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October 18 2020

Youth Sunday

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.

Remember that CDC guidelines state that even in Phase 3, if you are in a high risk category, it is highly recommended that you remain sequestered and safe as much as possible. Caregivers and family  members are encouraged to do the same, so as to not jeopardize their loved ones. If you are not comfortable attending socially distanced activities quite yet, please stay home and stay in touch!

My Lighthouse

by Rend Collective

This song is the anthem of the Youth at Oceanview.  We hope you will sing along.


Prayer by Rev. Betty Kniss

Creator God, we pray for your wonderful creation, the earth, and its streams, mountains, creatures, and plants. Remind us anew of your wonderful gift of creation and empower us each to live in ways that honor your intent for us, your human caretakers.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We pray for this gathering and for the people of God in every place.  May the church universal be faithful to your call to help bring about your kingdom on the earth as it is in heaven.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We pray for all the leaders of the world that they may make wise choices for everyone and that they may lead us to honor and respect all people.  May their words and actions lead away from oppression and violence and toward peace and possibility.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We pray for those who live without resources we take for granted.  We give thanks for those people and ministries who seek to help provide food, healthcare, and shelter to those in need and we ask that you would bless and expand their efforts.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

On youth Sunday, we give thanks for loving support our congregation gives to our youth group.  We pray that through all of the ministries of our church we would faithfully serve Christ in our community and the world.

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer. Amen

Matthew 5:14-16 ESV

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Youth Tributes

Here are some contributions from youth, young adults and youth volunteers and parents, 

honoring Rev. Betty Kniss on this Youth Sunday for 2020! 


Offering Prayer

Oceanview Online Giving: Giving is a part of our worship to God.
Your generosity helps us minister God’s hope and healing to our community and beyond. Contribute here: Oceanview Give. Thank you for helping show Christ real and relevant to the world.

Prayer: God of Power and Glory, we come to offer our gifts and pray for your presence in a world that is hurting and divided. Much of what we see is chaos, confusion, and anxiety – a world that desperately needs to glimpse your presence and your glory. More than just our gifts of money, we pray our lives might be a window into your love and compassion. We pray your light might shine through us to the world. Amen. 

(Exodus 33:12-23)

Photo Montage of Youth at Oceanview

Memories of our time together. 


Mission Focus: The Good Samaritan Fund

Please consider a gift to the Good Samaritan Fund to help our neighbors who are economically vulnerable. 



May the Lord bless you and keep you

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you

And give you peace. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost October 18, 2020 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A

1st Reading: Exodus 33:12-23

Psalm: Psalm 99

Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22