January 22 2012


        Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

 “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

Order of Worship for the Third Sunday in Advent

January 22, 2012 at 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


*Praise & Worship




*Hymn 452                                                            My Faith Looks up to Thee


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                   Luke 8:40-56


Children’s Time


* Hymn 710                                                                           Faith of Our Fathers


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


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

(Sunday School begins for those aged 3 to 12. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by   parents with children needing to be settled.)


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn 367                                                       He Touched Me

(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.)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                          Little Brown Church in the Vale                            Choir


Sermon                   “Touched By Faith”                 Lay Leader, Joyce Hemmans                       


*Hymn of Commitment 714                                I Know Whom I Have Believed



   Benediction and Postlude  (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for FLUM Children’s Home

Attendance for last Sunday was 123


Events this week:

Today: Sunday School with Pastor Garnes at 10:00 a.m.,

Tonight: Prayer meeting, 6:00 p.m., New Members Session 7:00 p.m.

Thursday:  Choir Practice   7:30 pm

Friday: NO Youth Fellowship

Saturday: UMW prayer breakfast and induction 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Sunday: Joint service at 10:00 a.m.


Dates to remember for the future:

Monday Jan 30: Bold Justice Local Team meeting 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Jan 31: Finance Committee 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Feb. 4 Care Coordinators Follow Up 10:00 a.m

Monday Feb. 6 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

.   Sunday Feb. 12 First Confirmation class 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Monday Feb. 20 Next coaching session for New Realities

July 2-7 Summer Camp! See Pastor David for details


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $   1946.70

Building Fund/Trustees $       94.00

Roof Repair $     144.00

Mission $     100.00


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. Please 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.


Calling all youth entering 4th to 12th grades this is the time to sign up for Summer Camp at Warren Willis in Leesburg/Fruitland Park. Our church group will be going Monday July 2 to Saturday July 7. Cost is $385 with the church supporting the bus. Please talk to Pastor David and register and fill in the scholarship form now


Please see the bulletin board for Couple's Spiritual Retreats sponsored by the Florida United Methodist Men and the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, March 9 to 11 and 23 to 25.


Please pick up your envelope booklets if you have not already done so.  They are on    the table at the back of the pews.

Jan. 17-26 Pastor will be away on a trip to the Holy Land, for pastoral care please call Lay Leader Joyce Hemmans at 954-701-8824.


Jennifer Turnbull fell ill recently and underwent treatment in the hospital. She has now been moved to rehab at Florida Hospital in Orlando. She can be reached at 407-599-6005 room number 2652.


If you think God might be calling you to ministry in the United Methodist Church, this Website is for you:  http://www.mycallfl.org


Community Redevelopment Home Buying Assistance and Home Rehabilitation Services is available to first time home buyers in Miramar. Please call 1-877-272-3521 for more information.


Struggling with your mortgage? A local NACA, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America office is only 7 miles away at 662 NE 125th St., Miami, 33161, tel. 305-341-0791. Go to NACA.com  or call Marvia Aitken for more information.


Prayer Concerns For Pastor David to get well, for Flories’s sister Orfi in Madrid, for Randy’s job interview this week, for America’s Quality Care Service family and also Kim’s family, For Maureen Chung whose car was hit by a Hummer, and for Maureen starting a new job this week, For Camilla who had a stroke, for David with a stomach virus, for Mr. Morgan who had a hip replacement, for Trevor Minor who is having knee surgery, for Jennifer Turnbull in Orlando who has gotten ill, for Buddy Sherlock who had a stroke this week, by Donna for my grandson Alexander and his mother, for Teresa recovering from breast cancer surgery, for Iris Lake who was burned with oil from the stove, and for Janet Peterkin’s sister in New York facing cancer surgery, for Shannon being accepted to USF, for Stephanie’s father’s knee pain and for jobs, for Rev. Garnes to feel better, for a young beautician suffering from uterine cancer, for Jesseline’s daughter and her granddaughter Priscilla, for Renee Mark starting her internship tomorrow, for the teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty, and for Natalie’s friend Mike, suffering with kidney cancer, Ralston Gardner who is having surgery.


Faith who is expecting a baby, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Ruby Miller, Pat Mark, Don Lopez, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton.  If you need prayer during the week please call Grandma Hyacinth Robinson at 954-435-4036 and your concern will be put on the Prayer Chain.  After you call her, for emergencies or to report someone in the hospital please be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104, or email the office at mirumeth@bellsouth.net.  We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines


Pastor: David Range,

Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33020

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315 

email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net, website: www.miramarumc.org





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