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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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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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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.
Bible Search
November 30 2008

 Miramar United Methodist Church
Pastor David Range
Order of Worship for November 30, 2008
8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services
First 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 23, Praise & Worship Songbook                                          

Lighting of the Advent Candle

Prayer

*Hymn 202                                                                                  People Look East
                            
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 64: 1-9
      
Children’s Time

Baptism

*Hymn 364                                                                                  Because He Lives

Reception of Tithes and Offerings

Doxology
(At 11:00 the children ages 2 to 12 are invited to go to Sunday School--all children are welcome)

Time of sharing joys & concerns

Prayer Hymn 382                                                                Have Thine Own Way
(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)

Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer sung to the West Indian tune in hymnbook 271

Anthem (11:00)                       “The Echo Carol”                                          Choir

Sermon                   “Clay Vessels for Christ”                         Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Commitment 569                        We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations   
   (You are invited to come forward to pray.)

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for FLUMC Children’s Home
 Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund
Attendance last Sunday was 168

Events this week:
Today: Bible study with Pastor Garnes 10:00a.m.
Tonight: Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday: Admin Council 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Finance Committee 7:30 pm
Tuesday: New Diabetes Support Group 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary
Tuesday: Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Fellowship Hall 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Choir practice 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Sunday School teachers meeting at 1:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: New members join, Birthday Breakfast after 8:30 service.

Dates to remember for the future:
Sunday December 14 Choir Christmas Cantata
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                                                $ 2389.96
Building Fund/Trustees                                     $     77.50
Roof Repair                                                     $   152.50
Mission                                                                                                                    $   105.00

Bulletins this week are given by Heather & Jennifer Garnes in honor of Jeanine’s 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. 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.

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.

You can be a part of the new Diabetes Support Group forming on the third Tuesdays of the month in the sanctuary. Stan Barnett is heading it up, please talk to him or call him on 954-893-5937.

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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