August 23 2009

 Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship

August 23, 2009  8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

 “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 & Worship                                             Pg 11, Praise & Worship Songbook




*Hymn 57                                                    O For a Thousand Tongues To Sing


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition, Registration of Attendance, Announcements,     *Sharing the Spirit

(Please be seated when the music starts.)


Scripture                                        1 Samuel 9:1-21 


Children’s Time


* Hymn                                                                Jesus Loves Even Me (see insert)


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


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


Sharing Joys and Concerns


Prayer Hymn 130                        Be Not Dismayed (God will Take Care of You)

(you are invited to come forward for prayer, dedication or rededication)


*Hymn 73                                                                             O Worship The King


Sermon               “Too Late To Turn Back Now”                    Norman Hemmings                                  


*Hymn of Commitment             I am Pressing On The Upward Way (see insert)

(You are invited to come forward to pray.)


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

 Next Sunday’s is for FLUM Children’s Home

Attendance last Sunday was 114

Events this week:

Tonight: Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: BOLD Justice South County Listening Process Training

Friday: Fish Fry by The Singles Ministry at 5:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Joint service at 10:00 a.m. Pastor David returns from vacation.


Dates to remember for the future:

September 10 Next Choir rehearsal

September 23 to October 14 UMW Cookie Dough Sale

October 9, 10, 11, Revival with Pastor Ken Johnson

Saturday Nov. 14, Harvest Banquet, 6:00 p.m. Miramar Multi-service Complex

Saturday, Dec. 5, Community Health Fair, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. , Coordinator: Valerie Christie, Committee members: Maureen Chung, Melba Smith, Ruth Earle, Eleanor Champagne, Marvia Aiken, Jennifer Turnbull, Rosemary Brookes, Althea Browne, Barbara Phillips, Sheila Riley, Greta Jarrett.


Finance report for Last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection                                             $  981.00

Building Fund/Trustees                $    50.00

Roof Repair                               $ 149.50

Mission                                                                                                       $ 157.50


Bulletins today are given by  Donna Simms to honor her grandson Alexander’s 12th birthday and on behalf of Marilyn McIntosh on her grandson Noah Brown’s 12th 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.


Wesley Groups/small study groups. Please note some changes for the summer:   Stan Barnett’s (786 768-8906) group meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Kathy Kelly’s (954 483 5609) group now known as the Kumbayah group, regularly meets every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., but will break for the summer and resume Wednesday September 9 at a venue to be announced; Marvia Aitken’s (954 684 4381) group meets first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (next meeting September 3).


Salty Service cards are in your pew pockets. If you have done at least one hour of service this week please take one out and place it in the offering bag. This can be within or without the church, any time you help someone else.


The next Fish Fry by The Singles Ministry will be held Friday August 28 at 5:00 p.m. We are looking forward to your support. Anyone who would like to help, please call members of the Singles Ministry to offer your services. Proceeds go to the church fund.


Pastor David is away on vacation. Lay Leader Joyce Hemmans can be reached at 954-701-8824 for any pastoral needs.


We need at least 15 people in the church and/or community to sign up for Mammograms to be done on December 5, 2009 at MUMC Health Fair. Memorial Hospital Mobile Mammography unit will be at the site from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please spread the word. Please contact Marvia Aitken (954 684 4381), Maureen Chung (305 624 3211) or Val Christie(954-394-0694) for additional information.


If you can donate new or slightly used children's toys for a Rummage Sale at the Health Fair on December 5, 2009, please call Marvia Aitken, Valarie Christie, or Maureen Chung. (Telephone #’s above).


If you have a used but still serviceable computer tower, keyboard or mouse that the Preschool can use, please call the church office or talk to the pastor.


Free VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) for all 4-year olds is available. Please see or call the Preschool director at 954-981-9269 for information and directions on where to register. Hurry! Space is limited.


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         


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; LCPL Jonathan Orejuela, Marines; Glendia Williams, Army; Jessima Richards, Air Force (Korea)


Pastor David Range

Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4305,





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