October 9, 2022

Pastor: David Range

October 9, 2022

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship

October 9, 2022 

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services

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


*HYMN 88 Maker In Whom We Live

1 Maker, in whom we live, in whom we are and move,

the glory, power, and praise receive for thy creating love.

Let all the angel throng give thanks to God on high,

while earth repeats the joyful song and echoes to the sky.

2 Incarnate Deity, let all the ransomed race
render in thanks their lives to thee for thy redeeming grace.
The grace to sinners showed ye heavenly choirs proclaim,
and cry, “Salvation to our God, salvation to the Lamb!”

3 Spirit of Holiness, let all thy saints adore
thy sacred energy, and bless thine heart-renewing power.
Not angel tongues can tell thy love's ecstatic height,
the glorious joy unspeakable, the beatific sight.

4 Eternal, Triune God, let all the hosts above,
let all the earth below, record and dwell upon thy love.
When heaven and earth are fled before thy glorious face,
sing all the saints thy love hath made thine everlasting praise.

WORDS: Charles Wesley; MUSIC: George Elvey; TUNE: DIADEMATA



The Joy Of The Lord
The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength

He heals the brokenhearted and they cry no more
He heals the brokenhearted and they cry no more
He heals the brokenhearted and they cry no more
The joy of the lord is my strength

He gives me living water and I thirst no more
He gives me living water and I thirst no more
He gives me living water and I thirst no more
The joy of the lord is my strength

In The Name Of Jesus

In the Name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, we have the victory.

In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, demons will have to flee.

Who can tell what God can do? Who can tell of His love for you?

In the name of Jesus, Jesus, we have the victory.

Closer Than A Brother
Closer than a brother my Jesus is to me
He’s my dearest friend in everything I need
He’s my rock, my shield and hiding place
Closer than a brother Jesus is to me

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.

Change My Heart, O God
Change my heart, O God, make it ever true
Change my heart, O God, may I be like you
You are the potter…I am the clay
Mold me and make me…this is what I pray
Change my heart, O God, make it ever true. 
Change my heart, O God, may I be like you.


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: Sunday School at both services. The children will go out to classrooms after the offering and doxology to song “Jesus loves me this I know.”

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

TUESDAY: Farm Share truck unloading at 12:00 Noon.

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

THURSDAY: Choir practice at 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY: Children’s Club at 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: United Methodist Men will present a one-day training event here at Miramar UMC 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost $20 (includes all training materials and lunch). Jim Boesch, Men’s Ministry Specialist, will be the presenter. Registration is required. Please see flyer at end of bulletin for further information.

SATURDAY: 4-5:00 p.m. the Youth Group will go bowling at SpareZ Bowling Alley, 5325 S. University Drive, Davie where we have reserved two lanes for our group. The per person cost is $25, and it would be helpful to know who is planning to come so that we can make reservations and plan to travel together. Please contact Lisa McKenzie at 954 249 9209 for more info or to book your place.

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

MONDAY October 17, Admin/Church Council at 7:30 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.

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.

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”.

Please stand for the gospel according to Luke 17:11-19


Hymn 273 Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands+

1. Jesus' hands were kind hands, doing good to all,
healing pain and sickness, blessing children small,
washing tired feet, and saving those who fall;
Jesus' hands were kind hands, doing good to all.

2. Take my hands, Lord Jesus, let them work for you;
make them strong and gentle, kind in all I do.
Let me watch you, Jesus, till I'm gentle too,
till my hands are kind hands, quick to work for you. 

WORDS: Hope Publishing Company, 1983 MUSIC: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989

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 Apportionments  
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to JFON, the Florida branch of Justice For Our Neighbors

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 140 Great is Thy faithfulness+

1 Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; 
there is no shadow of turning with thee; 
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; 
as thou hast been thou forever wilt be. 
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! 
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided--
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

2 Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness 
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. 
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! 
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided--
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, 
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide, 
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! 
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! 
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
all I have needed thy hand hath provided--
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

WORDS: Thomas O. Chisolm, 1923. MUSIC: William M> Runyan, 1923


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      How do we thank God enough?     Pastor David Range

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 421 Make Me A Captive Lord+

1. Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free. 
Force me to render up my sword, and I shall conqueror be. 
I sink in life's alarms when by myself I stand; 
imprison me within thine arms, and strong shall be my hand.

2. My heart is weak and poor until it master find; 
it has no spring of action sure, it varies with the wind. 
It cannot freely move till thou hast wrought its chain; 
enslave it with thy matchless love, and deathless it shall reign.

3. My power is faint and low till I have learned to serve; 
it lacks the needed fire to glow, it lacks the breeze to nerve. 
It cannot drive the world until itself be driven; 
its flag can only be unfurled when thou shalt breathe from heaven.

4. My will is not my own till thou hast made it thine; 
if it would reach a monarch's throne, it must its crown resign. 
It only stands unbent amid the clashing strife, 
when on thy bosom it has leant, and found in thee its life.

WORDS: George Matheson, 1890 MUSIC: George Elvey, 1868

+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