Home Worship

October 4, 2020

World Communion 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!

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This is not live worship, it is a way to worship at your home in place of our worship gatherings. You see Oceanview family and staff sharing our gifts with each other. 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. 

Oceanview Charge Conference October 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The annual meeting of the Charge Conference will be held virtually on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm please register!

This year, there will be a two-step registration process. All who will be attending must first register with the District by Sunday, October 18, 2020. 

Here is the link:



The second registration will be with Zoom. All who complete the first registration (above) will receive the (second) link to register on Zoom on Monday, October 19, 2020.  

Please call the church office 561.626.2500 or send an email to oceanviewumc@comcast.net if you have any questions.

A Moment in Mission

World Communion Sunday


Hymn: One Bread, One Body


A Prayer for World Communion

by Dottie Weiner

God of justice and mercy,

We come before you today seeking the spirit of Christian unity. We are called by you to be the universal, inclusive Church. Heal our divisions. 

Teach us how to be tolerant of differing opinions yet still remain united in your love for all the children of God. Help us to focus on what draws us together, not on what would drive us apart.

We think today of our brothers and sisters around the world who are celebrating this sacrament and we pray that that image will always remind us that we sit at one table, the Lord's table. We eat the bread and drink the cup in remembrance of Christ who gave his life that we might live. Let us then set the table for everyone, in gratitude for God's priceless gift of salvation.

As we share the ritual today, remind us always that we are a part of the whole body of believers. 

Make us one, Lord, we ask it in Jesus' name.


Scripture: Matthew 21:33-46 NIV

Rev. Betty Kniss

The Parable of the Tenants
33 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. 34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.

35 “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way. 37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said.

38 “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his inheritance.’39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?”

41 “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
“‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.44 Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”

45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them. 46 They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.

Message: The Wicked Tenants

Pastor Emily Denmark McGee

Kingdom Parable Series

What do we do with this parable? Violence and conspiring...is that anyway to treat the vineyard owner's messengers?


The Table: Oceanview Worship Band

I will feast at the table of the Lord

I will feast at the table of the Lord

I won't hunger anymore at His table

There is peace at the table of the Lord

There is peace at the table of the Lord

I won't worry anymore at His table


Come all you weary come and find

His yoke is easy His burden is light

He is able He will restore

At the table of the Lord

(At the table of the Lord)

There is healing at the table of the Lord

There is healing at the table of the Lord

Oh and I won't suffer anymore at His table


I know He has a place for me , Oh what joy will fill my heart

With the saints around the mercy seat of God... (to chorus)

I'm invited to the table of the Lord

I'm invited to the table of the Lord

He says come just as you are to His table....

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Blessing from II Corinthians 13:14

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Revised Common Lectionary

Further Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 4, 2020 from The Revised Common Lectionary, Year A

1st Reading: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Psalm: Psalm 19

Epistle: Philippians 3:4b-14

Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46


Mission Focus: Palm Beach County Food Project

October 10, 2020 is "Green Bag Day" the PBCFP will be collecting in our Fellowship Hall once again.

Learn more about the food project and donate.


Thursday, October 8th - 7:00 pm World Communion and World Thanksgiving Session via Zoom

Learn about breads and grains from around the world and even how to make them. Learn what United Methodist Women is doing worldwide with the World Thank Offering - Online. 

During our time together, Rev. Betty Kniss will show us how to share our God-stories through the making and breaking of bread. Sponsored by Oceanview United Methodist Women.

Register in advance:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

“The bread that we break is a communion (koinonia) with the body of Christ.

The fact that there is only one loaf means that, though there are many of us,

we form a single body, because we all have a share in this one loaf.”

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

Altar Bread (not gluten free)

Dry Ingredients: 

4 cups whole wheat flour

4 tsp. double-acting baking powder

2 tsp. salt

Sift the dry ingredients together into a bowl. Then pour in the honeyed water. You may have to warm the honey to get it into liquid form. Be sure to mix the oil with the honeyed water before pouring it into the bowl. Do not pour all the honeyed water into the mixture, only as much as is needed to make a smooth, soft dough, not too sticky to handle. 

Turn the dough out onto the lightly floured surface and knead it gently. Then roll out the dough to the desired thickness. 

We find that about 3/16 of an inch works well for us. Then cut the dough into the desired size and shape. 

Use a metal soup bowl which measures about six inches across. This size is enough for 25 to 60 communicants. We also make other sizes for different services. This bread leaves little in the way of crumbs and is quite adaptable to the number of communicants.

Honeyed Water:

½ cup vegetable oil

½ cup honey

3/4 cup milk

1 cup water


Before putting into the oven, cut a cross into the surface of the dough. This facilitates the breaking of the bread into four quarters, and thus others can help the celebrant to break the required number of pieces. The cross is best cut by a knife having a serrated edge. Use the knife also to smooth out the outer edge, by patting it with the side of the knife. 

Place the breads (this batch easily makes 9 pieces) onto lightly greased baking pans or baker’s stone, and put into the oven at about 350 degrees. It should take from 10 to 15 minutes to bake. Let the bread cool for about 1 hour. 

Then wrap individual pieces in cellophane, and refrigerate. Take it out about 1 hour before using. They can be put into freezer bags and stored in the freezer, taking out the amount which will be used the night beforehand. 

Recipe provided compliments of the Trappist Community of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery, Conyers, Georgia. Please remember them in your prayers.