August 27, 2017

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 August 27, 2017 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

Processional Hymn 111                                                How Can we Name a Love

Opening Prayer

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 reading of the gospel from Matthew 16:13-20

Children’s Time

*Hymn                           Anniversary Hymn                              by Jack Gallagher

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11, for children needing to be settled)

Sharing Joys & Concerns- please allow the ushers to hold the microphone for you.

Prayer Hymn 472                                                               Near to the Heart of God

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           “The question that will change your life”        Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn (Family of God Hymnal)  Lord Lift me Up to Higher Ground

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                     

Events this week:

Today: New Members Sessions after each service. Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: My Brother’s Keeper, Civic Center, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Choir practice resumes

Friday: United Methodist Men landscaping/work day starting at 6:30 a.m.

Friday: Square Dance 7:00-11:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring a snack to share

Next Sunday: Worship services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. All born in September should sit at the head table. All invited. United Methodist Men meet after service.

Looking ahead:

Tuesday, Sept. 5 Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Pre-School Board 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday September 6 Nominations Committee 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday September 6 Ina McNeil’s House meeting 7:00 p.m. 7141 Biltmore Blvd. Miramar 33025

Friday, Sept. 8 Children’s Club resumes for Elementary school children and younger 7-8:30 p.m.

September 8-10 Florida Conference UMW presents a Spiritual Enrichment Retreat at the Life Enrichment Center, Leesburg. Theme: “A Call to Community” Retreat Leader is Rev. Vidalis Lopez.

Sunday September 10 Sunday School resumes

Monday, Sept. 11 PPR meeting 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday September 12 Joyce Hemmans’ House meeting 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary

Wednesday September 13 Roland Abel’s House meeting 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary

Monday Sept 18 Donna Simms’ House meeting 7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall.

Monday, Sept. 18 Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Creative Worship Team 7-8 p.m. Nurture and Worship Committee 8-8:30 p.m.

Thursday September 21 United Methodist Women meeting 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday Sept. 26 at 6:30 Bishop Ken Carter will have a regional meeting at Community of Hope UMC, 14055 Okeechobee Rd., Loxahatchee

Wednesday-Friday September 27, 28, 29 Revival Services with Dr. Geraldine McClellan 7:00 p.m.

The church is looking for some videographers/photographers to record our events for the website and a promotional video. If you would be interested in serving in this way please speak to Pastor David.

Photo directories are available on the back table for all who had photos taken.

Anyone interested in seeing the play Frenemy, featuring ‘the historic reunion’ of Oliver Samuels and Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson, Saturday September 2, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at Everglades High School, please speak to Allison Feurtado.

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise and historic St. Augustine in Jacksonville. There are package deals available so if you are interested please see Sophia for further details.

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday 142

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $   1577.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                             $       26.00

Roof Repair                                                                                            $       48.50

Mission                                                                                                    $     132.50

Apportionments                                                                                   $     254.00                                                                               

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. 

Prayer concerns: Flori joyful about nephew’s new baby, Dandre help for football team and school, Devone, Gio, Josh, OB & all those going back to school, OB’s grandma healing, Judith thankful for Doug being home from the hospital, to trust God more for Grace’s mission to the homeless in Detroit, Deb’s mom & dad more healthy, Jeannie & A.J., Ingrid, Mary, Betty, Virginia, Shirley, Sharon Allen, the family of Dorothy Grey Roye’s friend Winesome Turnbull who is being buried this morning, Scott, Dorsett family happy for son’s wedding, help for Alfred to recover from crash, in mourning for Deborah’s nephew’s loss, Walker family at loss of 36 year old cousin, joy for the wedding of white and black, Jeff McLean thankful for good test results, Osbourne James praying for widespread family, George Codner in hospital, Sophia & Leyhanna starting school, Marvia’s friend & daughter returning to St. Vincent and their ministry, Geneta as she goes back to work in 6th grade, Jakai as he deals with changes, Cathy to receive diagnosis for pain, Allison & Nicholas thankful to be back and Allison as she begins her new work with the city of Pompano Beach, Leyhanna praying that boys be more careful driving, B.C. classes, Paul giving glory for family and praying for safe travels, Amber as she prepares for exams, Omar & Safia as they start college, Jason as he travels to Italy for two weeks, Lorretta family & friends for health & prosperity & love & to be truly thankful, Karen thankful, Karen & Dennis Francis, Millicent & Ralston Gardner, Rosemarie Nicholas, new school year, love, tolerance, Roger, Tavon, Nikkie, Stacyann, Peaches, Angie family & friends, persecuted church, terrorized and terrorists, displace, trafficked, lost, abused, Goff family in loss of Jim, Roger Pierce, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell, Owen Wyman, Krystal Dunn.

US Armed Forces: Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy

Miramar United Methodist Church2507 Utopia D r. Miramar, FL 33023  

Tel: 954-989-4711 Email:  

Pastor David Range Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Pre-school Marleni Brant-Pomare

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