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Getting Down from the Tree

Luke 19:1-10
February 25, 2024

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Zacchaeus, hurry and come down,
for I must stay at your house today.

from Luke 19:5

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Being a Christian is not a spectator sport. Jesus calls for us to follow him, not just look for and listen to him.

Zacchaeus wanted to know more about Jesus. Being a short little guy, he had to climb up a tree to catch sight of Jesus passing through because he couldn't see past all the people in front of him.

Jesus, seeing him, calls Zacchaeus by name and offers to spend time with him. Zacchaeus was then faced with a choice. Would he get out of the tree to be with Jesus, even if it would change his life? Would he be a spectator or a follower? Would he just talk about Jesus or would he live like Jesus?

Zacchaeus climbs down from the tree and immediately pledges half his possessions as well as to make restitution with anyone he defrauded.

Jesus reaches out to Zacchaeus, the despised chief tax collector, much to everybody's surprise. But the real surprise is that Jesus explains that type of thing is exactly his purpose, that he came to seek out and to save the lost."

Worshipping In-Person and Online

We are worshipping in-person at the church, live-streaming to wherever you are, and a recording will be available on YouTube later in the day. We will continue to offer these three ways to join us in worship.

In-Person Worship Begins at 9:30 am!

We are committed to offering worship opportunities for everyone during this time when it may be reasonable for some people to join in public gatherings, and yet still be too great of a risk for others.

  • In-Person: Meeting in-person at the church at 9:30 am, (Fully vaccinated people have the option to not wear a mask. We do ask everyone to remain careful.).
  • Live Video: Live-streaming the service to YouTube. Stream will start around 9:20 am with worship starting at 9:30 am. Don't worry if you join late, you can rewind to the beginning.
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Welcome to Oviedo Presbyterian Church

We are a family of Christ followers known for our love of Christ, love for one another, and reaching out to those in need. We value authenticity above formality, and honest relationships above token handshakes. We don't pretend to be perfect, and we don't expect that you are either.

If you just want to get lost in the crowd, we may not be the right place for you!

A church is not a building or something you attend, it is something you become a part of. If you want to be more than a number, to love and be loved, to grow in your faith, and to share your gifts and talents, we invite you to check us out.

Whether you are a seasoned saint or a questioning seeker, there is a place for you.

Our Sunday morning worship has a touch of tradition but without being stuffy. We worship in new songs of praise as well as hymns that have withstood the test of time. We preach and teach the Word of God in honest ways that connect with real life and real people. Like God’s love, we minister across the generations, rather than targeting just one. We believe that worship is something that we participate in rather than just watch.

Some of our older members dress in suits or dresses while some of the youth wear jeans. If you wear something "corporate casual" you'll fit right in. Who you are is more important that what you wear! Come as you are, we do!