August 30 Online Service

Oconee Street UMC Online Service
Aug. 30, 2020

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“Go Down, Moses”
Maxine Easom, piano


Pastor Laura Patterson


Mikell Gleason

Opening Hymn

“Go Down Moses”
Performed by Louis Armstrong

Reading: Exodus 3:1-15

Mikell Gleason

Sermon: “Praying With Our Feet”

The Rev. Laura Patterson


Song by Ken Medema
Performed by Steve Green with The National
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Sermon: The Servant Church

“Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough.” On Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, we need to ask ourselves, “What kind of church are we going to be?”

“The Servant Church” • Sermon by Dr. Robert Foster
”Ain’t Got Time to Die” • Chancel Choir
Words and Music by Hall Johnson

“The Servant Church”
Sermon by Dr. Robert Foster
Isaiah 49:1-7
January 19, … Read the rest

Sermon: Rebuilding the Ruins

The book of Isaiah is the story of how the Jews dealt with the collective trauma of their exile. Isaiah consistently reassures his people that they will be restored by God, and promises that there would be a servant who one day would restore creation.

The Spirit of the Lord never leaves us alone and is always searching the land … Read the rest

Why is Jesus so concerned with manners?

Why is Jesus so concerned with manners? He’s always telling his disciples where to go, when to leave, how to act, and most importantly, who to eat with.

The mystery of faith as much to do with manners as it does belief.



“Manners and Mysteries”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Aug. 28, 2016

Sermon: The Gift of Misfits

“The Gift of Misfits”
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
Luke 6:20-23
March 20, 2016 • Palm Sunday

“Hosanna!” Call to Worship featuring Youth Quintet

“What the Lord Has Done in Me”  The Word in Song featuring Carla Dennis on flute


During these weeks of Lent we have been exploring the “Dark Wood,” the shadow side of our lives, … Read the rest

Task Force for Racial Justice

In an effort to open community dialogue and address issues of racial justice, Oconee Street UMC is launching a Racial Justice Task Force.

In response to a sermon last September, several church members have been in conversation about reaching out to racial minority communities in the Athens area to address issues of racial justice, especially in the area of criminal … Read the rest

Sermon: “Torn Open”

“Torn Open”
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
Jan. 11, 2015
Isaiah 64:1-4, Mark 1:1-11

Sermon: “Torn Open”

Choir Anthem: “Let’s Go Down to the Water to Pray”

Yesterday several of you were here to take down the decorations from Advent and Christmas. I imagine you have started doing the same thing at your homes too, maybe even finished the … Read the rest