April 5 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for Palm Sunday
April 5, 2009, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
“Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional
Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity
As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*

Call to worship                                                                    
*Praise and Worship                                                                               (See insert)                                                        


*Hymn 280    All Glory, Laud and Honor (all children are invited to process with palms)
Welcome and Recognition of Visitors
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Scripture                                Mark 11: 1-11
Children’s Time

*Children’s Hymn 277                                               Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
Reception of Tithes and Offerings

Anthem                                    Blessed Is He                                                  Choir


Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer Hymn 292                                                   What Wondrous Love Is This
(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem                                    Hosanna, We Sing                                          Choir

Sermon                 “Eight Days until Eternity”                        Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation 278                                               Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Holy Communion                                                                                    (see insert)

Hymn of Sending Forth 299                        When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund
 Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance last Sunday was 149

Events this week:
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.
This afternoon: Confirmation Class 4:00 p.m.  Tonight: Prayer Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.  
Wednesday: Fast Breaking Service at noon
Thursday: Maundy Thursday service 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Good Friday Service of Darkness, Tenebrae 7:30 p.m. (church open for prayer from 7:00 a.m.)
Saturday: Easter Egg Hunt, 9:00 a.m.
Next Sunday: Easter Sunday services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., Bun and Cheese served after!

Dates to remember for the future:
Monday April 13, Trustee 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday April 14 BOLD Justice local church Network meeting 7:30 p.m.
Monday April 20 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 UMW sponsored Financial Seminar, (see insert)
Sunday April 26 at 4:00 p.m., Rally of the Apostles.
Sunday May 3 Confirmation and New Members welcome
Saturday May 9 Mothers’ Day flower sale
Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16 Play reading “The Mousetrap” 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 Sale of Meals 2:00 p.m.
Sunday May 31 Next Joint Service at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday June 14 Multicultural Service at 10:00 a.m.
Monday to Friday June 15 to 19 Vacation Bible School 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
June 29 to July 4 Summer Camp in Fruitland Park/Leesburg

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                       $ 2120.00
Building Fund/Trustees                               $     66.00
Roof Repair                                               $   182.50
Mission                                                                                                               $  187.50

Bulletins are given by Theresa Riley in celebration of her daughter Rochelle’s birthday!
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.
Please note that there is a wheelchair entrance from the back parking lot through the double doors. Also the church has a wheelchair located in the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to assist a person coming to a meeting. Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.
2009 Graduates please call Donna Simms and give her information about your graduation schedule. We want to honor you in a service on May 17. Also, ask her about application forms that  are available for various scholarships

If you would like to receive an order of Organic Fruit and Veg every other week it is delivered to a house near the church, 2331 Sabal Palm Drive. Just call Jennifer at
954-966-8825 or Vincent 954-638-1669 for a variety box that would include about 15 different fruit and veg. The produce is grown at Jay Rose, Inc., farms and every other week you would pay $49.00. Please see the leaflets and sign up sheet on the back table.

Leaflets are available on the back table for the University of Miami “Summer Reading Program” offered this summer in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines.

The Photo Directories have arrived! If you had your picture taken for it please pick up your labeled copy from the back table. If not you may pick up one of the unlabeled directories in the office. One copy per family please!

Free VPK(Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) for all 4-year olds is available. Please see or call the Preschool director at 954-981-9269 for information and directions on where to register. Hurry! Space is limited.

The Preschool will be having their Annual Book Drive April 13-17. We are asking for new or used books in good condition. These can be dropped off at the Preschool or at the church office.

"The Singles Ministry” will be going to see THE CROSS as a group on Sat. April 11, at the AVENTURA AMC theater, 5:30pm showing. All singles are invited to join the group for this fun outing. Please advise participation by calling Maureen at 305.624.3211 or Val at 954.394.0694. Maureen can also obtain discounted tickets @ $7.00 each. All requests must be received by April 8, 2009." Also, please advise if you need a ride.

Wesley groups leaders:
Roland and Phyllis Abel 9/989-4188 or 9/812-7361, Stan and Dalia Barnett 786-768-8906
Kathy Kelly 954-432-8064 or 954-483-5609, Sheila Riley 954-239-8441 and
Florrette Douglas 954-443-2865, Marvia Aitken 954-443-8356 or 954-684-4381
Shirley Clarke 954-986-8693 and Shirley Gregg-Leonce 954-963-5289
Johnnie Fitzpatrick 305-625-8170 or 305-299-1308.

US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Maj. Jeffry Moffit, Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells,

Pastor David Range, 954 989 4711, mirumeth@bellsouth.net, www.miramarumc.org


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