December 1 2013

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 December 1, 2013 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 202                                                                                 People, Look East
Lighting of First Advent Candle                                            
*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.)
Scripture:                             Luke 1:26-38
Children’s Time/Builder’s Time
New Members joining
*Hymn 209                                                             Blessed Be the God of Israel
Reception of Tithes and Offerings ​​                
Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”
(Sunday School for ages 4-12. 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 454                                                  Open My Eyes that I May See
(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​
Anthem                               A Silent Night                                                Choir
Sermon          “Why Mary...of Nazareth”                            Pastor David Range                          
*Hymn of Preparation 215                                     To a Maid Engaged to Joseph
Holy Communion                                                    
*Hymn of Commitment 200                                                        Tell Out My Soul
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 was 208
Events This Week :
Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services, Toy Drive begins for Pre School, Book Fair in hallway with Pre School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare
Tonight: Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Nurture and Worship Committee 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Jobs Research Committee at New Jerusalem Baptist church, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: Choir practice 7:00 p.m.
Friday: Methodist Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.
Dates for the future:
Monday Dec. 9 Local Bold Justice Team meeting to prepare for the Action Process 7:00 Tuesday Dec. 10 Finance Committee 6:00 p.m.
Friday Dec. 13 Youth Fellowship Christmas Party 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 15 Joint Service at 10:00 a.m. for Christmas Cantata,
New Members Session at 12:30
Monday Dec. 16 Criminal Justice Research Committee 7:00 p.m. at Little Flower RC
Friday Dec. 20 Pre School Christmas program 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 22 Blood Drive after both services
Tuesday Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 29 Fifth Sunday Joint Service at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Dec. 31 Watchnight service 10:30 p.m.
Finance report for last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection​​​​$ 2276.00
Building Fund/Trustees​​​​​$  60.00
Roof Repair​​​​​​$ 124.50
Mission​​​​​​​$    89.50
Harvest Sale​​​​​​$    726.00​
Bulletins today are given by Marvia Aitken in honor of all Foster Kids! May God bless you and find Forever Homes for you!
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.
The United Methodist Women is grateful to everyone who either contributed items for the thanksgiving baskets and/or helped with the packing. Thank you for very much!
Please indicate to Pastor if you would like to publish the address of loved ones in the military. If you would like to send greetings to Kevin & Olga Ramsey’s son serving in Afghanistan please use this address: ​
AHM3 Ramsey, Adam, 3/7 H&S Motor T, Unit 46075, FPO AP 96427-6075
Justice Ministry Announcement: Our newest project will involve all the Florida D.A.R.T. justice ministries working together on problems related to mass incarceration. The Jobs Committee is continuing to work to get the Jobs Ordinance passed for the unemployed in Broward County.  If you, or anyone you know would be willing to speak about being unemployed at a Broward County Commission meeting or the Nehemiah Action in April, please talk to either Donna or Pastor David.  We will keep you informed of the meeting dates as they occur. The Jobs Committee is continuing to work with Commissioner Holness on the Jobs Ordinance for Broward County. The letters to the commissioners are at each entrance to the sanctuary.  A Bold Justice member will be there to help you. If you have not yet signed one, please do. These letters are being taken to each commissioner daily, as they are received.
Prayer Concerns: Alma Fahie as she recovers in hospital, AJ and CJ as they have surgery, Jeannie’s test on artery, Hisine family in their grief, praise for Jean’s Marine son to be back in U.S. safely, Ida’s daughter and others traveling for Thanksgiving, Barbara’s reminder to say “thank you Jesus!” Maureen thankful at her birthday that God has given another year of health, Jessica glad for less pain and for upcoming doctor’s visit and job interview, those suffering in Philippines, Melba’s family especially sister Nuala, Marvia thanks for shoes which like many things can be re-used/re-purposed, Juliet’s family in Texas, windows fund, reminder for all those children baptized to be seen often in this church in order to help them grow up right, for Maya and other children as they proclaim Christ, Marjorie blessed to be worshiping in this church with her family, Roy happy to be clear of cancer and for his daughter and granddaughter coming for Thanksgiving, for Rene, Amber & Pat as they travel, Veronique starting chemo, for student hit by car, for Robin Bartleman’s mother with heart issues, Laura to recover from meds, Sophia joyful in helping the environment by collecting bottle caps and other things, for the family of the boy shot, Sydney as he settles into home in south Florida, thanks for good grades for Joshua & Maya, Joan reminding us how God can use us with those crying, Lucy to continue to be blessed with help given in her work situation, Jasmyn praying for Mom, George alive to remind us of new solutions to cancer, Greta on chemo, Leonard, Phyllis, Cora, Val, Nancy, June, Andre, for mourners & the military, the lonely, stresses at work, home, school, Christians working in Iran, Alva, Albertina, Ella, sick and shut in, Donna, Aryea, Michelle.
US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army.
Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar FL 33023,
Tel: 954-989-4711, Fax: 954-989-4711,            

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