Oceanview Celebrates Our Graduates!

(in order from left to right)

Marshal Bock - Graduating from Dwyer

Jade Kelley - Graduating from Palm Beach Gardens

Connor Flowers - Graduating from Dwyer

Prelude Hymn: Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

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Call to Worship

L: This is the day that the Lord has made!

P: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!


L: This is a day of new beginnings!

P: This is a time for growing into new disciples for Jesus.


L: Come, let us prepare ourselves for worship

P: Let us be prepared for service to God. AMEN.

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.

Pastoral Prayer with Rev. Betty Kniss

Lord, in this season of growth, open our hearts to grow in your love. Help us to truly trust in your creative process in our lives. We look around and we see the beauty of your world, the blossoming flowers and plants, the growth of children, the joy of celebrations of graduations, of receiving new life. And we also see the sadness and sorrow that has invaded the world when systems of injustice and hatred lay claim to people’s lives. 


Prepare us, O Lord, to become ambassadors of peace and hope. Help us to place our trust in you, so that when we are serving others, they may come to know your abiding love and power. Give us courage and great joy as we serve you. AMEN.

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Graduation Congratulations

To our Graduates... just a little 'something' from your family at Oceanview.

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Special Song: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

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Scripture: Matthew 8: 1-4 NIV

8 When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with leprosy[a] came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” 3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. 4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

Message: JHC "Hammers and Smells"

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Part 3 of the Jesus H. Christ Sermon series.


Gospel attraction is more like a smell than a hammer.

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Worship Team Antics: The Power of Love

Oceanview's Worship Team - Socially Distanced


The Power of Love was the 1985 single by Huey Lewis and the News, written for and featured in the 1985 blockbuster film: "Back to the Future". The song won the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single and the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Video. Written by: Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis, Christopher Hayes. The Power of Love lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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Go with God: A Blessing for Graduates

As your classes and grading are now complete, 

     may you strive toward excellence in all you do.

As the speeches conclude, 

     may your voices rise up to pronounce justice and peace in the world.

As the fanfares cease, 

     may you sing of joy, even in the dark and lonely places.

As the applause quiets, 

     may you celebrate and lift up those around you.

As you graduate today, 

     may your achievements grow and cause growth in your communities.

And may we all know of the overwhelming blessings of the One who created all things.

Further Readings for Sunday, May 17, 2020

from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A


1st Reading: Acts 1: 6-14

2nd Reading: Psalm 68: 1-10; 32-35

Epistle: 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5: 6-11

Gospel: John 17: 1-11