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December 11, 2022

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
December 11, 2022 
8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

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

CALL TO WORSHIP    

Hymn 211 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

1 O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,
that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

2 O come, thou Wisdom from on high, and order all things far and nigh;
to us the path of knowledge show and cause us in her ways to go.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

3 O come, O come, great Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai's height
in ancient times once gave the law in cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

4 O come, thou Root of Jesse's tree, an ensign of thy people be;
Before thee rulers silent fall; all peoples on thy mercy call. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

WORDS: 9th cent. Latin; trans. st. 1, 3, 5ab, 6cd, 7ab The Hymnal, 1940; st. 2, Henry Sloane Coffin, 1916 st. 4, 5cd, 6ab, 7cd, Laurence Hull Stookey, 1986 MUSIC: 15th cent. French; arr. and harm. by Thomas Helmore, 1854 

OPENING PRAYER  

*PRAISE AND WORSHIP

I Will Celebrate
I
will celebrate, sing to the Lord,
I will sing to Him a new song. 
I will celebrate, sing to the Lord,
I will sing to Him a new song.
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song.
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, 
Halle…. Hallelujah.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, 
Halle….Hallelujah

Thy Loving Kindness
Thy loving kindness is better than life
Thy loving kindness is better than life   
My lips shall praise Thee, thus will I bless Thee
I will lift up my hands unto Thy name.
I lift my hands, Lord, unto Thy name 
I lift my hands, Lord, unto Thy name  
My lips shall praise Thee, thus will I bless Thee
I will lift up my hands unto Thy name.

Bless The Name Of Jesus
Bless the name of Jesus, Praise the name of Jesus,  
Sing unto the King of Israel. 
Bless the name of Jesus, Praise the name of Jesus,   
Sing unto the King of Israel. 
And I sing glory, glory,     
Glory to His name forever glory, glory, glory to His name

We’ll Call Him Jesus
We’ll call him Jesus, the name the angels whispered
We’ll call him Jesus, came from heaven to be our friend
We’ll call him Jesus, the sweetest name in all the world
We’ll call him Jesus, he’ll save us from our sin
       

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: Max Chambers invites you to the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Recognition. Reception 2-3 p.m., Awards Ceremony 3-4 p.m., Dinner 4-5 p.m. Please see flyer at end of bulletin for details.

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

MONDAY: Admin/Church Council at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall

TUESDAY: Choir practice at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: NO Food Distribution this week.

THURSDAY: Preschool Christmas Musical 5:00 p.m. 

THURSDAY: Choir 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SUNDAY: Fourth Sunday in Advent. One joint service at 10:00 a.m. for the presentation of the Cantata, Emmanuel Shall Come

NEXT SUNDAY: One joint service at 10:00 a.m. for the presentation of the Cantata, Emmanuel Shall Come

SATURDAY, December 24 Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, December 25 Christmas Day services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

December 26 to 29 church building closed for termite tenting

SATURDAY, December 31 Max Chambers hosts an Early New Year’s Eve for the children from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with the Ball Drop countdown beginning at 4:50. There will be inflatables, big slide, bungie bounce, face painting, popcorn, ice cream, with a DJ. Get your photo taken with your favorite Superhero or Disney Princess. The event will take place at the Miramar Regional Park Baseball Field, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar 33027, for more info call 954-602-3157

SATURDAY, December 31 Watch Night service at 11:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, January 1 Covenant services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

There are envelopes marked “Staff Christmas Gift” in the pew pockets and on the tables. Please give as you are able towards a gift for the Administrative Assistant, Custodian, Treasurer, Church Musician and Choir Director.

The Church Council has made it optional to wear a mask in the sanctuary for worship. Please follow your conscience as you are led.

The preschool needs toys for their annual toy drive. Toys must be new, unwrapped, for boys and girls from ages 2-11. Every child will take home a gift on Thursday Dec. 15, the day of the Christmas program. If you want to come the 5:00 p.m. program please buy your $10 ticket in advance from the preschool office.

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 11:1-19

CHILDREN’S TIME 

*HYMN 246 Joy To The World+ 

1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

2 Joy to the world, the Savior reigns!
Let all their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

3 No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as the curse is found.

4 He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders, wonders of his love.

WORDS: Isaac Watts, 1719 MUSIC: Arr. from G. F. Handel, 1741, by Lowell Mason, 1848 

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 Apportionments
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to Women in Distress

As we draw near to the close of the year, please remember in your end of the year giving the church in your contributions so that we can not only pay all our bills and increase our mission but also so that we can reduce the time it will take to pay off our mortgage by contributing to the “mortgage principal reduction.” Thank you for your faithfulness.

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 168 At The Name Of Jesus+

1 At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him King of glory now.
'Tis the Father's pleasure we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning was the mighty Word.

2 Humbled for a season, to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious, when from death he passed.

3 Bore it up triumphant with its human light,
Through all ranks of creatures to the central height,
To the throne of God-head, to the Father’s breast;
Filled it with the glory of that perfect rest.

4 In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true.
Crown him as your Captain in temptation's hour:
let his will enfold you in its light and power.

WORDS: Caroline M. Noel, 1870 MUSIC: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 
1925
      

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      Now Wait for It… Expectantly            Pastor David Range

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 211 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel+

5 O come, thou Key of David, come and open wide our heavenly home.
The captives from their prison free, and conquer death’s deep misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

6 O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thy justice here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

7 O come, Desire of nations bind all peoples in one heart and mind.
From dust thou brought us forth to life; deliver us from earthly strife.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

WORDS: 9th cent. Latin; trans. st. 1, 3, 5ab, 6cd, 7ab The Hymnal, 1940; st. 2, Henry Sloane Coffin, 1916 st. 4, 5cd, 6ab, 7cd, Laurence Hull Stookey, 1986 MUSIC: 15th cent. French; arr. and harm. by Thomas Helmore, 1854 

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, Florida 33023
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