August 3 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 for August 3, 2014 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Pastor: David Range
As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Call to Worship
*Hymn 55 (Caribbean Hymnal)                                     Praise Him! Praise Him!
*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 14:13-21
Children’s Time
Commissioning Bold Justice Team Members: Judy Ingram-Solomon, Sharon Allen, Ina McNeil, Donna Simms, Barbara Walwyn, Fay Harley, Roland Abel, Joyce Hemmans, Audley Codner
*Hymn 170                                                                            O How I Love Jesus
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​                                        
Prayer Hymn 453                                               More Love To Thee, O Christ
(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
Sermon             “Focusing On The Possibilities”                Pastor David Range
*Hymn of Preparation 439 (Caribbean Hymnal) According to Thy Gracious Word
Holy Communion  
*Hymn of Commitment 369                                                      Blessed Assurance
Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)​                                  
Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund
Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance for last Sunday 139
Events this week:
Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services
Today: Ecumenical Service to celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, 4 p.m. at the Faith Center, 5555 SW 95th Ave., Sunrise 33351.
Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.
Pastor David is on vacation the next two weeks. For pastoral care please contact lay leaders Judith Pierre-Okerson at 305 608 2420 or
Marvia Aitken at 954 684 4381
Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Looking ahead:
Monday August 25 Creative Worship Team at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday August 26 House Meeting Training 7:00 p.m., St. Clement RC Church 2975 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Saturday, August 30 Anniversary Celebration Picnic, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW 55 Street Miramar FL 33027
Sunday, August 31 54th Anniversary Celebration Service at one joint
10:00 a.m. service
Wednesday Sept. 3 Admin. Council & Finance Committee meet with Tom Wilkinson from the United Methodist Foundation 7:30 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.  We are in the process of chartering a bus.
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 $300 deposit.
Finance report for last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection​​​​$ 2726.05
Building Fund/Trustees​​​​​$  61.00
Roof Repair​​​​​​$  94.50
Mission​​​​​​​$ 702.50
Bulletins today are given by Pamela McFarlane in celebration of her wedding anniversary August 1.
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.
Thanks to all who supported last Sunday’s Steve Higgins and friends Concert. It was a great night out and the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast Fund gained $675!
We are invited to a Spiritual Revival at Norland UMC, 885 NW 195 Street, Miami Gardens, with speaker the Rev. Sara Jean Batrony from the Pentecostal Church of Miami, August 6 to 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Theme “Sow so you can Reap Abundantly”
Please attend one of the Bold Justice House Meetings of:
Donna Simms: Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30, Fellowship Hall
Roland Abel: Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 at his home, 7606 Harbour Blvd., Miramar
Joyce Hemmans: Monday Sept. 8 at 7:30, Fellowship Hall
Sharon Allen: Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 in church library
Ina McNeil: Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 in church library
Judy Ingram-Solomon: Wed. Sept. 17, 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
We hope everyone can come to the Anniversary Picnic, Saturday, August 30  at Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW 55 Street Miramar FL 33027. Tel: 954-883-6800, where everybody can bring their own food and drink and openness to meeting new people and visiting with old friends. (Directions: from Miramar Parkway go south on Flamingo to 202nd and turn right [west] and go to the end)
Prayer Concerns: For Roman doing better but for diagnosis, Clyde’s wife Ermine, Marjorie Hunter, those dying of cancer and the rest of us to get the tests we need, Lenny Gold to heal, Ina’s family, Grace Byndloss’ family at the death of three cousins, neighbor George, America’s Quality Care family, Jada Edwards & classmates sitting the bar, Wilberforce’s friend Fritzroy, Middle East Peace, Jeannie’s niece Lauren’s pregnancy, A.J. to get job, for the joy of pastor & church working together, Mabel Bizzell, family of Iris Lake who passed on July 22, Althea & Eula & family traveling mercies, joy that Miriam Abrahim has been released and for all others suffering for their faith, Sonja in hospital, Teneisha’s sister Anne to get job, children doing finals, Laura Hodge to heal from pain in hips/legs, awe at the wonderful creation God has made that the planets circle in order, for Maya and other children, Dudley McFarlane traveling to his sister-in-law’s funeral, Shirley Clarke discovering a Christian friend with her name, Beverly in hospital, Martha, Paula, Silvia, Federico, daughters, Hermine, Val, Alethea, Marti, Andre, Danyel, Dorothy, Diane Unger, Janet with sickle cell, Joy & family, Aunt Ionie Kidd.
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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