February 27, 2022

Pastor: David Range

We are back in the sanctuary and you are invited to join us!

The Twitter icon is back on the restored miramarumc.org website

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.

Celebrating 61 years!

February 27, 2022

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services   

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


*HYMN 185 When Morning Gilds the Skies+

1. When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries:
May Jesus Christ be praised! 
Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

2. The night becomes as day when from the heart we say:
May Jesus Christ be praised!  
The powers of darkness fear when this sweet chant they hear:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

3. Let all the earth around ring joyous with the sound:
May Jesus Christ be praised!   
In heaven’s eternal bliss the loveliest strain is this:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

4. Be this, while life is mine, my canticle divine: 
May Jesus Christ be praised!  
Be this th’eternal song through all the ages long:
May Jesus Christ be praised!

WORDS: Katholisches Gesangbuch, ca. 1744; sts. 1,2,4 trans. by Edward Caswell, 1854; st. 3 by Robert S Bridges, 1899 MUSIC: Joseph Barnby, 1868



It Is The Cry Of My Heart
It is the cry of my heart to follow you 
It is the cry of my heart to be close to you
It is the cry of my heart to follow
All of the days of my life

Teach me your holy ways O Lord
So I can walk in your truth
Teach me your holy ways O Lord
and make me wholly devoted to you

It is the cry of my heart to follow you 
It is the cry of my heart to be close to you
It is the cry of my heart to follow
All of the days of my life

We Will Glorify
We will glorify the King of Kings, we will glorify the Lamb
We will glorify the Lord of Lords, who is the Great I Am                        

Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty, we will bow before His throne             
We will worship Him in righteousness, we will worship Him alone

Hallelujah to the King of kings, hallelujah to the Lamb
Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords, who is the great I Am.

Great is Your Mercy
Great is your mercy toward me, your love and kindness toward me
Your tender mercy I see, day after day
Forever faithful toward me, you’re always providing for me
Great is your mercy toward me, great is you grace

Come, Now is the Time to Worship
Come….now is the time to wor-ship                                 
Come….now is the time to give.. your.. heart                       
Come….just as you are to wor-ship       
Come….just as you are before.. your.. God

One day ev-‘ry tongue will confess you are God                
One day ev-‘ry knee will bow. 
Still, the greatest treasure remains for those who glad-ly choose you now

Come….now is the time to wor-ship                                 
Come….now is the time to give.. your.. heart                       
Come….just as you are to wor-ship       
Come….just as you are before.. your.. God … Come   


We are glad you could join us in-person in the sanctuary or online. Please reach out to someone and greet them with the love of Christ. We ask that for greeting that you look into someone’s eyes, nod and say, “the peace of the Lord be with you” or some other greeting. Please keep touching to a minimum.  

Please continue to worship with us online or in person at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. except for the 5th Sunday of the month or special occasions when we have just one service at 10:00 a.m. 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! 

TODAY: Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. online with Marvia Aitken and friends. Please contact Marvia for the link at marviaaitken@hotmail.com  

TODAY: Preceded at 7-7:25 by Eula Fahie-Romero speaking on Heart Awareness,   Church Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m. 

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

WEDNESDAY: Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. in person or online. You are invited to begin the season of lent with the application of ashes.

THURSDAY: Food distribution starts between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. You are invited to bring packing boxes for volunteers to put food in.

FRIDAY: The United Methodist Men is hosting a Prayer Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in coordination with the World Day of Prayer. The congregation is invited to join the UMM in the sanctuary or online through our Twitter or YouTube platforms. 

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

NEXT SUNDAY 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. Please prepare the Communion elements if you are sharing at home. Also we will be welcoming New Members on this Sunday.

Bold Justice dates: 
Rally Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sanctuary Church, 1400 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Those wishing to leave by car from our church parking lot please tell your Team Leader you would like a seat in one of the cars driving, we are leaving our church parking lot by 6:30 p.m. Research committee March 15.
Nehemiah Action Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Charles Dodge Center, Pembroke Pines. If you need transport to the Charles Dodge Center, please let your Team Leader know.
Justice Ministry Celebration Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. 

New Member Session after each service on Sunday, March 20. Please speak with the pastor if you would like to join the church or come on that day.

SATURDAY March 26 from 11-3:00 p.m. all children are invited to the Easter Egg Hunt at Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave. Davie 33328. The congregation is invited to bring candies to the church on Sundays or to the church office during the week to support the children.

Upper Room Daily Devotional guides are available now for March and April

For the Sharing of the Spirit, remain seated and wave, nod and smile at your neighbor.

Please stand for the gospel according to Luke 9:28-36


*HYMN 206 I Want to Walk As A Child of the Light+ 

I want to walk as a child of the light.
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world.
The star of my life is Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

2. I want to see the brightness of God.
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear Sun of Righteousness, shine on my path,
and show me the way to the Father.

In him there is no darkness at all.
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God.
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

3. I’m looking for the coming of Christ.
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run with patience the race,
we shall know the joy of Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all;
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God;
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

WORDS: Kathleen Thomerson, 1966 MUSIC: Kathleen Thomerson, 1966

RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS 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 Good Samaritan Fund

Prayer of Dedication

One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering. Instructions for giving online, by check or text are in the intro section before 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 mailto:miramarpastor@gmail.com)

PRAYER HYMN 173 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies+ 

1 Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ, the true, the only light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise, triumph o'er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near; Daystar, in my heart appear.

 2. Dark and cheerless is the morn unaccompanied by thee;
joyless is the day's return, till thy mercy's beams I see;
till they inward light impart, cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

3. Visit then this soul of mine; pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
fill me, Radiancy divine; scatter all my unbelief;
more and more thyself display, shining to the perfect day.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1740  MUSIC: J.G. Werner’s Choralbuch, 1815; harm. by William H Havergal, 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   Pastor David Range

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 193 Jesus! the Name High Over All+        

1 Jesus! the name high over all, in hell or earth or sky; 
angels and mortals prostrate fall, and devils fear and fly.

2 Jesus! the name to sinners dear, the Name to sinners given; 
it scatters all their guilty fear, it turns their hell to heaven. 

3 O that the world might taste and see the riches of His grace! 
The arms of love that compass me would all the world embrace.

4 Thee I shall constantly proclaim, though earth and hell oppose;
bold to confess thy glorious name before a world of foes.

5 His only righteousness I show, His saving truth proclaim; 
'tis all my business here below to cry, "Behold the Lamb!"

6 Happy, if with my latest breath I may but gasp his name, 
preach Him to all, and cry in death, "Behold, behold the Lamb!" 

WORDS: Charles Wesley 1749 MUSIC: Johann Cruger, 1647


+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 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 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 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 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. 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


For further information contact

Eddy Edwards

Or contact Allison Feurtado at 954 483 3792, asimonefeurtado@hotmail.com