May 18 2008

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for May 18, 2008 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.
Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*

Call to worship                                                                    

*Praise and Worship                                        Pg 4, Praise & Worship Songbook


*Hymn 139                                                      Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                                                       
                            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 16: 19-31                              

Children’s Time                                                         

Hymn 402                                                              Lord I Want to be a Christian

Reception of Tithes and Offerings


Time of sharing joys & concerns

Prayer Hymn 130                                                       God Will Take Care of You                                                   
(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem                             Through it All                                                       Choir     

Sermon            “Open Your Eyes to Suffering”      Joyce Hemmans, Lay Leader

*Hymn of Commitment 591                                                 Rescue the Perishing                                                    
   (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 200

This week:
Today: Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Monday: Nurture & Worship Committee 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:30 p.m., Troublesome passages of the Bible, ch. 5
Thursday: Choir 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: BOLD Justice Board Meeting 7:30-9:00 p.m., All Saints Episcopal,
                 333 Tarpon Drive, Ft. Lauderdale 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Recognition of Graduates at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
                       Memorial Day set-up at 4:00 p.m.
Pastor will be out of town from May 15 to 19 for his son’s graduation, for emergencies please call Lay Leader Joyce Hemmans at 954-701-8824.

Dates to remember for the future:
Monday May 26 Memorial Day Picnic
June 9 to 13 Vacation Bible School 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday June 22 Potluck dinner to welcome Celebrate Jesus Team after 11 a.m. service.
Celebrate Jesus Week of Mission June 21-28 with Block Party Saturday June 28
July 14 to July 19 Youth to Summer Camp

Bulletins today are given to the Glory of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                             $2502.35
Building Fund/Trustees                                           $  132.50
Roof Repair                                     $  170.00   
Mission                                                                                                    $  204.55

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 as our guest 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.

Orders are now being accepted for the church T-Shirts with the ‘Celebrate Jesus’ logo.  Please place your orders with Bettyanne Gallagher or Stan Barnett. The cost per shirt is $10.

Pastor will be out of town until tomorrow. For emergencies please call Lay Leader Joyce Hemmans at 954-701-8824.

If you have taken pictures of any church events, please give them to Donna or the Pastor. We’ll copy them and give them right back. They will be used as a collage for the directory.

Items needed for Memorial Day picnic, VBS, and Celebrate Jesus Block Party: bottled water (lots of it), hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas, potatoes, small bags of candy, chicken, ribs, handiwipes, paper goods (plates, napkins, cups) plasticware: knives, forks, spoons, watermelons, rice, corn on the cob, coconuts, cheese, covered dishes, ice pops, ketch-up, mustard, relish, rice & peas, baked beans, garbage bags (65 gallons), charcoal, money or any other contributions.

Caribbean American Day is June 15.  Jennifer Turnbull, coordinator, has placed a sign-up sheet on the back table. Please sign your name and what island you will be representing.

Please remember:
Summer Reading Programs will be starting June 8 for 4 year olds to 12th graders. Please see the back table for leaflet.

Registration begins next Monday, May 19 for the MUMPS 2008-2009 school year. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in attending our school, please stop by and let’s begin the process.

MUMPS invites eligible parents to take advantage of the Free Education for 4 year olds (VPK) program. Obtain your certificate of eligibility today and reserve your child’s spot. (Only 18 spaces available)
Enroll your child in our Summer Program (MUMPS) today. They will participate in fun-filled field trips to the Miami Seaquarium, Flamingo Gardens, Butterfly World. Other activities include Bounce Houses and Snow cones, Bowling, Clown Shows and much more. For further information contact the director at 954 981-9269

US Armed Forces: LCPL Jonathan Orejuela; Maj. Jeffry Moffit; Army--Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells; Chad Chong (Iraq)

Mission Statement: “By our words and our lives, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow for Christ in person, church and community, reaching out to include all people to share God’s love and redemption.”

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