December 24, 2017

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 57 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for December 24, 2017 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Fourth Sunday of Advent

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

*Hymn 220                                                        Angels from the Realms of Glory


*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 2:1-7                                     

Children’s Time

Baptism (8:30)

*Hymn 249                                                                     There's a Song in the Air

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

Anthem                          Mary, Did You Know?                                             Choir

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11)

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                       

(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                               Unless You Consider the Child                          Choir

Sermon                                            “O Holy Night”                 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 FLUMC Children’s Home

Attendance for last Sunday 167

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $   2419.50

Building Fund/Trust                                                                             $       28.50

Roof Repair                                                                                             $       38.00

Mission                                                                                                     $       111.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date                                                               $   1174.00

Events this week:

Tonight: Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols at 7:30 p.m.

Next Sunday December 31, we have one joint service at 10:00 a.m. We also have a special Watch Night Service on Sunday, December 31 starting at 10:30 pm. and ending at midnight with “We shall overcome” and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Looking ahead:

Sunday Jan. 7 Covenant Services with Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, January 10 Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Sunday January 14, Confirmation Class 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Tuesday March 20 Rally Monday,

April 23 Nehemiah Action

Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise FL on March 17, 2018. Speak to Sharon Allen if you are interested.

The last day to buy bulbs for the Wreath is December 31.

Bulletins today are given by Florencia Velasco Cordoba, in gratitude to God for the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ.

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.

The Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast will be little different beginning Jan. 7 but all are still invited and encouraged to come and share a continental style breakfast, supplemented with donated hot dishes. If you would like to offer a dish please speak to new coordinators Maureen Chung (cell 305 469 2954 or or Bettyanne Gallagher (954 240 8543 or We need a coordinator for food contributions from those who attend the 11 a.m. service and who come to the breakfast. Thanks to coordinator Althea Browne and all who have made it possible these many years, come help build up the fellowship of the church!

Prayer concerns: Rosemarie Nicholas as she goes for surgery Wednesday, Pastor David rejoicing in the “all clear” from the surgeon, Jennifer Turnbull’s colleague’s family upon her unexpected death and a reminder to all who live alone to have someone check up on them, family of Al McDougal, Jeannie’s sister Karen after a stroke and her husband Larry & daughter Amanda, Barbara Walwyn after an encounter with an elderly person who crashed her car, for the missing generation in our church, for Amber as she plans to go to Meharry Dental school and Rene in California, Flori’s relatives as they travel, thanks for health, praying for a release of tension in Honduras, Dorothy’s friend with brain cancer, Dennis Bent reminding us all to call and visit and offer jobs when we can, Heather & Devone safety as they travel for a funeral, Shirley work stress, Ana Lilian, Margarita, Sheri, Irma’s grand nephew, Jessica as she prepares to have her baby, Sophia as she turns 15 that she will continue as God’s humble servant, thanks to God for great trip to Lion Country Safari, all of us effected by the bombing of a Methodist Church in Pakistan that everyone might have a sanctuary, Laura & James & Dorothy patience, strength, endurance. Ken Dillon and family as they travel and a Merry Christmas to all, Allister to stop smoking and drinking, Kaye Campbell diagnosed with cancer, Owen Wyman, Alean Stevens, Ed Gentille, Catherine Wheedleton, Randy Daughtry, Yajaira, Jaime, Silene health & other concerns, Liezette as she looks for a job, Shirley Gregg and family, Val, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Sharon, Althea, Alethea, Joan, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Rosemarie, Danyel for a safe pregnancy, Denese & Dorothy, to God be the glory, Althea to be be well enough to come back to church, and others. For everyone to have a safe holiday. For Grace & mother & other family members & friends, for the troops & their families, Sebastian in Qatar, the persecuted church and needy.

US Armed Forces: LaShawn Knight, Army; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023  

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

Pastor David Range Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Pre-School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare


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