March 22, 2020

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship for online video service

March 22, 2020 8:30 and 11:00 am services

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Call to worship

*Hymn 378 Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,

That saved a wretch; like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

2

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!

3

The Lord hath promised good to me,

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be

As long as life endures.

4

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we first begun.

Prayer

*Praise and worship

REAL, REAL REAL

REAL, REAL, REAL….CHRIST SO REAL TO ME

I LOVE HIM..CAUSE HE GAVE ME THE VIC-TO-RY

MANY PEOPLE DOUBT HIM…BUT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

HIM

THAT IS WHY I LOVE HIM SO

HE’S SO REAL TO ME…(A-REAL, A-REAL, A-REAL)

Closer than a brother

Closer than a brother my Jesus is to me

He’s my dearest friend, He’s everything I need

He’s my rock, my shield, and hiding place Closer than a brother Jesus is to me.

 

I’M GONNA WALK THE STREETS OF GLORY

I’m gonna walk the streets of glory by and by

I’m gonna walk the streets of glory by and by

I’m gonna walk the streets of glory

I’m gonna sing redemption’s story

I,m gonna walk the streets of glory by and by

 

TOUCHING JESUS

TOUCHING JESUS IS ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS

AND YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO TOUCH HIM

JUST BELIEVE WHEN YOU CALL ON HIS NAME.

 

LEARNING TO LEAN

LEARNING TO LEAN…LEARNING TO LEAN

I’M LEARNING TO LEAN ON JESUS

FINDING MORE POWER THAN I’VE EVER SEEN

I’M LEARNING TO LEAN ON JESUS

Welcome

Please stand for the gospel of John 9:1-41

Children’s Time

*Hymn Tell Me the Stories of Jesus 277

1 Tell me the stories of Jesus

I love to hear;

Things I would ask Him to tell me

If He were here:

Scenes by the wayside,

Tales of the sea,

Stories of Jesus,

Tell them to me.

 

2 First let me hear how the children

Stood 'round His knee,

And I shall fancy His blessing Resting on me;

Words full of kindness,

Deeds full of grace,

All in the love light

Of Jesus' face.

 

3 Into the city I'd follow,

The children’s band

Waving a branch of the palm tree

High in my hand;

One of His heralds,

Yes, I would sing

Loudest hosannas,

"Jesus is King!"

Reception of Tithes and Offerings

Online giving is available through our website www.MiramarUMC.org (go to the home page and see on the right in the block entitled “Contact Us” and see at the bottom the blue “Donate Online” and click on this for instructions. If you need help call the church office at 954-989-4711 or me, your pastor, at 954-495-6104) or you can 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 or 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! We trust God will keep us strong

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

Prayer Hymn Are Ye Able 530

1 "Are ye able," said the Master,

"To be crucified with me?"

"Yea," the sturdy dreamers answered,

"To the death we follow Thee."

Refrain:

Lord, we are able. Our spirits are Thine.

Remold them, make us, like Thee, divine.

Thy guiding radiance above us shall be

a beacon to God, to love, and loyalty.

 

2 Are ye able to remember,

When a thief lifts up his eyes,

That his pardoned soul is worthy

Of a place in paradise? [Refrain]

 

3 Are ye able when the shadows

Close around you with the sod,

To believe that spirit triumphs,

To commend your soul to God? [Refrain]

 

4 Are ye able? Still the Master

Whispers down eternity,

And heroic spirits answer,

Now as then in Galilee. (Refrain)

 

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Prayer concerns for today, please email Pastor David at miramarpastor@gmail.com

Please remember the family and friends of Pam McFarlane who passed away Monday, March 16, peacefully at home surrounded by family.

 

May we prayer together the words in bold italics (prayer by Rev. Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia):

Jesus, we see you healing the leper (Matthew 8:1-4).

Hear our prayer

For the quarantined

The stranded

The vulnerable

Those feeling isolated

And those being treated as diseased outcasts

End the prejudice and mistreatment

Make us one in you

Lord, hear our prayer

 

Jesus, we hear the Centurion and see you healing the paralyzed servant (Matthew 8:5-13). Hear our prayer

For those feeling paralyzed

by fear

by uncertainty

by the markets

For business owners and all unable to work

For students and educators as schools close

For congregations unable to gather

Lord, hear our prayer

 

Jesus, hear our prayer

For those, like the Centurion, risking much to help others

Medical professionals and researchers

Health Departments, the CDC, and the WHO

Cleaning crews

First responders

Those who work in assisted living facilities and nursing homes

Like the Centurion, grant us all great faith

And the strength to ask for help

Lord, hear our prayer

 

Jesus, we see you healing Peter’s mother-in-law, bedridden with a fever (Matthew 8:14-17). Hear our prayer

For equal access to testing and treatment

For virus carriers and authorities to make wise choices

For an end to this pandemic

Heal all who are sick with the virus and those who will become sick

Raise them from their sickbeds to bless their homes and communities

Lord, hear our prayer

 

Jesus, we see you crossing to the other side to heal the Gadarene Demoniacs (Matthew 8:28-34).

Deliver us from evil, Jesus

End its destructive influence

Turn the hearts of all who use this pandemic for selfish gain

Deliver us from panic, Jesus

Help all who are struggling with their mental health

All who’s souls are screaming

We welcome your presence and peace

Lord, hear our prayer

 

Jesus, we see you calm the storm (Matthew 8:23-27)

The situation is beyond us, Jesus

It feels out of control and dangerous

We are swamped

We are perishing

Save us, Jesus

The waves of news and need overwhelm us

But not you

You calm the storm

You bring good out of this great need

You hear our prayer

Glory to your Holy Name. (by Rev. Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia)

 

We continue in prayer as we lift up our requests sent in…

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name;

Thy kingdom come;

Thy will be done

in earth, as it is in heaven:

Give us this day our daily bread;

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those that 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 “You have a story to tell”

 

*Hymn 672 God be with you till we meet again

1 God be with you till we meet again,

By His counsels guide, uphold you,

With His sheep securely fold you,

God be with you till we meet again.

 

Refrain

Till we meet, till we meet,

Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;

Till we meet, till we meet,

God be with you till we meet again.

 

2 God be with you till we meet again,

’Neath His wings securely hide you,

Daily manna still provide you,

God be with you till we meet again. [Refrain]

 

3 God be with you till we meet again,

When life’s perils thick confound you,

Put His arms unfailing round you,

God be with you till we meet again. [Refrain]

 

4 God be with you till we meet again,

Keep love’s banner floating o’er you,

Smite death’s threatening wave before you,

God be with you till we meet again. [Refrain]

 

Benediction and Postlude (please hold hands up to heaven in prayer)

 

Please email Pastor David any pastoral concerns or thoughts about the service miramarpastor@gmail.com or, at a different time from this worship service, text him at 954-495-6104, or contact the church office at mirumeth@gmail.com or call 954-989-4711.

 

Prayer concerns from last week:

Pam McFarlane, Dorothy Brown, Fay Harley, all going through the virus and for it to be eradicated, love, peace, empathy, compassion, harmony, joy for the elements of nature, the sun, moon, water and more, Judith & Grace as they remember husband & father Doug at the second anniversary of his passing, the health of the world, family of Stella Browne at her passing, Pam, Dexter, Joan, Sharon, Curtis, June, Cherry, Brian, Michelle Hawkins, Dorothy Marsh, June’s mom, Dilly, Ermine Yarde in ICU, thanks for blessings, Rolla Shick, Dorothy Grey-Roye’s brother as he travels back to London, Doreen Campbell as she comes back home from London, Alicia’s Dad with cancer, Roseanna, Ruby, all schools, the family and friends of Donna’s neighbor Pete as she found him passed away, Eula joyful in soccer team doing well, Kamla Hodgson and other health care workers who may come in contact with patients who have the virus, Kawaine Codner and others who travel for business, Kimone whose co-worker was sent home and all those in quarantine, for those at home to use this time to center and be in prayer and to listen for God, to take time to talk to children, to teach gentleness, joy in that the Upper Room reading from Isaiah 26 (read it all) was so appropriate to remind us to give up worry and when overwhelmed to seek peace, to remember in these moments to always be prepared to die, for families with children at home that they may take care, thanksgiving the Grandma Hyacinth is in hospital instead of in rehab, for Silvia and her boss Natalia who is having surgery.

Binge this… many news shows are giving ideas for what to do since we cannot go out that much. They are saying to binge this movie or TV show or book (good!) but what about binging on prayer, or these other lenten ideas from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation?

Pray for God’s guidance in every aspect of your life, encourage someone with a thank you note, commit to a time for daily devotion, pray for the leaders of the country, world in your city, commit to a new healthy habit or quit an unhealthy old habit, pray for people who are sick, say something nice to each person in your place of work or family (even if it is not in person) and then commit a part of each day to be without the phone or any other screen, say a prayer of gratitude for all you have, give a neighbor a hand, encourage someone doing a good deed and thank them, commit to learning something new about a country or culture, pray for the students and faculty of United Methodist an other schools, call a former teacher or current student and encourage them, turn off the car radio and see what new things you notice, commit to reading a book on spiritual growth, pray for forgiveness, pray for clergy and church leaders everywhere, pray for God’s glory to be seen by all.

 
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