April 9, 2023 Easter

Pastor: David range

April 9, 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
April 9, 2023 
8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services
Easter

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

CALL TO WORSHIP    

Hymn 302 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

1. Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens and earth reply, Alleluia!

2. Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!

Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

3. Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where’s the victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!

4. Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

5. Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia! 

6. King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1739 MUSIC: Lyra Davidica, 1708

OPENING PRAYER  

*PRAISE AND WORSHIP

Enter into Jerusalem
Enter into Jerusalem, let us go to God’s house,
With the healthy and the sick, with the worker and the weak,
Let us go to God’s house
Enter into Jerusalem, let us go to God’s house,
Come and run with the wind with the God who reigns in peace, 
let us go to God’s house.

We go celebrate, we go celebrate, we go celebrate, O Israel!
Praise the name of the Lord on high, praise God’s name in song.
Praise the Lord with a heavenly song, with a heavenly song, 
with a heavenly song, praise the Lord! 

Enter into Jerusalem, mek we walk a-down there,
With the young and the old, with the little and the large, 
mek we walk a-down there.
Enter into Jerusalem, mek we walk a-down there,
Come and sway to the breeze with the God who reigns in peace, 
mek we walk a-down there.

We go celebrate, we go celebrate, we go celebrate, O Israel!
Praise the name of the Lord on high, praise God’s name in song.
Praise the Lord with a heavenly song, with a heavenly song, 
with a heavenly song, praise the Lord! 

Enter into Jerusalem, let us go to God’s house,
With your papa and your mama, with your uncle and your aunt, 
let us go to God’s house.
Enter into Jerusalem, let us go to God’s house,
Come and run and catch the breeze, with the God who reigns in peace, 
let us go to God’s house

We go celebrate, we go celebrate, we go celebrate, O Israel!
Praise the name of the Lord on high, praise God’s name in song.
Praise the Lord with a heavenly song, with a heavenly song, 
with a heavenly song, praise the Lord!

Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know Who Jesus is
Everybody ought to know Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know Who Jesus is

He’s the lily of the valley
He’s the bright and morning star
He’s the fairest of ten thousand
Everybody ought to know
             
Everybody ought to know Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know Who Jesus is

Precious lamb of glory
Precious Lamb of glory, love’s most wondrous story.
Heart of God’s redemption of man; worship the Lamb,
glorify the Lamb, worship the Lamb of glory.  

He is here, hallelujah, he is here, amen
He is here, Hallelujah! He is here, Amen!
He is here, Holy, Holy, I will bless His name again
He is here, listen closely, hear Him calling out your name
He is here, you can touch Him, you will never be the same.

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

MONDAY: Choir 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY: Farm Share Food Truck unloading at about 10:30 a.m. Picnic Committee 7:30

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

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

THURSDAY: Choir practice at 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: United Women in Faith invites all women to “SOUL Care”, a sacred retreat experience. There will be a bus with 20 seats available and the round-trip fare s $25.00 per person.  Please contact sisters Marvia for bus registration and Gwen for assistance with the Soul Care registration. 
See the flyer at the end of the bulletin for more information.

NEXT SUNDAY: One joint service at 10:00 a.m. for the Easter Cantata

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 the United Women in Faith have their Yard Sale from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please contact sisters Ola Duhaney at 954 305 2501 or Vicky Weller at 954 494 8414 for further information. Also see flyer at the end of the bulletin.

Sunday, April 23 worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 30 one joint worship service at 10:00 a.m. for the fifth Sunday of the month.

Jamaica 5-K Run & Walk, Saturday May 6, starting at 7:00 a.m. at Miramar Regional Park. Early registration is $35 until March 31. See details on flyer at the end of the bulletin.

Summer Camp July 3 to 8 is available for those going into 4th grade to 12th grade. Pastor David can drive the bus but parents and their youth need to register online at  https://wwumccc.org/programs/classic-camps/
and talk to Pastor David about the three tiers of pricing for the camp this year.

We need help with the Tech Team! If you are open to receive training in how to bring online the YouTube and Twitter platforms, or be willing to run the PowerPoint, please talk to Pastor David.

Donna Simms was on Cloud 9 after the April 26 service honoring her 50 years of service to the church as musician and choir director. Please use the envelopes in the pews, or any marked envelope, to give a gift to Donna or to write her a note of thanks.

Upper Room daily devotionals for May & June are now available. Please pick one up from the back table. Suggested contribution: $1.00

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 John 20:1-9

CHILDREN’S TIME 

*HYMN 322 Up from the Grave He Arose+ 

1 Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior, 
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord! 
Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o'er his foes; 
he arose a victor from the dark domain, 
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. 
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

2 Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior, 
vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord! 
Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o'er his foes; 
he arose a victor from the dark domain, 
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. 
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

3 Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior; 
he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord! 
Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o'er his foes; 
he arose a victor from the dark domain, 
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. 
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

WORDS: Robert Lowry, 1874 MUSIC: Robert Lowry, 1874

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

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 

1 Jesus loves me! this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong; they are weak, but he is strong. 
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

2 Jesus loves me, this I know, as he loved so long ago,
taking children on his knee, saying, "Let them come to me.“
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

3 Jesus loves me still today, walking with me on my way,
wanting as a friend to give, light and love to all who live.
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

WORDS: St. 1 Anna B. Warner, 1860; Sts. 2-3 David Rutherford MacGuire MUSIC: William B. Bradbury, 1862

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

PRAYER HYMN 308 Thine Be the Glory+

1 Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son;
Endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.

2 Lo! Jesus meets thee, risen from the tomb;
lovingly he greets thee, scatters fear and gloom.
Let the church with gladness hymns of triumph sing, 
For our Lord now liveth; death has lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.

3 No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life!
Life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife.
Make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love;
Bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.

WORDS: Edmond L. Budry, 1904; trans. By R. Birch Hoyle, 1923 MUSIC: Harmonia Sacra, ca. 1753; arr. 
from G. F. Handel, 1747

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          What is your Reality Map?          Pastor David Range

You are invited come forward for a time of individual 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

Songs may continue as needed …

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 310 He Lives+

I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today;
I know that He is living, whatever foes may say.
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him, He's always near.

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way,
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart

2 In all the world around me I see His loving care,
And though my heart grows weary, I never will despair.
I know that He is leading through all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing will come at last.

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way,
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart

3 Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find;
None other is so loving, so good and kind.

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way,
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart

WORDS: Alfred H. Ackley, 1933 MUSIC: Alfred H. Ackley, 1933

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 

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