May 26, 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 
May 26, 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 64 Holy, Holy, Holy+

1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

WORDS Reginald Heber, 1826 MUSIC: John B. Dykes, 1861

*PRAISE AND WORSHIP.     

I’ve Got The Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy 
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
down in my heart…..down in my heart
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy,, joy down in my heart
down in my heart to stay

And I’m so happy…so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
and I’m so happy…so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart

I’ve got the peace that passeth understanding
down in my heart…..down in my heart, down in my heart
I’ve got the peace that passeth understanding down in my heart
down in my heart to stay

And I’m so happy…so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
and I’m so happy…so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart

I’ve got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus
down in my heart…..down in my heart, down in my heart
I’ve got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus, down in my heart
down in my heart to stay  

And I’m so happy…so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
and I’m so happy…so very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart

I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me  
1. I’m gonna live so (live so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
I’m gonna live so (live so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! (anytime!)

2. I’m gonna work so (work so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
 I’m gonna work so (work so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! (anytime!)

3. I’m gonna pray so (pray so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! (anytime!)
 I’m gonna pray so (pray so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! (anytime!)

4. I’m gonna sing so (sing so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!(anytime!)
I’m gonna sing so (sing so) God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!(anytime!)

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace 
1. Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love;
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord;
And where there’s doubt, true faith in you:

O Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved, as to love with all my soul.

2. Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope;
Where there is darkness, only light;
And where there’s sadness, every joy:
 

O Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved, as to love with all my soul.

3. Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to ourselves that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

You Shall Go Out With Joy
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace,
And the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you.
There’ll be shouts of joy and the trees of the field shall clap,
shall clap their hands.
And the trees of the field shall clap their hands
and the trees of the field shall clap their hands
and the trees of the field shall clap their hands
and you’ll go out with joy.

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: 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. Please note: we need younger and fitter people to set up at 9:00 a.m. And people to stay after 5:00 p.m. to take everything down.

TUESDAY: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in recognition of Haitian Heritage Month, you are invited to the South Regional/Broward College Library to have a Conversation about Haiti: The Path Forward. Please see flyer for more information

WEDNESDAY: NO Bible Study 

THURSDAY: Choir 7:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY: The Turks and Caicos Islands Florida USA Assoc. Inc. present their Annual Taste of Turks and Caicos Islands along with a Job Fair at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. Please see flyers for details. 

SATURDAY: Confirmation class 4-5:30 p.m.

NEXT SUNDAY: Worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. with Grace Okerson preaching. Grace recently graduated with her Masters Degree from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta GA., 
The United Methodist Men meet after the second service.

FRIDAY June 7 you are invited to the Promotion Ceremony for children in the Pre School moving up to their next class. This will be in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m., and on MONDAY, June 10 at the same time you may like to celebrate at the Graduation Ceremony. Our preschool students put on a good program!

Vacation Bible School will be held starting Tuesday, June 11 to Friday June 14 for all children aged 3 to 13 years old. It will run 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and include lunch. Register in the Preschool office any time between 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. or call the Preschool at 954 981 9269. Or you may register on the first day your child attends. The theme is Stellar, Shine Jesus’ Light and if you would like to be a youth helper or adult helper please talk to Phyllis Abel, Pastor David or Marvia Aitken. VBS is a great way to invite families with young children into our church.

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 Apportionments
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to Good Samaritan Fund

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”.

SCRIPTURE Romans 8:1-17

CHILDREN’S TIME   

A time of honoring those who have served our country in the military

*HYMN 157 Jesus Shall Reign+ 

1 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun,
does its successive journeys run;
his kingdom spread from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2 To Jesus endless prayer be made,
and endless praises crown his head;
His name like sweet perfume shall rise

3 People and realms of every tongue
dwell on his love with sweetest song,
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his name.

4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns: 
all prisoners leap and loose their chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all who suffer want are blest.

5 Let every creature rise and bring,
honors peculiar to our King,
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen! 

WORDS: Isaac Watts; MUSIC: John Halton; TUNE: DUKE STREET

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 Apportionments
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to Good Samaritan Fund

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

Sunday School children go out to their classes

HYMN 170 O How I Love Jesus+

1 There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth; 
it sounds like music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth. 
O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, 
O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me!

2 It tells me of a Savior's love, who died to set me free; 
it tells me of his precious blood, the sinner's perfect plea.
O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, 
O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me!

3 It tells of one whose loving heart can feel my deepest woe; 
who in each sorrow bears a part that none can bear below.
O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, 
O how I love Jesus, because he first loved me!

WORDS: Frederick Whitfield, 1855 MUSIC 19th cent. USA melody

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


PRAYER HYMN One Day at a Time+

I'm only human, I'm just a man/woman
Help me believe in what I could be
And all that I am
Show me the stairway I have to climb
Lord for my sake, help me to take
One day at a time

One day at a time sweet Jesus
That's all I'm askin' of you
Just give me the strength
To do every day what I have to do
Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine
Lord, help me today, show me the way
One day at a time

Do you remember when you walked among men
Well Jesus you know
If you're lookin' below, it's worse now than then
Pushin' and shovin' crowdin' my mind
So for my sake, teach me to take
One day at a time

One day at a time sweet Jesus
That's all I'm askin' of you
Just give me the strength
To do every day what I have to do
Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine
Lord, help me today, show me the way
One day at a time

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          The challenge of fear?            Pastor David Range

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH I Cannot Tell+

1.I cannot tell why He, whom angels worship,
should set His love upon the sons of men,
Or why, as Shepherd, He should seek the wanderers,
To bring them back, they know not how or when.
But this I know, that He was born of Mary,
When Bethlehem’s manger was His only home.
And that He lived at Nazareth and labored,
And so the Savior, Savior of the world is come.

2. I cannot tell how silently He suffered,
As with His peace He graced this place of tears,
Or how His heart upon the Cross was broken,
The crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, He heals the broken-hearted,
And stays our sin, and calms our lurking fear,
And lifts the burden from the heavy laden,
For yet the Savior, Savior of the world, is here.

3. I cannot tell how He will win the nations,    
How He will claim His earthly heritage,
How satisfy the needs and aspirations
Of East and West, of sinner and of sage.
But this I know, all flesh shall see His glory,
And He shall reap the harvest He has sown,
And some glad day His sun shall shine in splendor
When He the Savior, Savior of the world, is known.

4. I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,
When, at His bidding, every storm is stilled,
Or who can say how great the jubilation
When ev’ry heart with perfect love is filled.
But this I know, the skies will thrill with rapture,
And myriad, myriad human voices sing,
And earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, will answer:
At last the Savior, Savior of the world, is King! 

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

 

 All are invited to Vacation Bible School

At Miramar United Methodist Church,
2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar

             Theme: Stellar Shine Jesus’ Light

Tuesday to Friday June 11-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Target group ages 4-13                                           
Cost to participants: $20 per week
Pay when you arrive on the first day

Participants are invited to wear your colored shirts on these days:
Tuesday- Red
Wednesday- Blue
Thursday- Purple
Friday- Green

                   

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