OCEAN VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH


We All Invite You to be a Part of our Life and Ministry.


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.

 

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Sunday Worship 9:30 am

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67 Central Avenue, Ocean View, Delaware, 19970

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Reverend Terence B. Dougherty

(302) 539-3455


Shaped by God, We Love and Serve

May our gifts be a source of light, in a world that has learned to love darkness


Each of you should give as you have decided in your heart to give. You should not be sad when you give, and you should not give because you feel forced to give. God loves the person who gives happily.
(2 Corinthians 9:7, NCV)

Options For Giving

  • Drop Your Contribution Off at the Church Office
  • Mail Your Contribution to the Church Office
  • Through Your Bank's Bill Pay Service
  • Through PayPal, Your Credit/Debit Card Using the Button Below



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Visit our FaceBook Page.  Our worship service starts streaming every Sunday at 9:20am.




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OVPC on YouTube


Now streaming live on YouTube or visit our channel to see past video services on our YouTube channel HERE


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If you are unable to visit us to worship in person, we live-stream our service on Facebook and YouTube.  You can view a recorded version of our service at any time on either platform. 

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BLESSING BAGS


This ongoing ministry provides personal and food items for

Selbyville Middle School students. Your donations are greatly

appreciated. For more information, or to arrange pick up of donations, please contact Marie Waehler through the church office.


  More information and a list of needed items can be found here.

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We continue to support The Way Home - a non-profit organization that provides a path to freedom for ex-offenders in Delaware.  The Way Home meets former prisoners at the prison gates and the office door to provide connections with community, meet needs, and foster relationships that prevent return to prison. For more information and a list of needed items please visit here.


 


This survey lists many of the activities and committees at OVPC. We are a small church with a small staff, and we depend on our members and friends to aid with the functions in the life of the church. Please carefully review and prayerfully consider the items listed and indicate those areas you would be interested in helping or serving. You may also write-in items not listed on the form. This survey is an excellent way to indicate your interests, willingness to serve, and share your experience and strengths.

Download the survey here.

The February Mission Project Sponsored By Our Deacons


THE SOUPER BOWL OF CARING - 2024!
 

Deacon’s Mission for February 2024: Souper Bowl of Caring - Sunday February 11th, will be the NFL Super Bowl (wear your favorite jersey!). Ocean View Presbyterian Church will have their own Souper Bowl of Caring during the month of February. The Deacons ask that everyone bring cans or cases of soup to the church and deposit them into the container marked for the Sharing Pantry!

OVPC's Souper Bowl of Caring will run through February. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Ocean View Presbyterian Church with Souper Bowl of Caring in the memo/note section. Donations will support the OVPC - Sharing Pantry.


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OVPC Is More Than a Church


In 2003, the congregation of OVPC brought a dream to life and opened Memorial Hall - fully funded by the members by the generosity of their spirit and the fierce dedication of their time and talents in fundraising efforts.  The purpose of this hall was never meant to be strictly for use by the church, but, a place for our community that can be rented for extremely low rates so that their non-profit groups could have a place to meet.   We have a great many HOA's that meet on our campus as well as other community service groups and recovery/support groups.  If you are looking for a place to meet, please visit our facilities page or contact the church office directly.  We would be delighted to host your organization!


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Our historic sanctuary, our most holy space, is also available for weddings, funerals, and memorial services .


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SHARING PANTRY


This ongoing ministry provides non-perishable food to those in our community suffering from food insecurity.  Monetary donations are appreciated but we also take contributions of food.  Contributions can be dropped off in the containers located outside of the church office during normal hours.  Items needed include: 


     Spaghetti Noodles                              Spaghetti Sauce

     Canned Vegetables                            Canned Soup

     Canned Tuna                                      Peanut Buter

     Jelly                                                    Cereal/Oatmeal

     Canned Fruit                                       Mac & Cheese                                        


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WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US IN OUR 2024 LENTEN JOURNEY

A TIME OF FASTING, PENITENCE AND REFLECTION

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DOWNLOAD THE 'LOCAL PILGRIM' Devotional published by The Presbyterian Outlook:

  

  Complete Book

  Week 1 

  Week 2

  Week 3

  Week 4

  Week 5

  Week 6 & Easter Sunday


Click on the image above to view the online flipbook

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ECUMENICAL LENTEN CELEBRATIONS SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHEAST SUSSEX MINISTERIUM


Feed Your Body and Spirt this Season


Prayer, Soup & Salad at Noon Each Week


  February 21  St. George's UMC (Frankford)

  February 28  Ocean View Presbyterian (Ocean View)

  March 6         St. Matthews b the Sea UMC (Fenwick)

  March 13       Bethany Beach Community Church (Bethany Beach)

  March 20       Saint Ann's Catholic Church (Bethany Beach)

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 Holy Week Schedule at Ocean View Presbyterian - All Are Welcome!


Sunday March 24 Palm Sunday Service Sanctuary 9:30am 

Monday March 25 Times of Prayer Sanctuary 6:00pm

Tuesday March 26 Times of Prayer Sanctuary 6:00pm

Wednesday March 27 Times of Prayer Sanctuary 6:00pm

Thursday March 28 Maundy Thursday Service Sanctuary  7:00pm

Friday March 29 Good Friday Service Sanctuary 7:00pm

Saturday March 30 Holy Saturday Special Online Content - ovpc.org

Sunday March 31 Easter Sunday Service Sanctuary  9:30am

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