March 6, 2022

Pastor: David Range

March 6, 2022

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

The Twitter icon is back on the restored 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!

March 6, 2022

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services   

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


*HYMN 61 Come, Thou Almighty King+

1 Come, thou Almighty King, help us thy name to sing,
help us to praise! Father, all glorious,
o'er all victorious, come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days!

2 Come, thou incarnate Word, gird on thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend! Come and thy people bless,
And give thy word success; Spirit of holiness,
On us descend!

3 Come, Holy Comforter, thy sacred witness bear
in this glad hour. Thou who almighty art,
now rule in every heart, and ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of power!

4 To thee, great One in Three, eternal praises be,
hence, evermore. Thy sovereign majesty
may we in glory see, and to eternity
love and adore!

WORDS: Anon. MUSIC: Felice de Giardini, 1769 



Days of Elijah
These are the days of Elijah, declaring the Word of the Lord
And these are the days of your servant, 
Moses, righteousness being restored                                             
And these are the days of great trial, of famine and darkness and sword
Still we are the voice in the desert, crying “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!”

Behold, he comes, riding on the clouds
Shining like the sun, at the trumpet call
Lift your voice, in the year of jubilee
For out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

These are the days of Ezekiel, the dry bones becoming as flesh
And these are the days of your servant, David rebuilding a temple of praise 
These are the days of the harvest, the fields are as white in the world
And we are the laborers in your vineyard, declaring the Word of the Lord.

Behold, he comes, riding on the clouds
Shining like the sun, at the trumpet call
Lift your voice, in the year of jubilee
For out of Zion's hill salvation comes.

Standing in the Need of Prayer
t’s me, it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer
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 O Lord, standing in the need of prayer
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 O Lord, standing in the need of prayer
It’s me, it’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer

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

I am the God that Healeth Thee
I am the God that healeth thee, I am the Lord, your healer.
I sent My Word and healed your disease, I am the Lord your healer.

You are the God that healeth me, you are the Lord my healer.
You sent your word and healed my disease, You are the Lord my healer.


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  

TODAY: Church Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m. 

TUESDAY: BOLD Justice Rally 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.

WEDNESDAY: Fast-breaking service at 12:00 noon. Bible Study online at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Pastor David at for the link.

THURSDAY: NO Food distribution this week.

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

Wednesday mornings during Lent we will have the fast-breaking services at 12:00 noon. On March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 and 13 you are invited to come to the sanctuary after fasting for as long or short a time as you like. We will share in a hymn, a prayer, a reading, a short message, and the breaking of bread in holy communion. The service should take no longer than 30 minutes. We strengthen each other in the community of the church in order to make the season of lent most impactful to our lives.

NEXT SUNDAY 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. The United Methodist Women conducts worship at both services.

Next week daylight savings time begins!

Bold Justice dates: 
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 4:1-13



Brothers and Sisters in Christ; through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ’s holy church.  We are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit.  All this is God’s gift, offered to us without price. Through the reaffirmation of our faith and by transfer, we renew the covenant declared at our baptism, acknowledge what God is doing for us, and affirm our commitment to Christ’s holy church.

We celebrate those who have answered the call of God to become members of this local church. 

These persons before you have come forward to declare they are followers of Jesus Christ and to reaffirm their faith and witness to God’s grace. They are ready to take on the responsibilities of full membership. We ask them to respond to these questions as a testimony to their faith, and I ask you, members of the congregation, to pledge to help them in this task. 

The questions for those becoming full members today:
On behalf of the whole Church, I ask you: Do you renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of your sin?  I do.

Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?  I do.

Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior, put your whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as your Lord, in union with the Church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races?  I do.

I ask you, as members of Christ’s universal church, will you be loyal to Christ through The United Methodist Church, and do all in your power to strengthen its ministries and as members of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness? I will.

Now of the congregation I ask:
Do you, as Christ’s body, the Church, reaffirm both your rejection of sin and your commitment to Christ?  We do.

Will you nurture one another in the Christian faith and life and include these persons now before you in your care?  
With God’s help we will.
Friends, you stand before us today having affirmed your faith in Christ.  We pray the Holy Spirit will continue to work within you, that having been born through water and the Spirit, you may live as a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Members of the household of faith, I commend these persons to your love and care. Do all in your power to increase their faith, confirm their hope, and perfect them in love. 

We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love. As members together with you in the body of Christ and in this congregation of the Miramar United Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. 

The God of all grace, who has called us to eternal glory in Christ, establish you and strengthen you by the power of the Holy Spirit, that you may live in grace and peace. Amen

The Right Hand of Fellowship. You may greet the new members with applause.

*HYMN 473 Lead Me, Lord+ 

Lead me Lord, lead me in thy righteousness;
Make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord, only that makest me dwell in safety. Amen.

WORDS: Psalm 5:8, MUSIC: Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1861 

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 Good Samaritan Fund 
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.

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


PRAYER HYMN 520 Nobody Knows the Trouble I See+ 

Nobody knows the trouble I see, nobody knows but Jesus.
Oh nobody knows the trouble I see, glory hallelujah.

1 Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, Oh, yes, Lord! 
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground, Oh, yes, Lord! 
Oh, nobody knows the trouble I see, nobody knows but Jesus.
Nobody knows the trouble I see, glory hallelujah.

2 Although you see me going 'long so, Oh, yes, Lord!
I have my troubles here below, Oh, yes, Lord! 
Oh, nobody knows the trouble I see, nobody knows but Jesus.
Nobody knows the trouble I see, glory hallelujah.

3 What makes old Satan hate me so? Oh, yes, Lord!
Cause he got me once and let me go, Oh, yes, Lord! 
Oh, nobody knows the trouble I see, nobody knows but Jesus.
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, glory hallelujah.

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


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   Those focused on the face of Jesus  Pastor David Range

HYMN OF PREPARATION 622 There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood

1 There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel's veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains:
Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains.

2 The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away.
Wash all my sins away, wash all my sins away;
And there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away.

3 Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.
Be saved, to sin no more, be saved, to sin no more;
Till all the ransomed church of God be saved to sin no more.

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.
And shall be till I die, and shall be till I die;
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song, I'll sing thy power to save,
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue lies silent in the grave.
Lies silent in the grave, lies silent in the grave;
When this poor lisping, stammering tongue, lies silent in the grave.

WORDS: William Cowper, ca. 1771 MUSIC: 19th cent., USA camp meeting melod


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.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth. You brought all things into being and called them good. From the dust of the earth you formed us into your image and breathed into us the breath of life. When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. 

When rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights, you bore up the ark on the waters, saved Noah and his family, and made covenant with every living creature on earth. 

When you led your people to Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights, you gave us your commandments and made us your covenant people. 

When your people forsook your covenant, your prophet Elijah fasted for forty days and forty nights; and on your holy mountain, he heard your still small voice. And so, with your people on earth, and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn: 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. When you gave him to save us from our sin, your Spirit led him into the wilderness, where he fasted forty days and forty nights to prepare for his ministry. 

When he suffered and died on a cross for our sin, you raised him to life, presented him alive to the apostles during forty days, and exalted him at your right hand. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit. 

Now, when we your people prepare for the yearly feast of Easter, you lead us to repentance for sin and the cleansing of our hearts, that during these forty days of Lent we may be gifted and graced to reaffirm the covenant you made with us through Christ.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving, as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

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

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here and online, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet. 
Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen.

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 399 Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated+        

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 Kingsley, 183


+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 by typing in the search bar: Miramar UMC and then you should see the service live streamed. If you subscribe to our service through 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 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 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 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 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