Home Worship for Sunday

March 29, 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....

Where You There? 'Doc' Erwin on the Church Organ

Call to Worship – Psalm 100

Leader: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all you lands.

People: Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Leader: Know that the Lord he is God: it is he that made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

People: Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

All: For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.

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.

Song: His Eye Is On The Sparrow- Joseph Farrar

Scripture: Mark 15: 42-47 CEB

Since it was late in the afternoon on Preparation Day, just before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph from Arimathea dared to approach Pilate and ask for Jesus’ body. (Joseph was a prominent council member who also eagerly anticipated the coming of God’s kingdom.) 44 Pilate wondered if Jesus was already dead. He called the centurion and asked him whether Jesus had already died. 45 When he learned from the centurion that Jesus was dead, Pilate gave the dead body to Joseph. 46 He bought a linen cloth, took Jesus down from the cross, wrapped him in the cloth, and laid him in a tomb that had been carved out of rock. He rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was buried.

Message: Seven Words to the Cross “The Courageous Word” – Rev. Betty Kniss


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.

SONG: How Great Thou Art- by 3 old friends : Scott Hofmeister, Ken and Laura Putnam

Blessing: Go Out in Courage

Go out into the word with peace. Have courage. Hold fast to what is good. Return no evil for evil. Strengthen the faint of heart, support the weak, help the suffering, honor all people. Love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Oceanview Church is closed until the middle of April. 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