December 3, 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 3, 2017 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

*Hymn 353                                                                           The King Shall Come


*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                                       Mark 13:24-37

Children’s Time

*Hymn 229                                                                                              Infant Holy

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

*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 fill out the green sheets and return them to the ushers.

Prayer Hymn 496                                                                  Sweet Hour of Prayer

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                               Shine, Shine, Shine!                                            Choir

Sermon                          “How to have a rich future”              Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation 616                                   Come Sinner to the Gospel Feast                  

Holy Communion

*Recessional Hymn                                                As With Gladness Men of Old

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                         

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between services. All born in the month of December should sit at the head table. January 7 is our next Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast and we need people who will make dishes to bring by 9:45 a.m. It could be a dish of your choosing, your specialty, or one of the traditional dishes that we have served: one full tray of liver, one full tray of kidney, half tray cabbage with salt fish, half tray cabbage without salt fish, half tray callaloo with salt fish, half tray callaloo without salt fish, half tray boiled cornmeal and flour dumplings (two dozen), half tray flour dumplings (two dozen)—if you will make any of these please let Pastor David know. Thank you. United Methodist Men’s Christmas Concert at 6:00 p.m., featuring Clive Tenors (from last year) plus Sister Novelet, Gregory Ledon on the saxophone, and much more!

Monday: Admin Council at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Pre-School Board 7:30 p.m., BOLD Justice Research Kick Off, 6:45 p.m. Registration, 7:00 p.m. Call to order. Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 1900 SW 35th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: UMW Celebrating the Beloved Community, Village UMC, 1001 SW 71st Ave, (Rock Island Rd) North Lauderdale. Please see Marvia Aitken for further details

Next Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent Worship Services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m., Youth group Christmas Party at 4:00 p.m. with extra food, games & more. See Pastor David if you want to bring something.

Looking ahead:

Saturday, December 16 Children’s Club invites everyone to Lion Country Safari (see insert) when we will be leaving the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday December 17 Joint service for the Christmas Cantata at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday December 21 Preschool Christmas Program 8:30 a.m.

Sunday December 24 Christmas Eve Services at 8:30, 11:00 a.m. and Lessons in Carols service 7:30 p.m.

Sunday December 31 5th Sunday Joint service 10:00 a.m. Watch Night service 10:30

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Tuesday March 20 Rally Monday,

April 23 Nehemiah Action

Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

News from the Pre-School: Toy Drive Nov. 27 to Dec. 15 when you can bring in new toys to be given to the preschool students. Questions? call the preschool office at 954 981 9269 and talk to director Ms. Marleni or her assistant Ms. Eliza.

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise and historic St. Augustine in Jacksonville. Speak to Sharon Allen if you are interested.

BOLD Justice T-shirts are available for sale. See Sharon Allen or Donna Simms.

Remember ACA health insurance open enrollment ends December 15!

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund 

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 184


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                             $   2788.31

Building Fund/Trust                                                                                   $         61.00

Roof Repair                                                                                                   $        55.50

Mission                                                                                                           $     388.50

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.     

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.

Prayer concerns: Gloria Murray at the premature death of her son Joseph Smith and Sharon Allen as she seeks to minister to her, Deb Gavilan at the passing of her father, Alicia Jourdan-Lopez thankful for shepherds/mentors in life and her mother coming to stay with her & safe travels, Ana Lilian for good health, Flori joyful about meeting friends last seen in 1980, Jonathan and Randy, the troops & their families, peace, love in the world, Devone Whyte and other youth going to college, Jennifer Turnbull thankful for the chance to give a Thanksgiving basket to someone near death and for her family at her passing, Teneshia Taylor traveling mercies, Richemar trying to balance life, Jeannie Grossman thankful for past saints, mentors, guides, for her friends Virginia, Betty, Shirley, Bill, A.J., Marvin’s family, Franklin traveling mercies, Ina’s co-workers Iris & Robin, Mabel Bizzell’s grandniece Cathy who fell and was discovered to have a mass on her brain, Pat Mark as she travels to D.C. with 48 students and 3 other teachers, the family of Amber’s friend who died in a car crash with her boyfriend just before their wedding and for the lovely legacy they leave behind, for Felix as he returns to Daytona, Leyhanna as she travels to Chattanooga, Kawaine as he goes back to Texas, Spencer thanking God for the beauty of life and having a job even if it is tough to work all the hours, for Geoff as he tries to recover, Jackie thankful that the family in Atlanta are well, Laura’s sister-in-law Dorothy and husband James, Hanna family at the passing of Betty, Catherine Wheedleton, Barbara Gabbidon, Alean Stephens, persecuted, downtrodden,Waymon Solomon, Ginna, Roger, Tavon, Stacyann, Nikkie, Peaches, Angie & family and friends, we are all thankful for the baskets we could give out and the way they touched families just as the turkeys and Thanksgiving meals did.

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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