May 23, 2021

Pastor: David Range

On Sunday, June 13,  the church will be open for limited in-person worship. Ideally, the leaders think that we should wait until August when the CDC predicts Covid-19 will likely be less of a problem. However, for those of you who would like to begin attending services in the sanctuary before then, we are implementing a reservation system.

If you would like to attend in person, please call Beth, our church Administrative Assistant, at 954-989-4711 or send an email to mirumeth@gmail.com by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday of the week you hope to attend. If there are any seats left after this deadline, Beth will post the number available in the bulletin that she emails on Thursdays. This will provide an opportunity for those who didn't reserve a seat before the deadline to still be added to the reservation list.  When you call or email, let her know how many would like to attend from your household, and which service (8:30 or 11:00 a.m.). If the allocated number for that Sunday has been filled, she will ask if she can make a reservation for you for the following week.

 Please be advised that without a reservation, you might be turned away if we are at capacity. 

During the service we will encourage social distancing and hand sanitizing. Seating will be available in the foyer and Fellowship Hall. 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. 

If you attend in person we ask that you wear a  mask at all times, unless you are participating in the service from the pulpit. We encourage taking the vaccine in order to protect yourself and others near you.

Thank you for your cooperation. We are trying to figure out the best way to do this, so please be patient with us.

We celebrate the way God led the early disciples and the way God still calls leaders today… Easter continues!

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 www.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 that you might try clicking the refreshimage 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.

Remember Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom so children from both services can take part. You may contact Marvia Aitken at marviaaitken@hotmail.com for the link. Our 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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 the prayers for healing! 
Grace and peace, Pastor David 
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Miramar United Methodist Church
Day of Pentecost

May 23, 2021
 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

CALL TO WORSHIP 
 
HYMN 363 And Can it Be+

1 And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior's blood!
Died He for me? who caused His pain!
For me? who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

2 'Tis mystery all! Th'Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more. 
'Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more. 

3 He left His Father's throne above,
(So free, so infinite His grace!),
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam's helpless race.
'Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me. 
'Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me. 

4 Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature's night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray;
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free;
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee. 
My chains fell off, my heart was free;
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

5 No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th'eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own. 
Bold I approach th'eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1739 MUSIC: Thomas Campbell, 1835

OPENING PRAYER

PRAISE AND WORSHIP

Here I Am To Worship

Light of the world you stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes, let me see
Beauty that made this heart…adore you
Hope of a life spent with you
     
So here I am to worship 
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that you’re my God
You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly you came to the earth you created
All for love’s sake became poor
  
So here I am to worship 
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that you’re my God 
You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

And I’ll never know how much it costs
To see my sin upon that cross
And I’ll never know how much it costs
To see my sin upon that cross

So here I am to worship 
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that you’re my God
You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

The Battle Belongs To The Lord

In heavenly armor we enter the land
The battle belongs to the Lord
No weapon that’s fashioned against us will stand
The battle belongs to the Lord

And we sing glory, honor,
power and strength to the Lord
and we sing glory, honor,
power and strength to the Lord

When the power of darkness comes in like a flood
The battle belongs to the Lord
He’s raised up a standard, the pow’r of his blood
The battle belongs to the Lord

And we sing glory, honor,
power and strength to the Lord
and we sing glory, honor,
power and strength to the Lord

When your enemy presses in hard, do not fear
The battle belongs to the Lord
Take courage, my friend, your redemption is near
The battle belongs to the Lord

And we sing glory, honor,
power and strength to the Lord
and we sing glory, honor,
power and strength to the Lord

Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome

Holy Spirit thou art welcome in this place
Holy Spirit thou art welcome in this place
Omnipotent Father of mercy and grace
Thou art welcome in this place
                     

He Is Here

He is here, hallelujah
He is here, a—men
He is here, holy, holy
I will bless his name again
He is here, listen closely
Hear him calling out your name
He is here, you can touch him
You will never be the same

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are glad you could join us online, please reach out to someone and greet them with the love of Christ. Today we host online the Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. and Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Bible Study online, please contact Pastor David for the link at miramarpastor@gmail.com

THURSDAY: Food distribution starts between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. on the Utopia Drive side of the church.

NEXT SUNDAY: Please continue to worship with us online at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. (See introductory page for instructions.)

Our church sister Rosemarie Parram-Nicholas passed away on Wednesday, May 19. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, June 5. The viewing will take place on that day in our sanctuary from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m., followed by her burial. Please see the end of the bulletin for her photo.

June 12 Free Mammogram for low-income women ages 40 to 60 at North Miami Beach City Hall, (17011 NE 19th Ave.) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 13 is the Sunday we are re-opening the sanctuary for in-person worship. Details in the introductory page.

Scripture Acts 2:1-21

CHILDREN’S TIME

HYMN 558 We Are the Church+ 

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

1. The church is not a building,
the church is not a steeple,
the church is not a resting place,
the church is a people.

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

2. We're many kinds of people,
with many kinds of faces,
all colors and all ages, too,
from all times and places.

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

3. Sometimes the church is marching;
sometimes it's bravely burning,
sometimes it's riding, sometimes hiding,
always it's learning.

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

4. And when the people gather,
there's singing and there's praying,
there's laughing and there's crying sometimes,
all of it saying:

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

5. At Pentecost some people
received the Holy Spirit
and told the Good News through the world
to all who would hear it. 

I am the church! You are the church!
We are the church together!
All who follow Jesus,
all around the world!
Yes, we're the church together!

WORDS: Richard K. Avery and Donald S. Marsh, 1972 MUSIC: Richard K. Avery and Donald S. Marsh, 1972

RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Prayer of Dedication

One minute musical interlude while worshipers prepare their offering. Instructions for giving online, by check or text  are in the intro section before the Order of Service.

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 

PRAYER HYMN 420 Breathe on me Breath of God+

1 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love
and do what thou wouldst do.

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will,
to do and to endure.

3 Breathe on me, Breath of God;
Till I am wholly thine,
Till all this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire divine.

4 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life
of thine eternity. 

WORDS: Edwin Hatch, 1878 MUSIC: Robert Jackson, 1888

HYMN 328 Surely the Presence of the Lord

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.

 

PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE 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: Don’t you want to belong to this organization?

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 102 Now Thank We All Our God+ 

1 Now thank we all our God, 
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom this world rejoices;
who from our mothers' arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

2 O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
and keep us still in grace,
and guide us when perplexed;
and free us from all ills, 
of this world in the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given;
the Son, and him who reigns,
with them in highest heaven;
the one eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore. 

WORDS: Martin Rinkart, 1663; trans. By Catherine Winkworth, 1858 MUSIC: Johann Cruger, 1647; harm. by Felix Mendelssohn, 1840

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