February 22 2015

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.

Order of Worship for February 22, 2015 First Sunday in Lent, 11:00 a.m. service

As a courtesy to allplease place cell phones and pagers to silent mode. Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*


Call to WorshipPsalm 25:1-10 (757 Hymnal)        


*Hymn 89                                                             Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee




*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:                         1 Peter 3:18-22 & Mark 1:9-15


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time - another visitor for Black History Month


*Hymn 277                                                                Tell Me the Stories of Jesus


Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available through MiramarUMC.org)


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

(Sunday School for ages 3-11The Nursery is open in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)


Sharing Joys & Concerns                                         


Prayer Hymn 351                                                                              Pass Me Not

(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                   “Calvary’s Love”                                           Choir


Sermon                     “God’s Sacrificial Love”                           Marvia Aitken


*Hymn of Commitment 380                       There’s Within My Heart a Melody

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                  


Events this week: 

Today: talk about the Walk to Emmaus weekend in between services, Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m. 

Tonight: Prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Food Committee for the 55th church anniversary 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday Justice Ministry Team meeting 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: 8:30 & 11 a.m. services of Holy Communion with Pastor Margaret Johnson, Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. Later from 3 to 5 you may wish to go to Hollywood Hills UMC, 400 North 35th Ave., Hollywood to help pack meals for “Stop Hunger Now”


Looking ahead:

Fastbreaking services this lent will be at noon on March 4, 18, 25 and April 1

Saturday March 14 Southeast UMW Day Apart with Rev. Denise Sawyer “Joyful heart, Joy-filled Life”9-2 at Kendall UMC, register by March 6.

June 29-July 4 Summer Camp!


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday 152


Bold Justice dates to remember for 2015

Tuesday March 24 Rally, 7:30 p.m. 

Monday April 20 Nehemiah Action 7:30 p.m. Goal 155 attendees for our 55th anniversary and Fighting for youth civil citations and senior citizen improvements

Tuesday May 19 Justice Ministry Team Assembly 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday June 9 Celebration 7:30 p.m.


From Monday, February 16 to Sunday March 1 Pastor David will be in Israel and Jordan with some others from this church, and from Epworth UMC in Gaithersburg, MD. For pastoral care during this time you may call lay leaders Dr. Judith Pierre-Okerson at 305 608 2420 or MarviaAitken at 954 684 4381 or the church office at 954 989 4711. Keep us in your prayers, we look forward to sharing the “blessings of the journey” when we return. Bible studies resume March 4, and continue March 18, 25, April 8, 15, 22, 29.


Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection$   2287.41

Building Fund/Trust$ 121.00

Roof Repair120.50

Apportionments$   155.00

No More Malaria (Donations so far total $1466.57)$   191.50  

Stop Hunger Now$       32.00


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.


Please see the Vanco insert on electronic giving and consider making your contribution to the Kingdom of God in this place in an easy and efficient way. Please pick up an authorization form and create your profile. You may go to MiramarUMC.org to see more. Look for the “Donate Now” button.


Prayer concerns: Esther Dillon, Dorothy Lawrence, Family of Rick Roff, travelers to Israel and Jordan, Ineta, Dorothy, Paul's daughter, Darryl, Phillis, Carol, Laura happy choir robe banquet could show our love for what they do, Patricia's son Roland, Ita and friend, joy for Jeannie who found work, joy for Donna's son Scott getting married, Tiffany to recover, joy for David Aitken getting compassionate student of the month, Laurie recovering from stroke, for Gary's results of tests.


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


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, 

Administrative Assistant Beth Davey,

Treasurer Andrea Schroeder, 

Pre School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Custodian Ravindra ‘Robin’ Ramtahal







































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