November 22, 2020

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church
November 22, 2020
 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Call to Worship 

*Hymn 694 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come ccli #242496
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  ccli #242496

Prayer

*Praise and Worship ccli #242496
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
         
I Will Celebrate
I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord
I will sing to Him a new song
I will celebrate, sing unto the Lord
I will sing to Him a new song
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song
I will praise Him, I will sing to Him a new song
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
Halle…. Hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
Halle…. Hallelujah

Let The Redeemed
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
I’m redeemed….I’m redeemed
Praise the Lord

More Precious Than Silver
Lord you are more precious than silver
Lord you are more costly than gold
Lord you are more beautiful than diamonds
and nothing I desire compares with you

I Love You Lord
I love you Lord, and I lift my voice
To worship you….O my soul rejoice
Take joy, my King…in what you hear
May it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear.

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: Harvest ThanksgivingSunday School at 10:00 a.m. contact Marvia Aitken for the link, Youth Group at 4:00 p.m.
Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m., contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards. See introductory page.

We plan to host another food distribution on Tuesday between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. in the front of the church. First come, first served until we run out. This is two days early so that people can prepare for Thanksgiving

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.

Thanksgiving Day we host the Branches meal, please pray as we will be distributing a drive-through mealin 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 (at 954 483 3792) 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 continue to worship with us online most Sundays at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at www.MiramarUMC.org and click on the Twitter icon or on www.MiramarUMC.org by putting Miramar UMC in the search bar. 

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

Tuesday, December 1, Bold Justice Research Kick Off from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All network members and others are invited to join in that night.

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.

Responsive Reading: Psalm 145:8-21 (reading 857-858)
8 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. 

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
   and your faithful ones shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
   and tell of your power, 
12 to make known to all people your mighty deeds,
   and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
   and your dominion endures throughout all generations. 
 
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
   and raises up all who are bowed down. 
15 The eyes of all look to you,
   and you give them their food in due season. 
16 You open your hand,
   you satisfy the desire of every living thing. 
17 All the Lord’s ways are just,
   all the Lord’s doings are kind.
18 The Lord is near to all who call,
   to all who call upon the Lord in truth. 
19 The Lord fulfills the desire of all the faithful,
   and hears their cry, and saves them. 
20 All who love him the Lord, the Lord preserves.
   All the wicked the Lord destroys. 
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
   Let all flesh bless God’s holy name for ever and ever.

Glory be to the Father, 
and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit. 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23

Children’s Time 

*Hymn 92 For the Beauty of the Earth 
1 For the beauty of the earth, 
for the glory of the skies, 
for the love which from our birth 
over and around us lies. 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise. 

2 For the beauty of each hour 
of the day and of the night, 
hill and vale, and tree and flower, 
sun and moon, and stars of light; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

3 For the joy of ear and eye, 
for the heart and mind's delight, 
for the mystic harmony, 
linking sense to sound and sight; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

4 For the joy of human love, 
brother, sister, parent, child, 
friends on earth and friends above, 
for all gentle thoughts and mild; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

5 For thy church, that evermore 
lifteth holy hands above, 
offering up on every shore 
her pure sacrifice of love; 

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

6 For thyself, best Gift Divine, 
to the world so freely given, 
for that great, great love of thine, 
peace on earth, and joy in heaven:  

Lord of all, to thee we raise 
this our hymn of grateful praise.

WORDS: Foliot S, Pierpoint, 1864 MUSIC: Conrad Kocher, 1838; arr. by W. H. Monk, 1861#242496oc

Reception of Tithes and Offerings  Happy Thanksgiving, may it lead to happy thankful living and thankful giving!
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 102 Now Thank We All Our God
1 Now thank we all our God, 
with heart and hands and voices, 
who wondrous things has done, 
in whom this world rejoices; 
who from our mothers' arms 
has blessed us on our way 
with countless gifts of love, 
and still is ours today.

2 O may this bounteous God 
through all our life be near us, 
with ever joyful hearts 
and blessed peace to cheer us; 
and keep us still in grace, 
and guide us when perplexed; 
and free us from all ills, 
in this world and the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God 
the Father now be given; 
the Son, and him who reigns 
with them in highest heaven; 
the one eternal God, 
whom earth and heaven adore; 
for thus it was, is now, 
and shall be evermore.
WORDS: Martin Rinkart, 1663; trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1858 MUSIC: Johann Cruger, 1647; harm. by Felix Mendelssohn, 1840 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: Lord, help us to not forget to thank You!

*Hymn of sending forth 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 MUSIC: 16th cent. Dutch melody; arr. by Edward Kremser, 1877  ccli # 242496

Benediction (please raise hands toward heavens)

 
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