

There's a kindness in His justice

Which is more than liberty

Verse 2

There is welcome for the sinner

And more graces for the good

There is mercy with the Saviour

There is healing in His blood

Verse 3

For the love of God is broader

Than the measure of our mind

And the heart of the Eternal

Is most wonderfully kind

Verse 4

If our love were but more simple

We should take Him at His word

And our lives would be all sunshine

In the sweetness of our Lord

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World Methodist Social Affirmation



Prayer of Intersession

Sisters and brothers,

let us lift our hearts in faith

to the one who hears all prayers

and holds close all those in need.

Prayers of the People, concluding with:

Holy God, you gather the whole universe

into your radiant presence

and continually reveal your Son as our Savior.

Bring healing to all wounds,

make whole all that is broken,

speak truth to all illusion,

and shed light in every darkness,

that all creation will see your glory and know your Christ. Amen.

Scripture Luke 18:15-30; 19:1-9

Luke 18:15-30; 19:1-9 

15 People were bringing babies to Jesus so that he would bless them. When the disciples saw this, they scolded them. 16 Then Jesus called them to him and said, Allow the children to come to me. Dont forbid them, because Gods kingdom belongs to people like these children. 17 I assure you that whoever doesnt welcome Gods kingdom like a child will never enter it.” 18 A certain ruler asked Jesus, Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” 19 Jesus replied, Why do you call me good? No one is good except the one God. 20 You know the commandments: Dont commit adultery. Dont murder. Dont steal. Dont give false testimony. Honor your father and mother.” 21 Then the ruler said, Ive kept all of these things since I was a boy.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said, Theres one more thing. Sell everything you own and distribute the money to the poor. Then you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.” 23 When he heard these words, the man became sad because he was extremely rich. 24 When Jesus saw this, he said, Its very hard for the wealthy to enter Gods kingdom! 25 Its easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter Gods kingdom.” 26 Those who heard this said, Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus replied, What is impossible for humans is possible for God.” 28 Peter said, Look, we left everything we own and followed you.”29 Jesus said to them, I assure you that anyone who has left house, husband, wife, brothers, sisters, parents, or children because of Gods kingdom 30 will receive many times more in this age and eternal life in the coming age.” 


9:1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through town. 2 A man there named Zacchaeus, a ruler among tax collectors, was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but, being a short man, he couldnt because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. 5 When Jesus came to that spot, he looked up and said, Zacchaeus, come down at once. I must stay in your home today.” 6 So Zacchaeus came down at once, happy to welcome Jesus. 7 Everyone who saw this grumbled, saying, He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” 8 Zacchaeus stopped and said to the Lord, Look, Lord, I give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone, I repay them four times as much.” 9 Jesus said to him, Today, salvation has come to this household because he too is a son of Abraham.

Sermon: Belongings and Belonging

In Luke 18:15-30; 19:1-9 Jesus welcomes the children, invites the rich ruler to follow him, and has an encounter with a tax collector named Zacchaeus. Do the people who want to love you know your name? Or did your attachment to your stuff get in the way?  We all want to belong to the realm of grace that God invites us to…what is getting in your way?


Pope Francis and a Grieving Child

  Luke 18:16 Then Jesus called them to him and said, 

Allow the children to come to me. Dont forbid them, 

because Gods kingdom belongs to people like these children. 


Great Things - Oceanview Worship

Verse 1
Come let us worship our King
Come let us bow at His feet
He has done great things
See what our Savior has done
See how His love overcomes
He has done great things
He has done great things

O Hero of Heaven You conquered the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
O God You have done great things
We dance in Your freedom awake and alive
O Jesus our Savior Your name lifted high
O God You have done great things

Verse 2
You’ve been faithful through every storm
You’ll be faithful forevermore
You have done great things
And I know You will do it again
For Your promise is yes and amen
You will do great things
God You do great things

Hallelujah God above it all
Hallelujah God unshakable
Hallelujah You have done great things
You’ve done great things

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Blessing: Freedom Like Faith

Almighty God, help us to remember that freedom does not automatically perpetuate itself, that we have to work at it, nurture it, protect it, and pray for it. Freedom, like faith, needs our attention and our cooperation. Lord, be with us now to strengthen us; about us, to keep us; above us, to protect us; beneath us, to uphold us; before us, to direct us; behind us, to keep us from straying; and ‘round about us, to defend us. Blessed are You, O God, forever and ever. Amen.