April 1, 2018

Pastor: David Range

                 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.

Celebrating 57 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for Easter April 1, 2018

8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

*Hymn 302                                                           Christ the Lord is Risen Today


*Praise & Worship

Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit. Visitors are invited to come to our Welcome Center on the Utopia Drive “front porch” after the service.

(Try to learn the name of someone you don’t know.)

Please stand for the gospel according to John 20:1-9                                       

Children’s Time

*Hymn 322                                                              Up from the Grave He Arose

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at miramarumc.org)

*Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”

(The Nursery is available in Room 11. Get the key from Donna if you need to use it)

Sharing Joys & Concerns-Please fill out the green form and give it to the ushers.

Prayer Hymn 308                                                                      Thine Be the Glory

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer                       

(You are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication. If you have made a commitment to the Lord or if you would like to become a member of the church, please speak with Pastor David for prayer and the next step.)


Sermon                          “Does Easter Really Matter?”           Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation 364                                                           Because He Lives


*Hymn of Commitment 310                                                                      He Lives

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

Today’s Mission offering is Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 148

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $   2965.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                              $       46.00

Roof Repair                                                                                             $       41.00

Mission (Apportionments)                                                                   $     413.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date                                                               $ 17779.00

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services. Please sit at the head table if you were born in April

Tuesday: Trustees meeting 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m., United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service, Youth Group 4-5:30

Looking ahead:

Monday April 9: Memorial Day Picnic Planning, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 10: Pre School board, 6:30 p.m.

July 2-7 Summer camp week for the church youth.

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Monday April 23 Nehemiah Action, Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

Welcome to all visitors. You are invited to stand during the service and introduce yourself, or to have someone else introduce you.  We want to give you one of our welcome packs and therefore encourage you to fill out the card and tear off the badge, write your name on it and wear it so that we can greet you during and after the service. Note that there is a wheelchair entrance from the back-parking lot through the double doors. The church has a wheelchair in the back of the sanctuary for anyone wishing to assist a person coming to a meeting. Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing.     

Pledge forms are on the back table for the Save Our Sanctuary (SOS) Campaign, please pick one up to fill in and place in the offering bag.

If you need anything during the service please contact one of the ushers, who will be wearing a multicolored stole/scarf. Please do not bring food or drinks into the sanctuary unless absolutely necessary. Thank you.

The Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast has continued with thanks to all who donated food, money and time towards the breakfast. It was made a success by those who were present and we look forward to doing it again next month.  All are invited and encouraged to come and share a continental style breakfast, supplemented with donated hot dishes. If you would like to offer a dish please speak to coordinators Maureen Chung (cell 305 469 2954 or mchung2@bellsouth.net) or Angie Gentles (at cell 954-549-5788) or Karen Francis (at cell 954-292-2724.) We need a coordinator for food contributions from those who attend the 11:00 a.m. service.

The Florida UM Children’s Home invites you to become a foster parent through free orientations: April 2, 9, or 14 from 6-7:30 p.m., and free Pre-Service training classes which total 21 hours: April 14, May 5, 12, June 2, 9, 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. held at New Horizon UMC, 5441 S. Flamingo Rd., Southwest Ranches, 33330, call 954-648-6660 or email: Keshia.Coffie@FUMCH.org

Did you know the City of Miramar offers it residents many social services? Adult Day Care is provided M-F 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Senior Citizen Services has regular meetings and excursions and offers Meals on Wheels. Youth & Family services provides utility assistance, individual and group counseling. There are ballroom & meeting room rentals seating from 50 to 300. This is just a few… see the back table for more information or call 954-889-2700 or visit: www.MiramarFL.gov/Social Services.

Prayer concerns from last week: Karen Francis thankful for all God has done, especially the church family for their support, Sheri Berman, Mike Stull, Phillip Jerez, caregivers, Novella Brown, Liezette as she transitions into a new industry, safety of children durning spring break, Judith Pierre Okerson asking for continued prayers for the family, Yvonne thankful for Jesus, Jeannie’s health, Kaye Campbell fighting cancer, Catherine Wheedleton, Own Wyman, Alean Stephens, Debra Pierre,  Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Alethia, Joan, Althea, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Denese, Dorothy, those looking for jobs, June, Dilly, persecuted and downtrodden, Weeks family & Carolyn Janois at loss of loved ones, Roger, Tavon, Stacyann, Nikkie, guidance for Angie, Peaches, joy for all, Allister that he may change his ways, Dorothy, Keisha, James, Laura, God’s protection, Devone & all kids, especially those in college, Gio’s mom Andrea for healing, Maurice Clarke, Roland Abel thankful the shoulder is going to be ok, Kawaine as he travels, Asia & Mildred, Ena Joyce Doris, nephews & nieces, Lynne Conchieri, Aldith James as she travels, Maud Gray to recover from stroke, Vilma & daughters, Debbie & Louise as they travel to Jamaica, Lorna’s family as they travel to Atlanta, Marvia & family not able to be in worship today, thanksgiving for over 130 at Easter Egg Hunt especially those from the community, thanks for God’s blessings & good friends & family, Sonia, Debbie & children, Verona, Suzette, Linda’s grandchildren, Sonia thankful for God taking her safely through surgery, for doctors & assistants who daily serve, Phillip Jerez as he starts a new job, Cathy thankful that medical procedure went well, Shaun as he travels home.

Miramar United Methodist Church, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023

Tel. 954-989-4711, Fax: 954-989-4315

miramarumc.org, mirumeth@gmail.com, mirumeth@bellsouth.net  

Pastor David Range, Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms, Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Pre-School Dir. Marleni Brant-Pomare

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