May 1 2016

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 55 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for May 1, 2016 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

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


Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                                    


*Processional Hymn 559                             Christ is Made the Sure Foundation 




*Praise and 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 from the gospel of John 14:15-31


Children’s Time


Welcoming new members: confirmation, reaffirmation of faith and transfer


*Hymn 593                                                                                         Here I am, Lord 


Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at


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

(Sunday School for ages 3-11. The Nursery is open in Room 11, for children needing to be settled)


Sharing Joys & Concerns- please use the green insert “Joys and Concerns” and pass them to the usher during the hymn                                    


Prayer Hymn 397                                                             I Need Thee Every Hour 

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


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           ‘The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference’                      Choir                                                 


Sermon       “Whispering the Lyrics: A Peaceful Mind”        Pastor David Range


Hymn of preparation (AA)                                                I Gave My Life for Thee 


Holy Communion


*Recessional Hymn (CH)                                                   Count Your Blessings


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 173


Events this week:

Today: Please share in a piece of cake with the new members after each service — tell them your name, shake their hand and tell them how pleased you are that they have joined this church!  Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services, those born in May please sit and the top table so that we may honor you. Men! Practice your Mother’s Day anthem after each service and after the 11:00 a.m. service the UMM have their monthly meeting.  Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Trustees in the library 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Follow Up Nehemiah Action 7:00 p.m. at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 1900 SW 35th Ave., Fort Lauderdale FL 33312,  No Bible Study

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday: Tutoring in the Fellowship Hall 9:00 a.m.

Next Sunday: Mother’s Day services at 8:30 and 11:00. There will be a special gift for all women, Youth Fellowship 6 - 7:30 p.m., Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.


Looking ahead:

Monday May 9 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Sunday May 22 Recognition of Graduates. Please see Donna Simms

Sunday May 29 Hymn sing at joint 10:00 a.m. service with New Members Session after the service

Monday May 30 Memorial Day picnic in the field from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday June 7 Bold Justice Celebration at St. Maurice at Resurrection,

441 NE 2nd St. Dania Beach, 33004

Thursday June 9 Pre School Graduation 6:30 p.m.

Friday June 10 Multicultural Affairs night 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday June 12 Multicultural Sunday joint service at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday June 19 Father’s Day services at 8:30 & 11:00 with Mayor Wayne Messam as our preacher.

June 20 to 24 Vacation Bible School 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

June 27-July 2 Summer Camp in Leesburg/Fruitland Park. See Pastor David


Interested in fostering a child? Please look on the back table for the “South Florida 4Kids” leaflet about classes or call Joan at 954-590-1515.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                 $  2835.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                       $      85.00

Roof Repair                                                                                       $      40.50

Mission (Apportionments)                                                             $    285.00

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.


Prayer concerns:  Randy’s aunt Jo after fall, Alecia & Ruth as they travel, Betty & Adolph’s help, Beto, Candida, Maureen’s family, Pat & Leo thankful for 45 years married life & friends especially in church, her sister Mary is thankful for answered prayer, Melba thankful, families of Derrick Rodchester & Trevor Meagel, Ted in hospice, Marceline Cooper & family as her father is “low”, Rashed needing money for hospital, Venessa joyful to have all four children here and celebrating new house, Shirley joyful that Diana has made great progress & for continued improvements in platelets/ daughter to complete medical school, Maxwell’s niece & baby/aunt Annette, Kimone joyful as first semester ends & Kamla as she has finished Bachelor of Nursing, Rosemarie Nicholas as she recovers from car accident, Yvonne & family, Grace traveling mercies, Karen & Dennis Frances, Mabel Bizzell, Yvonne Poulos, Margaret & Althea Browne, AnaLilian, Ez Walker & family, Vivian & Alex, A.J. & Jeannie, Luzda, Blanca’s husband, William in prison, Fay & family, for youth to stop killing each other, Jesseline family & jobs, thanksgiving for Grandma Hyacinth Robinson’s 88 years, Shirley & family, Johanne’s job, those dealing with stress, youth & elderly, Roger, Tavon, Peaches, Yvonne, Denise, Angie & families, Williams family.


US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott , Navy


Miramar United Methodist Church

2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar, FL 33023

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


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Pastor David Range

Music Director Donna Simms

Treasurer Mario Perez

Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Pre School Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Custodian Ravindra ‘Robin’ Ramtahal

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