Ocean Community Church: A Congregation of the Reformed Church in America

gathering in Manahawkin, NJ since 1982

Regular Sunday Services: 9am (informal contemporary) and 11am (formal traditional)

(nursery care available during both services, up to age 5)

1492 Rt 72 West, Manahawkin NJ 08050   

office: 609-597-5151 email: oceanchurch@comcast.net  

Holy Week Services:

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service 7:00 pm
Good Friday Community Service 12:00 noon


Easter Sunday Services:

Sunrise 6th Street Beach, Ship Bottom 6:00 am
Combined Service 10:00 am

 

   

Look for our online streaming services at https://www.facebook.com/oceanchurch/

 

Thursday
Apr182019

OCC Bulletin for this Easter Sunday, April 21 Single Service at 10am

Thursday
Apr182019

OCC program for Easter Sunday sunrise service 6th St Beach, Ship Bottom

Wednesday
Apr172019

OCC bulletin for this Good Friday Community Service April 19, 12 noon

 

 

Wednesday
Apr172019

OCC bulletin for Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, April 18th 7pm

Tenebrae: A Service of Shadows

The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the worship of the common folk during Holy Week. We join Christians of many generations throughout the world in using the liturgy of Tenebrae.

Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering and death; we remember the cataclysmic nature of his sacrifice as we hear the overwhelming sound of the “strepitus”, reminding us of the stone being rolled to close the entrance to the garden tomb, as Jesus dies and is buried.

Friday
Apr122019

OCC Bulletin for this Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019