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Upcoming Events
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WED
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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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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WED
Adult Bible Study (Wednesdays)
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
DEC

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FRI
Children's Club
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
DEC

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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.
DEC

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MON
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December 7 2008

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for December 7, 2008
8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
Second Sunday in Advent
 “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 and Worship                                     Page 4, Praise & Worship Songbook                                          

Lighting of the Advent Candle

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                                      Mark 1:1-8
      
Children’s Time

*Hymn 229                                                                   Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Reception of Tithes and Offerings

Doxology

Time of 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 (11:00)                       “I’m expecting Him”                                      Choir

Sermon                                 “Be Prepared”                             Pastor David Range

Welcoming New Members (see insert)

*Hymn of Preparation 618                                     Let Us Break Bread Together

Holy Communion                                                                    Hymn Book page 13

Hymn of Sending Forth 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 136

Events this week:
After the 8:30 service BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST, all welcome
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00a.m.
Tonight: Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Trustees 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Fellowship Hall 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Preschool Fun Reading night 6:30 p.m.  
Thursday: Choir practice 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.
Friday: United Methodist Men go bowling 7:30 p.m.
Next Sunday: Christmas Cantata at both services, invite a friend.

Dates to remember for the future:
December 17 MUMPS Christmas program
December 21 Sunday School Party during 11 am service
December 21 Christmas Concert at  6:00 p.m.
December 24 Christmas Eve service 7:30
December 31 Watchnight service 10:30 pm
January 7 next Bold Justice research meeting on jobs.
January 10 next Sale of Meals at 2:00 p.m.
January 31, 2009 Saturday Block Party                   

Finance report for Last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                $ 1912.31
Building Fund/Trustees                                     $     17.50
Roof Repair                                                     $   119.50
Mission                                                                                                                    $   162.00

Bulletins this week are given by Stan Barnett in honor of the brave soldiers and sailors who were there when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, December 7. 1941.

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.

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

Christmas Cards showing the facade of the church are available on the back table. If you take some please leave a donation for them in the offering plate.

The Preschool is still collecting toys for the annual toy drive. They may be wrapped or unwrapped but if wrapped, please specify if it’s for a boy or a girl, ages zero to six years. Please drop off by Thursday, December 18.

The Book Fair is now in progress in the Preschool. We are asking for your generous support. You can make your purchases right after each service. (Books make great gifts!)

If you have opened an account at Suntrust since August 2007, and used your debit card, the church can receive a $100 check as part of its “My Cause” promotion. To make sure the church gets the donation, call 1 888-266-2802 and speak to a Suntrust representative.

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 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.

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!

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, email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net, website: www.miramarumc.org

 




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