August 25 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 August 25, 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 557                                                         God of Grace and God of Glory




*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.


Scripture                                  Acts 13: 13-52 Selections                                    


Children’s Time/Builder’s Time


*Hymn & Responsive Reading                                      What Gift Can We Bring

Copyright © 2005 Dean Reed. Published by The General Board of Discipleship of the UMC


Reception of Tithes and Offerings                        

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

(The Nursery is OPEN & STAFFED 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 in this church


Prayer Hymn 454                                     Anniversary Hymn by Jack Gallagher

(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


Sermon    “Our Heritage, our Hope: What are we about”     Pastor David Range


 *Hymn of Commitment 733 Marching to Zion (8:30 service), 554 All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord (11:00 service)                                   


Benediction and Postlude (please join hands)


Today’s Mission offering is for Apportionments

Next Sunday’s is for Good Samaritan Fund, Attendance for last Sunday was 122

Events This Week :

Today: Prayer Meeting: 6:00 p.m. New Members Session 7:00 p.m.

Monday: Family Ministries Working Group 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Bold Justice Ministry Team Assembly Training for the Listening process at Little Flower RC Church 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: Choir practice resumes 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) begins 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast between services, Commissioning of Bold Justice Team Leaders at both services, Sunday School at 11:00 a.m. begins


Dates for the future:

Sunday Sept. 1 Sunday School resumes during 11:00 a.m. service

Tuesday Sept. 3 Pre School Board 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday Sept. 4 Roland Abel’s Bold Justice House meeting in Church 7:30

Saturday Sept. 7 Yard Sale 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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 Gwen Pickering’s Bold Justice House meeting in the fellowship 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


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $  2596.00

Building Fund/Trustees $      40.00

Roof Repair $      57.50

Mission $    102.00


Bulletins are given today by Sebert Walters in honor of his birthday, by Donna Simms in celebration of the 16th birthday of grandson Alexander, and the 16th birthday of Noah Brown. Bulletins also given by Marcia Gayle honoring granddaughter Maya’s life and her 6th 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. 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.


The Spiritual Enrichment Retreat of the United Methodist Women takes place September 13-15 2013 at the Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park, FL. Registration deadline is August 24 and the cost is $140 per adult per room, double occupancy. Please call the church office for more information if you would like to attend.


News From BOLD Justice: We are starting a new season of doing justice. One of our team leaders listed below will be calling you to attend a house meeting. BOLD Justice is continuing to support placing the Direct Instruction reading program into our elementary schools and also 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, Jeannie Grossman, and Gwen Pickering. Be willing to help BOLD Justice continue to do social justice by answering the call.


Prayer Concerns: Florie’s brother Hernando, family of student killed in Miami Gardens, Karen in Chile, Melba, Nora, for our troops, Lucy Ayayee in hospital, Grace’s grandmother in hospital--her Dad’s birthday next week, kids and teachers returning to school, Cheryl’s friend Joan to heal from cancer and for all to get scans, Iseem with cancer, A.J. pinched nerve, Julio back at work, football players to do their best, Crystal who lost mother, Jessica celebrating promotion and beginning training, Beverly’s family especially Marvin for healing, Sharon, for Nelson to rest in peace, Ina’s family and Keisha, Althea joyful for life and another year of it and her brother hospitalized, Barbara with lung infection, Nathaniel going back to school, thanks for all those who take care of Maya and for all church support, thanks for all Allison does to plan good outings, for youth going to college, for Annie’s son Syd, for Johnnie’s cousin Vera to walk again, for Jack who sends his love, thanks for the lessons of nature especially the caterpillar/butterfly story, Shirley thankful to be a blessing to stroke victim friend Timpo and her daughter Jasmine & family, for Gertrude’s perception of our church as a happy place and for next Sunday’s anniversary to be a blessing and for continued growth, for the way George Watkins welcomes people as far back as 1998..., home churches in Jamaica and other places, for children to be protected as they come up against so much evil and for our youth to be good models of Christianity, for Cynthia Southwood-Smith, Phyllis Saunders in hospital, Mr. Falcon, Mr. Dieguez, George & Louise, for Andre & Randy to get a job, for co-workers, for help for Rohan especially as he starts his new job, for a job in order to contribute a tithe.


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.


David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Dr. Miramar, FL 33023,

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



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