May 21, 2017

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 56 years of Ministry!

MUMC, 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

Order of Worship for May 21, 2017 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

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

Opening slide shows STATE CAPITOL PARK WORLD PEACE ROSE GARDEN Sacramento, California 95814, USA (2003) Theme: Peace for Women, Children & Families

Call to Worship                         

*Hymn 428                                                           For the Healing of the Nations                                                        


*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.)

Please stand for the reading of the Scripture from John 14:15-21

Children’s Time

Recognition of Graduates

A word from Grace Okerson

*Hymn 427                                                      Where Cross the Crowded Ways                                                                      

Reception of Tithes and Offerings    

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

(Sunday School for ages 3-11. The Nursery is open in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled)

Sharing Joys & Concerns-Please fill out the green sheets and give them to the usher.

Prayer Hymn 548                                          In Christ There is no East or West

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                                            Choir

Sermon                   We Are Not Left Alone!”                      Pastor Janet Horman,

                                          Executive Director of Justice for our Neighbors (JFON)

*Hymn of Commitment 436                                     The Voice of God is Calling

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                                

Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 243

Events this week:

Today: UMW Climate Justice seminar 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Youth Group and Prayer Meeting are invited to come to seminar.

Monday: My Brother’s Keeper, 6-8:00 p.m. Civic Center

Tuesday: 6 p.m. local Bold Justice Team meeting in library followed by Team Assembly in St. John’s UMC at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Children’s Club trip to Flamingo Gardens, $10 for children, $15 for adults, see Marvia or Sherryann

Next Sunday: Worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. New Members Session after each service.

Looking ahead:

Monday May 29 Memorial Day Picnic 12-5:00 p.m. All the community is invited.

Friday June 2 Multicultural Affairs evening 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Thursday June 8 Pre-School Graduation 9:00 a.m.

Sunday June 11 Multicultural Sunday one joint 10:00 a.m. service

June 12-16 Vacation Bible School 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

News from the Pre-School:

Open registration for the upcoming school year on now!

Family Picnic, Sunday, May 21 1-5:00 p.m. at Vizcaya Park 14200 SW 55th Street, Miramar 33027

Mother’s and Father’s Day breakfast May 26, what a good time to sit with some of the parents.

Promotion Ceremony for toddlers, twos, & threes June 7 at 9:00 a.m.

VPK Graduation May 8 at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast served after the ceremony.

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                  $   2769.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                         $     136.00

Roof Repair                                                                                       $       86.50

Mission                                                                                               $     649.50

Norland UMC invites us to their 62nd Anniversary Service on Sunday May 21 at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Simon Osunlana, theme: “There is power in the blood” More information can be found on bulletin board.

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.

The church is looking for some videographers/photographers to record our events for the website and a promotional video. If you would be interested in serving in this way please speak to Pastor David.

Prayer concerns from last week: Fallon Ahrendts and her grandmother Daisy Leslie and the work of a mighty prayer-full church, Janet Horman, Mike Fernandez, Andre Rickman, Deb Gavilan’s father in ICU, joy for all mothers who push us forward, Willard Kennedy’s sister Mercedes on breathing tube, all those who have lost their mothers, Jeannie for good test results, Sharon Allen, Shama, Jackie McCorkle & sister Marcia, Jessica Anderson as she and her family move to Atlanta, Osbourne James and grandson Jamal, joy for Maya Moulton as she made “Child of the Month” and honor roll, Marcia Gayle and beginning of worship service in nursing home, Lorna thankful for church prayers for her husband who is 70% better and for other family, Audley’s friend Alphonso McDougal, Pat Mark’s students as they take bio test especially the one whose mother is in hospice, Geneta’s son-in-law Karem as he remembers his mother taken suddenly from him a few years ago, Laura Hodge happy to be in worship and in need of uplifting, Colleen Whyte, Wanda Whyte, persecuted Christians, oppressed, unsaved, dispossessed, Fay and family, those going through chemotherapy, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell, Roger Pierce, Roger, Tavon, Nikki, Stacy, and strength for Angie, Rory & Janet, Karen & Dennis Francis, Millicent & Ralston Gardner, Rosemarie Barnett, Rosemarie Nicholas, the Browne family, new grandmothers and all mothers, guardians, and caretakers, for our troops, Edna Munroe, Val, Pam, Dexter, Sonia, Alethea, Joan, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Dorothy, Grace & co-workers, joyful for family being in church together, Millie & mom.

Armed Forces: Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy; all the soldiers on board the USS Warrior, Japan.   

Miramar United Methodist   Church 2507 Utopia Dr.  Miramar, FL 33023 

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Pastor David Range

Admin Assis. Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms

Preschool Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Treasurer Mario Perez Custodian Robin Ramtahal

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