December 13 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship for the Third Sunday in Advent

December 13, 2009 10:00 a.m.

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

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

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

Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*


Call to worship                              


Praise & Worship                                                                        (see insert)


Lighting the third Advent candle, a candle of joy, and singing a verse of

O Come Emmanuel”                                                               (see insert)




*Hymn 203              Hail to the Lord’s Anointed, Great David’s Greater Son


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit

(Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                         Matthew 1:18-25


Children’s Time


*Hymn 217                                                                                Away in a Manger


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


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


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn 242                                                 Love Came Down at Christmas

(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer  



Joseph the Carpenter by Joe E. Parks

Narrator: Pastor David Range


Joseph, the Carpenter



A Town like Nazareth


Everyday People, Soloist: Pamela Johnson-Ramos


The Road to Bethlehem


No Palace Hall, Soloist: Roland Abel


Angels Song


Tiny Little Baby: Roland Abel, Stanford Smith


The Visit of the Magi


There is Room in My Heart, Soloist: Roland Abel


Joseph, the Carpenter (Finale)


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

 Next Sunday’s is for Women In Distress

Attendance last Sunday was 140


Events this week:

Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Choir practice 7:30 pm

Thursday: UMW 7:30 p.m.

Friday: MUMPS Christmas Pageant 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Kids Birthday Club after 11:00 a.m. service


Dates to remember for the future:

December 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.

December 31 Watchnight Service 10:30 p.m.

Sunday Jan. 10 Sunday School Party during the 11:00 a.m. service


Finance report for Last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                            $ 2318.50

Building Fund/Trustees               $   132.50

Roof Repair                             $   185.50

Mission                                                                                                      $  141.00


Bulletins are sponsored by Jean Grossman, “in loving memory Thomas E. Marsh my father


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. Also the church has a wheelchair located in the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to assist a person coming to a meeting. Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.


In addition to today’s Mission offering, we are making an appeal for contributions to help victims of four powerful typhoons in the Philippines. Please see the insert and give as generously as you are able. Thank you.


You are invited to bring toys for the Pre School children for those aged babies to 4 years old. You may bring for either a boy or a girl, wrapped or unwrapped, but if wrapped please designate what age it should be for. Please have donations in by Dec. 16--and thank you.


Wesley Groups: Stan Barnett’s group resumes meetings January 6, 2010. The Kumbayah group also resumes in January.


Please bring canned goods any time for the food pantry, so that weekly those who need it most may receive something from us.


Salty Service cards are in your pew pockets. If you have done at least one hour of service this week please take one out and place it in the offering bag. This can be within or without the church, any time you help someone else.


Also, all are invited to carry invitations to our church, and to our special events. Do this in your neighborhood by encouraging those you know best, indeed, those who know you best, to join us for worship, mission and the justice ministries we are about.


Prayer Concerns: . 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 make sure you call Pastor David Range at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104.        


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Glendia Williams, Army; Jessima Richards, Air Force (Korea); Renee Paisley, Army


Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023

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