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Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
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Children's Club
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Tutoring
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Tutoring open to youths in the Community from grades 2-12.
Focus Subjects: SAT, reading, writing and mathematics.
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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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Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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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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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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December 5 2010

 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 Second Sunday in Advent

December 5, 2010 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

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

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle

 

*Praise & Worship                                                        Please see projector screen

 

Prayer

 

*Hymn 209                                                                Blessed Be the God of Israel 

                                                                                          

Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

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

(Please be seated when the music starts.)

 

Scripture                                   Matthew 3:1-12

 

Children’s Time 

 

New Members

                                                                                    

*Hymn 252                                                               When Jesus Came to Jordan

 

Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards 

 

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

Sunday  School  for those aged 3 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 351                                                                                 Pass Me Not

 (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                     “No Wonder the Angels Sang”                                    Choir

 

Sermon                              “Joy in Repenting”                        Pastor David Range 

 

Hymn of Preparation 635                                                Because Thou Hast Said

 

Holy Communion--Great Thanksgiving for Advent

 

*Hymn of Commitment 218                           It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

(You are invited to come forward to pray.)

 

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

 

Today’s Mission offering is for Good Samaritan Fund 

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday was 124

 

Events this week:

Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast, 9:45 a.m.

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

Tonight: District Christmas Concert 4:00 p.m. at First UMC of Coral Gables,536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, 33134.  No prayer meeting.

Tuesday: Finance Committee 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Life Line Screening 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday: ALPHA course, Pastor’s study 7:00p.m. 

Thursday: Choir Practice 7:30pm

Friday: MYF Christmas Party, 7:00 p.m. Parents & Family welcome!

Saturday: District UMW meeting @ Grace Haitian UMC, 6501 N. Miami Ave.

Miami, Fl. from 9-noon.  “Celebration of Cultures”

Next Sunday: Third Sunday of Advent; Preschool Book Fair in corridor 

Next Sunday: Home Grown Christmas Concert 6 p.m. 

 

Dates to remember for the future

Thursday Dec. 16 UMW Christmas Party

Friday Dec. 17 Pre School Christmas Concert 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 19 Joint Service at 10 a.m. for the Choir’s Christmas Cantata, Kid’s Birthday Club after the service for all children, those especially to be honored are those born in the month’s of October, November, and December.

Friday Dec. 24 Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Dec. 31 Watchnight Service 10:30 p.m.

 

Finance report for last Sunday 

Envelopes and Loose Collection   (Including Harvest) $ 1428.21

Building Fund/Trustees $     52.50

Roof Repair $     62.50  

Mission $   168.00

50/50 envelopes $     26.00                   

 

Bulletins are given today by Marvia Aitken, expressing gratitude for her lovely daughter TT and in honor of her 13th 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 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. LARGE PRINT HYMN -BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS.

 

If you know any person currently undergoing chemotherapy there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month while they are in treatment. All they have to do is sign up and have their doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. “Cleaning for a Reason” will have a participating maid service in their zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these persons. Be a blessing to someone and pass this info along: http://www.cleaningforareason.org.

 

UMW planned Christmas party for Thursday, December 16, 2010 conflicts with MUMPS Christmas Celebrations occurring on 12/16/10 and 12/17/10. UMW celebration will therefore be off campus in the form of a dinner at the Asian Cuisine Restaurant located at the Northeast corner of Pembroke and Flamingo Road. Please call Val (954.394.0694) or Jeannie (954 558 8940) by December 12 re attendance ASAP as we have to make the reservations.

 

Please donate a few toys to our Annual MUMPS Toy Drive.  Help us to put smiles on the faces of our preschool children.  Also, please support our book fair by buying or donating a few books.  The Book Fair is December 6-10 and will be open for Church members on Sunday, December 12. Ideal for Christmas gifts!

 

Pastor David continues the Alpha Course on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. created for those who would like to explore the meaning of the Christian faith.  Especially good for adults thinking of joining the church but it is open to everyone. The Alpha, held all over the world, covers these topics: What Does the Holy Spirit Do? How Can I Be Filled With the Spirit? How Can I Resist Evil? Why and How Should We Tell Others? Does God Heal Today? What About the Church? How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?

 

Our “Home Grown” Christmas concert is right around the corner! If you are planning to perform, say a poem, do a skit, etc., please tell Fay Harley, Donna Simms or Pastor David today! We want really outstanding event. Thanks!

 

Please remember you can dedicate bulletins to the memory or honor of a loved one for a minimum contribution of only $10.

 

Pastor: David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33020 

miramarpastor@bellsouth.net, www.miramarumc.org

Tel: 954 989 471, Fax: 954 989 4315