November 6, 2022

Pastor: David Range

November 6, 2022

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship

November 6, 2022 

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

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

CALL TO WORSHIP             

Hymn 711 For All the Saints

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



How Great Is Our God
How great is our God, how great is his name
He’s the greatest God, forever the same
He rolled back the water from the mighty red sea,
He said I need you, won’t you trust in me.

We Will Glorify
We will glorify the King of Kings, we will glorify the Lamb
We will glorify the Lord of Lords, who is the Great I Am                        

Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty, we will bow before His throne             
We will worship Him in righteousness, we will worship Him alone

Hallelujah to the King of kings, hallelujah to the Lamb
Hallelujah to the Lord of Lords, who is the great I Am.

One More Step

1. One more step along the world I go,

one more step along the world I go;

From the old things to the new,

keep me traveling along with you;

And it’s from the old I travel to the new;

keep me traveling along with you.

2. Round the corners of the world I turn,
More and more about the world I learn;
All the new things that I see
You'll be looking at along with me.
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you

3. As I travel through the bad and good,
Keep me travelling the way I should.
Where I see no way to go,
You'll be telling me the way, I know.
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you

4. Give me courage when the world is rough,
Keep me loving though the world is tough;
Leap and sing in all I do,
Keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.

5. You are older than the world can be,
You are younger than the life in me;
Ever old and ever new,
Keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you.

No Other Name But The Name Of Jesus
No other name but the name of Jesus,
No other name but the name of the Lord;
No other name but the name of Jesus 
Is worthy of glory, and worthy of honor, 
And worthy of power and all praise.

No other name but the name of Jesus,
No other name but the name of the Lord;
No other name but the name of Jesus 
Is worthy of glory, and worthy of honor, 
And worthy of power and all praise.

His name is exalted far above the earth;
His name is high above the heavens.
His name is exalted far above the earth;
Give glory and honor and praise to His name.

No other name but the name of Jesus,
No other name but the name of the Lord;
No other name but the name of Jesus 
Is worthy of glory, and worthy of honor, 
And worthy of power and all praise.


Thank you all for a lovely Pastors Appreciation Sunday last week. We were deeply moved and believe God is working through you for the transformation of the world. Pastors David and CJ

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: Holy Communion. Please prepare the elements for communion: bread, juice, wine, water, if you are joining us online

TODAY: United Methodist Men 12:30 p.m.

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

MONDAY: Farm Share truck unloading at 10:00 a.m.

TUESDAY: Election in the Fellowship Hall 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: Food Distribution starts at 8:00 a.m.

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

FRIDAY: NO Children’s Club this week.

FRIDAY: Visitation for Mabel Bizzell, who passed away October 21, at Scarano’s Funeral home, 9000 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, from 5-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in this church on SATURDAY at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Forest Lawn followed by a repast in our Fellowship Hall. Please keep all her family and friends in your prayers.

SATURDAY: The Youth Group would like to go to the new Black Panther movie the day after it comes out. If you would like to go, please contact Yolanda Pollard at 443-373-9046 so that she may reserve a ticket for you and help organize transportation. Drivers or other movie goers are welcome to contact Yolanda also.

NEXT SUNDAY: Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. 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. Please see flyer at end of bulletin for more information. 

NEXT SUNDAY: 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

TUESDAY November 15 is the BOLD Justice Research Kickoff, 7:00 p.m. at Grace Alone Lutheran Church, 1900 SW 35th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

SUNDAY November 20 will be our 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.

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.

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: Ruth 1:1-22

*HYMN 116 The God of Abraham Praise+ 

1 The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above; 
Ancient of Everlasting Days, and God of Love; 
Jehovah, great I AM! By earth and heaven confessed; 
I bow and bless the sacred name forever blest.

2 The great I AM has sworn; I on this oath depend. 
I shall, on eagle wings upborne, to heaven ascend.
I shall behold God's face; I shall God's power adore, 
and sing the wonders of God's grace forevermore.

3 The heavenly land I see, with peace and plenty blest; 
a land of sacred liberty, and endless rest.
There milk and honey flow, and oil and wine abound, 
and trees of life forever grow with mercy crowned.

4 The God who reigns on high the great archangels sing, 
and "Holy, holy, holy!" cry "Almighty King! 
Who was, and is, the same, and evermore shall be: 
Jehovah, Lord, the great I AM, we worship thee!"

WORD: From The Yigdal of Daniel ben Judah, ca. 1400; para. By Thomas Olivers, 1760; alt. MUSIC: 
Hebrew melody, Sacred Harmony, 1780 harm. From Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875, al

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 Good Samaritan Fund
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 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 707 Hymn of Promise+

1. In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

2. There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see

3. In the end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

WORDS: Natalie Sleeth, 1986 MUSIC: Natalie Sleeth, 1986


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      The Living Legacy          Pastor David Range

HYMN OF PREPARATION 709 Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above+

Come, let us join our friends above who have obtained the prize, 
and on the eagle wings of love to joys celestial rise. 
Let saints on earth unite to sing with those to glory gone, 
for all the servants of our King in earth and heaven are one. 

2. One family we dwell in him, one church above, beneath, 
though now divided by the stream, the narrow stream of death; 
one army of the living God, to his command we bow; 
part of his host have crossed the flood, and part are crossing now. 

3. Ten thousand to their endless home this solemn moment fly, 
and we are to the margin come, and we expect to die. 
E'en now by faith we join our hands with those that went before, 
and greet the blood-besprinkled bands on the eternal shore. 

4. Our spirits too shall quickly join, like theirs with glory crowned, 
and shout to see our Captain's sign, to hear this trumpet sound. 
O that we now might grasp our Guide! O that the word were given! 
Come, Lord of Hosts, the waves divide, and land us all in heaven.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1759. MUSIC: Trad. English melody; arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906


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.

All are invited forward to receive communion by coming up the side aisles. When you have received the bread and the cup you have the choice of kneeling at the rail to partake, or going back to your seat. If you would like to light one candle for all those you have loved and see no more on this earth you are invited to do so as we remember all the saints who reflected the light of Jesus. The congregation is invited to sing the great hymns of faith as we celebrate our life together and our life in Christ and his leading in the ways of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, all the fruit of the Spirit.

Hymns to be sung while Communion is being served.

Hymn 378 Amazing Grace
1. 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.

Hymn 357 Just As I Am
1. Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

5. Just as I am, thou wilt receive, wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Hymn 354 I Surrender All
1.All to Jesus I surrender; all to him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily live.
I surrender all, I surrender all, all to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

3. All to Jesus I surrender; make me, Savior, wholly thine;
let me feel the Holy Spirit, truly know that thou art mine.
I surrender all, I surrender all, all to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.

Something Beautiful         
Something beautiful, something good, all my confusion, He understood.
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife,
but He made something beautiful of my life.

Something beautiful, something good, all my confusion, He understood.
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife,
but He made something beautiful of my life.

Hymn 189 Fairest Lord Jesus
1 Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature, O thou of God and man the Son,                               Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, Thou, my soul's glory, joy, and crown.

4 Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations! Son of God and Son of Man!                     Glory and honor, praise, adoration, now and forevermore be thine.

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.

Hymn 528 Nearer My God to Thee
1 Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,                                               
still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to thee;                  
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

2 Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,                      
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;                                                       
yet in my dreams I'd be, nearer, my God, to thee;               
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Hymn 529 How Firm a Foundation
1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

3. “When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

Hymn 145 Morning Has Broken
1. Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning, praise for them springing  fresh from the Word.

3. Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day.

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 585 This Little Light Of Mine+

This little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine  
This little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine  
This little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine  
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

2. Everywhere I go, I’m goin’-a let it shine  
Everywhere I go, I’m goin’-a let it shine  
Everywhere I go I’m goin’-a let it shine  
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

3. All through the night, I’m goin’-a let it shine
All through the night, I’m goin’-a let it shine
All through the night, I’m goin’-a let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

WORDS: Afro-American spiritual MUSIC: Afro-American spiritual; adapt. by William Farl 1987

+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