September 17, 2017

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 57 years of Ministry!

Order of Worship for September 17, 2017 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. services

Pastor: David Range

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

Call to Worship (please stand as you are able)                          

Processional Hymn 139                                    Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                                

Opening Prayer

    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                                Second Corinthian 5:1-10

Children’s Time

*Hymn 102                                                               Now Thank We All Our God                                                     

Reception of Tithes and Offerings (electronic giving available at

Please consider in your giving that we were not able to hold worship services last Sunday due to the hurricane. It is understandable that many have additional expenses, but if your giving today, or in the next few weeks, could be as much as you would have given last week, it would be appreciated.

You may also donate to Hurricane Irma Relief by designating on “other” line. Checks should be made out to MUMC so that they can be used by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) or give directly on

*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 fill out the green forms and return them to the ushers.

Prayer Hymn 369                                                                      Blessed Assurance

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.)

Sermon             “Grace in the midst of suffering”                  Pastor David Range

*Recessional Hymn 348                                                            Softly & Tenderly

Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)                                     

Events this week:

Today: Sunday school resumes, Youth Group resumes 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  Prayer meeting 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Donna Simms’ House meeting 7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall. Trustees meeting 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Creative Worship Team 7-8 p.m. Nurture and Worship Committee 8-8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

Wednesday: Nominations Committee 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: 7:00 p.m. UMW resumes regular meetings.  Choir 7:00 p.m.

Friday: Children’s Club resumes for Elementary school children and younger

7-8:30 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. New Members session after each service.

Looking ahead:

Monday, Sept. 25 Choir 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday September 26 Joyce Hemmans’ Bold Justice House meeting at      7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary and Ina McNeil’s House meeting 7:00 p.m. at her house, 7141 Biltmore Blvd.

Wednesday-Friday September 27, 28, 29 Revival Services with Dr. Geraldine McClellan 7:00 p.m.

Monday October 2 Roland Abel’s Bold Justice House meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary

Thanks to all who helped prepare the premises for the hurricane, and all who helped with the post hurricane clean-up and restoration.

Photo directories are available on the back table for all who had photos taken.

Let’s visit the Florida UMC Children’s Home in Enterprise and historic St. Augustine in Jacksonville. There are package deals available so if you are interested please see Sophia for further details.

Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

 No Attendance for last Sunday due to hurricane Irma

Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                                       $     445.00

Building Fund/Trust                                                                             $           1.00

Roof Repair                                                                                            $          6.00

Mission                                                                                                    $        21.00                                                                                                                                           

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.

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: Thank God for Amber doing so well on dental school exam, help as she continues in the process, Val, Sonia, Pam, Dexter, Alethea, Joan, Sharon, Curtis, Dr. Katie, Diane, Gladys, Val, Dorothy, Devone, Gio, and all the youth, unity & peace in families, Karen & Dennis Francis, Millicent & Ralston Gardner, Rosemarie Nicholas, Angie Gentiles, A.J.’s interview, David Lopez, Gallaghers in Texas, Walker & Harley families, Jim Brabham, Bryant family, persecuted church, trafficked, marginalized, oppressed, downtrodden, Texas, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Israel, George, Pet, Beulah, families especially the displaced, children returning to school, Osborne James & family, Ruthlyn Earle as her brother is in hospice, Painesville, Ohio, Kelly family, Delroy Martin, Charlene Balfour, Doug, Mabel Bizzell, Catherine Wheedleton, Roger Pierce, Alean Stephens, Marvin, Shirley, Betty, Virginia, Ingrid, A.J. & Jeannie, wisdom, Nicole, Olivene at the loss of Paul, thanks for the laughter at the play Allison organized, Maduro family,Kniquiah’s family, success & clarity, thank God for another year of life, flood victims in Houston, India, Bangladesh, all traveling, Gino Parram safety & release from headaches, help with home & financial problems, Louise, Heyli and a healthy baby, safety for the family, Flori, Jonathan, Randy,  to be a better member of the church

US Armed Forces: Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan; A.J. Daley, Army; Andre Minott, Navy

Miramar United Methodist Church

2507 Utopia Drive,  Miramar, FL 33023  

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

Pastor David Range

Administrative Assistant Beth Davey

Music Director Donna Simms

Treasurer Mario Perez

Custodian Robin Ramtahal,

Pre-School Director Marleni Pomare


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