December 31, 2020 Watchnight

Pastor: David Range

Dear friends Happy (and Blessed) New Year!
We are glad you could join us for the Annual Watch Night service, we will conclude our service at the dot of midnight so you can celebrate in other ways, we usually enjoy some fellowship time with food, but this year we invite you to celebrate with food in your “bubble.”

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. I am told that if you subscribe to our service through youtube.com that you can set up reminders for the day before or 15 minutes before, whatever you like. 

We will, of course, keep the Twitter service the same as we have been doing since March. We are thankful for our www.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 10:00 a.m. service.)  Please email your prayer requests for uplifting on Sunday by sending them to miramarpastor@gmail.com

Remember Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom so children from both services can take part. You may contact Marvia Aitken at marviaaitken@hotmail.com or Pastor David at miramarpastor@gmail.com 

Our Prayer meeting is online on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and you may contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards for the link. 

Thanks to those who have signed on to e-giving. Special blessings on you  who have dropped by for a short visit, keeping social distance, or to drop off your gift in person or to pick up the Upper Room daily devotional guide.

The pre school has reopened but you should still come in by the south entrance because the north entrance from the parking lot has been sanitized and must be kept clean for the little children of the pre school. Please let friends with pre school aged children know that they can enroll the children in our pre school.

Looking forward to worshiping with you through the Holy Spirit. 
Grace and peace, Pastor David

 

Miramar United Methodist Church
Order of Worship
Watch Night
December 31, 2020 11:00 p.m. service

Call to Worship 

*Praise and Worship ccli #242496                                                               

Rejoice in the Lord Always
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.
Rejoice, rejoice…and again I say rejoice                        
Rejoice, rejoice…and again I say rejoice.
                           
Reach Out And Touch The Lord
Reach out and touch the Lord as He passes by
You’ll find He’s not too busy to hear your heart’s cry
He’s passing by this moment your needs to supply
Reach out and touch the Lord as He passes by

We are Standing on Holy Ground
We are standing on Holy ground
And I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise…Jesus now
We are standing in His presence on Holy ground

Sweet, Sweet Spirit
There’s a sweet, sweet spirit in this place
And I know that it’s the spirit of the Lord
There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know that it’s the presence of the Lord.
    
Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet Heavenly Dove
Stay right here with us, filling us with Your love
And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise
Without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived
When we shall leave this place. 

There are blessings you cannot receive
Till you know Him in His fullness and believe
You’re the one to profit when you say
I am going to walk with Jesus all the way.

Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet Heavenly Dove
Stay right here with us, filling us with Your love
And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise
Without a doubt we’ll know that we have been revived
When we shall leave this place.

Congregational Prayer of Confession and Assurance of Pardon  MHB 890 

Most merciful God, 
we confess that we have sinned against you 
in thought, word, and deed, 
by what we have done, 
and by what we have left undone. 
We have have not loved you with our whole heart; 
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. 
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. 
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, 
have mercy on us and forgive us; 
that we may delight in your will, 
and walk in your ways, 
to the glory of your name. Amen.

 
Almighty God have mercy on you, 
forgive all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
strengthen you in all goodness, 
and by the power of the Holy Spirit 
keep you in eternal life. Amen

*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.

3 Before the hills in order stood, 
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting thou art God, 
to endless years the same.

4 A thousand ages in thy sight 
are like an evening gone, 
short as the watch that ends the night 
before the rising sun.

5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 
bears all who breathe away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream 
dies at the opening day.

6 O God, our help in ages past, 
our hope for years to come,
be thou our guide while life shall last, 
and our eternal home.
WORDS: Isaac Watts, 1719 MUSIC: Attr. to William Croft, 1708; harm. by W. H. Monk, 1861 ccli #242496

Welcome 

Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14 

Children’s Time 

* Hymn Standing at the Portal        
1 Standing at the portal of the coming year,
Words of comfort meet us, hushing every fear,
Spoken through the silence by our Father’s voice,
Tender, strong and faithful, making us rejoice.   

Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day!
For His word shall never, Never pass away!

2 I, the Lord, am with thee, Be thou not afraid!
I will help and strengthen, Be thou not dismayed!
Yea, I will uphold thee With My own right hand;
Thou art called and chosen In My sight to stand.   

Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day!
For His word shall never, Never pass away!

3 For the year before us, O what rich supplies!
For the poor and needy, Living streams shall rise;
For the sad and sinful Shall, His grace abound,
For the faint and feeble Perfect strength be found.   

Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day!
For His word shall never, Never pass away!

4 He will never fail us, He will not forsake;
His eternal covenant, He will never break!
Resting on His promise, What have we to fear?
God is all-sufficient For the coming year.      

Onward, then, and fear not,
Children of the day!
For His word shall never, Never pass away!

WORDS: Frances Ridley Havergal, 1873. Pub­lished in Un­der the Sur­face, 1874, & Life Chords, 1880. MUSIC: St. Al­ban (Haydn) Franz J. Hay­dn, 1775  ccli #242496   
                      
Reception of Tithes and Offerings

Doxology

Prayer Hymn 690  The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended
1 The day thou gavest us, Lord, is ended; 
the darkness falls at thy behest;
To thee our morning hymns ascended;
Thy praise shall hallow now our rest.

2 We thank thee that thy church, unsleeping
while earth rolls onward into light,
through all the world her watch is keeping,
and rests not now by day or night.

3 As o’er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
the voice of prayer is never silent,
nor die the strains of praise away.

4 So be it, Lord; thy throne shall never,
like earth’s proud empires, pass away.
Thy kingdom stands and grows forever,
Till all thy creatures own thy sway.
WORDS: John Ellerton, 1870 MUSC: Clement Cottevill Scholefield, 1874 ccli #242496

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

Hymn 102 Now Thank We All Our God
1 Now thank we all our God,
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom this world rejoices;
who from our mothers' arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

2 O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
and keep us still in grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
in this world and the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son, and him who reigns
with them in highest heaven
the one eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore. 
WORDS:Martin Rinkart, 1663; tran. by Catherine Winkworth, 1858 MUSIC: Johan Cruger, 1647; harm. by Felix Mendelsohn, 1840 ccli #242496

Sermon             Be a child of God                   Pastor David Range
                                                                                           
*Hymn of Commitment 374  Standing on the Promises
1 Standing on the promises of Christ, my King,
Through eternal ages let his praises ring;
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God
.

2 Standing on the promises that cannot fail.
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
by the living Word of God I shall prevail,
standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

3 Standing on the promises of Christ, the Lord,
bound to him eternally by love's strong cord,
overcoming daily with the Spirit's sword,
standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

4 Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
listening every moment to the Spirit's call,
resting in my Savior as my all in all,
standing on the promises of God. 

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God, my Savior;
Standing, standing,

I'm standing on the promises of God.
WORDS: R. Kelso Carter, 1886 MUSIC: R. Kelso Carter, 1886 ccli #242496

Hymns that may be sung if we have time before we sing “We shall overcome”

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, through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

2 Oh, 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, through 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 through 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, through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he hath done.
WORDS: Fanny J. Crosbie, 1875 MUSIC: William H. Doanne, 1875 ccli #242496

Hymn 73 O Worship the King 
1 O worship the King all-glorious above,
O gratefully sing God’s power and God’s love:
our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

2 O tell of God’s might, O sing of God’s grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space,
Whose chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and dark is God’s path on the wings of the storm.

3 The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, thy power hath founded of old;
Hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it hath cast, like a mantle , the sea.

4 Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
and sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

5 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
in thee do we trust, nor find  thee to fail.
Thy mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!
WORDS: Robert Grant, 1833 MUSIC: Attr. To Johann Michael Haydn; arr. By William Gardiner, 1815 ccli #242496

Hymn 61 Come Thou Almighty King 
1 Come, thou Almighty King,
help us thy name to sing,
help us to praise!
Father, all glorious,
o'er all victorious,
come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days!

2 Come, thou incarnate Word,
gird on thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend!
Come and thy people bless,
And give thy word success;
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend!

3 Come, Holy Comforter,
thy sacred witness bear
in this glad hour.
Thou who almighty art,
now rule in every heart,
and ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of power!

4 To thee, great One in Three,
eternal praises be,
hence, evermore.
Thy sovereign majesty
may we in glory see,
and to eternity
love and adore!
WORDS: Anon. MUSIC: Felice de Giardini, 1769 ccli #242496

Hymn 64 Holy, Holy, Holy! 
1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

4 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessed trinity!
WORDS: Reginald Heber, 1826 MUSIC: John B. Dykes, 1861 ccli #242496

*Hymn of Sending Forth 533  We Shall Overcome
1 We shall overcome, we shall overcome,
we shall overcome someday!

Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
we shall overcome someday!

2 We’ll walk hand in hand, we’ll walk hand in hand 
We’ll walk hand in hand some day!

Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
we shall overcome someday!

3 We shall all be free, we shall all be free
We shall all be free some day!

Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
we shall overcome someday!

4 We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace, 
We shall live in peace some day!

Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
we shall overcome someday!

5 The Lord will see us through, the Lord will see us through
The Lord will see us through some day!

Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
we shall overcome someday!

Words: Afro-American spiritual MUSIC: Afro-America spiritual; adapt. By William Farley Smith, 1986 ccli #242496

Benediction and Postlude (please hold your hands up to heaven)  

 
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