November 27 2011


        Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

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

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

Order of Worship for the First Sunday in Advent

November 27, 2011 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.


Lighting of the first Advent Candle


*Praise & Worship




*Hymn 196                                                     Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                    Isaiah 2:1-5


Children’s Time


*Hymn 190                                                                 Who is He in Yonder Stall?


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


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

(Sunday School begins for those aged 2 to 12. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by   parents with children needing to be settled.)


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn 209                                                      Blessed Be the God of Israel

(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                            “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”                             Choir


Sermon                                There will be light                    Pastor David Range         


*Hymn of Commitment 198                              My Soul Gives Glory to My God

(You are invited to come forward to pray.)

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday was 189


Events this week:

Today: Sunday School with Pastor Garnes at 10:00 a.m., Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m., New Members session at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study at 7:00.  “The Next Christians”

Thursday: Choir 7:30 p.m.

Friday: Youth games 6:30 p.m., Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services District Christmas Concert at 4:00 p.m., First UMC, Coral Gables


Dates to remember for the future:

Friday Dec. 9 Youth Christmas Party 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 11 Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.

Friday Dec 16 Preschool Christmas Program 7:00 p.m.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $   2845.00

Building Fund/Trustees $       86.00

Roof Repair $     113.00

Mission $       98.00


Bulletins today are given by Maud Gray & daughters in honor and memory of Hugh Gray (Fattie) who left us 5 years ago. Bulletins also given by Florette Douglas, Aunt Janet & Aunt Barbara & the rest of the family in honor of Felix’s 13th birthday, on November 30. God bless you Felix!


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. Please 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.


Community Redevelopment Home Buying Assistance and Home Rehabilitation Services is available to first time home buyers in Miramar. Please call 1-877-272-3521 for more information.


We are still looking for volunteers to help clean the church, hall and offices. Please speak to the Trustees chair, Shirley Gregg-Leonce, Kathy Kelly, or Pastor David.

If you think God might be calling you to ministry in the United Methodist Church, this Website is for you.


Struggling with your mortgage? A local NACA, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America office is only 7 miles away at 662 NE 125th St., Miami, 33161, tel. 305-341-0791. Go to  or call Marvia Aitken for more information.


Prayer Concerns: Joy in the rainbow coming in, Maureen as she travels to Jamaica, Clyde thankful for support during time of bereavement, Dorothy thankful for life and hoping Andre has a safe trip to Tennessee, for Randy to get a job, Stan rejoicing in sale of land and its benefits, Eula for health being able to walk without leg brace, joy for Edie as the report of her sister says the cancer has not spread, Michelle happy to be saved and thankful for church family, for Jeannie's neighbors with police action, joy for Judith as mom does better and celebrating Joshua's 9 years of life, Karen rejoicing in health and strength and hoping for Dennis to recover from the flu, joy Jennifer has in Ruby being present, Audrey happy that electric wires near her house did not spark fire, for Jessiline's daughter Luellen, Maureen thanking God for church family and answers to prayer, George rejoicing that he and 40 others are still doing well with their stem cell cancer treatment and looking forward to the Dec. 10 opening of the Memorial West Cancer Treatment Center which may someday be able to give vaccines against cancer, for Florette and other effected by the Jackson Memorial Hospital downsizing, for the VA hospital new director, for Roland's niece beginning her preaching ministry, for Marvia and other who farm and produce our food, for Louise to do well after complications, for the gift of being able to teach, for Neville just diagnosed with cancer and his parents, for immigrants especially those with children, for baby Maliya who has come to church for the first time today, for Laura's sister and niece-in-law spending thanksgiving together, for Tony's sister Ashanti taking joy in going to the beach, Melba thanking God for the church family and the goodness of the Lord.


Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith,  Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Ruby Miller, Pat Mark, Don Lopez, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton. If you need prayer during the week please call Grandma Hyacinth Robinson at 954-435-4036 and your concern will be put on the Prayer Chain. After you call her, for emergencies or to report someone in the hospital please be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell  954-495-6104,  or email the office at We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; SGT Jonathan Orejuela, Marines.  


Pastor: David Range,

Miramar UMC,

2507 Utopia Drive,

Miramar, FL 33020

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315,

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