September 1 2013

   Miramar United Methodist Church
Celebrating 53 years of Ministry!
MUMC, 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
Order of Worship September 1, 2013 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

*Hymn 61                                                                   Come, Thou Almighty King


*Praise & Worship

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                               John 6:25-29   
Children’s Time/Builder’s Time

Commission Bold Justice Team Leaders--Jeannie Grossman, Gwen Pickering, Joyce Hemmans, Jesseline Humphries, Roland Abel, Donna Simms

*Hymn                                                                                            God Is So Good

Reception of Tithes and Offerings                        

Doxology (Hymn 95) “Praise God, from Whom all Blessings Flow”
(The Nursery is open in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled.)

Sharing Joys & Concerns and where you have found blessings

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           Grace                    Choir

Sermon                      “The Problem with Signs”                     Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Preparation                                                                    Jesus Paid It All
Holy Communion

 *Hymn of Commitment 163                         Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know

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 181

Events This Week :
Today: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services, Commissioning of Bold Justice Team Leaders at both services, Sunday School during 11:00 a.m. service. Prayer Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Pre School Board 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Roland Abel’s Bold Justice House meeting in hall 7:30 p.m. Pastor Appreciation meeting in library at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: Choir practice 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Spaghetti Night 2-6:30 p.m., fill in your order form today or call Sharon Allen or Loretta Parris, Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Yard Sale 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dates for the future:
Monday Sept. 9 Donna Simms’ (in library) & Joyce Hemmans’ (in fellowship hall) Bold Justice House meeting 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 10 Jean Grossman’s Bold Justice House meeting in library 7:30
Wednesday Sept. 11 Pre School Open House in sanctuary 6:30 p.m. Bible study begins at 7:00 p.m.
Monday Sept. 16 Pastor Parish Relations Committee (PPR) at 7:00 in the library. Gwen Pickering’s Bold Justice House meeting in the hall 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 19 UMW 7:00 p.m.
Monday Sept. 23 Jesseline Humphries’ Bold Justice House meeting 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 28 Square Dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Just bring a snack!
Finance report for last Sunday
Envelopes and Loose Collection                $  2180.00
Building Fund/Trustees                    $      67.50
Roof Repair                        $      99.50
Mission                            $    367.00

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.
Thanks for every contribution for last Sunday’s Anniversary service. In monetary terms the special envelopes brought in $2,310.56

News From BOLD Justice: A new season of doing justice begins now. One of our team leaders listed below will call you to attend a house meeting. BOLD Justice continues to support placing the Direct Instruction reading program into our elementary schools and passing a local job ordinance with the preference for Broward County residents to be hired for jobs our local government contracts for. Our team leaders are: Roland Abel, Joyce Hemmans, Jean Grossman, Gwen Pickering, Jesseline Humphreys and Donna Simms. Help BOLD Justice continue to do social justice by answering the call.

Prayer Concerns: Greta Jarrett and Laura Hodge in hospital, Lucy Ayayee, Melba Smith on the loss of her brother Nelson, George for pancreatic cancer & Louise for Alaheimer’s, Pat & Amber, Don & Ann & family, friends in churches we grew up in: Arnold Road, Beechonton, and others. Douglas family as they celebrate their nephew’s life, thanks for George Watkins who welcomed people to this church especially Shirley & family, for Diane, for Sophia loved by this church before she was born, Kimberly and others after their first week teaching, Jack, George Walker for vacation, Commissioner Messam and the exciting things happening in the City of Miramar, for the hundreds who have worked hard and sacrificed to make this church a living place of worship to God, for our service that begins when we leave worship time, for Jesseline’s grandchildren as they travel to England, for Esther’s eyes to heal, for Adam as he is re-deployed to Afghanistan, for Audley’s “church in the wildwood” to continue in strength, for Doris McDowell who introduced Fay to the church, for the youth group on Friday, for Veda & Jane who have been coming for a long time, A.J. as he goes for a procedure, rejoicing that Randy got job -- but in Arizona, for football victories, Patricia with stroke, praise for Grace’s grandmother doing well, for Yvonne whose stroke was prevented, praise for Judith’s brother healing, Christians in the turmoil in Egypt, Sharon loves the church for the acceptance of new ideas, Dalia with transition questions, Allison rejoicing in 16 years here that we might continue to be guided and blessed, for Eula positive about coming to worship through lumps and bumps, for Syd & Phyllis & Gladys for healing, Cornell & Floyd healing, the people of Syria, those effected by fire in California and other states, for world peace, for Jonathan, Andre, Nancy, June, Dorothy, Devonne, the lonely, sick, sorrowing, Sara & Barbara, Daisy & family, Youth in the City of Miramar.

Fran Moore, Pat, Bill & Billy Ball, The Hewitt  family, Trevor Minott, Christine Crawford, School Superintendent Robert Runcie, Broward County Commissioners: Martin Kiar, Lois Wexler, Dale Holness, Sue Gunzburger, Chip LaMarca, Kristin Jacobs, Barbara Sharief, Stacey Ritter, Tim Ryan and Broward County Adminstrator Bertha Henry, Beatrice Grossman, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Doris McDowell, Richard Potter, Ralston & Millicent Gardner, Niven Stewart, Catherine Wheedleton.  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 be sure you call Pastor at the office 954-989-4711, on his cell 954-495-6104, or email the office at  We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.

US Armed Forces: HM3Adam Ramsey, Navy; Sgt. Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; LaShawn Knight, Army-Afghanistan.

Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Mir. FL 33023Tel:954-989-4711,


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