April 8, 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 April 8, 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 304                                                         Easter People Raise your Voices


*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 20:19-23

Children’s Time

*Hymn 261                                                                                 Lord of the Dance

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 allow the ushers to hold the microphone for you.

Prayer Hymn 306                                             The Strife is O'er, the Battle Won

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.)

Anthem                               Wonderful Grace of Jesus                                     Choir

Sermon                               “Finding Peace”                            Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn 318                                                                    Christ is Alive 

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

Today’s Mission offering is Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Women in Distress

Attendance for last Sunday 326

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $   5541.50

Building Fund/Trust                                                                             $      114.50

Roof Repair                                                                                            $     223.50

Mission                                                                                                   $     205.50

Apportionments                                                                                   $     327.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date                                                             $ 18891.00

Events this week:

Today: United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service, Youth Group 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday: Memorial Day Picnic Planning 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Pre School board 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: We are invited to New Horizon UMC comedy night at 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Soup for Sale after each service

Looking ahead:

Sunday April 22: Service of Baptism, New Members Session after each service, Congregational Meeting/ Charge Conference at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday April 28 Free Citizenship Drive & Expungement Event, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Miramar’s Multi Service Complex, 6700 Miramar Parkway. For more info call 1-888-600-5762.

Saturday, May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch, noon to 5:00 p.m., Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. To register or nominate a Mom go to: www.HealthEmpowermentNetwork.org. Ticket $40 before May 1 and $50 after.

June 11-15 Vacation Bible School 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 Florida UM Children’s Home invites you to become a foster parent through free orientations: April 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

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.

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 and family, Millicent & Ralston Gardner, Veneta & family, Althea Browne & family, Jeannie Grossman health, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Alethia, Joan, Sharon, June, Dilly, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Denese, Dorothy, Mike Stull, wisdom for those who need to make life changing decisions, Roger, Tavon, Nikkie, Stacey, Angie, Ann McBean, those who mourn the loss of Catherine Gregg, persecuted Christians and all neglected people, thanks for Peyton Chung coming back & for her family, protection, Kniquiah joyful to be accepted into Occupational Therapy training program, Deslyn & family as they travel to St. Thomas, thanks for being able to worship without fear, recovery for Delane and Damon, Devone, Felix, Gio and all young people so that they will enjoy serving the Lord, Grace Okerson’s ministry in Detroit, George Dorsett as he recovers, Deborah & Wenham thankful as they return from long trip, Allientha Butler who mourns her son’s loss, Ina, Mererita, Mazel & their families, Denzil Watts, those displaced, Juliet’s daughter Ann, Sheri Berman, Liz thankful to be safely home, Tamara starting new job, Joan, Sophia, Vinessa thankful for being able to retire in good health and the ability to continue to serve the Lord, Kelly family for mental health & finances, Grandma Hyacinth Robinson in rehab, comfort & peace, Fitz Blain, Sara Thompson-James, Andrew & Josh Minott, Dorothy, Keisha, Laura, James, Ken Dillon, David Nelson, Richard & family, Karen, Oshain, Neleese, Sandra, Fiona & family, Mrs. Shick, Jeanne, Mabel Bizzell, Catherine Wheedleton, Jackeisha Hughes on the birth of Jaelynn, Maud Gray stroke, Lorna, Louise, Debra & Vilma as they travel, Shirley who lost son, Byran & Hyachints family.

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

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