May 20 2012


         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 May 20, 2012 at 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 




*Hymn 580                                                                    Lead On, O King Eternal


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts.)


Reading                                      Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26 


Children’s Time 


Recognition of Graduates


*Hymn 463                                                                                Lord, Speak to Me                                                                                  


Reception of Tithes and Offerings & Connect Cards


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

(Sunday School begins for those aged 3 to 12. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled.) 


Sharing Joys & Concerns 


Prayer Hymn 462                                                 ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

(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.)


Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer 


Anthem                                 The Lamb Has Prevailed                                 Choir                                           


Sermon               “How Can I know God’s Will?”                  Pastor David Range                     


Hymn of Commitment 695               O Lord, May Church and Home Combine


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for Women in Distress 

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday was 224


Events this week:

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m., United Methodist Men meet after service, Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday: Pre School Board 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Read 1 Samuel 1-3, 8-10, 16:1-18:16, 23:7-24:22, 2 Samuel 5-7.

Thursday: Choir 7:30 p.m.

Friday: NO Youth Fellowship.

Next Sunday: Pentecost! New Members Session 5:00 p.m.


Dates to remember for the future

Monday May 28 Memorial Day picnic 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Please sign up for what you can bring on the sheet in the back of the sanctuary. 

May 29 BOLD Justice Team Assembly, Little Flower Church

May 30 New Realities 7:00 p.m.

Sunday June 3 Conference Offering for East Angola and Alfait

Youth Concert 6:00 p.m.

Thursday June 7 Preschool Graduation 7:00 p.m.

Friday June 8 Multicultural Affair Evening 6:00 p.m.

Sunday June 10 Multicultural Sunday Joint service 10:00 a.m.

Sunday June 17 UMMen take both services, Blood Drive

June 18-22 Vacation Bible School 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. daily


Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection $   2292.95

Building Fund/Trustees $       37.50

Roof Repair $       66.50

Mission $       94.00


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. Please 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.


South Florida Urban Ministries is hiring! See notice board and back table for more information or go to Hurry, deadline is June 8, 2012.

Celebrate Jamaica’s 50 years and counting... with Steve Higgins and friends on Saturday June 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kendall Community Church of God, 8795 SW 112 Street, Miami, 33176, tickets $25, call 305-218-8492 for more information.


"Ways to Work" Car loans, is a new program launched recently in Broward county sponsored by our District United Methodist South Florida Urban Ministries and the Urban League ( Please see the bulletin boards or talk to Pastor David (who attended) if you would like to know more about how to get one of these loans to improve your transportation situation!


Joys and Concerns: For one trying to get over the betrayal of a friend, for Allison's mom, grandma and sister who is producing her first court case as a defense attorney, for Pat's big sister with us and all older siblings who help play the role of mother, for the Walid family whose aunt passed, thanks for Carla's grandmother, for Esther who graduated and brother Moses, for Margaret's son as he travels to Georgia, Ella praising God for all mothers including "aunties" and Marvia who asks for wisdom, health and strength for all mothers especially so that they will not sweat the small stuff and for people to be moved to foster and maybe adopt some of the 500,000 children "in care," for Dahlia who helps with children, for Liezette as she travels, thanks for Sophie during better after her operation, Judith delighted with receiving a secret $5 and for mothers without children, for her brother and his wife who have just adopted a child, for the tears we shed in love for our mothers. For the family of Ruby Miller, for Cheryl as she travels to see Tara and Kaylee, for Andre as he travels home Friday, for Jeannie's mortgage modification, for Andres, for Bettyanne's hand, praise for all the women in Melba's family doing well, for those unemployed, for Barbara the 8:30 "mother of all"


Norris Southwood-Smith, Scott Hoffman, Barbara & Ned Stull, Samantha & Sophia, Sylvea Moreno, Kevin Henry, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Pat Mark, Alicia Jourdan-Lopez, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton.  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 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: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan.


Pastor: David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr., Miramar, FL 33020. 

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315

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