July 21, 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 
July 21, 2024 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services 

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

CALL TO WORSHIP                

*HYMN 98 To God Be the Glory+

1. To God be the glory, great things he hath done! 
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son, 
who yielded his life an atonement for sin, 
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! 
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, 
and give him the glory, great things he hath done! 

2. O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, 
to every believer the promise of God; 
the vilest offender who truly believes, 
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! 
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, 
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

3. Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, 
and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son; 
but purer, and higher, and greater will be 
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! 
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, 
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

WORDS: Fanny J. Crosby, 1875 MUSIC: William H. Doane 1875

PRAYER

*PRAISE AND WORSHIP     

Come Into His Presence
Come into His presence with thanksgiving in your heart
and give Him praise, and give Him praise.
Come into His presence with thanksgiving in your heart, 
your voices raise, your voices raise.
Give glory and honor and power unto Him,
Jesus, the name above all names.

I Will Enter His Gates

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter His courts with praise
I will say “this is the day that the Lord has made”
I will rejoice for He has made me glad

He has made me glad…..He has made me glad
I will rejoice for He has made me glad
He has made me glad…..He has made me glad
I will rejoice for He has made me glad

I Love You Lord
I love You, Lord and I lift my voice
To worship You O, my soul rejoice!
Take joy my King in what You hear
Let it be A sweet, sweet sound in Your ear

In His Time
In his time, in his time, he makes all things beautiful in his time
Lord please show me every day, as you’re teaching me your way
that you do just what you say, in your time.

In your time, in your time, you make all things beautiful, in your time
Lord, my life to you I bring, may each song I have to sing
be to you a lovely thing, in your time.

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.

SATURDAY: Food distribution 10:00 a.m.

NEXT SUNDAY: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. Pastor Appreciation Committee meeting after the 11:00 a.m. service

The United Women in Faith invites you to join them on one or both of their getaways: Saturday, August 24, 2024 and November 15 to 18, 2024.
Please see flyer at the end of the bulletin for details

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 BOLD Justice 
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to Apportionments

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 Matthew 18:15-20 

CHILDREN’S TIME          

*HYMN 163 Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know+ 

1 Ask ye what great thing I know, that delights and stirs me so?
What the high reward I win? Whose the name I glory in?
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.
 
2 Who defeats my fiercest foes? Who consoles my saddest woes?
Who revives my fainting heart, healing all its hidden smart?
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

3 Who is life in life to me? Who the death of death will be?
Who will place me on His right, with the countless hosts of light?
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.
 
4 This is that great thing I know; this delights and stirs me so:
faith in Him who died to save, Him who triumphed o'er the grave:
Jesus Christ, the Crucified.

WORDS: Johann C. Schwedler, 1741; trans. by Benjamin H. Kennedy, 1863 MUSIC: H. A. Cesar Malan, 1827; harm. by Lowell Mason, 1841

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 BOLD Justice
  Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to Apportionment

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

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


PRAYER HYMN 378 Amazing Grace+

1. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
was blind, but now I see.

2. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed.

3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

4. The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be,
as long as life endures. 

5. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
a life of joy and peace.

6. When we've been there ten thousand years,
bright shining as the sun,
we've no less days to sing God's praise
than when we first begun.

WORDS: John Newton; st 6 anon. MUSIC: 19th cent. USA melody; harm. by Edwin O. Excell

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        Let Us Meet In The Middle     SPRC Chair, Sister Vinessa Edwards

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 568 Christ for the World We Sing +

1 Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with loving zeal;
the poor, and them that mourn,
the faint and overborne,
sinsick and sorrow-worn,
whom Christ doth heal.

2. Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with fervent prayer;
the wayward and the lost,
by restless passions tossed,
redeemed at countless cost,
from dark despair.

3 Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with one accord;
with us the work to share,
with us reproach to dare,
with us the cross to bear,
for Christ our Lord.

4 Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with joyful song;
the newborn souls, whose days,
reclaimed from error's ways,
inspired with hope and praise,
to Christ belong.

WORDS: Samuel Wolcott, 1813-1886 MUSIC: Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796

BENEDICTION
All music under ccli #24249

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