Prelude: Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit

"Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" is an African-American spiritual dating to before the US Civil War. 


Call To Worship

(Paraphrase of UMH 456)

One: Great Spirit, Open our eyes that we may see the needs of others;

Many: Open our ears that we may hear their cries;

One: Open our hearts so that they need not be without succor;

Many: Let us not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich.

One: Show us where fear and prejudice blind us. Spirit of the Living God, open our eyes.


Paraphrase, Cynthia Wilson.

Photo Credit: Protest in Minneapolis, United States by Josh Hild. Free Photo Service. 

We Shall Overcome (Hamilton, Carawan, Seeger) - Joseph Farrar

The United Methodist Hymnal song #533, "We Shall Overcome" is a gospel song which became a protest song and a key anthem

of the civil rights movement. The song is most commonly attributed as being lyrically descended from "I'll Overcome Some Day", 

a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley that was first published in 1900.


Prayers of the People

Offer up your own prayer. Offer praise and thanksgiving to God. 

Share your worries and concerns. Pray for other people: people who are sick, lonely, and afraid.

Pray for this nation and all the people in it. 

Pray for those who feel anger, frustration, hatred and fear.

Pray for victims and families.

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

Pray for police, all persons in authority.

Pray for churches and faith communities.

Pray that we might come together - as people of God, to dispute any darkness.

Companion Litany to the Social Creed of the UMC

God in the Spirit revealed in Jesus Christ, calls us by grace to be renewed in the image of our Creator, 

that we may be one in divine love for the world. 

Today is the day God cares for the integrity of creation, wills the healing and wholeness of all life, 

weeps at the plunder of earth’s goodness. And so shall we.

Today is the day God embraces all hues of humanity, delights in diversity and difference, 

favors solidarity transforming strangers into friends. And so shall we.

Today is the day God cries with the masses of starving people, despises growing disparity between rich and poor, 

demands justice for workers in the marketplace. And so shall we.

Today is the day God deplores violence in our homes and streets, rebukes the world’s warring madness, 

humbles the powerful and lifts up the lowly. And so shall we.

Today is the day God calls for nations and peoples to live in peace, celebrates where justice and mercy embrace, 

exults when the wolf grazes with the lamb. And so shall we.

Today is the day God brings good news to the poor, proclaims release to the captives, 

gives sight to the blind, and sets the oppressed free. And so shall we.


The Threat of Blackness

Today’s Sermon is the text found in the link below. 

Watch carefully. These are messages from pastors who belong to us in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.

These are their stories, these are their voices. 

Can we hear them?

Click Here: The Threat of Blackness: Four Black FLUMC Pastors Speak Out

Scripture Mark 5:1-20 (NIV)

Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

5 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. 7 He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” 8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

9 Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.

18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

Message: JHC: "The Other Side of the Lake"

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Part 6 of the Jesus H. Christ Sermon Series

Identify with the Disciples going to another world. Cross to the other side of the lake.


Offering (Oceanview GIVE) with Offertory Prayer

Oceanview Online Giving: Giving is a part of our worship to God. While we may not have in-person worship at the moment, church is not closed. Our ministries continue. Your generosity helps us minister God’s hope and healing to our community and beyond. Contribute on Oceanview's 'Give' page found on the main menu or by clicking here: Oceanview Give. Thank you for helping show Christ real and relevant to the world.

Almighty God, we offer our gifts in gratitude – not just for what you do in our lives, but for who you are in our lives. You are with us in the person of the Father, the God above us. You come to meet us as the Son, as God beside us. You empower us to do the work of kingdom-building by the Holy Spirit, God within us, providing strength and boldness that we would never find on our own. May these gifts be tools that make the transformation of the world a reality. We pray in the name of one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. (Matthew 28:16-20)

Photo: The August 2017 Palm Beach County Food Project, courtesy of Kay Heisler.

Worship Song: Your Spirit

Worship Song: Your Spirit

Not by might, not by power, by Your Spirit God - send Your Spirit God!

Not by might, not by power, by Your Spirit God - send Your Spirit God!

Verse 1

You are the fire, we are the temple

You are the voice, we are Your song

You are our God, we are Your people

You are the light, we stand in awe

We stand in awe of You ! We stand in awe of You! 

Not by might, not by power, by Your Spirit God - send Your Spirit God!

Not by might, not by power, by Your Spirit God - send Your Spirit God!

Verse 2

You called us out, out of the darkness

Into Your love, into Your light

Grace upon grace, beauty for ashes

You come to us, we come alive


Breathe! come and breathe on us . Spirit breathe! Spirit breathe on us.

Breathe! come and breathe on us . Spirit breathe! Spirit breathe on us.



Grant, O Lord,

that what has been said with our lips we may believe in our hearts,

and that what we believe in our hearts we may practice in our lives;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

~ Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for The Day of Pentecost: Sunday, June 7, 2020

from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A

1st Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a

Psalm: Psalm 8

2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20

Photo Credit: Protest in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Shane Aldendorff. Free Photo Service.