August 7, 2022

Pastor: David Range

August 7, 2022

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship

August 7, 2022 

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services

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


*HYMN 89 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

1 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

2 All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heaven reflect thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise;
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in thee.

3 Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,
Well-spring of the joy of living, ocean-depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

4 Mortals, join the mighty chorus, which the morning stars began;
Love divine is reigning o’er us, binding all within its span.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife;
Joyful music leads us sunward n the triumph song of life.

WORDS: Henry Van Dyke, 1907; st. 4 alt. 1989 MUSIC: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824; arr. by Edward Hodges, 1864



Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
He is worthy to be praised and adored;
So we lift up holy hands in one accord,
Singing “Blessed be the name, 
blessed be the name, 
blessed be the name of the Lord”

Closer Than a Brother 
Closer than a brother my Jesus is to me
He’s my dearest friend in everything I need
He’s my rock, my shield and hiding place
Closer than a brother Jesus is to me

I Love That Man from Galilee
I love that man from Galilee
For He has done so very much for me
He has taken all my sins, placed the Holy Ghost within,
I love that man, that man from Galilee.

Learning To Lean

Learning to lean…learning to lean

I’m learning to lean on Jesus

Finding more power 

Than I’ve ever seen

I’m learning to lean on Jesus

Lamb Of Glory

Precious Lamb of glory, 
loves most wondrous story
heart of God’s redemption of man
Worship the lamb, glorify the Lamb
Worship the Lamb of glory


Birthdays and Anniversaries

TODAY: United Methodist Men meets at 12:30 p.m.

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

THURSDAY: NO Food distribution this week.
NEXT SUNDAY: Services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 

The Clunie family is asking the church family to keep praying for them as they mark the ninth year of the passing of their loved one, Lars Clunie.

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 Luke 12:35-41


Hymn 144  This Is My Father’s World+

1 This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; His hand the wonders wrought.

2 This is my Father's world: the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker's praise.
This is my Father's world: He shines in all that's fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me everywhere.

3 This is my Father's world. O let me ne'er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father's world: Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! God reigns; let earth be glad! 

WORDS: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901 MUSIC: trad. English melody; adapt. by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915 

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 Good Samaritan Fund 
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to Apportionments

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 175 Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee+

1 Jesus, the very thought of thee  with sweetness fills the breast; 
but sweeter far thy face to see, and in thy presence rest.

2 O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek, 
to those who fall, how kind thou art! How good to those who seek!

3 But what to those who find? Ah this, nor tongue nor pen can show; 
the love of Jesus, what it is, none but his loved ones know.

4 Jesus, our only joy be thou, as thou our prize wilt be; 
Jesus, be thou our glory now, and through eternity. 

WORDS: Attr. to Bernard de Clairvaux, 12th cent.; trans. by Edward Caswall, 1849 MUSIC: John B. Dykes, 1866


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     Be Prepared       Pastor David Range


1 I come with joy to meet my Lord, forgiven, loved and free,
in awe and wonder to recall his life laid down for me,
his life laid down for me.

2 I come with Christians far and near to find, as all are fed,
the new community of love in Christ's communion bread,
in Christ's communion bread.

3 As Christ breaks bread and bids us share, each proud division ends.
The love that made us makes us one, and strangers now are friends,
and strangers now are friends.

4 And thus with joy we meet our Lord. His presence, always near,
is in such friendship better known; we see and praise him here,
we see and praise him here.

5 Together met, together bound, we'll go our different ways,
and as his people in the world, we'll live and speak his praise,
we'll live and speak his praise.

WORDS: Brian Wren, 1968 MUSIC: The Southern Harmony 1835; harm. By Charles H. Webb, 1987


The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

And so, with your people on earth, and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn: 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made  with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving, as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here and online, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet. 

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.

Hymns to be sung while Communion is being served.

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.

Hymn 357 Just As I Am

1. Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

5. Just as I am, thou wilt receive, wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

The Spirit Song  

Oh let the Son of God enfold you 
with His spirit and His love,                        
Let Him fill your heart and satisfy your soul;        
O let Him have the things that hold you, 
and His Spirit like a dove                                        
Will descend upon your life and make you whole.

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs 
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs

O come and sing this song with gladness                                                                                              as your hearts are filled with joy.                                                                                                     Lift your hands in sweet surrender to His name.  
O give Him all your tears and sadness;                                                                                          give Him all your years of pain,                                                                                                             and you’ll enter into life in Jesus’ name.

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs 
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs

Hymn 354 I Surrender All

1. All to Jesus I surrender; all to him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily live.

I surrender all, I surrender all, all to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

3. All to Jesus I surrender; make me, Savior, wholly thine;
let me feel the Holy Spirit, truly know that thou art mine.

I surrender all, I surrender all, all to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

Something Beautiful         

Something beautiful, something good, all my confusion, He understood.
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife,
but He made something beautiful of my life.

Something beautiful, something good, all my confusion, He understood.
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife,
but He made something beautiful of my life.

Hymn 189 Fairest Lord Jesus

1 Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,                                                                                              O thou of God and man the Son,                                                                                                        Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,                                                                                          Thou, my soul's glory, joy, and crown.

4 Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!                                                                                    Son of God and Son of Man!                                                                                                           Glory and honor, praise, adoration,                                                                                                   now and forevermore be thine.

Hymn 117 O God, Our Help In Ages Past

1. O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, 
our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.

2. Under the shadow of thy throne, still may we dwell secure; 
sufficient is Thine arm alone, and our defense is sure.

Hymn 528 Nearer My God to Thee

1 Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,                                                                                            still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to thee;                                                                            nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

2 Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,                                                                              darkness be over me, my rest a stone;                                                                                                  yet in my dreams I'd be, nearer, my God, to thee;    
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Hymn 529 How Firm a Foundation

1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

3. “When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

Hymn 145 Morning Has Broken

1. Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning,                                                                                  praise for them springing fresh from the Word.

3. Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day.

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 701 When We All Get to Heaven+

Sing the wondrous love of Jesus; sing his mercy and his grace.         
In the mansions bright and blessed he'll prepare for us a place.      
When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be! 
When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!

2 While we walk the pilgrim pathway, clouds will overspread the sky;    
but when traveling days are over, not a shadow, not a sigh.           
When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be! 
When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!

3 Let us then be true and faithful, trusting, serving every day;         
just one glimpse of him in glory will the toils of life repay.        
When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be! 
When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!

4 Onward to the prize before us! Soon his beauty we'll behold;    
soon the pearly gates will open; we shall tread the streets of gold. 
When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be! 
When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!

WORDS: Eliza E. Hewitt, 1898 MUSIC: Emily D. Wilson, 1898

+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