June 7, 2020

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church
Order of Worship
June 7, 2020 8:30 and 11:00 am services

Call to worship

*Hymn 101 From All That Dwell
1 From all that dwell below the skies,
Let the Creator's praise arise;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung
Through every land by every tongue.

2 Eternal are Thy mercies Lord;
Eternal truth attends Thy Word;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore
Till suns shall rise and set no more.

3 Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring,
In songs of praise divinely sing;
The great salvation loud proclaim,
And shout for joy the Savior’s name.

4 In every land begin the song;
To every land the strains belong;
In cheerful sounds all voices raise,
And fill the world with loudest praise.
WORDS: Sts. 1-2, Isaac Watts; sts. 3-4, anon., ca. 1781. MUSIC: John Hatton, 1793. ccli #242496

Prayer

*Praise and Worship ccli #242496

We Bring The Sacrifice Of Praise
We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord
We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord
And we offer up to you the sacrifices of thanksgiving
And we offer up to you the sacrifices of joy.

He is Exalted
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high, I will praise.. him
He is exalted, forever exalted and I…will…praise…his…name
He is the Lord…and forever his truth shall reign
Heaven and earth…rejoice in his holy name
He is exalted, the King is exalted on high!

Step By Step
O God….you are my God
And I will ever praise You
O God….you are my God
And I will ever praise You
I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step you’ll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

His Name Is Wonderful
His name is wonderful
His name is wonderful
His name is wonderful
Jesus my Lord
He is the mighty King
Master of everything
His name is wonderful
Jesus my Lord
He’s the great Shepherd
The rock of all ages
Almighty God is He
Fall down before Him
Love and adore Him
His name is wonderful
Jesus my Lord

Welcome
For our meet and greet time please participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by calling or texting or FaceTiming or otherwise communicating with someone and sharing the love of God with them. Please prepare the elements of communion for later in this service.

You are invited to join in the Wednesday Bible Study now on GoToMeeting from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Write to miramarpastor@gmail.com to get the links to participate.

We plan to host another food distribution on Thursday at about 9:00 a.m.

Please continue to worship with us online each Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at www.MiramarUMC.org and click on the Twitter icon.

The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide for May and June is available now. Please stop by.

Please stand for the gospel of John 4:1-26

Children’s Time

*Hymn 399 Take My Life and Let it Be
1 Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise.
Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

2 Take my voice and let me sing
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee.
Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as thou shalt choose.

3 Take my will and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.
WORDS: Frances R. Havergal, 1873 MUSIC: Louis J. F. Herold, 1839; arr. by George Kingsly, 1839 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, at 954-495-6104. Thanks to all who signed up for this last week and earlier.

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 this service, we will be here 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. Consider tithing on the stimulus check when you get it.

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 130 God Will Take Care of You
1 Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
God will take care of you;
Beneath His wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.
God will take care of you,
Through every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

2 Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
God will take care of you;
When dangers fierce your path assail,
God will take care of you.
God will take care of you,
Through every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

3 All you may need He will provide,
God will take care of you;
Nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you.
God will take care of you,
Through every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

4 No matter what may be the test,
God will take care of you;
Lean, weary one, upon His breast,
God will take care of you.
God will take care of you,
Through every day, o’er all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.
WORDS: Civilla D. Martin, 1904 MUSIC: W. Stillman Martin, 1905. Ccli #242496

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Let us share together The 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 Talking with Jesus: how to change a life and a world

Hymn of Preparation 504 The Old Rugged Cross
1 On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and I love that old cross where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.

2 O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
has a wondrous attraction for me;
for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.

3 In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
a wondrous beauty I see,
for 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
to pardon and sanctify me.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.

4 To the old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
then he'll call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I'll share.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown.
WORDS: George Bernard, 1913, MUSIC: George Bennard, 1913

Communion

Great Thanksgiving
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

You are true to who You are and reveal to us the glories of your presence.
You are a God of love, who speaks against oppression and injustice.
You are a God of grace, who asks us to forgive those who are blind to their privilege, even as You invite the world to learn from You.
You are the Creator God, who weaves the beauty of diversity into something fresh and new, the garment of understanding and wonder.
You call us to follow You out of the familiar and comfortable, and to live by faith: Calling upon Your holy name, and trusting in the power of Your grace. You invite us to be like Jonah and preach Your word in Nineveh, bringing salvation to our historical oppressors.

You move our hearts to say with Ruth; “Wherever you live, that is where I will now live. You will be family. Your God will be mine. I will even die for you, and be buried next to you.”
Because You show Your mercy to every nation and people upon the earth; because You speak every language and delight in every culture; we join in your praise with all the earth.
Because You have embraced people from every continent, have walked with all of our ancestors, continuing to hear Your praise even in forgotten languages that are sung continually around Your throne; we join in their endless praise, saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed are they who come in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

You are holy and Jesus is Immanuel, God with us.
Leaving all that was familiar in heaven, Jesus was born into the people and culture of Israel.
Jesus was taught the language and the traditions of his family.
Jesus worshiped in the Temple in Jerusalem.
Jesus came first to the lost sheep of Israel, people of his race, people of his culture.
Jesus also shared Your grace with Roman oppressors, who lynched his people.
Jesus entered into deep theological discussions with a Samaritan woman, breaking cultural taboos and stereotypes.
Jesus responded to the needs of a Syro-Phoenician woman, going against the deeply ingrained prejudices that his society had taught him.
Jesus realized that You, O God, love the world so much that You wanted everyone to believe, even if it meant personal sacrifice.
When culture dictated that the least important was to wash feet, Jesus broke with social convention, left the seat of honor, took off his robe, and with a towel and basin in his hands, knelt and washed the feet of the one who would betray him; washed the feet of the one who would deny him not once but three times; and the feet of those who would desert him to save their own lives.
Jesus invites us to do the same.
As an expression of culture, Jesus took the bread and remembered the historical struggles of his people, and shared it with everyone, saying:

“Take, eat, this is my body given for you.”

As an expression of culture, Jesus took the cup and remembered the historical struggles of his people, and shared it with everyone, saying:

“Drink with me all of you, for this is my blood poured out as a witness
to the Divine Covenant of forgiveness with you and the whole world.”

Out of specific culture Jesus works cross-culturally to bring salvation to the whole world.
Jesus came not just to save his own people but all peoples.
Jesus came not just to save his own economic class but those of any class.
We have testified that this mystery of salvation found in Jesus Christ is for all, when we say:

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

Cross-cultural Dancer, Wind of Change use these simple gifts of bread and wine to become for us the body and blood of Christ, source of Your transforming power.
Cross-cultural Dancer, Wind of Change use the simple gift of our lives, our culture, our faithfulness, and our dreams to become for the world, the church: the authentic body and devoted bride of Christ, source of Your transforming power.
Cross-cultural Dancer, Wind of Change be with all those called to cross the social boundaries of race and culture to boldly go where only Your grace could send them.
Give them the courage to accept Your challenge to pick up their cross and follow You.
Use their faithfulness to set the captives free, to restore sight to the blind, to liberate the oppressed, and to share the good news of the availability of your grace to all.
Be blessed by the presence of Christ.
Be blessed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Be blessed by the creativity of The Divine Inspiration, who will continually receive all our glory, thanks and praise.
Amen.
Written by the Rev. Mike Johnson, Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church

Please invite others to share in this meal with you if you can do so safely, and serve each other if possible as you partake of the elements of communion in the quietness of your home as we pray to be in touch with God’s Spirit together.

*Hymn of sending forth 400 Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
1 Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
mount of thy redeeming love.

2 Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I'm come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed his precious blood.

3 O to grace how great a debtor
daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it;
seal it for thy courts above.
WORDS: Robert Robinson, 1758; MUSIC: Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, 1813 ccli #242496

Benediction (please raise your hands to heaven)

Below are public service announcements from the City of Miramar from the city website. If you do not live in Miramar please check the website of your own city and you may be surprised at the aid that is offered during this difficult time.

Miramar EMERGENCY RENT AND UTILITIES ASSISTANCE
Emergency Rent and Utilities Assistance is available to eligible residents who are impacted by COVID-19. 

  • Payment of past due rent, utilities bills and past due fees up to three months
  • Maximum grant of $7,000 
  • No repayment 
  • Payment made to landlord or utility company 
  • Income must be at or below 80% area’s median Income

Phone: 954-431-7866 Ext:110 or Phone: 954-602-3265
Now accepting applications for past due rent, late utility bills, late fees.

Also if you are age 59 or younger and in crisis you may call 954 889 2719 to apply for $550 for crisis payments for utilities, rent. “Miramar Assisting Seniors in the Homes” can also be accessed at this number for those age 60 plus for this benefit. This is also the number for those applying for “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program” which has a maximum benefit of $2,000 per year and is coordinated through the Family Success Center.

Also you may call Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida at 954 431 7866, option 3 for up to $4,500 rental security deposit for those moving into a new housing unit. At this number you may also receive Foreclosure Prevention Counseling.

COVID walk up testing is open 7 days a week at the Vernon Hargray Youth Enrichment Center, 7000 Miramar Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make sure you turn in you Census Form!

Technology Boot Camp is open for free from June 29 to July 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you may register online at www.fvi.edu/summerbootcamp/ or call 954 613 2300

Summer Meals Distribution

  • On Tuesday, June 9th, Broward County Public Schools will begin its Summer Meals program at 49 school sites throughout the District. The list of schools is available here.
  • Grab-and-go meal service will be open from 10 AM – 1 PM. Tuesdays, providing children 18 years and younger, and adults who accompany them, with meals for one week.
  • Adults may receive meals for children who are not present by providing identification for the children. Adults wishing to receive meals must be present. Please, review the list of locations below (and attached) as some food distribution locations have changed. Meals can be accessed by walking up or driving up to the designated location on campus.
  • The sites include 6 Miramar schools, which are listed in the attachment.

The BCPS Virtual Call Center Will Continue to be Open During the Summer (June 11 – August 6, 2020)

  • The Virtual Call Center (VCC) will continue to be available during the summer break. This will assist with the demand for laptops, hotspots, and technical support as students engage in the District’s summer learning programs, in addition to programming with BCPS partner organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Additionally, BCPS will continue to provide physical technical support from six schools during the summer: Coconut Creek High School, Flanagan High School, McArthur High School, Nova High School, Plantation High School and Sunrise Middle School. The physical support sites will continue with appointments only, as assigned through the VCC. The schedule for the physical technology support sites will be Mondays through Wednesdays from 8 AM to 1 PM, and will provide break/fix services and replace broken devices as supplies permit. We will not be able to provide devices to students who did not receive a device prior to summer break.
  • AT&T hotspots will be exchanged for Sprint devices at the physical technical support sites by making an appointment through the VCC.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Memorial Health System mobile services are coming to the Miramar Multi-Service Complex.

Services will be available:
June 8 – 19, 2020 | 9 AM – 4 PM
6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023

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