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  • 2507 Utopia Drive
    Miramar, Florida 33023
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Dear Miramar United Methodist Church family and friends,

As this new normal continues we have many opportunities to live out our commitment to Jesus Christ. Thanks to those who keep making those calls, sending the texts, doing the Facetime chat, etc. Thanks to those who help with the Thursday morning food distributions. Thanks to those who have signed on to the Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Bible studies. Thanks to those who remain in earnest prayer for healing and help. Thanks to those who “tune in” every week to the live stream worship and who share the blessing with others. We will continue our 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services (except when we have a fifth Sunday 10:00 a.m. service.)  Today, you are invited to prepare the communion elements, bread and wine/juice/water for the part of the service when we share in this sacred meal together.

We are thankful for our website. Pass around the information so that others may join in worship by clicking on the Twitter bird icon on the home page. Older services can still be viewed also. Please email your prayer requests, if possible by Saturday night, for uplifting on Sunday by sending them to

Thanks to those who have signed on to e-giving, or texted in their gifts. Thanks to those who have dropped by for a short visit, keeping social distance, or to drop off their gift in person or to pick up the Upper Room daily devotional guide. This week, Monday through Thursday there will be someone in the church or pastor’s office from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day. Please remember to enter from the south entrance near the Pastor’s office. No other doors will be open for church business. The pre school has reopened but you should still come in by the south entrance because the north entrance from the parking lot has been sanitized and must be kept clean for the little children of the pre school. Please let friends with pre school aged children know that they can enroll the children in our pre school. The government pays the fees for the children of first responders.

Looking forward to worshiping with you through the Holy Spirit. 
Grace and peace, Pastor David

Miramar United Methodist Church
Order of Worship
August 2, 2020 8:30 and 11:00 am services

Call to Worship

*Hymn 110 A Mighty Fortress is our God                             
1 A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he, amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
does seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.

2 Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing,
were not the right Man on our side,
the Man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth his name,
from age to age the same;
and he must win the battle.

3 And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo! his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.

4 That Word above all earthly powers
no thanks to them abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours
through him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still;
his kingdom is forever! 
WORDS: Martin Luther, ca. 1529; trans. by Frederick H. Hedge, 1853 MUSIC: Martin Luther, ca. 1529; harm. from The New Hymnal for American Youth, 1930  #242496


*Praise and Worship ccli #242496

I’m Gonna Live So………..
I’m gonna live so God can use me
anywhere Lord……..anytime
I’m gonna live so God can use me
anywhere Lord……..anytime

I’m gonna work so God can use me
anywhere Lord…….anytime
I’m gonna work so God can use me
anywhere Lord…….anytime

Im gonna pray so God can use me
anywhere Lord……anytime
I’m gonna pray so God can use me
anywhere Lord……anytime

As The Deer   (1x)
As the deer panteth for the water 
so my soul longeth after you
You alone are my heart’s desire and I
long to worship you
You alone are my strength, my shield
You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire and I 
long to worship you

You’re my friend and you are my 
brother even though you are a king
I love you more than any other, 
so much more than anything

You alone are my strength, 
my shield
You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire 
and I long to worship you

I want you more than gold or silver 
only you can sat-is-fy
You alone are the real joy giver and the 
apple of my eye
You alone are my strength, my shield
You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart’s desire 
and I long to worship you

Change My Heart, O God
Change my heart, O God..make it ever true
Change my heart, O God..may I be like you
You are the potter….I am the clay
mold me and make  me…this is what I pray
Change my heart, O God..make it ever true
Change my heart, O God..may i be like you

For our meet and greet time please participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by calling or texting or otherwise communicating with someone and sharing the love of God with them.

Please have ready the communion elements, bread and wine/juice/water, for the part of the service when we share in this sacred meal together.

You are invited to join in the Wednesday Bible Study now on GoToMeeting from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Write to to get the links to participate.

We plan to host another food distribution on Thursday at about 9:00 a.m.

Please continue to worship with us online each Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at and click on the Twitter icon.

Please stop by for The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide and a visit if you would like.

Scripture: Isaiah 55: 1-13

Please stand for the gospel according to Matthew 14:13-21

Children’s Time

*Hymn 147 All Things Bright and Beautiful  
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

1 Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors,
And made their tiny wings.

All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

2 The purple-headed mountain,
the river running by,
the sunset, and the morning
that brightens up the sky. 

All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

3 The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden,
God made them, every one.

All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

4 God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well. 

All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

WORDS: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848 MUSIC: 17th cent. English melody; arr. by Martin Shaw, 1915 ccli #242496

Reception of Tithes and Offerings  
Online giving is available through our website 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 or call pastor, at 954-495-6104. Thanks to all who signed up for this last week and earlier.

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. 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 this service, we will be here for one hour after the worship finishes. We trust God will keep us strong.

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.

Or you can drop by with your gift during the week. Please call ahead if you would like to come at a time not listed in the introduction. Consider tithing on the stimulus check when you get it.

Prayer for God to bless our gifts.

One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering.

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

Time of sharing Joys & Concerns 
(please email

Prayer Hymn 175 Jesus the Very Thought of Thee     
1 Jesus, the very thought of thee 
with sweetness fills the breast; 
but sweeter far thy face to see, 
and in thy presence rest.

2 O hope of every contrite heart, 
O joy of all the meek, 
to those who fall, how kind thou art! 
How good to those who seek!

3 But what to those who find? Ah, this 
nor tongue nor pen can show; 
the love of Jesus, what it is, 
none but his loved ones know.

4 Jesus, our only joy be thou, 
as thou our prize wilt be; 
Jesus, be thou our glory now, 
and through eternity.
WORDS: Attr. To Bernard of Clairvaux, 12th cent.; trans. By Edward Caswall, 1849 MUSIC: John B. Dykes, 1866 ccli #242496

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer                         

Let us share together The Lord’s Prayer:
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   Seeing the God who is near, with new eyes.

*Hymn of preparation 358 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind    
1 Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind,
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise.

2 In simple trust like theirs who heard
beside the Syrian sea
the gracious calling of the Lord,
let us, like them, without a word
rise up and follow thee.

3 O Sabbath rest by Galilee,
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love!

4 Drop thy still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace.

5 Breathe through the heats of our desire
thy coolness and thy balm;
let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm!
WORDS: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1872 MUSIC:Frederick C. Maker, 1887

Holy Communion

Today our Great Thanksgiving comes from “A Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic” by Rev. Lane Cotton Winn and Rev. Juan Huertas 
We are experiencing Holy Communion in as we remain apart. Though physically separated from one another, we are still bound together as family through our baptism.
As members of the household of God we now join together virtually, yet still present to one another as we gather from across the miles.
This presence is marked by our shared praises and prayers, our shared hearing and affirming of God’s word, and now our shared eating.
And now, as we share in the Great Thanksgiving, you should respond with the words in bold type.

The peace and presence of the Lord be with us. So we lift up our hearts.
“We lift them up to God!”

Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God, because it is the right thing to do, not only now, but always - day after day after day.
“Day after day after day.”

We thank you, creator God, that you made us in your image, and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away, our love failing, and our bodies diseased, you reached out to us again and again, providing healing, wholeness, and new life.
When the flood came, You provided an ark. When the plagues came You provided safety. When evening came, You provided a pillar of fire. When exile came, You provided a new song. Day after day after day, Your love remained steadfast.
“Day after day after day.”

And so with your people on earth, and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn.
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord! God of power and might!
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord! God of power and might!

Heaven and Earth are full of your glory.
Heaven and Earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the Highest!
Hosanna in the Highest!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of our God. Blessed is your Son who came to preach the good news to the poor, release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, He is the one who freed the oppressed, and announced that the time had come when you would save your people.
He healed the sick.
“He healed the sick.”

He is healing the sick now.
“He is healing the sick now.”

He will heal the sick, day after day after day.
“Day after day after day.”

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
Let us be a community of healers and hope givers, as together we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Let them be for us the body and blood of Christ, so that we may be for the world the body of Christ, made whole by his witness, passion and life. In this season of social distancing, may you remind us that we are never spiritually distant from You.
We belong to your body.
“We belong to your body.”

May the Spirit use us to heal and reconcile in Jesus name,
We will heal and reconcile in Jesus name.”

And now Holy Spirit make us one in Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world.

This bread reminds us that any life, no matter how broken, or sick, or distorted it may become, can be made whole again.
The cup reminds us that any life, no matter how empty, or lonely, or isolated it may become, can be filled again.
These are the gifts of God, for the family of God.
Thanks be to God.

I invite you to prayerfully partake in Holy Communion by whatever means you have, if you are with others you may like to serve each other the elements of communion. Please stay safe.

Prayer After Receiving
Day after day after day you give yourself to us: in two or three gathered in your name, in connection across the miles, and in bread and wine.
As we go from this gathering around your table, may we feel restored to your body, companioned by your people, and sustained by the power of your Spirit as we witness to your healing and reconciling work. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

*Hymn of sending forth 129 Give to the Winds Thy Fears
1. Give to the winds thy fears,
hope and be undismayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

2. Through waves and clouds and storms,
God gently clears thy way;
wait thou God’s time, so shall this night
soon end in joyous day.

3. Leave to God’s sovereign sway
to choose and to command.
so shalt thou, wondering, own that way,
how wise, how strong this hand!

4 Let us in life, in death, 
Thy steadfast truth declare,
and publish with our latest breath
Thy love and guardian care.
WORDS: Paul Gerhardt, 1653; trans. By John Wesley, 1739 MUSIC: William H. Walter, 1894ccli #242496

Benediction (please raise hands toward heaven)


Below are public service announcements from the City of Miramar from the city website. If you do not live in Miramar please check the website of your own city and you may be surprised at the aid that is offered during this difficult time.

Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance is available to eligible residents who are impacted by COVID-19. 

  • Payment of past due rent, utilities bills and past due fees up to three months
  • Maximum grant of $7,000 
  • No repayment 
  • Payment made to landlord or utility company 
  • Income must be at or below 80% area’s median Income

Phone: 954-431-7866 Ext:110 or Phone: 954-602-3265
Now accepting applications for past due rent, late utility bills, late fees.

Also if you are age 59 or younger and in crisis you may call 954 889 2719 to apply for $550 for crisis payments for utilities, rent. “Miramar Assisting Seniors in the Homes” can also be accessed at this number for those age 60 plus for this benefit. This is also the number for those applying for “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program” which has a maximum benefit of $2,000 per year and is coordinated through the Family Success Center.

Also you may call Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida at 954 431 7866, option 3 for up to $4,500 rental security deposit for those moving into a new housing unit. At this number you may also receive Foreclosure Prevention Counseling.

COVID walk up testing is open 7 days a week at the Vernon Hargray Youth Enrichment Center, 7000 Miramar Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make sure you turn in you Census Form!

Technology Boot Camp is open for free from June 29 to July 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you may register online at or call 954 613 2300

Summer Meals Distribution

  • On Tuesday, June 9th, Broward County Public Schools will begin its Summer Meals program at 49 school sites throughout the District. The list of schools is available here.
  • Grab-and-go meal service will be open from 10 AM – 1 PM. Tuesdays, providing children 18 years and younger, and adults who accompany them, with meals for one week.
  • Adults may receive meals for children who are not present by providing identification for the children. Adults wishing to receive meals must be present. Please, review the list of locations below (and attached) as some food distribution locations have changed. Meals can be accessed by walking up or driving up to the designated location on campus.
  • The sites include 6 Miramar schools, which are listed in the attachment.

The BCPS Virtual Call Center Will Continue to be Open During the Summer (June 11 – August 6, 2020)

  • The Virtual Call Center (VCC) will continue to be available during the summer break. This will assist with the demand for laptops, hotspots, and technical support as students engage in the District’s summer learning programs, in addition to programming with BCPS partner organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Additionally, BCPS will continue to provide physical technical support from six schools during the summer: Coconut Creek High School, Flanagan High School, McArthur High School, Nova High School, Plantation High School and Sunrise Middle School. The physical support sites will continue with appointments only, as assigned through the VCC. The schedule for the physical technology support sites will be Mondays through Wednesdays from 8 AM to 1 PM, and will provide break/fix services and replace broken devices as supplies permit. We will not be able to provide devices to students who did not receive a device prior to summer break.
  • AT&T hotspots will be exchanged for Sprint devices at the physical technical support sites by making an appointment through the VCC.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Memorial Health System mobile services are coming to the Miramar Multi-Service Complex.

Services will be available:
June 8 – 19, 2020 | 9 AM – 4 PM
6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023


Below is our normal schedule, the one we used before this Coronavirus outbreak.

We are leaving it intact, trusting God that one day soon we will return to it.

Come join us in worship Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. at our location at 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL as we look forward to the future God has in store for us.

On the fifth Sundays of the month and for special occasions we have one joint service at 10 a.m.

Special services for the remainder of 2019 are Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols with a candlelight benediction under the stars at 7:30 on December 24. 

Watchnight service on December 31 starts at 10:30 p.m. and ends exactly at midnight with prayer and singing "we shall overcome."  All are invited  to the fellowship hall for refreshments. Come and offer a testimony as to what the Lord has done for you in the past year, or to express a hope for the year to come. 

In 2020 joint 10 a.m. services will be March 29 for the Easter Cantata. May 30 for a hymn sing.  June 14 for Multicultural Sunday, June 30 for a hymn sing, October 25 for Pastor's Appreciation Sunday, Dec. 20 for the Christmas Cantata, and December 29 for a hymn sing.

First Sundays of the month are when we share in Holy Communion and in between the services there is a Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast where both congregations mix and fellowship together. Those celebrating their birthdays in that month will be given special honor. The United Methodist Men meet after the 11 a.m. service on first Sundays.

New members sessions are usually on the fourth Sunday of the month at 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 

January 5 is Wesley Covenant Sunday, in February we celebrate Black History Month with dramas, Ash Wednesday service is Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The United Methodist Women conduct worship on March 8. BOLD Justice Rally is March 3, Easter Egg Hunt April 3 at 10 a.m., Maunday Thursday Service April 9 at 7:30 p.m., Good Friday Service April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Easter Celebration on April 12 at 8:30 and 11 a.m. BOLD Justice Nehemiah Action April 2 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday June 7 is our Confirmation Service after classes that began in January, May 10 there is a special gift for all women on Mother's Day, May 24 we recognize graduates in church,  and May 25 is the Memorial Day Picnic, 12-5, to which all the community is invited.

June 8-12 is Vacation Bible School (VBS) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch included. June 29 to July 4  the youth go to the Warren Willis summer camp in Fruitland Park in central Florida. 

Children’s Club ia every other Friday 7:00 p.m. and  Youth Group every other Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Revival services will be held October 7, 8, 9.  Harvest Thanksgiving Services Caribbean Style are on November 22 and we share thanksgiving baskets with the community from the food we collect and prepare warm meals for the needy on November 26. Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols with a candlelight benediction under the stars is at 7:30 on December 24. 

Watchnight service is December 31 and will start at 10:30 p.m. and end exactly at midnight with prayer and singing "we shall overcome."  All are invited  to the fellowship hall for refreshments. Come and offer a testimony as to what the Lord has done for you in the past year, or to express a hope for the year to come. 

On this website you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

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

Contact Us  
Miramar UMC
2507 Utopia Drive
Miramar, Florida 33023
Map  •   Directions
Phone 954 989 4711
Fax 954 989 4315
Regular Schedule  


  • Morning worship
    – 8:30 AM
  • 5th Sunday joint services
    – 10:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 11:00 AM
  • Childrenīs Church
    – 11:30 AM
  • Sunday Prayer Meeting
    – 7:00 PM
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God loves you!

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