November 21, 2021

Pastor: David Range

We are back in the sanctuary and you are invited to join us!

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 youtube.com by typing in the search bar: Miramar UMC and then you should see the service live streamed. If you subscribe to our service through youtube.com 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 www.MiramarUMC.org 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 miramarpastor@gmail.com It is best if you send them by Saturday NOON if possible.

Our prayer meeting is online on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and you may contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards mamaness@bellsouth.net 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 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. 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

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.

Celebrating 61 years!

November 21, 2021

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

CALL TO WORSHIP          

HYMN 694 Come Ye Thankful People Come+                 

1 Come, ye thankful people, come, 
raise the song of harvest home; 
all is safely gathered in, 
ere the winter storms begin. 
God our Maker doth provide 
for our wants to be supplied; 
come to God's own temple, come, 
raise the song of harvest home. 

2 All the world is God's own field, 
fruit as praise to God we yield; 
wheat and tares together sown 
are to joy or sorrow grown; 
first the blade and then the ear, 
then the full corn shall appear; 
Lord of harvest, grant that we 
wholesome grain and pure may be. 

3 For the Lord our God shall come,
and shall take the harvest home; 
from the field shall in that day 
all offenses purge away, 
giving angels charge at last 
in the fire the tares to cast; 
but the fruitful ears to store 
in the garner evermore. 

4 Even so, Lord, quickly come,
bring thy final harvest home; 
gather thou thy people in, 
free from sorrow, free from sin, 
there, forever purified, 
in thy presence to abide; 
come, with all thine angels, come, 
raise the glorious harvest home.

WORDS: Henry Alford, 1844 MUSIC: George J. Elvey, 1858  

OPENING PRAYER  

PRAISE AND WORSHIP+

I Will Enter His Gates
I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter His courts with praise
I will say “this is the day that the Lord has made”
I will rejoice for He has made me glad
He has made me glad…..He has made me glad
I will rejoice for He has made me glad
He has made me glad…..He has made me glad
I will rejoice for He has made me glad

Everybody Ought to Know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Who Jesus is
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Who Jesus is

He’s the lily of the valley
He’s the bright and morning star
He’s the fairest of ten thousand
Everybody ought to know
              
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Everybody ought to know
Who Jesus is

Give Thanks
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks, because he’s given
Jesus Christ, his Son.
Give thanks with a grateful heart,
give thanks to the Holy One;
give thanks, because he’s given
Jesus Christ, his Son.

And now let the weak say ‘I am strong’,
let the poor say ‘I am rich’,
because of what the Lord has done for us;
and now let the weak say ‘I am strong’,
let the poor say ‘I am rich’,
because of what the Lord has done for us.
Give thanks…

The Longer I Serve Him 
Since I started for the kingdom,
Since my life He controls;
Since I gave my heart to Jesus,
The longer I serve Him, the sweeter He grows.

The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows; 
The more that I love Him more love He bestows. 
Each day is like Heaven, my heart overflows. 
The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows.

Every need He is supplying,
Plenteous grace He bestows.
Every day my way gets brighter,
The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows.

The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows; 
The more that I love Him more love He bestows. 
Each day is like Heaven, my heart overflows. 
The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows.

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are glad you could join us in-person in the sanctuary or online. Please reach out to someone and greet them with the love of Christ. We ask that for greeting that you look into someone’s eyes, nod and say, “the peace of the Lord be with you” or some other greeting. Please keep touching to a minimum.  

Birthdays and Anniversaries 

Please continue to worship with us online or in person at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. except for the 5th Sunday of the month or special occasions when we have just one service at 10:00 a.m. 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!

TODAY: Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. online with Marvia Aitken and friends. Please contact Marvia for the link at mailto:marviaaitken@hotmail.com 

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

TUESDAY: Food distribution starts between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. You are invited to bring packing boxes for volunteers to put food in.

WEDNESDAY: Bible study on the book of Esther, online at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Pastor David at mailto:miramarpastor@gmail.com for the link.

NEXT SUNDAY please join in worship, in person or online, at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. 

Bold Justice dates: 
Research Kick-Off, Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m., and further research committees January 11, February 8, March 15.
Rally Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Nehemiah Action Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m., Justice Ministry Celebration Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.

For the Sharing of the Spirit, remain seated and wave, nod and smile at your neighbor.  

RESPONSIVE READING 748 (Psalm 16:5-11)

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
 The Lord is good to all,
   his compassion is over all his creation.

 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
   and your faithful ones shall bless you!
 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
   and tell of your power,
 to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
   and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
   and raises up all who are bowed down.
 The eyes of all look to you,
   and you give them their food in due season.
 You open your hand,
   You satisfy the desire of every living thing.
 All the Lord’s ways are just,
   all the Lord’s doings are kind.
 The Lord is near to all who call,
   to all who call upon the Lord in truth.
 The Lord fulfils the desire of all the faithful,
and hears their cry, and saves them.
 All who love the Lord, the Lord preserves.
All the wicked the Lord destroys.

My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord;
   let all flesh bless God’s holy name for ever and ever.

HYMN 70 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 26:1-15

CHILDREN’S TIME

HYMN 131 We Gather Together+

1. We gather together
to ask the Lord’s blessing;
he chastens and hastens
his will to make known.     
The wicked oppressing
now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name;
he forgets not his own.

2. Beside us to guide us,
our God with us joining,
ordaining, maintaining
his kingdom divine;              
so from the beginning
the fight we were winning;
thou, Lord, wast at our side,
all glory be thine!

3. We all do extol thee,
thou leader triumphant,
and pray that thou still
our defender wilt be.                             
Let thy congregation
escape tribulation;
thy name be ever praised!
O Lord, make us free!

WORDS: Nederlandtsch Gedenckclanck, 1626; trans. by Theodore Baker, 1894

RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS                              
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 BOLD Justice 
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to Apportionments

Prayer of Dedication                                                                  

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

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                            

PRAYER HYMN 97 For the Fruits of This Creation+

1 For the fruits of all creation,
thanks be to God;
for the gifts of every nation,
thanks be to God;
for the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth's safe-keeping,
thanks be to God.

2 In the just reward of labor,
God's will is done;
in the help we give our neighbor,
God's will is done;
in our world-wide task of caring
for the hungry and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God's will is done.

3 For the harvests of the Spirit,
thanks be to God;
for the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God;
for the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all that love has found us,
thanks be to God.

WORDS: Fred Pratt Green, 1970. MUSIC: Francis Jackson, 1957

PASTORAL PRAYER                                                              
Followed by THE 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: Only one time?            

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH  190 Who is He in Yonder Stall+

1. Who is he in yonder stall
at whose feet the shepherds fall?
’Tis the Lord, O wondrous story!
’Tis the Lord, the King of glory;
at his feet we humbly fall,
crown him, crown him Lord of all!

2. Lo, at midnight who is he
prays in dark Gethsemane?
’Tis the Lord, O wondrous story!
’Tis the Lord, the King of glory;
at his feet we humbly fall,
crown him, crown him Lord of all!

3. Who is he in Calvary’s throes
asks for blessings on his foes?
’Tis the Lord, O wondrous story!
’Tis the Lord, the King of glory;
at his feet we humbly fall,
crown him, crown him Lord of all!

4. Who is he that from the grave
comes to heal and help and save?
’Tis the Lord, O wondrous story!
’Tis the Lord, the King of glory;
at his feet we humbly fall,
crown him, crown him Lord of all!

5. Who is he that from yon throne
rules the world of light alone?
’Tis the Lord, O wondrous story!
’Tis the Lord, the King of glory;
at his feet we humbly fall,
crown him, crown him Lord of all!

WORDS: Benjamin R. Hanby, 1866 MUSIC: Benjamin R. Hanby, 1866

BENEDICTION

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