December 27, 2020

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church
December 27, 2020
Order of Worship
    8:30 and 11:00 am services

Call to Worship 

*Hymn 224 Good Christian Friends Rejoice ccli #242496
1 Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
give ye heed to what we say:
News, news! Jesus Christ was born today!
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today,
Christ is born today!

2 Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now ye hear of endless bliss:
News, news! Jesus Christ was born for this!
He hath opened heaven's door,
and ye are blest forevermore.
Christ was born for this,
Christ was born for this!

3 Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
now ye need not fear the grave:
News, news! Jesus Christ was born to save!
Calls you one and calls you all
to gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save,
Christ was born to save! 
WORDS: 14th cent. Latin; trans. By John Mason Neale, 1855 MUSIC: German melody; harm. By Gary Alan Smith, 1988ccli #242496

Prayer

*Praise and Worship ccli #242496

How Great Is Our God
How great is our God, how great is his name
He’s the greatest God, forever the same
He rolled back the water from the mighty red sea,
He said I need you, won’t you trust in me.       

I Will Celebrate
I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord,
I will sing to him a new song 
I will celebrate, sing unto 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

He is  Here, Hallelujah
He is here, hallelujah
He is here………a-men
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                    

Into My Heart
Into my heart….into my heart
Come into my heart Lord Jesus
Come in today….come in to stay
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus

Welcome

For our meet and greet time please participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by calling or texting or otherwise communicating with someone and sharing the love of God with them.
 
Today: Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. contact Marvia Aitken for the link. Youth Group at 4:00 p.m., Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards. See introductory page.
 
You are invited to join in the Wednesday Bible Study on GoToMeeting from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Write to miramarpastor@gmail.com to get the link to participate.
 
Food distribution on Wednesday between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. on the Utopia Drive side of the church
 
Please continue to worship with us online each Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at www.MiramarUMC.organd click on the Twitter icon or on youtube.com by putting Miramar UMC in the search bar.
 
Thursday, December 31 Watch Night service, 11:00 p.m.
 
Please pick up your 2021 Offering Envelopes this month so that

 we do not need to mail them out. Thank you for your faithfulness in giving. We are trying to be a church alive and thriving in the midst of covid restrictions!
 
Please stop by for The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide for January and February and a visit if you would like.
 
You may also pick up the Mission Wreath order form when you stop by. It is also included at the end of the bulletin. If you are able, you may print it, fill it out and drop it off by the church or use a form found on the foyer table..

Thanks to all who made a contribution to the Christmas gift for our music director, secretary and the custodian. 

Thanks to all who have brought in their “end of year” gift envelopes!

Please stand for the gospel according to Luke 2:21-40

Children’s Time 

*Hymn 229 Infant Holy
1 Infant holy, infant lowly,
for his bed a cattle stall;
oxen lowing, little knowing,
Christ the babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging angels singing,
Noels ringing, tidings bringing:
Christ the babe is Lord of all.

2 Flocks were sleeping; shepherds keeping
vigil till the morning new
saw the glory, heard the story,
tidings of a gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
praises voicing, greet the morrow:
Christ the babe was born for you.
WORDS: Polish carol; trans. By Edith M. G. Reed, 1925 MUSIC: Polish carol; arr. by Edith M. G. Reed, 1926; harm. By Austin C. Lovelace, 1964 ccli # 242496

Reception of Tithes and Offerings  
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 or call Pastor David. Thanks to all who have signed up for this. The regular tithes and offerings of the church are a great source of blessing.
 
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. 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 services, someone will be in the church for one hour after the worship finishes. We trust God will keep us strong.
 
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.
 
Or you can drop by with your gift during the week. Please call ahead if you would like to come at a time not listed in the introduction.
 
Prayer for God to bless our gifts
 
One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering.
 
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 221 In the Bleak Midwinter
1 In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, 
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; 
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, 
in the bleak midwinter, long ago.

2 Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain; 
heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign. 
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed 
the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ. 

3 Angels and archangels may have gathered there, 
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air; 
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss, 
worshiped the beloved with a kiss. 

4 What can I give him, poor as I am? 
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; 
if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; 
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.
WORDS: Christina G. Rossetti, 1872; MUSIC: Gustav Holst, 1906 ccli # 242496

Pastoral prayer and 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: “It’s all in the presentation”

*Hymn of sending forth 209 Blessed Be the God of Israel
(tune of “O Jesus, I Have Promised”)
Blessed be the God of Israel, 
who comes to set us free;
who visits and redeems us, 
who grants us liberty.
The prophets spoke of mercy, 
of freedom and release;
God shall fulfill the promise 
To bring our people peace.

2 Now from the house of David
a child of grace is given;
a Savior comes among us
to raise us up to heaven.
Before him goes the herald,
forerunner in the way,
the prophet of salvation,
the harbinger of day.

3 On prisoners of darkness
the sun begins to rise,
the dawning of forgiveness
upon the sinner’s eyes,
to guide the feet of pilgrims
along the paths of peace;
O bless our God and Savior
with songs that never cease!
WORDS: Michael Perry, 1973 MUSIC: Hal H. Hopson, 1963 ccli # 242496

Benediction (please raise hands toward heavens)
 
Go, Tell it on the Mountain 
Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere;
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

 

MISSION WREATH 
(you can print this or come to the church for an insert)

This donation is given by: _________________________________

In honor of: ___ in memory of: ____ to the glory of God: ____

Dedication: ___________________________________________________

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Red    $20 _____                Pink      $200 ____
                
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Amount Paid _____

Proceeds from our Mission Wreath this year will go to pay our dues to BOLD Justice, Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice. We are addressing solutions to mental illness and starting to work for a more fair criminal justice system. Let us light up the mission wreath for the greater good of all in Broward County! 

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