June 16, 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 
June 16, 2024 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services
Father's Day

Please see the end of the bulletin for some additional important information

CALL TO WORSHIP                

*HYMN 715 Rejoice, the Lord is King+

1. Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore;
mortals, give thanks and sing,
and triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart,
lift up your voice; rejoice; again I say, rejoice.

2. Jesus the Savior reigns,
the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains,
he took his seat above.
Lift up your heart,
lift up your voice; rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

3. His kingdom cannot fail;
he rules o'er earth and heaven;
the keys of earth and hell
are to our Jesus given.
Lift up your heart,
lift up your voice; rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

4. Rejoice in glorious hope!
Jesus the Judge shall come,
and take his servants up
to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear th'archangel's voice;
the trump of God shall sound, rejoice!

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1746 MUSIC: John Darwall, 1770

*PRAISE AND WORSHIP.     

Lamb of God 
1. Your only Son, no sin to hide, but you have sent him from your side, 
to walk upon this guilty sod, and to become the Lamb of God.
O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God, I love the holy Lamb of God!
O wash me in his precious blood—my Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

2.Your gift of love, they crucified, they laughed and scorned him as he died,
the humble king they named a fraud and sacrificed the Lamb of God.
O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God, I love the holy Lamb of God!
O wash me in his precious blood—my Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

3. I was so lost, I should have died, but you have brought me to your side, 
to be led by your staff and rod, and to be called a lamb of God.
O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God, I love the holy Lamb of God!
O wash me in his precious blood—my Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

Cry of My Heart 
It is the cry of my heart to follow you.
It is the cry of my heart to be close to you.
It is the cry of my heart to follow— all of the days of my life.

1. Teach me your holy ways, O Lord, so I can walk in your truth.
Teach me your holy ways, O Lord, and make me wholly devoted to you.

It is the cry of my heart to follow you.
It is the cry of my heart to be close to you.
It is the cry of my heart to follow— all of the days of my life.

2. Open my eyes so I can see the wonderful things that you do.
Open my heart up more and more, and make me wholly devoted to you.

It is the cry of my heart to follow you.
It is the cry of my heart to be close to you.
It is the cry of my heart to follow— all of the days of my life.

Since Jesus Came into My Heart 
1. What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought
since Jesus came into my heart!
I have light in my soul for which long I had sought,
since Jesus came into my heart!
Since Jesus came into my heart, since Jesus came into my heart,
floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll,
since Jesus came into my heart.

2. I have ceased from my wandering and going astray,
since Jesus came into my heart!
And my sins, which were many, are all washed away,
since Jesus came into my heart!
Since Jesus came into my heart, since Jesus came into my heart,
floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll,
since Jesus came into my heart.

3. I’m possessed of a hope that is steadfast and sure, since Jesus came into my heart!
And no dark clouds of doubt now my pathway obscure, since Jesus came into my heart!
Since Jesus came into my heart, since Jesus came into my heart,
floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll,
since Jesus came into my heart.

4. There’s a light in the valley of death now for me, since Jesus came into my heart!
And the gates of the City beyond I can see, since Jesus came into my heart!
Since Jesus came into my heart, since Jesus came into my heart,
floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll, since Jesus came into my heart.

5. I shall go there to dwell in that City, I know, since Jesus came into my heart!
And I’m happy, so happy, as onward I go, since Jesus came into my heart!
Since Jesus came into my heart, since Jesus came into my heart,
floods of joy o’er my soul like the sea billows roll, since Jesus came into my heart.

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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: Picnic Planning Committee follow up evaluation meeting at 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Farm Share truck unloading about 8:00 a.m.

THURSDAY: Food distribution 8:00 a.m. Choir at 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: The Gardening Task Force will meet for work at 8:00 a.m. All are welcome to join in this group to keep our grounds looking their best.

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

Please remember June 30 is the fifth Sunday of the month so we will be having one joint 10:00 a.m. service followed by a New Members Session. All those who would like to join the church or find out more about our mission and ministry are invited to come to this one-hour session in the pastor’s office after he greets “a few” people at the end of the worship service.

July 1 to 6 are the dates for Summer Camp this year. We rejoice that we have filled the bus and a car.

If you would like to register to vote or receive a mail-in ballot or if you would like advice as to how to vote, 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.

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

Vacation Bible School report

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 reading of the gospel of Mark 4:35-41 

CHILDREN’S TIME           

*HYMN 710 Faith of Our Fathers+ 

1. Faith of our fathers, living still, in spite of dungeon, fire, and sword; 
O how our hearts beat high with joy whene’er we hear that glorious word!
Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.
 
2. Faith of our fathers, we will strive to win all nations unto thee;               
and through the truth that comes from God, we all shall then be truly free.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.

3. Faith of our fathers, we will love both friend and foe in all our strife;    
and preach thee, too, as love knows how by kindly words and virtuous life.
Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.

WORDS: Frederick Faber; MUSIC: Henri Hemy; TUNE: ST. CATHERINE

RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS 
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 Apportionments

Prayer of Dedication

DOXOLOGY
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

HYMN 277 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus+

1 Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear;
Things I would ask Him to tell me If He were here:
Scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea,
Stories of Jesus, tell them to me.

2 First let me hear how the children stood 'round His knee,
And I shall fancy His blessing resting on me;
Words full of kindness, deeds full of grace,
All in the love-light of Jesus' face.

3 Into the city I'd follow the children's band,
Waving a branch of the palm tree high in my hand;
One of His heralds, yes, I would sing
Loudest hosannas, "Jesus is King!”

WORDS: William H. Parker, 1885 MUSIC: Frederick A. Challinor, 1903 

TIME OF SHARING JOYS & CONCERNS                 
(please email miramarpastor@gmail.com)


PRAYER HYMN 512 Stand By Me

1. When the storms of life are raging, stand by me; (stand by me)
when the storms of life are raging, stand by me; (stand by me)
When the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea,
thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me. (stand by me)
 
2. In the midst of tribulation, stand by me; (stand by me)
in the midst of tribulation, stand by me; (stand by me)
When the host of hell assail, and my strength begins to fail,
thou who never lost a battle, stand by me. (stand by me)

3. In the midst of faults and failures, stand by me; (stand by me)
in the midst of faults and failures, stand by me; (stand by me)
When I’ve done the best I can, and my friends misunderstand,
thou who knowest all about me, stand by me. (stand by me)

4. In the midst of persecution, stand by me; (stand by me)
in the midst of persecution, stand by me; (stand by me)
When my foes in war array undertake to stop my way,
thou who saved Paul and Silas, stand by me. (stand by me)

5. When I’m growing old and feeble, stand by me; (stand by me)
when I’m growing old and feeble, stand by me; (stand by me)
When my life becomes a burden, and I’m nearing chilly Jordan,
O thou Lily of the Valley, stand by me. (stand by me)

WORDS: Charles Albert Tindley, ca. 1906 MUSIC: Charles Albert Tindley, ca. 1906; arr. by William Farley Smith, 1989

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION AND 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         Storms should lead to faith       Pastor David Range

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 529 How Firm a Foundation+

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

2. “Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
for I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

3. “When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

4. “When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

5. “The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake.”

WORDS: “K” in Rippon’s Selection of Hymns, 1787 MUSIC: Early USA melody; harm. from Tabor, 1866

BENEDICTION
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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