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Prayer Meeting - 6:00 PM
Anyone is invited to come and share with God your concerns or hallelujahs for the church.
United Methodist Women Service 8:30am & 11:30am
8:30 AM
In Celebration of their 150th Anniversary
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Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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THU
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Children's Club
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Prayer Meeting - 6:00 PM
Anyone is invited to come and share with God your concerns or hallelujahs for the church.
10:00am
Hymn Sing
Joint Service
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Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Prayer Meeting - 6:00 PM
Anyone is invited to come and share with God your concerns or hallelujahs for the church.
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December 23, 2018
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.

Order of Worship for Advent 4, December 23, 2018 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. servi

Pastor David Range

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)

*Hymn 220 Angels from the Realms of Glory

Prayer

*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.)

Please stand for the gospel according to Luke 1:39-45

Children’s Time

*Hymn 249 There's A Song in the Air

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at miramarumc.org)

Anthem Upon A Midnight Clear Choir

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11, for children needing to be settled)

Sharing Joys & Concerns- please allow the ushers to hold the microphone for you

Prayer Hymn 230 O Little Town of Bethlehem

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem O Come, What A Glorious Night Choir

Sermon “Small Towns” Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn 224 Good Christian Friends Rejoice

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

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

Attendance for last Sunday 181

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3482.50

Building Fund/Trust $ 63.50

Roof Repair $ 33.00

Apportionments $ 214.00

Mission $ 127.00

 

Bulletins this week are given by Marvia & family in honor of Sophia. “Happy birthday to my darling Sophia. We love you!”

Bulletins also given by Veta Service in memory of Mom, Dad, sisters & nephews

Events this week:

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

Next Sunday: Joint 10:00 a.m. Hymn Sing service

Looking ahead:

Monday December 31 Watch Night service 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 6 Wesley Covenant Service worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service

Sunday January 13, 2019 Confirmation classes begin, every other Sunday 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday January 20, 2019 next New Member sessions after each service

The booking forms for summer camp July 1-6 are now available.

Make our sanctuary more beautiful and support our justice ministry by dedicating one or more bulbs on the Mission Wreath. Enjoy the growing light of the Christmas season and the work of BOLD Justice.

 

Please remember Narcotics Anonymous every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Dear congregation, more and more people are making their 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.

 

Also, please note that with the end of the year coming soon you have an opportunity to bless your church with a gift that may give you benefits when you fill out your taxes in the new year. Please consider a special gift to the church

 

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.

 

If you need anything during the service please contact one of the ushers, who will be wearing a multicolored stole/scarf. Please do not bring food or drinks into the sanctuary unless absolutely necessary. Thank you.

 

During the week if you come to the double glass doors entrance from the parking lot, ring the bell and someone from either the pre-school or the church office will speak to you and then let you in. The door by the pastor's office will still be open for meetings and other church activities

 

Prayer concerns from last week: Vivian Niles, Shirley Gregg, Flori as she travels to California, Randy, Jonathan, Ivonne, Ericka, Alfredo and for our troops, peace, love and joy, Rick thankful to be home again after many travels, that those who decide about climate change legislation might make decisions that profit the many over the few, Pat Mark as she recovers from travel, Willard’s neighbor Joe, for Florence Taylor Barner’s brother Sean as he recovers from a coma, Ina’s family after the passing of her cousin, Norma Payne thankful to be back in church after some time in hospital, Millie Weller & her sister & family after the loss of her mother and they are thankful for the support they received, the ongoing victims of the earthquake in Haiti, Ermine Yarde to continue to heal after her procedure, Jeannie & AJ & her brother as his wife at this time of mourning, Lorna’s mother Maud Gray with Louise & Vilma who are caring for her, Mike Stull to continue to heal after transplant, Harrison healing, Devone & other students returning home for the holidays, Michael & Sophia as they turn 16, Andrea & McFarlane who lost their son in an accident, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell, Randy Daughtry, Owen Wyman, Donna Leland, Crystal Dunn, Karen thankful for all the support of the church during the loss of her husband, Karen Francis, Millicent Gardner & family, Michell Spence, Joyce & Margaret Browne, care givers, care coordinators, the homeless & less fortunate, Sonia, Dexter, Pam, Joan, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Ermine, Nadage, Denese, Dorothy, to God be the glory, Yvonne thankful for God’s loving kindness and mercy on us that we may freely share God’s love with our neighbors, Mazie & Cecil thankful for all God has bestowed on them for the last year, the persecuted, lost, displaced, abused, abandoned, marginalized, oppressed and down trodden.

 

Miramar United Methodist Church

2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023

Tel. 954-989-4711 Fax 954-989-4315

miramarumc.org, mirumeth@gmail.com

Pastor David Range

Admin Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms

Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal

Preschool Director Marleni Brant-Pomare