January 6, 2019

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 58 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for January 6, 2019-8:30 & 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 245 The First Noel


*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 Isaiah 60: 1-5, 18-22

Please stand for the gospel according to Matthew 2:1-12

Children’s Time

*Hymn 242 Love Came Down at Christmas

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 fill out the green form and return it 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 He Hideth My Soul Choir

Sermon “Light for a New Year” 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 151, Watchnight 137

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3475.92

Building Fund/Trust $ 71.00

Roof Repair $ 78.50

Mission $ 394.00

Bulletins today are given by Ola Duhaney in memory of her brother Stannard Williams.

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services. All invited. Those born in January please sit at the head table. United Methodist Men meet after the 11:00 a.m. service Youth Group for middle &

high school 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday: Trustees meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Bold Justice Research Committees meet at 7:00 p.m., Pre School Board at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible study resumes 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir at 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., Confirmation Class begins

4-5:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Monday: January 14 Outreach Committee with May Weekend planners 7:30

Thursday: January 17 United Methodist Women regular meeting 7:00 p.m.

Friday: January 18 Children’s Club 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday: January 19 UMW District Seminar “Understanding Race, Privilege and Power” at Coral Gables UMC 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Sunday: January 20 New Member Session after each service

Saturday: January 26 United Methodist Women breakfast 8:30 a.m.

Saturday: February 9 District Training at Christ Church, Ft. Lauderdale 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and District Youth Rally from 5 to 9:00 p.m.

Booking forms for summer camp are now available for the church trip we are planning July 1-6. We welcome all youth who will be entering 4th through 12th grades in August of 2019.

Bold Justice Dates for 2019: Tuesday March 12 Rally

Monday, April 8 Nehemiah Action

Tuesday May 21 Justice Ministry Celebration

We thank God for the design of last week’s hymn sing service by Althea Browne and Gwen Pickering. Thanks also to Donna Simms for playing so long and so well.

Please remember Narcotics Anonymous every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Dear congregation, more and more people are making their donations to the church through the Vanco electronic giving system. This allows for regular giving to take place according to your preferences. You can set up your giving profile or have the church office help you to do so. Please consider this method of giving.

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.

Prayer concerns:

Shirley Gregg-Leonce sending her love to everyone while she is treated in hospital but needing rest as she recovers (please ask Sharon Allen for updates on her situation) Sean Taylor as he recovers from an accident, Ina’s co-workers who have lost loved ones, those in nursing homes who need better care, Norma Payne to get relief from leg spasms and to moderate BP, Willard’s friend undergoing surgery, Annette: blessing for a 90 year old, Clarence to get good results, Marvia thankful for hymn sing and lifting up Maud Gray as she goes on the final journey, Pat Mark to recover and traveling mercies for Rene and Amber, Rick as he reminds us to keep perspective and share with our families, Jeannie as she undergoes tests, AJ, Connie, Brenda, Shirley, Laura, James, Dorothy, Keisha and rest of family, Karen Francis, Millicent Gardner & family, Rosemarie Nicholas & family, Joyce & Margaret Browne, Michell Spence, Mabel Bizzell, Waymon Solomon traveling mercies, Catherine Wheedleton, Owen Wyman, Donna Leland, family and friends of Francine Griswold who passed away, Karen thankful for Alex & Garlina as they shared Christmas together with all missing Dennis Francis, to have a new year of peace, joy and love, Tavon, Roger, Nikkie, Stacyann, the lost and displaced, for Fay Harley’s leg and knee pain to be removed, Sonia, Dexter, Pam, Joan, Sharon, Curtis, Dr. Katie, Pastor Garnes, Charlotte, Nadage, Ermine, Denese, Andre, Danyel, Brooklyn, Dorothy, peace & good health, to God be the glory.

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

Tel: 954-989-4711 Fax: 954-989-4315

www.miramarumc.org Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net

Pastor David Range Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms Treasurer Mario Perez

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


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