November 13, 2022

Pastor: David Range

November 13, 2022

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship

November 13, 2022 

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

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

CALL TO WORSHIP             

Hymn 117 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

1 O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, 
our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home!

2 Under the shadow of thy throne, still may we dwell secure. 
Sufficient is thine arm alone, and our defense is sure.

3 Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame,
from everlasting thou art God, to endless years the same.

4 A thousand ages in thy sight are like an evening gone, 
short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun.

5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all who breathe away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day.

6 O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
be thou our guide while life shall last, and our eternal home.

WORDS: Isaac Watts, 1719 MUSIC: Attr. to William Croft, 1708; harm. by W. H. Monk, 1861 



What A Mighty God We Serve 
What a mighty God we serve
What a mighty God we serve
Angels bow before him
Heaven and earth adore him
What a mighty God we serve

Real, Real
Real, real, real, Christ’s so real to me
I love him, cause He gave me the victory.
Many people doubt Him but I can’t live without Him
That is why I love Him so, He’s so good to me.

Let The Beauty Of Jesus Be Seen In Me
Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.
All His wonderful passion and purity!
O Thou Spirit divine, all my nature refine
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.

 Think About His Love
Think about His love, think about His goodness,
Think about His grace that’s brought us through.
For as high as the heavens above, 
so great is the measure of our Father’s love.
Great is the measure of our Father’s love.

Allellujah, Praise The Lamb
Allellujah, praise the Lamb
Allellujah, praise the Lamb
My heart sings His praise again
Allellujah, Praise The Lamb


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: After the 11:00 a.m. service the UWF, United Women in Faith will be packing Thanksgiving baskets. They look forward to your usual great support. 

TODAY: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. there will be a fundraiser for Florida Justice for Our Neighbors, in the Elser Residence in First UMC, Miami’s new building at 398 NE 5th Street, Miami, 33132. please RSVP to Grace Rogers at 

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

MONDAY: Choir Practice at 7:00 p.m.

TUESDAY: BOLD Justice Research Kickoff, 7:00 p.m. at Grace Alone Lutheran Church, 1900 SW 35th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: NO Food Distribution this week.

THURSDAY: United Women in Faith, UWF meets at 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY: We will be sharing frozen turkeys from the Utopia Drive side door of the fellowship hall from 9:00 a.m. up until noon as supplies last. These have been sponsored by several people that the recipients may meet when they come to collect a turkey. Please let those in need of a boost at Thanksgiving time come on that day.

NEXT SUNDAY: Harvest Thanksgiving Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. with the sale of produce and baked goods after the 11:00 a.m. service. Please come to thank God for all his goodness as we enjoy the one planet we all have to live on.

On Thanksgiving, November 24, we will be partnering again with Branches to delivery 500 meals from our fellowship hall. You are invited to read the flyer at the end of the bulletin to see what kind of foods are needed. Also, contributions of money are greatly appreciated. Any food that is donated that is not used for the Thanksgiving meal will be given out at our normal Thursday food distributions. We are thankful for the UWF baskets and the regular food distributions which in the month of November will be on November 10 and on Wednesday November 23.

SUNDAY: November 27, New Members’ Session after each service.

SUNDAY December 4 at 6:00 p.m. the United Men’s Ministry is sponsoring a Concert. Please talk to Hu Fulford or Roland Abel if you would like to be a part of this variety show. Let them know of your item(s) and we all look forward to a “joyful night out.”

The Pre School still has some spaces for 3 and 4-year-olds for this school year. Please drop in to see the Director Marleni, or call the preschool for an appointment at 954 981 9269.

The Church Council has made it optional to wear a mask in the sanctuary for worship. Please follow your conscience as you are led.

On Thursday November 3, BOLD Justice held a press conference about their criminal justice work.  Two television stations covered it. This has helped put the organization more into the public light and hopefully will help move the issue forward. Please link below to the following channels for reports: Channel 7 and CBS 4

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: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

*HYMN 389 Freely, Freely+ 

1 God forgave my sin in Jesus' name. I've been born again in Jesus' name
And in Jesus' name I come to you to share his love as he told me to.

He said “Freely, freely you have received; freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe  others will know that I live.”

2 All power is given in Jesus' name In earth and heaven in Jesus’ name
And in Jesus' name I come to you to share his power as he told me to.

He said “Freely, freely you have received; freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe  others will know that I live.”

WORDS: Carol Owens, 1972 MUSIC: Carol Owens, 1972.

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.

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 

“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, 
red or yellow, black or white, they are precious in his sight, 
Jesus loves the little children of the world..”

(please email

PRAYER HYMN 496 Sweet Hour of Prayer+

1 Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
that calls me from a world of care, 
and bids me at my Father's throne 
make all my wants and wishes known. 
In seasons of distress and grief, 
my soul has often found relief, 
and oft escaped the tempter's snare 
by thy return, sweet hour of prayer! 

2 Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
the joys I feel, the bliss I share 
of those whose anxious spirits burn 
with strong desires for thy return! 
With such I hasten to the place 
where God my Savior shows his face, 
and gladly take my station there, 
and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer! 

3 Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! 
thy wings shall my petition bear 
to him whose truth and faithfulness 
engage the waiting soul to bless. 
And since he bids me seek his face, 
believe his word, and trust his grace, 
I'll cast on him my every care, 
and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer! 

WORDS: William Walford, 1845. MUSIC: William B. Bradbury, 1861


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      God’s Good Gift of Work, Not a Harsh Word             Pastor David Range

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 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.
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.
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.

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.
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.

4 God be with you till we meet again;
keep love’s banner floating o’er you,
smith death’s threatening wave before you;
God be with you till we meet again.
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.

WORDS: Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1880 MUSIC: William G. Tomer, 1880

+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