February 21, 2016

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 55 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for February 21, 2016 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 (please stand as you are able)                                    


*Hymn (AA)                                                                        Count Your Blessings 




*Praise and 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.)


Please stand for the gospel according to Luke 13:31-35    


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time                


*Hymn 418                                                     We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder


Reception of Tithes and Offerings


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

(Sunday School for ages 3-11. The Nursery is open in Room 11, for children needing to be settled)


Sharing Joys & Concerns                                         


Prayer Hymn (AA)                                                                       Jesus Paid it All

(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)


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                                   I Must Tell Jesus                                             Choir


Sermon        “A Mother’s Love … A Godly Passion”              Pastor David Range


*Hymn of Commitment 512                                                                Stand By Me 


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                                


Today’s Mission offering is for Women in Distress,

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 170


Events this week:

Today: Special welcome to our friends from St. Lucia today! Bible Study with Pastor Garnes at 10:00 a.m. Confirmation class 4 to 5:30, Youth Fellowship will be going to the new movie “Risen” (see below for details), Prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Justice Ministry Team Assembly 7:30 p.m. at Saint Stephens Catholic Church, 2000 FL-7, Miramar, FL 33023

Wednesday: Fast Breaking at noon, come for a short meditation, hymn, and holy communion to break your fast.

Wednesday: Bible Study on John’s gospel 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., New Members Session 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Confirmation class 4 to 5:30, Youth Fellowship with Youth visiting from Cokesbury UMC from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.


Looking ahead:

Sunday March 13 UMW conducts services 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday March 15 Bold Justice Rally, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Sunday March 20 Easter Cantata, joint 10:00 a.m. service

June 27-July 2 Summer Camp in Leesburg/Fruitland Park


Bold Justice dates to remember for 2016:

Tuesday March 15 Rally, 7:30 p.m.

Monday April 11 Nehemiah Action 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday June 7 Celebration 7:30 p.m.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                $  2739.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                     $      34.50

Roof Repair                                                                                    $      43.50

Apportionments                                                                            $  4875.70


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.


Today, the Youth Fellowship will go to see the new movie “Risen” which tells the story of a Roman officer trying to make sense of the resurrection story. Please  meet at church at 6:00 p.m. to travel out together or come directly to Regal Westfork Stadium 13 at 15977 West Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines (954-430-2566). The movie begins at 7:10 p.m. Adults ages 12 to 60 cost $10.59, children 3-11 cost $7.09, seniors 60+ $7.62. The theatre is about 10 miles from the church, just west of I-75, near Costco, NW 160 Ave./Dykes Rd.


Please remember the family of our church brother Ivor Stewart who passed away at age 91 in a nursing home in Jamaica. His funeral will be held February 21, 2016 at the Bents Funeral Home in Top Hill, St Elizabeth, Jamaica at 12:30pm (cremation follows). There will be a celebration service for those in the U.S. on Sunday March 27 at 4:00 p.m. at Destiny Memorial Chapel, 1450 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale, 33068.


The “Lenten” Bible Study on “John: the Gospel of Light and Life” continues on February 24 “The Farewell Discourse” from John chapters 12-17, March 2 “The arrest, trial, and crucifixion of the King” from John chapters 18-19, March 9 “Eternal Life” from John chapters 20-21. It is a good time to join the study group in the Fellowship Hall Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m., (enter by the south door of the parking lot.)



Prayer concerns:  Judith Pierre Okerson after her fall, Marti Bariffe & Ivor Stewart’s family at their passing, Val, Sonia, Joan, Mrs. Brammer, Alethea, Dorothy & ex co-workers, Andre & Danyel, AJ and Jeannie, Karen & Dennis Frances, Margaret Browne, Mabel Bizzell, Rosemarie Nicholas, Leah Gaynor and those who live alone, for Lorretta’s health and family, Kelly, Jo, troops and families, Fay’s family in London & U.S., elections in Jamaica, chemo & rad. patients, Gairy Sylvia, Lety, Ray Caballero, Earnestine & Carolyn, Matt & friend, Roger & Peaches, Tavon, Nikkie, Angie & family, persecuted church, Nick to get time off, Barbara Gabbidon, Jessica’s brother Jesse, cousin Giselle having baby, Joan Redlhammer, Spencer needing help to travel in the right ways, Youth Fellowship, Carlton, family of Constantine Bennett, Grandma Hyacinth, Civil Citation progress in legislature, Audrey as she travels to Jamaica, Phillis having taken a fall, Karen after her son was killed in an accident, Vilma & family traveling.


US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott , Navy


Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar, FL 33023 Tel: 954-989-4711, www.miramarumc.org, mirumeth@bellsouth.net, Like us on Facebook

Pastor David Range,

Music Director Donna Simms,

Treasurer Mario Perez,

Administrative Assistant Beth Davey,

Pre School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Custodian Ravindra ‘Robin’ Ramtahal

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