December 21 2008

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for December 21, 2008
8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
Fourth Sunday in Advent
 “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 and Worship                                                                                (See insert)                                          

Lighting of the Advent Candle


*Hymn 203                                                                Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Welcome and Recognition of Visitors
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Who Could Imagine a King by Leyhanna and Sophia at 11:00 a.m.

Scripture                                    Matthew 1:18-25                                   
Children’s Time


Children’s Hymn 245                                                                       The First Noel

Reception of Tithes and Offerings

Special music: 8:30 Clyde Yarde, 11:00 The MUMC Jamaican Folk Singers

(All children 2 to 10 are welcome to come to the Sunday School Christmas Party)

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer Hymn 209                                                      Blessed Be the God of Israel

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Choir (at 11)                            Long Time Ago

Sermon                              “Man in the Shadows”                  Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment 238                              Angels We Have Heard on High

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Women in Distress
 Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance last Sunday was 160

Events this week:
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00a.m.
During 11 am service, Sunday School Christmas Party, all children welcome.
Tonight: Christmas Concert with Brin Abel, Steve Higgins and friends including the South Florida Carib Chorale, at 6:00 p.m. sharp!
Tuesday: Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Fellowship Hall 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Christmas Eve service of Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m. Please bring a bell to ring during “Hark the Herald Angels” If you would like to do a reading at the service please see Donna Simms.

Dates to remember for the future:
December 31 Watchnight service 10:30 p.m.
January 4 Covenant Sunday at 8:30 &11:00 a.m. And Fellowship Breakfast
                          after 8:30 a.m. service
January 7 next  Bold Justice research meeting on jobs.
January 10 next Sale of Meals at 2:00 p.m.
January 31 Saturday Block Party                   
March 5 at 7:00 p.m. BOLD Justice Rally
April 2 at 7:00 p.m. Nehemiah ACTION

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                       $ 2279.25
Building Fund/Trustees                                 $     83.50
Roof Repair                                               $    171.00
Mission                                                                                                     $   143.50

Bulletins this week are given by Fritzroy & Natalie Guillot and Tomas McIntosh in loving memory of Marilyn & Robert McIntosh. And by Fay Harley in celebration of her grand-daughter Leylah’s christening.

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.
are available in the Preschool wing. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

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

Everyone is invited to join the family and friends of Leylah Gabriella Harley for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall after the 11:00 a.m. service.

The Singles Ministry for all in their twenties upwards will be starting Jan. 17, time and place to be determined. Please contact Val Christie at 954-394-0694 or Sheila Riley at 754-234-6842 for more info.

We’re having a Birthday Party every month after the 11:00 am service for those  
12 years and under. Please look for the sign up sheet and sign up your children. We want no child left out!

Thanks to all who supported the Preschool Book Fair and the Christmas Program!

If you have opened an account at Suntrust since August 2007, and used your debit card, the church can receive a $100 check as part of its “My Cause” promotion. To make sure the church gets the donation, call 1 888-266-2802 and speak to a Suntrust representative.

Would you like to be a Census Taker or Census Crew Leader or Census Recruiting Assistant or Census Clerk?  Our Fellowship Hall will be open Thursdays  Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sat. Jan. 24 from 10 am to 2 pm for those who would like to apply for one or more of  these jobs. You need to call 1-866-861-2010 or go to  to reserve your space.

Please remember that the Church has an account with the Car Program, Inc. which allows us to benefit from any cars (trucks, boats, etc.) donated in our name. Please call the church office for details as to how all the hassle can be taken out of the process of disposing of a car. The donor gets a tax write-off and the church gets a lump sum payment!

Christmas Cards showing the facade of the church are available on the back table. If you take some please leave a donation for them in the offering plate.

US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Maj. Jeffry Moffit, Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells, Chad Chong (Iraq): Army

Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL 33023
Tel: 954 989 4711, email:, website:



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