February 15 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for Sunday, February 15, 2009
8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
“Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional
Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity
As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*

Call to worship                                                                    
*Praise and Worship                                       Page 1, Praise & Worship Songbook


*Hymn 158                                                            Come, Christians, Join to Sing
Welcome and Recognition of Visitors
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Scripture                                       1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Children’s Time

Baptism (11:00 a.m.)

*Hymn 147                                                        All Things Bright and Beautiful        
Reception of Tithes and Offerings

(11:00 the children ages 2 to 12 are invited to go to Sunday School--all children are welcome)

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Prayer Hymn 407                                                                              Close To Thee
(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem (at 11)                  “What A Wonderful World”                                Choir

Sermon                          “Running for the Prize”                    Pastor David Range
*Hymn of Commitment 585                                          This Little Light of Mine
(with the 4th verse starting “Jesus gave it to me...”)
Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice
 Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance last Sunday was 149

Events this week:
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.
This afternoon: Confirmation Class 4:00 p.m.
Tonight: Prayer Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Monday: President’s Day, church office closed
Tuesday: Evangelism Committee, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: United Methodist Women, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Dates to remember for the future:
Next meeting of The Singles Ministry, Feb.28, 2009 @ 5pm.Venue to be announced
Week of March 2 Wesley groups/small house meetings begin
March 5 at 7:00 p.m. BOLD Justice Rally
The Kids Birthday Club is now scheduled for Sunday, March 22 after
the 11:00 a.m. service.
April 2 at 7:00 p.m. Nehemiah ACTION
Sunday April 26 at 4:00 p.m., Rally of the Apostles.

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                       $ 2863.40
Building Fund/Trustees                               $   117.50
Roof Repair                                               $   130.00
Mission                                                                                                              $  208.50

Bulletins are given today by Nathaniel Guillot in honor of his dad’s Fritzroy Guillot’s birthday. Happy birthday daddy!

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. Please note that there is a wheelchair entrance from the back parking lot through the double doors. Also the church has a wheelchair located in the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to assist a person coming to a meeting. Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

It's time to start thinking about joining a Celebrate Jesus Mission Team! Just like we had 8 visitors last summer you can help out in the North East District, (around Jacksonville) this July 25 to August 1. Please see Pastor David for more info and application forms.

We are forming a Tech Team, if you are proficient with computers we would like to include you. Please speak to Pastor David or Fritzroy Guillot.  
Thanks to all who helped with and participated in the Valentine’s Events!

Offering envelope books for 2009 are now available. Pick up yours on the back table

The United Methodist Children’s Home needs your help:
Do you know a married couple in your church who might be interested in exploring the unique opportunity of serving as house parents at the Children's Home?  We are always looking for couples who feel called to be in ministry together and make a real and lasting impact in the lives of children and youth.  If you have questions, or would like more information, please email our Director of Human Resources at jobs@fumch.org.  The following is part of the official job posting for the position.
"This position is for a married couple only.  The primary role of the Residential Child Care Specialists / House parents (RCCS) is to oversee the day-to-day care and supervision of the children assigned to their cottage.  The Residential Child Care Specialists / House parents are responsible for monitoring all the aspects of daily cottage life and is, in essence, the primary caring person for the child/youth during his/her stay at the Florida United Methodist Children's Home.  The House parents will be a couple bound in the traditional legal relationship of marriage.  We are looking for couples with moral character, who are strongly committed to making a significant contribution to young people."

The World Day of Prayer will be held in Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church,
2801 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines on Saturday, March 7, starting with a business meeting and continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and the program starting at 10:00 a.m.
A poster is on the bulletin board by the water fountain.

Thanks for all who have contributed to our food pantry. Please remember to look out for those in need and invite them to come in to receive some food.

Thanks to all who donated empty prescription bottles for the UMW to send to Haiti. That project is finished for now. Please do not bring any more to the church.

Each summer, the camp hires two nurses each week to serve in ministry to the campers, team members, and adult volunteers. The camp is looking for individuals who are licensed as RN's or LPN's that would be interested in serving for one or several weeks during the summer. Speak to the Pastor for more information.

Upper Room Devotional Guides and Pockets are available in the back of the church.

US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Maj. Jeffry Moffit, Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells, Chad Chong (Iraq): Army

Miramar UMC, Tel: 954 989 4711, www.miramarumc.org, mirumeth@bellsouth.net



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