November 9 2008

 Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship for November 9, 2008

8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services

“Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

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*

Diabetes Awareness Day

Call to worship                                                                    

*Praise and Worship                                       Page 3, Praise & Worship Songbook


*Hymn 733                                                                                 Marching to Zion


                            Welcome and Recognition of Visitors                

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit

(Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                   I Corinthians 13:1-13


Children’s Time

*Hymn 467                                                                                    Trust and Obey

Reception of Tithes and Offerings


(11:00 the children ages 2 to 12 are invited to go to Sunday School--all children are welcome)

Time of sharing joys & concerns

Prayer Hymn  494                                                                               Kum Ba Yah

(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Anthem                     “I Am Bound For The Promised Land”                      Choir

Sermon                          “Hope for the Future”                       Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment 462                                 ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

   (You are invited to come forward to pray.)

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

 Next Sunday’s is for BOLD Justice

Attendance last Sunday was 134

Events this week:

After both services a Diabetes Awareness breakfast/snack will be served

Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00a.m.

Today: Preparation class for Adult membership with Pastor Range, 10:00 a.m.

Today after both services there will be a short meeting of the Admin. Counicl

Tonight: Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.  

Monday to Thursday 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall open for tutoring

Monday:  Trustees, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Pre School Board 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study, chapter 15 “How much should I give to the church”    

                     7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Choir practice 7:30 p.m.

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.,

Saturday: Harvest Banquet Fellowship Dinner

Next Sunday: Church/Charge Conference, Plantation UMC 4:45 to 6:30  

with Miramar Conference to be held at 5:45

Dates to remember for the future:

Next Sunday: There will be a short meeting of the Admin. Council after each service.

Sunday Nov. 16, District Training for New Leaders 2:30-4:30 Fulford UMC

Thursday Nov. 20, BOLD Justice Research Kickoff, Metropolitan Baptist; let Pastor David know if you can come.

Saturday Nov. 22, Harvest Decoration 6:00 p.m.

November 23: Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday

Monday Nov. 24 Hanging of the Greens and UMW preparing baskets 7:30

December 21 Christmas Concert at  6:00 p.m.

January 31, 2009 Saturday Block Party                   

Finance report for Last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                            $ 2512.70

Building Fund/Trustees                                                        $   136.50  

Roof Repair                                               $  131.00  

Mission                                                                                                    $  100.50

Bulletins are given today by Lorna McKenzie, in celebration of Lisa’s birthday. Lots of love from your family. They are also given in honor of Olivia’s 18th birthday

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 HYMN BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

Upper Room Daily Devotional Guides for November/December are available in both large and small print on the back table. Suggested contribution is $1.

The Christmas Concert this year will be on Sunday, December 21 at 6:00 p.m. and feature Steve Higgins and his group. Stay tuned for more details.

The tutoring program for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders called Study Pals is beginning for those who need help in Reading, Writing and Math.  Coordinator Sharon Allen will be in the Fellowship Hall this week from 3 to 5 Monday to Thursday. Those interested in tutoring or being tutored are invited to come along or call Sharon on 954-963-3359

Thanks to all who supported the sale of cookie dough, and thanks to the United Methodist Women and Pre School parents who sold it!

Please remember that the Church has an account with the Car Program, Inc. which allows us to benefit from any cars (trucks, boats, etc.) donated in our name. Please call the church office for details as to how all the hassle can be taken out of the process of disposing of a car. The donor gets a tax write-off and the church gets a lump sum payment!

Today  there will be a light breakfast served after the 8:30 service and finger foods served after the 11:00 a.m. service. Also Carla Williamson doing blood tests for diabetes. Pamphlets and other information will also be available as we participate in National ID Day (I Decide to fight diabetes Sunday) If you would like more call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-342-2383

Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday is Nov. 23 but the Harvest Banquet Fellowship Dinner,

a potluck, will be held on Saturday Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall. Please consider bringing your favorite dish and sign up in advance on the sheets provided in the foyer.  Please give a generous donation of thanks in a special envelope for that Sunday.

US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Maj. Jeffry Moffit, Lawanda Thomas (Iraq), Damien Frances (Iraq), Glendia Williams, Marvin Nells, Chad Chong (Iraq): Army

Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar FL 33023 Tel: 954 989 4711



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