December 8, 2019

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 59 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for the Second Sunday of Advent December 8, 2019- 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

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

 

Call to Worship

 

*Hymn 179 O Sing a Song of Bethlehem

 

Prayer

 

Praise & Worship

 

Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

(please return your visitors card to the usher when you have completed it), Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, 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 Matthew 3:1-12

 

Children’s Time

 

*Hymn 217 Away in a Manger

 

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

 

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

(Sunday School now for children 3-11. The Nursery is open in Room 11)

 

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

 

Prayer Hymn 211 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

 

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 Choir

 

Sermon “Get the Garbage Out” Pastor David Range

 

*Hymn of Commitment 399 Take My Life and Let It Be

 

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Women in Distress

Attendance for last Sunday 156

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 4311.00

Building Fund/Trustees $ 26.00

Roof Repair $ 28.50

Mission $ 153.00

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. All those born in December are invited to sit at the head table. All welcome. Christmas Concert sponsored by the United Methodist Men, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Pre School Board at 7:30 p.m. Choir 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Parenting Class in Fellowship Hall 6-7:00 p.m., Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Pre School Christmas Program, 9:00 a.m., United Methodist Women Christmas Dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Joint 10:00 a.m. service for the Christmas Cantata followed by a New Member Session

Looking Ahead:

Monday, Dec. 16 Pre School Ballet & Spanish class recital 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 18 Pre School Healthy Eating Dinner 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22 Youth Group Christmas Party, 4-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29 Fifth Sunday Joint 10:00 a.m. Hymn Sing and service of Baptism.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Watch Night service from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.

Please remember the staff with a gift in the envelopes enclosed in the bulletin.

On the back table are some Christmas activity sheets for the kids to take home. Kids please pick one up on your way out.

BOLD Justice (Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice) is working on continued support for nursing homes “Operation Spotcheck” and that each home would have a working generator in case the power grid goes down. We continue to advocate for more officers to be given Crisis Intervention Training so that they will be better prepared to help the mentally ill offenders with better solutions. We advocate for fewer youth and adult arrests when other actions can be taken, for example, civil citations. Please put on your calendar the dates for 2020: March 3 Rally, April 2 Nehemiah Action, May 19 Celebration.

The Pre School invites you to place new toys for ages 2 to 5 in the red box in the foyer so that each child can receive a gift from the church. Any extra toys given will go to children in A.C. Perry elementary and middle school.

Dear congregation, you can make 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.

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.

Prayer concerns: Thanks for everyone who helped with baskets and preparing the Thanksgiving meal, comfort for seniors enduring pain, Daisy Leslie thankful for the care of the church during her illness, Felix and all the youth returning to school, Donovan Anderson as he seeks blessing with business matter, Winnie Jennings as no more medical treatment is suggested, Stephen Lopez in the hospital, Levermore family as they mourn Iona, Arnold and all those going through divorce, Catherine Wheedleton, Owen Wyman, Donna Leland, Pierre family, Antonio Bell, Geneve Marant, Alean Stephens, Dexter Kelly, Mabel Bizzell, Cheryl Arnold recovering from surgery, for a family falling apart to be brought back together again, Camille as she fights illness, Pat Mark and her students as they travel to D.C., Laura, James, Dorothy, Dominica as they resolve election matters, thanks for life, love, family, sustainable jobs for the unemployed, action to heal the environment, thanks for all acts of generosity done by this faith community together & individually, Everald Phillip that his sight may be restored, Jada Hinds as she goes back to college, a cure for cancer, Luis Roberto Cerezo, Mike Stull, Rosanna Bell, Jax Stringer, Jake Settembrimo, Ana Lilian Dieguez, Michell Spence, Millicent Gardner, Browne family, Dillie Cato, Pamela Taylor in ICU, Betty D’costa in mourning, Aunt Jo, Florie’s shoulder, Norma as she goes for surgery, Sonia, Bock, Brenda, Jenna, Jack, Mike, Jeannie, traveling mercies for family coming from Jamaica, healing from head injury, Dara as she undergoes surgery, Karen Francis, Cecil Fraser, Pam, Sonia, Dexter, Joan, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Cherry, Brian, Nadage, Pam Taylor, June’s mother, Denese, Dorothy, Dudley, peace, love, joy, tolerance, hope, compassion, Grace’s family & co-workers, mercy for Jan and family as she is waiting to pass.

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar FL 33023

Tel: 954-989-4711 Fax: 954 989 4315 miramarumc.org mirumeth@gmail.com

Pastor David Range Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

Preschool Director Marleni Brant Pomare Custodian Robin Ramtahal

 

 
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