December 1, 2019

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 59 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for the First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2019- 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

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


Call to Worship


*Hymn (Old Methodist Hymnal) The King Shall Come




Praise & Worship


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

(please return your visitors card to the usher when you have completed it), Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, 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 Isaiah 2:1-5


Children’s Time


Welcome New Members (8:30)


*Hymn 229 Infant Holy


Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at


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

(Sunday School now for children 3-11. The Nursery is open in Room 11)


Sharing Joys & Concerns- Please fill out the green form and return it to the usher


Prayer Hymn 496 Sweet Hour of Prayer


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.)


Anthem Mary Had A Baby Choir


Sermon “A Vision of Beauty and Hope” Pastor David Range


Hymn of Preparation 462 ‘Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus


Holy Communion


*Hymn of Commitment (Old Methodist Hymnal) As With Gladness Men of Old


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 184

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 4590.00

Building Fund/Trustees $ 46.00

Roof Repair $ 86.00

Mission $ 370.00

Events this week:

Today: United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service. At 4:00 p.m. the Youth Group invites the rest of the church to roller skating at the Galaxy Skateway, 3737 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024. We have to meet at the door at that time to go in together in order to get the group rate. Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Research Kick Off for Bold Justice at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Alone Lutheran Church, 1900 SW 35 Ave., Ft. Lauderdale

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club 7-8:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. All those born in December are invited to sit at the head table. All welcome. Christmas Concert sponsored by the United Methodist Men, 6:00 p.m.

Looking Ahead:

Sunday, Dec. 15 Joint 10:00 a.m. service for the Christmas Cantata.

BOLD Justice (Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice) is working on continued support for nursing homes “Operation Spotcheck” and that each home would have a working generator in case the power grid goes down. We continue to advocate for more officers to be given Crisis Intervention Training so that they will be better prepared to help the mentally ill offenders with better solutions. We advocate for fewer youth and adult arrests when other actions can be taken, for example, civil citations. Please put on your calendar the dates for 2020: March 3 Rally, April 2 Nehemiah Action, May 19 Celebration.

The Pre School invites you to place new toys for ages 2 to 5 in the red box in the foyer so that each child can receive a gift from the church. Any extra toys given will go to children in A.C. Perry elementary and middle school.

Dear congregation, you can make 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.

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.

Prayer concerns: Stephanie McBride, Aunt Jo as she goes into hospice, one shot as car being stolen, Colombia, friends traveling, Ina’s family, Alia as she begins new job in Baltimore, Eula for the healing of her toe, thanksgiving for the blessings of life, family, country, Montserrat after the election some healing needed, Sonia, Brenda, Jenna, Joan, Jack, Jeannie, Dominica to have less violence as the election nears, thanks for bananas, cane and a representation of the outside creation, inspiration to plant a tree and take joy in the variety and diversity of what God has made, Helancia as she brings her second child into the world, the family of Robert a friend of Spencer & Chad who died in an operation to remove a bullet at age 21, Helene as she goes for surgery, Daisy Leslie, Hyacinth with Roland & Phyllis for strength, Dario, Dominic, & Derrick as they go to Philly, LaFern, the children of Carlton Douglas as they go before immigration, Yvonne Scott healing, thanks for Shirmane and Akayla, Ron in Rehab, Ken to get relief from light-headedness, Judy so thankful for the birth of Josh 17 years ago, Van to recover from PTSD, Audrey’s brother to recover from eye surgery, Janessa glad that grandma’s eye surgery went well, for a good teaching environment in school where students do not have to cope with PTSD and negativity, Vinessa & George as they attend the funeral of his 16 year old granddaughter. Rolla Shick, Fay Harley, Madge, Iesha, Lorraine, Emma’s group home, Iris, Mike Stull, Rosanna Bell, Ana Lilian Dieguez, peace, love, joy, tolerance, compassion, respect, light in the world, Sonia, Brenda, Joan, Jenna, Pam, Sonia, Dexter, Joan, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Cherry, Brian, Nadage, Pam Taylor, June’s mother, Denese, Dorothy, Karen Francis, Millicent Gardner, Mabel Bizzell, the Browne family, Sara Sophonie Hunter as she undergoes chemo, Catherine Wheedleton, Owen Wyman, Donna Leland, Pierre family, Antonio Bell, Geneve Marant, Alean Stephens, Dexter Kelly.

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar FL 33023

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

Pastor David Range Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

Preschool Director Marleni Brant Pomare Custodian Robin Ramtahal

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