May 14, 2023

Pastor: David Range

May 14, 2023

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.

Order of Worship
May 14, 2023 
8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services

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


Hymn O Happy Home

1 O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest,
Thou loving Friend, and Savior of our race,
And where among the guests there never cometh
One who can hold such high and honored place!

2 Oh, happy home, where two in heart united
In holy faith and blessed hope are one,
Whom death a little while alone divideth,
And cannot end the union here begun!

3 Oh, happy home, whose little ones are given
Early to Thee in humble faith and prayer,
To Thee, their Friend, who from the heights of heaven
Guides them, and guards with more than mother’s care!

4 O happy home, where each one serves Thee, lowly,
Whatever his appointed work may be,
Till every common task seems great and holy,
When it is done, O Lord, as unto Thee!

5 O happy home, where Thou art not forgotten
When joy is overflowing, full and free;
O happy home, where every wounded spirit
Is brought, Physician, Comforter, to Thee—-

6 Until at last, when earth's day's work is ended,
All meet Thee in the blessed home above,
From whence Thou camest, where Thou hast ascended,
Thy everlasting home of peace and love! 

WORDS: Karl J. Spitt, 1801-1859; trans. by Sarah Findlater, 1823-1907 MUSIC: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876



This Is Holy Ground
This is holy ground; we're standing on holy ground
For the Lord is present, and where He is, is holy
This is holy ground; we're standing on holy ground
For the Lord is present, and where He is, is holy

These are holy hands; He's given us holy hands
He works through these hands, and so these hands are holy
These are holy hands; He's given us holy hands
He works through these hands, and so these hands are holy.

We Are Standing On Holy Ground
We are standing on Holy ground
And I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise…Jesus now
We are standing in His presence on Holy ground

We Have Come Into His House
We have come into His house, and gathered in His name
to worship Him
We have come into His house, and gathered in His name
to worship Him
We have come into His house, and gathered in His name
to worship Christ the Lord, worship Him.. Christ the Lord

So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him
and worship Him
So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him
and worship Him

So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him
and worship Christ the Lord, worship Him, Christ the Lord
Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name
and worship Him

Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name
and worship him
Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name
and worship Christ the Lord, worship Him, Christ the Lord.

Let Your Living Water Flow
Let Your living water flow over my soul
Let your Holy Spirit come and take control
Of every situation that has troubled my mind
All my cares and burdens on to you I roll

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! (Sing to the Father)
Father, Father, Father! (Sing to the Spirit)
Spirit, Spirit, Spirit!

Come now Holy Spirit and take control
Hold me in your loving arms and make me whole
Wipe away all doubt and fear and take my pride
Draw me to your love and keep me by your side

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! (Sing to the Father)
Father, Father, Father! (Sing to the Spirit)
Spirit, Spirit, Spirit!

Give your life to Jesus, let Him fill your soul
Let Him take you in His arms and make you whole
As you give your life to Him, He'll set you free
You will live and reign with Him eternally

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! (Sing to the Father)
Father, Father, Father! (Sing to the Spirit)
Spirit, Spirit, Spirit!


Birthdays and Anniversaries

Happy birthday to you, Jesus loves you it’s true, 
May the Lord bless and keep you, 
Happy birthday to you.

Happy Anniversary to you, happy Anniversary to you
Happy Anniversary dear friends, happy Anniversary to you

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

MONDAY: Choir 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY: Finance Committee at 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible study at 7:00 p.m. 

THURSDAY: United Women in Faith 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY: Preschool Mother’s and Father’s Day Appreciation Breakfast.   
Set-up begins at 6:00 a.m. and the breakfast is from 7-9:00 a.m. If you can help, please contact the director Ms. Marleni.

SATURDAY: Confirmation Class 4-5:30 p.m.

NEXT SUNDAY: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. The United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service

MONDAY, MAY 22 Admin/Church Council, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 23 Bold Justice Ministry CELEBRATION at Merrell United Methodist Church, 3900 State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes at 7:30 p.m.

Open enrollment for the upcoming preschool year has just started. We care for children ages 2 to 5 and get them ready for “big school” which is Kindergarten. You are invited to visit the preschool to meet the director, Ms. Marleni or any of the staff to help you with the process.  Please also tell your friends and family members about our open enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year.

Thanks to all who attended the Bold Justice Nehemiah Action where we got four “yeses” and no “noes” in our attempts to reduce unnecessary arrests and to reduce the impact of climate change on our county. We now begin our congregational investment drive which has been very well supported in the past. Thanks to all who have invested in a better Broward county and we look forward to record giving this year. If you are writing a check please make it out to “Bold Justice” instead of the church, and give it directly to your team member or network member and consider it part of your standing bold… for justice!

On May 28, Pentecost, our mission offering will go to the Annual Conference special offering, first to the Rev. Geraldine Williams McClellan Endowment Scholarship at Gammon Theological Seminary, honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Geraldine McClellan. In 2021, the Florida Conference set a $100,000 goal and collected $54,000. Our Conference can finish the good work that we began and help students prepare for ministry. This scholarship supports students attending Gammon Theological Seminary who will provide future pastoral leadership in The Florida Conference. Gammon is a historically Black seminary whose students will benefit greatly from your support. Like many historic Black colleges, universities and seminaries, Gammon does not have the large endowment enjoyed by other United Methodist seminaries that is used to provide scholarship assistance to students. As we give to this scholarship, we honor Rev. McClellan, who, in 1982, became the first woman of color ordained in The Florida Conference. We help strengthen the Black churches in our Conference as well as all churches these clergy will serve in the future.

The second half of the Annual Conference offering will go to the Warren Willis Camp and Conference Center is celebrating its 75th year of ministry. There is no better time to invest in the transformation of young people than now. The camp provides a safe place for children and youth to be introduced to a relationship with Christ and grow deeper in their faith. Every summer hundreds of campers attend Warren Willis and their lives are transformed. The conference center is a sacred space for people of all ages and is used throughout the year. This year’s offering will help the camp upgrade their programs, expand their reach and provide scholarships to students who may not be able to attend on their own resources. 
On the day of Pentecost, Peter quoted the prophet Joel: "In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young will see visions. Your elders will dream dreams." (Acts 2:17, CEB)

The Memorial Day Picnic is 15 days away! We hope it is the best picnic ever! The planning committee is asking for volunteers to give everyone a chance to serve if you would like on the day.  We also invite those who wish to donate money to see Clinton Taylor, Stanford Smith, Gwen Pickering or John Tapper who will give you an envelope or a receipt for any money donated. If you wish to write a check to MUMC please put in the memo line “designated picnic fund.”

Vacation Bible School will be June 12 to 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for ages 3 to 13. The theme will be “Rocky Railway: the power of Jesus pulls us through” If you would like to help, please see Pastor David. The next planning meeting is Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Summer Camp July 3 to 8 is available for those going into 4th grade to 12th grade. Pastor David can drive the bus but parents and their youth need to register online at and talk to Pastor David about the three tiers of pricing for the camp this year.

Pastor Donnie McClurkin the “Reigning King of Urban Gospel” will be performing at the Miramar Cultural Center on Saturday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m., Allison Feurtado will have tickets for sale at $50. Please contact her at 954 483 3792 if you are interested in a great night out. See flyer at the end of the bulletin.

You do not need to sing like Donnie McClurkin to offer to sing in our choir! Director Hu Fulford invites you to let him know if you are interested in joining choir practices on Thursday nights at 7:30, especially as we work on new pieces like the Christmas Cantata.

We need help with the Tech Team! If you are open to receive training in how to bring online the YouTube and Twitter platforms, or be willing to run the PowerPoint, please talk to Pastor David.

If you would like to get in touch with the representatives of Justice For Our Neighbors please visit the website: or contact the executive director of JFON at

For Sharing of the Spirit, please wave at the YouTube camera and say, “the peace of the Lord be with you,” and then wave at your neighbor in the sanctuary and say, “and also with you”.

SCRIPTURE: I Peter 3:8-17


*HYMN 384 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling+ 

1 Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us thy humble dwelling, all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.

2 Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit into every troubled breast!
Let us all in thee inherit; let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning; Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning, set our hearts at liberty.

3 Come, Almighty to deliver, let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return, and never, never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love.
4 Finish, then, thy new creation; pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see thy great salvation perfectly restored in thee;
changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1747 MUSIC: John Zundel, 1870 ALT Tune: BLAENWERN

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 Apportionments
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to BOLD Justice

Prayer of Dedication

One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering. Instructions for giving online, by check or text are in the section after the Order of Service.

ANTHEM by the men at 11:00 a.m. “The Right Hand Of God”

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

Sunday School children go out to their classes 

1 Jesus loves me! this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong; they are weak, but he is strong. 
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

2 Jesus loves me, this I know, as he loved so long ago,
taking children on his knee, saying, "Let them come to me.“
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

3 Jesus loves me still today, walking with me on my way,
wanting as a friend to give, light and love to all who live.
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

WORDS: St. 1 Anna B. Warner, 1860; Sts. 2-3 David Rutherford MacGuire MUSIC: William B. Bradbury, 1862

(please email

PRAYER HYMN My God How Wonderful Thou Art+

1 My God, how wonderful thou art, thy majesty how bright!
How beautiful thy mercy-seat, in depths of burning light!

2 How dread are thine eternal years, O everlasting Lord,
By prostrate spirits day and night incessantly adored!

3 How beautiful, how beautiful, the sight of thee must be,
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power, and awful purity!

4 O, how I fear thee, living God, with deepest, tenderest fears,
And worship thee with trembling hope, and penitential tears!

5 Yet I may love thee too, O Lord, almighty as thou art,
For thou hast stooped to ask of me the love of my poor heart.

6 No earthly father loves like thee; no mother, e'er so mild,
Bears and forbears as thou hast done with me thy sinful child.

7 Father of Jesus, love's reward, what rapture will it be
Prostrate before thy throne to lie, and gaze and gaze on thee.

WORDS: Frederick William Faber, 1814-63  


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.

ANTHEM by the men at 11:00 a.m. “Have you seen Jesus my Lord?”

SERMON: One big, happy family        Pastor David Range

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH I’ll Praise My Maker While I’ve Breath+

1 I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath;
And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers;
My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures.

2 Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel’s God! He made the sky,
And earth, and sea, with all their train:
His truth forever stands secure;
He saves the’ oppressed, He feeds the poor,
And none shall find His promise vain.

3 The Lord pours eyesight to the blind;
The Lord supports the fainting mind;
He sends the laboring conscience peace;
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow, and the fatherless,
And grants the prisoner sweet release.

4 I’ll praise Him while He lends me breath,
And when my voice is lost in death,
Praise shall employ my nobler powers;
My days of praise shall ne’er be past,
While life, and thought, and being last,
Or immortality endures.

WORDS: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 

+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 church 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