December 22, 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 Fourth Sunday of Advent December 22, 2019

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

Call to Worship


*Hymn 220 Angels from the Realms of Glory




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.)


Please stand for the gospel of Luke 2:1-20


Children’s Time and UM Children’s Home video


*Hymn 249 There's a Song In the Air


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 allow the usher to hold the microphone for you.


Prayer Hymn 230 O Little Town of Bethlehem


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 Choir


Sermon “The Difference a Baby makes” Pastor David Range


*Hymn of Commitment 224 Good Christian Friends Rejoice


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for FLUMC Children’s Home

Attendance for last Sunday 165

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3620.00

Building Fund/Trustees $ 43.00

Roof Repair $ 44.50

Mission $ 437.50

Bulletins today are given by Cathy Lake: “In loving memory of my parents-George and Maisie Southwell”

Events this week:

Today: Youth Group Christmas Party, 4-5:30 p.m. Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Fifth Sunday Joint 10:00 a.m. Hymn Sing and service of Baptism.

Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Watch Night service from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. With refreshments after.

Sunday, Jan. 12 Confirmation class begins 4-5:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 17 the Youth Group invites everyone to “Drumline” at the Miramar Cultural Center, 8:00 p.m. See insert and book your tickets through Allison Feurtado. This is the last Sunday to book tickets.

Please remember to make your donations to the Mission Wreath. See the inserts. Also, this is the last Sunday for making a Christmas gift to the staff in the special envelope.

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.

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: Prayer concerns from last week: Kniquiah Hughes as she mourns her father’s death on Monday and finishes her exams and moves in to her internship, Flori and Aunt Jo, Kim Russell and family, Mabel Bizzell celebrating the life of her sister who passed away, Maureen’s son as he travels to Jamaica after 20 years, Barbara thankful for her brother Patrick being here and praying safe travels as he goes back to England and brother Everald as he seeks to regain sight, Commissioner Maxwell Chambers as he seeks to help the homeless and those about to be homeless, Juanita, Simone, Cassandra, for those coping with healthful changes in diet, the Steer Town area of Jamaica to have violence recede, Pam McFarlane to get a diagnosis and treatment, Cecil as he returns to Mountserrat, Teneshia’s cousin as she is stationed in Iraq and for all our military service members, for the family of the child who found a gun in the car and shot his mother and for increased vigilance of parents, Yolanda Pollard and her charity of choice Kids in Distress, Ruth’s friend Miriam as she goes for surgery, Devone and all our young people that we might pray for our country’s political leadership and encourage college students so that they do not get depressed and have a blessed and safe holiday, Mike Stull and his wife as he faces an uncertain future, Martha as she goes for hip surgery, Sharon’s son Eric as he faces the challenges of high school and Everton Hewitt as he seeks recovery, Pam, Sonia, Dexter, Joan, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Cherry, Brian, Nadage, Pam Taylor, June’s mother, Denese, Dorothy, Dudley, Dilly Cato, Althea, Cherry, Brian, Rolla Shick, Northrop Simmonds, Catherine Wheedleton, Donna Leland, Owen Wyman, Dexter Kelly, Geneve Morant, Antonio Bell, Carolyn Kelly, Pierce family, Alean Stephens, Judith’s niece Wilda in recovery, love, joy, peace, tolerance, patience, empathy, our troops and their families, Flori as she travels to Phoenix, Randy, Jonathan, Rosanna Bell, Carolyn’s friends on the loss of Betty, for God to bless everyone at Christmas and for all to know continued goodness in 2020.

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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