April 8 2012






         Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

 “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

Order of Worship for the Easter Sunday

April 8, 2012 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

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


Call to Worship


*Praise & Worship


Prayer (written by Safiyah Fosua, General Board of Discipleship)


*Hymn 302                                                          Christ the Lord is Risen today

Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                            John 20: 1-18                                


Children’s Time - please bring up Easter Collection Boxes


Youth Choir                                                                      Raise Your Glad Voices


*Hymn 322                                                             Up From the Grave He Arose


Reception of Tithes and Offerings & Connect Cards


Anthem                             Resurrection Morning                                          Choir


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

(Sunday School begins for those aged 3 to 6. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled.)


Sharing Joys & Concerns and testimonies to Easter faith


Prayer Hymn 306                                           The Strife Is O’er, the Battle Done

(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.)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer (sung to the West Indian tune)         Hymn 271


Anthem                               Hallelujah, the Lord is Alive                             Choir                                          


Sermon              “Why did Mary go to the tomb, how did she leave the tomb?”                     

Hymn of Commitment 310                                                                   He Lives


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for BOLD Justice

Attendance for last Sunday was 176


Events this week:

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m., Prayer meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Monday Trustees at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Finance Committee 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:30 p.m.

Friday: Church Family Potluck at 7:00 p.m., See Pastor’s slides from Israel

Saturday: United Methodist Men’s work day 9:00 a.m.

Next Sunday: UMM meets after service, Confirmation class 4-5:00 p.m., Preschool Book Fair opens


Dates to remember for the future:

Saturday April 21UMW Domestic Violence Awareness Breakfast, 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Sunday April 22 New Members Session 7:00 p.m.

Monday April 23 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Thursday April 26 Bold Justice Nehemiah Action 7:30 p.m.

Sunday April 29 Joint 10:00 a.m. service and Youth Concert at 6:00 p.m.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $   3231.05

Building Fund/Trustees $     110.50

Roof Repair $       77.00

Mission $     321.50


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. 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.


"Ways to Work" Car loans, is a new program launched recently in Broward county sponsored by our District United Methodist South Florida Urban Ministries and the Urban League (www.sflum.org). Please see the bulletin boards or talk to Pastor David (who attended) if you would like to know more about how to get one of these loans to improve your transportation situation!


The City of Miramar presents the 4th Annual “Joining Hands in a Day of Service” event, Saturday April 14 at Lakeshore Park, to beautify the park. Please call Shari Covington at 954 602 3130 for information on scheduling and volunteering.

Saturday April 21 Memorial Hospital West hosts its 20th Anniversary Community Celebration & Health Fair on their campus at 703 Flamingo Rd, featuring health screenings, entertainment and activities for kids. Flyers on back table and notice boards.


The Memorial HITS Program offers services for uninsured children and adults. They offer immunizations and physicals for children, and physicals, cholesterol and blood pressure checks, HIV testing, pneumonia and flu shots for adults. See notice board for more information.


On April 26, the night of the Nehemiah Action, there will be a bus leaving at 6:15 p.m. from the church parking lot to transport those not wishing to drive to the War Memorial Auditorium. We will return no later than 10:30. The church is providing the transportation. There will be no excuse for not going.


Volunteers still needed to help with the new Welcome Centers. We need folk to be present after each service to talk with visitors about the church and to offer refreshments to newcomers. Please speak with Pastor David or Kathy Kelly if you can help.


Joys and Concerns: Praise for Edie Range's cancer markers going down, for Ina's family in California, for Carleta and Carolyn under suspicion, for Don Lopez to improve in hospital so he can come home, for the volunteerism that is up since Trayvon Martin died, for Kim's family and work, for Andrew to get work after test, for Randy's job start, for all the laid off workers from Jackson Memorial hospital and those upset with difficult transfer situations, for Nancy whose job has been outsourced, for Jeannie's second try at modifying mortgage, for Rose to be relieved of pain after knee surgery, Ella is thankful for her job, Shirley thankful to provide Salty Service, for Mary with cancer, Daisy rejoicing in response to birthday, for Shannon's guidance in her decision about college, for Judith's brother Lawrence with his broken bones, for Mary Jane's guardian angels Pat and Lucy, for Lucy's 5th anniversary of walking in this church door, Marvia taking joy in mother being with us.


Samantha & Sophia, Sylvea Moreno, Kevin Henry, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Ruby Miller, Pat Mark, Don and Alicia Lopez, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton.  If you need prayer during the week please call Grandma Hyacinth Robinson at 954-435-4036 and your concern will be put on the Prayer Chain.  After you call her, for emergencies or to report someone in the hospital please be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104, or email the office at mirumeth@bellsouth.net.  We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan.


Pastor: David Range,

Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr., Miramar, FL 33020.

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315

Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net,

Website: www.miramarumc.org









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