May 3, 2020

Pastor: David Range

Call to worship 

*Hymn 545 The Church's One Foundation   
1 The church's one foundation
is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the Word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.

2 Elect from every nation,
yet one o'er all the earth,
her charter of salvation
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses,
with every grace endued.

3 Though with a scornful wonder
men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed,
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, "How long?"
And soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

4 'Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation
of peace forevermore;
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blest,
and the great church victorious
shall be the church at rest.

5 Yet she on earth hath union
with God the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.
WORDS: Samuel J. Stone, 1866. MUSIC; Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864 ccli #242496

Prayer

*Praise and Worship for 8:30 and 11:00 a.m ccli #242496

HE IS JEHOVAH
He is Jehovah,  God of creation
He is Jehovah, Lord God Almighty
The Balm of Gilead,  the Rock of Ages
He is Jehovah, the God that healeth thee
Sing Hallelujah….sing hallelujah
Sing Hallelujah…..sing hallelujah
He is Jehovah, Lord God almighty
He is Jehovah the God that healeth thee
He’s your Provider…Jehovah Jireh
God of salvation….God of Messiah
The Son He sent to you…He testified of Him
He is Jehovah,  the God that healeth thee
Sing Hallelujah….sing hallelujah
Sing Hallelujah…..sing hallelujah
He is Jehovah, Lord God almighty
He is Jehovah the God that healeth thee

JEHOVAH, JIREH
Jehovah Jireh….my provider
His grace is sufficient for me..for me..for me
Jehovah Jireh….my provider
His grace is sufficient for me
My God shall supply all my needs
According to His riches in glory
He sends His angels charge over me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me…for me….for me
Jehovah Jireh cares for me

KING OF KINGS
King of kings and Lord of Lords…glory..hallelujah
King of kings and Lord of Lords…glory..hallelujah
Jesus, Prince of Peace  glory…hallelujah
Jesus, Prince of Peace  glory…hallelujah

WE WILL GLORIFY
We will glorify the King of kings,  we will glorify the Lamb
We will glorify the Lord of lords….who is the great I Am

Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty…we will bow before His throne
We will worship Him in righteousness, we will worship Him alone

Hallelujah to the King of kings….hallelujah to the Lamb
Hallelujah to the Lord of lords  who is the great I Am

YOU ARE MY GOD
You are my God…….You are my King
You are my Master…..my everything
You are my Lord….That’s why I sing to you.
Halle-lu-jah! Halle-lu-jah!   

Welcome
For our meet and greet time please participate in a virtual “passing of the peace” by calling or texting and saying “God is good all the time!” Please share the spirit of resurrection, new life and hope wherever you go. Please prepare bread, and wine, juice or water for the service of Holy Communion later in our worship together. All are welcome to partake.

You are invited to join in the Wednesday Bible Study now on GoToMeeting from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Write to miramarpastor@gmail.com to get the links to participate.

We plan to host another food distribution on Thursday at about 9:00 a.m.

Please continue to worship with us online each Sunday at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. at www.MiramarUMC.org and click on the Twitter icon.

The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide for May and June is available now.

Responsive reading 754 (Psalm 23)
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 
The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures,

leads me beside still waters, restores my life,
leads me in right paths for the sake of the Lord’s name. 

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.

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

Please stand for the gospel according to: John 10:1-11    

Children’s Time

*Hymn 572 Pass It On
It only takes a spark
To get a fire going,
And soon all those around
Can warm up in its glowing.
That's how it is with God's love
Once you've experienced it;
You spread His love to everyone;
You want to pass it on.

2 What a wondrous time is spring,
When all the trees are budding;
The birds begin to sing,
The flowers start their blooming.
That's how it is with God's love
Once you've experienced it;
You want to sing, it's fresh like spring,
You want to pass it on.

3 I wish for you, my friend,
This happiness that I've found;
You can depend on Him,
It matters not where you're bound.
I'll shout it from the mountain top;
I want my world to know;
The Lord of love has come to me,
I want to pass it on.
WORDS: Kurt Kaiser 1969. MUSIC: Kurt Kaiser, 1969 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. Thanks to all who signed up for this last week and earlier.

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 this service, we will be here 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. Consider tithing on the stimulus check when you get it.

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 
(please email miramarpastor@gmail.com)

Prayer Hymn 430 O Master Let Me Walk With Thee
1 O Master, let me walk with Thee
in lowly paths of service free;
tell me Thy secret; help me bear
the strain of toil, the fret of care.

2 Help me the slow of heart to move
by some clear, winning word of love;
teach me the wayward feet to stay,
and guide them in the homeward way.

3 Teach me Thy patience, still with Thee
in closer, dearer company,
in work that keeps faith sweet and strong,
in trust that triumphs over wrong.

4 In hope that sends a shining ray
far down the future's broadening way;
in peace that only Thou canst give,
with Thee, O Master, let me live.
WORDS: Washington Gladden, 1879. MUSIC: H. Percy Smith, 1874 ccli #242496

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer                         

Let us share together 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  Comparing Shepherds

*Hymn of Preparation 472 Near to the Heart of God      
1 There is a place of quiet rest,
near to the heart of God,
a place where sin cannot molest,
near to the heart of God.
O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
sent from the heart of God,
hold us, who wait before thee,
near to the heart of God.

2 There is a place of comfort sweet,
near to the heart of God,
a place where we our Savior meet,
near to the heart of God.
O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
sent from the heart of God,
hold us, who wait before thee,
near to the heart of God.
                                
3 There is a place of full release,
near to the heart of God,
a place where all is joy and peace,
near to the heart of God. 
O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
sent from the heart of God,
hold us, who wait before thee,
near to the heart of God.
WORDS: Cleland B. McAfee, 1903. MUSIC: Cleland B. McAfee, 1903. ccli #242496     

Communion: 
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR EASTER SEASON

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.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life.
When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast.
You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to be our sovereign God,
brought us to a land flowing with milk and honey, and set before us the way of life.

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 your Son Jesus Christ.
By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
By your great mercy we have been born anew
to a living hope through the resurrection of your Son from the dead
and to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.
Once we were no people, but now we are your people,
declaring your wonderful deeds in Christ,
who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.
When the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised to be with us always,
in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread,
gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his 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 he took the cup, 
gave thanks to you, gave it to his 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."

On the day you raised him from the dead
he was recognized by his disciples in the breaking of the bread,
and in the power of your Holy Spirit your Church has continued
in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup.

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 of bread and wine.
Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world,
until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever.
Amen.

Please break bread and drink from the cup in your own home and quietly meditate on God’s grace and mercy, his love and his help in every time of trouble.

Prayer of thanksgiving

*Hymn of sending forth 467 Trust and Obey  
1 When we walk with the Lord 
in the light of his word, 
what a glory he sheds on our way! 
While we do his good will, 
he abides with us still, 
and with all who will trust and obey. 
Trust and obey, for there's no other way 
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. 

2 Not a burden we bear, 
not a sorrow we share, 
but our toil he doth richly repay; 
not a grief or a loss, 
not a frown or a cross, 
but is blest if we trust and obey. 
Trust and obey, for there's no other way 
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. 

3 But we never can prove 
the delights of his love 
until all on the altar we lay; 
for the favor he shows, 
for the joy he bestows, 
are for them who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there's no other way 
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. 

4 Then in fellowship sweet 
we will sit at his feet, 
or we'll walk by his side in the way; 
what he says we will do, 
where he sends we will go; 
never fear, only trust and obey. 
Trust and obey, for there's no other way 
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. 
WORDS: John H. Sammis, 1887. MUSIC: Daniel B. Towner, 1887 ccli #242496                   

Benediction (please raise hands toward heaven)

 
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