January 16, 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!

January 16, 2022

8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services  

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

CALL TO WORSHIP     

*HYMN 519 Lift Every Voice and Sing+

1 Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies of liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise high as the listening skies,
let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us;
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.

2 Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,
felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet
come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered.
We have come, treading our path thru the blood of the slaughtered,
out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

3 God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
thou who hast by thy might led us into the light,
keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee;
lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee;
shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand,
true to our God, true to our native land.

WORDS: James Weldon Johnson, 1921 MUSIC: J. Rosamond Johnson, 1921 

PRAYER

*PRAISE AND WORSHIP  

What A Mighty God We Serve
What a mighty God we serve
What a mighty God we serve
Angels bow before him
Heaven and earth adore him
What a mighty God we serve

Great Is The Lord
Great is the Lord, He is holy and just;
By His power we trust in His love
Great is the Lord, He is faithful and true,
By His mercy He proves He is love.

Great is the Lord and worthy of glory!
Great is the Lord and worthy of praise.
Great is the Lord; now lift up your voice,
Now lift up your voice
Great ….. is the Lord! Great ….. is the Lord! 

Great are you Lord and worthy of glory!
Great are you Lord and worthy of praise.
Great are You, Lord, I lift up my voice,
I lift up my voice
Great….. are You, Lord! Great….. are You, Lord!

God Is So Good
1. God is so good, God is so good
God is so good, He’s so good to me.

2. He saved my soul, He saved my soul,                    
He saved my soul, and He made me whole!

3. I praise His name, I praise His name,                     
I praise His name, He’s so good to me!

I Love You Lord
I love you Lord, and I lift my voice, to worship you, oh my soul rejoice
Take joy my King…in what you hear, 
may it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.  
 
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES 
 

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  
Church Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study online at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Pastor David at miramarpastor@gmail.com for the link.

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.

SATURDAY January 22 at 8:30 a.m. United Methodist Women Prayer service. This will be held ONLINE ONLY

On Saturday Feb. 12 from 4 to 5:30 Pastor David will start 10 weeks of confirmation classes leading to full membership. The dates and topics are
Feb. 12—God, Sin & Grace, Feb. 19—Jesus Christ: Our Savior, 
Feb. 26—The Gift of the Spirit, March 5--Worship & Word, 
March 12—The Body of Christ in Action, March 19—Our United Methodist Heritage, March 26--United Methodists Believe, 
April 2--Claim the Name, April 9--Our Church and others, Final Words and Service, April 26—make up class if needed. 
These are planned to be in the Fellowship Hall with social distancing and other covid protocols.

Sunday, Feb. 13 after each morning service there will be New Member Sessions for those who are confirmed and who would like to more fully engage in the life of this church and become members. You need to only attend once in the pastor’s office and each session is usually about an hour long when old and new members share about how they found the church, a little about our backgrounds and our hopes for our Christian walk. 
On a Sunday after the New Member Session and the Confirmation Classes there will be a public recognition and the right hand of fellowship given to each person joining the church.

Bold Justice dates: 
Further research committees February 8, March 15.
Rally Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. 
Nehemiah Action Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. 
Justice Ministry Celebration Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Thanks to all who have brought in their “end of year” gift envelopes! Please pick up your new offering envelope packets or join e-giving on miramarumc.org

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

Please stand for the gospel according to John 2:1-11

CHILDREN’S TIME 

*HYMN 413 A Charge to Keep I Have+ 

A charge to keep I have, a God to glorify,
a never-dying soul to save, and fit it for the sky.

2. To serve the present age, my calling to fulfill;
O may it all my powers engage, to do my Master's will!

3. Arm me with jealous care, as in thy sight to live,
and oh, thy servant, Lord, prepare a strict account to give!

4. Help me to watch and pray, and on thyself rely,
assured, if I my trust betray, I shall forever die.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1762 MUSIC: Lowell Mason, 1832 

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 BOLD Justice
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 intro section before the Order of Service.

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 mailto:miramarpastor@gmail.com)

PRAYER HYMN 352 It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord+ 

It’s me,    it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer
It’s me, (it’s me), it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer

1 Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s me, O Lord, 
standing in the need of prayer. 
Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s me, O Lord, 
standing in the need of prayer.

It’s me, (it’s me), it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer
It’s me, (it’s me), it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer

2 Not the preacher, not the deacon, but it’s me, O Lord, 
standing in the need of prayer
Not the preacher, not the deacon, but it’s me, O Lord, 
standing in the need of prayer

It’s me, (it’s me), it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer
It’s me, (it’s me), it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer

3. Not my father, not my mother, but it’s me, O Lord
standing in the need of prayer
Not my father, not my mother, but it’s me, O Lord
standing in the need of prayer

It’s me, (it’s me), it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer
It’s me, (it’s me), it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer 

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

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: Celebrating together that a new world is coming

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 593 Here I Am, Lord (I, the Lord of Sea and Sky)+        

1 I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

2 I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people's pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

3 I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

WORDS: Dan Schutte, 1981 MUSIC: Dan Schutte, 1981; adapt. by Carlton R. Young, 1988

BENEDICTION 
+All music under ccli #24249      
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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
EMAIL ADDRESS
jamaicahi5k@gmail.com

CONTACT PERSON
Eddy Edwards

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

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