January 8, 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 8, 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 559                                                   Christ is Made the Sure Foundation


*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 Matthew 3: 13-17                                

Children’s Time/Builder’s Time

*Hymn (CH)                                                On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry                                                                                                   

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 allow the ushers to hold the microphone for you                                        

Prayer Hymn 453                                                                 More Love to Thee

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 Go to the Rock                                                     Choir

Sermon                      “A Journey to a New Life”                  Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment (CH)                                    Take My Life and Let it Be                   

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                                

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for BOLD Justice

Attendance for last Sunday 172

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services. Those born in January please sit at the head table. All welcome.

Youth Fellowship 4-5:30 p.m.

Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Trustees 7:30 p.m.

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

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

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

Next Sunday New Member Session after both services

Looking ahead:

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 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 today, Children’s Club for Elementary School students will be held on alternate Fridays which started January 6. Next meeting is January 20

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                  $   3265.81

Building Fund/Trust                                                                        $       26.00

Roof Repair                                                                                        $       23.00

Mission                                                                                                $   1643.00

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.

Thanks for the Christmas gift! Donna Simms, Robin Ramtahal, Beth Davey and Pastor David Range

Youth, get your camping registration and scholarship forms and get started. The church trip is going to be July 3-8, please see Pastor David as soon as possible to book your place!

Prayer concerns from Watchnight: Sally Wolfer in hospice, Bat Williams and Barbara Tummings joyful for retiring on Thursday and looking forward to what God has in store for them next, Kim Russell celebrating her “Chosen but Not Forgotten” charity being able to do so much and glad for the way God has blessed her through giving, Willard Kennedy thankful for the grace and mercy he experienced the last 365 days and looking forward to seeing us all for the next 52 Sundays, Erlinda thankful for this time of recovery from knee surgery and being able to be supported by her daughter, Audley Codner looking forward to retirement someday and reminding us to “fasten our seat belts” with God for the year ahead, Spencer Ahrendts happy to be with us and thankful for Mother’s new job & car and looking forward to the wisdom in the future, improved health for Lorna, Freddie, Bertie, Alvin, Vilma, Maud, Laura—for less turmoil, that the New Year may be prosperous and have plenty of love.

From last Sunday: Thank God for life, for AJ to adapt to his new job, Jeannie as she hopes for a dream job, Val, Pam, Dexter, Sonia, Alethea, Joan, Sharon, Denese, Dorothy, Rachael’s father in ICU, Karen & Dennis Francis, Rosemarie Nicholas, Mabel Bizzell, Millicent Gardner, care coordinators, Cynthia Schaefer at the loss of her mom, Pat Henry with cancer, Roger, Tavon, Angie,Quidence, Brady, peace & love, for a year filled with positive experiences, for wisdom & guidance to face obstacles, Fay Harley for blood pressure to lower & for family, the oppressed and trafficked, Dexter Kelly, Catherine Wheedleton, Neoda Walker & Chang family, Annette & Aldith James and all who mourn such as Ann who lost her mother & Myra who lost her boyfriend, Naketa as she begins a new treatment, Mercedes Joseph, Edgar Dalson, Sundy Mcbean, Audrey & closer walk with family & test, for one to get over flu, Stannard to recover from surgery, for Irvin to get job, Diendra family, friends and finances, Keisha, Wenham Dorsett Jr. and family as they travel home, Eula healing, for kindness & patience, Pat & Leo thankful for son Romel’s job, traveling mercies, Annette Lopez, Susan Allen, Bill & Edie’s new great grand dauther, Bill as he goes for eye surgery, June, Dilly, Brent, Marcia, Carla, Maya, Carter, Liddy Reynolds, German Bosque, Dawn Reynolds

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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