Home Worship

for Sunday, January 31 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!

Prelude: People Need the Lord

People need the Lord, people need the Lord, at the end of broken dreams, He's the open door.
People need the Lord, people need the Lord, when will we realize people need the Lord?


World Methodist Social Affirmation


Where Charity and Love Prevail UMH#549

Verse 1
Where charity and love
There God is ever found
Brought here together by Christ's love
By love we are thus bound

Verse 2
With grateful joy and holy fear
True charity we learn
Let us with heart and mind and strength
Now love Christ in return

Verse 3
Forgive we now each other's faults
As we our faults confess
And let us love each other well
In Christian holiness

Verse 6
Love can exclude no race or creed
If honored be God's name: 
Our common life embraces all
Whose Maker is the same


WORDS: 9th cent. Latin; trans. by Omer Westendorf, 1961. MUSIC: Alexander R. Reinagle, 1836; harm. from Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861. Trans. (c) 1961 World Library Publications, Inc. Used as published in The United Methodist Hymnal (c) The United Methodist Publishing House. All rights reserved. 


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. 

Jesus prayed for our unity. When you are ready... finish your time of prayer by praying the words just below:

Almighty God, You reconciled us to yourself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

You created one humanity out of the two.

You have broken down the dividing wall of hostility.

You say there is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor free . . .

You say, "How good it is for us to dwell in unity."

You say "There's plenty good room."

You say, "Git on board, there's room for many more."

You say, "Lay down your sword and shield down by the riverside and study war no more."


From the Africana Worship Book for Year A. Copyright Discipleship Resources. Used with permission.

Be Love: Open-Hearted Love

“The old ways do not go away on their own. We have to be taught how to love. 

We have to choose love as a way of life.” 

-Rev. Tom Berlin

2 Corinthians 5:17-20 (CEB)

17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!  18 All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 19 In other words, God was reconciling the world to himself through Christ, by not counting people’s sins against them. He has trusted us with this message of reconciliation. 20 So we are ambassadors who represent Christ. God is negotiating with you through us. We beg you as Christ’s representatives, “Be reconciled to God!”


Offering Prayer

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.

Offering Prayer: God of power and wisdom, we give you our eternal thanks for the gift of your Son, who came not only to save but to teach us about your kingdom and how we might live, readying ourselves for that kingdom. He taught with authority, and if we listen, we will live a life of generosity, mercy, and compassion. Bless what we give this day and help us be faithful in the use of all our resources, that we might live like those anticipating your kingdom. In Christ, we pray. Amen. (Mark 1:21-28)

Love Like This - Oceanview Worship

Verse 1
When I am a wasteland, You are the water
When I am the winter, You are the fire...That burns

Verse 2
When I am a long night, You are the sunrise
When I am a desert, You are the river...That turns to find me

Chorus 1
What have I done to deserve love like this?
What have I done to deserve love like this?

Verse 3
Your voice like a whisper, Breaking the silence
You say there's a treasure, You look 'til You find it...You search to find me

Chorus 2
What have I done to deserve love like this?
What have I done to deserve love like this?
I cannot earn what You so freely give
What have I done to deserve love like this?

Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah

CCLI Song # 7090451, Jason Ingram | Lauren Daigle | Paul Mabury © CentricSongs; See You At The Pub; Fellow Ships Music; Flychild Publishing; So Essential Tunes. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707.



Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice.

Aim for restoration, 

comfort one another, 

agree with one another, 

live in peace; 

and the God of love and peace

will be with you. 


Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, January 31, 2021 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year B.

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Psalm: Psalm 111

2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Gospel: Mark 1:21-28


Mission Focus: Florida Children's Home

On the 5th Sunday we remember the Florida United Methodist Children's Home with a special offering.