February 19, 2023

Pastor: David Range

February 19, 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
February 19, 2023 
8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services

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


Hymn 327 Crown Him with Many Crowns

1 Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

2 Crown him the Lord of life, who triumphed o'er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife for those he came to save.
His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high,
who died, eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

3 Crown Him the Lord of peace, whose power a scepter sways
from pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end, and round His pierced feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown Him the Lord of love; behold his hands and side,
those wounds yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou hast died for me;
thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity. 

WORDS: Matthew Bridges, 1851, and Godfrey Thring, 1874 MUSIC: George J. Elvey, 1868



Lord, listen to your children praying 
Lord, listen to your children praying
Lord, send your spirit in this place
Lord, listen to your children praying
Send us love, send us pow’r, send us grace

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.

One More Step
1 One more step along the world I go, 
one more step along the world I go;
From the old things to the new, 
keep me traveling along with you;
And it’s from the old I travel to the new; 
keep me traveling along with you.

2 Round the corners of the world I turn, 
More and more about the world I learn;
All the new things that I see
You'll be looking at along with me.
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you

3 As I travel through the bad and good,
Keep me travelling the way I should.
Where I see no way to go,
You'll be telling me the way, I know.
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you

4 Give me courage when the world is rough,
Keep me loving though the world is tough;
Leap and sing in all I do,
Keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.

5 You are older than the world can be,
You are younger than the life in me;
Ever old and ever new,
Keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.

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


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

The United Women in Faith want to thank the congregation for their support of the sale last week, they turned a profit of $450. A special thank you to Sister Joyce Hemmans, who prepared all the baked goods and donated her time.
A special thank you to Brother Clinton Taylor, Miramar UMM who assisted by preparing the soup and donated his time.

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

TUESDAY: Pre-Ash Wednesday Gospel Spectacular in the Miramar Cultural Center, from 6 to 10 p.m. These events and more can be found on the City of Miramar web page. Please take part as you are able.

WEDNESDAY: Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. All are encouraged to come to this solemn service at the start of Lent and receive the mark of the ashes.

THURSDAY: NO Food Distribution this week.

THURSDAY: Choir 7:00 p.m. 

NEXT SUNDAY: Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. 

Funeral Arrangement for Dulchie Yates, who passed away January 26: 
Visitation Friday, February 24 at Fred Hunter’s Funeral home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Viewing in our church, Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Burial, and then Repast at Fred Hunters, Taft Street.

SATURDAY: Confirmation Class 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, March 3, Men’s Group Grilling Night at Al and Doreen Campbell’s house, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 4, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the Southeast District Training event will be held at Christ Church United Methodist, 4845 NE 25th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 33308. The Theme: Eliminating Racism Through Change: Being the Body of Christ. As the most diverse district in the conference, the South East District joins the Florida Conference on a journey toward becoming fully anti-racist. Our faithful future depends on eliminating racism in all its forms and creating a sense of belonging as we work together to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world. This event will help us to learn, listen, heal and act as faithful leaders in our churches and communities. All clergy, local church committee and ministry leaders, anti-racism task force members, and all those seeking to nurture and grow the beloved community are encouraged to attend. Coffee, registration, and fellowship begins at 8:00 a.m. with the worship service starting at 8:30. At 10:15 we have breakout sessions followed by lunch. At 12:50 there will be prayer and anointing and 1:00 p.m. will be the close.  Please see Pastor David, or Beth in the church office, if you would like the link to register online.

Also on March 4 the Youth Group is going to the District Youth Rally at the same location, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Let Deb Gavilan, Yolanda Pollard or Phyllis Abel know that you want to go!

BOLD Justice dates for your calendars: 
Rally Tuesday March 7 at 7:30 p.m. 
Nehemiah Action Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. 
Celebration Tuesday May 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Please see the end of the bulletin for information about the Youth & Family Services Programs  available to residents of the city of Miramar.

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 Matthew 17: 1-13


*HYMN 404 Every Time I Feel the Spirit+ 

Every time I feel the Spirit..movin’ in my heart I will pray
Yes every time I feel the Spirit..movin’ in my heart I will pray.

1 Upon the mountain, my Lord spoke,               
Out of his mouth came, fire and smoke.

All around me…looks so shine
Ask my Lord if all was mine
Every time I feel the Spirit..movin’ in my heart I will pray
Yes every time I feel the Spirit..movin’ in my heart I will pray.

2. Jordan river runs right cold,
Chills the body, not the soul.
Ain’t but one train on this track,
Runs to heaven and right back.
Every time I feel the Spirit..movin’ in my heart I will pray
Yes every time I feel the Spirit..movin’ in my heart I will pray.  

WORDS: Afro-American spiritual MUSIC: Afro-American spiritual; adapt. and arr. by William Farley Smith, 1986

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 Women in Distress
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

Sunday School children go out to their classes 

“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, 
red or yellow, black or white, they are precious in his sight, 
Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

(please email miramarpastor@gmail.com)

PRAYER HYMN 603 Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts Inspire+

1 Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire, let us thine influence prove; 
source of the old prophetic fire, fountain of life and love.

2 Come, Holy Ghost (for moved by thee the prophets wrote and spoke), unlock the truth, thyself the key, unseal the sacred book.

3 Expand thy wings, celestial Dove, brood o'er our nature's night; 
on our disordered spirits move, and let there now be light.

4 God, through the Spirit we shall know if thou within us shine,                 
and sound, with all thy saints below, the depths of love divine.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1740 MUSIC: Est’s Whole Book of Psalmes, 1592: harm. from Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861


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                    “Shining like the sun”            Pastor David Range

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 371 I Stand Amazed in the Presence+

1 I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,
and wonder how he could love me, a sinner, condemned, unclean.
How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Savior's love for me!  

2 For me it was in the garden he prayed: "Not my will, but thine."
He had no tears for his own griefs, but sweat-drops of blood for mine.  
How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Savior's love for me!  

3 In pity angels beheld him, and came from the world of light
to comfort him in the sorrows he bore for my soul that night.  
How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Savior's love for me!  

4 He took my sins and my sorrows, he made them his very own;
he bore the burden to Calvary, and suffered and died alone.
How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Savior's love for me!  

5 When with the ransomed in glory his face I at last shall see,
'twill be my joy through the ages to sing of his love for me. 
How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Savior's love for me!  

WORDS: Charles H. Gabriel, 1905 MUSIC: Charles H. Gabriel, 1905 ccli #242496

+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 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