November 16 2013

Miramar United Methodist Church 
Celebrating 53 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 November 17, 2013 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​​        
*Hymn 110                                                         A Mighty Fortress is our God
*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.)
Scripture​​      Isaiah 65: 17-25
Children’s Time/Builder’s Time  
*Hymn                                                                          A Little Child May Know                                    
Reception of Tithes and Offerings ​​                
Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”
(Sunday School for ages 3-12 begins at this time. All are welcome to follow the teachers to the classroom. 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 ​​                                        
Prayer Hymn                                                                        Count Your Blessings                                                                        
(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                                 On Christ I Stand                                          Choir
Sermon                          “A faith that works”                     Pastor David Range                          
*Hymn of Commitment 530                                                           Are Ye Able?
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 148
Events This Week :
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m., New Members session 12:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Admin Council 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. or whenever you can get there. Please join us.
Thursday: Choir practice 7:00 p.m.
Friday: Methodist Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Harvest Decorating at 6:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Harvest Thanksgiving Services 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. You are invited to bring nonperishable foods for the youth to bring forward at the beginning of the service.
Dates for the future:
Monday Nov. 25 UMW packing Thanksgiving Baskets 5:00 p.m.,
Hanging of the Greens 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 28 Thanksgiving helpers at Norland UMC 8:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 1 Preschool Book Fair opens for church members to purchase books as gifts!
Tuesday Dec. 3 Jobs Research Committee at New Jerusalem Baptist church, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 8 Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Dec.10 Broward Commissioners Public Hearing on Jobs Ordinance 2:00 p.m.
Monday Dec. 16 Criminal Justice Research Committee 7:00 p.m. at Little Flower RC
Finance report for last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection​​​​$ 2528.00
Building Fund/Trustees​​​​​$  56.00
Roof Repair​​​​​​$ 124.50
Mission​​​​​​​$  459.00
Bulletins today are given in honor of Brin Abel “arriving at age 40 on November 20.To God be the glory, great things He hath done”. From his entire family.
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.
Please indicate to Pastor if you would like to publish the address of loved ones I the military. If you would like to send greetings to Kevin & Olga Ramsey’s son serving in Afghanistan please use this address: ​
AHM3 Ramsey, Adam, 3/7 H&S Motor T, Unit 46075, FPO AP 96427-6075
Entertainment News: Pick up a form from the back table; fill in the information on how many tickets you will need to attend Memphis the musical, then drop the form in the offering plate. Also save the date for the Hatsume festival March 29, 2014. Come be a part of the new theater season!
Health Fair & Family Fun Day, Sat. November 23, 9a.m.-2:00 p.m., Miramar Cultural Arts Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. Bone density, blood pressure, cardio, cancer, mammogram (Mammo-Van), woman services, BMI and cholesterol, & other screenings. Health information will be available for all ages. Bring a valid ID and Parents/Legal Guardian must be present for children to receive services.
Justice Ministry Announcement: Our newest project will involve all the Florida D.A.R.T. justice ministries working together on problems related to mass incarceration. The Jobs Committee is continuing to work to get the Jobs Ordinance passed for the unemployed in Broward County.  If you, or anyone you know would be willing to speak about being unemployed at either the December 10 Broward County Commission meeting or the Nehemiah Action in April, please talk to either Donna or Pastor David.  We will keep you informed of the meeting dates as they occur. The Jobs Committee is continuing to work with Commissioner Holness on the Jobs Ordinance for Broward County. The letters to the commissioners are at each entrance to the sanctuary.  A Bold Justice member will be there to help you. If you have not yet signed one, please do. These letters are being taken to each commissioner daily, as they are received.
The Branches Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program helps to brighten the holiday for those in need by working with volunteers to cook, package and deliver Thanksgiving Meals to thousands of individuals and families. In 2012, Branches provided over 7,300 meals to our less-fortunate community members on Thanksgiving morning with help from over 1,500 volunteers. You could be one of those volunteers this Thanksgiving 8 a.m. to noon or a driver 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A group of us will be going to help at Norland UMC in nearby Miami Gardens (885 NW 195th Street.) For details call 786-507-3996 or go to or learn more on These are the people we know of who are interested in helping serve the Thanksgiving meal at Norland UMC: Roland and Phyllis Abel, Angie Etienne, Eleanor Champagne, Allison Feurtado, Nicholas Thomas, Joan, Olivia, and Shannon Tapper, Nick Smith, Sharon Allen, Gwen Pickering, Carla Williamson, Marvia Aitken, Sophia Williams, David Range, Sharie Gordon, Aneita Gordon, Laura Hodge, Celia Hynds-Wright, Geoff McCorkle, Gail Stephenson, Shirley Clarke. If your name is not on this list and you have not registered yourself on the above website please let Pastor David or Sharon Allen know right away.
Prayer Concerns: Florrie praising God for getting to the mechanic in time, for the persecuted church, Christine who lost her job recently & Marta to find jobs--for sons to come home, sick, shut ins, homeless, Earnestine, Michelle’s healing, Cherisa’s family in the Philippines, Grace’s neighbor George hit by car, Harold with kidney problem, whole family, for the troops/veterans, Randy, Jonathan, Jack, Adam, Martha, Ina & her special children, for blessing, happiness, peace, comfort in the home, A.J. to get a good report in preparation for surgery, Jeannie to overcome vertigo, Dalia’s cousin in Honduras to recover from being taken hostage, Melba’s children with fever, for Adeyinka as she grows spiritually after baptism, Rhoda & Samson as they travel home, Jennifer & Milton as they travel to uncle’s funeral in Jamaica, Audley to continue to heal--thankful for support of church, Lennox as he prepares for surgery, Ola’s Daisy who has suffered the death of her grandfather, aunt and sister in a short time, Roy and others from Royal Air Force & other veterans, those effected by typhoon.  
US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy-Afghanistan; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army.
Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar FL 33023, 954-989-4711,            

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