April 22 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 22, 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 163                                                     Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

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


Scripture                                       Acts 3: 12-19


Children’s Time


Dance                                                                                               Anaya Edmead


*Hymn 529                                                                      How Firm a Foundation


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 297                                                         Beneath the Cross of Jesus

(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                                        Praise Medley                                            Choir                                          


Sermon                             “How Odd of God”                                   Pastor David Range                    


Hymn of Commitment 308                                                   Thine Be the Glory


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Florida UMC Children’s home

Attendance for last Sunday was 121


Events this week:

Today: Bible Study with Pastor Garnes 10:00 a.m., Confirmation class 4-5:30 p.m., New Members Session 7:00 p.m.

Monday: Admin Council 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday: Creative Worship Team 6:30 p.m., Choir 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Please read Genesis chapters 37, 39-41, 42, 43-44, 45:1-46:7

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

Friday: Youth Fellowship 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Joint 10:00 a.m. service


Dates to remember for the future:

Monday April 30 local BOLD Justice Team meeting 5:00 p.m. and New Realities meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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 $   2466.30

Building Fund/Trustees $       20.00

Roof Repair $       37.00

Mission $       62.00


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. 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.


Please remember the Youth Concert will now take place June 3 at 6:00 p.m.

"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!


The City of Miramar, in partnership with WorkForce One of Broward, will host their 2012 Career Fair on Wednesday, May 9 from 10 AM-2PM at the Miramar Cultural Arts Center located at 2400 Civic Center Place (on Red Road, north of Miramar Parkway). Several major companies have already confirmed their attendance and are prepared to hire immediately! For more information, please call 954-602-3816.


On May 20th the church will be honoring graduates of high school or any learning institution above that level. Please give your name or your family member’s name to Donna as soon as possible so we can begin making preparations to honor your achievement.


Joys and Concerns: Flori praising God that Jonathan is not going to Afghanistan, for Flori's back pain to subside, praise for Maureen's first grandchild Peyton, praise for Mazie's biopsy being good, for Andre and other students as they finish finals and seek summer work/internships, for Nehemiah Action and progress on better reading programs both across in then county and in our tutoring program, for tornado victims, for a good decision on Jeannie's mortgage modification, for Alicia and all the rest of Don Lopez' family upon his passing, Melba for her operation, Pam thanks for protection during her travels and for her mother Doris, for FCAT and SAT test takers, for Bettyanne's co-workers Kate and Riva and for her own healing--and a reminder that Relays for Life do change lives for the better for those suffering from cancer, for Roland's brother suffering a stroke that he will get off salt, for Christina who lost her daughter suddenly, for Marcia Gayle upon Fritzy's passing, for visiting shut-in's -- to have the right words, for Scott's tests to come back clear, for Rev. Claude Cadogan to recover, for Alvin.


Barbara & Ned Stull, 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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