April 15 2012


         Miramar United Methodist Church

Celebrating 50 years of Ministry!

 “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World” through Passionate Worship, Radical Hospitality, Intentional

Discipling, Salty Service, & Extravagant Generosity

Order of Worship for Second Sunday in Easter

April 15, 2012 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

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


Call to Worship


*Praise & Worship




*Hymn 304                                                        Easter People Raise Your Voices

Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements, *Sharing the Spirit (Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                          John 20:19-31                             


Children’s Time


*Hymn 316                                                                                                 He Rose


Reception of Tithes and Offerings & Connect Cards


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

(Sunday School begins for those aged 3 to 12. The Nursery is available in Room 11, where the service can be viewed and heard by parents with children needing to be settled.)


Sharing Joys & Concerns


Prayer Hymn 165                                                         Hallelujah! What a Savior

(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                                      Once upon a tree                                          Choir                                          


Sermon     “Victorious, but not unscarred ... and touched”   Pastor David Range                    


Hymn of Commitment 157                                                         Jesus Shall Reign


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)

Today’s Mission offering is for BOLD Justice

Next Sunday’s is for Apportionments

Attendance for last Sunday was 310


Events this week:

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m., United Methodist Men after the

11:00 a.m. service, Team Check In for Bold Justice, Book Fair open to the church,  Confirmation class 4-5:30 p.m., Cokesbury UMC's Free Spring Concert 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Please read Genesis chapters 12, 15, 22:1 to 22:19, 7, 28, 32, and 33.

Thursday: UMW 7:00 p.m., Choir 7:30 p.m.

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Memorial Service for Don Lopez at 4:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: New Members Session 7:00 p.m.


Dates to remember for the future:

Monday April 23 Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday April 24 Next Creative Worship Team 6:30 p.m.

Thursday April 26 Bold Justice Nehemiah Action 7:30 p.m.

Sunday April 29 Joint 10:00 a.m. service

Sunday May 6 Confirmation services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Sunday May 20 Recognition of Graduates, please let Donna Simms know if you or anyone in your family are graduating from any institution (high school and above)

Monday May 28 Memorial Day picnic 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday June 3 Conference Offering for East Angola and Alfait,

Youth Concert 6:00 p.m.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $   3495.18

Building Fund/Trustees $     100.00

Roof Repair $       94.50

Mission $     139.50


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. 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.


"Ways to Work" Car loans, is a new program launched recently in Broward county sponsored by our District United Methodist South Florida Urban Ministries and the Urban League (www.sflum.org). Please see the bulletin boards or talk to Pastor David (who attended) if you would like to know more about how to get one of these loans to improve your transportation situation!


Saturday April 21 Memorial Hospital West hosts its 20th Anniversary Community Celebration & Health Fair. Please see notice boards for further information.


The Youth Concert scheduled for April 29 will now take place June 3 at 6:00 p.m.


Everyone is invited to Cokesbury UMC's Free Spring Concert Sunday, April 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in their Sanctuary. Choir Members of Cokesbury & St Vincent’s Catholic Church will be presenting "Lift Up The Cross". This will be a mix of original songs and classic hymns combined into a worshipful, moving, and powerful musical that celebrates the Easter story. The visuals accompanying the music are stunning! Free nursery will be provided. Reception follows the concert. Cokesbury UMC is located at 1801 NW 65th Ave., Margate (one block South of Royal Palm Blvd).


Sympathies to the family of Don Lopez who died April 11. His memorial service will be Saturday April 21 at 4:00 p.m. in our church, with a repast afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. Please remember his wife Alicia Jourdan-Lopez and all the family in your prayers.


The father of Dennis Bent also died April 11. His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 21 at New Horizon UMC with burial afterwards at Forest Lawn, Davie Rd. extension. Our sympathies and prayers to Dennis and his family.


On April 26, the night of the Nehemiah Action, there will be a bus leaving at 6:15 p.m. from the church parking lot to transport those not wishing to drive to the War Memorial Auditorium. We will return no later than 10:30. The church is providing the transportation.


Joys and Concerns: For Phyllis Hewitt who has suffered a stroke, for Cheryl's friend Lenny for the eyes to improve, Dalia happy to see so many here and happy she has her GED, Alan home from hospital, Martha's father Mr. Falcon, for Flori's care, for relief from pain after surgery for Bettyanne, for Ana Lillian's granddaughter, for Adam to safely return from Afghanistan and congratulations on his marriage to Alicia, Doreen thanks for being 75% better and for complete healing, for Roy as he gets eye surgery, for Lawrence Minott recovering from accident, for Paul's aunt Marjorie recovering from stroke, for Kim's family traveling back from Arizona, for grandma Joanne's knee surgery, for Nathan as he goes for another cancer checkup, for Enid's mother Gladys, for all students and teachers preparing for the FCAT, for University of Miami employees and a time of uncertainty, for Avis' family in need of healing, for Esther as more is done to help her eyes, for Joyce to get a diagnosis so that she may overcome leg pain.


Samantha & Sophia, Sylvea Moreno, Kevin Henry, Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith, Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Ruby Miller, Pat Mark, Don and Alicia Lopez, the Gooden Family, Tracey Smith, Ouida Menzies, Jack & Donna Hurley, Esther Dillon, Hervin & Dorothy Lawrence, Winnifred Samuels, Rudolph Stewart, Gale Walter, Edie Range, Lisa Andre, Potter family, Victor Ayayee, Michael Grant, BOLD Justice, Grace McCorkle, Doris McDowell, Lars Clunie, 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 or on his cell 954-495-6104, or email the office at mirumeth@bellsouth.net.  We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


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


Pastor: David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr., Miramar, FL 33020.

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315

Email: mirumeth@bellsouth.net, Website: www.miramarumc.org










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