May 4 2008

Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for May 4, 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 10, Praise & Worship Songbook


*Hymn 89                                                             Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
                            Welcome and Recognition of Visitors                
Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit
(Please be seated when the music starts.)
Scripture                                      John 3: 1-8, 16-21

Children’s Time

Hymn 273                                                           Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands

Reception of Tithes and Offerings


Time of sharing joys & concerns

Prayer Hymn 382                                                     Have Thine Own Way, Lord
(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem (at 11:00 a.m.)         He made us to praise Him                                Choir     
                                                                     with Nicholas Smith on Bongo Drums

Sermon                               “Dy(e)ing to Live”                        Pastor David Range

Hymn 593                                                                                       Here I am Lord

Confirmation and welcoming of New Members (see insert)

Service of Holy Communion, starting on page 13 in the hymnbook with the Great Thanksgiving

*Hymn of Commitment 399                                       Take My Life and Let it Be
   (You are invited to come forward to pray.)
Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for the Good Samaritan Fund
 Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments
Attendance last Sunday was 124

This week:
Today: Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Prayer Gathering at 7:30 p.m. for Celebrate Jesus at Wesley Chapel UMC, 3307 SW 15th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 33315
Tuesday: Tuesday: Finance Committee 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:30 p.m., Troublesome passages of the Bible
Thursday: Choir 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Mother’s Day Flower Sale, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Mother’s Day with a gift for each lady

Dates to remember for the future:
Saturday May 10 Mother's Day Flower Sale
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
June 30 to July 5 Youth to Summer Camp

Bulletins today are given by Pamela, Patricia and Jennifer in honor of our mother Doris McDowell on her 92nd birthday.

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                             $2351.36
Building Fund/Trustees                                           $  681.50
Roof Repair                                     $  117.00   
Mission                                                                                                    $  222.50

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 HYMNBOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

Pastor will be out of town from Tuesday to Friday this week. For emergencies please call Lay Leader Joyce Hemmans at 954-701-8824.
Anyone wishing to donate new white paraments in honor or memory of a loved one, please see Donna. Altar covers are $130 each and pulpit cover is $184

Jim and Edie Spraker moved into their new home yesterday, their phone number is 386-313-6273, why not give them a call to see how they are doing?

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.

Please remember:
If you would like to be a part of a new Prayer Chain please speak to “Grandma” Hyacinth Robinson or the Pastor and fill out the insert giving your information. You would have to be committed to having one phone number put on a list for the chain, being willing to receive one call, make one call to the next answering person, then praying whatever time of day.

All are invited to read the two articles on the bulletin board about the BOLD Justice Nehemiah Action held Feb. 21!

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

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 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; Capt. Jeffry Moffit; Army--Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells; Chad Chong (Iraq)


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