May 22, 2022

Pastor: David Range

May 15, 2022

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship

May 22, 2022 

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services

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


*HYMN 57 O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing+

1 O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace!
the triumphs of his grace!

2 My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad the honors of thy name,
the honors of thy name.

3 Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease;
'tis music in the sinner's ears, 'tis life, and health, and peace;
'tis life, and health, and peace.

4 He breaks the power of canceled sin, he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean; his blood availed for me;
his blood availed for me.

5 He speaks, and listening to his voice, new life the dead receive;
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice, the humble poor believe;
the humble poor believe.

6 Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb, your loosened tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your savior come, and leap, ye lame, for joy;
and leap, ye lame, for joy.

7 In Christ, your head, you then shall know, shall feel your sins forgiven;
anticipate your heaven below, and own that love is heaven;
and own that love is heaven.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1739 MUSIC: tune: LYDIA, Thomas Phillips (which repeats last line each verse)           



Every Day with Jesus
Every day with Jesus, is sweeter than the day before
Every day with Jesus, I love him more and more
Jesus saves and keeps me, and he’s the one I’m living for
Every day with Jesus, is sweeter than the day before

Jesus Gave Her Water
Jesus gave her water that was not from the well.
Jesus gave her water that was not from the well.
She went away singing, came back bringing
Others to the water that was not from the well.

Jesus still gives water that is not in the well;
Jesus still gives water that is not in the well.
To all who come believing,
And His Word receiving,
He gives the living water that is not in the well.

Closer Than a Brother
Closer than a brother
My Jesus is to me
He’s my dearest friend
In everything I need
He’s my rock, my shield and hiding place
Closer than a brother Jesus is to m

Reach Out and Touch the Lord
Reach out and touch the Lord as He passes by
You’ll find He’s not too busy to hear your heart’s cry
He’s passing by this moment your needs to supply
Reach out and touch the Lord as He passes 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


Birthdays and Anniversaries

TODAY: Sunday School at 5:00 p.m. online with Marvia Aitken and friends. Please contact Marvia for the link at Please note May 29th will be the last session before we break for the summer.

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

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study online at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Pastor David at for the link. June 1 will be the last session before we break for summer.
THURSDAY: NO food distribution this week.
THURSDAY: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in person Job & Education Fair at the Miramar Cultural Center. See flyer at end of bulletin.

NEXT SUNDAY: One joint service at 10:00 a.m. followed by the United Methodist Women in the Fellowship Hall 

Conference Announcement: 

Dear Church, this year for the first time since the pandemic the Annual Conference is having its sessions in-person, in Lakeland. You will be represented by one of your lay leaders, Marvia Aitken, and our district lay leader, Judith Pierre-Okerson, and, of course, Pastor David Range.
Part of our attending the conference is to bring an offering to be shared with churches near and far. Here is part of the bishops letter to every church:

Dear Friends, we are encouraged to give our Mission Offering on the first Sunday in June to Annual Conference designated causes.
The first is Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean began thirty years ago through the General Board of Global Ministries as a way to provide for perpetual ministry for Jesus Christ in the Latin American & Caribbean region. Encounter with Christ is a Permanent Fund that provides for grants to be awarded to ministries in this region that align with four key focus areas: evangelization, leadership development, ministries with youth and children, and ministries with persons of indigenous or African heritage. In 2018 the fund reached the milestone of having awarded $1M in grants to ministries in the region. For more information go to 

The second is technology grants for rural, small membership churches. The bishop’s assistant, the Rev. Alex Shanks said, “We know that the pandemic increased the need for technology so churches could offer hybrid ministry both in person and on-line. Our smaller, rural churches are in need of support to meet these technology needs. These grants will go to churches who have proven the ability to have faithful hybrid ministry.” (Miramar UMC received a similar grant in the early days of the pandemic in order to buy the cameras we use for our Twitter and YouTube live streams.)
As our bishop Ken Carter says: “Our fundamental goal in the stewardship of these resources – both people, our laity and clergy, and money – is that we follow Jesus into the world that he loves and join him in his mission to love, heal, and save the people of Florida. We are discovering that we need new skills and capacities to fulfill this calling.”
Bold Justice date:
Justice Ministry Celebration Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. 

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: Acts 16:11-15

Please stand for the gospel according to John 14: 15-31

CHILDREN’S TIME                                               

*HYMN 550 Christ from Whom All Blessings Flow+

1 Christ, from whom all blessings flow, perfecting the saints below,
Hear us, who thy nature share, who thy mystic body are.

2 Join us, in one spirit join, let us still receive of thine;
Still for more on thee we call, thou who fillest all in all.

3 Move and actuate and guide, diverse gifts to each divide;
Placed according to thy will, let us all Thy work fulfill.

4 Never from thy service move, needful to each other prove;
Use the grace on each bestowed, tempered by the art of God.

5 Many are we now, and one, we who Jesus have put on;
There is neither bond nor free, male nor female, Lord, in thee.

6 Love, like death, hath all destroyed, rendered all distinctions void;
Names and sects and parties fall; Thou O Christ, art all in all.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1740 MUSIC: Adapt. from Orlando Gibbons, 1623  set tune: Canterbury

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 FLUMC Children’s Home

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.

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

(please email

PRAYER 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 ccli #242496 ALT Tune: BLAENWERN


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          All in a Day’s Work          Pastor David Range 

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 438 Forth in Thy Name+

1 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go, my daily labor to pursue;
thee, only thee, resolved to know in all I think or speak or do.

2. The task thy wisdom hath assigned, O let me cheerfully fulfill;
in all my works thy presence find, and prove thy good and perfect will.

3. Thee may I set at my right hand, whose eyes mine in-most substance see,
and labor on at thy command, and offer all my works to thee.

4. For thee delightfully employ what e'er thy bounteous grace hath given;
and run my course with even joy, and closely walk with thee to heaven.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1749 MUSIC: John Hatton, 1793 set tune: Duke Street

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