August 14, 2022

Pastor: David Range

August 14, 2022

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship

August 14, 2022 

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services

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


*HYMN 92  For the Beauty of the Earth

1 For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, 
for the love which from our birth over and around us lies. 
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. 

2 For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night, 
hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon, and stars of light; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

3 For the joy of ear and eye, for the heart and mind's delight, 
for the mystic harmony, linking sense to sound and sight; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

4 For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child, 
friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For thy church, that evermore lifteth holy hands above, 
offering up on every shore her pure sacrifice of love; 
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

6 For thyself, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given, 
for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy in heaven:  
Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

WORDS: Foliot S, Pierpoint, 1864 MUSIC: Conrad Kocher, 1838; arr. by W. H. Monk, 1861#242496oc



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.

Let The Redeemed
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. 
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. 
I’m redeemed, I’m redeemed, praise the Lord!

Step by Step
O God, You are my God and I will ever praise You                                 
O God, You are my God and I will ever praise You
I will seek You in the morning      
and I will learn to walk in Your ways    
and step by step You’ll lead me    
and I will follow You all of my days

I Sing Praises to Your Name
I sing praises to your name, O Lord, praises to your name, O Lord
For your name is great and greatly to be praised
I give glory to your name O Lord, glory to your name O Lord
For you name is great and greatly to be praised.

Make Me A Servant
Make me a servant… humble and meek
Lord, let me lift up those who are weak
And may the prayer of my heart always be
Make me a servant….make me a servant
Make me a servant today


Birthdays and Anniversaries

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

TUESDAY: Farm Share truck unloading at 2:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: Food distribution starts at 8:00 a.m..
NEXT SUNDAY: Services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 

Please keep our member Shirley Lindsay in your prayers as she and her family celebrate the life of her brother Ron Lindsay on Friday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home, 6301 Taft Street in Hollywood. We are invited to share in the service as we are able.

One of our church brothers really needs a good used car at a good price. Please let pastor know if you can help out in any way.

Oliver Samuels performs in the play Guilty and celebrates 50 years in the theatre, at Everglades High School and Coral Springs High School, September 3 & 4. 
NDTC performs at the Miramar Cultural Center, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. Please see flyers at the end of the bulletin and call Allison Feurtado at 954-483-3792 for more information and ticket information for these events

Upper Room Devotionals for September/October are now available.
Please pick one up as you leave the sanctuary

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 Acts 16:16-34


BAPTISMS (at the 11:00 a.m. service)

Brothers and Sisters in Christ; through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ’s holy Church.  We are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit. All this is God’s gift, offered to us without price.

Lauren Nathan Williams, Ace Owen Sterling, Asaiah Omar Sterling, Shaun Lucas McEachron, Theodore Rey McEachron, have been brought for baptism by their parents, family and godparents today.  We ask them to respond to these questions as a testimony to their faith, and I ask the congregation to pledge to help them in their task. 

To the family and godparents, I ask these questions:
On behalf of the whole Church, I ask you: Do you renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of your sin?  I do.

Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?  
I do.

Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior, put your whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as your Lord, in union with the Church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races?  I do.

Will you nurture these children in Christ’s holy Church, that by your teaching and example they may be guided to accept God’s grace for themselves, and profess their faith openly, and to lead Christian lives?  
I will.

Now to the congregation I ask:
Do you, as Christ’s body, the Church, reaffirm both your rejection of sin and your commitment to Christ?  We do.

Will you nurture one another in the Christian faith and life and include these persons and all the children in this church, in your care?

With God’s help we will proclaim the good news and live according to the example of Christ.  We will surround these persons with a community of love and forgiveness, that they may grow in their service to others.  We will pray for them, that they may be true disciples who walk in the way that leads to life.

Let us pray: Eternal Father: When nothing existed but chaos, you swept across the dark waters and brought forth light.  In the days of Noah you saved those on the ark through water.  After the flood you set in the clouds a rainbow.  When you saw your people as slaves in Egypt, you led them to freedom through the sea.  Their children you brought through the Jordan to the land which you promised.
In the fullness of time you sent Jesus, nurtured in the water of a womb.  He was baptized by John and anointed by your Spirit.  He called his disciples to share in the baptism of his death and resurrection and to make disciples of all nations.

Pour out your Holy Spirit, to bless this gift of water and these children who receive it, to wash away their sins and clothe them in righteousness throughout their lives, that, dying and being raised with Christ, they may share in his final victory.

Bless the home of these children, give wisdom and affection to their parents, grant to the godparents understanding and guidance, and, most of all, build up the love which conquers all evil and instills the grace to lead a Christian life.  We ask in Jesus’ name.  

All praise to you, Eternal Father, through your Son Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns forever. Amen.

Lauren Nathan, Ace Owen, Asaiah Omar, Shaun Lucas, Theodore Rey, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

The Holy Spirit work within you, that being born through water and the Spirit, you may be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Now it is our joy to welcome our new brothers in Christ.

Through baptism you are incorporated by the Holy Spirit into God’s new creation and made to share in Christ’s royal priesthood.  We are all one in Christ Jesus.  With joy and thanksgiving, we welcome you as a member of the family of Christ.

Hymn 605  Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters+

1. Wash, O God, our sons and daughters,
Where your cleansing waters flow.
Number them among your people;
Bless as Christ blessed long ago.
Weave them garments bright and sparkling;
Compass them with love and light.
Fill, anoint them, send your Spirit,
Holy dove and heart’s delight.

2. We who bring them long for nurture;
By your milk may we be fed.
Let us join your feast, partaking
cup of blessing, living bread.
God, renew us, guide our footsteps;
Free from sin and all its snares,
one with Christ in living, dying,
By your Spirit, children, heirs.

3. O, how deep your holy wisdom!
Unimagined, all your ways!
To your name be glory, honor!
With our lives we worship, praise!
We your people stand before you,
water-washed and Spirit-born.
By your grace, our lives we offer.
Re-create us; God, transform!

WORDS: Ruth Duck, 1987 Music:Attr. To B. F. White, 1844; harm. By Ronald A. Nelson, 1978

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.

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

(please email

PRAYER HYMN 408 The Gift of Love+

1 Though I may speak with bravest fire, 
and have the gift to all inspire,
and have not love, my words are vain, 
as sounding brass, and hopeless gain.

2 Though I may give all I possess,
and striving so my love profess,
but not be given by love within,
the profit soon turns strangely thin.

3 Come, Spirit, come, our hearts control,
our spirits long to be made whole.
Let inward love guide every deed;
By this we worship, and are freed. 

WORDS: Hal Hopson, 1972 MUSIC: Trad. English melody; adapt. by Hal Hopson, 1972


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.

DUET       The Wonder of it All          Hu Fulford & Donna Simms  

SERMON     Baptized for Good       Pastor David Range

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 399 Take My Life, and Let It Be+

1 Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in endless praise,
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

2 Take my voice and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use every power as thou shalt choose.

3 Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.

WORDS: Frances R. Havergal, 1873 MUSIC: Louis J. F. Herold, 1839; arr. by George Kingsley, 1839

+All music under ccli #24249


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 by typing in the search bar: Miramar UMC and then you should see the service live streamed. If you subscribe to our service through 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 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 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.
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 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