March 25, 2018

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 57 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for Sixth Sunday in Lent & Palm Sunday

Joint 10:00 a.m. service for Cantata-March 25, 2018

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

*Hymn 278 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, 280 All Glory, Laud and Honor, (Children are invited to join the procession bringing the palm branches forward to the platform)


*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.)

Women’s History moment

Scripture                                              Ephesians 2:1-10

Please stand for the gospel according to John 12:12-16                                       

Children’s Time

*Hymn (Family of God)                                                          Jesus Loves Even Me

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

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

(The Nursery is available in Room 11. Get the key from Donna if you need to use it)

Sharing Joys & Concerns-Please fill out the green form and give it to the ushers.

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.)

Easter Cantata-Miramar UMC Choir                                    

O What A Savior by Russell & Sue Smith

  1. Our Great Savior Medley
  2. Hail Jesus Medley
  3. Something Beautiful
  4. Embrace the Cross
  5. Jesus Paid It All
  6. He is Risen
  7. O What A Savior
  8. That’s Why We Praise Him
  9. Alleluia! Alleluia!

Reader: Pastor David Range               

*Hymn of Commitment 371                                                          I Stand Amazed

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

A Lent of Opportunity prayer (part 6 of 6)

Fast from thoughts that weaken; Feast on promises that inspire. Fast from shadows of sorrow; Feast on the sunlight of serenity. Fast from idle gossip; Feast on purposeful silence. Fast from problems that overwhelm; Feast on prayer that sustains. Amen.

Today’s Mission offering is Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday 155

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                             $   2685.01

Building Fund/Trust                                                                                   $         41.00

Roof Repair                                                                                                   $       58.00

Mission                                                                                                           $     174.00

Apportionments                                                                                          $     237.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date                                                                    $ 17487.00

Events this week:

Today: New Members Session after the service. Please meet in the pastor’s office.

Tuesday: Community Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Fast breaking service at Noon, NO Bible Study, PPR meeting 7:30

Thursday: Maundy Thursday service 7:30 p.m.

Friday: Good Friday service 7:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Easter celebrations at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Looking ahead:

Tuesday April 3 Trustees meeting 7:30 p.m.

Sunday April 8 UMM meets after 11:00 a.m. service

Monday April 9: Memorial Day Picnic Planning, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 10: Pre School board, 6:30 p.m.

July 2-7 Summer camp week for the church youth. It is 5 days until the scholarship forms are due. Please see Pastor or Marvia.

Bold Justice Dates for 2018:

Monday April 23 Nehemiah Action, Tuesday May 22 Justice Ministry Celebration

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.     

Pledge forms are on the back table for the Save Our Sanctuary (SOS) Campaign, please pick one up to fill in and place in the offering bag.

If you need anything during the service please contact one of the ushers, who will be wearing a multicolored stole/scarf. Please do not bring food or drinks into the sanctuary unless absolutely necessary. Thank you.

The Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast has continued with thanks to all who donated food, money and time towards the breakfast. It was made a success by those who were present and we look forward to doing it again next month.  All are invited and encouraged to come and share a continental style breakfast, supplemented with donated hot dishes. If you would like to offer a dish please speak to coordinators Maureen Chung (cell 305 469 2954 or or Angie Gentles (at cell 954-549-5788) or Karen Francis (at cell 954-292-2724.) We need a coordinator for food contributions from those who attend the 11:00 a.m. service.

Did you know the City of Miramar offers it residents many social services? Adult Day Care is provided M-F 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Senior Citizen Services has regular meetings and excursions and offers Meals on Wheels. Youth & Family services provides utility assistance, individual and group counseling. There are ballroom & meeting room rentals seating from 50 to 300. This is just a few… see the back table for more information or call 954-889-2700 or visit: Services.

Prayer concerns from last week: Deslyn’s mother after stroke, families mourning from bridge collapse, Sonia eye healing, Debbie & family, Judith Pierre Okerson & family (Grace, Moriah, Sydney) for comfort at the loss of her husband Doug, Bruce & Marcia Kelly, Sonia as she goes for surgery, Elroy her husband, Gwen thankful to have us sing “And can it be” in honor of her sister, Liz safe travel to Jamaica, Roland as he seeks relief from rotator cuff pain, Cathy & Laura also in pain, Keisha, Dorothy, James, Spencer joyful for placing well in karate tournament, Eula thankful for walks and the help they are to lower blood pressure, Dorothy Lawrence glad to be out of hospital and thankful for doctors & nurses who brought her back to life, Mellonie & her sons as they travel, Carol joyful that George could be in church, nephew Howard in coma, Audley thankful he was asked to bring in soup and therefore could fix his car before he would have missed service, Diane Ogren as she mourns her son, Catherine Wheedleton, Owen Wyman, Alean Stephens, Josh as he undergoes oral surgery, Joseph that his adoption may run smoothly and quickly, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Alethia, Sharon, Althea, Curtis, Dr. Katie, Denese, Dorothy especially for interview, Sheri Berman, Sheri’s cancer treatment, aunt Jo, Carolyn, troops, peace love, & tolerance, all sick.

Miramar UMC 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023


Pastor David Range Admin. Assistant Beth Davey Music Dir. Donna Simms

Treas. Mario Perez Custodian Robin Ramtahal, Pre-School Dir. Marleni Brant-Pomare


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