The Majesty and Glory of Your Name

Verse :

When I gaze into the night skies  And see the work of Your fingers

The moon and stars suspended in space . Oh what is man that You are mindful of him

You have given man a crown of glory and honor  And have made him a little lower than the angels

You have put him in charge of all creation  The beasts of the field the birds of the air

The fish of the sea but what is man  Oh what is man that You are mindful of him

Bridge :

O Lord our God  The majesty and glory of Your name

Transcends the earth and fills the heavens

O Lord our God  Little children praise You perfectly

And so would we and so would we

Chorus :

Alleluia alleluia  The majesty and glory of Your name

Alleluia alleluia  The majesty and glory of Your name

Alleluia alleluia , Alleluia alleluia, Alleluia alleluia, Alleluia alleluia


Call to Worship: Open the Doors

Leader: Open wide the doorways of our sanctuary!

People: May the king of glory come into our midst.

Leader: Who is this king of glory?

People: This king of glory is our Savior Jesus Christ.

Leader: Open the doors of our hearts to receive Jesus Christ.

People: May our spirits and our hearts receive his blessing now and forever. AMEN.

Scripture: Luke 15: 1-7 NIV The Parable of the Lost Sheep

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Distant Land by Lost and Found


Scripture Luke 15: 8-10 NIV Parable of the Lost Coin

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Prayers of the People

Offer up your own prayer.

Offer praise and thanksgiving to God. Share your worries and concerns with God. Pray for other people.

Pray for people who are sick, lonely, and afraid.

Pray for medical professionals, medical researchers, first responders, and community leaders who are working so hard to keep us well.

Ask God to help you find creative ways to reach out to people and share God’s love via phone, card, email, or social media, etc.

Prayer with Pastor Emily Denmark McGee: Lost Star

Lost Star

When the creation was new and all the stars shone in their first

splendor, the gods held their assembly in the sky and sang 

`Oh, the picture of perfection! the joy unalloyed!' 

But one cried of a sudden 

---`It seems that somewhere there is a break in the chain of light 

and one of the stars has been lost.' 

The golden string of their harp snapped, 

their song stopped, and they cried in dismay 

---`Yes, that lost star was the best, 

she was the glory of all heavens!' 

From that day the search is unceasing for her, 

and the cry goes on from one to the other 

that in her the world has lost its one joy!  

Only in the deepest silence of night the stars smile

and whisper among themselves 

---`Vain is this seeking! unbroken perfection is over all!'

by Rabindranath Tagore


Scripture Luke 15: 11-32 (NIV) The Parable of the Lost Son

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

Message: JHC series: "You Are Already at the Party"

Rev. Betty Kniss

Part 7 of the Jesus H. Christ Series

When you have been loved for who you are it does something to you.  Suddenly you have renewed energies to become a better person not out of guilt but because the point scoring is gone.


Offering (Oceanview GIVE) with Offertory Prayer

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Wondrous God of the universe who finds time to whisper your love to us: we come to your altar with grateful hearts. When you speak your love into our quiet moments, it is the most precious gift of all. It is not a gift for us to hold and hide, but to proclaim from the housetops! May the gifts we offer to you proclaim your love loudly to a world that often feels forgotten. We pray this in the name of your son, our Savior and Redeemer. Amen. (Matthew 10:24-39)

Come Home Running - Oceanview Worship

Verse 1

Oh heart of mine Why must you stray ? From One so fair You run away

And one more time You have to pay The heaviness Of needless shame


So come home running His arms are open wide . His name is Jesus And He understands

He is the answer You are looking for . So come home running Just as you are

Verse 2

Oh heart of mine Come back home . You've been too long Out on your own.

And He's been there all along, Watching for you down the road

Verse 3

Oh child of God, So dearly loved  And ransomed by The Savior's blood

And called by name daughter and son, Wrapped in the robe of righteousness.

CCLI Song # 4274621. Chris Tomlin | Jesse Reeves © 2002 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing). For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 625707.


A Blessing

Go out into the world in peace.

Have courage.

Hold onto what is good.

Return no one evil for evil.

Strengthen the faint-hearted.

Support the weak.

Help the suffering.

Honor all persons.

Honor all creation.

Love and serve the Lord,

rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

And may the love of God,

the Light of Christ,

and the power and communion of that Spirit

be with us all.

Go in peace. Amen."

“Of all weapons, love is the most deadly and devastating,
and few there be who dare trust their fate in its hands.”

― Howard Thurman, Deep Is the Hunger

Howard Thurman (1899 – 1981) was an African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. As a prominent religious figure, he played a leading role in many social justice movements and organizations of the twentieth century. Thurman's theology of radical nonviolence influenced and shaped a generation of civil rights activists, and he was a key mentor to leaders within the movement, including Martin Luther King, Jr.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for The Second Sunday after Pentecost: Sunday, June 14, 2020 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A

1st Reading: Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)

Psalm: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

2nd Reading: Romans 5:1-8

Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)