MAY 16 2010

 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 Sunday May 16, 2010 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                                               Page 6, Praise & Worship Book




*Hymn                 I Will Sing the Wondrous Story                               (see insert)


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit

(Please be seated when the music starts.)


Responsive Reading                      Psalm 103: 1-18                      Hymnal, pg 824


Children’s Time                                                                                  


*Hymn 381                                                        Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us             


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


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

(children ages two through twelve are invited to go out to Sunday School)


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn 348                                        Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling                                          

          (you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                                  That Wonderful Name                                  Choir 


Scripture:                             Luke 15:1-32                       


Sermon                            “Lost and Found”             Joyce Hemmans, Lay Leader


*Hymn of Commitment                   The Ninety and Nine                    (see insert)

(You are invited to come forward to pray.)


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance last Sunday was 167


Events this week:

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m.

Tonight: Visiting neighbors to invite them to church 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Monday: 50th Anniversary Planning Committee 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Preschool Board 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: UMW 7-8:00 p.m. Joint Meeting with UMM to hear Jack Gallagher speak on “How we won the Cold War” at 8:00 p.m. All welcome.

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Visiting neighbors to invite them to church 10:00 a.m.

Saturday: Sunday School Teachers meeting at 4:00 p.m. All those interested in helping with Vacation Bible School are welcome to attend.

Next Sunday: Pentecost Sunday with the Rev. Eddie Murphy, Jr. speaking at  

                       8:30 and 11:00


Dates to remember for the future:

Sunday May 30 Graduates Recognition, Joint Service at 10:00 a.m.

Monday May 31 Memorial Day Picnic 12 – 6:00 p.m.

June 13 Multicultural Sunday, 10 am Joint service, UMW Sale of Meals after

June 14-18 Vacation Bible School  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Finance report for Last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                            $ 2350.50

Building Fund/Trustees               $   144.50

Roof Repair                                            $   206.50

Mission                                                                                                      $   245.00


Bulletins today are given by Grandma Greta Cousins & the rest of the family in honor of Vanessa’s graduation from Duke University.


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. Also the church has a wheelchair located in the back of the sanctuary for anyone who wishes to assist a person coming to a meeting. Rest rooms for the disabled are available in the Preschool wing. LARGE PRINT HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.


Fish Fry: Thanks to all who supported the effort.


Save the Date letters are available for our 50th Anniversary Celebration Service on August 22 at 4:00 p.m.  Perhaps you know a past member or someone special you would like to invite. Please take one of these letters from the back table and send it now in order to get it on your friend’s calendar.


Also you or your friend may want to bring greetings through the souvenir commemorative booklet. Fill in the insert available today with your choice of wording and/or art work.


Polo shirts orders are also being taken. You may like to have your “50th Anniversary” shirt for the Memorial Day Picnic May 31 so place your order soon! Colors and style sheets are available on the tables behind the pews.


Prayer Concerns: from 5/9/10 we honor our mothers, for Sherry & Carla who lost father but rejoicing that he received Christ as Savior, traveling mercies for Ivy as she flies, for Gloria as she goes for knee surgery--her uncles Samuel and Austin, Sean’s stomach virus, Jessica’s last week at work, for those left behind, for all looking for jobs, for Christine’s family upon her passing, Ina praising God for better week--for her daughter’s surgery, Yvette Dixon in hospital, praise for Enid doing better and thanks for support, thanks for dinner cruise, praise for Marcia keeping her job, for her boss, for Carla’s grandmother, for Joan Tapper’s sister’s husband’s cancer treatment, for Gloria Stephenson in ICU, praise for all our grads and the support of our youth, help those taking final exams, for Stephanie and Joyce recovering, for Pat and others spending their first year without mothers, Derrick praising God for the wisdom of his aunts and mother, grateful for the generations.


Elaine Sheer, Faye John, Verna Donalson, Ludlow Stewart, Cynthia McIntosh, Aardvark Cabinetry and Renovations, Susan Allen, Hyacinth Burton, Scott Schroeder, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Mildred Barrett, Caridad Granda, Cory Jones, Faustina Jones, Rose Smith, Jack Frankin, Ambassador Marjorie Taylor, Carla Williamson, Winnifred Samuels, Petrona Paul, Kristy Arboleda, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Hazel Sheriff, Enid Gooden,  Sandra Douglas, Jessica Richards, Kathleen Kelly, Austin McDonald, Samuel McDonald, Gloria Stewart, Lisa Andre, Hyacinth Perdereaux, Potter family, Victor Ayayee,  Michael Grant, Pastor Denzil Southwood-Smith, Vincent Barnett, BOLD Justice, October Revival, Clive Henry, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Denniston Bent, Charles & Mabel Bizzell. 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 David Range at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104.... or email the office at We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Glendia Williams, Army; Jessima Richards, Air Force (Korea); Renee Paisley, Army


Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL 33023,  

Tel: 954 989 4711,













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