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Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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THU
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FRI
Children's Club
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Tutoring
9:00 AM
Tutoring open to youths in the Community from grades 2-12.
Focus Subjects: SAT, reading, writing and mathematics.
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SUN
Prayer Meeting - 6:00 PM
Anyone is invited to come and share with God your concerns or hallelujahs for the church.
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WED
Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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FRI
Children's Club
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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SAT
Tutoring
9:00 AM
Tutoring open to youths in the Community from grades 2-12.
Focus Subjects: SAT, reading, writing and mathematics.
DEC

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SUN
Prayer Meeting - 6:00 PM
Anyone is invited to come and share with God your concerns or hallelujahs for the church.
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MON
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December 11, 2016
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 56 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for December 11, 2016 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Third Sunday in Advent

Pastor: David Range

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

Unison Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)   

We come from a world of darkness into Christ’s world of light.

We come from a world of weariness into God’s strength and hope.

We come from a slumbering world strengthened by the Spirit, we come to awaken our souls and watch for the coming of Christ.

We light our advent candles with joy!

*Processional Hymn 202                                                            People Look East

Prayer                                                                                    

*Praise and 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                          1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Children’s Time

*Hymn 218                                                         It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at miramarumc.org)

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 usher to hold the microphone for you

Prayer Hymn 209                                                     Blessed be the God of Israel                                   

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer

(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.)

Anthem                                His Name                                             Choir

Sermon                      Jingle Bells at a Funeral”                   Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn 214                                              

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                    

Events this week:

Today: New Members Session after each service, about 9:45 and 12:30. Youth Group 4-5:30 p.m.

Tonight: Prayer Meeting at 6 p.m.

Monday: Choir 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Choir 7:00p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Funeral service for Jack Gallagher 11:00 a.m. preceded by visitation at 10:30. Burial is at Fred Hunters and repast follows in Fellowship Hall.

Next Sunday: Christmas Cantata at one joint 10:00 a.m. service.

Looking ahead:

Friday December 23 Pre School Christmas Program 6:30 p.m.

Saturday December 24 Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday December 25 Christmas Sunday, one joint 10:00 a.m. service

Saturday December 31 Watch Night Service at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday January 1 Wesley Covenant services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Youth Fellowship for Middle and High School students will continue on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Children’s Club for Elementary School students will be held on Friday 12/16

Norland UMC invites us to their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 885 NW 195th Street, Miami Gardens, rent a space for $25 and come for music, food, snow cones, bounce house, clothes/shoes, decor, books, pictures, hats by Mercy. For more info call 305-652-5172.

You are invited to add toys to the Pre School Toy Drive by placing them in the box in the foyer. They may be for a boy or girl aged 1 to 5 and need to be new and unwrapped. Please no stuffed animals.

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                  $   3546.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                         $       91.00

Roof Repair                                                                                       $       40.50

Mission                                                                                                 $     111.50                                                  

Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Women in Distress

 Attendance for last Sunday 188

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.

Prayer concerns:

Annette Lopez, Susan Allen, Tarik Minott, Merissa traveling & birthday blessings, Nicholas & all young people as they learn to drive, Allison in her studies, Dorothy thankful for loving friends surrounding her, Jesse in declining health, people of St. Vincent, Grenada & Dominica as they recover from heavy rains, Sharon Allen & family, Jhermelle joyful for family time, Kamilah in coma, Karamel Thompson for healing in brain, Virginia after biopsy, joy for Wenham Dorsett Jr. as he was awarded software developer of the year, traveling mercies for Wylan Dorsett, Auntie Bee, Mr. Coke, Uncle GG for healing, for family to stay in the Lord, Roy Chang in recovery, Catherine Wheedleton, Mabel Bizzell, Roger Pierce, Debra Pierce, Kawaine Codner & other students as they do finals, Laura Hodge for relief of pain and her extended family in their bereavement, Rosie & Roseanne Douglas, Barbara Walwyn’s sister Cheryl as she travels to St. Croix, patience & endurance for year end audit, Jesseline to get job & for her family, Carmel Cafero, Diane Unger, Tiara Taylor as she turns 19, Lowell McKyre, Keisha to find the right job, Stacy, Angie, Roger, Tavon, Ray, Bettyanne as her father Jack is so low, for family arriving from Jamaica, Marie Pradel as she suffers with breast cancer, for the one missing their mother “Gloria” and all others bereaved, for patience and kindness to be in the hearts of all, AJ & Jeannie, Val, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Alethea, Sharon, Joan, Dorothy to get jobs, Karen & Dennis Francis, Margaret Browne, Millicent Gardner, Rosemarie Nicholas, family if Rev. Moise Isidore who passed in Canada, Teonya & Shak as they return to England on Friday, for all of us to praise God for the birth of Jesus: peace, love, giving.

Armed Forces: Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy; all the soldiers on board the USS Warrior, Sasebo, Japan. 

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar, FL 33023  

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

www.miramarumc.org, Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net, Like us on Facebook

Pastor David Range

Administrative Assis. Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms

Preschool Director Marleni Brant-Pomare

Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal