November 1, 2020

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church
November 1, 2020, All Saints Day
 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Call to Worship 

*Hymn 711 For All the Saints  ccli #242496
1 For all the saints who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
and win with them the victor's crown of gold.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
WORDS: William W. How, 1864 MUSIC: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906 ccli #242496

Prayer

*Praise and Worship ccli #242496

We Bring The Sacrifice
We bring the sacrifice of praise, 
into the house of the Lord 
We bring the sacrifice of praise, 
into the house of the Lord 
And we offer up to you, 
the sacrifices of thanksgiving
And we offer up to you, 
the sacrifices of joy.

Let’s Just Praise The Lord
Let’s just praise the Lord….praise the Lord
Let’s just lift our hearts together
And praise the Lord
Let’s just praise the Lord….praise the Lord
Let’s just lift our hearts together

Jesus Name Above All Names
Je..sus….name above all names.
Beautiful Savior, glorious Lord……
Emmanuel….God is with us;
Blessed Redeemer….Living Word.

Above All Powers
Above all powers, above all kings,
Above all nature and all created things;
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man,
You were here before the world began.
Above all kingdoms, above all thrones,

Above all wonders the world has ever known;
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth,
There’s no way to measure what You’re worth.

Crucified, laid behind the stone; 
You lived to die, rejected and alone; 
Like a rose trampled on the ground 
You took the fall and thought of me 
Above all.

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; Charge Conference at 4:00 p.m., Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m., contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards; see introductory page.

Tuesday: Vote if you have not done so already, and keep the country in prayer.

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.

Mary Jane Edwards was a member here for many years but she went to spend her final years with her daughter in Atlanta about nine years ago. She passed away on October 19 at the age of 96 and her funeral will be at Fred Hunter’s Funeral home, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, on Saturday, November 7, viewing at 12:30 p.m. and service at 1:30 p.m., with burial locally next to her husband. The link to the service is https://www.fredhunters.com/page/live-webcasting.  The password is Funerallivestream1# . You may call her daughter Dee Holcombe to sympathize. Call the church office at 954 989 4711 if you would like the number.

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

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

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.

Thanks to all who joined in the Drive-By and who have otherwise shared your kind thoughts during Pastor Appreciation Sunday. It was a wonderful experience.

Scripture: Acts 1: 12-17, 21-26

Children’s Time 

*Hymn 558 We Are the Church  

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

1 The church is not a building;
the church is not a steeple;
the church is not a resting place;
the church is a people.

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

2 We're many kinds of people,
with many kinds of faces,
all colors and all ages, too
from all times and places.

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

3 Sometimes the church is marching;
sometimes it's bravely burning,
sometimes it's riding, sometimes hiding;
always it's learning.

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

4 And when the people gather,
there's singing and there's praying;
there's laughing and there's crying sometimes,
all of it saying:

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

5 At Pentecost some people
received the Holy Spirit
and told the Good News through the world
to all who would hear it.

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

WORDS: Richard K. Avery & Donald S. Marsh, 1972 MUSIC: Richard K. Avery & Donald S. Marsh, 1972 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 377 It Is Well with My Soul 
1 When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
"It is well, it is well with my soul.”

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul);
It is well, it is well with my soul.

2 Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control:
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and has shed his own blood for my soul.

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul);
It is well, it is well with my soul.

3 My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! 

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul);
It is well, it is well with my soul.

4 And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
the trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend;
even so, it is well with my soul. 

It is well (it is well)
With my soul (with my soul);
It is well, it is well with my soul.

WORDS: Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 MUSIC: Philip P. Bliss, 1876 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: Unknown Saints

Hymn of Preparation 618 Let Us Break Bread Together    
1 Let us break bread together on our knees;
let us break bread together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

2 Let us drink wine together on our knees;
let us drink wine together on our knees. 

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

3 Let us praise God together on our knees;
let us praise God together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

WORDS: African-American spiritual MUSIC: African-American spiritual; adapt. & arr. by William Farley Smith, 1986 ccli # 242496

Holy Communion

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,
Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth:
God of Abraham and Sarah,
God of Miriam and Moses,
God of Joshua and Deborah,
God of Ruth and David,
God of the priests and the prophets,
God of Mary and Joseph,
God of the apostles and the martyrs,
God of our mothers and our fathers,
God of our children to all generations.
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.
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.

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 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.
Renew our communion with all your saints,
especially those whom we name before you—in our hearts.

Silence may be kept for the remembrance of names.

Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
strengthen us to run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith.
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 Father, now and for ever.
Amen.

Please partake as you feel led and if you are with others please serve each other in joyful meditation.

*Hymn of sending forth 540 I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord 
1 I love thy kingdom, Lord,
the house of thine abode,
the church our blest Redeemer saved
with his own precious blood.

2 I love thy church, O God!
Her walls before thee stand,
dear as the apple of thine eye
and graven on thy hand.

3 For her my tears shall fall,
for her my prayers ascend;
to her my cares and toils be given,
Till toils and cares shall end.

4 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heavenly ways,
her sweet communion, solemn vows,
her hymns of love and praise.

5 Sure as thy truth shall last,
to Zion shall be given
the brightest glories earth can yield,
and brighter bliss of heaven.
WORDS: Timothy Dwight, 1801 MUSIC: Aaron Williams The New Universal Psalmodist, 1770

Benediction (please raise hands toward heavens)

 
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