December 23 2012


Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 52 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 for Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 23, 2012, 10:00 a.m. service

Pastor: David Range

As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.


Call to Worship


Lighting of the Advent Candle


*Praise & Worship                                                         




Hymn 218                                              It Came Upon a Midnight Clear                                                              


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts).Visitors are invited to come to our Welcome Center on the Utopia Drive “front porch” after the service.


Lesson                                          Luke 1:39-45


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time


*Hymn 229                                                      Infant Holy, Infant Lowly                                                                                     


Reception of Tithes and Offerings & Connect Cards


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

(Sunday school for ages 3-11 years. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled.)


Sharing Joys & Concerns and where you have shared or found blessings


Prayer Hymn 217                                                         Away in a Manger

(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


Choir                                             “On a Silent Night”


Sermon                       Mary’s Song                            Pastor David Range

Hymn of Commitment 250                          Once in Royal David’s City


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Florida UMC Children’s Home

Attendance for last Sunday was 181


Events this week:

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.

Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m. New Members Session 7:00 p.m.

Monday: Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Joint 10 a.m. service, followed by Kid’s Birthday Club


Dates to remember for the future:

Monday Dec. 31 Watchnight service 10:30 p.m. followed by refreshments

Wednesday Jan. 2 Bible Study 7:00 p.m.  Acts 28-30

Sunday Jan.13 Service of Baptism

Saturday Jan. 26 District Leadership Training at Hollywood Hills UMC 9:00 a.m-12 noon

Saturday Feb.9 Creative Worship Workshop 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday Feb. 26 Bold Justice RALLY 7:30 p.m.

Monday March 18 Bold Justice Nehemiah ACTION 7:30 p.m.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 2873.00

Building Fund/Trustees $         117.50

Roof Repair $              87.00

Mission $        362 .50   


Bulletins today are given by the McIntosh & Guillot family in loving memory of Marilyn & Robert McIntosh. ‘You will always be in our hearts’.


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.



Joys & Concerns: Victims of Newton shootings, for wisdom in processing it with children, for opportunities to explain where God is in time of suffering, for outrages to end, disasters in other lands like China, for taking every chance to hug our family members, Alvin Hewitt as he moves to Hollywood Hills Nursing Home, for Bernie to recover from collapse, for Andre and other students as they travel home for Christmas, America's Quality Care family, Jenna in her continued recovery, for those finding this time of year difficult because of missing relatives, for Carolyn's restoration, praise God for Amber's first semester being over and for her room mate's friend to make better decisions , for Derrick's aunt with cancer, for Teona facing exams, for Roy's brother in law facing cancer, for the family of his relative that was shot just after he visited with him, for Nelson to heal, for Laura, James, Eleanor and Dorothy who has a problem with her daughter, for the mentally ill to find friendship and help, joy in Sophia being 10, for fond remembrances of Ruby Miller one year after her passing and her beauty symbolized in banners, for Kawaine being home, Vanessa's exams, Debbie's traveling mercies, thanks for Althea being back.


Valda Pearce, Carolyn Kelly, Ernestine Pierce, Cynthia Henderson, Thomas McIntosh, Everline Humphreys, Rita McNeil, Beatrice Grossman, Leighton Delvaille, Deshawn Jackson, Becky Maynard, Elwood James, Norris Southwood-Smith, Scott Hoffman, Samantha & Sophie, Kevin Henry, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Pat Mark, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton.  If you need prayer during the week please call Grandma Hyacinth Robinson at 954-435-4036 and your concern will be put on the Prayer Chain.  After you call her, for emergencies or to report someone in the hospital please be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104, or email the office at  We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan.


Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC,

2507 Utopia Dr., Miramar, FL 33020.

Tel: 954-989 4711,,







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