December 29 2013

Miramar United Methodist Church 
Celebrating 53 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 December 29, 2013 10:00 a.m.
Pastor: David Range
As a courtesy to all, please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Call to Worship​​        
*Hymn 238                                                         Angels We Have Heard on High
*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.)
Scripture:                               Matthew 2:13-18
Children’s Time/Builder’s Time
*Hymn 224                                                             Good Christian Men Rejoice
Reception of Tithes and Offerings ​​                
Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”
(Sunday School for ages 4-12. The Nursery is open in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)
Sharing Joys & Concerns​                                        
Prayer Hymn 241                                                            That Boy-Child of Mary                                                            
(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
Anthem                                     Choir
Sermon         “Flight To Egypt and "Anableps"”                  Pastor David Range
*Hymn of Commitment 251                                     Go, Tell It on the Mountain​
Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)​                                  
Today’s Mission offering is for FLUMC Children’s Home
Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund
Attendance for last Sunday was 166
Events This Week :
Tuesday: Watchnight service 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday: New Year’s Day! Office closed.
Thursday: Choir practice 7:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Covenant Service
Dates for the future:
Monday Jan 13 BOLD Justice Network 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Jan. 21 Finance 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Jan. 26 New Members Session 12:30, Confirmation Class 4:00 p.m.
Monday Jan. 27 Administrative Council 7:30 p.m.
Finance report for last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection​​​​$ 1836.00
Building Fund/Trustees​​​​​$  40.00
Roof Repair​​​​​​$  82.00
Mission​​​​​​​$    67.00
Bulletins today are given by Florencia Velasco Córdoba: in memory of my parents José Ignacio Velasco & Melba Córdoba de Velasco, my brother Heberth & sister Iholanda Velasco.
Bulletins also given by Dorothy Grey-Roye: in honor of André’s birthday today and my birthday, Friday January 3, 2014.
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.
The church office humbly requests that recipients of offering envelope booklets please use their pre-printed envelopes, or if you are using one from the pew pocket, write on the envelope, the amount given, your name, and the number you have been assigned. We look forward, with gratitude, to your usual cooperation.
The members of the church staff wish for everyone, a blessed and peaceful rest- of-the-year. We are grateful for another year in God’s service. We look forward to the New Year, putting our lives in the hand of the One who knows the future, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Please remember to fill in the inserts for the trip to the show Memphis on March 1 at 2:00 p.m. The sign-up sheets are on the back table.
Justice Ministry Announcement: Our newest project will involve all the Florida D.A.R.T. justice ministries working together on problems related to mass incarceration. The Jobs Committee is continuing to work to get the Jobs Ordinance passed for the unemployed in Broward County.  If you, or anyone you know would be willing to speak about being unemployed at a Broward County Commission meeting or the Nehemiah Action in April, please talk to either Donna or Pastor David.  We will keep you informed of the meeting dates as they occur. The Jobs Committee is continuing to work with Commissioner Holness on the Jobs Ordinance for Broward County. The letters to the commissioners are at each entrance to the sanctuary.  A Bold Justice member will be there to help you. If you have not yet signed one, please do. These letters are being taken to each commissioner daily, as they are received.
Prayer Concerns: A.J.'s continued recovery and to help him find work, for Jeannie and others who remember those who have passed in a special way at this time of year, Marti for recovery of ankle, for good & faithful friends during overwhelming times, Cheryl going to see grand & great grandchildren, Rick's mom in assisted living that she might be restored and returned, Ruth thrilled her mom will be here for her first U.S. Christmas, those many traveling over this season, Kathy and family without brother, Marcia thankful for job but hoping to endure, Melba rejoicing in her progress, Nina thankful for God's help in many ways, Louise thankful for food basket and calls and prayers, Carla anxiety, Allison's boss and all effected by depression, Janet's son Rowan here safely, for Paulette's brother Jared to find his way, Matthew who know a family with problems, Carol thankful to be back after challenges, thankfulness for Joan and the youth able to put on nativity play at concert, Lorna thankful for 32 years of marriage, Karem remembering his mother who was lost at this time last year.
US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army.
Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar FL 33023,
Tel: 954-989-4711, Fax: 954-989-4711,            

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