December 16, 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.

Order of Worship for Advent 3, December 16, 2018 Joint 10:00 a.m. service

Christmas Cantata

Pastor: David Range

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)

*Hymn 213 Lift Up Your Heads


*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 Luke 3:1-20

Children’s Time

*Hymn God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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 196 Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Cantata “Mary, Did You Know?” Choir

Glory to the Newborn King Medley-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/ A Song to Sing/ Angels, from the Realms of Glory.

Born to Save Us

Manger Throne Medley-Away in a Manger/ The First Noel/ Angels, from the Realms of Glory.

One King

Who Would Imagine a King?

Mary, Did You Know?

Jesus, Messiah with O Come, Let Us Adore Him

Great Joy Medley-How Great Our Joy!/ For Unto Us a Child Is Born/ Hallelujah Chorus

*Recessional Hymn 234 O Come All Ye Faithful

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Women in Distress

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 127

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3130.50

Building Fund/Trust $ 51.00

Roof Repair $ 183.00

Mission (Apportionments) $ 283.00

Events this week:

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Pre School Christmas Concert 9:00 a.m.

Next Sunday: Worship for the fourth Sunday of Advent at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Looking ahead:

Monday December 24 Christmas Eve service 7:30 p.m.

Sunday December 30 Joint 10:00 a.m. Hymn Sing service

Monday December 31 Watch Night service 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2019 Confirmation classes begin, every other Sunday 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 20, 2019 next New Member sessions after each service

Make our sanctuary more beautiful and support our justice ministry by dedicating one or more bulbs on the Mission Wreath. Enjoy the growing light of the Christmas season and the work of BOLD Justice.

Please help make our Christmas Eve service more beautiful by dedicating a poinsettia through the insert. You may donate in your envelope or electronically.


Please remember the staff of the church with a Christmas Gift donation in the enclosed envelope. Thank them for a year of blessing and help


The Preschool would like to thank the church folk who helped support one of the best Book Fairs, the total sales were over $1,900


Please remember Narcotics Anonymous every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


Dear congregation, more and more people are making their donations to the church through the Vanco electronic giving system. This allows for regular giving to take place according to your preferences. You can set up your giving profile or have the church office help you to do so. Please consider this method of giving.


Also, please note that with the end of the year coming soon you have an opportunity to bless your church with a gift that may give you benefits when you fill out your taxes in the new year. Please consider a special gift to the church


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.


During the week if you come to the double glass doors entrance from the parking lot, ring the bell and someone from either the pre-school or the church office will speak to you and then let you in. The door by the pastor's office will still be open for meetings and other church activities.


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.


Prayer concerns from last week: Chad in Afghanistan and all our military serving abroad, for peace, love, joy, empathy in the world, Bettyanne as she drives home, Judy celebrating finding her wallet again and dedicating all the money in it to the work of God in the church, Ermine as goes in for a procedure, Cheryl with a reminder to get regular checkups and tests, Ruth joyful to go to Jamaica to visit her mother and asking our prayers for her deep friend and mentor Judith Fahie in hospital, Richard at the loss of his mother-in-law and all those who mourn, Pink family & all those suffering stress at work, Eula’s cousin to regain strength in hands, Jeannie as she undergoes stress test, Jessica as she makes decisions on Jake’s care, Brandon suffering stroke at 32, Shirley’s niece with breast cancer, Norma for improved health, Spencer joyful to spread the light and looking for how to change points of view, Bradley as his book is distributed, Marvia reminding us that many artists and high achievers got their start and first encouragement in church settings and that Sophia was able to share her successes today, for those mothers like Hannah who dedicate their children to God’s work and for Sophia and other youth to always put God first in their lives, for the youth group and children’s club, for Dornicia’s mother Dawnette to improve and stay out of hospital, for more support for those in higher education programs and to keep hope, Nikkie, Tavon, Stacyann, Roger, family & friends, Megan and those suffering from depression, Sharon Beck in hospital, for Marielle, Micha, and Marguente & their husbands and children that they remain focused on serving Almighty God and His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, Tiara Taylor (T.T.) as she turns 21 that she will experience many more blessings in her life, for Gregory & family, Brandon Pierce to recover from stroke, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell in her new home, Owen Wyman, Donna Leland to recover from cancer.


Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023 Tel. 954-989-4711 Fax 954-989-4315

Pastor David Range Admin Assis.

Beth Davey Music Dir Donna Simms Treas. Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal Preschool Director Marleni Brant-Pomare





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