November 15, 2020

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church
November 15, 2020
 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Call to Worship 

*Hymn 662 Stand Up and Bless the Lord ccli #242496
1 Stand up, and bless the Lord,
ye people of His choice;
stand up, and bless the Lord your God
with heart, and soul, and voice.

2 Though high above all praise,
above all blessing high,
who would not fear His holy Name,
and laud and magnify?

3 O for the living flame,
from His own altar brought,
to touch our lips, our minds inspire,
and wing to heaven our thought!

4 God is our strength and song,
and His salvation ours;
then be His love in Christ proclaimed
with all our ransomed powers.

5 Stand up and bless the Lord,
the Lord your God adore;
stand up, and bless His glorious Name
henceforth for evermore.
WORDS: James Montgomery MUSIC: Genevan Psalter, 1551; adapt by William Crotch, 1836 ccli #242496

Prayer

*Praise and Worship ccli #242496
Awesome God
Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom…power and love
Our God is an awesome God
         
Soon And Very Soon
Soon and very soon we are going to see the King
Soon and very soon we are going to see the King
Soon and very soon we are going to see the King
Hallelujah….hallelujah
We’re going to see the King

No more cryin’ there we are going to see the King
No more cryin’ there we are going to see the King
No more cryin’ there we are going to see the King
Hallelujah….hallelujah
We’re going to see the King

No more dyin’ there we are going to see the King
No more dyin’ there we are going to see the King
No more dyin’ there we are going to see the King
Hallelujah….hallelujah
We’re going to see the King

You Are My God
You are my God……you are my King
You are my Master…..my Everything
You are my Lord…..that’s why I sing to you
Halle-lu….jah!     halle-lu……jah!

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

Welcome
For our meet and greet time please participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by calling or texting or otherwise communicating with someone and sharing the love of God with them.

Today: Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. contact Marvia Aitken for the link, Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m., contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards. See introductory page.

You are invited to join in the Wednesday Bible Study on GoToMeeting from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Write to miramarpastor@gmail.com to get the link to participate.

We plan to host another food distribution on Thursday between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. in the front of the church. First come, first served until we run out.

Thursday the United Methodist Women meet online at 7:00 p.m.

Our thoughts and prayers are for the family of Alma Fahie who passed away on October 31. The funeral service for Alma will take place on Friday, November 20 with a visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the celebration of life service beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Abundant Life church, 100 South Douglas Road, Pembroke Pines. Please follow this link: http://youtu.be/SPem58pyo7k  to watch the livestream of the funeral. You can also contact Alma’s daughters Eula Fahie-Romero or Jennifer Turnbull for more information.

Please continue to worship with us online each Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at www.MiramarUMC.organd click on the Twitter icon or on youtube.com by putting Miramar UMC in the search bar. 

Next Sunday is Harvest Thanksgiving! And Youth Group at 4:00 p.m.

On Thanksgiving Day again we will be distributing a drive-through meal in cooperation with Branches. This year it will not be prepared in our kitchen with lots of volunteers but brought to us pre-packaged and distributed as we do in the normal food distribution on Thursdays. Please let Allison Feurtado or Pastor David know if you are aware of anyone who needs or would like a meal or meals provided for them. We want to make a list of those meals we should reserve for those locally, and in our church.

Please note that there are five Sundays in November so our service on the 29th will be one service at 10:00 a.m.

Please remember the family of Austin Brown who passed away November 1. We will celebrate his life on Friday, December 4 at 12:00 noon, preceded by a visitation, all at Fred Hunter’s Funeral home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood. Follow this link to watch the livestream of the funeral: www.fredhunters.com/page/live-webcasting. Password: Channel 1 – FuneralLivestream 1# 

Please stop by for The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide for November and December and a visit if you would like.

Scripture: Romans 8:18-25

Children’s Time 

*Hymn 732 Come We  That Love the Lord 
1 Come, we that love the Lord,
and let our joys be known;
join in a song with sweet accord,
and thus surround the throne.

2 Let those refuse to sing
who never knew our God;
but children of the heavenly King
may speak their joys abroad. 

3 The hill of Zion yields
a thousand sacred sweets
before we reach the heavenly fields,
or walk the golden streets. 

4 Then let our songs abound,
and every tear be dry;
we're marching through Emmanuel's ground
to fairer worlds on high.
WORDS: Isaac Watts, 1707 MUSIC: Aaron Williams, The New Universal Psalmodist, 1770 ccl1 #242496

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 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 or call Pastor David. Thanks to all who have signed up for this. The regular tithes and offerings of the church are a great source of blessing.

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 the services, someone will be in the church for one hour after the worship finishes. We trust God will keep us strong.

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.

Or you can drop by with your gift during the week. Please call ahead if you would like to come at a time not listed in the introduction.

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)

Prayer Hymn 378 Amazing Grace 
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.

2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!
3 Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come:
'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

4 The Lord has promised good to me,
his word my hope secures;
he will my shield and portion be,
as long as life endures.

5 Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall cease:
I shall possess, within the veil,
a life of joy and peace.

6 When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
bright shining as the sun,
we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise 
than when we’d first begun.
WORDS: John Newton, 1779 MUSIC: 19th cent. USA melody; harm. By Edwin O. Excell, 1900 ccli # 242496

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer 

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: From Groaning to Grace

*Hymn of sending forth 554 All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord 
1 All praise to our redeeming Lord,
who joins us by his grace,
and bids us, each to each restored,
together seek his face.

2 He bids us build each other up;
and gathered into one,
to our high calling’s glorious hope,
we hand in hand go on.

3 The gift which he on one bestows
we all delight to prove;
the grace through every vessel flows,
in purest streams of love.

4 E’en now we think and speak the same,
and cordially agree;
concentered all, through Jesus’ name,
in perfect harmony.

5 We all partake the joy of one,
the common peace we feel,
a peace to sensual minds unknown,
a joy unspeakable.

6 And if our fellowship below
in Jesus be so sweet,
what height of rapture shall we know
when round his throne we meet.
WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1747 MUSIC: Sylvanus B. Pond, 1836; harm. by Austin C. Lovelace, 1963 1871 ccli # 242496

Benediction (please raise hands toward heavens)

 
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