Home Worship

Sunday, January 24, 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. 

Remember that CDC guidelines state that even in Phase 3, if you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain sequestered and 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!

Organ Prelude: On Eagles Wings UMH #143

And God will raise you up on eagles wings, 

bear you on the breath of dawn, 

make you to rise like the sun

and hold you in the palm of his hand.

Michael Joncas (1979) , Carlton R. Young (1988) © 1979, OCP Publications. From The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989. Used by permission. All rights reserved. 


Call to Worship

Leader: Spring is about to break forth!

People: In all the land, new life is happening!

Leader: Feel the wonder and power of God’s creative energy

People: Feel the awe and joy of God’s love for us.

Leader: Let us worship God with a full sense of joy and expectation.

People: Let us open our hearts, our spirits, our souls, to God’s lavish love. AMEN.

Hymn: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling #384

Words: Charles Wesley (1747), Music: "Beecher" by John Zundel (1870) Public Domain. The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989.


Prayers of the People

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 these words:

Almighty God, as the church, we are part of your redeeming work in history. Yet we know that often we seek our own success and salvation, and fear to follow Christ in commitment to a vision of wholeness for the world and its peoples. Help us to speak and act our parts of the great drama of your love, and in the freeing gospel of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Message: Lavish Love

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Message Series "Be Love"

God loves us lavishly and we need to open ourselves up to that love, our lives depend on it. The other side of Lavish Love is that we extend that love to people whom most of us who rather not.

Scripture Luke 6:27-35 (NRSV)

27 “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.[a] Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.


Offering and Offering Prayer for Commitment Sunday

Oceanview Online Giving: Giving is a part of our worship to God. Your generosity helps us minister 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.

This is Commitment Sunday, a special time when many of us who call Oceanview Church our home.... pledge our support and commitment. Pledge cards were mailed earlier in the month to many. If you did not receive one, and would like to make a pledge in support of Oceanview's ministries, please call the church office (561-626-2500) during regular church office hours. 

Pledge cards can be returned in many ways. You can mail your card back to Oceanview Church, drop it by the office (there is a convenient 'drop box' just by the main office doors); you could even take a photo of your card and text it to Pastor Emily! 

Help us GROW!

Annual Pledge Commitment Prayer

Gracious and loving God, giver of all that is good and true and beautiful and life-giving. These cards represent our sweat, they represent our lives, they represent our dreams. The pledges which we make on them are but tokens of the awesome gifts that have been given to us and they are pledged in thanksgiving for all we have received, for all we have been

inspired to be, for all we are challenged to become, in this place. 

May they be the first fruits of all we have and not what we have left over, so that we may live out as closely as possible how you give to us. May we see them as our offering to you, sacred, holy, yet earthy, filled with possibilities. May we hold this image in our hearts and minds so as we watch our offerings each week come to your table, we can see our very selves being part of this offering, it is us on the table, living sacrifices to you. Amen.


Your Love is Extravagant - Joseph Farrar

CCLI Song # 2612711. Darrell Evans © 1998 Integrity's Hosanna! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (Integrity Music, David C Cook)). For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707. Used by permission.


Blessing: Follow Where Christ Calls You

Go now, follow where Christ calls you and proclaim the message God gives you. Wait in hope for God. Avoid become bound up in the business of the world, but live in readiness for the in-breaking of the Kingdom. And may God be your haven and your glory; May Christ Jesus give you courage for his mission; And may the Spirit embrace your soul in God’s silence. Amen!

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany January 24, 2021 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.

1st Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Psalm: Psalm 62:5-12

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Gospel: Mark 1:14-20


Virtual Study of Tom Berlin's Book Reckless Love

Open to all and especially Trinity UMC in PBG and Oceanview UMC

Tuesday nights 7:00 beginning January 19th for  "The Most Important Thing" a class to study the book Reckless Love by Tom Berlin. 

Heather Tate-Boldt, LCSW and Rev. Emily Denmark McGee, Facilitating

RSVP for Zoom link and more information htateboldt@ccccpb.org