February 7, 2021

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church
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 
February 7, 2021
 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

  

Call to Worship 
 
*Hymn 469 Jesus is All the World to Me ccli #242496
1 Jesus is all the world to me,
My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day,
Without him I would fall:
When I am sad, to him I go,
No other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad, he makes me glad,
He's my friend.
 
2 Jesus is all the world to me,
My friend in trials sore;
I go to him for blessings, and
He gives them o'er and o'er:
He sends the sunshine and the rain,
He sends the harvest's golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain,
He's my friend.
 
3 Jesus is all the world to me,
And true to him I'll be;
Oh, how could I this friend deny,
When he's so true to me?
Following him I know I'm right,
He watches o'er me day and night;
Following him by day and night,
He's my friend.
 
4 Jesus is all the world to me,
I want no better friend;
I trust him now, I'll trust him when
Life's fleeting days shall end:
Beautiful life with such a friend,
Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy,
He's my friend.
WORDS: Will L. Thompson, 1904  MUSIC: Will L. Thompson, 1904 ccli #242496
 

Prayer
 
*Praise and Worship ccli #242496
 
This Is My Commandment
This is my commandment that you love one another
that your joy may be full.
This is my commandment that you love one another
that your joy may be full.
That your joy may be full….that your joy may be full
This is my commandment that you love one another
that your joy may be full.
 
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
I have decided to follow Jesus
I have decided to follow Jesus
I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back, no turning back.
 
The cross before me, the world behind me 
The cross before me, the world behind me 
The cross before me, the world behind me 
No turning back, no turning back.
 
Though none go with me, still I will follow
Though none go with me, still I will follow
Though none go with me, still I will follow
No turning back, no turning back
                  
Give Thanks
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because he’s given Jesus Christ his Son
 
And now, let the weak say “I am strong”
Let the poor say “I am rich” 
Because of what the Lord has done for us
And now, let the weak say “I am strong”
let the poor say “I am rich” 
Because of what the Lord has done for us
Give thanks………….give thanks
 
Precious Lamb Of Glory
Precious Lamb of glory
Love’s most wondrous story
Heart of God’s redemption of man
Worship the Lamb….
Glorify the Lamb
Worship the Lamb of glory
 
Welcome
For our meet and greet time please participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by calling or texting or otherwise communicating with someone and sharing the love of God with them.
 
Today: UMW Valentine’s Day Bake Sale in the church parking lot, after the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. If you have ordered items please pick them up between 9:30 and 10:30 and noon to 1:00 p.m.
 
Today: Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Contact Marvia Aitken for the link, Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m., contact Marvia Aitken or Vinessa Edwards. See introductory page.
 
Today: Be reminded to prepare the elements for holy communion, bread, juice, wine or water so that you may join in the service from your home.
 
Monday February 8 at 7:30 p.m., MUMC Network meeting on the GoToMeeting app. Look in your email for the link. If any of the congregation has stories of issues with the criminal justice system or the mental health field please contact Pastor David or Joyce Hemmans, Ina McNeil, Roland Abel, Donna Simms or Vinessa Edwards.
 
The Wednesday Bible Study has been postponed until after Pastor David’s surgery.
You are invited to join in daily meditation by joining A Community of Love and Forgiveness—a 31-day Journey with Jesus from MLK Day to Ash Wednesday. Click here to start: https://www.flumc.org/love-forgiveness
 
Food distribution on Thursday between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. on the Utopia Drive side of the church.
 
Please continue to worship with us online most Sundays at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at www.MiramarUMC.org and click on the Twitter icon or on youtube.com by putting Miramar UMC in the search bar.
 
Please stop by for The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide and a visit if you would like.
 
Keep in prayer and plan to attend online the important BOLD Justice meetings in 2021. Our local Miramar UMC Network Meeting will be held online Monday Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. so Network Members should expect an email and a phone call from their Team Member. The RALLY is on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m., The NEHEMIAH ACTION is Monday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., and the CELEBRATION on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Commissioning of the Network Members for BOLD Justice.
 
Pastor David will be having surgery for diverticulitis on Feb. 15. His last day in office will be Feb. 11 as the next day he gets his COVID-19 test and has to isolate. He may be one week in hospital and not able to drive for a month and may be very limited in what he can do for up to 8 weeks. This is the normal time to recover from this type of surgery. Please keep him in your prayers, along with his family and the church.  While he is away his wife, Pastor CJ Walter, and others will be conducting worship services. However, the leaders of the church are committed and organized to respond to any pastoral needs. The church office may be called at any time by dialing 954-989-4711 and leaving a message but also our church secretary Beth will be checking the church email address every day. Our co-lay leaders may be contacted, Michael Adewumi at dokksy@yahoo.com or Marvia Aitken at marviaaitken@hotmail.com, but any of the leaders can be contacted and they will take care of any needs that present themselves. Emails from mirumeth@gmail.com with a report about Pastor David’s progress will go out regularly and information will be shared on Sunday mornings during the online services.
 
Prayer for Pastor David before his surgery.
 
Please stand for the gospel according to Mark 1:29-34
 
Children’s Time 
 
*Hymn 526 What a Friend We Have in Jesus
1 What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer!
 
2 Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a friend so faithful
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer!
 
3 Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge--
take it to the Lord in prayer!
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield thee;
Thou will find a solace there.
WORDS: Joseph M. Scriven, ca. 1855 MUSIC: Charles C. Converse, 1868 ccli #242496

Reception of Tithes and Offerings  
Online giving is available through our website www.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 or call Pastor David. Thanks to all who have signed up for this. The regular tithes and offerings of the church are a great source of blessing.
 
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. 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 services, someone will be in the church for one hour after the worship finishes. We trust God will keep us strong.

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.
 
Or you can drop by with your gift during the week. Please call ahead if you would like to come at a time not listed in the introduction.
 
Prayer for God to bless our gifts
 
One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering.
 
Doxology
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
 
Time of sharing Joys & Concerns - Pastor David Range
(please email miramarpastor@gmail.com)
 
Prayer Hymn 474 Precious Lord, Take My Hand 
Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light:
 
Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

 
2 When my way grows drear,
Precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand lest I fall:

Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

 
3 When the darkness appears
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand:
 
Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

WORDS: Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932 MUSIC: Thomas A. Dorsey, 1932 ccli #242496
 
Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer 
 
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 Gracious Love of Christ
 
Hymn of Preparation 548 In Christ There is No East or West     
1 In Christ there is no east or west,
in him no south or north,
but one great fellowship of love
throughout the whole wide earth.
 
2 In Christ shall true hearts everywhere
their high communion find.
His service is the golden cord
close binding humankind.
 
3 In Christ is neither Jew nor Greek,
And neither slave nor free;
Both male and female heirs are made,
And all are kin to me.
 
4 In Christ now meet both east and west,
in him meet south and north.
All Christly souls are joined as one
throughout the whole wide earth.
WORDS: Sts. 1, 2, 4, John Oxenham, 1913; st. 3, Laurence Hull Stookey, 1987 MUSIC: Afro-American spiritual; adapt. and harm. by Harry T. Burleigh, 1939
 
Holy Communion
 
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.
 
Blessed are you, our Alpha and our Omega,
whose strong and loving arms encompass the universe,
for with your eternal Word and Holy Spirit you are forever one God.
Through your Word you created all things and called them good,
and in you we live and move and have our being.
When we fell into sin, you did not desert us.
You made covenant with your people Israel
and spoke through prophets and teachers.
In Jesus Christ your Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
full of grace and truth.
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 Jesus Christ, who called you Abba, Father.
As a mother tenderly gathers her children,
you embraced a people as your own
and filled them with a longing for a peace that would last
and for a justice that would never fail.
In Jesus' suffering and death you took upon yourself our sin and death
and destroyed their power for ever.
You raised from the dead this same Jesus,
who now reigns with you in glory,
and poured upon us your Holy Spirit,
making us the people of your new covenant.
 
On the night before meeting with death, Jesus took bread,
gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to the 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 Jesus took the cup,
gave thanks to you, gave it to the 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,
that in the breaking of this bread and the drinking of this wine
we may know the presence of the living Christ
and be renewed as the body of Christ for the world,
redeemed by Christ's blood.
 
As the grain and grapes, once dispersed in the fields,
are now united on this table in bread and wine,
so may we and all your people be gathered from every time and place
into the unity of your eternal household
and feast at your table for ever.
 
Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and for ever.
 
Amen.
 
If you are with others please serve each other in your homes, and unite your hearts with all in the church and around the world who are, in the Spirit, coming with humble hearts to receive grace from the Lord Jesus.
 
*Hymn of sending forth 569 We've a Story to Tell to the Nations  
1 We've a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light.
 
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

 
2 We've a song to be sung to the nations,
that shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
a song that shall conquer evil,
and shatter the spear and sword,
and shatter the spear and sword.
 
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

 
3 We've a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
hath sent us His Son to save us,
and show us that God is love,
and show us that God is love.
 
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

 
4 We've a Savior to show to the nations,
who the path of sorrow has trod,
that all of the world's great peoples
might come to the truth of God,
might come to the truth of God.
 
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright,
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

WORDS: H. Ernest Nichol, 1896 MUSIC: H. Ernest Nichol, 1896 ccli #242496
 
Benediction (please raise hands toward heaven)

 
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