August 31 2014

Miramar United Methodist Church
Celebrating 53 years of Ministry!
MUMC, 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
Order of Worship, 54th Anniversary joint 10 a.m. service, August 31, 2014
Pastor: David Range
As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Call to Worship
*Hymn                                                   Anniversary Hymn by Jack Gallagher
*Praise and 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 lesson from Matthew 16: 21-28
Children’s Time
*Hymn (478 Caribbean Hymnal) Praise Him, Praise Him, All ye little Children
*An Order for Celebrating the Anniversary of a Church by Rev. Dean Reed
(Includes Hymns: “God Leads His dear Children along”, Trust and Obey, They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love”)
Reception of Tithes and Offerings
Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”
(The Nursery is open in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)
Sharing Joys & Concerns
For our prayer time together you are invited to come forward for prayer either kneeling on either side of the communion rail where one of our lay leaders will pray for you, or coming to stand in the middle as hands are laid on your shoulders by the pastor, either way it will be for a special anniversary blessing. Families are invited to come together and hold hands in a circle as prayer is offered.​                                        
Prayer Hymn   What a Friend We Have In Jesus, Near to the Heart of God, Sweet Hour of Prayer
Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Anthem                              Rock of Ages                                                    Choir
Sermon “Wow, We Did It Again—Praise God we are celebrating our anniversary by trusting in God for another year”            Pastor David Range                                                                  
*Hymn of Commitment 415                                                   Take Up Thy Cross
Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)​                                  
Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments
Next Sunday’s is for Florida UMC Children’s Home
Attendance for last Sunday 157
Events this week:
Today, after service there will be a training for House Meeting leaders in the Library. Team leaders welcome. Tonight: Prayer meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Church office and Pre School closed for Labor Day
Tuesday: Preschool Board meeting 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Pre School Open House at 6:30 p.m. Administrative Council & Finance Committee meet with Tom Wilkinson from the United Methodist Foundation 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Choir practice 7:00 p.m., Audley Codner’s Bold Justice House Meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between.
Looking ahead:
Monday Sept. 8 Joyce Hemmans’ Bold Justice House Meeting 7:30 Fellowship Hall. Sharon Allen’s Bold Justice House Meeting 7:30 p.m. in church library
Tuesday, Sept. 9 Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Roland Abel’s Bold Justice House Meeting 7:30 p.m. at his home, 7606 Harbour Blvd., Miramar.  Wednesday, Sept. 10 Ina McNeil’s Bold Justice House Meeting at 7:30 in church library
Friday Sept. 12 Family Movie Night, everyone welcome to view a free movie “Heaven is for Real” in the Fellowship Hall from 7:30 to 9:10 p.m.
September 12-14 UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat, Life Enrichment Center, Leesburg . Please see Aloma and Jeannie at the 8:30 service, Marvia, Liz, and Ola at the 11:00 service for more information. All Women and children are invited.  
Monday Sept. 15 PPR meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Friday Sept. 19 Youth Fellowship starts at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 21 Blood Drive 10: a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 28 New Members Session about 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 16-26, 2015 Trip to Israel through the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies; see host Pastor David or pick up a registration brochure on the back table. Save your place with $300 deposit.
Finance report for last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection​​​​$ 2380.91
Building Fund/Trustees​​​​​$  82.00
Roof Repair​​​​​​$  58.00
Mission​​​​​​​$ 194.00
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.
Please attend one of the Bold Justice House Meetings of:
Joyce Hemmans: Monday Sept. 8 at 7:30, Fellowship Hall
Sharon Allen: Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 in church library
Roland Abel: Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 at his home, 7606 Harbour Blvd., Miramar
Ina McNeil: Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 in church library
Judy Ingram-Solomon: Wed. Sept. 17, 7:30 in church library
Donna Simms: Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30, in church library
Barbara Walwyn: Wed. Sept. 24, 7:30 in church library
Fay Harley: Monday Sept. 29, 7:30 in Fellowship Hall
Girl Scouts of SE Florida needs you: to be a role model, help girls shine, teach something new, show her what is possible…if you would like to be a Girl Scout Volunteer please contact Lisa Cook at 954 298 3765 or
New Upper Room Daily Devotional Guides are available today in regular and large print. Make sure your family uses one and get one for a friend and talk to them about Jesus! We had leftover Upper Room’s last month.
Prayer Concerns: Rich Paine and Sharon Allen’s family, Jane Etzler, Randy to get a job, Florrie’s family: Caroline with cancer, Ina’s family, two candidates for District 8 and the whole political process, Karen’s niece having a baby, Fritroy Huggins to continue to recover, Jeannie & A.J. financial difficulties and for A.J. to get work, Darlene for guidance and strength & trust, Jonel & classmates going to Jamaica to bring supplies and help to an orphanage, Marti, Val, Alethea, Dorothy & coworkers, Andre & Danyel, peace in the world, Chris Jumpp as he prepares for surgery, Ineta to heal, Tavon, Dollie, Stacy, Angie, Roger, for Nick and others going to first day of college, persecuted church, displaced people, civil unrest, Ebola outbreak victims, for Janet’s good health, Beverly & Venetian, for wealth & health & strength & peace and love in each family, traveling mercies.
US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army.
Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar FL 33023
Tel: 9/989-4711, Fax: 9/989-4315,            

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