November 18, 2018

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 57 years of Ministry!

of Worship for November 18, 2018 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Harvest Thanksgiving 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)

*Hymn 694 Come Ye Thankful People, 147 All Things Bright and Beautiful (all children are invited to share in the procession of gifts.)


*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 gospel according to Matthew 6:25-34

Children’s Time


*Hymn (CH) God Gave us Soil for Planting

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

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

(The Nursery is open in Room 11, for children needing to be settled)

Sharing Joys & Concerns- please allow the ushers to hold the microphone for you.

Prayer Hymn 102 Now Thank We All Our God

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem Worthy, Faithful & Righteous Choir

Sermon “Don’t Let Worry Choke you” Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn We Plow the Fields and Scatter

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday 138

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3624.25

Building Fund/Trust $ 113.50

Roof Repair $ 175.00

Mission $ 173.50

Save Our Sanctuary to date $ 26863.00


Bulletins today are given by Herb & Sandy Allenson in honor of the Ushers, PowerPoint operators, Communion preparation volunteers, Hospitality table volunteers, Greeters, Birthday Breakfast organizers, Lawn care volunteers

Events this week:

This afternoon: Packing baskets in the fellowship hall 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: NO Bible Study

Thursday: Branches Thanksgiving meal. Contact Allison Feurtado at 954 483 3792 if you would like to help.

Saturday: South East District UMW is “Celebrating the Beloved Community” at Miami Lakes UMC 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 with a New Member Session after each service, Youth Group trip to Adventure Mini Golf, 3:30 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Monday, Nov. 26 Finance Committee at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 27 BOLD Justice Research Kick Off 7:00 p.m. Grace Alone/Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 1900 SW 35th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33312. See team members Roland Abel, Joyce Hemmans, Ina McNeil, or Donna Simms if you would like to go.

Sunday, Dec. 2 Christmas Concert featuring Pastor Norris Weir, Sister Novelet singing, saxophonist Gregory Ledon and our own congregation & friends, sponsored by the UMM, at 6:00 p.m. A free concert with light refreshments at the end.

Monday, Dec. 3 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16 Joint 10:00 a.m. service for Christmas Cantata

Friday, Dec. 21 Pre School Christmas Concert 9:00 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve service 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, De c. 30 Joint 10:00 a.m. service, Hymn Sing

Monday, Dec. 31 Watch Night service, 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2019 Confirmation classes begin, every other Sunday 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

All middle and high school youth are invited to Adventure Mini Golf at C.B. Smith Park, (All golf, 950 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines—Johnson Street entrance to the Park) when we will be meeting at the church at 3:30 in order to be at the park by 4 p.m. If we have 15 or more playing it will be $5 per person, otherwise $8, and $2 more if we play another round. Please see Teneshia Taylor, Dornicia Daley, or Pastor David if you need more information or would like to go.

Upcoming Children’s Clubs Fridays 7-8:30 p.m.: Nov. 30, Dec.14

Upcoming Youth Group Sundays 4-5:30 p.m. November 18 (to help pack baskets) November 25, December 9.

Pre School Dates November: Nov. 26 to Dec. 14 Toy Drive

Dear congregation, more and more people are making their donations to the church through the Vanco electronic giving system. This allows for regular giving to take place according to your preferences. You can set up your giving profile or have the church office help you to do so. Please consider this method of giving.

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.

If you need anything during the service please contact one of the ushers, who will be wearing a multicolored stole/scarf. Please do not bring food or drinks into the sanctuary unless absolutely necessary. Thank you.

Prayer concerns from last week: Dorothy’s childhood friend Pam, Charlotte to stop smoking, Kim undergoing bed rest until her baby is born, Dominica as it recovers from terrible rains, Flori’s niece, Jonathan and all in California effected by fires and shootings, Maureen as she goes for a diagnosis on Tuesday, Leo & Pat as they travel to see grandchildren, for Jeannie and family as they remember Beatrice’s life, for the best way forward in these difficult political times especially for those deciding about Brexit so that there is not a hard border at Northern Ireland, for everyone to avoid violence, for Roland’s sister as she recovers from a heart attack, for Roland’s continued progress with physical therapy and for those trained to give help, Pat as she travels to Colombia and Washington D.C., family of Lloyd Hemmings, family of 27 year old who committed suicide, Millie & Nick and the family as they decide about funeral arrangements for her mother, Jake to eat even when he does not feel like it after chemo, Maud Grey as she makes progress, Vanessa as she goes to Jamaica, care givers of the elderly, Karen Francis, Rosemarie Nicholas, Millicent Gardner & family, Joyce Browne, Margaret Browne, Mike, Sheri, Jake, Harrison, Fabia, gratitude for daily blessings, tolerance, compassion, love, empathy, respect, understanding, patience in the world, Randy, Jonathan, Sonia, Dexter, Pam, Althea, Sharon, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Charlotte, Kim, Denese, Dorothy, Rolla Shick, Crystal Dunn, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell, Own Wyman, Lula & sister, Donna Leland, AJ & Jeannie.

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023 Tel. 954-989-4711 Fax 954-989-4315

Pastor David Range

Admin Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms

Treas Mario Perez

Cust Robin Ramtahal Preschool Dir Marleni Brant-Pomare


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