November 25, 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.

Order of Worship for November 25, 2018 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 (please stand as you are able)

*Hymn 155 All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name


*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 John 18:28-40

Children’s Time

*Hymn 469 Jesus is All the World to Me

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 361 Rock of Ages

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem Don’t let me miss the glory Choir

Sermon Held Hostage” Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn 181 Ye Servants of God

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund

Attendance for last Sunday 204

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $ 3782.00

Building Fund/Trust $ 103.50

Roof Repair $ 113.50

Mission $ 155.00

Save Our Sanctuary to date $ 26923.00


Bulletins today are given by Marvia Aitken & family in honor of National Adoption Day and also in honor of Quintavius’ 9th birthday. God bless you immensely. We love you!

Events this week:

Today: New Member Session after each service, Youth Group to Adventure Mini Golf, 3:30

Monday: Finance Committee at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 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.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club 7-8:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship for the first Sunday of Advent at 8:30 & 11:00 with the Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast in between. Those born in December should sit at the head table, all welcome.

Next Sunday night: Christmas Concert featuring Sister Novelet singing, and 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.

Looking ahead:

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

Tuesday, Dec. 4 Pre School Board 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Dec 6 Cantata Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 7 Holiday Tree Lighting from 6-8:00 p.m. at 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar

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, Dec. 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 25 (golf outing), December 9 (Christmas Party)


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


Many thanks to all who came to help the 120 baskets get packed and delivered last Sunday, and those who helped with the Branches Thanksgiving meal.


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: Maureen thankful for good test results, Beverly glad to be able to share birthday with granddaughter, Dorothy is happy to see small children walking up to Children’s Time, Dora to get relief from pain, Ricky mourning, the family of Norris Weir that they may get comfort from his unexpected passing, Raverly joyful she became a grandmother and could be present for the delivery and spend a month with the new family, Liezette reminding us of the value of those with special needs in our community, a Muslim family from Sri Lanka, Yailet’s family that all might be embraced, Maxwell as he returned from Los Angeles reminding us to not judge the homeless as he spoke with woman he met there who became sick and lost everything, for those living paycheck to paycheck and others we will give the baskets to, for C.P. who wants to help the homeless even though she has problems, persecuted Christians, abused, abandoned, displaced, Rolla Schick to overcome complications, Dawn who was near the fires in CA and all those waiting to hear, for Karen’s God children, niece and family at home, Wanda Mayadeene, Donna Leland, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell, Penney & Traci, safe traveling for Grace’s family & friends, Grace thankful to be able to come to church today, Sonia, Dexter, Pam, Joan, Sharon, Althea, Dr. Katie, Curtis, Ermine, Charlotte, Nadage, Denese, Dorothy, Mike Stull, Sheri Berman, Harrison Grandwilliams, Jake, Fabia, Gina, Jacque, Tavon, Roger, Nikkie, Stacyann, favor for Angie, Karen Francis, Millicent Gardner & family, Joyce & Margaret Browne, to God be the glory!


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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