Home Worship for Sunday
March 22, 2020

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. These days might get very lonely for some and we don’t know for how long we will be sequestered to our homes. Please be in prayer for those who live alone. Remember in your prayers those who do not have a home to stay in. Take this time to grow in your trust of God and not be anxious.

 

This is not live worship, it is a way to worship at your home in place of our worship gatherings. Everything you will see in Home Worship will be your Oceanview staff sharing our gifts with you. As we do this we hope you will feel close to God who is near even though we are far apart.

 

May God Bless you and Keep you. Now, let's worship together....

Call To Worship- March 22, 2020

Leader: Know that the LORD is God.

People: God made us; we belong to the Lord. We are God’s people, the sheep of his own pasture.

Leader: Enter his gates with thanks; enter his courtyards with praise!

People: The LORD is good. God’s loyal love lasts forever; his faithfulness lasts generation after generation.

Song: Old Rugged Cross – Joseph Farrar



Prayers of the People and Healing Pastoral Prayer by Rev. Betty Kniss

This is the time to 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.



Message: Seven Words to the Cross – The Word of Testimony – Pastor Emily Denmark-McGee



Song: At Calvary by Kim Wendt


Benediction Blessing: For Those Who Wait

For those who wait

In despair

In grief

In sorrow

You are comfort

You are strength

For those who wait

In anxiety

In isolation

In loneliness

You are comfort

You are strength

For those who wait

In tender hope

In tear streaked sadness

In fearful anticipation

You are comfort

You are strength

Blessed loving healer

For those who wait

You are comfort

You are strength. Amen.

Offering

Many have been asking how to give to the church in these times. The finance committee has been working on a secure online format. In the meantime, we encourage you to contact us directly via email or phone to set up a time to bring your offering to church. Look for offering envelopes to come in the mail with a letter of instruction. May God bless you and thank you for your continued support of our church.


Announcements

Oceanview Church is closed until April 1st. All employees are working from home and can be reached through email. All on-and-off-campus activities are suspended through that time. Please keep in touch as we are coming up with more creative ways to reach out and worship together. May all be well.

If you have a pastoral emergency, Pastor Emily and Rev. Betty are available via email:

Pastor Emily: Emily@oceanviewumc.com

Rev. Betty: Betty@oceanviewumc.com