December 11 2011


        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 the Third Sunday in Advent

December 11, 2011 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Pastor: David Range

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


Lighting of the Third Advent Candle


*Praise & Worship




*Hymn 213                                                                             Lift Up Your Heads


Welcome and Recognition of Visitors

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


Scripture                                    Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11     


Children’s Time




* Hymn 211 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel


Welcoming New Members


Reception of Tithes and Offerings and Salty Service cards


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

(Sunday School begins for those aged 2 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 218                                               It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

(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                       “No Wonder the Angels Sang”                                Choir


Sermon                Jingle Bells at a Funeral                    Pastor David Range         


   *Hymn of Commitment 250                                Once in Royal David’s City

(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 Women in Distress

Attendance for last Sunday was 179


Events this week:

Today: Sunday School with Pastor Garnes at 10:00 a.m,

Home Grown Christmas Concert 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Trustees 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Finance Committee 6:00 p.m., Choir 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: United Methodist Women Christmas Party 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Sushi8, 12375 Pembroke Rd., P. Pines.

Thursday: No Choir

Friday: No Youth Fellowship

Friday: Preschool Christmas Program 7:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: 18 Joint 10:00 a.m. Service for the Christmas Cantata, Sunday School with Pastor Garnes at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Kid’s Birthday Club (kids 12 & under, please fill out the yellow insert)


Dates to remember for the future:

Saturday Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 25 Christmas Day services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Saturday Dec. 31 Watchnight Service 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday Jan 4 Bible Study “The Next Christians”

Saturday Jan. 21 District Training Day 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Hollywood Hills UMC, 400 N. 35th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021. Training in various areas of church leadership. Lunch is $5. Please see notice boards for details about registration.


Finance report for last Sunday

Envelopes and Loose Collection $   3702.00

Building Fund/Trustees $     115.00

Roof Repair $     232.00

Mission $       50.50


Bulletins today are given by Fay Harley “to the glory of God for Teoyna’s & George Walker’s birthdays”. And by Louise McLune & Denzil McInnis in honor of our son Michael’s 9th 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. 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.


If you think God might be calling you to ministry in the United Methodist Church, this Website is for you:


Community Redevelopment Home Buying Assistance and Home Rehabilitation Services is available to first time home buyers in Miramar. Please call 1-877-272-3521 for more information.


Struggling with your mortgage? A local NACA, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America office is only 7 miles away at 662 NE 125th St., Miami, 33161, tel. 305-341-0791. Go to  or call Marvia Aitken for more information.


Prayer Concerns: Regina and family at the loss of her husband, Ina and her family, bereaved: Monica, Lewis, Markham and Verban families--all who have lost loved ones, those in hospital, that Craig's list killing may stop, praise for Alicia's mother's surgery, Raverly's sister Veronica, Jada in great stress, Peter, Edie, Felix as he enters his teen years and his mother, for Janet's sister Audrey now taking in children for day care, Jashua's operation, Kayla's grandmother with Alzheimer's and joint pain, Marcia traveling with her charge to New York, and to find another job, Olivia and others as they travel after the Thanksgiving holidays, Noel Montieff, for the families of the 15 who died in St. Lucia accident, for St. Lucia's elections, praise for Veronique and her family about to become home owners for wisdom especially about closing costs, joy for Titi and Ashanti visiting, for Shane, for Melba traveling to Cuba for the blessing of helping the church


Natalie Wright, Alvin and Phyllis Hewitt, Rev. Denzil Southwood-Smith,  Royland & Greta Jarrett, Loretta Parris, Ruby Miller, Pat Mark, Don 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 We will keep the name on for two weeks, unless you notify us otherwise.


US Armed Forces: Adam Ramsay, Navy; SGT Jonathan Orejuela, Marines.  


Pastor: David Range, Miramar UMC, 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33020

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315  






















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