September 10, 2023

Pastor: David Range

September 10, 2023

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.

Order of Worship
September 10, 2023 
8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services 

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


Hymn 155 All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name

1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall,
let angels prostrate fall; 
bring forth the royal diadem, and crown…… him, crown him, crown him, crown him, and crown him Lord of all.

2. Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, ye ransomed from the fall,
ye ransomed from the fall, hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown……him, crown him, crown him, crown him,
and crown him Lord of all.

3. Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget the wormwood and the gall,
the wormwood and the gall
go spread your trophies at his feet, and crown……him, crown him, crown him, crown him, and crown him Lord of all.

4. Let every kindred, every tribe on this terrestrial ball, 
on this terrestrial ball
To him all majesty ascribe, and crown……him, crown him, crown him, crown him, and crown him Lord of all.

5. Crown him ye martyrs of your God who from his altar call,               
who from his altar call                
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s Rod and crown……him,                       
crown him, crown him, crown him, and crown him Lord of all.

6. O that with yonder sacred throng we at his feet may fall, 
we at his feet may fall                
we’ll join the everlasting song and crown……him,                       
crown him, crown him, crown him, and crown him Lord of all.

WORDS: Edward Perronet, 1779; alt. by John Rippon, 1787 Music: James Ellor, 1838



Majesty, worship His Majesty. Unto Jesus be all glory, honor and praise!
Majesty, Kingdom Authority, Flow from His throne, unto His own
His anthem raise!
So exalt, lift up on high the Name of Jesus!
Magnify, come glorify, Christ Jesus the King.
Majesty, worship His Majesty; Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings

Be Exalted O God
I will give thanks to Thee O Lord, among the people
I will sing praises to Thee among the nations
For Thy steadfast love is great, is great to the heavens
And Thy faithfulness, Thy faithfulness to the clouds

Be exalted, O God above the heavens
Let Thy glory be over all the earth
Be exalted, O God above the heavens
Let Thy glory be over all the earth.

Change My Heart O God
Change my heart oh God, make it ever true
Change my heart oh 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 oh God, make it ever true
Change my heart oh God, may I be like You

Thou Art Worthy
Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy,
Thou art worthy, O Lord.
Thou art worthy to receive glory,
Glory and honor and power.
For Thou hast created, hast all things created,
For Thou hast created all things.
And for Thy pleasure they are created;
Thou art worthy, O Lord.


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: Sunday School resumes, with the children’s classes beginning by learning songs to present to the church.
Church Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Joyce Hemmans' BOLD Justice house meeting in the fellowship hall at 7:30 p.m. 

TUESDAY: Pre School-Board meeting at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study resumes at 7:00 p.m. on Pastor’s gotomeeting link, please write him for the link at

THURSDAY: Choir at 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY: Children’s Club from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for those elementary school age and younger. Please enter from the south parking lot entrance.

SATURDAY: The United Women in Faith invites everyone to Climate Justice Day, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Opa-Locka UMC, 630 Sharar Ave 33054. Featuring mini-tree giveaways, mulching, weeding, trimming, garden and hedge trimming. Help grow the County's tree canopy! See flyer below.

SATURDAY: Youth Group from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for those in middle or high school. Please enter from the south parking lot entrance.

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

SUNDAY September 17 BOLD Justice house meeting in the fellowship hall at 4:00 p.m. with the network of Vinessa Edwards, Ina McNeil and Grace Lee

TUESDAY September 19 Finance Committee at 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, September 21 United Women in Faith at 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY September 24 will be our next New Member Session after each service and, by the grace of God, you are welcome to join the church and become a stronger witness for the power of God in our community. You are invited to speak with the pastor.

Contact Allison Feurtado at 954 483 3792 if you would like to participate in these two events:
1. September 24 the “People Profile Awards—together we are stronger” at the Faith Center, 5555 NW 95th Ave., Sunrise. It is a black-tie event, refreshments at 6:00 p.m., showtime at 7:00 p.m. $45 general admission.
2. September 30 to October 1 at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, “OL’Time Sinting—Come Back Again”
See flyers at the end of the bulletin.

SUNDAY October 1 at 4:00 p.m. you are invited to a Celebration of Installation of Rev. Dr. Simon Osunlana, our new District Superintendent at the Hollywood Hills UMC, 400 N. 35th Ave, Hollywood 33021. 

SUNDAY October 15 the Men’s Group invites you to a “Men’s Concert” so all men, women, boys and girls please plan to come for a fun gospel event. We are inviting men’s groups from other churches to join us to put on this concert. (All men in the church are invited to practice in the sanctuary on Fridays September 22 and October 6 at 7:00 p.m.)

If you would like to have a great time with Division Chief Segarra who taught some of us about the AED (Automated External defibrillator) and how to care for people in physical distress please sign up for the next session. If we have enough participants, we can ask him to come back at a time yet to be decided. If you would like to be a part of the next free class please sign up or contact Pastor David and we may be able to host another class in the next few months if enough people sign up.

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 of Matthew 18:15-20


*HYMN 139 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty+

1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation.  
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation!  
All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near; 
join me in glad adoration!

2. Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigning
bears thee on eagle’s wings, e’er in his keeping maintaining.
God’s care enfolds all whose true good he upholds.
Hast thou not know his sustaining?

3. Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee; 
surely his goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do, 
who with his love doth befriend thee.

4. Praise to the Lord, who doth nourish thy life and restore thee,
fitting thee well for the tasks that are ever before thee.
Then to thy need God as a mother doth speed,
spreading the wings of grace o’er thee.

5. Praise to the Lord!  O let all that is in me adore him!  
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him!  
Let the amen sound from his people again; 
gladly forever adore him. 

WORDS: Joachim Neander, 1680 Music: William Sterndale Bennett, 1864

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 BOLD Justice

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

(please email

PRAYER HYMN 358 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind+

1 Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind, in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise.

2 In simple trust like theirs who heard beside the Syrian sea
the gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word
rise up and follow thee.

3 O sabbath rest by Galilee, O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love!

4 Drop thy still dews of quietness, till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace.

5 Breathe through the heats of our desire thy coolness and thy balm;      let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm!
WORDS: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1872 MUSIC: Frederick C. Maker, 1887


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         Taking a shot at relieving anger    Pastor David Range


1 Pass me not, O gentle Savior, hear my humble cry;
While on others thou art calling, do not pass me by.
Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry; while on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

2 Let me at a throne of mercy find a sweet relief,
Kneeling there in deep contrition; help my unbelief.
Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry; while on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

3 Trusting only in Thy merit, would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit, save me by thy grace.
Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry; while on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

4 Thou the spring of all my comfort, more than life to me,
Whom have I on earth beside thee? Whom in heaven but thee?
Savior, Savior, hear my humble cry; while on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

WORDS: Fanny J. Crosby, 1868 MUSIC: William H. Doane, 1870

+All music under ccli #24249

How do children learn to worship?

1. By being taught that they have a place in the community of the church.

2. By seeing, hearing, feeling, even smelling, the sanctuary as a place of welcome and worship.

3. By being around other children in the worship service.

4. By watching how adults sing, pray, and make offerings.

5. By sharing in prayers, communion, and worship with adults.

6. By being given ways to watch for God’s presence in their own lives, and encouraged to share where they notice God.


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