January 1, 2017

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 56 years of Ministry!

MUMC, 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

Order of Worship for Covenant Service, January 1, 2017 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

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

Call to Worship                         

*Hymn 170                                                                              O How I Love Jesus


*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.)

Please stand for the reading of the gospel according to John 1:1-18                                

Children’s Time/Builder’s Time

*Hymn (CH)                                                                  I Love To Hear The Story                                                                                           

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, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)

Sharing Joys & Concerns-Please fill out the green sheets and hand them to the ushers                                         

Prayer Hymn 501                                         O Thou Who Camest from Above

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                                    Come Emmanuel                                          Choir

Sermon           “New  Beginnings              Pastor David Range

Hymn of Preparation 606                              Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine

Covenant prayers & Communion

*Hymn of Commitment 348 Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling, verses 3 and 4 only   

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                                

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 180, Watchnight 72

Events this week:

Today: The United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service.  Tonight: Prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between services. Youth Fellowship 4-5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Monday January 9 Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday January 11 Bible Study resumes 7:00 p.m.

Saturday January 14 UMW prayer breakfast 8:30-11:00 a.m.

Sunday January 15 New Member Session after both services

Tuesday January 17 Finance Committee 6:00 p.m.-Preschool Board 7:30 p.m.

Sunday January 22 the Rev. Katie Lineberger will be speaking at both services

Monday January 23 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Sunday January 29 Fifth Sunday joint 10:00 a.m. service, Bold Justice Network Meeting held after the service, First Confirmation Class 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday to Saturday Feb. 1-4 Lifetouch Photo Directory pictures being taken

Feb. 1-4 are the dates to have your picture taken for the new photo directory through Lifetouch. Sign up at the table in the foyer on Sundays January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Those who have their photo taken will get a photo directory and a free 8 by 10-inch photo but you may like to order more for sharing. If you bring a small bag of food to share with the needy you will get $5 off your purchase price. Please spend the 30 minutes it will take to come on one of the days and help create a beautiful book which will help build a stronger community of faith.

Youth Fellowship for Middle and High School students will continue on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. starting January 8, Children’s Club for Elementary School students will be held on alternate Fridays starting January

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                  $  1964.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                         $     113.00

Roof Repair                                                                                         $     22.00

Mission                                                                                                 $   391.00

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.

The members of the church staff thank everyone for the gift to them at Christmas. We wish for you, a very blessed and prosperous 2017.

Prayer concerns from Watchnight:

Pamela Ramos & family as they mourn Dad, people of Allepo, Sophia on her 14th birthday, David, Lauren, Quintin, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell, Dexter Kelly, A.J. as he starts a new job, good health for all, Val, Pam, Dexter, Sonia, Aletha, Joan, Sharon, June, Dilly, Rachael Johnson’s father in ICU, Dorothy & co-workers to find jobs, Denese, Karen & Dennis Francis, Millicent Gardner & family, Rosemarie Nicholas & family, the persecuted, abused, oppressed, marginalized, displaces, downtrodden, Joanne at work, Shirley & family, Randy to get a job, Jonathan traveling, Ms. Blue’s health, Angie, Tavon, Roger, peace & love, people of Syria, Lorna’s 35th anniversary and uncles: Alfred and Bertie,  Jeannie procedure on 12th, Rene’s friends Amanda to heal, Barbara’ friend as they pull the plug on her daughter, Pat so joyful to be among family & friends, for students with parents in jail, for one student with brain tumor, Margaret grateful to be back, Thelma and Teresa, greetings from Wesley Gallimore.

Armed Forces: Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy; all the soldiers on board the USS Warrior, Sasebo, Japan.   

Miramar United Methodist Church

2507 Utopia Dr.

Miramar, FL 33023 

Tel: 954-989-4711, Fax: 954-989-4315 

www.miramarumc.org, Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net, Like us on Facebook

Pastor David Range

Administrative Assis. Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms

Preschool Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal



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