September 11, 2022

Pastor: David Range

September 11, 2022

Miramar United Methodist Church

Order of Worship

September 11, 2022 

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services

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


*HYMN 568 Christ for the World We Sing+ 

1 Christ for the world we sing, 
the world to Christ we bring,
with loving zeal;
the poor, and them that mourn, 
the faint and overborne,
sin-sick and sorrow worn,
whom Christ doth heal.

2 Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with fervent prayer;
the wayward and the lost,
by restless passions tossed,
redeemed at countless cost,
from dark despair.

3 Christ for the world we sing,
the world to Christ we bring,
with one accord;
with us the work to share,
with us reproach to dare,
with us the cross to bear,
for Christ our Lord.

4 Christ for the world we sing,  
the world to Christ we bring,
with joyful song;
the newborn souls, whose days,
reclaimed from error's ways,
inspired with hope and praise,
to Christ belong.

WORDS: Samuel Wolcott, 1869 MUSIC: Felice de Giardini, 1769; TUNE: ITALIAN HYMN



Give Me That Old Time Religion
Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me

It was good for Paul and Silas, it was good for Paul and Silas,
It was good for Paul and Silas, it’s good enough for me.
Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me

It was good for the Hebrew children, it was good for the Hebrew children,
It was good for the Hebrew children, it’s good enough for me.
Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me.

Makes me love everybody, makes me love everybody
Makes me love everybody, and it’s good enough for me.
Give me that old time religion, give me that old time religion,
Give me that old time religion, it’s good enough for me

I’m Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing
I’m gonna sing, sing, sing I’m gonna shout, shout, shout
I’m gonna sing, I’m gonna shout, Praise the Lord
When those gates are open wide I’m gonna sit at Jesus’ side
I’m gonna sing…I’m gonna shout, Praise the Lord.

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying
Lord, listen to your children praying
Lord, send your spirit in this place
Lord, listen to your children praying
Send us love, send us pow’r, send us grace

In Christ Alone
In Christ alone…I place my trust
I find my glory in the power of the cross
In every victory let it be said of me
My source of strength my source of hope is Christ alon

Surely The Presence Of The Lord Is In This Place
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place;
I can feel His mighty power and His grace.
I can hear the brush of angels’ wings,
I see glory on each face;
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

WORDS: Lanny Wolfe, 1977 MUSIC: Lanny Wolfe, 1977


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 begins 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.

MONDAY: Joyce Hemmans BOLD Justice house meeting in the fellowship hall at 7:30 and also Vinessa Edwards BOLD Justice house meeting in the library at 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Farm Share truck unloading at 12:00 noon

TUESDAY: Donna Simms BOLD Justice house meeting in the library at 7:30

WEDNESDAY: Nominations Committee at 7:30 p.m.

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

THURSDAY: United Women of Faith will be meeting in the fellowship hall and also on zoom at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be the District UWF President Dr. Nora Hernandez-Hendrix

FRIDAY: Children’s Club resumes, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, for elementary school students and younger.

SATURDAY:  Youth Group resumes, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall for middle and high school students. We invite you to bring a friend to a pizza party.

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

TUESDAY, September 20 Ina McNeil’s BOLD Justice house meeting in the fellowship hall at 7:30

For all night meetings please enter from the south entrance off the parking lot through the door near the pastor’s office.

One of our church brothers really needs a good used car at a good price. Please let pastor know if you can help out in any way.

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 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”.

Prayer of Remembrance on the Twenty-First Anniversary of 9/11:

Leader: On this day of solemn remembrance:
May we honor the lives that were lost in this tragic act.
May we give thanks for those who served and saved, rendered aid and assistance.
May we give comfort to those who live with loss.
May we seek justice and peace where it is within our ability,
and rely on you when the ability escapes us.

Congregation: On this day of solemn remembrance:

May we build what has been torn down.

May we mend what has been broken.

May we live your love when hate seems to reign.

May we bear witness to the cause of peace.

—Rev. Dr. Derek Weber,

The Word of God: Psalm 146 (New Living Translation)

Praise the Lord!
    Let all that I am praise the Lord.
I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
    I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath.
Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.
     When they breathe their last, they return to the earth,
    and all their plans die with them.

But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.
    He keeps every promise forever.
He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry.
     The Lord frees the prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.
    The Lord loves the godly.
The Lord protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows,
    but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.
The Lord will reign forever.
    He will be your God, O Jerusalem, throughout the   
      generations. Praise the Lord!


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


Hymn 396 O Jesus, I Have Promised+

O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me, my Master and my friend.
I shall not fear the battle if thou art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway if thou wilt be my guide.

2 O let me feel thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
my foes are ever near me, around me and within;
but Jesus, draw thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

3 O let me hear thee speaking in accents clear and still,
above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, thou guardian of my soul.

4 O Jesus, thou hast promised to all who follow thee
that where thou art in glory there shall thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

WORDS: John E. Bode, ca. 1866 Arthur H. Mann, 1881; TUNE: ANGEL’S STORY

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 427 Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life+

1. Where cross the crowded ways of life, 
where sound the cries of race and clan, 
above the noise of selfish strife, 
we hear your voice, O Son of Man. 

2. In haunts of wretchedness and need, 
on shadowed thresholds dark with fears,
from paths where hide the lures of greed, 
we catch the vision of your tears.

3. From tender childhood's helplessness, 
from woman's grief, man's burdened toil,
from famished souls, from sorrow's stress, 
your heart has never known recoil.

4. The cup of water given for you
still holds the freshness of your grace; 
yet long these multitudes to view 
the sweet compassion of your face. 

5. O Master, from the mountainside 
make haste to heal these hearts of pain; 
among these restless throngs abide; 
O tread the city's streets again.

6. Till all the world shall learn your love 
and follow where your feet have trod, 
till, glorious from your heaven above, 
shall come the city of our God!

WORDS: Frank Mason North; MUSIC: William Gardiner. TUNE: GERMANY


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.

The Word of God: John 14.15-17 (New Living Translation)

Response to the Word: Unfailing Helper Rev. Dr. CJ Walter 

*HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 431 Let There Be Peace on Earth+

Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me;
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.
With God our creator, children all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me; let this be the moment now.
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow:
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

WORDS & MUSIC: Sy Miller and Jill Jackson; TUNE: WORLD PEACE 

+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