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Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Children's Club
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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
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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 6 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship for the Second Sunday in Advent

December 6, 2009 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

“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*

 

Call to worship                              

 

Praise & Worship                                          Page 28, Praise & Worship songbook

 

Lighting the second Advent candle, a candle of preparation, and singing one verse of “O Come Emmanuel”                                                               (see insert)

 

Prayer

 

*Hymn 213                                               Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

 

Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

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

(Please be seated when the music starts.)

                                                                                     

Scripture                                          Luke 3:1-6

 

Children’s Time

 

*Hymn 229                                                                   Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

 

Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards

 

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

 

Sharing Joys & Concerns

 

Prayer Hymn 230                                                      O Little Town of Bethlehem

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

 

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer  

 

Anthem                                   Calypso Lullabye                                            Choir

 

Sermon                             Preparing the Way”                      Pastor David Range

 

Hymn of Preparation 618                                       Let Us Break Bread Together

 

Holy Communion--Great Thanksgiving for the Season of Advent         (see insert) 

*Hymn of Commitment 249                                          There’s a Song in the Air

(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 last Sunday was 121

 

Events this week:

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

Tonight: Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Admin. Council 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Finance Committee 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Choir practice7:30 pm

Thursday: Choir practice7:30 pm

Friday: Youth Christmas Party for all the family. Games at 6, Food at 7

Saturday: Community Outreach Day, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Christmas Cantata Joint 10:00 a.m. service

 

Dates to remember for the future:

Friday December 18 MUMPS Christmas Pagent 7:00 p.m.

Sunday December 20 Kids Birthday Club after 11 am service

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

December 31 Watchnight Service 10:30 p.m.

Sunday Jan. 10 Sunday School Party during the 11 am service

 

Finance report for Last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                            $ 1661.25

Building Fund/Trustees               $     65.00

Roof Repair                             $     40.00

Mission                                                                                                      $  151.00

 

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. 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.

 

Thanks to Audley Codner for the beautiful Christmas  tree he contributed.

 

The January/February Upper Room and Pockets devotional magazines are now available. Suggested contribution is $1.00.

 

You are invited to bring toys for the Pre School children for those aged babies to 4 years old. You may bring for either a boy or a girl, wrapped or unwrapped, but if wrapped please designate what age it  should be for. Please have donations in by Dec. 16--and thank you.

 

The Pre School Book Fair is available this Sunday and throughout the week until Friday. Please make your selections today and know that you are not only getting some great gifts that will encourage a child to read, but that you will be supporting the work of our ministry here.

 

Students needing community service hours should get the forms from their school so that their work may be credited to them for helping on December 12 at the Community Health Fair. For more information contact Jennifer Turnbull at 954-684-5843.

 

Wesley Groups: Stan Barnett’s group resumes meetings January 6, 2010. The Kumbayah group also resumes in January.

 

Please bring canned goods any time for the food pantry, so that weekly those who need it most may receive something from us.

 

Salty Service cards are in your pew pockets. If you have done at least one hour of service this week please take one out and place it in the offering bag. This can be within or without the church, any time you help someone else.

 

Thanks again to all who donated to the Traveling Bassinet. For more information about the program go to www.hmhbbroward.org or call 954 765 0550.

 

Also, all are invited to carry invitations to our church, and to our special events like the upcoming Community Outreach Day in December. Do this in your neighborhood by encouraging those you know best, indeed, those who know you best, to join us for worship, mission and the justice ministries we are about.

 

Prayer Concerns 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 make sure you call Pastor David Range at the office 954-989-4711 or on his cell 954-495-6104.        

US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Glendia Williams, Army; Jessima Richards, Air Force (Korea); Renee Paisley, Army

 

Pastor David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023

Tel: 954 989 4711, www.miramarumc.org, mirumeth@bellsouth.net