April 21, 2024

Miramar United Methodist Church 

in the heart of Miramar, a place for gathering, healing, and sending out friends, helping to create a sense of family to find new life in Christ.
Part of the United Methodist family where we make disciples for the
Transformation of the world.

Order of Worship 
April 21, 2024 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services
Please see the end of the bulletin for some additional important information

CALL TO WORSHIP                          

*HYMN 62 All Creatures of our God and King+

1 All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing,
O praise ye! Alleluia!
O brother sun with golden beam,
O sister moon with silver gleam!
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2 O brother wind, air, clouds, and rain,
by which all creatures ye sustain,
O praise ye! Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice!
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

3. O sister water, flowing clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
O brother fire who lights the night,
providing warmth, enhancing sight,
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

4. Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them God's glory also show!
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

5. All ye who are of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O praise ye! Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and on him cast your care!
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

6. And thou, our sister, gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way has trod,
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

7. Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise ye! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One!
O praise ye! O praise ye!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

WORDS: Francis of Assisi, ca. 1225; trans. by William H. Draper, 1925, adapt. 1987 MUSIC: Geistliche Kirchengesange, 1623; harm. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906


He is Exalted
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high, I will praise him
He is exalted, forever exalted
And I will praise his name
He is the Lord, and forever his truth shall reign
Heaven and earth, rejoice in his holy name
He is exalted, the king is exalted on high.

Ah, Lord God
Ah, Lord God, you have made the heavens 
And the earth by thy great power
Ah, Lord God, you have made the heavens
And the earth by your outstretched arm
Nothing is too difficult for you, nothing is too difficult for you
O great and mighty God; great in counsel and mighty in deed,
Nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing, nothing is too difficult for you.

Think About His Love
Think about His love, think about His goodness,
Think about His grace that’s brought us through.
For as high as the heavens above, 
so great is the measure of our Father’s love.
Great is the measure of our Father’s love.

Learning to Lean
Learning to lean…learning to lean, 
I’m learning to lean on Jesus
Finding more power than I’ve ever seen
I’m learning to lean on Jesus

Birthdays and Anniversaries.    

Happy birthday to you, Jesus loves you it’s true, 
May the Lord bless and keep you, 
Happy birthday to you.

Happy Anniversary to you, happy Anniversary to you
Happy Anniversary dear friends, happy Anniversary to you

TONIGHT: Church Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Staff Parish Relations Committee, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: Food Distribution at 8:00 a.m. Choir 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

FRIDAY: Children’s Club, 7-8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: Youth Group 4-5:30 p.m. Liezette Abel-Ruffin will be talking about finances and how to make and take care of your money!

NEXT SUNDAY: Worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. 

MONDAY April 29  Vacation Bible School helpers meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Allison Feurtado will help you to see the play “Lock Down” at the Everglades High School on May 11 and 12. Please see flyer at the end of the bulletin for details.

The Jamaican Consulate General Miami presents the JamaicaHi-5 Reggae Run May 11. Register at jamaicahi5krun.com. Allison Feurtado will remain after church this Sunday to help with registrations for the MUMC team, so please have your credit/debit card available to process registrations. See flyer at the end of the bulletin for more details. 

MONDAY May 27 will be the Memorial Day Picnic from noon to 5:00 p.m. Please plan on coming and to support it ahead of time with your prayers and your contributions of money so that we can bless the community with a meal where everyone is welcomed. Please use one of the picnic envelopes or write it onto your regular offering envelopes where in the “other” blank you write “picnic.”
You may also give online when you fill in the blank with “picnic.” Thank you in advance.

July 1 to 6 are the dates for Summer Camp this year. Please see Pastor David for details or go online to register at https://wwumccc.org/

If you would like to register to vote or receive a mail-in ballot please go to the table in the foyer. If you would like advice as to who to vote for our member Roland Abel is happy to discuss the choices with you so that you may make up your own mind on how you vote.

For Sharing of the Spirit, please wave at the YouTube camera and say, “the peace of the Lord be with you,” and then wave at your neighbor in the sanctuary and say, “and also with you”.

Please stand for the gospel of John 10:11-18


*HYMN 325 Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus  + 

1. Hail, thou once despised Jesus!
Hail, thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;
thou didst free salvation bring.
Hail, thou universal Savior,
who hast borne our sin and shame!
By thy merits we find favor;
life is given through thy name.

2. Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,
all our sins on thee were laid;
by almighty love anointed,
thou hast full atonement made.
Every sin may be forgiven
through the virtue of thy blood;
opened is the gate of heaven,
reconciled are we with God.

3. Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,
there forever to abide;
all the heavenly hosts adore thee,
seated at thy Father's side.
There for sinners thou art pleading;
there thou dost our place prepare;
thou for saints art interceding
till in glory they appear.

4. Worship, honor, power, and blessing
Christ is worthy to receive;
loudest praises, without ceasing,
right it is for us to give.
Help, ye bright angelic spirits,
bring your sweetest, noblest lays;
help to sing of Jesus' merits,
help to chant Emmanuel's praise!

WORDS: Attr. To John Bakewell, 1760, alt.  MUSIC: Trad, Dutch melody; arr. by Julius Roentgen, 1906

Please pass the offering bags along each row at the direction of the ushers. Instructions for giving online, by check or text are in the section after the Order of Service.

The Mission Offering today is for Women in Distress
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to 

Prayer of Dedication

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, 
praise him all creatures here below, 
praise him above, ye heavenly hosts, 
praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

Sunday School children go out to their classes

HYMN 273 Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands+

1. Jesus' hands were kind hands, doing good to all,
healing pain and sickness, blessing children small,
washing tired feet, and saving those who fall;
Jesus' hands were kind hands, doing good to all.

2. Take my hands, Lord Jesus, let them work for you;
make them strong and gentle, kind in all I do.
Let me watch you, Jesus, till I'm gentle too,
till my hands are kind hands, quick to work for you. 

WORDS: Hope Publishing Company, 1983 MUSIC: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989

(please email miramarpastor@gmail.com)

PRAYER HYMN 381 Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us+

1. Savior, like a shepherd lead us,
much we need thy tender care;
in thy pleasant pastures feed us,
for our use thy folds prepare.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Thou hast bought us, thine we are.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Thou hast bought us, thine we are.

2. We are thine, thou dost befriend us,
be the guardian of our way;
keep thy flock, from sin defend us,
seek us when we go astray.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Hear, O hear us when we pray.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Hear, O hear us when we pray.

3. Thou hast promised to receive us,
poor and sinful though we be;
thou hast mercy to relieve us,
grace to cleanse and power to free.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
We will early turn to thee.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
We will early turn to thee.

4. Early let us seek thy favor,
early let us do thy will;
blessed Lord and only Savior,
with thy love our bosoms fill.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Thou hast loved us, love us still.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Thou hast loved us, love us still.

WORDS: Attr. to Dorothy A. Thrupp, 1836 MUSIC: William B. Bradbury


Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven:
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, 
For ever and ever. Amen.

SERMON          Thankful for the Good Shepherd              Pastor David Range

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 152 I Sing the Almighty Power of God+

1 I sing the almighty power of God, that made the mountains rise, 
that spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies. 
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day; 
the moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey. 

2 I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food; 
Who formed the creatures through the Word, 
and then pronounced them good. 
Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye, 
if I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky. 

3 There's not a plant or flower below, but makes thy glories known, 
and clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from thy throne; 
while all that borrows life from thee is ever in thy care; 
and everywhere that we can be, thou, God, art present there. 

WORDS: Isaac Watts, 1715 MUSIC: Trad. English melody; arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906 

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We give God thanks for this opportunity to worship together in-person in our sanctuary as well as online. Wearing your mask is optional as the Covid virus, although still present, is no longer a healthcare emergency. Please continue to get your booster shots as they become available. We are always happy (and look forward) to have you join us in the sanctuary, but for those who would like to continue to participate from home, we will continue to live stream the services on X.com (formerly Twitter) and youtube.com.

To join us on youtube.com simply type Miramar UMC in the search bar and then you should see the service live streamed. If you subscribe to our service through youtube.com you can set up reminders for the day before or 15 minutes before, whatever you like.
The other way to “gather” in virtual worship is through the X.com (formerly known as Twitter) service available by going to our miramarumc.org website. Pass around the information so that others may join in worship by clicking on the x.com icon on the home page. We will continue our 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services (except when we have a fifth Sunday of the month 10:00 a.m. service.) If you lose the service for a few seconds do not worry it will probably come back, but if it is longer than a few seconds you might try clicking the refresh Error! Filename not specified. button in your browser window.  

Please email your prayer requests for uplifting on Sundays by sending them to miramarpastor@gmail.com. It is best if you send them by Saturday NOON if possible.

Our church prayer meeting is online on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and you may contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards for the link.

WAYS to give:
1.  Online giving is available through our website 
www.MiramarUMC.org. On the home page the ‘Donate’ icon (a hand with a dollar sign above it) is located at the top left corner and on the right under “Contact Us” you will see the same icon along with “Donate Online.” Click on either location for instructions. If you need help call the church office at 954-989-4711. Thanks to all who have signed up for this. The regular tithes and offerings of the church are a great source of blessing.
 2. You can also mail a check to Miramar United Methodist Church. If you have your offering envelopes you will see that the address of the church is printed for mailing purposes and your offering can be mailed in this envelope when you apply a stamp. You may also use a regular envelope and address it to: MUMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL 33023. Just put your check inside, mark which funds you would like to support, put a stamp on and let the United States Postal Service do the rest! Or bring it by after the Sunday services, someone will be in the church for one hour after the worship finishes as well as Mon-Thurs 1-5 pm. We trust God will keep us strong.
3.  Also, we have the option of giving by text!  Use 833-931-1791 to GivePlusText and when you text any amount, by putting that number in the message, you will be prompted to register, then fill out the details of your name, address and means of payment, and the contribution will go in! If you enter an email address you will get an immediate receipt. It is easy! If you have an Apple phone you may also get Vanco’s GivePlusMobile by downloading the app from the App Store. You may also look up YouTube videos to show how all this is done. 
Thank you for your prayers!  Grace and peace, Pastor David




When you visit our church, you will find:

A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you

Preaching and teaching that is centered on the Word of God

Ministries to meet the spiritual and outreach needs of our community 

Moving praise and worship

Please call the church office for information on any of these events.

In His Care,
Pastor David Range  Tel: 954-989-4711, Fax: 954-989-4315

Pre-School & After Care available.
Pre-School Directer, Marleni Brant-Pomare,

Tel: 954-981-9269, Fax: 954-989-4315 

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday