December 17, 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 December 17, 2017 Joint 10:00 a.m. service

Third Sunday of Advent

As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers 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 John 1:1-18                                     

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)

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                       

(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.)

Christmas Cantata-Hope Has Hands

The World has Joy Medley-

Hope Has Hands/ All the World Has Joy/Joy to the World! 

The Word Became Flesh

The Lord Has Been Kind

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Mary Rocks the Rock

Hope Has Hands

Mary, Did You Know?


Go Tell the World Medley-Go Tell It on the Mountain/All the World Has Joy/Joy to the World!                         

*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 126

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $   2599.05

Building Fund/Trust                                                                             $         41.00

Roof Repair                                                                                            $       164.00

Mission                                                                                                    $      434.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date                                                              $     728.00

Events this week:

Today: Justice for Our Neighbors Donors Tea from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 6000 Maynada Street, Coral Gables. New Member’s Session immediately after the service. Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: Pre-School Christmas Program 9:00 a.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas Eve Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. and the Lessons and Carols service at 7:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Sunday December 31 5th Sunday Joint service 10:00 a.m. Watch Night service 10:30 p.m.

Sunday January 14, Confirmation Class 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Tuesday March 20 Rally Monday,

April 23 Nehemiah Action

Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise FL on March 17, 2018. Speak to Sharon Allen if you are interested.

Today is the last day to order Poinsettias. Buy bulbs for the Wreath up to Dec. 31.

Please remember to honor your church staff with a Christmas gift in the envelope provided. Thank you.

Bulletins today are given by Marvia Aitken & family:

Happy 15th birthday to my darling daughter Sophia.

We love you immensely!

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 remember the church in your end-of-year giving. Records of your giving will be provided for tax purposes.

The Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast will be little different beginning Jan. 7 but all are still invited and encouraged to come and share a continental style breakfast, supplemented with donated hot dishes. If you would like to offer a dish please speak to new coordinators Maureen Chung (cell 305 469 2954 or or Bettyanne Gallagher (954 240 8543 or We need a coordinator for food contributions from those who attend the 11 a.m. service and who come to the breakfast. Thanks to coordinator Althea Browne and all who have made it possible these many years, come help build up the fellowship of the church!

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: Florie’s son Jonathan that he might work a better schedule, niece coming to Miami, Uncle with kidney stones, Ruth & Ruthlyn Earle as they travel to and from Jamaica, Dorothy Grey Roye celebrating that she is going to become a grandma! Gio on loss of grandmother, Devone on loss of grandfather, Jeannie & A.J. Virginia and Mike, Ingrid, for those who mourn that God will give them strength to go on, Louise for healing especially in the eyes, thanksgiving for the blessing of the UMM concert last Sunday, for Maud happy with Norma & Annemarie as caregivers, Sonia joyful to be present after a painful few weeks, for Elroy who hurt his back caring for her, for Ashely Turnbull who lost his wife suddenly and the family, for T.T. and all in foster care that they will get forever homes, Spencer happy to be here and thankful to have some Christian conversation this week. God is good & great, Roger, Tavon, Nikkie, Stacy, Peaches, Angie & family & friends, persecuted church, the oppressed, Glance family, healing for Ana Lilian, Mr. Poole, Irma’s grandnephew, Val, Pam, Dexter, Sonia, Althea, Alethea, Joan, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Danyel to have a safe pregnancy, Denese & Dorothy, peace, love in the world, principal’s knee surgery, that all might see the true meaning of Christmas, Doug Okerson

US Armed Forces: LaShawn Knight, Army; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023  

Tel: 954-989-4711 Fax: 954-989-4315 Email:  

Pastor David Range Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Pre-School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare







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