October 16 Laity Sunday

Pastor: David Range

October 16, 2022

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship

October 16, 2022 

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services

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

CALL TO WORSHIP: Worship Leader 8:30 Raverley Edwards, 11:00 Shirley Lindsay 

Leader: We are all invited to God’s nearness in Jesus Christ.
People: We know Jesus is God’s grace for the life of the world.
Leader: We look for grace revealed in our togetherness and in the of lives those beyond our church walls.
People: We know our together life in Christ is never gated or exclusive.
Leader: In every place, we discover what it means to be faithful – with you – to make all things new.
People: And we hear your invitation to help heal and repair the world’s shattered wholeness.         
Let us worship God as we sing together:

*HYMN 98 To God Be the Glory

1. To God be the glory, great things he hath done! 
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son, 
who yielded his life an atonement for sin, 
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! 
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, 
and give him the glory, great things he hath done! 

2. O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood, 
to every believer the promise of God; 
the vilest offender who truly believes, 
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives. 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! 
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, 
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

3. Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done, 
and great our rejoicing thru Jesus the Son; 
but purer, and higher, and greater will be 
our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see. 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice! 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice! 
O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, 
and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

WORDS: Fanny J. Crosby, 1875 MUSIC: William H. Doane 1875



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 praise.

I Am So Glad That Jesus Loves Me
I am so glad that my Father in Heaven
Tells of His love in the Book He has given;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see,
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.
I am so glad that Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me.
I am so glad that Jesus loves me, Jesus loves even me.

Oh, if there's only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song through eternity be,
Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!
I am so glad that Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me.
I am so glad that Jesus loves me, Jesus loves even me.

I Love That Man From Galilee
I love that man from Galilee
For He has done so very much for me
He has taken all my sins, placed the Holy Ghost within,
I love that man, that man from Galilee.

Step By Step
O God, You are my God and I will ever praise You                                 
O God, You are my God and I will ever praise You
I will seek You in the morning      
and I will learn to walk in Your ways    
and step by step You’ll lead me    
and I will follow You all of my days

I Am The God That Healeth Thee
I am the God that healeth thee, I am the Lord, your healer.
I sent My Word and healed your disease, I am the Lord your healer.
You are the God that healeth me, you are the Lord my healer.
You sent your word and healed my disease, You are the Lord my healer.


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

If you would like to donate to the Hurricane Ian fund, please mark your envelope or e-giving with the words “hurricane relief” or something similar so that the counter can put it in this designated fund.

Also, we are invited in this month to take up a special mission offering for JFON, the Florida branch of Justice For Our Neighbors, which exists to give free, high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants throughout the state. Some of the people of our church have been blessed by JFON. Next Sunday, Oct. 16, the mission offering will be for JFON

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

MONDAY: Admin/Church Council at 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY: NO Food Distribution this week.

THURSDAY: United Women in Faith Breast Cancer Awareness Program 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SUNDAY: Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. 

NEXT SUNDAY: Charge Conference, Hollywood Hills UMC, 3:00 p.m.

TUESDAY October 25, BOLD Justice Community Problems Assembly 7:30 p.m. at San Isido Roman Catholic Church, 2310 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33069.

SATURDAY October 29, Norland UMC in association with the Nicaraguan American Nurses Association presents a Health Fair starting at 10:00 a.m. featuring health screenings and consultations. Please see flyer at end of bulletin for details.

SUNDAY October 30: Joint 10:00 a.m. service, and Pastors Appreciation Sunday! Let’s give thanks.

SUNDAY November 13, 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, and Save the Date.

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.

The Pre School still has some spaces for 3-year-olds and VPKs  for this school year. Please drop in to see the Director Marleni, or call the preschool for an appointment at 954 981 9269.

Upper Room Devotionals for September/October are still available. New devotionals for November/December are now available.
Please pick one up as you leave the sanctuary.

Please wear a mask at all times in the sanctuary

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: 2 Timothy 1:8-12, 8:30 Stefani Gallmon, 11:00 Taj Stewart 


Hymn 277 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus+

1 Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear;
Things I would ask Him to tell me If He were here:
Scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea,
Stories of Jesus, tell them to me.

2 First let me hear how the children stood 'round His knee,
And I shall fancy His blessing resting on me;
Words full of kindness, deeds full of grace,
All in the love-light of Jesus' face.

3 Into the city I'd follow the children's band,
Waving a branch of the palm tree high in my hand;
One of His heralds, yes, I would sing
Loudest hosannas, "Jesus is King!”

WORDS: William H. Parker, 1885 MUSIC: Frederick A. Challinor, 1903

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 JFON, the Florida branch of Justice For Our Neighbors 
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 miramarpastor@gmail.com)

PRAYER HYMN 529 How Firm a Foundation+

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?

2. “Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
for I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

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.

4. “When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

5. “The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake.”

WORDS: “K” in Rippon’s Selection of Hymns, 1787 MUSIC: Early USA melody; harm. from Tabor, 1866


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      Theme for Laity Sunday: Rise Up! Reveal God's Grace
 8:30 Liezette Abel-Ruffin, 11:00 Barbara Phillips-Bratton

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 398 Jesus Calls Us+

1 Jesus calls us o'er the tumult of our life's wild, restless sea;
day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying "Christian, follow me!"

2 As of old apostles heard it by the Galilean Lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred, leaving all for Jesus’ sake.

3 Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world's golden store,
from each idol that would keep us, saying "Christian, love me more."

4 In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures, "Christian, love me more than these!"

5 Jesus calls us! By thy mercies, Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience, serve and love thee best of all.

WORDS: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1852 MUSIC: William H. Jude, 1874

+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 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 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 church 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 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