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Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Children's Club
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Prayer Meeting - 6:00 PM
Anyone is invited to come and share with God your concerns or hallelujahs for the church.
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Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
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Children's Club
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Prayer Meeting - 6:00 PM
Anyone is invited to come and share with God your concerns or hallelujahs for the church.
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February 18, 2018
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 First Sunday in Lent

 February 18, 2018-8:30 & 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 (AA)                                                                             Showers of Blessing

Prayer                                         

*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.)

Responsive reading 757 (Psalm 25)

Please stand for the gospel according to Mark 1:9-13                                       

Children’s Time

*Hymn 703                                                                   Swing Low, Sweet Chariot      

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

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11)

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

Prayer Hymn 522                                                                              Leave It There 

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                                      Gloryland Medley                                        Choir                   

Sermon                             “Jesus is baptized”                          Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment 512                                                               Stand by Me

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

A Lent of Opportunity, prayer portion one of six: Fast from judging others; Feast on Christ dwelling in them. Fast from emphasis on differences; Feast on the unity of all life. Fast from apparent darkness; Feast on the reality of all light. Fast from thoughts of illness; Feast on the healing power of God…

Today’s Mission offering is for Women in Distress

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 160

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                              $   2475.86

Building Fund/Trust                                                                                    $       19.50

Roof Repair                                                                                                   $       45.00

Mission (Apportionments)                                                                         $     268.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date                                                                     $ 13284.00

Events this week:

Today: Soup for Sale after each service, Youth Group 4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Fast breaking service at Noon, Bible Study at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club 7-8:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m., New Members Session after each service. Confirmation Class 4-5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Monday February 26 Memorial Day Picnic planning meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday Feb. 27 Community Meeting for our area in the sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. If you can come and greet the wider community who will be coming into our building for the first time please speak to the pastor. Thanks to all who offer the ministry of hospitality.

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Tuesday March 20 Rally Monday

April 23 Nehemiah Action

Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

Useful numbers: CDC Disaster Distress Helpline-1-800-985-5990

Broward County Distress Helpline: Text TalkWithUs to 66746 or call 2-1-1

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise FL on March 17, 2018. Speak to Sharon Allen if you are interested.

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.

Pledge forms are on the back table for the Save Our Sanctuary (SOS) Campaign, please pick one up to fill in and place in the offering bag.

Dennis Francis, the husband of Karen Francis, passed away on Feb. 10. Please keep Karen and her family in your prayers. You may like to support Karen by attending the viewing on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens 2401 Davie Road in Davie, FL 33317,  954-792-9360. There will be a funeral mass on Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at St Maurice at Resurrection Catholic Church 441 NE 2nd Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Burial and Repast immediately following funeral mass to be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens.

The Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast has continued with thanks to all who donated food, money and time towards the breakfast. It was made a success by those who were present and we look forward to doing it again next month.  All are invited and encouraged to come and share a continental style breakfast, supplemented with donated hot dishes. If you would like to offer a dish please speak to new coordinators Maureen Chung (cell 305 469 2954 or mchung2@bellsouth.net) or Bettyanne Gallagher (954 240 8543 or guatelady@hotmail.com). We need a coordinator for food contributions from those who attend the 11:00 a.m. service and who come to the breakfast.  

Prayer concerns: Thanks for another day! Jeannie and her sister’s family at her passing, healing of Jeannie’s foot, Wenham’s niece as she travels to Cuba, Karen & Dennis Francis, thank God for no government shut down, Deslyn as she travels to bring family to stay in U.S., Beverly’s daughter & granddaughter as they travel, the family of Denese’s uncle at his passing, and for another uncle and his daughter with cancer for healing, close loved ones who are ill, Val’s family in mourning for a loved one lost, Dorothea Golding as she travels back to Barbados thankful that she could fellowship with us and bringing Christian greetings, Lancelot wife Mildred and family at the passing of Veta’s brother, thanksgiving for Pastor David getting time to spend with his new grandson and family, Roy thankful to be back in worship and to be able to celebrate the life with the women in his family with birthdays, Dorothy Richardson as she prepares for a pacemaker, Laura & James, Shirley reminding us to have joy in our lives no matter what, Stirling as he struggles emotionally, the family of Raul Bergamino at his passing, for Jordan Campbell to pass CXC exams, Kaye Campbell recovering from breast cancer, Diane Ogren, Debbie, Liezette to find the right job, children as they juggle school, media and all of life, Zavier as he progresses in school and choses friends, Musomine family as they put mother in hospice care, Tavon, Roger, Angie’s family & friends, persecuted church, the mentally ill, the seniors who can count on us, our civil citation program.

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Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023  

Tel: 954-989-4711 www.miramarumc.org Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net  

Pastor David Range Admin Ass. Beth Davey Music Dir. Donna Simms Treas. Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Pre-School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare