March 29, 2020

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church
Order of Worship 
for online live streamed service
March 29, 2020 10:00 am service
Fifth Sunday in Lent

Call to worship 

*Hymn 89 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee     
1. Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee,
Opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!

2. All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
Earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee,
Center of unbroken praise:
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Call us to rejoice in Thee.

3. Thou art giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Well-spring of the joy of living,
Ocean-depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother,
All who live in love are Thine:
Teach us how to love each other,
Lift us to the joy divine.

4. Mortals, join the mighty chorus,
Which the morning stars began;
Love divine is reigning o’er us,
Binding all within its span.
Ever singing march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us sunward
In the triumph song of life.

Prayer

*Praise and worship
          
Down In My Heart

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my     
heart, down in my heart, down in my heart,
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart, 
Down in my heart to stay.
And I’m so happy, so very happy, 
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I’m so happy, so very happy, 
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart

2. I’ve got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus, 
down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart.
I’ve got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus, down in my heart, down in my heart to stay.
And I’m so happy, so very happy, 
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I’m so happy, so very happy, 
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart

3. I’ve got the peace that passeth understanding, 
down in my heart, down in my heart, down in my heart,
I’ve got the peace that passeth understanding, down in my heart, down in my heart to stay.
And I’m so happy, so very happy, 
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I’m so happy, so very happy, 
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

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 You all the days of my life.
     Teach me Your holy ways, oh Lord, 
      So I can walk in Your truth.
    Teach me Your Holy ways, oh 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 You all the days of my life.
     Open my eyes so I can see
     The wonderful things You do.
     Open my heart up more and more
    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 You all the days of my life.

Into My Heart
Into my heart…into my heart
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus into my heart
Come in today, come in to stay
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus

Welcome 
Next week our services will be online again at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Prepare for our first virtual holy communion service by having some bread and wine or juice ready at your house for that portion of the service. For more information see the end of this service.

For our meet and greet time how about if you participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by texting a loved one and telling them “God loves you and so do I.”

Psalm 46 (hymnal page 780, please read words in bold)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though it waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
There is a river whose streams makes glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city which shall not be moved; God will help it at the dawn of the day.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; God’s voice resounds, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Come, behold the works of the Lord, who has wrought desolations in the earth;
who makes wars cease to the end of the earth, breaks the bow, shatters the spear, and burns the shields with fire!
“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Please stand for the gospel of John 11:33-36

Children’s Time

*Hymn 147 All Things Bright and Beautiful    
Refrain: All things bright and beautiful, 
all creatures great and small, 
all things wise and wonderful: 
the Lord God made them all. 

1. Each little flower that opens, 
each little bird that sings, 
God made their glowing colors, 
and made their tiny wings. (Refrain) 

2. The purple-headed mountains, 
the river running by, 
the sunset and the morning 
that brightens up the sky. (Refrain) 

3. The cold wind in the winter, 
the pleasant summer sun, 
the ripe fruits in the garden: 
God made them every one. (Refrain) 

4. God gave us eyes to see them, 
and lips that we might tell 
how great is God Almighty, 
who has made all things well. (Refrain)

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) 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.

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 service finishes. We trust God will keep us strong.

Also, hopefully this Sunday for the first time, we have the option of giving by text. Details to follow.

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 or text 954-495-6104)
 
Prayer Hymn 298 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross   
1 When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
save in the death of Christ, my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them through his blood

3 See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

4 Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were a present far too small.
Love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all. 

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

May we pray together:

For the sick and infected: God, heal and help. Sustain bodies and spirits. Contain the spread of infection. Lord, hear our prayer
2. For our vulnerable populations: God, protect our elderly and those suffering from chronic disease. Provide for the poor, especially the uninsured. Lord, hear our prayer
3. For the young and the strong: God, give them the necessary caution to keep them from unwittingly spreading this disease. Inspire them to help. Lord, hear our prayer
4. For our local, state, and federal governments: God, help our elected officials as they allocate the necessary resources for combatting this pandemic. Help them to provide more tests. Lord, hear our prayer
5. For our scientific community, leading the charge to understand the disease and communicate its gravity: God, give them knowledge, wisdom, and a persuasive voice. Lord, hear our prayer
6. For the media, committed to providing up-to-date information: God, help them to communicate with appropriate seriousness without causing panic. Lord, hear our prayer
7. For consumers of media, looking to be well-informed: God, help us find the most helpful local information to equip us to be good neighbors. Keep us from anxiety and panic, and enable us to implement the recommended strategies, even at a cost to ourselves. Lord, hear our prayer
8. For those with mental health challenges who feel isolated, anxious, and helpless: God, provide them every necessary support. Lord, hear our prayer
9. For the homeless, unable to practice the protocols of social distancing in the shelter system: Protect them from disease, and provide isolation shelters in every city. Lord, hear our prayer
10. For international travelers stuck in foreign countries: God, help them return home safely and quickly. Lord, hear our prayer
11. For Christian missionaries throughout the world, especially in areas with high rates of infection: God, provide them with words of hope, and equip them to love and serve those around them. Lord, hear our prayer
12. For workers in a variety of industries facing layoffs and financial hardship: God, keep them from panic, and inspire your church to generously support them. Lord, hear our prayer
13. For families with young children at home for the foreseeable future: God, help mothers and fathers to partner together creatively for the care and flourishing of their children. For single mothers and fathers, grow their networks of support. Lord, hear our prayer
14. For parents who cannot stay home from work but must find care for their children: God, present them with creative solutions. Lord, hear our prayer
15. For those in need of regular therapies and treatments that must now be postponed: God, help them to stay patient and positive. Lord, hear our prayer

We lift our other concerns…

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 in 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 A Very Present Help In Time

*Hymn of sending forth 98 To God Be the Glory      
1 To God be the glory, great things he has done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life gate that we may go in.
Refrain:
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father thro' Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory, great things he has done!

2 O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To ev'ry believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus forgiveness receives. (Refrain)

3 Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. (Refrain)

Benediction (please hold hands up to heaven in prayer)

 
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