June 23, 2024

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 
June 23, 2024 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

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

CALL TO WORSHIP                

*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

*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

In Your Hands
1. You have all my future in your hands, in your hands.
I bid you take over all my life, Lord.
My dreams, aspirations, all my best, Jesus, Lord.
My hopes, my years, in your hands.
In your hands, Lord, I place today, tomorrow.
In your hands, Lord, I surrender all.
In your hands, I commit my joys, my sorrows;
In your hands, Lord, I surrender all.

2.  Keep walking beside me every night, every day;
And giving me courage for the fray, Lord.
I need you to guide me every step of the way,
Forsake me not, Lord, I pray.
In your hands, Lord, I place today, tomorrow.
In your hands, Lord, I surrender all.
In your hands, I commit my joys, my sorrows;
In your hands, Lord, I surrender all.

3.  You place many duties in my hands, in my hands;
And shaping my world is my task, Lord,
On you I depend, Lord, for the power; this I ask,
That all make sense in my hands.
In your hands, Lord, I place today, tomorrow.
In your hands, Lord, I surrender all.
In your hands, I commit my joys, my sorrows;
In your hands, Lord, I surrender all.

4. So Lord, I am trusting everything to your hands,
And then I keep praying for our land, Lord,
To labor with others for the best, Jesus, Lord, Our all I place in your hands.
In your hands, Lord, I place today, tomorrow.
In your hands, Lord, I surrender all.
In your hands, I commit my joys, my sorrows;
In your hands, Lord, I surrender all.

WORDS: Allan Kirton; MUSIC: Patrick Prescod

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 at 12:00 noon: Celebration of life service for Clyde Yarde at Fred Hunter’s funeral home, 2401 University Drive, Davie. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

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

MONDAY: Trustees meeting 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Choir at 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY: Food distribution in our fellowship hall, 10:00 a.m.

NEXT SUNDAY: is the fifth Sunday of the month so we will be having one joint 10:00 a.m. service followed by a New Members Session. All those who would like to join the church or find out more about our mission and ministry are invited to come to this one-hour session in the pastor’s office after he greets “a few” people at the end of the worship service. Also in this service we will be welcoming the participants of our confirmation class as full members.

Please remember June 30 is the fifth Sunday of the month so we will be having one joint 10:00 a.m. service followed by a New Members Session. All those who would like to join the church or find out more about our mission and ministry are invited to come to this one-hour session in the pastor’s office after he greets “a few” people at the end of the worship service.

July 1 to 6 are the dates for Summer Camp this year. We rejoice that we have filled the bus and a car. We will leave on Monday at 8:30 a.m. and return Saturday afternoon.

If you would like to register to vote or receive a mail-in ballot or if you would like advice as to how to vote, our member Roland Abel is happy to discuss the choices with you so that you may make up your own mind on how you vote.

The Mission Offering today is for Apportionments
Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to FLUMC Children’s Home, Residing Hope

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”.

SCRIPTURE: Romans 8.35-39 (New Living Translation)

CHILDREN’S TIME           

*HYMN 266 Heal Us, Emmanuel+ 

1. Heal us, Emmanuel, hear our prayer; we wait to feel thy touch;
Deep-wounded souls to thee repair, and Savior, we are such.
 
2. Our faith is feeble, we confess we faintly trust thy word;
but wilt thou pity us the less? Be that far from thee, Lord!
 

3. Remember him who once applied with trembling for relief;
“Lord, I believe,” with tears he cried; “O help my unbelief!”

4. She, too, who touched thee in the press and healing virtue stole,
was answered, “Daughter, go in peace: thy faith hath made thee whole.”
 
5. Like her, with hopes and fears we come to touch thee if we may;
O send us not despairing home; send none unhealed away.

WORDS: William Cowper, 1779 MUSIC: Johann Cruger, 1647

RECEPTION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS 
Please pass the offering bags along each row at the direction of the ushers. Instructions for giving online, by check or text are in the section after the Order of Service.

The Mission Offering today is for Apportionments
  Next Sunday our Mission Offering goes to FLUMC Children’s Home, Residing Hope

Prayer of Dedication

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

HYMN 277 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus+

1 Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear;
Things I would ask Him to tell me If He were here:
Scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea,
Stories of Jesus, tell them to me.

2 First let me hear how the children stood 'round His knee,
And I shall fancy His blessing resting on me;
Words full of kindness, deeds full of grace,
All in the love-light of Jesus' face.

3 Into the city I'd follow the children's band,
Waving a branch of the palm tree high in my hand;
One of His heralds, yes, I would sing
Loudest hosannas, "Jesus is King!”

WORDS: William H. Parker, 1885 MUSIC: Frederick A. Challinor, 1903 

TIME OF SHARING JOYS & CONCERNS                 
(please email miramarpastor@gmail.com)


PRAYER HYMN Whosoever Heareth!+

1. Whosoever heareth! Shout, shout the sound;
Send the blessed tidings all the world around;
Spread the joyful news wherever folks are found:
Whosoever will may come.
Whosoever will! Send the proclamation over vale and hill: 
’Tis the loving Father calls the wanderer home; Whosoever will may come
.


2. Whosoever cometh need not delay;
Now the door is open, enter while you may;
Jesus is the true and only living Way: Whosoever will may come.
Whosoever will! Send the proclamation over vale and hill: 
’Tis the loving Father calls the wanderer home; Whosoever will may come.

3. Whosoever will, the promise is secure;
Whosoever will, forever shall endure;
Whosoever will, ’tis life forevermore; Whosoever will may come.
Whosoever will! Send the proclamation over vale and hill: 
’Tis the loving Father calls the wanderer home; Whosoever will may come.

PRAYER OF INTERCESSION 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         WHY the worst thing is never the last thing   Rev. Dr. CJ Walter

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH 707 Hymn of Promise+

1. In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

2. There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

3. In the end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

WORDS: Natalie Sleeth, 1986 MUSIC: Natalie Sleeth, 1986

BENEDICTION
All music under ccli #24249

We give God thanks for this opportunity to worship together in-person in our sanctuary as well as online. Wearing your mask is optional as the Covid virus, although still present, is no longer a healthcare emergency. Please continue to get your booster shots as they become available. We are always happy (and look forward) to have you join us in the sanctuary, but for those who would like to continue to participate from home, we will continue to live stream the services on X.com (formerly Twitter) and youtube.com.

To join us on youtube.com simply type Miramar UMC in the search bar 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 X.com (formerly known as 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 x.com 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 Error! Filename not specified. 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 for the link.


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 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

When you visit our church, you will find:

A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you

Preaching and teaching that is centered on the Word of God

Ministries to meet the spiritual and outreach needs of our community 

Moving praise and worship

Please call the church office for information on any of these events.

In His Care,
Pastor David Range  Tel: 954-989-4711, Fax: 954-989-4315

Pre-School & After Care available.
Pre-School Directer, Marleni Brant-Pomare,

Tel: 954-981-9269, Fax: 954-989-4315 

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday