December 2 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 First Sunday in Advent

December 2, 2012, 8:30 &11:00 a.m. services

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 203                                                                 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed


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 21:25-36


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time


*Hymn 215                                                         To A Maid Engaged To Joseph


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 Thanksgiving Testimonies


Prayer Hymn 202                                                                       People Look East

(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                                                      “Christmas Communion”          


Sermon                                     “Open the window, Aunt Minnie, here it comes”


New Members


Hymn of Preparation 209                                       Blessed Be the God of Israel


Holy Communion                                            Great Thanksgiving for Advent


Hymn of Commitment                                                      The King Shall Come


Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

 Attendance for last Sunday was 123


Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services,

Bible Study with Pastor Garnes in the Library 10:00 a.m.,

Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: MUMC Bold Justice Team meeting 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Creative Worship Team 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Family Fun Reading Night in the Preschool 6:30 p.m.,

Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Please read Acts 21-23.

Thursday: Choir 7:30 p.m.

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7 p.m.

Next Sunday: service of Baptism, and after both services you are encouraged   to take a few extra minutes to give blood during the Blood Drive.

Next Sunday night Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.


Dates to remember for the future:

  Monday: Dec. 10 Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Dec. 11 Finance Committee 6 p.m., Choir 7:30 p.m.

Thurs. Dec. 13 UMW Christmas Dinner 6:30, Pre School Christmas Program 7:00 Friday Dec. 14 Youth Fellowship Christmas party 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 15 Sunday School Teachers meeting 10 a.m.

Sunday Dec. 16 Joint service for Christmas Cantata, 10:00 a.m.

Monday Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 30 Kids Birthday Club

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

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 $ 1652.30

Building Fund/Trustees $           22.50

Roof Repair $              97.00

Mission $         184.50   


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 Preschoool Toy Drive is under way and continues up to December 7. We would greatly appreciate unwrapped toys for children ages 1 year to 5 years. Our after schoolers range from 6 to 10 years old. We look forward to your usual support.


Prayer Concerns: For Jeannie whose cancer test is ok for now and for Jenna, her niece in intensive care but doing well, for Bettyanne's complete recovery and for traveling mercy for her sister and husband, praise for all the cards and help for Cheryl Sotolongo, for Sharon making it through another year with her friends, for Eleanor for being on the road again and for Jeannie who brought her to Church, for Liezette’s friend Andrea's breast cancer and beginning her chemo this week and for being so thankful for the Thanksgiving baskets, one of which was for her, for Roy's brother-in-law in Canada undergoing bone cancer treatment, for Grace being back in Church today and doing well, for Kelsey visiting Marvia today and for Sophia not feeling well and for Marvia to have the strength to cope when the kids are sick, Carla thanking God for her mother and asking for help for all her friends losing their jobs, for all the 37 baskets delivered and the people who donated all the food, some of which was delivered to His House and the Homeless Shelter, traveling mercies for all the kids going back to school, for Melba's brother Nelson in the hospital receiving chemo, for Ann Marie's son Ricardo facing a job interview, for Judy's new pediatrician, for Kathy's sister Carolyn going home today after her heart surgery and for her sister in Atlanta doing well, for Andrea as she gets through her cancer treatment.


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.

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