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January 29, 2023

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
January 29, 2023 
Joint 10:00 a.m. service

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

CALL TO WORSHIP    

Hymn 469 Jesus Is All the World to Me

1 God of the ages, whose almighty hand
leads forth in beauty all the starry band
of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
our grateful songs before thy throne arise.
 
2 Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
in this free land with thee our lot is cast;
be thou our ruler, guardian, guide, and stay,
thy Word our law, thy paths our chosen way.

3 From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
be thy strong arm our ever-sure defense;
thy true religion in our hearts increase;
thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.


4 Refresh thy people on their toilsome way;
lead us from night to never-ending day;
fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
and glory, laud, and praise be ever thine.

WORDS: Daniel C. Roberts, 1876 MUSIC: George W. Warren, 1894

OPENING PRAYER  

*PRAISE AND WORSHIP

Old Time Religion
Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me.

It was good for Paul and Silas, it was good for Paul and Silas,
It was good for Paul and Silas, it’s good enough for me.
Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me.

It was good for the Hebrew children, it was good for the Hebrew children,
It was good for the Hebrew children, it’s good enough for me.
Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me.

Makes me love everybody, makes me love everybody
Makes me love everybody, and it’s good enough for me.
Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me.
                      

I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
I'm so glad, Jesus lifted me, 
I'm so glad, Jesus lifted me,
I'm so glad, Jesus lifted me, 
Singing glory, hallelujah, Jesus lifted me.

Satan had me bound, but Jesus lifted me, 
Satan had me bound, but Jesus lifted me,
Satan had me bound, but Jesus lifted me, 
Singing glory, hallelujah, Jesus lifted me.
 
When I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me, 
When I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me,
when I was in trouble, Jesus lifted me, 
Singing glory, hallelujah, Jesus lifted me.

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There's a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

His Word shall not fail you, He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

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

TODAY: Immediately after service, please celebrate with Funke Smith on her 70th birthday. Join her in the fellowship hall and share in American/Caribbean/African food as she shares her joy about seven decades of life and witness to her Lord Jesus Christ. 

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

MONDAY: Memorial Day Picnic Planning Committee meets at 7:30 a.m.

TUESDAY: Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Alone Lutheran church in order to prepare for a visit to State Attorney Harold Pryor at 11:00 a.m. in his Ft. Lauderdale office to get his backing for more civil citations.

TUESDAY: Farm Share truck unloading at 10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible study online 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: Food Distribution starts at 8:00 a.m.

THURSDAY: Choir 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY: Children’s Club 7:00-8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: Youth Group 4:00-5:30 p.m. They will be doing ‘Valentine Cake Decoration!’

NEXT SUNDAY: Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. If you are joining online, you are invited to prepare the elements for communion: bread, juice, wine, water, whatever it takes to be reminded of the Last Supper and our regular times of sharing communion.

Confirmation Classes for Full Membership for 2023

“Confirmation” (as it is called in short) is the process by which anyone in our church may confirm the promises made on his or her behalf at the time of infant baptism.  It is also a process engaged in by those who have not yet been baptized but who are of age to make a decision for themselves that they want to join the church as a full member. If a young person is felt to be spiritually and emotionally ready to make that commitment, he or she may join the class. The class is also for any age of adult who wants to look deeply at the faith with a view towards becoming a member or to have faith renewed. You may join with a “confession of faith” or a “reaffirmation of faith” or by “transfer.” Upon completion of the course there will be a Confirmation Service as part of our morning worship at both services. Please talk to Pastor David Range about joining

The plan is to have a series of classes leading up to a Sunday Confirmation service. We will be using a resource of the United Methodist Church called “Claim the Name” and below are the dates of the 10 classes
Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall:
February 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, break for Easter, April 22, May 6 and 20, June 3.

BOLD Justice dates for your calendars: 
Rally Tuesday March 7 at 7:30 p.m. 
Nehemiah Action Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. 
Celebration Tuesday May 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Please note the following information for the upcoming election on March 14, 2023: Mail in ballots will not be issued unless you sign up to receive one. 
If you are in Broward county go to http://www.browardvotes.gov/and click on the “vote by mail” tab near the top. Or call 954-357-8683.

In Palm Beach county go to http://www.pbcelections.org/and click on the “voters" tab at the top, then "ways to vote" or call 561-656-6200.

In Miami-Dade go to www.miamidade.gov/ or call 305-499-8444.

Please see the end of the bulletin for information about various Social Services Programs that are available to residents of the city of Miramar.

Please follow the link below to the Florida Conference website and listen to a very brief message by Marvia Aitken: Marvia's Message 

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 according to Matthew 5:1-12

CHILDREN’S TIME 

*HYMN 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

RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS 
Please place your offering in the baskets at the 3 doors leading into the sanctuary on your way in or out.

The Mission Offering today is for FLUMC Children’s Home
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to Good Samaritan Fund

Prayer of Dedication

One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering. Instructions for giving online, by check or text are in the section after the Order of Service.

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

Sunday School children go out to their classes 

“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, 
red or yellow, black or white, they are precious in his sight, 
Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

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

PRAYER HYMN 314 In the Garden +

1 I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses;
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses.
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.

2 He speaks, and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me within my heart is ringing.
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.

3 I'd stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; thru the voice of woe, His voice to me is calling. 
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.

WORDS: C. Austin Miles, 1913 MUSIC: C. Austin Miles, 1913; adapt. By Charles H. Webb, 1987

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.

SPECIAL MUSIC

SERMON                    What does “Every blessing” mean?                 Pastor David Range

A Celebration of Funke

The Goodness of God
I love You, Lord for Your mercy never fails me
All my days, I've been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head O, I will sing of the goodness of God

Cause all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
O, I will sing of the goodness of God

I love Your voice, You have led me through the fire
In darkest night, You are close like no other
I've known You as a Father, I've known You as a Friend
And I have lived in the goodness of God (yeah)

Cause all my life You have been faithful 
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
O, I will sing of the goodness of God

Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
With my life laid down, I surrender now, I give You everything
O Lord, Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me 
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
With my life laid down, I surrender now, I give You everything
Your goodness is running after, It running after me

And all my life You have been faithful.                                                                                                       
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
O, I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God
(I'm gonna sing …………….)

All my life You have been faithful
All my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
O, I will sing of the goodness of God
O, I will sing of the goodness of God
I'm gonna sing of the goodness of God.

Let Your Holy Spirit Flow Over My Soul
Let Your living water flow over my soul
Let your Holy Spirit come and take control
Of every situation that has troubled my mind
All my cares and burdens onto you I roll

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Sing to the Father
Father, Father, Father
Spirit, Spirit, Spirit

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 128 He Leadeth Me+

1. He leadeth me: O blessed thought!
O words with heavenly comfort fraught!                                 
Whate’er I do, where’er I be, still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.         
He leadeth me, he leadeth me, by his own hand he leadeth me;          
his faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.

2. Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,                                          
by waters still, o’er troubled sea, still ’tis his hand that leadeth me.  
He leadeth me, he leadeth me, by his own hand he leadeth me;          
his faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.

3. Lord, I would place my hand in thine, nor ever murmur nor repine; 
content, whatever lot I see, since ’tis my God that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, he leadeth me, by his own hand he leadeth me;          
his faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.

4. And when my task on earth is done,  
when by thy grace the victory’s won,     
e’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
since God through Jordan leadeth me.
He leadeth me, he leadeth me, by his own hand he leadeth me;          
his faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.

WORDS: Paul Gerhardt, 1653; trans. by John Wesley, 1739  MUSIC: William H. Walter, 1894

BENEDICTION
+All music under ccli #24249

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We give God thanks for this opportunity to worship together in-person in our sanctuary as well as online. Please wear your mask and greet each with a wave, an elbow or fist bump. Please maintain social distance and sit at either end or the middle of the pew.  In the pews we ask you to sit, in every other pew, spaced out as best you can. Seats are also available in the foyer and the fellowship hall if needed. Both have been set up with screens for the PowerPoint presentation and live video stream from the pulpit. We will continue to live stream the services on Twitter and YouTube for those who would like to continue to participate from home. 

The offering will be received in the baskets at the three entry points of the sanctuary. No bulletins will be handed out, everything you need will be on the screens. No need to call or email ahead for a place to worship, you are invited to the sanctuary any time for in-person worship. Come as you are!

Remember there are two ways you can watch our services. One is on YouTube.com by typing in the search bar: Miramar UMC 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 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 Twitter bird 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 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 mamaness@bellsouth.net for the link.
 
This week, Monday through Thursday there will be someone in the church office from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day, and you may make an appointment to see the pastor at these or other times. Please remember to enter from the south entrance near the Pastor’s office. No other doors will be open for church business. The preschool is open but you should still come in by the south entrance because the north entrance from the parking lot must be dedicated for the little children of the preschool. Please let friends with preschool aged children know that they can enroll the children in our preschool.

WAYS to give:
1.  Online giving is available through our website 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  

 

 

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Miramar UMC
2507 Utopia Drive
Miramar, Florida 33023
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Phone (954)989-4711
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