The Ocean View Presbyterian Church is a congregation focused on growing in the faith and living out that faith in mission to others and to each other. Not content with simply reciting doctrine, we have committed ourselves to looking into the Scriptures so as to uncover the ongoing story of our faith. We seek to be a part of that story. The congregation as a whole, and each of its committees, is actively engaged in doing mission, and on communicating in real ways the good news of Jesus Christ.
Ocean View Presbyterian is a historic church, dating back to 1856. We have a long and proud tradition, but seek to take that tradition and move into the future with it. We also have a wonderful friendship and fellowship with each other that can be seen and felt in all aspects of ministry at OVPC.
We all invite you to be a part of our life and ministry.
67 Central Avenue, Ocean View, Delaware, 19970
Reverend Terence B. Dougherty
The mission project sponsored by our Board of Deacons for August is the Pyle Center Emergency Assistance Fund. This service provides funds for rent, utilities, and emergency shelter for those impacted by circumstances beyond the recipients control.
WORSHIP WITH STORYTELLING
SUNDAY AUGUST 26
Mary-Beth Howard and Shelley Gnade, 'By Heart' have found a synergistic element when paticipating in tandem telling (the telling of stories in two voices).
Join us on August 26 when they will participate in worship by telling from the book of Ruth.
We Choose to Love, rather than Fear the immigrant, the stranger among us.
‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’
Matthew 25:45 (NRSV)
Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance, because He shows us both God and our wretchedness. Jesus is a God whom we can approach without pride, and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
At its May 2018 meeting, Session approved the adoption of Stephen Ministry at OVPC. This ministry is a practical process-driven approach for equipping lay people in sharing Christ’s love and healing with those who are hurting. On May 20th, Elaine and Dale Smith, previously trained as Stephen Leaders, are commissioned to lead this ministry here in this congregation. More information will be forthcoming in the very near future. Listen as Rev. Dougherty performs the commissioning of this new ministry at OVPC.
For more information about Stephen Ministry